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Mary Joyce (Joy) Rochford

January 31, 2022

Suddenly on Monday, January 31, 2022, surrounded by her loving son and daughter, aged 90.
Dearly loved wife of the late Malcolm, loved mother and mother-in-law of David, Anne and Terry Manera, and the late Graeme.
Cherished nana of Robert, Tamara, Michael and Saria, Nicole and Jesse, Braden and Grace, Brooke and Tayne, and Todd and Brydie.  Loved great nana of Ollie, Peyton, Carter, and Beauden, and a loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, and friend.  R.I.P.
Messages to 130 Sewell Street, Hokitika 7810, or can be left on Joy’s tribute page at www.thompsonfd.co.nz.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held in the Thompson Riverside Chapel, 88 Gibson Quay, on Wednesday, commencing at 7 pm. 
A Vaccine Pass will be required to attend the Rosary. 
A private family Requiem Mass will be held to celebrate Joy’s life, followed by burial with Malcolm in the Hokitika Cemetery.   

60 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Our deepest condolences to David Anne and family members
    John Rea and Michelle

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    • Roni wright

      David, Anne and all Joys grandies. Im so sorry for your loss. Joy always had a smile and loved a good laugh. A lovely lady, she will be missed. Sending love x x x

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      • Jacinda Batchelor

        Our deepest condolences to you all with the sad passing of Aunty Joy. Sending love to you all. From the Batchelor Whanau xx

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    • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

      Deepest condolences to Dave Anne and Families ❤️Love and thoughts with you all at this very sad time. Another Angel going to heaven

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      • Adele. Stuart

        Sorry to hear of yr mum’s passing Rochie and Ann and the Family R.I .P Joy

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  2. Rhonda and family

    So sorry to hear about the passing of joy will be dearly missed rip

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  3. Kev Foster

    Sorry for Joy RIP been wonderful mother for David and Ann for your family and also my best friend Greame and his family from Kev Foster

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  4. Chris and Wendy Roberts

    To David,Anne,Terry And Family we are so terribly sorry to hear of the sad lose of your dear Mum,Joy was such a lovely special lady. We shall miss her. RIP Joy x

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    • Jill Foster

      Sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. Always enjoyed time we spent creating photo pages and other crafts in earlier years. She always had a smile and a happy word to say. RIP Joy.

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  5. Dianne and Martin OBrien

    So very sorry to read of Joy’s passing.Our condolences to all her family. Another loved one leaves a gap.

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  6. Raeone Wallace

    so sorry to hear of your loss of your Nana Brooke and Grace and families love from us all from the Hokitika Club Basketball team xxoo

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    • Kelvin & Shirley Grant

      So sad to hear, our deepest sympathy to David, Anne and families. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Lots of love Kelvin & Shirley Grant ❤ ♥

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      • Wendy & Evan Calteaux

        To Anne, David and families . So very sorry to hear of your mums passing . Joy was such a lovely soul , always up for a good laugh . Had great advice on gardening and loved her family dearly. She was proud of you all xx She will be very sadly missed .RIP Joy xxxx

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  7. Doreen and Geoff Marshall

    To Ann,Terry and the Rochford family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mum. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

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  8. Emma Thomas

    Thinking of you all during this tough time , big hugs Dave x

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  9. Alison Cowlin

    Thinking of you all at this sad time
    RIP Joy
    i will miss our wee talks
    Love Ally 💕
    Big hugs and kisses to you all xx

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    • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

      We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Joy.
      Sincere condolences to David, Anne and family in your sad loss.
      Such a lovely lady.
      RIP Joy.🌷🌷🌷

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  10. robyn and michael atkinson

    Dave, Anne and families – our heartfelt sympathy to you all with the loss of your lovely Mum, Nana, and great nana. So very hard to lose a parent, even when we know it is inevitable. So pleased you could be with her, and am sure she took great comfort in having you both close.
    Graeme will be welcoming her, with wide open arms. love to you all.

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  11. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Deepest Sympathy to the Rochford Family on the sudden passing your Mother and Grandmother RIP Joy.

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    • Trish Hutana

      Sincere Condolences to Anne and family
      Joy was a great lady and a pleasure to have known
      RIP Joy xx

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  12. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Really sorry to hear of Joys passing. My sincere condolences to Ann David and families. RIP Joy xx

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  13. Leanne Diedrichs

    So sorry to hear of your loss Anne and family , my thoughts are with you all at this sad time , sending much ❤️

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    • Carole Hebbend

      R.I.P Joy.
      My thoughts are with the Manera and Rochford family’s.
      Joy was a wonderful woman who always had a chat at the supermarket.
      She will be dearly missed 💔

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  14. Doug and Vonnie Cherry

    Condolences to Dave, Anne and families at this sad time.

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  15. Doreen Thomson

    Please accept my deepest condolences Joye was a a devoted mother and a great friend to many always a lady You will miss her much love to you all

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  16. Lynda Boden

    Deepest sympathy Dave Anne family

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  17. Adrienne Dimmick & Tony Arnold

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of a special Mum, Nan n dear friend to so many. Our thoughts are with you all

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    • .Elsa and Mac MacRae

      To David Anne and Terry and families. Our deepest sympathy to you all in your sad loss. Elsa and Mac MacRae.

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  18. Wayne and Eileen Jones

    Thinking of you all at this time. RIP Joy A great lady of the community she will be missed

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  19. Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

    Deepest sympathy to Dave Anne and families in the sad loss of your lovely mum. We have some great memories of fun with Malc and Joy and tanker drivers way back when. 😀 such a beautiful lady RIP Joy.

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  20. Kirsty & Patrick meates

    So sorry to hear this sad news Dave and Anne, joy was such a lovely lady and will be missed

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  21. Kay & Alvin Godfrey

    Our sympathy to Dave, Anne & Terry and families with your sad loss of Joy.

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  22. Kelvin Leach

    Sincere condolences to David, Anne and extended family.
    Sorry to hear of your loss of such a great lady, rip Joy

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  23. Andrea and Terry Foster

    A beautiful lady. Big hugs to you all. 🤗

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  24. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time, Sincere sympathy from Russell , Kay and Family

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  25. Sally Richardson

    So sad to hear of Joy’s passing – what a lovely soul she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Anne, David and family

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  26. Lois & Kevin Stevenson

    Our deepest sympathy to Dave, Anne & families. So sorry to hear this sad news. Joy was a lovely lady, always had a smile & ready for a chat. RIP Joy.

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  27. Vicky Bennett

    So very sorry to hear the sad news. My love and condolences go out to you Annie,David and extended families. Joy was such a lovely fun loving person and always loved a chat, she will be missed.
    Vicky Bennett. X

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  28. Lisa Greig

    Anne & Family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother Joy. Our condolences to you all. 💕 Such a beautiful lady. will certainly be missed. RiP Joy

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  29. Tracey Kearns

    So sorry thinking of you all x

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  30. Leanne, Pete, Natalie & Tom McDonnell

    Sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing Anne & Terry and big hugs to Brooke, Todd & Braden. Lots of special memories of a special lady in your family. Thinking of you all xx

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  31. Lyn Robinson

    Anne,Terry and family, thinking of you at this very sad time time.Lots of hugs from Lyn and Erl Robinson….Kumara Junction

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  32. Les Smith

    My condolences to Dave, Anne and Terry and family. R.I.P. Mrs Rochford.

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  33. Lorraine Minhinnick

    So sorry Anne and David to hear the sad news of your mums passing. Deepest sympathy to you both and your extended family. Will miss our little chats Joy . R.I.P. Lorraine and Hillman Minhinnick &family

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  34. Margaret Atkinson

    To Dave, Anne and families, our deepest sympathy on the sad loss of your loved Joy. John & Margaret Atkinson

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  35. Helen and Reg

    To David, Anne and families sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts are with you at this sad time

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  36. Kay and Jack Davidson

    So sorry for your loss. Joy was always a delight to talk with.

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  37. Carol Gray

    So sorry to read of the passing of our long time friend Joy. We send our love to Anne and David and the extended family.
    RIP lovely lady.
    Carol and Peter

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  38. Bev Manera

    Our sympathy to David, Anne and Joy’s families. Another Ross identity has passed, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. regards Bev and Dom

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  39. Andrea Beecroft

    I am so sorry to read of Joy’s passing. It takes me back to the good old days at Jacobs River were I first met Joy and being an Ozie myself we got on so well. Sending love to all her family. Andrea Beecroft/Provis

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  40. Gloria and Gary McGill

    Please accept our deepest sympathy thinking of you all at this sad time.

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  41. Joan Roesch

    So sad to hear of Joy’s passing, such a lovely human being, I shall miss her very much and the phone calls we shared of late. Sincere condolences to all the family. Joan R

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  42. Colin Wilson

    Condolences to Dave and family. Keep the memories and good times close.

    Colin and Mary Wilson

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  43. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Joy was a lovely lady, happy and friendly.

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  44. Kerrie Hunter

    Dave so sorry for your loss Colin and I have been thing of you take care my friend

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  45. Jill Molloy - Fitzgerald

    Deepest sympathy to all, thinking of you all at this time RIP

    Jill and Gerhard Fitzgerald

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  46. Sandra Pfahlert

    Joy will be so missed, she always had a twinkle in her eye and wise words to offer, the Holy Spirit knew her well I think, may she Rest In Peace

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  47. Pauline Adams

    David, Anne & Terry and family thinking of you all at this time. Joy was a lovely lady, who always had a smile and a kind word. Take care and cherish the memories. May your Rest In Peace Joy.

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  48. Pamela and Justin Wells

    To David, Annie, Terry and Families, We would like to send our sincerest sympathy to you all in the sad loss of a loving Mum. Thinking of you at this time, R.I.P. Joy.

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  49. Sister Tui Cadigan RSM

    Sincere sympathy to David, Anne and family. May Joy Rest In Peace with the God she loved.

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