Person Index

Berry, Richard Sam

Richard Sam BERRY
b: 1946
d: 6 NOV 1988
Biography
Christ Church''s Web Site
AP13a BERRY F.
AP13 BERRY Francis (Frank)
AP13 BERRY Mona Marie

AP12 BERRY Grant Richard
AP12 BERRY Ian Garth

AP11 BERRY Richard Sam

Birth Folio
Date: 1946, Folio No: 9204, Richard Sam Berry

Marriage Folio
Date: 1971, Folio No: 19361, Richard Sam Berry and Lorraine Lois Churchill

Evening Post 7 November 1988
BERRY, Richard Sam; aged 41 years.
Berry (sic), Ian Garth; aged 13 years
BERRY, Grant Richard; aged 11 years.- Tragically on November 6, 1988. Dearly loved husband and friend of Lorraine and cherished sons of Mum. Messages to 201 Townsend Road, Seatoun or 23 Taine Street, Taita. Funeral details later. J R Croft Ltd, FDANZ.
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BERRY, Richard Sam; aged 41 years.
BERRY, Ian Garth; aged 13 years
BERRY, Grant Richard; aged 11 years.- Tragically on November 6, 1988. Dearly beloved son and grandsons of Frank and Mona Berry and loved brother and brother-in-law and nephews of Alan and Anne. Messages to 23 Taine Street, Taita.
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BERRY, Richard Sam; aged 41 years.
BERRY, Ian Garth; aged 13 years
BERRY, Grant Richard; aged 11 years.- Tragically on November 6, 1988. Loved son-in-law and grandsons of Ray and Doreen Churchill and loved brother-in-law and nephews of Bruce. Messages to 201 Townsend Road, Seatoun.

Evening Post 7 November 1988 page 1
Schools shocked by pupils'' death in tramping mishap
The deaths of two Stokes Valley schoolboys and their father in a tramping tragedy in the Tararua ranges at the weekend has shocked their respected schools.
The bodies of Ian Garth Berry, 14, Grant Richard Berry, 11, and their father Richard Sam Berry, 41, were found by a tramper in the Atiwhakatu Stream near Mt Holdsworth late yesterday.
Peter Gunn, principal of Stokes Valley School at which Grant was a standard four pupil, said the school was very upset at the news.
Mr Gunn said Grant was very quiet, serious boy. He was well liked by everyone and was intensely interested in the outdoors.
"I guess it would be a situation that we find very hard because they were a family who had a keen interest in tramping and outdoor pursuits. Their father was known for his tramping and outdoor skill."
Mr Gunn said the older students were "heavily affected" by Grant''s death as it was one of a series of deaths of children recently associated with the school.
"The standard four pupils are specially upset because they have only just returned from an outdoor education course."
"Horrendous" is how Taita College principal Bob Wilson described third former Ian Berry''s death.
Mr Wilson said losing a student, specially a third former, was "quite devasting."
"You know, a young life, he had just started his school career and now it''s gone.
"The great thing about him was he was reliable and dependable. You could give him a task to do and know he would finish it."
Mr Wilson said Ian''s class was shaken.

Evening Post 8 November 1988
Tramper and sons buried on Thursday
The funeral of a tramper and his two sons who died during a tramping expedition in the Tararua Ranges at the weekend will be held on Thursday.
The servive for Richard Sam Berry, 41, Ian Garth Berry, 14, and Grant Richard Berry, 11, is to be held at St Matthew''s Church in Taita at 2pm.
Mr Berry''s parents, Mona and Frank Berry, of Taita, said today they were shattered by the deaths of their son and only grandchildren. They have another son, Alan.
Mrs Berry said Richard, Ian and Grant were very keen on the outdoors.
The family had just brought a yacht so the two boys could become involved with boating during the school holidays.
Richard, more widely known as Sam; was a foreman at a bottling plant in Trentham.
Mrs Berry said he was well known in rugby circles and for his involvement in junior rugby.


Christ Church Cemetery Headstone Reads
In Loving Memory of
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Left Side
Blank
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Right Side
RICHARD SAM
BERRY
DEARLY LOVED HUSBAND OF
LORRAINE
DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1988
AGED 41 YEARS
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Bottom of Headstone
Too dearly loved to be forgotten
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Next Plot
In Loving Memory of
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Left side
IAN GARTH
BERRY
DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1988
AGED 13 YEARS
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Right side
GRANT RICHARD
BERRY
DIED 6th NOVEMBER 1988
AGED 11 YEARS
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Bottom of Headstone
CHERISHED SONS OF
LORRAINE AND THE LATE RICHARD
Too dearly loved to be forgotten
Facts
  • 1946 - Birth -
  • 6 NOV 1988 - Death -
Ancestors
   
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Francis (Frank) Berry
1912 - 22 JAN 1992
  
  
  
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Richard Sam BERRY
1946 - 6 NOV 1988
  
 
  
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Mona Marie Fisher
1914 - 2 JAN 2004
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Francis (Frank) Berry
Birth1912
Death22 JAN 1992
Marriage1938to Mona Marie Fisher
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Mona Marie Fisher
Birth1914
Death2 JAN 2004
Marriage1938to Francis (Frank) Berry
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRichard Sam BERRY
Birth1946
Death6 NOV 1988
Marriage1971to Lorraine Lois Churchill
MIan Berry
Birth
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Richard Sam BERRY
Birth1946
Death6 NOV 1988
Marriage1971to Lorraine Lois Churchill
FatherFrancis (Frank) Berry
MotherMona Marie Fisher
PARENT (F) Lorraine Lois Churchill
Birth
Death
Marriage1971to Richard Sam BERRY
FatherRaymond Henry Churchill
MotherLois Doreen Inkersell
CHILDREN
MIan Garth BERRY
Birth1975
Death6 NOV 1988
MGrant Richard BERRY
Birth1977
Death6 NOV 1988
Descendancy Chart
Richard Sam BERRY b: 1946 d: 6 NOV 1988
Ian Garth BERRY b: 1975 d: 6 NOV 1988
Grant Richard BERRY b: 1977 d: 6 NOV 1988
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