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Jocelyn Lesley (nee Vile):
On Saturday 1st January 2022 peacefully at Arohanui Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Aged 91. Dearly loved wife of the late Wyvern. Dearly loved mother of Ross, Robyn (Cairns), Delwyn and Mark Learmonth. Dearly loved Nana of Richard, Michael, and Kelly; Kirra; and Brendon. Great-Nana of Lilian, Theo, and Indie. In lieu of flowers, donations to Arohanui Hospice. Messages for the Campbell family, PO Box 4393, Palmerston North 4442. Friends are invited to attend a service for Jocelyn at the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North, on Friday 7th January 2022, at 1pm. Vaccine pass is required to attend. There is a livestream available, go to Jocelyn's tribute page at for the link.

Published by Manawatu Standard from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2022.
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My sincere condolences to you all at this sad time. I have wonderful memories of a very warm and welcoming Aunty Jo. She always went the extra mile to make everyone feel at home. I remember the honey on hot toast at breakfast and the wonderful hugs. One particular memory was when I was 15 and had just got my licence and was wanting to go on holiday borrowing my parents car and what better place than Whangamata. I asked if it would be OK to visit at their caravan to receive a telegram back welcoming me with the added line - teatowels supplied. Aunty Jo lived to a great age at 91. I remember her coming to Mums funeral and while giving me one of those cuddles that only Aunty Jo could give saying that she could be my substitute Mum. I know that Mum and Dad had a trip of a lifetime when they travelled together to America with Aunty Jo and Uncle Wyvern on what would be Mum and Dads big overseas trip. They couldn´t have had better friends to share those memories with. Even though we hadn't seen Aunty Jo for a while I cherish very fond memories of her. I will try to attend the service online but know that my thoughts are with you all. All my love Diane, Paul and family
Diane Bradshaw (daughter of Bruce and Zelda Herd)
January 6, 2022
Jo it was a honor and privilege to meet you and to be your support worker rest easy my friend
January 6, 2022
So very sorry to hear Aunty Jo has passed away. Much love and thoughts to you Ross, Robyn, Delwyn and families. Often remember our visits as kids - the toast and honey (Robyn!) and playing out back on the "cotton reels"... great childhood memories created by the friendship of our Mums and Dads. Hugs and kisses
Margaret Hutt (née Herd)
January 6, 2022
May you rest in peace jocelyn from may
May vile
January 5, 2022
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