Death Notice
  • "Delys was one of those amazing people who achieve a lot..."
  • "Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the..."
    - Deborah Taylor (nee) Carter
  • "Harsa- Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time...."
    - Murray Duke

WILLANS, Delys Marie:
(54) A plucky bird knocked peacefully but prematurely off her perch by breast cancer. Quirky, much loved and spoiled partner of Harsa and fully-fledged member of the Pancha clan. Loved daughter of Harry and Dorothy Willans (both deceased) of Taranaki. Much younger sister and sister-in-law of Neil and Sandra Willans (New Plymouth) and Sally and Roger Menzies (Taupo). Wacky aunt to Mark, Erin, Julie, Kelly and Scott and her eight great nieces and nephews, all of whom she has enjoyed time with recently. "Camp Mother" to best friend Katrina Fowler's "Camp Leader". Delys has directed us to hold a celebration of her life with family, friends and colleagues. She would prefer all to wear cheerful colours (unless black for slimming); no need for suits and ties. In lieu of flowers Delys would love a donation to the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute so they can continue their valuable cancer research. A very big vote of thanks to all the folk who supported Delys through this - her many friends, colleagues and the wonderful medical staff encountered along her journey. Our celebration will be at the Bharat Bhavan Cultural Centre, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, on Tuesday, 6th March, at 11.00am. This will be followed by a private cremation.

Published in Taranaki Daily News on Mar. 3, 2018