Nita Ethel Florence

12 Jul 1933 - 04 Jun 2021

Nita Ethel Florence

12 Jul 1933 - 04 Jun 2021


Peacefully at Maida Vale Retirement Home, Bell Block, New Plymouth on Friday 4 June 2021, aged 87.  Dearly loved wife of the late Albert Desmond.

Loved Mum of Wendy and Kevan Austin, Karen and Peter Oldfield, Peter and Sonja, Janine Bower and Tony Rae, and Mark and Tracy.

Cherished Nana Nita to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Messages to the Florence family may be left here on Nita’s tribute page at Nita was a proud supporter of Hospice Taranaki.  There will be an opportunity to make a donation in her memory at the service.

A service to celebrate Nita’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Wednesday 9 June 2021 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.


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To the Hinton and wider family please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of our cousin Nita. We all had a great time in the earlier days out on their farm as kids with Des and Nita. Those memories stay forever as will Nita. Love Dennis and Evelyn.

Dennis and Evelyn Mills ( 12 Jun 2021 )

Very sad to hear of Nita's death. Des and Nita were lovely neighbours during my time on Akama Road. Love to all family and friends of Nita xx

Maria Upton ( 07 Jun 2021 )

So sorry to hear of the passing of Nita. Such a lovely lady and many fond memories of holidays on the family farm in my teens. sorry unable to attend the funeral.

Maureen & John McMillin
nee Hinton

Maureen McMillin ( 07 Jun 2021 )

Our sincere condolences. Sorry we cannot attend the service.Love to all the family. Bernard and Noeline Hinton (Hastings)

Bernard Hinton ( 07 Jun 2021 )

Sincere condolences. We have many fond memories of Nita. Her hospitality(the best pinwheel scones) and care for our children whilst we leased the farm was outstanding. A gracious hardworking lady who loved her family dearly. End of an era, the famiy totara has fallen. RIP beautiful soul.

Hayden&Jacquie Megaw ( 07 Jun 2021 )

Lovely to have meet Nita through maidavale such a beautiful lady!
sorry to hear of her passing. now at rest

Jasmine Laurence ( 06 Jun 2021 )

We are so sadden to hear of you loss of your Mum Nita. Please except our Condolences from the Muriel Farquhar & Family, Makuri Road Huiroa.

Mavis Pearce (Farquhar) ( 06 Jun 2021 )

Thinking of you all at this sad time with the passing of my cousin xx
Lorraine Chard (Simons)

Lorraine Chard (Simons) ( 06 Jun 2021 )

A special friend and neighbour from Akama road Huiroa. May the sorrow in your hearts soon heal and the wonderful happy memories fill the space left. From Anne Stanford and family.

Anne Stanford ( 05 Jun 2021 )

To all Nuta's family and also to the Hinton family we send our condolances . Nita was a wonderful warm person who looked after her friends and family with a wonderful heart.

Barbara and Brian Lee ( 05 Jun 2021 )

So sorry to hear of my cousin Nita's passing.

Rod Allen ( 05 Jun 2021 )