Tributes Online - Merrie Leipst

Merrie Lavinia Leipst

18/11/1924 - 19/05/2020

LEIPST, Merrie Lavinia. (nee Giddens) Of Taradale.
On 19th May 2020 peacefully at Atawhai. Aged 95 years.
Dearly loved wife of the late Tom. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Shirley and Graeme Gowan, John (deceased) and Cherie, Alan and Jenny, Barry and Barbara, Paul (deceased), Shona and Kevin Otter, Karen and Alan Dibley, Joanne and Colin Campbell. Loved Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family wish to thank all at Atawhai for their wonderful care, love and support for Merrie over many years.
A private family service for Merrie (in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions) will be held on Friday 22nd May 2020 at 11.00am.
This will be livestreamed via
Merrie will be buried with her beloved Tom at the Taradale Services Lawn Cemetery.
Messages to the Leipst family C/- P.O. Box 1055, Napier 4140. Tributes can be left in Merrie’s tribute book here at tributes.

LEIPST, Merrie
Loved mum of Jo and Colin.
Loved Nanny of Ash and Nick, Chris and Samantha, Kelsie and Jared, and Codie. ‘Old Nana Leipst’ of Mae and Kayla.

LEIPST, Merrie Lavinia. (nee Giddens)
Loved daughter of the late Grace and Bill Giddens (Waipukurau), loved sister and sister-in-law of Janet and Howard (both deceased), Marge (deceased), Les and Win (both deceased),Minnie and Harold (both deceased) Pat and Bess (both deceased), Ron and Okie (both deceased), Muriel and the late Brian, Arnold (deceased) and Rae, Lila and Wally (both deceased), Betty and Alan (both deceased), Margaret and Garth (both deceased), Bill (deceased) and Kath, Bertha and Jim (both deceased), Pearl and the late Bill. A loved auntie and friend to many.

Service livestreamed via:


Service Information
Date: 22/05/2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.