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Obituaries

Obituaries

McCleery

Shane Edward

Born:

Monday, 10 June 1974

Friday, 13 May 2022

Passed:

Passed away peacefully on Saturday 14th of May 2022, with Jo by his side, after a courageous fight.
Very much loved soulmate of Jo.

Treasured Dad and father-in-law of Jesse and Mel, Dean and Melissa, Dylan and Jamie.

Adored Grandfather of Keenan, Ella, Lucah, Roman, Aubrey, and Alex.

Much loved son and son-in-law of Lindsay and Paulette, Francis and Ken, Kevin and Maureen.

Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Robert and Lisa, Mark and Paula, and *Steven.

Much loved 'brother from another mother' of Jack.

A private cremation will be held.

A memorial service for Shane will be held in the future.

Many thanks to the Oncology staff at Dunedin and Southland Hospitals, District Nurses, Hospice Southland, and the Toi Toi Tokanui Lions Club who have helped Shane through his journey.


Messages to 40 Neva Street, Fortrose 9875
*(denotes deceased)

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Thackwell

Enid Joyce

Born:

Monday, 21 February 1927

Friday, 6 May 2022

Passed:

Passed away peacefully on Saturday 7th May @ Calvary Hospital, Southland.

Beloved wife of the late Ronald Thackwell.

Dearly loved mother of Karen and Darryl. Treasured grandmother of Sean, Adam, and Catherine. Always in our hearts.

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Carnie

Peter Donald

Born:

Wednesday, 17 July 1963

Friday, 29 April 2022

Passed:

Carnie: Peter Donald, 18-07-1963 – 30-04-2022

Surrounded by his loving family, peacefully at Hospice Southland, on Saturday 30th April, Peter lost his courageous fight.

Treasured soulmate and best friend of Elaine.

Dearly loved son of Barbara and the late Wilson

Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Joanne and Noel Wilson, Brian and Maxine Carnie, Warren and Katherine Kingdon, Rex Kingdon and Nola Calvert, Raeleen, and Bob Allison.

A very much-loved uncle of his nieces.

A very cherished nephew, cousin, and awesome friend to many.

A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held on Tuesday 3rd of May, at Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, commencing at 2 pm and followed by a private cremation.

Peter’s service is available to view via a live stream link available on Peter’s tribute page at www.distinctfunerals.co.nz

In lieu of flowers, donations can be left at the service for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation.

Messages to c/o Elaine Carnie, 69 Bond Street, Invercargill 9810

‘Living the Dream’

Please, click on the Live Stream Link below for Peter's Service:

https://livestream.com/accounts72885/petercarnie

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Waite

Maurice Leslie

Born:

Thursday, 3 March 1938

Friday, 29 April 2022

Passed:

Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital on 30th April 2022 aged 84.

Dearly loved husband of Lee.

Father of Terence, Raymond, Sheryl, and their families.

A service for Les will be held at the Southland Crematorium, Invercargill, on Wednesday 4th of May commencing at 3 pm.

Messages to 12 Robertson St, Frankton, Queenstown 9300

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Evans

Albert William ( Bill)

Born:

Sunday, 22 February 1948

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Passed:

EVANS: Albert William (Bill)

Surrounded by his family, Bill passed away after a courageous battle, leaving a huge hole in our hearts on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Cherished and adored husband of the late Coral (née Henderson).

Dearly loved husband of Dawn McDonald. Devoted and cherished Dad of Steph & Geordie Duffy, Jo & Allan Rickard, Diana Evans & Regan Thompson, and the late Michelle Mitchell.

Fun-loving and proud Grandad of Nicole & Callum, Jared & Georgia, Bradley & Debs, Annie & Tom, Bridget & Brad, Chloe, Adam & Katie, and Ben, and his great Grandchildren Poppy, Riley, Georgia, Lilly, & Fred and his great Granddaughter due to arrive. Loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle.

Bill’s family would like to thank the staff and the oncology units at the Southland & Dunedin Hospitals for their compassion and care during his illness.

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the Waiau Town & Country Club, Tuatapere, followed by interment at the Tuatapere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Southland Charity Hospital may be left at the service.

A live stream link for Bill's service is

https://livestream.com/accounts72885/albertevans

Messages to 65 Newbie Street, Heidelberg, Invercargill.

EVANS: Albert William (Bill)
Dearly loved husband of Dawn McDonald.
A respected friend of Dawn's SHAW sons
Dave (Sydney), Rob (Sefton), Pete (Invercargill)
and their partners Lisa, Lisa, and Michelle and
second Grandad Bill to Lochie, Emie & Milla,
and Zoe. A dear friend of Dawn's siblings Ethel Kreft
(Dunedin), Ruth & Peter Findlay (Dunedin) Alan
and Heather (Hamilton), Mary and the late Bob Wilson
(Te Awamutu) and Heather and Alan Cooper (Fairfield).

EVANS: Albert William (Bill)
Loved son of the late Albert Preswich Poole
and Kathleen Norah (nee Ridder) Evans.
Loved brother of Noreen & Allan Thomas (Gore),
Les & Kaye (Invercargill), Kathy & Roger (Nelson),
Ray & Polly (Invercargill), Pauline Payne (Invercargill),
Chris (Christchurch), Glenda Evans & Conan Fee
(Christchurch), and Doug & Karen (West Melton).
Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
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Wilkes

June Alice (nee Boyer)

Born:

Friday, 28 June 1935

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Passed:

Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Thursday 10 March 2022. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Ron. Loving Mum and mother-in-law of Mark and Paula (Perth), Tony and Helen (Perth), *Jane, Dean and Stacey (Invercargill), and Angela and Andy (Queenstown).

Adored Grandma and Great Grandmother to Kelly and Rachael, Bliss and Flo, Natasha and Ash, Anastasia and Sam, Lachlan, Arielle, and Raquel.

A wonderful sister and sister-in-law to *Bill and Eva Boyer, *Harold and Dawn, *Kathleen and *Brian Ramage. Much loved Aunty June to all of her nieces and nephews. June’s family would like to acknowledge and thank the amazing medical team at Southland Hospital who took exceptional care of June in her final days.

A service to celebrate June’s life will be held in the Invercargill Christian Centre, 165 Leet Street, Invercargill on Tuesday 15 March at 2.00 pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Order of St John would be appreciated.

Due to Covid restrictions, a vaccine passport must be shown on entry and the wearing of masks is required.

You may also watch the service via the Livestream link

https://livestream.com/accounts72885/junewilkes

Messages to 439 Yarrow Street, Invercargill.

(*denotes deceased)

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McEwan

Neil

Born:

Thursday, 25 August 1927

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Passed:

McEwan: Neil

Passed away peacefully in his home in Invercargill on 9th March 2022

Formerly of Wyndham and Alexandra in his 95th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Ethel.

Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of:

George & Sharron*, Wyndham,

Lindsay & Glenyth, Christchurch

Noeline & Derek Steel, Invercargill

Peter & Donna, Tokanui

Sue & Hugh Diack, Mimihau

Miriam & Hamish Mackay, Otama


Much loved Grandad of (18) and Great Grandad of (32), from near and far.


Loved brother and brother-in-law to:

Dorothy* & Jim* McKenzie

Fergus* & Mary* (Mavis*)

Anne* & Douglas* Sutherland

* Denotes deceased

Treasured friend to Maureen & Margaret

Absent from the body, present with the Lord

A gathering to celebrate Neil’s life will be held at the home farm 507 Coal Pit Road, Wyndham on Saturday 12th March at 2 pm. A Livestream option is available on

https://livestream.com/accounts72885/neilmcewan

Messages to 7 Ramrig Street Invercargill

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Hannon

Craig James

Born:

Monday, 21 February 1955

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Passed:

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van't Wout

Frances Lillian

Born:

Friday, 26 November 1926

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Passed:

Passed away peacefully in her 96th year on Friday 11th of February 2022.

Beloved wife of the late Jan.
Loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Kathryn, William, Yvonne and Bruce Warnock, David and Ruby, Robert, Andrew and Shenliegh

Loved Nana of her 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Many thanks to Bupa Ascot Care Home and Southland Hospital for the care and support given to Frances and her family.

A private funeral for Frances will be held on Sunday 13th of February, followed by a graveside service on Tuesday 15th of February at 10 am, at Christchurch Memorial Park.

Live stream link for Sundays service is
http://livestream.com/accounts72885/francesvantwout

Messages to Yvonne Warnock, 230 Rimu Rd, Kennington, 9871.

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Impelmans

William James ( Will )

Born:

Sunday, 3 February 1985

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Passed:

Tragically on Thursday 10 th February, aged 37, as the result of an accident while doing what he loved.

Deeply loved soulmate of Amy (Sutherland)

Much loved and respected son of Pete and Kathryn; brother, brother-in-law, and uncle of Kirsten and Hamish Stevens, Finn and Sefton, and Annelise and Ben (McLean); son-in-law of Sub and Jayne Sutherland; brother-in-law of Craig Sutherland; grandson of Bill* and Nelly Impelmans and John* and Enda* Shand.

Loved nephew and cousin of Francis, Bernardette, Stephen, Rosemary, Terence, and their families.

Respected and loved by his many friends and work colleagues.

Will’s family are very grateful to the teams at Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust and Christchurch Hospital ICU for their care of Will and of us.

Donations would be appreciated to the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust.

A private service to celebrate Will’s life will be held on Wednesday 16 th February at 1pm.

The service will be live-streamed on:

http://livestream.com/accounts72885/williamimpelmans

Messages to 49 Pilcher Ave, Bluff or 34 Park St, Winton.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawns. Climb that goddamn mountain” ( Jack Kerouac)

*denotes deceased

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Macdonald

Donald William

Born:

Tuesday, 12 December 1933

Saturday, 29 January 2022

Passed:

Passed away peacefully with his loving wife Henriline by his side.

Cherished father of Jill, Shane*, and Maree. Loving Grandad to his Grandchildren and Great -Grandchildren.

Respected brother, brother-in-law and Uncle of Malcolm* and Norma*, Barbara and David, and the late Richard, Alan and Neroli.

Don's funeral service on Thursday , February 3 ,is by invitation only, however extended family and friends are cordially invited to Maree's home to share memories of Don over refreshments from 3.30pm

Messages to the Macdonald Family, c/o 69 Bond St, Invercargill 9810.
(*denotes deceased)
A live stream link to view the service is below.

https://livestream.com/accounts72885/donaldmacdonald

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Hastie

Margaret Anne

Born:

Thursday, 5 October 1939

Monday, 24 January 2022

Passed:

Peacefully passed on 25th January 2022.

Dearly and deeply loved Sister to Gaynor; dearly and deeply loved Mother to Sharon, Nicola, Melissa, and Susan; fun Grandmother to Izzy, Fred, Sophie, Meg, and Cate; gorgeous Aunt to Christopher, Suzanne, and Catherine. Gracious and kind friend to all who knew her.

The family is extremely appreciative of the care given by the medical teams at Southland Hospital's A&E, Medical and Rehabilitation wards, and the loving and caring team from Rowena Jackson Retirement Village.

Margaret's funeral service will be held on Saturday 5th February, at 10 am at All Saints Anglican Church, 15 Hollywood Terrace, Invercargill.

The family would appreciate donations to The Open Home Foundation, Invercargill in lieu of flowers, please.

Due to Covid Restrictions, all attendees must be double vaccinated and present their passes.

Livestreaming link:
http://livestream.com/accounts/10730215/events/10117776

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O'Byrne

Basil Richard

Born:

Sunday, 25 November 1934

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Passed:

It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Basil on Wednesday the 19th of January 2022.

A much-loved husband and friend of Jennifer for 64 years, deeply loved and respected father of Karen Rowe, Joanne & Mark Long, Michael & Christine O'Byrne, Cushla Roberts* & Graeme Lilley*, and Kathy & Greg Hunter. Loved Grandad of Jolene & Chris Cullen, Brendan Keller, Gareth & Carly Long, Alana & Richard Slade, Olivia & Aaron Waite, Dena & Kieran Appleby, Ashlee Roberts & Dallas Emery, Gemma & Johnny Tawhara, Taylor & Markus Woutersen, Morgan Hunter, Connah Hunter & Lucy Hopping, and his 10 great-grandchildren.

The service for Basil will be held at St.Theresa's Catholic church at 40 Perth Street, Windsor, Invercargill, on Monday the 24th of January commencing at 11 am. Following the service, friends and family are invited to meet at Ascot Hotel to reminisce and share memories. Messages can be sent to 119 Bourke Street, Windsor, Invercargill.

Vaccine passes will be required.

Livestream Link:
https://livestream.com/accounts72885/basilobyrne

The family thank you most sincerely for your presence and support during this sad time.

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Evans (Nee Hibbs)

Lillian

Born:

Wednesday, 30 October 1940

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Passed:

Passed peacefully January 5th, 2021 surrounded by family. Beloved wife and soul mate of Ronald Thomas Evans. Much loved mother and mother inlaw of Raewyn, Douglas, and Ronnie. Dearly loved Grandmother and great grandmother of Shane and Millie, Siobhan and Jamie, Frankie, Kahurangi and Te atawhai and dearly loved by all her extended family and friends.

As per Lillian's wishes, a private service has been held.

Messages can be sent to 488 Herbert Street.

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Windle

Kevin John

Born:

Wednesday, 1 November 1939

Monday, 3 January 2022

Passed:

WINDLE,
Kevin John
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin on Tuesday January 4, 2022, at Rowena Jackson in Invercargill. Kevin was the dearly loved partner of the late Joyce McKay, brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and Ray (Invercargill), father and father-in-law of the late Jackie and her husband Pete (Cromwell), Nicola and John (Auckland), and Maurice (Napier). He was a cherished poppa and granddad of Hannah, Coby, Riley, Tanner, and Carter, a dearly loved uncle of Michael, Veronica, Brendan, Damian, and their families, a treasured friend to Joyce’s family, and a dear neighbour. May he rest in peace.
A private family service will be held at the Southland Cemetery. Please send messages to 171 McIvor Road, Waihopai, Invercargill 9876. We respectfully request any donations be made to the Southland Hospice. 
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McLauchlan

Gordon

Born:

Thursday, 30 December 1943

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Passed:

McLauchlan : Gordon
Passed away on 26th December 2021 at Invercargill.
Dearly loved Father and Father-in-law of Ruth and Fenner, Peter*, Garth*.
Adored Grandfather of Shan*, and Pearl.
Treasured Great Grandfather of Saphira, Anthea, Isla, and Ruby.
Gordon will be greatly missed by his friends and the Bluff lawns.
A service for Gordon will be held on Thursday 30th December at the Bluff Rugby Club, 141 Foyle St, Bluff, service commencing at 2 pm followed by interment at the Green Point Cemetery.
All attendees must be double vaccinated and must show their vaccination certificates on entry.
Messages to 47 Bandon St, Bluff 9814
(*denotes deceased)

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McGinnis

Stanley

Born:

Thursday, 2 October 1947

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Passed:

McGinnis, Stanley:

‘Stan the Man’

‘Hooray Hooray’

Peacefully on Sunday 19th, December 2021.

Dearly loved husband and best mate of Jenny.

Adored father and father-in-law of Paul and Tracey, Renee and Will, Jock and Lara, Shelley, Gary, Kylie and Aaron.

Best Grandad of all his Grandchildren.

Loved Son of Esther * and Charles*.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of the McGinnis and Wilson families.

Loved friend of all his mates.

A service for Stan will be held at the Makarewa Country Club, Pomona Rd, Makarewa, on Wednesday 22nd of December commencing at 1 pm.

Due to Covid rules, all attendees must be double vaccinated.

Please arrive early to validate your certificate.

Following Stan’s service, a private cremation will be held.

Messages to 2045 Winton Lorneville Highway, RD 6, Invercargill 9876. (denotes deceased) Livestrem link https://livestream.com/accounts72885/stanleymcginnis

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England

Edyth Glenys

Born:

Tuesday, 27 October 1936

Saturday, 11 December 2021

Passed:

After a short illness.

Loved wife of Robert William England * and mother and mother-in-law of Joanna and Peter Simpson (Winton). Ian and Heather England (Auckland)

Grandmother to Amy Jared and Brigitte Simpson and Alister and Morgan England and Louise England.

Mother to many dogs and some cats.

Thank you to Southland hospital medical ward for their care.

Lots of thanks to Edinburgh Wing staff at Rowena Jackson for their patience and care over the last 18 months.

As per Glenys’s wishes, a private family service has been held.

Messages to 48a Egerton Rd, RD1.

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Ryan

Gordon Patrick

Born:

Monday, 22 May 1933

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Passed:

Passed away unexpectedly at DunedinHospital, on Thursday 04th of November, aged 88 yrs.

Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and father and father-in-law of Judith and Kevin, Valda, Graeme and Michelle. Loved Pop and Great-Pop of his many Grand and great-Grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Keith and Margaret, Jeanette and Tom*. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Bert* and Lorna. Much loved Uncle of his nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held on Monday 08th November at Ascot Park Hotel, commencing at12 noon, followed by private cremation. Please be mindful of the Covidrestrictions.

The service will be live-streamed and available for viewing at the following link
https://livestream.com/accounts72885/gordonryan. 

Messages to Unit 68, Peacehaven Village,498 Tweed Street, Invercargill, 9812.

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Skevington

Margaret June (Juney)

Born:

Wednesday, 6 June 1923

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Passed:


Skevington: Margaret June (Juney)



‘The final school bell has rung’

Peacefully at Rowena Jackson retirement village on 25th October 2021.

Dearly loved daughter of *Ernest (Ticker) and *Doris Heenan Cherished wife of *Anthony Raymond (Jim) Skevington. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Leslie, Mark and Sue, and Jane Stanton. Loved Grandmother of Rachael, Stephanie, Teagan, Jack, and Nicholas Stanton. Much loved Great Grandmother to her great Grandies. Loved sister and sister-in-law of *Ernie, *Vivienne, Beverley, Michael and Yvonne Heenan.

A celebration of June’s life will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Waikiwi, Invercargill on Saturday 30th October, commencing at 10.30 am, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery.

Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Donovan and Salisbury Wings at Rowena Jackson. Their care of Juney has been amazing, treating her like their own family over many years. Messages to c/- 69 Bond Street Invercargill 9810 or can be left on June’s tribute page at www.distinctfunerals.co.nz.

Livestream link for June's service is
https://livestream.com/accounts72885/margaretskevington

Skevington: Margaret June (Juney)

Dearly loved mother of Jane Stanton and loved Grandmother of Nick and Laura and Great Grandmother of Ruby and Heidi.

‘Schools out, love you’

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Moulin

William Bernard (Bill)

Born:

Tuesday, 10 August 1943

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Passed:

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle at Hospice Southland on 1st October, aged 78 years.
Loved and cherished husband of Patricia (Trish) for 55 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Dallas and Jeremy, Bernard and Rhoda. Treasured Grandad and Great Grandad. Adored brother and brother-in-law and uncle. A special thank you to all the Drs and Hospice staff. A service to celebrate Bill’s life is to be held at Southland Crematorium, Rockdale Road Invercargill on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 2 pm, and thereafter at Ascot Park Hotel. Messages to 276 Rockdale Road Invercargill, 9812.

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Boylan

Wayne Anthony

Born:

Wednesday, 5 May 1965

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Passed:

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle at Hospice Southland on 2nd of September aged 56.
Dearly loved father of Kayla(Auckland) and best friend of Nessa.
Much loved brother-in-law of Joanne and Graham Caird, Alice Hiroki, Lorraine and Michael Bicanic (Australia), Jenny Watson, and Marrian Kingi.
Loved Uncle to his many nieces and nephews and a loved cousin to many.
A special thank you to all the Dr's and nurses that cared for Wayne in his battle with cancer.
A very special thank you to Rochel Oxley (Oncology), Jo Bremer (Cancer Society), Cathy Hansen ( Social Worker), Dr. Amanda Sommerfeldt, and the wonderful nurses at Hospice that cared for Wayne and made him comfortable in his last days. Your care will always be remembered.
'R.I.P. Wayne, Love Always. A Service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held on Friday 17 September, at Ascot Park Hotel commencing at 1 pm, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Wayne's live stream link for the service is https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/wayneboylan
Messages to 258a Mersey St, Invercargill, 9810

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Homer

Eileen Anne

Born:

Wednesday, 16 December 1931

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Passed:

Peacefully after a short illness at Southland Hospital on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Raymond (Ray). Loved mother, mother in law and friend to Susan and Graeme Clyma, Diane Homer and Chris Terpstra, Chris Homer and Jan Spriggs, Jane and Geoff Gorton, Megan and Vic Haggerty, and Richard Pears. Much loved Nana of Brent, Gary, Amy, Tristam, Calum, Maddy, Samantha, Olivia, William, Loren, and Georgia. Adored Great Nana of Dominic, Connor, Nikita, Finley, Monty, Mila, and Lachie. Loved sister and sister in law of Mary* and Ian Smith*, Joan* and Sid Patton*, Rose* and Denis Fleming*, John (Sonny) and Lesley Broad* Patsy and Pat Meehan*. Special friend and sister-in-law to Cath Strathern and a loved Aunty to all her nieces and nephews. A family service for Anne has been held on Thursday 9th September. Messages to 61 Rosewood Drive, Invercargill.

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Karsten

Elaine Mary

Born:

Sunday, 4 January 1942

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Passed:


It is with infinite sadness and grief we farewell Elaine, following a long fight with cancer.

Elaine passed away peacefully at Vickery Court on the 21st of August, surrounded by family.

Elaine is the daughter of James* and Mary* Egan. Sister of Ron*, Maurice*, Jimmy, Noeleen, Mary, and John.

Loved and adored wife of Don for 57 years.

Beautiful mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Janeen, Paul and Sharleen, Andrew and Donna.

Treasured grandmother of Laura, Macey, Danielle, Daniel, Matt, Pat, and great-grandmother of Luca.

Elaine was proud of her family and their accomplishments and they are all equally proud of her achievements through New Zealand Softball.

'Elaine has scored a long seven innings and recorded her final out'

Funeral details to be advised when in level 2

* denotes deceased.

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Kopae

Sandra May (Sam)

Born:

Tuesday, 6 March 1962

Monday, 16 August 2021

Passed:

Kopae: Sandra May ‘Sam’

It is with a broken heart that we announce the peaceful passing of Sam, at home on 17/08/2021.
Cherished wife, soulmate, and cycling buddy of Wally.
Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Kali and Jamie, Daley and Sue-Anne.
Amazing Nanny of Willow.

Loved eldest daughter of Bev* and Gerald* Coghlan (Mossburn).
Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Ailsa and Graham, Dina and AJ, Kelvin and Wendy.
Loved Aunty of her many nieces and nephews.

Loved daughter and daughter-in-law of Jessie and Rameka, Coby and Hine.
Loved Sister-in-law of Alf and Ann, Bodie, David, Christine, Vinnie, Leigh, Hemi, and their partners.

Due to Covid restrictions, funeral details will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Hospice Southland.
Messages to Kopae Family, C/o 69 Bond Street, Invercargill 9810,


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Leigh

Suzanne Marie

Born:

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Passed:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Suzanne, she passed away peacefully on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at Nurse Maude Hospice Christchurch, surrounded by her loving family, age 49 yrs.

Loving Wife of Chris adored and devoted Mum of Savanna, Alani, and Jesse.

Most Dearly Loved only Daughter of Heather Murray (McLeod) and Maurice McLeod and step-daughter of Carol. Very Treasured Sister of Darren. Loved Granddaughter of Isabel and Stan Murray (both Deceased), and Ada and Ray McLeod (both Deceased). Much loved Niece of Trevor (Deceased), Joy, and Fraser Murray, and Maureen and Ray McLeod. Special Cousin of Tracey Ericson (Aus), Hamish, and Greg McLeod.

A Service to celebrate Suzanne’s life will be held at Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, Wilkinson Rd, Harewood, Christchurch, on Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 1:30 pm.

Live Stream is available on request to: carpetclean@outlook.co.nz


Our Brave and Beautiful Suzanne left us all too soon. She was generous with her kindness and warmth, a true inspiration to so many who were privileged to have known her, Suzanne’s beautiful smile could light up a room.
Very Cherished Sister of Darren, and Very Precious Daughter of Heather,

“FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS’’

Loved Always, Mum and Darren ♥♥

A Memorial Service for Suzanne will be held in Invercargill at a later date.

Messages to: 17 Ingram St, Kingswell Invercargill 9812 or 174 McQuarrie St, Kingswell, Invercargill 9812



LEIGH, Suzanne Marie (nee McLeod)

Passed away peacefully on 30.6.2021

Dearly Loved Daughter to Maurice McLeod, Cherished Step-Daughter to Carol McLeod

Loved Step-Sister to Anita and Mike Brownlie, and loved Aunty to Sonee, Khloe, and Aroha.

Suzanne was most passionate about life and made an impression on the lives of all those around her.

Suzanne will be forever remembered and loved by all her family. She had a beautiful soul and touched a lot of hearts.

Messages to: 14 Sunrise Drive, Invercargill

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Winder

Alma Dorothy

Born:

Monday, 24 February 1936

Friday, 11 June 2021

Passed:

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 12th June after a courageous battle.
Reunited with her true love Graham*
Adored and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Kerry and Jeanette, Niven and Debra, and Britta.
Much loved Grandma of Aidan and Isaac, Eilish, Hannah, and Gregory and Great Grandmother of Lucas, Maddie, and Bryson.
The adored only child of Alma* and Andrew* Wightman.
Devoted human companion of Ash.
As per Alma’s wishes, a private family service has been held
Thank you to all the people involved in Alma’s care during her final journey.
“There is joy to be found in every day.”
Messages to 52 Duncraig street, Invercargill 9810
* Denotes Deceased.

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Brownridge

Ian

Born:

Friday, 16 September 1927

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Passed:


Passed peacefully at Longwood Rest Home, Riverton, on 23rd May 2021, aged 93 years. Formerly of Orepuki.

Loving husband and devoted companion of the late Gwen.

Predeceased by Margaret & Digger Popham (Sister and Brother-in-Law), Pamela Taiaroa (Daughter) and Sandra Brownridge (Daughter in Law).

Loved father of Annette and George Watkinson (Orepuki), Gail and Eddie Skeggs (Taramoa), Neil Brownridge and Rose Court (Ashburton), and Lynley and Russell Slaughter (Alexandra).

Loved by all his Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Nieces and Nephews.

As per Ian’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

He is finally at rest with his beloved wife Gwen.

A very special thank you to all the staff at the Longwood Rest Home, you truly are special people!
Messages to 24 Oldham Street Orepuki. RD1 Riverton 9881.

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PATTERSON

David Alexander

Born:

Thursday, 14 March 1946

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Passed:

Passed away peacefully, on Monday, May 10, 2021, at Southland Hospital; aged 75 years.

Brother of Victor, Neville (deceased), Sylvie (deceased), Derek and Jennifer. Beloved Uncle and Great Uncle.

A graveside service will be held at Eastern Cemetery on Friday, 14 May 2021 11:00 AM.

Obituaries

Van Schaik

Neil John

Born:

Saturday, 15 October 1955

Friday, 30 April 2021

Passed:

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, Raewyn, Olivia, Mitchell, and Hadley advise the passing of their much-loved husband and father Neil on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Loved son of Norma* and John*, treasured brother and brother-in-law of Jayne and David White, and David Auld.

Much loved Uncle to Marcus White, Mariska and Steve Bruce, Melinda and Mark, Hayley and Jeremy Auld
A celebration of Neil's life will be held at 10.30 am, Thursday 6th May at Stadium Southland, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery.

Neil's service will be live-streamed at http://livestream.com/accounts/72885/neilvanschaik

Messages to 88 Chelmsford st.

Obituaries

Byers

Steven Bertie Hector

Born:

Tuesday, 10 November 1936

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Passed:

Surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, 1st April 2021, aged 84 years. Adored father and father-in-law of Ross*, Trudy, Claire, Nathaniel and Rachel, Benjamin and Abby.

A much-loved Grandfather to Jesse, Daniel, Hadlee, Billy, Kate, and Uncle Bertie to Grey and Sue, Scott and Kelly and our extended family from the love of his life, the late Shirley Barber.

Steve’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Southland hospital.

A service will be held at Southland Crematorium, Rockdale Road, Invercargill on Wednesday, April 7 at 1.00 pm. All friends and family are welcome.

Messages to 1136 Motu Rimu Road Tisbury 9877.

Obituaries

Kooij

Nicolaas Adriaan (Nic)

Born:

Friday, 28 October 1927

Monday, 8 March 2021

Passed:

Passed away peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Home on Monday 8th March aged 93 years.

Dearly loved husband of Topsy for 64 years.

Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Marten, Anneke and AJ Harris, Derek Campbell.

Loved Opa of Matt and Estee (Sydney) Brogan, Devon, Max (Auckland).

A celebration of Nic's life will be held at Ascot Park Hotel on Sunday 14th March at 12 noon.

Thank you to all the staff at Rowena who cared for Nic.

Messages to 17 Niven Rd, Otatara, Invercargill 9879

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Olive

Dianne Marie (nee Lake)

Born:

Thursday, 12 December 1968

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Passed:

Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, 7th March aged 52 years. Soulmate, best friend and wife to Neville, together for 34 years. Adored Mum of Rebecca, Jono, and Rowan. Cherished daughter of Ron and Brenda* Lake and daughter-in-law of Jack* and Mavis* Olive. Beloved sister and sister-in-law to Bevan and Kym, Annette and Mike, Garry and Treena. Loved aunty of her nieces and nephews. Dearly loved friend to many.

Loved daughter in law of Jack* and Mavis* Olive. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Yvonne* and Leslie
Leith and Roma, Sharon and Russel Crosbie, Diane* and Les Frisby and Raeleen, Kevin and Maureen,
Susanne*, Frances.
Much loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews.

Gone way too soon, you will be sadly missed by all.

“At Rest”

Service to celebrate Dianne's life is to be held at Southland crematorium chapel Thursday, 11th March, at 1:00 pm.

Messages to 48 Wixon Road, Tisbury, Invercargill. 9877

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Thompson

Frances Roberta

Born:

Tuesday, 5 August 1980

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Passed:

Loved daughter of Tony Peter King & Phyllis Margret Thompson and Mother of Amelia May Hazeldine-Thompson & the late Katherine Rose Elizabeth Paparoa-Thompson.

A service to celebrate Frances will be held at Knox Presbyterian Family Church on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 2.00 pm.

Everyone who’s soul has been touched by Frances is most welcome.

Light refreshment at the church will be held after the service where all are welcome to join in and share your stories of our family member, friend and beautiful soul.

Drinks will be at the Glengarry (Eastern Suburbs Tavern) PYO for those that wish to attend .

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Getty

Faye Suzanne

Born:

Sunday, 14 August 1955

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Passed:

Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Hospice Southland on Friday, February 19th, 2021 aged 65 years.

Dearly loved daughter of *William and *Gladys Fairlie.

Best friend, loved Mum and Nana Faye of Lisa, Raymond, Nic & Sean Anderson, Trudy, Andrew, Jacob and Caleb Sinclair, *Rebecca Getty, *Karen Getty, Rock, Becky, Lilly and Jay Getty, Samantha, Darren, and Caiden Linwood-Fairlie.

Loved sister and sister-in-law of Margaret Blair-Young, Dawn Murphy, Bob and Dot Fairlie. Treasured Aunty, cousin, and friend to many.

A service to celebrate and remember Faye's life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel at 2 pm on Tuesday 23rd of February 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and can be left at the service.

Messages to L Anderson, 2838 Waipahi Highway, RD1, Gore 9771.

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Hope

John William

Born:

Saturday, 21 February 1970

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Passed:

Suddenly at his home on 03/02/2021.

Dearly loved son and step-son of Margaret and *Elliot, Bryce.

Much loved brother of Jason, Renay, Louise, Gwendoline.

Loved Father, Father in law, and Grandad of Justin and Maree, and Mason.

A service for John will be held on Saturday 6th February at 1 pm at Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill.

Messages to Hope family, C/o 69 Bond St, Invercargill, 9810

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Moffett-Ayto

Madison Louise

Born:

Thursday, 22 February 1996

Friday, 22 January 2021

Passed:

Maddie decided her battle was finished on Saturday morning.

Survived by her father Adrian Ayto, mother Nicole Moffett. Loved Sister of Matthew Moffett and Susan Munro. Granddaughter of Alan and Shirley Ayto ( deceased) and Ray Moffett ( deceased) and Yvonne Billington. Adored niece, cousin, and Aunty.

Madison’s celebration of life is on Tuesday 26 January at 1 pm at Lindisfarne Methodist Community Centre, Lindisfarne Street, Invercargill ( Madison would like people to wear bright colours) followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery.

A potluck afternoon tea will follow in the Hockey Hall, Camden Street, Invercargill. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland is appreciated. Messages of support for Adrian to 67 Saturn Street or Nicole 66 Stobo Street Invercargill.

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Shanks

Mark Joseph

Born:

Sunday, 3 November 1963

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Passed:

The oldest son of Andrea and Michael Shanks.

Loved husband of Kelly.

Dearly loved dad of Joseph.

Brother to Shane, Coral, Phil, Paul, Michael, and Terry.

A farewell for Mark will be held at the Crematorium on 18 January 2021 10:00 AM.

Anyone wishing to catch up with the family afterwards can do so at 50 Waiou Cres, Invercargill.

Messages to Kelly Shanks, 38 Bluff Road Invercargill.

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Pasco

Noel Gerrard

Born:

Wednesday, 3 May 1944

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Passed:

Sharon, Francesca, Anthony and Darian sadly wish to advise that on the last day of 2020 our darling husband, dad, grandad and best buddy of Cruz, slipped away to be reunited with Nathan.

As requested, Noel has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered later in 2021 when the family can come together.

Our grateful thanks to Marty & Shawna; Phil, Belinda & Hilli; Jo, Diane, Lee, Raylene & Ann; Robbie, Gabi & Graeme and indeed the whole Stewart Island community for the care, love and support given to Noel and to us.

Loved son of John (Jack)* & Margaret (Peggy)* Pasco and son-in-law of Frances & Bruce* Scammell. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Victor*, Margaret* & Ron* Peterson, Diane Horne, Geoff & Tui and Eleanore* Howes. Respected Brother-in-law of Jo Leask, Brent & Maria Scammell, Daryl & Gail* Scammell & Malcolm Scammell. Also a loved uncle and great uncle to his many nephews and nieces.
* Denotes deceased.

Messages to: PO Box 190 Stewart Island 9846 or pascoclan@xtra.co.nz

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Robertson

Lily (Nee Braithwaite)

Born:

Wednesday, 10 August 1938

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Passed:

Passed away in Hospice 23/11/20 aged 82yrs Surrounded by caring family.

Loved wife of the late Bert Robertson

Adored sister of Heather McCabe and brother Gordon Whyte

Darling loved mother of Robert and Lisa

Cherished grandmother of Tony, Danny, Malea and Olivia Eady and great grandmother of Tahlia

Much loved by all her extended clan

"she was an angel in the shape of our mum, a heart broken is a heart loved"

Big thank you to the incredible Southland Hospice staff and friends

A service will be held at 10am on Saturday 28/11/20 at the Southland Crematorium
Messages to 305a Crinan Street, Invercargill 9812

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De Rijk

Elza Jessie (nee McAra ) previously Macdonald

Born:

Monday, 21 May 1934

Monday, 16 November 2020

Passed:

Passed away peacefully at Enliven Vickery Court.

Dearly loved Mother of Jill, Shane*, and Maree.

Loved Gran of Jeremy, Matthew, Maia, Tahinga (T.J.), Tina, Jason, and Kelvin.

Great Gran of Tyrone, Maveric, Branden, Cooper, Jack, and Sarah.

Loved sister of Stanley*, Raymond*, Peter*, Sidney*, and Margaret.

A service for Elza will be held at 1pm on Monday 23rd of November at First Church, Tay Street, Invercargill, followed by a private cremation.

Messages to 133 Moana Street, Rosedale, Invercargill 9810

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Ash

Malcolm Stanley ( Joe)

Born:

Friday, 23 July 1954

Monday, 16 November 2020

Passed:

It is with great sadness we said goodbye to Joe on 17th November 2020.

Husband of Steph, proud father of Ben and Lizzie, Annie, Jodi and Jock, Georgina and Mat.

Pop to his five grandkids, who he adored.

Joe died as he lived, fighting to the end.

A private cremation was held at Joe's request.

A special thanks to the team at Hospice Southland for their care and kindness.

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Pyper

Christine Isabella (nee Phillips)

Born:

Thursday, 22 October 1959

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Passed:

Christine Isabella Pyper (nee Phillips)

The family are devastated to announce the sudden and heartbreaking loss if Christine 1st November 2020, aged 61 years old.

Loved daughter of Russell and Valerie Phillips.

Adored mum of Melissa, Troy and Nicholas Pyper.

Super proud nanny of Dylan and Ryah.

Loved number one sister and sister-in-law of Carol and Stuart Cappie Julie and Kenny Beck Roger Phillips
Kerry and Lloyd McLean Tracey and Graeme Neilson. Much loved Aunty to all her 14 nieces and nephews.

A beautiful soul who cared and loved many.

Christine will be at her castle, 164 Ross Street Tuesday afternoon until her service.
Funeral details to follow.

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Hutcheon

David McIntosh

Born:

Saturday, 5 March 1932

Monday, 19 October 2020

Passed:

HUTCHEON, David McIntosh

1st Battalion Black Watch 22846994 Highland Brigade

Passed peacefully on 20 October 2020 surrounded by his devoted family. Dearly loved husband of Mavis, loved and treasured Dad and Father-in-law of Stacey and Dean Wilkes, Meredith and Craig Moncur. Loved, treasured and respected Granda of Anastasia and Sam, Lachlan, Arielle, and Raquel Wilkes; Grandad of Samuel and Georgia, Michael and Christina, Cailee, and Rachel Moncur. Loved brother-in-law of Mervyn and Lamai Carson (Thailand), Thelma Carson* (Oamaru), Carol and David Warren (Waikouaiti), Alan and Beverley Carson (Christchurch), Ross and Dorothy (Kaikoura), Gordon and Fiona Carson (Sydney). A dearly loved and proud Uncle of a large family of nieces and nephews, and a friend to many. Brother and brother-in-law and Uncle of his family in Scotland.

The family would like to thank Dr Adam and the staff of Vickery Court for their wonderful care.
A service is being held 10.30am Friday 23 October 2020 at the Southland Crematorium. All are welcome to attend.

Messages to 16 Wicklow Street, Clifton, Invercargill 9812

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Hyde

David (Davy) William

Born:

Sunday, 10 June 1951

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Passed:

Hyde-David (Davy) William

of Invercargill on 19th October 2020, husband of the late Robynne (nee Coard), beloved father of Nicholas, Kirsty, and Jacqueline -father in law to Elizabeth and Robert. Pop to Christopher, Hayley, and Thomas.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at Methodist Church, Lindisfarne Street, Invercargill on Friday the 23rd of October at 1 pm, followed by private cremation.

Messages to Distinct Funerals – 69 Bond Street, Invercargill 9810.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated.

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BEADLE

Bettina Ella (nee Erskine)

Born:

Monday, 10 August 1931

Monday, 12 October 2020

Passed:

Peacefully, after a short illness, at Hospice Southland on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, aged 89 years. Much loved wife of the late William, much-loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Joss, Shelley and Ross Coutts, Felicity Beadle and Jason Roberton. Cherished 'Nanny B' of Tom and Hamish, Lucy and Katie and Jamal and Bella-Luna.

A special friend to many We will be forever grateful for the love, care and support provided by the Hospice Southland Team. In accordance with Bettina's wishes, a private cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated. Messages to 118 Gladstone Terrace, Invercargill.

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Sinclair

Rev. Lorraine Beverly

Born:

Thursday, 16 December 1948

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Passed:

Lorraine passed peacefully in the early hours of Friday morning, in the care of the lovely staff at Southland Hospice.

Lorraine has now gone home to be with the Lord she loves and her darling *Ernie.

Lorraine is the eldest daughter of the late Bill and Jean Hooper, and much loved sister and sister in law of Gail and Tai Ellia.

A very special Auntie of Glen, Teina, Gina and their families.

Lorraine was respected and loved by her Liberty church family and will be sadly missed.

A service to celebrate Lorraine’s life will be held at the Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, corner of Tweed and Ethel streets, on Wednesday 16th September at 1.30. Private cremation to follow.

Due to the COVID 19 situation, the service is by invitation only.

A memorial service dedicated to Lorraine will be held at Liberty at a future time, so all the church family can attend.

Messages to 20 Ottrey Street, Clifton, Invercargill 9812

Obituaries

Grigg

Raymond Raven

Born:

Friday, 31 March 1950

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Passed:

Beloved husband and friend of Jillian Hargest, peacefully passed away on Friday 21 August 2020 at Southland Hospital.

He is survived by his children; Johann, Peter, Allan, and Catherine, and was predeceased by his first wife Mary Grigg.

He will also be missed terribly by his grandchildren and extended family, who he loved very much.

A graveside service for immediate family was performed at the Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill on Tuesday 25 August.

Our heartfelt appreciation and thanks go out to the wonderful medical staff at Southland Hospital.

Messages C/o Grigg Family, 69 Bond Street, Invercargill 9810.

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McColgan

Joan Vivienne

Born:

Monday, 6 November 1944

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Passed:

McColgan: Joan Vivienne

At Hospice Southland Joan reached the end of her journey.

In true Joan style, she elegantly and peacefully passed away surrounded by her family.

Much adored mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Tina, Melanie and John, Helen and *Matt.
Much loved Nana Mac of Izak, Louise, Courtney, Tangaroa, Ruby, and Great Nana Mac of Caleb, George, and TeKauenga.

A service to celebrate Joan's life will be held at Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill on Monday 27th July at 11am followed by private cremation.

Messages to Tony McColgan 34 Gladstone Terrace, Invercargill 9810.

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Knowler

Adrian Robert (Addy)

Born:

Thursday, 3 October 1957

Friday, 17 July 2020

Passed:

Suddenly at his home, dearly loved eldest son of the late Bernard & Nola Knowler, loving brother and brother in law of *Jenny, *Marilyn, Daryl & Annette Christchurch, Raylene & Paul Wallacetown, Elvin & Sherrie Invercargill.

Loved uncle to his many nephews and nieces.

A private cremation has been held.

A memorial of Adrian's life will be held from 4 pm on Friday, 24th July, at Elvin and Sherrie's place for family and friends to celebrate his life.

Messages to Knowler family, 69 Bond Street, Invercargill, 9810

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Homer

John Raymond (Ray)

Born:

Friday, 28 March 1930

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Passed:

Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Southland Hospice, surrounded by his family.

Dearly loved husband of Anne and loved father and father in law of Susan & Graeme Clyma, Diane Homer & Chris Terpstra, Chris Homer & Jan Spriggs, Jane & Geoff Gorton, Megan & Vic Haggerty. Cherished Grandad of Brent ,Gary & Emma, Amy & Scott, Tristam & Kim, Calum & Tash, Maddy, Sam & Shay, Olivia & Craig, William, Loren, Georgia. Adored Great Grandad of Nikita, Dominic, Connor & Finley.

Rosary to be held Monday 20th July, 7pm, 61 Rosewood Drive. Requiem Mass to be held at Sacred Heart Church, Tuesday 21st July, 1pm. Messages to 61 Rosewood Drive, Invercargill. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received by St John Ambulance Service

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White

Mavora Mary

Born:

Saturday, 23 July 1938

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Passed:

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Clare House

Dearly loved wife and soul mate of the late Derek (Theodorus Joseph).
Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Nicolas and Louise, Robert and Karen, Jane and the late Morrell McKenzie, Theo and Suzanne, Aaron and Cheryl.

Loved Grandma of Jeremy and Abbey, Hannah, Simon and Joline; Krystal and Thomas Hildebrand, Chloe and Jim Macguire(USA), Samuel; Nicole and Stan, Conrad and Devi; Kathy, Martina, Clyde, Anita; Olivia, Elly;
and great grandmother of Sophie; Obbey; Romen; and Marc.

Beloved eldest daughter of the late Robert Bartle and the late Kathleen Mary WHITE (Hodgetts)
Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Hilary and the late Gordon Dewe, Kathleen and Tony Fahey, Nancy and Bruce Buchanan, Anita and Richard King, and families.

A Rosary for Mavora will be held at St Patricks Church, Metzger St, Invercargill, July 7, at 7 pm.

A Service to celebrate Mavora’s life will be held at St Patricks Church, Metzger St, Invercargill, on July 8, at 10:30 am followed by interment at Greenpoint Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the service for the Bluff St Johns Ambulance.

Messages c/- Jane McKenzie, 84 Marine Parade, Bluff, 9814.

A very big thank you to all the medical and nursing staff of Clare House and special thanks to family and friends for all your loving support, especially over the past two years.

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Paparoa-Thompson

Katherine Rose Elizabeth

Born:

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Passed:

Following a short illness, Katherine passed away at Southland Hospital Kew, a resilient fighter.

Much loved daughter, sister, grand-daughter, and friend to her family and everyone who met her.

"May you fly free amongst the Unicorns"

A celebration of Katherine's life will be held at Knox Church, Pomona St, Invercargill on Friday the 3rd of July at 10 am, followed by private cremation.

Messages to 18 Tummel St, Glengarry, Invercargill 9810

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HARRIS

Stephen James

Born:

Saturday, 21 September 1957

Monday, 1 June 2020

Passed:

Taken too soon, aged 62, on 2nd June 2020 at home.

Gorgeous, dearly loved partner of Fiona, much loved brother & brother-in-law of Lorraine & Jim, Sandra & Shane, Christine & Peter, David*, Gordon*, Karen & Conrad, and Joanne. Loved Uncle of Kevin, Carla, Lauren, Nicole & Jamie, Chanell, Blair and Dylan. Will be greatly missed by Nicholas, Lori & Mark.

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at the Makarewa Country Club, cnr of Pomona Rd & State Highway 6, Makarewa on Monday, 8th June at 1pm, followed by a private cremation. At Stephen’s request please wear an item of bright clothing.

In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Southland would be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the celebration.

Messages to bornholm@xtra.co.nz or can be left on the Obituaries page at distinctfunerals.co.nz .

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GELL

Ewan Heathcote

Born:

Saturday, 19 November 1938

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Passed:

On 25 May

Loving husband of Jenny for 55 years,
brother of Jackie, Auckland,
brother-in-law of Bill and Val, UK.

Heartfelt thanks to Belinda and also
Phil for enabling Ewan to stay at home,
also, Marty and Shawna of the Stewart Island Medical Centre
and that special comforting kindness of islanders.

Private funeral.

Contact: 22 Deep Bay Road, PO Box 127, Stewart Island

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ROBERTSON

Rachel May

Born:

Tuesday, 24 June 1986

Friday, 22 May 2020

Passed:

It is with great sadness the family announces that on Saturday 23rd May peacefully in the tender and loving care of family and Calvary Hospital, Rachel lost her courageous battle.

Treasured wife and soul mate of Greg, and loved step mum of Connor; Dearly loved Rachel May of Ian and partner Cheryl; Cherished daughter of Janette Russell and partner Garry (Nelson); and much loved big sister and friend of Nicole and partner Will (Christchurch).

Loved daughter-in-law of Bev and Colin Robertson, and sister-in-law of Katrina Robertson and Jason McEwan. Loved aunty; niece and cousin of her aunties and uncles and their families. Loved mum of Chloe and Jet.

Special thanks to all the medical and support staff that have helped Rachel during her journey. In keeping with Rachel’s wishes a private service has taken place.

Messages to 11 King Street Invercargill 9810

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ADAMSON

Ross William

Born:

Wednesday, 24 January 1940

Monday, 6 April 2020

Passed:

Adamson: Ross William
Passed away 07/04/2020 Dearly loved husband of Fay.

Loved father and father in law of Todd and Celeste, Jolene and Richard.

Loved brother and brother in law of Clive and Brenda, Barbara, Jan and Alex Holms.

Loved uncle of all his nephews and nieces.

Brother in law of Gordan and Murray Lobban Christchurch.

A private cremation has been held. A memorial service for Ross will be held at a later date.

Messages to 23 Avon Rd Invercargill

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GORTON

Linda Rosaleen

Born:

Friday, 21 June 1935

Monday, 6 April 2020

Passed:

Linda Rosaleen Gorton (nee: Martin)

22/6/1935 - 7/4/2020 Aged 84 years

Passed away after a short illness, at Longwood Care Home, Riverton, on Tuesday 7 April 2020.
Dearly loved wife of the late Allan Gorton. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jenny & Ian Hamilton, Michael, Geoff & Jane, Terry & Brenda.

Cherished Gran-nan of Richard & Sarah, Jeremy & Johanna, Kelly & Joel, Samantha & Shay, Olivia & Craig, William, Kataraina, Chloe and Kohyn, Nathan.

Cherished Great Gran-nan of Tasmin, Leo, Arlie, Luke and Emily.

A private service will be held at Riverton. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date when we can all get together.

The family would like to thank the staff at Southland Hospital Rehabilitation Ward and Longwood Care Home.

Messages to 17 Herbert Street, Riverton or email stayatown@gmail.com

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CALDWELL

Margaret Sherlock

Born:

Tuesday, 13 March 1928

Friday, 3 April 2020

Passed:

CALDWELL, Margaret Sherlock (nee Fraser)

Peacefully in the care of the staff at Elmslie rest home in Wanaka on 4 April 2020, aged 92 years.

Much loved wife of *Bruce; loved mum and mum-in-law of Glenys and Lindsay, Robyn and Keith, Marg and Alan, Rae and David; loved “Mom” of Julie and Chris (Calif.), loved sister of *Frances and *Ron; loved nana of Josh, Sherman and Megan, Anna and Morrie, Ben, Emily, Harriet and Thomas, Jose and Fletch, Henry and Raych; loved great-nana of Quinn, Cole, Harrison, Arlo, Max, Everett, Maclan, Ella and Sasha (* denotes deceased).

Margaret took great joy all her life in her family, friends and her music and she will be missed by us all.

A private service has been held for Margaret and we will formally celebrate her life when we can all get together. The family thanks the staff at Elmslie for their great care and compassion during her short illness.

Messages to marg.caldwell@xtra.co.nz

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MORRISON

Kayleen Margaret

Born:

Thursday, 9 August 1962

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Passed:

Morrison: Kayleen Margaret (Tilly) Nee Wills

On 3rd April 2020 Aged 57 years
Much Loved Wife of 32 years of Jimmy
Loved daughter of Angus* & Nancy*
Loved sister and sister in law of Yvonne & Alan, Murray & Maxine, Linda & Robert.
Loved Aunty of Cheryl, Brendon, Trent, Andrew, Chris, Mellissa, Alister, Diane, and many great-nieces and nephews.
Loved daughter in law of Jill & John*Morrison, loved sister in law of Peter, Sharon, Theresa, Arlene, David, Colleen, Kevin, Stephen, and their partners.
Loyal friend of Karen & Stan Turner, Gary & Faye Sinclair, Shelly, Graham & Janice Moore, Karen & Tom Rarere and too many more to list.
As per Kay’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.
A memorial service to celebrate Kay’s (Tilly’s) life will be held when public gatherings can resume. Date to be advised.

Messages to 7 Purdue St, Hawthorndale, Invercargill 9810

Obituaries

HILL

Robert (Bob) Alan

Born:

Thursday, 12 September 1946

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Passed:

“Go chase the checkered flag – tight lines Dad”

“You fought the good fight and did us proud on your way home”.

​Loved husband of Brenda.

Loved father and father in low of Karyn and Paul, Justine and Jason, Damian and Sally, Toni, James and Vicky, John and Katy.

Loved “G-dog”, Grandad and Bobba of his 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

​Due to the current situation, a service for Bob will be held at a later date.

​If anyone would like to make a donation in Bob’s memory, please, do this to St. John and Health Shuttle of which Bob was so proud to be a part of.

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BURKE

Maurice Anthony

Born:

Wednesday, 4 August 1943

Monday, 16 March 2020

Passed:

Maurice passed away at home with his family on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 aged 76. A much-loved husband, dad, and grandpa of Jan, Dean, Todd, Paul, Leah, Cindus, Nicola, Dion, Aiden, Amelia, Patrick, and Harper.

You are invited to join us at Southland Crematorium on Monday 23rd March at 1.30 pm to celebrate his life.

We are very grateful for the care and support we have received from Southland Hospital, Hospice and District Nursing.

No flowers by request.

Email messages to burkeleah55@hotmail.com