Obituaries

Obituaries

Grigg

Raymond Raven

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Ph: (03) 218 9468

69 Bond St

Invercargill 9810

New Zealand

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