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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.

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Van Schaik

Neil John

Born:

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.