David Alexander


Thursday, 14 March 1946

Sunday, 9 May 2021


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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Neil John


Friday, 30 April 2021


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

Messages to 88 Chelmsford st.




Steven Bertie Hector


Tuesday, 10 November 1936

Wednesday, 31 March 2021


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.




Nicolaas Adriaan (Nic)


Friday, 28 October 1927

Monday, 8 March 2021


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




Dianne Marie (nee Lake)


Thursday, 12 December 1968

Saturday, 6 March 2021


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




Frances Roberta


Tuesday, 5 August 1980

Tuesday, 2 March 2021


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 .




Faye Suzanne


Sunday, 14 August 1955

Thursday, 18 February 2021


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.




John William


Saturday, 21 February 1970

Tuesday, 2 February 2021


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




Madison Louise


Thursday, 22 February 1996

Friday, 22 January 2021


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.




Mark Joseph


Sunday, 3 November 1963

Thursday, 14 January 2021


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.




Noel Gerrard


Wednesday, 3 May 1944

Wednesday, 30 December 2020


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




Lily (Nee Braithwaite)


Wednesday, 10 August 1938

Sunday, 22 November 2020


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