Suzanne Marie


Tuesday, 29 June 2021


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:

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,


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




Alma Dorothy


Monday, 24 February 1936

Friday, 11 June 2021


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.






Friday, 16 September 1927

Saturday, 22 May 2021


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.




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.