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Gillian Fay

Tuesday, 17 April 1945



Sunday, 17 December 2023

Loved 3rd daughter of *Keith and *Agnes Blackmore (Alexandra)

Sister of Rosalie Hill (UK), *Jim and Yvonne Blackmore (Aus) *Frances and *Arie Verhoef (Dunedin), Vivien and Richard Davidson (Alexandra), Sister-in-law of Iris and *Mark Goodfellow (Nelson). *Eileen and Barry Tewnion (ChCh), David and Claire Buckby (ChCh)

Dearly loved wife of John for 58 years.

Loving Mother of Richard and Kerry, Amy, and the late Sarah

Loved Nan of Antony and Hannah, the late Corey, Samantha, Mathew, Jacob, Melody, Cole and Devon, Reuben, Paige and Ash.

Privileged Great Nan of Amelia Greig, Cooper, and Eve Buckby.

Also Mother, Mother-in-law, and Nan of Keith and Rae, Joshua, Hayden and Dominic Buckby, Susan and Phil, Emma, Mason, and Grace Corbett, and Rachel (Wgton)

A service to celebrate Gillian’s life will be held on Friday 22nd of December at the Southland Crematorium, Invercargill, commencing at 1 pm. Instead of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated. Messages to 340 Ness Street, Invercargill 9812, or may be left on Gillian’s tribute page at

Please find a link to the livestream below


To John, Richard, Keith, Susan, Amy and all of your Families. Sending love and best wishes to all the Family at this sad time. Gillian will be missed and remembered by all of you. We will be with you in spirit and online today.

David and Claire Buckby and Family xxx


Sending much love to you Amy and all the family.
Was lovely getting to know your mum for that short period of time.
May she rest in peace and love now.
Aroha 💖

Catherine Hanson-Friend


Dear Amy and family,

Thinking of you at this very difficult time, Kia Kaha... Be Strong

All our Aroha

Mandy and Hoori Ret


Gillian was a lovely neighbour to us when we lived on Ness St, always looking out for us and she has kept in touch for the last few years. I feel so sad for you all.
Sending u all my love. She will be missed x

Alicia McDonald

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