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AUTRIDGE, Sydney John (Syd).
Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Saturday, September 21, 2019, aged 98 years young. Dearly loved husband and soulmate to the late Nola. Loved Dad of Glennys and Graeme Lynn. Poppa to Michael (deceased), Sandra and Brendon Cleaver, Rachel, Mark, James and Sophie Quertier, Andrew and Michelle (Melbourne). All messages to Glennys, 22 North Terrace, Gore 9710.
DUFF, Albert Gordon (Bert).
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Southland Hospital. Aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of Ruby and Ailsa.* Loved father, stepfather and father-in-law of Allan and Val Duff, Ronald and Sandra Duff, Lynley and David Stevens, Jan Duff*, Robyn and Marko Celebi, Martin and Valerie Rabbidge, Gordon and Julie Rabbidge, Lynley and Lindsay Rhind, Helen Maxwell*, Lindsay Maxwell and Julie Munro. Adored grandfather and great-grandfather of all his 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Bill and Avis Duff*, Frank and Joyce Dawson*. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Bert will be held at the Invercargill Workingmens Club, 154 Esk Street, Invercargill, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 commencing at 10.30am. (*denotes deceased). His interment will follow at Edendale Cemetery. Online tributes amy be left on Bert’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
KEEN, Leonard Eric (Len).
In the loving care of O’Byrne Wing, Rowena Jackson. Peacefully in the arms of his daughter, surrounded by his loving family, from Invercargill. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan for 59 years. Loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. As per Len’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages to 34 Lorn Street, Invercargill 9810.
McIntyre, Tui Heather.
Passed away on Monday 23 September 2019 at Ascot Care Home; aged 96 years. Loved wife of the late Cecil McIntyre, dearly loved Mum, Mum-in-law and Grandma of David and Karen, Lynley and Perry Murray, Jessica and Raika. In accordance with Tui’s wishes a private service has been held. Thank you to the staff of Ascot Care Home for their love, care and support of Tui during the last 3 years. Messages to 182 Catherine Street, Invercargill. avenalpark.co.nz
MILLER, Eric David.
Answered his call to Christ on Thursday, September 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Loved husband and soulmate of Anne. Treasured father and father-in-law of the late Sandra, Joanne and Mauray Ganter (Auckland), Michelle and Jason. Loved grangie and grandad of Evelyn, Amy, Jessica, Liam and Laura. A service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held in the All Saints Church, Dee St, Gladstone, Invercargill, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 47 Thurso Street, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
REYNOLDS, Marie Gertrude (nee O’Sullivan).
Peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 with her loving family by her side at Calvary Rest Home, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Herb. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Graeme and Malita, Kevin and Ruth, Petrina* and Tony Empson, Michael and Stephanie, Gerard and Lyn, Bernadette and Michael Walker, Christopher and friend of Loretta, and Paul*. Adored grandmother of all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special friend of Marge Keen. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Patrick*, Philip*, and Bernadette* and Jack* Dalton. R.I.P.
Funeral details to be advised. A Rosary will be recited at the Calvary Rest Home Chapel on Wednesday, October 2, at 7.00pm. Messages 36 Clifton Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
WASON, Catherine (nee Robertson).
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Catherine ended her journey peacefully surrounded by her family. The family wish to acknowledge and thank the dedicated team at Ellesmere Hospital. Donations can be made to any Hospice Branch. A Memorial Service will be held at The Cabbage Tree, Otatara, Invercargill, on Saturday, October 5, 2-4pm. Rachael and Lockie wish to thank the wider family and close friends for their support.
HOSKIN, Leslie May.
Kevin Fletcher, Paula & Bruce, Morgan & Hamish, Emily, and Neve would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind, caring and generous expressions of love and support shown to us when our precious partner, mother and nana passed away. For the beautiful flowers, never ending supply of food, baking, kind messages and cards; a huge thank you. To Leslie’s amazing friends, and our own, who not only continued to support her, but also us through this painful journey over the last five years, we thank you from the bottom of our hears. To Barb, for your diligent care and unwavering advocacy, we can’t thank you enough. To celebrant Sharyn Payne and Chris Sutherland at Avenal Park Funeral Home, a special thank you for ensuring this difficult time was a little less stressful. Please everyone, too numerous to name individually, accept this as a heartfelt acknowledgement of our appreciation. venalpark.co.nz
KING, Colin Maxwell.
Fay and family would like to thank everyone for all their support, cards, phone calls, baking, floral tributes, and donations to the Tuatapere Emergency Services. The family were overwhelmed by the number of people at Colin’s service, thank you so much to all those who attended the service and graveside. Thank you must go to those who travelled from far and near your presence was greatly appreciated. A sincere thank you must also go to the Doctors and staff at Southland Hospital for your caring support of Colin and our family. Thank you to all those who assisted and made the celebration of Colin’s life so very special, your kindness and support meant a lot to us as a family. As many addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
McKENZIE, Beverley (B).
On behalf of my family and I (Dexter) we would like to convey our deepest heartfelt thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers, baking, or just a hug and a handshake, in the time of our sad loss of Bev, a loved wife and life time friend, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Many thanks to the West Otago Medical Centre, District Nurses, Dawn, Dr Fonz, and Heather from the Dunedin Hospice, George Kopu officiating minister, Hammond and Ryder Funeral Directors. Your thoughtfulness in the time of our loss is overwhelming.
My mind still talks to you, and my heart still looks for you, but my soul knows you are
at rest. – Your loving family.
RICHARDS, Dorothy Margaret.
Bob (Arrowtown) and Jeffrey (Melbourne) would like to sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and support during Dorothy’s brief illness and subsequent passing on September 12. The many emails, phone calls, cards, meals and flowers were greatly appreciated in our time of sorrow. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the September 19 to farewell a very special lady, especially friends and family who travelled long distances. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the doctors and nurses on ward 7, Dunedin Hospital, who were so kind and compassionate to Dorothy during her 5 week illness. Also a special thank you to Affinity Funerals for helping us through an extremely difficult time.
SNODGRASS, Vincent Gerard (Vince).
Alice and family wish to thank all those who supported us in the sad loss of Vince. Heartfelt thanks to those from St John who attended Vince. Special thanks to Gerald McSorielly, Karen Ralston, Fathers Harrison and McGettigan. Thank you also to the team at J Fraser & Sons, especially Ross Thomson and Rachael Crothers for your kindness and compassion. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement.
STEEL, Graeme Leslie.
Elizabeth, Debbie, Robyn, Stephanie, Rebecca, Fiona, their partners and families, wish to thank everyone for the love and support extended to us after the death of Graeme, a much loved husband, father, father-in-law, Granddad, brother, uncle and friend. Thanks to Rob Pendreigh and to the team at Campbell and Sons. Thanks also to Dr. Roger Yang for his care of Graeme. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of the family’s gratitude.