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AFFLECK, Gary Alan:
Passed away peacefully, after an illness and a long battle with his health, on Wednesday, 24 February 2021, aged 78 years. Loving husband and soul mate of Helen for 55 years, dearly loved Dad and father-in-law of Karen Affleck and Sarah Buxton, John and Maria Affleck, Jo and Guy Michaels, loved and fun Grandad of Rebecca, Ben; AJ, Nakita; Nic, Hayden, and Grace. A loved brother and uncle of his extended family. As per Gary’s wishes a private graveside gathering will be held by invitation. Special thanks to those that have been involved in Gary’s care over the years and in particular recently. In lieu of flowers donations to Gore Hospital, 9 Birch Lane, Gore, would be greatly received and appreciated. Messages to 3 Romney Place, Gore, 9710. – Southern Funeral Home, Gore, FDANZ.
DILLON, Isobel Mavis:
Passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of February 24, 2021, in her 91st year. An incredible woman who was adored by all those who knew her. Dearly loved wife of the late Douglas, treasured and very special Mum of the late Peter, Barbara and Derek (Waimate), and Marilyn (Abu Dhabi). Cherished grandmother to Marek and Rebekah, and Great-Grandmother to Aeris, Kayla and Kenzi. Messages to 143 High Street, Waimate, or via email to Barbara and Marilyn. A private service will be held at a later date. Thank you to all those involved in her care.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
DREW, Kathleen Cecilia (nee Kerr):
Peacefully with family at Clare House on Friday, February 26, 2021, aged 79. Dearly loved wife of Des. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Brendan and Peta (Perth), Dave (Queenstown), Terry (Perth), Teresa and Scott Julian (Arrowtown), Jo and Janan Dunning (Christchurch), Kevin and Ariana (Brisbane) and the late Stephen. Cherished Grandma of Jayden; Caitlyn, Pippa and Rosa; Adele, Zoe and Isla; Matthew, Jacob and Leila. R.I.P. Rosary will be recited in St Thomas Aquinas Church, Great North Road, Winton on Monday, March 1 at 6.00pm. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Thomas’ Church on Tuesday, March 2 at 11.00am. Interment at the East Winton Cemetery to follow. Donations to Hospice Southland can be made at the service. Messages to the Drew Family, 38A Winton-Lorneville Highway, RD 1, Winton 9871 or to Kathleen’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where livestream details are available.
EDWARDS, Noel Robert:
Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday 23 February 2021; aged 87 years Dearly Loved husband of the late Jill, much loved father and father-in-law of Nicholas (Nick), Jane and Shane Edmonds, dearly loved Ganno of Campbell and Teagan, Hayden, Lisa, Emma and Andy, and Greta, and loved great Ganno of Harry. A service to celebrate Noel’s life will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, cnr King and Antrim Streets, Invercargill on Saturday 27 February at 10.00am, private cremation to follow. Messages to 61B Antrim Street, Invercargill.
LUSH, Anthony Mervin:
Tragically taken too early, as a result of an accident, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, aged 61 years. Dearly loved husband of Adrienne, loved and respected father and father-in-law of Jason and Cat, William and Laura, Hannah and Glenn Erskine, Ashleigh and Mark Still, cherished Grandad of Thomas, George; Aylah, Maija; Eva, Gus, Molly; and James. A service to celebrate Anthony’s life will be held at the Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, on Wednesday, March 3 at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Lynwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left at the service for the Te Anau Fire Brigade. Heartfelt thanks to the Emergency Services and Anthony’s workmates. Messages to c/o Southern Funeral Home, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710.
McLENNAN, Alison (Allie), nee Hill:
Suddenly at home in Hamilton, surrounded by her family. Aged 54 years. Loved wife of Brent. Loved mother of Hannah. Loved granny of Avalynn. A service will be held in Invercargill for Alison, date to be advised. Messages to “Family of Alison McLennan”, PO Box 632, Invercargill. https://mwfunerals.co.nz
MARSH, Murray John:
On February 25, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his loving family; aged 75 years. Dearly loved and loving husband, soulmate and best friend of Ruth, proud and loving Dad and 2nd Dad to Kevin and Laura, the late Wayne, Daniel and Michelle, Graeme and Jo Wyllie, Debbie and Brett Todd (Gore), and Tony Wyllie (Christchurch), much loved and fun loving Grandad of Logan; Sophie, Lucy, and Katie; Connor, and Lydia; Melissa, and Charlotte; Jessie, and Gemma, and a special friend to Kieran, and Wade, sadly missed by his best friend and mate Josh. Loved Dad and Grandad of Tracey, Alan, Cam, and Brad Bartrum (Palmerston), Andrea, Emma, Courtney, and Ben Walls ( Pleasant Point), Ricky Marsh (Temuka), and a great-granddad of Theo.
‘A workaholic who has earned his eternal rest’
A celebration of Murray’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 2.00pm on Wednesday, March 3, followed by burial in the Green Island Cemetery. Messages to 45A Torquay Street, Abbotsford, Dunedin 9018.
McCALL, John Alan:
Surrounded by family at home in Christchurch, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, aged 59. Cherished husband of Heather. Adored father of Kimberley, and Eloise. A much loved grandfather of Saoirse. Loved brother of Melvyn, Hugh, Judith, Yvonne, Julie-Ann, Lee-Ann, and Paul. Loved son-in-law of Ailsa and Bruce. Messages to the McCall Family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John would be appreciated and may be made online at bit.ly/jamccall2302 or at the service. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the Beckenham Baptist Church, 146 Colombo Street, Christchurch, on Monday, March 1, at 1.00pm. The service can be viewed live at bit.ly/3sojQGP Private cremation thereafter.
McLENNAN, Alison (Allie) (nee Hill):
Suddenly at home in Hamilton, surrounded by her family. Aged 54 years. Loved wife of Brent. Loved mother of Hannah. Loved granny of Avalynn. A service will be held in Invercargill for Alison, date to be advised. Messages to “Family of Alison McLennan”, PO Box 632, Invercargill. https://mwfunerals.co.nz/
OLVANHILL, James (Jim):
Peacefully at Ranui Rest Home, Alexandra, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, aged 82 years and 3 days. Deeply loved husband and soulmate of Marg for 41 years, loved and respected father of James and partner Nicole Barnes (Alexandra). “ATC, We Train To Serve” A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held in the Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Avenue, on Friday, March 5 at 1.30pm, private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance may be left at the service. Messages to 13 Kamaka Crescent, Alexandra 9320.
SMART, Islay Florence Margaret:
On Friday, February 26, 2021, peacefully, at Dunedin Hospital; aged 96 years. Loved wife of Sidney*, treasured mother and mother-in-law of Margaret and John Cundall, Carolyn*, Neville*, Russell and Pam Smart, and Raewyn and Owen Joyce, special wee Nan and nana to Andrew, and Leanne; Scott, David, and James; Blair, and Daniel, and great-Nan to her 12 great-grandchildren. Islay’s family are most grateful to the staff of Mossbrae for the love and care their Mum received over the last 3 months. A service for Islay will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 4 followed by private cremation. Messages to 22 Inglis Street, Mosgiel 9024.
COKER, Margaret Anne (nee Brown):
Allan, Adrienne, Gary, Judy, Susan, and Families would like to sincerely thank everyone for their love and support following the sudden death of our very special wife, mum, mother in-law, Grandma and Great Grandma. Special thanks to St John’s, the Fire Brigade and to those that assisted Margaret on the day. Thank you to everyone that visited, phoned, sent messages, cards, baking and flowers. We are extremely grateful. To everyone that attended Margaret’s funeral service, your presence to celebrate her wonderful life was greatly appreciated. We thank everyone for their thoughts and kindness during this time. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement from our family.
FRAMPTON, Pat (Paddy):
02.08.1926 – 20.08.2020
Irene and family wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for your support, phone calls, visits and attendance at Pat’s service. Your thoughtfulness and kindness has been, and is, greatly appreciated. Please accept this a personal thank you.
MEE, Sarah Catherine:
Jim, Stephen and Brenda wish to thank everyone who supported us through Sarah’s sad loss. Thanks to those who attended the service for Sarah, beautifully led by her friend Rachael Collins. Special thanks to Linda and Wayne Duncan, Northern Southland College and the community. The kind messages of sympathy are appreciated. As we are unable to respond to everyone, please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
Passed away 1 year ago on March 2, 2020.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Two smiling eyes at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
“Forever in our hearts”
– Lynne, Timothy, and Daniel.
HAYES, Colleen Gael:
9.9.1964 – 28.2.1965
A little angel only lent – now back in the loving arms of her mum.
Love – Dad.
ROBINSON, Grenville John:
07.10.1960 – 28.02.2015
Dearly loved eldest son of Margaret and the late Doug. Loved brother of Elaine Lyndal, Craig, Paul, and families.
Forever lovedand in our hearts