Funeral Notice – Saturday 21st March

Mar 21, 2020
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ANDREW, Zilla Agnes:
20-12-1936 – 18-03-2020. 
Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle at Ascot Care Home.  Dearly loved wife of the late Albert George (Baldy).  Adored mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Neil, Stephen and Sheryl, Nicola and Brent, and Donne.  Treasured micro-nana of Kane and Sarah, James and Steph, Megan and Jared, Coby and Dex.  Recent great-gran of Carlos.  “Forever remembered and truly cherished.” The family wish to acknowledge the care, respect and dignity the Bupa team have given Mum during the last three years.  Please join us to celebrate Zilla’s life in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Monday, 23 March at 10.30am. Messages to 75 Thornhill Street Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz

BEVIN, Michael Bryan (Mike).  He fought his last fight on Thursday, 19th March 2020 in the care of Hospice Southland, aged 47 years.  Dearly loved son of Lyn, and Bryan and brother of David and Lesley, and Vick and Paul Hayes (Otatara).  Loved father of Oscar Ray Bevin and uncle of Maddie, George, and Finn.  Loved nephew of the Moseley family and great mate and friend of Lester, Mark, Zane, and Robyn.
“Now he is sleeping And we are weeping Released from his earthly pain” “A great mate to many.” A service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Monday, 23rd March at 2:00pm, the service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service.  Mike’s family would like to thank the Hospice Southland Doctors and Nurses for their care of Mike and his family.  Messages to 208 Avon Road, Invercargill 9812. Due to the outbreak of Corona Virus, numbers are limited to 100 people.  Please contact Vick 0272815006 to attend or receive the livestream link.  avenalpark.co.nz

CASEY, Noelene (née McCaughan):
Passed peacefully at Lower Hutt Hospital on March 17th, at the age of 89. Wife of James. Loved mother of Margaret, Steven, Richard, Brian, Terence, Jill and Helen. Mother-in-law of Leanne. Loved grandmother of Jared, Aiden, Charlotte, Daniel, Neve, Danielle and Nicholas. Beloved sister of Monica, Patricia and Maureen. Thanks to the staff at Lower Hutt Hospital. An interment service will be held at Garston Cemetery, Garston on Tuesday, March 24, at 11.00am.

KIRK, Graeme John:
Peacefully on March 17, 2020, at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha; aged 78 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Kathy and Pete Evans, Gavin, Pam, Des and Diane and the late Bronwyn, and a dear friend of Nita, cherished Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. At Graeme’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 20 Moir Street, Balclutha.
Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha, and Milton.

REEVE, Elaine (nee Sell / Emmerson).
Courageously after a huge journey and in the loving care of her family and Vickery Court staff on Thursday, 19
th March 2020, in her 74th year.  Loved wife of the late Barry.  Dearly loved Mum, Mother-in-law, Nana, Nanny and Friend of Wayne & Robyn Emmerson, Michael & Ashley (Auckland); Lynley & Dougal Macdonald, Jamie, Baz, Olivia, Connor, and her dear wee Luca (Invercargill):  Greg Emmerson (Invercargill) Holley, & Khloe Emmerson (Australia) and friend of Tash (Invercargill).  Step Nana Pearl to Wade, Macaela and family (Invercargill), Shelley, Daniel and family (Australia).  A service to celebrate Elaine’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Tuesday, 24 March at 2:00pm, the service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donation to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service or forwarded direct to them.  Messages to 68 Kakapo Street, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810.
“A brave sufferer now at rest, Who will be missed greatly, By her family and friends.” Due to the outbreak of Corona Virus, numbers are limited to 100 people.  Please contact Lynley 0277234503 to attend or receive the livestream link. avenalpark.co.nz

REEVE, Elaine (nee Sell).
Loved wife of the late Barry.  Loved daughter of the late Charlie & Glenda Sell of Waimahaka & Racecourse Road, Invercargill.  Sister of Stewart (Deceased), Ivan (Christchurch), Graeme (Waimate).  Loved sister-in-law & cousin and loved aunty of her nieces and nephews.

 STEVENS, Shirley Anne (nee Cross):
Late of Balfour. In her 84th year. Peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her home, Gore. Loved wife of Ernest* Stevens, loved mum and mother-in-law of Geoff and Lois, Karen and Robert, Murray and Robynne, Blair and Vanessa, Gary and Maria. Loved nana of Nicola and Brad, Renee, Hunter and Maya, Molly, Hattie, Sophie, Ben, Katie, Matthew* and Joshua, Anton, and Sacha, loved great-nana of Charlie Rose, Ava, and Violet.
“A brave and courageous lady now at rest”
During these uncertain times we ask that only family and close friends attend Mum’s service which will be held in the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Ardwick Street, Gore, on Tuesday, March 24 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left at the service for Hospice Southland. Please contact family if you wish to attend on (03) 208-7003. Messages to 8 Takahe Terrace, Gore 9710.
(*denotes deceased)

Acknowledgement

CALVERT, Shona:
Brenda, Alistair, Judy, Sally, Irene, their partners and all our family, sincerely thank all those who provided love and support to Shona, and ourselves, especially the Clare House carers over the past 2.5 years. We are very grateful for the visits, flowers, cards and messages of comfort we each received on her passing. Thank you so much to all who attended the celebration of Shona’s life, and shared your memories of our loving and deeply caring Mum. Special thanks to Ngaire for taking the service, the St David’s people for set-up, flowers and music and also Sandy and the MacDonald and Weston team for their valued care and assistance.
Our loss is immeasurable, but so is the love she left behind.
At peace with the Lord.

FOSTER, Gwendaline Pamela (Gwen):
19.01.1928 – 28.02.2020
Ernie and Valmai, Gordon and Wendy, Rose and Tony, Albert and Nicky, and families, wish to express our sincere thanks for the love, kindness and support we have received following the passing of Gwen, she was a loved mother, Nana, great-Nana and friend to many. Our heartfelt thanks to those who sent personal messages of sympathy, cards, flowers, food and phone calls. Thank you to all those who called at our homes and attended the service for Gwen. Thank you to all who gave a donation to The Blind Foundation, all very much appreciated. A big thank you must go to Rachael Crothers of J Fraser & Sons for the professional and compassionate care taken when arranging Gwen’s farewell, as well as the celebrant Lynley McKerrow who gave a fitting celebration of Gwen’s life. Last but not least thank you to the carers at Peacehaven for the wonderful care Gwen received during her three years with you. As many addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our thanks.

In Memoriam

HATTRILL, David John:
09.12.1967 – 21.03.2013
Treasured son and brother
Forever loved
“Rest easy Sunshine”
– Mum, Dad, Richard, Kerry, Sue and Paul

VELTKAMP SMITH, Patricia Mary (Pahty):
In loving memory of my dearest mother. A sad year has passed since you left us on March 22, 2019. Greatly missed by many
and so treasured are our memories of you.
You live on forever in
our hearts.
Joseph and Nicky, extended Flannery and Smith Families.

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