Funeral Notices – Monday 11th January
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DWYER, John Edward:
Of Oamaru. On Friday, January 8, 2021, peacefully at the Observatory Village Lifecare, in his 84th year. Loved husband of Mary. Loved father and father-in-law of Nick, Megan and Mike, Carmel, and loved Grandad of Sam. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St Vincent De Paul, 7 Tees Street, Oamaru 9400, or may be left at the service. A Mass for John will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Basilica, 68 Reed Street, Oamaru, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Dwyer family, C/- 38 Exe Street, Oamaru.
Oamaru Funeral Services Ltd, 49 Humber Street, Oamaru 9400
Ph (03) 434-8266
FINNERTY, Rodger Edward:
Peacefully, surrounded by his family and in the care of Rowena Jackson Retirement Village on Saturday, 9 January 2021 in his 85 th year. Dearly loved husband of Yvonne* and much loved father,
father in law and Grandad of Nigel, Sandra, Karl and Kat, Sara and Cooper; Geoff, Debbie, Rebekah and Sam, Harrison and Elizabeth; Barry, Kristen, Thomas, Dana and Macy; and Leanne, Andy, Ben, Hannah, and Jessica Sherratt. A much loved great grandfather of Charlie. Loved youngest child of Thomas* and Gladys*, and loved brother of Martin*, Nola* and Moureen*. A much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Rodger’s life will be held at the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Wednesday, 13 January at 2.00pm, interment to follow at the Greenpoint Cemetery. Messages to 14 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810.
LANGFORD, Arthur Patrick:
Formerly of Southland. On January 8, 2021, at Dunedin Hospital; aged 97 years. Much loved husband of Joyce for 70 years, loved brother of the late Bert, Eileen, Sandy, and Joan, loved uncle of Beverley, Gaynor, Anne, Mary, Patrick, and Erin; Margaret, and Elizabeth; Uneta; Anthony, Bernard, Kathleen, and the late Michael and all their extended families. R.I.P. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Patricks Basilica, Macandrew Road, South Dunedin, at 1.00pm, on Thursday, January 14, followed by private cremation. Messages to U Denley, 16 Grasmere Street, Timaru, Waimataitai 7910.
McCROSTIE, June (formerly Pemberton):
Drifted off peacefully, on January 8, 2021, at Leslie Groves Rest Home, Roslyn, Dunedin; aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Stewart McCrostie and the late Ivan Pemberton, loved mother and mother-in-law of Raewyn and Alan Loughrey and Colin Pemberton, loved and proud Gran of Jenny, Owen, Elliot, Finley and Emerson Arnold; Steven, Anita, Brooke and James Loughrey; Tessa, Hayden, Callum and Alex Scorringe; Lee Pemberton and Victoria Morton, Lachlan and Elsie Pemberton; Alex and Khellesy-Anna Pemberton; Alice Pemberton and Kathryn Pemberton, loved June of Louanne, Andrew, Ben, Guy and Aimee Roxburgh; Craig, the late Amber, and Courtney and Charlie McCrostie, also a special friend of the late George Law. Thank you to the staff at Leslie Groves Rest Home for their generous and attentive care of June. As was June’s wish, a family farewell will be held at a later date.
WILSON, Kenneth James (Kenny):
Aged 63 years. (After a long battle), on Saturday, January 9, 2021, surrounded by loving family, at Southland Hospital. Much loved husband and friend of Sandra, much loved dad of Virginia and Andrew (Australia), Jamie and Tabatha (Wanaka), Bryce, Melanie, Tania and Fred (all of Gore). Loved Grandad-Kenny of Jessica, Jai, Kya, Bailey, and Marshall, and companion Taz.
Living the dream
A service to celebrate Kenny’s life will be held in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Ardwick Street, Gore, on Wednesday, January 13 at 1.30pm, followed by a private family interment at Mataura Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left at the service for Hokonui St John Ambulance. Messages to 16 Duke street, Gore 9710.
“You can only have one mother, patient, kind and true,
No other friend in the world will be the same to you,
For all her love and kindness she asked nothing in return,
When a mother dies we lose a piece of who we are,
We lose the person whose story provided us the beginning of your own”
Love you and miss you
– Lee, Wendy and Shaun, Cory and Saskia, Brannon, Eden and Moss.
McCOLGAN, Alice Elizabeth:
Passed away one year ago.
To hear your voice, to see your smile, or just to sit and talk a while.
To have you here, in the same old way, is my biggest wish today.
Lots of love – Kay Bowman, Alyse, Jesse, Jaxson, Ruairi and Christopher.