Funeral Notices – Monday 11th March
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DAVIDSON, Janet Douglas. Peacefully at Resthaven Village, Gore, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, aged 76 years. Loved wife of the late John, loved Mum of Clark, loved sister and sister-in-law of *Jim, *Margaret, Bill and Pauline, and Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. In accordance with Janet’s wishes a private service will be held. Messages to 54 Sussex Street, Tapanui 9522. (*denotes deceased)
HARGEST, John Llewellyn. Surrounded by love, John gently slipped away on Friday, March 8, 2019, aged 83 years. John was the dearly loved husband of Jill, awesome dad, father-in-law, and grandfather of Mike and Jo, Ben and Sam Hargest; Sharon; Ralph and Nicky, Adam, Jonathan, Luke and Katelyn Hargest; Claire Hargest, Isabella, Charlotte, Jemima, Olivia-Rose, and Charles Hargest-Slade. “Loved for all of your yesterdays, remembered for all our tomorrows” A celebration of John’s life will be held at Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Wednesday, March 13, at 1.30pm, private interment to follow. Messages to PO Box 173, Riversdale 9744.
HEALY, Annie Josephine (nee Staunton). Peacefully at Longwood’s Care Home, Riverton, on March 8, 2019, aged 95 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Funeral details to follow. Messages to Winton & Districts Funeral Service, 306 Great North Road, Winton 9720.
KOCH, Blanche Edith. 1926 – 2019. Passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019, at Strathallen Life Care Village, Timaru, aged 93 years. Dearly loved by her late husband Philip Henry Koch. Blanche was a much-loved aunty of the late Betty Jordon. Also of April and Murray Dawson, Diana and Kester Bradford, and Gay and Ross Downing; Heather and John Richards, Pam and Bob Hurst, Alison and Barry Hume, Peter Verity, and Barbara and Geoff Barnett; Paul and Jill Hudson, Joan Hudson, and Arthur and Mary Hudson; and all their families. Dearly loved youngest sister and sister-in-law of the late Watson Verity, Mary and Dick Jordan, Ronnie and Molly Verity, Margaret and Vic Hudson, and Herbie Verity. Dearly loved by her cousins Norman Verity and his late wife Margaret and the late Ronald and Connie Verity, and families; Howard and Elsa Verity, Jenny Eave, Rex and Jane Verity, and the late Violet and Jim Fridd and family, Raewyn and the late Reg, and the late Grace and Ian Ellis and family. Dearly loved by Phil’s relatives; Joey and Margaret Beattie, Carol and Ray Kidd, June and John King, Stella and Ivan Baldwin and Owen Hopgood. The wider family would like to thank all the staff at Strathallen Village for their care and kindness to Blanche over the past 21 years. A funeral for Blanche will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Thursday, March 14 at 12.00 noon, followed by an interment at the Pleasant Point Cemetery. Messages to Blanche Koch’s family, c/- PO Box 4091, Highfield, Timaru 7942.
WILLIAMSON, Shirley Ann (nee Porter). (formerly of Owaka). Passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019, at Observatory Village, Oamaru, in her 86th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Raymond James Williamson, loved mother and mother-in-law of Athol and Rose, loved grandmother of Deanne, Cheri and Jordan-Ashlee, loved great-grandmother of Hannah and Dominic, and loved sister of Bert*, Shona*, Graeme, Neville, Ross*, Willis (Les), Kevin* Faye, Carole*, Patricia and Owen. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held atSt Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Coquet Street, Oamaru, on Wednesday, March 13, at 11.00am, followed by burial at Oamaru Cemetery. Messages to 21 Rothesay Place, Palmerston North 4412. Special thanks to Jenny and Duncan Gillies and the staff and carers at Observatory Village for their care of Shirley. In honour of Shirley’s love of roses we encourage you to wear a rose to her funeral.
STIRLING, George Wilson. 22.3.1926 – 11.3.2017
There’s a bridge of happy memories Geordie,
From here to heaven above,
I know we share that bridge Dad,
It’s called the bridge of love.
“Always in my heart”