Funeral Notices – Monday 23rd March

Mar 23, 2020
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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 COVID19, numbers are limited to 100 people at the service.  A livestream link will be shown at the Ascot Park Hotel however numbers are also limited. Link address:-https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/michaelbevin
 avenalpark.co.nz

COOPER, Myrtle Lillian:
1918 – 2020
Loved wife of the late Charles Allan. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Pam and George McAuley (Invercargill), Dianne and Don* Wisely (Invercargill), Vidette and Derek Kinley (Christchurch). Adored Nana of Ross McAuley, Todd and Pogo McAuley, Stephen and Tanya McAuley, Jo-anne and Brook Grimwood, Michael and Denise Symons, Sarah and Sam, and Annabel and Andy. Loved Great-Nana Hoop of Emily, Jobe, Kalani, Neosha, Mali, Kyan, Ari and Juneau. We will miss the knitter of our “myrts.” At Myrtle’s request, a private ceremony has been held. Special thanks to Good Partners and Southland Hospital for their love and devotion to Myrtle’s care. (*denotes deceased) Messages to 12 Vogel Street, Invercargill, 9810, or online at Myrtle’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

DRAKE, Peter James. 24/12/1964 – 20/3/2020. On Friday Peter was unexpectedly taken from us. A deeply loved and respected “Boyfriend” father and grandad to Valerie, Cameron, Dania and Mason, Keenan, Aleisha, Logan and Madison, Conor and Ashton. If you are in need of a “final bit of advice” Peter is resting at Macdonald & Weston Funeral Home, Please phone 03 2182156 prior to visiting. Due to the current regulations we ask that only close family, friends and colleagues attend Peter’s service which will be held at the Otautau Sports Complex, Hulme Street, Otautau at 1.30pm Wednesday 25th March 2020, followed by an interment beside his loved son at the Otautau Cemetery. Please contact 03 2182156 if you would like access to the service, via the live stream link.So many years of “gentle guidance” now to be missed” Written Messages to: 17 Mary Street, Otautau 9610. mwfunerals.co.nz

DRAKE, Peter James. 24/12/1964 – 20/3/2020. On Friday Peter was unexpectedly taken from us. A deeply loved and respected “Boyfriend” father and grandad to Valerie, Cameron, Dania and Mason, Keenan, Aleisha, Logan and Madison, Conor and Ashton.
You said you don’t like fuss or crowds we are enough for you But oh! To such extreme’s you’ve gone to make this wish come true. Due to the recent regulations Peter’s service has now been canceled. Plans for a memorial service will be circulated at a later date. So many years of “gentle guidance” now to be missed” Written Messages to: 17 Mary Street, Otautau 9610. . mwfunerals.co.nz

DRAKE, Peter (Pete). Suddenly on Friday 20-3-2020. Most dearly loved son of Pam and Reg. Loved brother & brother in law of Earl & Margaret, Barry & Sheryl. Uncle and friend of Jeremy & Shaz, Kieran & Shari, Gareth & Gina. A loved great uncle. Loved nephew of Dorothy and Pat Ryley & family. Forever in our hearts”

DRAKE, Peter (Stomper). Loved son, brother, uncle and friend of his second family “The Davidsons”. Ken and Elaine. Kenneth, Dianne, Barry, Sharon, Jill, Dave and Eileen. Niki, Andrew, Murphy, Naeve, Kelvin, Alyssa, Meg including their partners and children. Please remember although our current social restrictions alter the ease to attend Peter’s Service, you can extend your support and love through sending messages via letters and cards to 19 George Street, Otautau 9610. Miss you Pumpkin”

HOSKINS, Alwyn Leslie.  Peacefully with his loving family by his side at Southland Hospital on Saturday, 21st March 2020, aged 86 years.  Cherished husband and soulmate of Dorothy Anne.  Loved father and father-in-law of Elizabeth McKinlay and Dave Roy (Gore), Janice and Trever Williams (Auckland) and Lynley and the late Grant McDonald (Tauranga).  Dearly loved Grandad of Sarah*, Rachel, and Gemma; Yvette, Rebecca, Gabrielle; and Hamish.  Loved brother of Jim*, Clarrie*, Bill*, Eileen, and Isabel*.  Loved brother-in-law of Carol Scott, and Jim* Sutton and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  Messages to 33 Kakapo Street, Invercargill 9810. Due to the COVID19 outbreak the family regret to inform you that they will be holding a private family service. avenalpark.co.nz 

Due to the recent Government Alert to Levels 3 & 4 all funeral services have been cancelled. 


REEVE, Elaine (nee Sell / Emmerson):
Courageously after a huge journey and in the loving care of her family and Vickery Court staff on Thursday, 19th 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 & Ashleigh (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 58 Kildare Drive, 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
 

Due to the recent Government Alert to Levels 3 & 4 all funeral services have been cancelled. 

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.

SKEGGS William Edward (Bill):
Bill passed away after a short illness at Ascot Care Home on Thursday. March 19, 2020, in is 91st year.  Cherished husband and best friend of Elaine for 65 ½ years.  Much loved and loving father and father-in-law of Wayne and Rose, Bronwyn and Ross.  Loved and loving Grandad and Great-Grandad.  In accordance with Bill’s wishes, a private family service has been held.  Messages to 28 Rodney Street, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz

WHAREKAWA, Thomas. Passed away peacefully on Friday 20th March 2020, aged 81 years. Beloved father of Nathan, Tracy and the late Taneti. Loved Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and friend. A service to celebrate Thomas’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill, on Tuesday 24th March at 2pm. Messages to c/o P O Box 1345 Invercargill, 9840. Please note due to the Covid 19 out brake attendance numbers are limited. Please contact Nate on 021 0496895 if you wish to attend. avenalpark.co.nz
 

Due to the recent Government Alert to Levels 3 & 4 all funeral services have been cancelled. 

WILLIAMS, Jono (Jonathan Robert): With broken hearts, the family announce Jono’s unexpected but peaceful passing after a brave fight at Southland Hospital on Saturday, 21st March 2020, aged 39 years.  Jono is the cherished son of Pete and Barbara, loved brother of the late Tim, kind hearted nephew of: Robyn and Chris Williams (Christchurch), Gwen Steentjes, and Reinga Hammond (USA);  caring cousin of: Simon and Karina (Palmerston North), Anna and Justin (Christchurch), Aimee, Gemma and Steve, Phillip and Melissa, and Theresa Trailor (USA). Messages to 410 Lorne Dacre Road, 6 RD, Invercargill 9876. Interment of Jono’s ashes at the Edendale Cemetery will be at a later date.  Please ring 0278980719 for the livestream link.  Due to the COVID19 outbreak the family regret to inform you that they will be holding a private family service. 

Due to the recent Government Alert to Levels 3 & 4 all funeral services have been cancelled. 

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