Funeral Notices – Monday 2nd September
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ADAMS, Ian Ross.
It is with much sadness to announce Ian passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019, aged 61 years. Loved husband of his rock Joywyn. Loved father of Kady and Chris, Dayna and John, Carrie (Pixie) and Bradley. Much loved Grandad of Greer. At Ian’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 24 Gordon Terrace, Gore 9710.
BYERS, Susan Elizabeth.
Passed away peacefully, with family and friends by her side, at Observatory Village Lifecare, Oamaru, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, aged 70. Eldest daughter of the late John Rapson ‘Jack’ Byers and Doris Joan ‘Tiny’ Byers, loved sister of Gaynor (Gay) and Jeffery, step-sister of Karen and Shelley, a loved auntie of Felicity and Louise. Susan’s family would like to thank the Drs, Nurses and support staff at Oamaru Hospital and laterly, Observatory Village, for their care of Susan. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at Whitestone Funerals, 54 Weston Road, Oamaru, on Friday, September 6, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to 21 Perth Street, Oamaru 9401.
CHALMERS, Lesley June (nee Sherborne).
Passed at age 73 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, with her family at her side at Windsor Park, Gore. Lesley will be forever remembered by her loving family. Soulmate of David for 53 years, loving Mum to Lynette (dec), David, Susan, Wendy, partners, and loving Nana to her 7 grandchildren. ‘May she rest in peace’
At Lesley’s request, a private funeral has taken place. Messages to 7 Churchill Avenue, Gore 9710.
GEMMELL, Agnes May (May).
On August 29, 2019, peacefully at Edith Cavell, Christchurch, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late James (Jim), cherished mother and mother-in-law of Marie, Robert and Debbie, much loved nana of Julian and Tania, René and Rebecca, Hannah and Simon; Marcus and Suzie, Robert and Jan, Sam and Ruth, Kathleen and Dean; much loved great-nana of Tayla, and Aiden; Hudson; and Alexis. Special thanks to all the staff at Edith Cavell for the wonderful care given to May. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late May Gemmell, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with May’s wishes a private family service has been held.
HAND, Warren Arthur.
Aged 64 years (unexpectedly but peacefully), on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Rata Rest Home Winton. Dearly loved eldest son of Margaret and the late Arthur Hand. Loved dad of Graham, Shane, Michael, Sonia, Stephen, Sabrina, and Tania. Loved brother and brother-in-law of David and Gwenda (Perth), Sharon and Murray (Invercargill), Linley and Wayne (Gore), Craig and Laura (Gore). A loved grandad of his grandchildren and loved uncle of his nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Warren’s wishes a private service will be held. Message to 14D Huron Street, Gore 9710.
HOSKIN, Leslie May.
It is with deep sadness we advise Leslie passed away at Rowena Jackson on Friday, August 30, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A dearly loved partner and (darling missus) of Kevin for 45 years. A much loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law and best friend of Paula and Bruce; and Nicola. Adored and most precious nana of Morgan and Hamish, Emily, and Neve. Loved daughter of Iris* and Ron* and Harry*. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ronnie and Leanne and Stephen. Thank you to the staff at Rowena Jackson for the love and care of Leslie. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer’s NZ would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Please join us for a celebration in memory of one beautiful lady in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Thursday, September 5, at 1.00pm. Messages to 7 Elgin St, Invercargill 9810.
(*denotes deceased) avenalpark.co.nz
MILLS, John Arthur.
Peacefully with his family by his side, at Gore Hospital, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, aged 79 years. Much loved husband of the late Dilys, loved and respected father and father-in-law of Debbie and Brent Hewlett, Lyndon and Robyn, Stefan and Michelle, Dominic, and Karen, adored Granddad (Pop) of Tessa and Dean, Chaise and Nic, the late Adam, Conor and Abbey, Chantel and Wiremu, Hayden, Ryley and Shenae and great-Grandad of Erix.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Ardwick Street, Gore, on Thursday, September 5, at 1.30pm, then leaving for Mataura Cemetery. Dad would appreciate donations to Gore St. John Ambulance and can be left at the church. Special thanks to Gore Hospital for their care and respect of Dad. Messages to 5 Aotea Crescent, Gore 9710.
OFFICER, Valmai Joyce.
Peacefully and in the care of BUPA Ascot Care Home on Saturday, August 31, 2019; in her 91st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Lynette, Robin, and Karen. Adored Nan of Jann* Hazlett, Hayley and Jonathon, Carl, and Wendy. A loved sister, sister-in-law and aunty of her extended family. At Valmai’s request a private cremation will be held. Messages to 9 Waverley St, Glengarry, Invercargill 9810. (*denotes deceased) avenalpark.co.nz
SMITH, Jane (Jean).
Peacefully, at home in Roxburgh, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, surrounded by her family. Dearly loved wife of the late George, cherished mother and mother-in-law of Geoff and Sally (Roxburgh), Rae and Ross Hammond (Wanaka), treasured Nana of Hayden and Kate, Alesha and Ian, Callum and Rachel, Blake; Tim and Emma, Cain and Bron; dearly loved Great-Nana and GGM of her 12 great-grandchildren.
‘She planted seeds in hearts that will blossom forever”
A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held in the Roxburgh Presbyterian Church, 75 Scotland Street, on Wednesday, August 4, 2019, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to The Smith Family, RD 2, Roxburgh 9572