Funeral Notices – Monday 8th July
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CLEARWATER, Margaret Andrea (nee Zuurbier).
Passed away suddenly on July 3, 2019, aged 58. Loved wife and best friend of Greg. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Hayden and Lucy, Michael and Kirsty, and the late George. Loved Grandma of Ellie, Tom, and Georgie.
A Requiem Mass for Margaret will be celebrated in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Ardwick Street, Gore, at 1.30pm on Tuesday, July 9, the funeral then leaving for the Mataura Cemetery. Messages can be sent to 360 Waimumu Road, RD4, Gore 9774. Online tributes can be left at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
DONNELLY, Robert Buchanan (Bob).
Peacefully at Rowena Jackson surrounded by love. Thanks to all the Salisbury Ward Staff for their dedicated and respectful care of Bobby. Aged 82 years. Son of the late Bill and Millie Donnelly. Brother to Gladys Crosland. Much loved husband of 58 years to Jan Donnelly. Treasured Father and Mentor to his children and partners, Martin, Kirk and Suzanne, Nathan and Jenny, Trudi and Henry, Quentin and Gillian. Dearly loved Bob to his grandchildren, Tyler and Connor, Amiee, Chloe, Liam and Ellis, Amelia and Ciara, Vincent, Poppy and Emily. Great-Grandad to Indee and Bella. Friend of Kim and Sonya. Brother-in-law of Ian Crosland, Neil and Elfreda Foster, Russell and Elva Bickley, Carol and John Kliem, Christine and Trevor Orr, and his many nieces and nephews. A Funeral for Bob will be held on Wednesday, 10 July, 10.00am, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. A Private Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations to St John can be left at the service. Messages to 35 Avenal Street, Invercargill. Online tributes may be made on frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
HOGG, Stephen Angus.
Aged 63 years. On Sunday, July 7, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice Southland (after a courageous battle). Adored partner and best friend of Fliss for 11 years. Loved and treasured Dad and father-in-law of Tracey and Carey, Kirstie and Steve, Julie and Murray, and much loved Pop of George, Will, and Sam; Ty, and Kobe; Riley, and McKenna. Respected friend of Tom, Joe, and George Latta. Dearly loved son of *Gus and Pearl Hogg. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Cheryl and Neil, *Grant and Sharon, Joanne and Stephen, Ian and Toni. “The Mountains are calling and I must go.”
A service to celebrate Stephen’s life will be held in the Gore RSA function Lounge, Bowler Avenue, Gore, on Friday, July 12, at 1.00pm. Private Family Interment at the Charlton Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the service for Hospice Southland. Messages to 11 Blairs Place, Te Anau 9600. (*denotes deceased)
KENNEDY, Russell Allan (Sam).
Passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, in his 79th year. Husband of Morva, father and father-in-law of Allan and Deidre, Michelle and Graeme, Yvonne and Barry, Karen and Wayne, and the late Sheryl. Grandad of Pale, Shaun, Lee, Demelza, Jacinda, Ryan and Jazmin, and great-grandfather of his 14 great-grandies. At Sam’s request a family service will be held. Messages to 4 Chester Street, Tapanui 9522.
MELVIN, Betty (nee Garrick).
Peacefully, at Clutha Health First, Balclutha, on July 6, 2019, surrounded by her loving family; aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan (Movie), a loved mum and mum-in-law of Margaret and Peter McDonald, Dianne and Maurice Young, Bruce, Geoffrey, a much loved and respected grandma and mamma of Alana and Phillip, Quintin and Amber, Andrew and Kim, Lisa and Phill; Matt and Miranda, Cheryl and Kev, Andrea, and treasured by her 12 great-grandchildren. A service to farewell our mum will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 2.00pm, in the South Otago Town and Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at mum’s service. Messages to 34 Gormack Street, Balclutha 9230. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd
Balclutha and Milton.
STEEL, Graeme Leslie.
On July 5, 2019, at home in Outram; aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth and the late Dorothy, treasured father, father-in-law and Grandad of Debbie, Euan, George and Phoebe; Robyn, Ken, Liam and Declan; Stephanie, Chris, Angus, Madi, Bella and Hunter; Rebecca, Glenn, James, Samuel and Matthew; Fiona, Hamish, Dorothy, Charles and Monty. Grateful thanks to the Outram First Responders and the St John Ambulance Service. Funeral details to be advised. Messages to 125 Camp Hill Road, R.D.4, Balclutha 9274.
WILSON, Avis Lesley.
Peacefully after a short illness, in the care of Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in her 88th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim. Cherished and loved mother and mother-in-law of Murray, Roger and Sally, Brent and JoanLea, and Laurence and Brondwyn. Loved Grandma of Terie, Chris and Katy, Shaun (dec), Andrew, Kate and Jacson, and Great-Grandma of Caleb, Keria, and Ruby. Loved sister and sister-in-law of the Thomas, Wilson and Waghorn families. A service to celebrate Avis’ life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Wednesday, July 10, at 1.30pm, the service will conclude with a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 149 Bourke Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
MATTHEW, Margaret Ioana.
A year today you went away, you never said goodbye. Our love for you will not die.
– Peter, Trish and June