Funeral Notices – Monday 9th March
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ASHTON, Barbara McShannon:
Peacefully on 6 March, 2020; in her 90th year. Loved wife of the late Don, loved daughter of the late Archie and Elsie Sutherland, loved and respected Mum of Lynnette, Barbara, Lachie, Sharron, Margaret, Janice, Kirk, and Elsie, and all of their extended family. A Service for Barbara will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin at 3.00pm on Tuesday, 10 March, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Neurological Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 34 Huia Street, Saint Leonards, Dunedin 9022.
BIRT, Ronald Ian:
24.3.1942 – 7.3.2020
Treasured husband of Shirley, dearly loved father, stepfather and foster father of all his children and precious papa of Marcus. Adored Grandad Ron of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A loved brother of his family. A special friend of Irene.
A quiet, unassuming and loyal friend to many. A great shearer gone home.
A funeral service for Ron will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday, March 11, at the Liberty Christian Fellowship, corner of Tweed and Ethel Streets (Upstairs). Interment following service at the Wairio Cemetery, Nightcaps. Please wear everyday clothing when we celebrate Ron’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society can be left at the service. Messages to 79B Racecourse Rd, Glengarry, Invercargill 9812.
COONEY, Sister Mary Emerentianas.m.s.m. (Monica Frances):
On March 7, 2020 (peacefully) in her 93rd year. Loved and respected member of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary congregation. Loved daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Cooney. Loved sister of Edward and the late George, Basil, Raymond, and their families. Requiescat In Pace Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church, 21 Carruth Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, at 10.00am on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, prior to interment at the Waikaraka Cemetery, Onehunga. Vigil prayers at Holy Cross Church at 7.00pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. C Little & Sons Funeral Directors Auckland.
(Of Tapanui, formerly Kelso). Aged 92 years. Passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at home in Tapanui. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Kathleen for 66 years. Much loved father and friend of the late Graham, Karen and John Hooper, Annette, and David. Loved Grandad of Kirsten and Bryan, Jacqui and John, Michael and Shelley; Rhea and Richie, Rachel; Nikita, Stephanie, and Ross. Loved great-grandfather to George, Hudson, Charlie, and Mac. ‘Will be sadly missed’
A service to celebrate Malcolm’s life will be held in the West Otago Community Centre, Suffolk Street, Tapanui, on Thursday, March 12 at 2.00pm, followed by a private family interment at Tapanui Cemetery. Donations may be left at the service for the West Otago St John Ambulance. Messages to 25 Sussex Street, Tapanui 9522.
HEYDON, Lynley Jane:
Peacefully at Hospice Southland on March 7, 2020, aged 45. Dearly loved partner of David Crooks. Loved mother of Harlam, and Jacob. Loved friend to Andrew, and Matthew Crooks. A service for Lynley will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, at 11.00am on Wednesday, March 11, followed by interment at Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 95 Gimblett Street, Invercargill 9810, or to Lynley’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
Heydon, Lynley Jane:
Beloved daughter of Sam and the late Raelene Heydon. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Trudie and Harry Wilson; Sarah and Nigel McKinlay. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews.
HICKS, Samuel Anthony (Sam):
Unexpectedly on Saturday, February 29, 2020, in his 43rd year. Adored and loving father of Harley. Cherished partner of Andrea Pouyouros. Loved youngest son of Brenda and the late Roger Hicks (Stewart Island). Loved brother and brother-in-law of Quin and Kirsten Hicks (Stewart Island), Kerry Wheeler (Dunedin) and Kyle Muir (Caloundra). Treasured Grandson of Brenda and George* Hicks, Olive* and Bruce* Nilsen, and Norman* Battersby. Beloved nephew of Peter and Alwyn Mitchell (Amberley), Rangi and Iona Karaitiana (Stewart Island) and Ken and Lorrie Hicks (Marrochydore). Cherished by all his cousins, nephews and nieces. “Kind heart and a good friend to many”
A service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel. 75 Fox Street, on Tuesday, March 10, at 1.00pm. The service will conclude at the Southland Crematorium, Rockdale Road. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to PO Box 137, Oban, Stewart Island 9846. avenalpark.co.nz
Very much loved and loving Daddy of Harley, and friend of Soul and Deja.
We will miss and remember you forever. Sleep well with Weefa.
HORRELL, Bernard Geoffrey (Geoff):
Unexpectedly on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Dunedin Hospital; aged 68 years. Much loved husband and best friend of Bev, loved father and father-in-law of Joe and Emma, Amber and Kris, Sam and Paula, adored Poppy of Ravyn, Chloe, and Jeremy; Jaxon; and Skylah. A Celebration of Geoff’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 3.00pm on Friday, March 13, followed by private cremation. Messages may be left on Geoff’s page on www.tributes.co.nz
JOHNSTONE, Sharon Gail (nee McClenaghan):
12.02.1955 – 06.03.2020
Unexpectedly in her element fishing the canals in Twizel. She leaves behind Ray, husband of 44 years. Mum and Mother-in-law to Carl and Dierdre; Guy and Charlotte. Nana to Crysta, Hannah, Maya, Thane, Rhia, Reeve, and Jack. Sister of Robyn, Lance, Yvonne, Helen, and Lisa. Sister-in-law of Ian, Colin, and Noelene and all their families. Funeral details to follow. Messages to 1 Douglas Street, Winton 9720.
McALISTER, Alice Elizabeth (nee Stevenson):
Peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Resthaven, Gore. In her 87th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Charlie McAlister. Much loved mum of Stephen, Murray, and Jocelyn. Loving Grandma of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Oliver* and Thelma*, Shirley* and Warren* Allan, Ursula and Ray* Scully. Loved Sister-in-law of Doug*, Nancy* and Claude* Coster. Much loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews.
“Finally At Rest with Charlie”
A service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held in the Gore RSA Function Lounge, Bowler Avenue, at 11.00am on Wednesday, March 11, the funeral leaving thereafter for Riversdale Cemetery. Donations may be left at the service for Gore St John Ambulance. Messages to 54 King Street, Otautau 9610. (*denotes deceased)
Passed away peacefully with family, on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Westport. Aged 82 years. Much loved wife of the late Russel, loved mother of Ron, Karen, and Andrea, and a cherished Nana of her 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A private cremation has been held. Hagedorns Buller Funeral Services, F.D.A.N.Z.
SWANN, Frances Allison (nee McIntyre):
Passed away peacefully at home on 7 March, 2020, in her 90th year. Dearly loved wife of Bob. Loved mum of the late Ian, Peter, the late Gillian, Robert, and Cristine. Loved daughter, sister, aunty, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to all her extended family. A Celebration of Frances’ life will be held at the Geraldine Rugby Club, 12 Taylor Street, Geraldine on Thursday, 12 March, at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the St John Ambulance Service would be appreciated and maybe left at the service. Messages to 19 Darby Street, Geraldine 7930.
Passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Cherished husband of Shirley McLellan, and treasured father of Maggie Ann, Jonathan and Mercia, Richard and Fiona, Jamie and Bronwyn, Gregory and Leigh, Julie and Jim Lawson, David and Leanne, Carolyn and Justin Ling, and the late Barbara Anne; and fun-loving Pop Pop of all his beautiful grandchildren. Now he is sleeping And we are weeping. Released from his earthly pain,
Love and Memories remain. Special thanks to John’s caregivers and companions at Iona. Requiem Mass for John will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Rimu Street, Georgetown, at 11.00am on Wednesday, March 11, the funeral then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. Messages may be sent to 69c Martin Street, Invercargill, or to John’s tribute page on frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
WARREN, Bernice Elaine (nee Slater):
Bernice passed away on 8 March, 2020 after a long illness, surround by her loving family. Cherished Daughter of Terry* and Enid* Joslin and loved sister of Neil Joslin, Warren Joslin* Murray Joslin, Yvonne Skelton and Jennifer Frampton. Loved mum of Deborah Hume, Darcy Warren, Jacqui Anderson, Ailsa Bowes. A special Gma to her 15 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Bernice’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, on Wednesday, 11 March at 10.00am. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages to 90g Brown Street, Kingswell, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
SHEFFORD, Lynda Jane:
Passed away 09.03.2015,
5 years ago today.
Your presence we miss,
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
– Ian, Sam, Megan, Carmen, Sass, Madison, Hayden, and Jenna.