Funeral Notices – Saturday 10th October

Oct 10, 2020

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BAIKIE, Isabelle Florence (Nana Buzz) (nee Brookland):
Peacefully at Dunstan Hospital, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10 days short of her 95th birthday. Dearly loved wife of the late John (Jack), very much loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Russell and Philippa (Dunedin), Alice and Brian (Alexandra), Alistair and Eamonn (Auckland), Trish and Phil (Invercargill), loved Nana of Anthony and Susan; Andrew and Leah, Timothy and Lynmarie; Jodi and Steve; Scott, Jackie, and Ben, and loved Nana Buzz of Adam, Luke; Madi, Noah; Mahaileyah, Jack; Isabel, Michael, Alistair, Lewis; Dylan, Hunter; Payton, and Tyler. A very much loved sister and Aunty. A private cremation was held in Alexandra, on Thursday, October 8, as per Buzz’s wishes. We will be having a Rememberance Service in December/January which will be announced later. Anyone who would like to make a donation in Buzz’s name to the Cancer Society please feel free to do so. Messages to 7 Hart Place, Alexandra 9320.

Died peacefully after a short illness, aged 73, in Tauranga Hospital. Beloved wife of Alistair, mother of Erica and Raymond, and grandmother of Zoe and Abi. The funeral service for Nancy will be held on Wednesday, October 14, at 10.30am, at Legacy Gardens, 53 Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa. Our deepest gratitude to the brilliant and dedicated people in the Tauranga ICU. Communications to the Blennerhassett Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Tauranga 3142.

BOLCH, David (Bolchie):
Peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at home in Cromwell. Dearly loved husband and soulmate to Karen Infinity, and dearly loved and cherished father to Nikayla and Matt. Dearly loved son and son-in-law to the late Beryl and the late George, and Joan and Allan Wilson. A loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle to all his family in both Australia and New Zealand. A service to celebrate Bolchie’s life will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 2.00pm in the Cromwell Town and Country Club, 32 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell. Messages to 3 Jollys Road, Cromwell 9310. Email: [email protected]

EGERTON, Janice Elizabeth (Jan):
Sadly, Jan passed away on September 8, 2020. Peter and Christine, David and Nic, Karen and John Hammond, Stephen and Tania, Michael and Dale invite family and friends to an informal celebration of her life at the Waiau Town and Country Club on Friday, October 16, at 3.30pm. Anyone wishing to make a brief address are welcome to do so.

FLETCHER, Warren David:
Passed away peacefully on Sunday the 4 October 2020, in the care of Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home. Loved son of the late Charles and Gladys. As per Warren’s wishes a private cremation has been held. He will be sadly missed by his friends at the Northern Tavern. Messages to c/- Cruickshank Pryde (P McDonald) P O Box 857, Invercargill 9840.

HOLDING, Doreen Isobel (nee Gilchrist):
On October 6, 2020, peacefully at Dunedin Hospital with her family by her side; aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife of the late David, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Geoffrey and Jenny, Sharon Gilchrist, Robert and Sharon, and Bruce; loving Grandma of Sarah, Rachel, and Naomi; Brendon, Stephanie, and Luke; Sharona, Lauren, Luther, Miriam, and Daniel; and Delicia, and a loved great-grandmother of her great-grandchildren.
“I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die”. John11
A service to celebrate Doreen’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 12.30pm on Monday, October 12. In lieu of flowers donations for the Bible Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Holding Family, C/- P O Box 5013, Dunedin 9054 or [email protected]

HUBAND, Christine:
On October 6, 2020, peacefully in Dunedin Hospital; aged 71 years. Loving wife of the late Peter. Loved mum and mother-in-law of Barbara and Peter, Graham and Monique, dearest grandma of Allegra; and Kees, loved sister and sister-in-law of Gerald and the late Jan, Peter and Jill, Jane, and the late Hamish. Christine was loved and supported and will be missed by her extended family, close friends, and colleagues of Dunedin Hospital ED. A service to celebrate Christine’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 12.30pm, on Thursday, October 15, followed by private cremation. Messages to The Huband Family, c/- PO Box 5013, Dunedin 9054, or on Christine’s page at www.tributes.co.nz

MCGOVERIN, Jenny Helen:
Taken suddenly on 6th October 2020. Thankyou for the years of love & friendship we shared. I will miss our coffee catch ups at Global, and the many laughs we shared, Love Julie. Also you will be sadly missed by Hazel, Nathan, Claire, Julie and Raewyn.

McCAUSLAND, Lois Dorothy (aka Lois Rillstone):
On October 3, 2020, surrounded by family, aged 94 years. Loved wife of the late Harold Rillstone and the late John McCausland, and special friend of the late Bob Edwards, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Dougal Rillstone, and Sue Larkins, the late John Rillstone, Barbara and Ross Mitchell, Paul and Jude Rillstone, stepmother of Wayne and Trixie McCausland, Karen Troon, and the late Jill McLennan, treasured friend of Gwenda Ross. Very special grandmother of Nina, Bridget, Kirsten, Brad, Kate, Sarah, Carmen, Nick, Kelly, Scott, Holly, and Courtenay. Lois had many wonderful and loved great-grandchildren. A special thanks to the staff at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, Christchurch, for their wonderful care of Lois. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the Late Lois McCausland, C/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. At Lois’s request a private cremation and family celebration has taken place.

McDONALD, Ewen Neville:
05.09.1958 – 07.10.2020
Loved son of Colin and Ayliss. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Glen and Faye, Cheryl and Lindsay. Loved uncle of Kylie, and Laura. Loved by all his family far and wide.

On Sunday 4th October at Dunedin Hospital, aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Pauline and loved father and father in law of Carmen and James(Timaru)
Jeanette and Waric (Invercargill) and Damon and Brett (Perth) also loved Pop of Regan and Sean, Trinity and Scarlett.
As per Norm’s wishes a private cremation has been held.
There will be a celebration of Norm’s life to be held at the Riverton RSA on Wednesday 14th October at 2pm
A very special thanks to the amazing staff at Ward 6C Dunedin Hospital.
Messages to 9 Shand Way, Otatara. RD9 Invercargill 9879.

SCANDRETT, Jane (nee Byars):
Peacefully on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Oakwoods Retirement Village, Richmond, aged 96 years. Loved wife for 58 years, of the late Jack, and much loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Ann (Wanaka), and Anne and Warren (Nelson). A most treasured grandmother to each of her seven grandchildren and loved great-grandmother to her eighteen great-grandchildren. At Jane’s request a private cremation has been held and a family celebration of her life will follow. Sincere thanks to the wonderful Oakwoods staff who cared for Jane so well.


LATTA, Matthew Robert John:
16.10.1936 – 29.8.2020
Adrian and Jane, Mandy and James, Chris and Claire, and their families wish to sincerely thank you for the kindness and support we have received over the past few weeks. The cards, flowers, visits and baking have meant so much to us. Thank you to the staff at Invercargill and Gore Hospital (where she had worked for thirty three years) for the last time. Thank you to the staff of Windsor Park in Gore for Dad’s wonderful care and support in the last years of his life. A special thanks to Heather, Leisa, Lea, Rob and Hayden from Southern Funeral Home, Gore for taking care of us during this difficult time. A heartful thank you to Chris and Adrienne Rodgers for leading Mum and Dad’s services, and to St Andrew’s Church ladies for the flowers and afternoon teas. To all of you, please accept this as a personal thank you for all your kindness.

McLEAN, Keith Bedford:
Mary and the extended McLean families are humbled by and deeply appreciative of the support, care, consideration and sympathy shown to them during Keith’s final illness. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the staff at Dunstan Hospital; not only for the professional expertise and care shown to Keith, but also their thoughtfulness to us while we were with him. We are also aware of the difficulties and inconveniences due to distance, place, time and venue many of you faced and we thank you for that demanding effort. We must also apologise for forgetting to put an address in the newspaper notices! Your cards, phone calls, flowers and visits have been much appreciated, and while we would like to thank you all individually, for those whose addresses we do not know, please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. Finally, a sincere thank you to Marguerite Buckingham who led us so meaningfully in celebrating Keith’s life in the way he requested. We will let you know when a memorial plaque is unveiled at the McLean family plot in Invercargill Eastern Cemetery, as he also wished.

In Memoriam

SPARK, Fiona-Lyn (nee Freeland):
Our hearts still ache in sadness
Our secret tears still flow
What it means to lose you
No one will ever know
Miss you and love you always

From all your family

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