Funeral Notices – Saturday 11th July

Jul 11, 2020

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AH FOOK, Ugapo Api:
Born 4 July 1942 (Samoa) – Died 7 July 2020 (Invercargill). Loved son of the late Ah Fook and Maletina Ah Fook; loved brother of Sula* and Iole, Rosa* and Lafai Mino, Inosia* and Lafai Amosa, Nimoe* and Taualiipano Ching Sum, Mili and Faase’e Siaki, Afolau and Matamea Van, Ah Fook and Ana, and Mose and Afolau; Beloved husband of Selesa Faasipa; Loved father and father-in-law of Atonio and Nui, Ami and Sa, Palemene and Seulata, Maima and Sefo, Aleki*, Faletolu and Sara, Tavita and Mel, and Kliffy. Loved granddad of his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A family service will be held in First Church, at 6pm on Sunday, 12 July. A funeral service for Api will be held in First Church, Tay Street, Invercargill, at 11am on Monday, 13 July, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 32 Shannon Street, Invercargill, or to Api’s tribute page on frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

ALLAN, Margaret Annie Jean (nee Dawson):
Peacefully on July 8, 2020 at Calvary Hospital, Invercargill, aged 93 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Phil, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Helen, David and Robyn, Ainslee (Australia), Lesley and Paul Schrier (Kerikeri), Claire Emery and the late Peter (Raglan), and Andrew (Blenheim), much loved Grandma of her 11 grandchildren, and great-Grandma of her 5 great-grandchildren. A service for Margaret will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Pomona Street, at 1.30pm on Wednesday, July 15. Private cremation to follow. The service will be live streamed on the Knox Presbyterian Church Invercargill facebook page. Flowers are respectfully declined. Messages to 29H Darwin Road, Kerikeri 0230. mwfunerals.co.nz

BROWN, William Paihau (Bill):
On July 7, 2020; died aged 63 in Melbourne Australia. Bill was a much loved father to Tahne, Lath, Ethan and Kate, brother to Morehu, Tautohe, Mary, Whatu, Margaret, Ngaro, Hemi and Ani. Koro to Seth, Amelia, William and Harrison.
Bill was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.
His tangi will be held at the Whakaki Marae next week.

BURGESS, Wayne Peter:
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Southland Hospital, on Monday, July 6, 2020, aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband of Dianne Burgess for 47 years. Loved father of Alana and Stephen, and their partners Troy and Simone. Exceptional Grandad and number one babysitter of Connor, Oliver and Carter. Loved son-in-law of Valmai and the late Ray Gunn. A private funeral was held on Thursday, July 9. Messages to 56 Cunningham Street, Invercargill. frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

DIXON, James Phyllip:
15.07.1925 – 26.03.2020
A memorial service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held in the Senior Citizens Rooms, Bath Road, Riverton, on Wednesday, July 15, at 1.30pm.

HAY, Jennifer Elizabeth:
Passed away at home peacefully and unexpected on Wednesday 5 July 2020. Much loved partner of Les Lamb, much loved mother of Belinda and Ross Murray, and the late Catherine. Treasured Nana Jen to Alex, Nicholas, and Annabel Ronald. A private ceremony has been held in accordance with Jennifer’s wishes. Messages to 46 Lewis Street Invercargill.

HOTCHKISS, Coral Gweneth, (nee Jamieson):
Of Stewart Island. On Wednesday July 8, 2020 at Invercargill.(Missionary to India and documentary film producer.) Loved daughter of the late Nell and Charlie Jamieson. Loved wife of the late Roy Baker and Tom Hotchkiss. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jo and the late Andy Riksem (Stewart Island, NZ), Janet and Keith Allcott (Idaho, USA) and Jennifer Metts – Baker (Idaho, USA). Loved Grandma of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loved sister of the late Howard and Geoff Jamieson. On Wednesday July 15, at 10.30am in J Fraser and Sons Lounge, Invercargill a time to share memories over refreshments will be held. A memorial service will also be held on Stewart Island in the Community Hall at 2.30pm on Saturday July 18.Please dress colourfully. Messages to Mrs Jo Riksem, 22 Main Road, PO Box 46, STEWART ISLAND or to Coral’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes”>frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes. J Fraser and Sons, Invercargill.

HUMPHRIES, Neil Arthur:
It is with sincere sadness we advise that Neil peacefully passed away in the presence of his beloved family, after a short illness on Wednesday 8 July 2020; aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Jessie, a much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Leone and Murray Greene, Sandra and Stephen Dawson, loving grandad of Chris, and Katie; Tyler, and Courtney. A much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of the Humphries and Molloy families. A service to celebrate Neil’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Monday 13 July at 10.00am, private cremation to follow. Family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Clare House for the love and care shown to Neil and his family. Messages to 18 Myers Street, Invercargill 9810.

NYENHUIS, Corneles Johannes Petrus (Colin):
A Memorial Service will be held to honour and celebrate Colin’s life, who sadly passed away on April 3, 2020. Please join us at 2.00pm, on Friday, July 24, at the Wanaka Bowling Club, 130 Tenby Street. Suitable footwear recommended.

PHILLIPS, Anne Elizabeth:
“My beautiful Mum is now resting at peace” Cherished and adored mum and mum-in- law of Jo and Hamish, Mike* and Jackie. Dearly loved partner of Daniel. Treasured Grananne of Lachlan, and Niall. Loved sister of Eleanor*, Marion, John, and Bernie. Dear friend of Gordon. At Anne’s request a private family farewell has been held. Messages to 44 Palmer Street, Grasmere, Invercargill 9810.

ROFF Robert Edwin (Bob) 1943 – 2020:
Sadly Bob passed away suddenly at home on Sunday 5 th July 2020 with his loving wife and best friend Diane by his side. Bob cherished his two sons; Glen (Wellington), and Boyd (Sydney) and a loved father-in-law to Suzanne, and Vesna. Much loved Bob to Bronte and Leon (Sydney) and Poppa Bob to Bjorn and Lulu Rae (Wellington). Son of Stanley* and Edna* Roff. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Helen* and Jim Robertson (Mosgiel), Reg* and Betty* (Otautau), Bryan* and Dawn (Arrowtown), Carl Carstensen, Kerry-Lee and Owen Kenneally. Loved uncle of his nieces and nephews.
“His humour will not be forgotten”
A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Tuesday 14 th July at 1.30pm, private cremation to follow. Messages to 124 Gimblett Place, Invercargill 9810.

TOWNSHEND, Wesley William John:
Formerly of Orepuki. Passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Perth Australia, aged 80 years. Loved father of Eoghan, Edwin and Alina of Brisbane. Loved brother of Marie Klop*, Owen Townshend*, Valmai Smith and Noeline Garden. Messages to Noeline (03) 446-6560.
(*denotes deceased)

TRAINOR-WARREN, Peter Basil Rangi:
12.09.1984 – 08.07.2020
Aged 35. Dearly loved son of Lesley Warren and Kevin Redhead and dearly loved brother of Michael and Alanka, Moana, Nick, Jarlea, and Megan. Much loved Uncle of all his nephews and nieces. Peter will be resting at his home 150 Bluff Highway until his service Monday, July 13, at J Fraser & Sons at 1.00pm.

WILLIAMS, Henry James (The Hawk):
Of Otaki, formerly Bluff. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Mary Clare. Loved father and father-in-law of Donna and Hoani Carkeek, Marianna and Mathew Wilson, Sterling and Lorna, Clare and Leighton. Loved grandad of his many mokopuna and great-mokopuna. Loved son of Meretepiki and Rangiahua. Dad is laying in state at Kawiu Marae, Levin, where his service will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 11.00am. Dad will be then laid to rest at Te Kapa Urupa on Kawiu Road, Levin.
Moe mai ra moe mai ra.

WOHLERS, Graeme Neville:
Aged 65 years. After a short illness at home with his loving family. Dearly loved husband of Pam. Much loved father and father-in-law of Lyndon and Jill (Gore), and Louise and Brennan (Amberley). Loved Grandfather of Anthony, and Brenna. Much loved son of Brian and Gladys and son-in-law of Marion and Jim* Aitken. A much respected brother- in-law, uncle, and friend. A service to celebrate Graeme’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill on Monday 13 July at 2pm. Donations to Hospice Southland would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 54 Walker St, Riverton 9822.


CAWTHORN, Phillipa Jane:
5.6.1983 – 27.4.2020
Jill, Ray, Richard, James and families, wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our extended family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for the love and support shown to us following the sudden, unexpected loss of our much loved Phillipa. To Phillipa’s friends; your love and comfort to us has been amazing, as you all deal with your own personal grief, having lost a beautiful, wonderful friend. Thank you for the many messages, phone calls and texts, which are ongoing, flowers, food and visits, so overwhelming but very much appreciated. Phillipa was a talented, vivacious beautiful person and while we will never understand or know why her life ended so suddenly, we do know, she is now at peace.

“She is not gone, but walks beside us all,
We just can’t see her anymore,
But she will remain in our hearts forever.”
A Memorial service will be held for Phillipa, a time and place yet to be decided. To Lynette and Jo from the Funeral home, thank you for your support and for taking wonderful care of Phillipa. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgment of our appreciation and support at a time that is heart-breaking to all of us.

LOBB, Wendy Maxine:
Michael, Jamahl and Tania, and their families wish to sincerely thank everyone for their love, and support at the time of Wendy’s passing. Our thanks to everyone who attended Wendy’s memorial service to celebrate her life. Special thank you to Chris Waples for conducting the service, the Waikaia Museum ladies for providing and serving afternoon tea, the Waikaia Rugby Club for tending the bar, John and Janet McKee for playing the piano and organ, Roseanne for the beautiful floral arrangements and the Riversdale Lions Club for their guard of honour. We have valued the care, friendship and support offered by Brenda, Noeline, Ray and Mairi, Wendy’s caregivers, Southland Hospice Staff and Dr Mathew Stokes during this difficult time. Thank you for all the expressions of sympathy – food, flowers and cards, as this is a great comfort to us all. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our appreciation.

McBRIDE, Charleen Bridget:
17.11.1971 – 31.5.2020
Darren, Lara, Val, Sandy, Karen, Shaun, Richard, Deidrah and families would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us all following the sudden loss of our Charleen. The kindness of you all was greatly appreciated through this difficult time. Thanks to the medical staff at Tapanui, the rescue helicopter and Dunedin Hospital for their professionalism and compassion. A special thanks to Averill and the team at Winton and Districts Funeral Services. Averill, you went above and beyond and your kindness was treasured. To Norm Harraway and Craig McBride (the cousins with the gift of the gab) thanks for leading our celebration of Charleen at Tapanui. Please accept this as a personal thanks to everyone who has and continues to support us.

McKENZIE, John Graeme (Graeme):
Stuart, Janet, Fraser and Karen would like to thank all of you who sent cards, emails, letters, texts, flowers and food to us as expressions of sympathy at the loss of our loved Dad, Grandad
and Great-Grandad. To those of you who attended his service and travelled a distance to do so, we appreciate your support. To Windsor North Community Church, thank you for your contribution to celebrating the well lived life of Graeme with us. To the Rowena Jackson staff, we would like to say a special thank you for the kindness and compassion you had shown to Graeme while he was in your care. Lastly, we would like to thank Nigel and his team at Avenal Park for their care and attention to detail in preparing Graeme for his final journey home to be with his beloved Heather.

MILNE, Hazel Lorraine (nee Clyma):
12.07.1939 – 06.05.2020
Annette, Peter, Alan, Susan, Barry, Kristina, and families, wish to acknowledge the kindness, sympathy and support shown following the recent passing of our lovely Mum. Thank you once again to the loving staff of Salisbury Wing, Rowena Jackson and also to Dr Khan for their care of Mum over the past few years. We have also appreciated and been grateful for the love and support given by friends and family members, especially Mum’s sister Shirley and brother-in-law Bob. A special thank you also to Hamish MacPherson and the staff of Frasers Funerals for their care of Mum whilst we waited for an appropriate time to celebrate her life. Regretfully, with the restrictions in place at that time, there were many unable to attend her farewell. We thank those who were present and to those who viewed by live stream, and apologise to those who could not. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our sincere and heartfelt thanks.

SHAW, Lindsey Elizabeth:
George and family would like to thank everyone for all the cards and kind wishes. A special thank you to The Cancer ladies, Southern Lakes Hospital Staff for their care of Lindsey, and staff of Mitre 10.

VASS, Albert Alexander (Bert):
Rex, Joy, Wayne, Trevor, Helen and families thank everyone for their love and support shown to us with the sad and unexpected loss of Bert. All the visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, food and thoughtfulness of so many within our community was very much appreciated. As a family we were grateful to be able to hold the service due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Special thanks to Hammond and Ryder Funeral Service for all their kindness and the extra work that was required. Tracey Hicks, thank-you for leading such a moving service. To the Mataura Rugby Club, your haka and guard of honour was moving and much appreciated. To Paul Bruce, your piping was heartfelt. To the Mataura RSA, we appreciated your message at the cemetery and the lovely afternoon tea. To the Mataura Medical Centre, we are grateful for the care given to Bert over the years. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks to you all.
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