Funeral Notices -Saturday 11th May
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EATON, Ruth Mary.
Passed away in the care of Windsor Park Care Home staff, Gore, on Thursday, May 9, 2019, aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife and life partner for 63 years of Murray, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Graham and Debbie, Jeffrey, Shaun and Lois, Lynne and Dave. Loved Nana to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Tuesday, May 14 at 1.30pm, private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations accepted for Alzheimers NZ. Thank you to the Windsor Park staff for their care and support over the past 3 years. Messages to 34 Meadow Street, Lumsden 9730.
LOOTS, Alison Carol (Ally) (nee Gibson).
Passed peacefully in the company of her beloved husband, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Beloved wife of Kay. Loved sister and sister-in-law of John and Faye, and Andrew and Carol. For the loving care and support I have had thank you to Paula, the Parkinson Community Educator, Royal District Nurses, you are wonderful girls, I.S.I. S, and the Hospice in your care of Ally. Thank you to Callum from Campbell and Sons, and Margaret from the Salvation Army.
Rest in peace in heaven
and I will see you there
According to Ally’s wishes a private funeral has been held.
HOLLAND, Catherine Cecelia (Cath).
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, peacefully at Peacehaven Rest Home, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim Holland, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Noel* and Annette*, Pat*, Kevin and Sharon Harvey, and adored Nana and Nana Cath to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved Aunty of her many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the staff at Peacehaven for their love and support over the years. Requiem mass for Cath will be celebrated in Peacehaven’s Chapel, 498 Tweed Street, Invercargill, at 1.00pm, on Monday, May 13, 2019, followed by interment at Riverton Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 152 Beaumont Station Road, Wairaki Valley, at 7.00pm, on Sunday, May 12. Messages to 152 Beaumont Station Road, RD 1, Otautau 9689.
McGOWAN, Margaret Joyce (Joyce).
Peacefully at Peacehaven Resthome on Monday 6 May 2019. Dearly loved wife of the late Maurie, proud mother and mother-in-law of Trevor and Robyn, the late Geoffrey, Neale, and Deidre, dearly loved Nana of Jasmine McGowan (Australia), Maria Hall (Australia), great Grandmother of Olivia, Madison, and Veronica and special friend of Jan and Rosie. In accordance with Joyce’s wishes a private service has been held. Message to 48 Selwyn Street, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010. avenalpark.co.nz
McLAUCHLAN, Edna Vera (nee Sutherland).
Peacefully at the Teviot Valley Rest Home, Roxburgh, on May 8, 2019, in her 91st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon Hamilton McLauchlan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Heather and John Preedy. Loved Nana of Julie and Jake Lanauze, Gordon Preedy and Carol Booth. Loved special “Nana” to Brian and Margaret Jane. Loved Nana to all at Ettrick Gardens. At Edna’s request a private service to celebrate Edna’s life has been held. A heartfelt thank you to all staff at the Teviot Valley Rest Home and the Roxburgh Medical Centre who cared for Edna in her final weeks. Messages to 5104 Roxburgh-Ettrick Road, RD 2, Roxburgh 9572. Cared for by Affinity Funerals Central Otago & Lakes District
PETERS, Roger Wayne (Wayne).
Passed away peacefully at Hopewell Hospice, Gold Coast, on Sunday, April 21, 2019, aged 58 years. Dearly loved son of the late Ernie and Margaret Peters. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Marj and Tony Allan (Pegasus), Dianne Healey (Melbourne), Jude and Grant Dawson (Ashburton), Lindsay and Danielle (Christchurch), and Helen and Stephen Maxwell. Also loved uncle of his many nephews and nieces. A celebration of Wayne’s life and interment of ashes will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10.00am, at J Fraser and Sons Funeral Home, 199 Esk St, Invercargill. Messages to 54 Stuart St, Invercargill. frasersfunerals.co.nz
SINCLAIR, John Duncan Peter.
Aged 79 years. Peacefully on May 9, 2019, at Dunedin Hospice. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Phyllis, much loved father of Brenda, and David, a dear friend of Theresa Sinclair, and David Higgins, cherished Grandad of Angus and Marie, Anton, Adam, and Aiden; Shelley, and Jacob; much loved great-Grandad of Cyrus, and Harlow. Loved son of the late Jack and Margaret Sinclair (late of Glendhu Station, Lawrence), loved brother of Kay, Judy, and Pat and their families, loved brother-in-law of Jean and Ernie McCraw, Madeline and Barry Muldrew, and their families. R.I.P.
A Requiem Mass to celebrate John’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 15, at 1.30pm, in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Colonsay Street, Lawrence, then leaving for the Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lawrence St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at John’s service. Messages to 26 Thompson Road, RD 1, Lawrence 9532. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha, and Milton.
SINCLAIR, Lesley Marie (nee Miller).
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Southland Hospital; aged 60 years. Loved wife of the late Ivan Sinclair, and loved Mum of Lisa. A service for Lesley will be held in the Mataura Community Centre, McQueen Avenue, on Tuesday, May 14, at 1.00pm, leaving thereafter for the Mataura Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the service for the Gore St John Ambulance. Messages to 16 McQueen Avenue, Mataura 9712.
van den AREND, Benita June Mary.
Peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Ascot Care Rest Home, aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Mike. Much loved mum, mother-in-law, Oma and Great-Oma of Mike and Kim, Sasha and Neale, Zara, Ashleigh and Ash; Cary and Karen, Laura and Cameron, Wade and Lynda; Bill and Jill, Jay and Penny-Jane, Josh and Sam; Julie-Anne and Tony, Luke, Sean, and Tarra. R.I.P.
A Mass for Benita will be held on Monday, May 13, 10.30am, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, corner View and Rimu Streets, Invercargill. Interment at Eastern Cemetery to follow. The family wish to thank the staff at Ascot Care Rest Home for their kindness and care of Benita. Messages to 134 Exmouth Street, Invercargill 9810. frasersfunerals.co.nz
BAIRD, Kathleen (formerly Hallum).
Stuart and Annette Hallum, Anne and Jim Berney, Ngaire Jennings, John and Karen Hallum, Susan and Ken Falconer, Isabel and Doug Jack, Alison and Frank North, Irene Miller and their families wish to thank everyone for their sympathy and support shown to us all following Kathleen’s passing. The visits, phone calls, texts, cards, letters, flowers, and food were all very much appreciated. Our thanks to Susan Holgate for conducting a wonderful service, to Raewyn and Robyn at Doug Nesbit Funeral Services for their care and support and to all those who attended Mum’s farewell. A special thank you to Dr Abraham Visagie, and the staff at Clutha Views Lifecare for your care of Kathleen. Kathleen was a much loved mum, stepmother, mother-in-law, Nana, great-Nana, sister and aunt. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement.
DICKSON, Robin McLeod.
Susan and family would like to thank all relatives, family, friends and neighbours for their loving concern and practical help at the time of Robin’s sudden passing. The delicious baking, meals, floral tributes, cards and messages of sympathy were greatly appreciated.
Thank you to Melissa and family (Pukerau) who helped Robin. Thanks also to Trudy from Victim Support, Pukerau Fire Brigade and St John’s who tried their best to help Robin. Thanks to Leisa Sleeman from Southern Funerals whose empathy and professionalism guided us through this difficult time. Sincere thanks to our dear friends, Rev. Canon Chris Rodgers and Adrienne, for taking Robin’s service. To Doris Christie and Dr Nicola Voice whose music soothed our souls. To all those who gave tributes, Roy Shanks, Jim Paterson, Brethren of Masonic Lodges, Rotarians, VCC and BRL Ltd. Sincere thanks to members of the Gore Womens’ Club and the St Andrew’s Church family. We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the love and support we have received. We are all poorer by Robin’s passing but richer for knowing him. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
EDGERTON, John Henry (Snowy). 1926 – 2019
Joan, John, Larraine and Rowdy White and families would sincerely like to thank family, relatives and friends for their love and support we received in the passing of a much loved father, father-in-law and Nanga. Your visits, telephone calls, food, baking, speeches, flowers and cards have been much appreciated. Many thanks to the Tuatapere Medical Centre and District nurse, Jane Church, also Cathy Poole and Leona Devery. Thank you for all for making tough times easier. Thanks to all staff at Bupa Longwood Care Home, Riverton Ambulance staff, Southland Hospital Medical ward. Thank you Leah Boniface for the service at St. Georges Church Tuatapere, Don Egerton for the service at the Waiau Town & Country Club and the Committal. Thanks to Janice Bryan and Leonie Gale for your help on the day and for those who travelled near and far. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgment of our gratitude to you all.
McALISTER, John Francis. 8.5.1935 – 27.3.2019
Sandra, Sharon and Barry, Barry and Belinda, and families would like to sincerely thank everyone that attended John’s funeral service. To all the people that travelled long distances, thank you. We were truly grateful for all the cards, letters, flowers, baking and home visits. This was appreciated by all our families. Special thanks to Sally from Winton & District Funerals who made John’s farewell a special occasion for us. Please accept this notice as a personal thank you from all our family.
ROY, Alastair Albert.
Lynnette, Bill and Lynnette, Nigel and Pip, Chris and Di and their families wish to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and support shown in so many ways with the recent sad loss of a much loved husband, dad, father-in-law, grandad, and uncle. please accept this as a personal acknowledgement, as many addresses are unknown.
VELTKAMP SMITH, Pat (Pahty). 06.02.1934 – 22.03.2019
Ivan, Joseph and the Smith, Flannery and extended families wish to sincerely thank all those who supported us with their visits, cards, emails and flowers following the sudden loss of our dear Pahty. To those who attended Pahty’s service and who have expressed such love for Pahty; please know that we find much comfort in knowing so many share our loss of such an amazingly special lady, who had so much love for us all. To Hamish and the team at J Fraser & Sons, your care, consideration and guidance was greatly appreciated. Thank you to St Teresa’s Parish, Fr. Harrison and assisting Clergy, The Southland JP Association and National Council of Women Southland for their honour guard at the service as well as everyone else involved in Pahty’s farewell. Many contacts are unknown, so please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of our thanks and appreciation.