Funeral Notices – Saturday 12th October
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BLACKWOOD, Ruth Catherine Adelaide (nee Gutsell).
On October 8, 2019, peacefully at Dunedin Hospital surrounded by her family; aged 98 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Herb (Balclutha). Loved and cherished mother of Alan and Leanne (Melbourne), Carol Endicott-Davies (Brisbane), David and Kathryn (Mosgiel), and the late Yvonne and Grahame Cattermole (Dunedin). Adored Grandma of Peter, Emma and Rith, Nina, the late Luanne, the late Kylie, Ngaire and Gavin, Temara, Nicki, Rhys and Amanda. Loved Grandma of the 19 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Ruth’s family would especially like to thank Trevor.
Mummy Dearest rest in peace.
A service for Ruth will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 11.00am on Tuesday, October 15, followed by burial in the Balclutha Lawn Cemetery, at 2.15pm. Messages to 49 Tay Street, Mosgiel 9024.
DALY, Owen Mark.
The family wish to advise Owen passed away on Friday 11 October 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Dearly loved husband of Iona, father and father-in-law of Nicola and David Wales (Christchurch), Mark, and Adam (Te Wae Wae) and all extended family. Funeral details to be advised. Messages to 250 Te Wae Wae Road RD1 Riverton 9881. avenalpark.co.nz
GRAY, Heather Nanette.
Suddenly on October 7, 2019, aged 76 years, surrounded by her loving family. Loved mother and mother-in-law and Grandma of Melanie, Stephen and Michaela; Roy, Allison and Jamie. In accordance with Heather’s wishes, a private family service has already taken place. Messages to 27 Arundel Cres, Invercargill, or may be made to Heather’s tribute page
McLELLAN, Keryn Ruth.
On October 10, 2019, passed suddenly but peacefully in her sleep aged 52 years. Loved and loving mother of Oliver, much loved partner and soulmate of Bryce, dearly loved daughter of John and the late Jillian, daughter-in-law of Ralph and Marilyn, loved sister and sister-in-law of Louise and Jeff, Rebecca and Andrew, Hudson and Jenny, and loved aunty of Jessica, Tom; Flynn, George, Guy; Harrison; and a fabulous friend to many.
Will be Sadly Missed
Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Keryn McLellan c/- 137 Easterbrook Road, RD1 Kaiapoi 7691. In lieu of flowers, donations to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ or Heart Research Institute NZ would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Service to celebrate Keryn’s life will be held in our Rangiora Chapel, Wai-mana, 92 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora on Wednesday, October 16 at 2.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.
Van EMPEL, Josephus Johannes (Joe).
With his children by his side, at Calvary Hospital, Invercargill, on Thursday 10 October 2019, 86 blessed years. Dearly beloved husband of Rosemary* and of Josy*. Loved father of Ellen, Jo-Anne & Mort MacIntosh, Paul & Carolyn. Loved granddad and great-grandad of Riki, Andrea & Rafael Bates; Dion, Abby & Aria Bates, Matthew & Sophie Bates; Kathryn; Max. Loved stepfather of the Rodenburg siblings: Josy, Shirley, Toni, Yvonne, Bert, Peter, & Sylvia, and families. RIP. A Rosary will be recited in the Calvary Chapel, 215 Centre Street on Sunday 13 October at 7.00pm. The Requiem Mass will be in the St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Georgetown on Monday 14 October at 11.00am. Special thanks to all the Calvary staff, Debbie of St John’s personnel, Dr Robert Bester and Fr Vaughan Hook for the exceptional care they took of Dad during his last two days. Messages to 5 Fulton Street, Invercargill 9810. (* notes deceased)
A cheerful, humble and kind man, a good friend.
To our Mum and Nana Pam, we’re all missing you so much, its been a long year without you, but we know you’re at peace now with Dad.
Love you forever and always Mum.
Love from Suzie, Michelle, Grant and families.
FARLEY, Murray Ayling.
Promoted to Glory
October 13, 2018
2 Corinthians 5:7
Isaiah 40: 30-31
“Till we meet again my love”- Joan, and our families.
In loving memory of a dear friend.
“Always remembered” – From Anne and Mary.
TIPPEN, Roger Keith.
A year has passed since Roger died peacefully in the wonderful care of Hospice Southland. Pat, Christine, Matthew, Damian, and Stephen, and our extended family, wish to say thank you to everyone who has been there for us throughout Roger’s illness and this past year. We abided by Roger’s wishes for his Rosary and Requiem Mass, with a few added extras, but we are sure he would have nodded his head in approval. To Father Tony (celebrant), Fathers Brian, Jacob, Vince and Maurice (concelebrants), Caleb, and Holly (altar servers) – our grateful thanks. Our special thanks to those who sent cards, flowers, texts, emails, phoned, provided food, visited us and prayed for us. His faith and the Sacred Heart Church family meant so much to Roger. We were overwhelmed with the donation we were able to make in Roger’s name to the Motor Neuron Disease Association – this was very humbling. To the special people in Roger’s life – Haidee (Hospice Nurse – your visits were a highlight), Anne (District Nurse- always ready for a chat), Roger’s daily carers, Wendy (for her care), Dr Gow (Neurologist – your kindness will always be remembered), Staff at Waikiwi Pharmacy (for your smiles and assistance throughout the years) and all at Waihopai Health Services. To the Staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home; your help was invaluable, and we have appreciated your on-going care and support. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement; we will never forget the kindnesses and thoughtfulness we received – you will all be remembered in our hearts.
Roger – may you rest in peace
GILLER, Tracy Jan.
05.02.1973 – 11.08.2019
All of Tracy’s family would like to thank everyone for their flowers, cards, baking and visits. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement to all.
HERBERT, George Joseph.
Glenice, Michael, Anne-Marie and extended family would like to say a big thank you to all who sent messages, flowers, baking, cards and phone calls at the time of his death. We appreciate that so many people traveled to be with us. Thank you to Father Hamesh Wyatt, and those who helped at the service. Also to George’s visitors during his illness, we so appreciate the time you spent with him. A special thank you to the exceptional staff at Oban for your dedication to George and support to his loved ones, and to all the wonderful staff at Resthaven. Please accept this as a personal expression of our gratitude.
MacKENZIE, John Edward & MacKENZIE, Marion Ruth (Waipahi).
Mark and Margaret, Gary and Karen, Chris and Haley and their extended family wish to thank you all for your love and support over this difficult time. Your cards, letters and support has been amazing. Special thanks to Margie and Jeff Rea; the Gore Country Music Club; Southern Funeral Home, and all those who helped and attended their services. It truly is much appreciated and helped us celebrate their lives.
Jean, Robyn, Lyndsay, Donald, Alan, Neville and extended families wish to sincerely thank everyone for their visits, support, cards, phone calls, food and floral tributes at the time of Stuart’s passing. Thank you also for your donations to Gore St John Ambulance and Hospice Southland. Thanks to those who attended Stuart’s service, to Hammond and Ryder for their professional care and compassion, to St Andrews Church family, Rev Helen Martin, Organist Doris Christie, Caterers and floral arrangements. To John Falconer and the Gore Pakeke Lions for their guard of honour. Finally, special thanks to the amazing staff at Windsor Park Care Home for your exceptional care of Stuart over the past 15 months. As many addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.