Funeral Notices – Saturday 16th March
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FAHEY, Brenda Mary (nee Greenall). Suddenly, at Dunedin Hospital on March 13, 2019; aged 92 years. Loved wife of the late Tom, a loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Michael, Juliann, Christine and Steve Blanchard, Sean and Dorothy, a cherished Nana of Gavin; Phillip, Anita, and Natalie; Grant, and Caitlin. A farewell Mass and service for Brenda will be held on Monday, March 18 at 11.00am in St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Colonsay Street, Lawrence, then leaving for the Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lawrence Rural Health Centre would be appreciated and may be left at Brenda’s service. Messages to 6 Annan Street, Lawrence 9532. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha & Milton
MOLLOY, Russell. 5.1.1958 – 13.3.2019 It is with great sadness that we Russell’s family, inform you of his passing while in care of Longwood Care Home, Riverton. Russell is the eldest child of Margaret and Peter Molloy (Deceased) Colac Bay. Big brother, brother-in-law. uncle and surrogate grandparent to: Rosina and Eddie Halder, Kim and Andrew Watters, John and Jarryl Halder, Alexis and J.D, Lynley and David McKay, Travis, Kirsten, and Hemi McKay, Rebecca McKay, Neroli and Stephen Vile, Brodie and Amber Brown, Ciara, Declan, Bean, Luke Brown, and Saphia Lambert. At Russell’s request his service will be held at the Colac Bay Hall, on Monday 18th March at 2pm, followed by interment at the Riverton Cemetery. Dress code to be bright and casual. Fire Brigade buddies to be dressed in casual dress, medals optional. A heartfelt thanks to staff and management of Longwood Care Home for their love and care of our bro. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Riverton Coast Guard would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to PO Box 8 Invercargill 9840 avenalpark.co.nz
STRACHAN, Sarah Lillian (Lil).
Peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Jan, Kevin and Grainne (Pollok). Loved nana Lillie of Damon and Lucy, Gina and Jason; Rebecca and Brian, John and Sonia. Loved great-nana Lillie of Gregor, Olive, Sabin, Lola; Bowen and Emerson. As to Lil’s wishes a private service and cremation has been held. Messages to 15 Thomson Street, Invercargill 9810. mwfunerals.co.nz
SWAIN, Brian Henry. It is with deep sadness that we inform you of Brian’s unexpected passing. Brian passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on the 7 March 2019. Aged 71yrs. Brian is the most dearly loved husband of Heather, and best Dad to Richard and Cassie, and Elizabeth and Daniel. Adoring Grandad to wee Ella. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill on Thursday 14 March at 2pm, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 134 Lorn St, Glengarry, Invercargill 9810 avenalpark.co.nz
SWAIN, Brian Henry. Loved son of the late Albert and Joy Swain, brother and brother-in-law of Mervyn and Christine, Meryl and Peter, Earl and Toni, Beverley and the late Bruce, Evelyn and David, Shirley and Doug. Friend of Christine. Loved son-in-law of the late Bill and Jean Fleming, brother-in-law of Neville and Beverley. A loved uncle and friend to many. avenalpark.co.nz
WILKIN, Alan Charles. In his 96th year. Passed on March 15, 2019. Beloved son of the late Alice (nee Jones) and Frank Wilkin. Much loved brother of Bob*, Jack*, Jean*, Dolce*, Zoe*, Douglas*, Frank*, Mari*, and Violet. Loved uncle of Beryl and all his nieces and nephews. With grateful thanks to the staff of Bainfield Park Invercargill for their love and exemplary care for Alan for the 10 years he lived with them. avenalpark.co.nz
HILLIS, William James (Jim).
Beverley, Gaye, Bill and their families would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone for their love, support, and kindness shown to them on the sudden passing of Jim our much loved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. For those who attended Jim’s funeral, some travelling long distances, thank you. For the beautiful flowers and cards we received and the lovely baking/food that arrived daily, we are truly grateful. Thank you to John Ransted for conducting Jim’s fitting service. To Graham Stephen for making it possible for Jim’s last ride in his Holden Ute, thank you so much.
Please accept this as a personal expression of our deepest gratitude to you all.
KIRK, Ian William. Robyn would like to say a very sincere thank you to all the kind relatives, friends, ex-pupils and neighbours for the many cards, visits, phone-calls, flowers, baking and other expressions of love and sympathy after Ian’s death. A huge thank you to Ian’s cousins and friends who came from Southland and to mine who came from Auckland and many places in between. A special thank you to Iona Home staff, and to Val Hill for her caring service. To David and Ethne Wall for your care and guidance thank you – you were wonderfully supportive. Please everybody accept this as my personal acknowledgement and my expression of sincere appreciation.
McLENNAN, Lesley Margaret.Karen and Gary, Fiona, and James, sincerely thank everyone for their support and kindness following the recent passing of a much loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. We hold dear the cards, flowers, phone calls and visits we received. We also wish to convey our gratitude to Windsor Park Care Home, Southland Hospital and Gore Hospital for their care of Mum over the last few months. Our sincere thank you to Liz of Hammond and Ryder for her kind and considerate assistance and for taking Mum’s service. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our appreciation.
STONE, Mary (Dorothea). 13.12.1927 – 29.01.2019 Chris, Margaret, Barbara, Jack, Rosie, Julie, and families, wish to express their sincere gratitude to everyone for their generosity, love, support and sympathy in the recent passing of Mary, a much loved and respected mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and friend. The numerous cards, phone calls, text messages and words of support, along with the flowers, food, visits and offers of help at the time of Mary’s passing have been overwhelming. This is so characteristic of the great Winton community that Mary so loved being a part of. We wish to thank all those that attended Mary’s funeral, especially those that travelled to be with us – you certainly helped make it a great celebration of her life. A special thank you to the support Mary received over the past few years, in particular from Fr. Vaughan Hook and Fr. Hamish Wyatt, the wonderful nursing and medical staff from the Winton district nurses, the Winton medical centre and the Southland and Dunedin public hospitals. Your support and compassion shown to Mary and our family was hugely appreciated. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement.