Funeral Notices – Saturday 17th August
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DAVIS, Paulette Maree.
Passed away August 14, 2019. Loved cousin and second cousin of Eileen, Matt, Carl and Darren Hollis. Thoughts are with their daughters and granddaughters Steph Weir, Hannah, Emma and Paige Davis, and families.
HENDERSON, Eric Bruce.
Of Bluff, aged 50. Passed peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019. Beloved son of Bruce and Gloria. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Andrew and Beth, Rosemary and Gary Chalmers. Much loved Dad of Schyler, Levi, and Renae; and his grand-daughter Eleora. Much loved uncle of Matthew, and George Chalmers; Tyler, Josh, Riley, and Reid Henderson. Loved Grandson of Fred and Myrtle Flutey, and Mervyn and Janet Henderson (all deceased). A service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held at the graveside, Greenpoint Cemetery on Monday, August 19, at 2.30pm. Messages can be sent to 262 Marine Parade, Bluff 9814. Tribute messages may be left at
SMITH, Barry Alexander.
Peacefully in the care of Hospice Southland on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Aged 87 years. Cherished husband of Pamela, and much loved father and father-in-law of Paul and Ann*, Terry and Andrea, Judy and Jack*, and Sally. Precious pop of Sam, and Sarah, Matthew, Anna, Mitchell, and Brook, great-grandad of Alex. Brother of the late Geoff. A service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Thursday, August 22, at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 52 Filleul Street, Invercargill 9810. (*denotes deceased)
TOPI, Joyce Melva (nee Campbell).
Surrounded by her loving family and friends at Calvary Hospital, on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Colin (Toe) and Lynne, the late Warren (Fatty), Paul (Hoe) and Michelle, Ricky and Kerry, and the late Tania. Loved Nan of Jack and Maria, Ratbag, Trist and Kelly, Dylan, Nathanial, the late Shain and Sailor. Loved Nana Joyce of Javahn, Blake, and Hunter. Joyce will be at her home 100 Marine Parade, Bluff, until her service at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, at 2.00pm on Monday, August 19. Cremation thereafter. Special thanks to Calvary Hospital staff. Online tributes can be made at
TRAINOR, Gareth Warren. 20.5.1982 – 7.8.2019
Passed away at his home in Wallacetown, surrounded by his loving family. Cherished husband of Alone (Lonie). Treasured and much loved son of Sharon and Ian, adored brother and brother-in-law of Sonja and Jerry Lonsdale, Candice and Craig Buchannan. Very special “Uncle G” to Ruby, Archie, Frankie and Teddy Lonsdale and “Uncle Gat” to Cooper, Charlie and Sienna Buchannan. Special grandson of Sam (Colin) and the late June Moyles. Loved nephew to Paula and Wayne Shaw, Daryl and Maxine Moyles and their families. Loved nephew, cousin and son-in-law to the Strickland, Hardman, Trainor and Jones families. Man’s best friend to Tank and the late Shelby. In accordance with Gareth’s wishes, a private family and fitting send-off has been held. Messages to 755 Queens Drive, Invercargill 9810.
ARTHUR, Noel Wayne (Wayne).
Helen, Janine, Shane, and families, would like to acknowledge and thank those who helped and supported us during the loss of our much loved husband and father. To all the people who sent cards, flowers, baking and attended the funeral, Thank you for your thoughts and sympathy. A special thank you to the carers and nurses at Peacehaven for your kindness and great care of Wayne during his time there. Please accept this as personal acknowledgement to you all.
BLOMFIELD, Philip Clayton.
Michael, Gregg, Lisa, Illona and our families along with Phil’s brothers and sisters and their families wish to offer our sincere thanks to everyone for your kind messages of sympathy, flowers, cards and phone calls of support during Dad’s short illness and following his passing. Thank you to those who attended Phil’s funeral service, your presence was truly appreciated and it was special that you could share that time with our families. Thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at the Southland Hospital and the staff at Rowena Jackson who cared for Phil over that time, and thank you also to Rachel Crothers from J Frasers and Sons and Sally Tilly for arranging and conducting Dad’s service, you helped make the day very special. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement from us to you all.
BUCHANAN, Elsie Elizabeth Esther. 11.8.1925 – 14.6.2019
Lynn, John, Albert, Lynda and extended families wish to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported them at the time of Mum’s passing. Our sincere thanks to all who attended Elsie’s service, visited, brought food, flowers and lovely messages of sympathy. Special thanks to Dr Ewan Adam, the Staff at Rowena Jackson, and her caregivers and helpers at Spar Bush for many years. Elsie is finally with her beloved Ian. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement and appreciation.
“Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day”
NICOL, Charlotte Irene (Rene) (nee Lobb). 13.6.1919 – 19.6.2019
Rene’s family thank everyone for their support, kindness and expressions of sympathy following the loss of a much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. A special thank you to family and friends who visited Grandma over the years. A heartfelt thanks to the staff and management of Peacehaven for their love and care. A special thanks to Lynley McKerrow for conducting the service with kindness and thoughtfulness. Thank you to Darrin and the team at J Fraser and Sons for their guidance and support.
The family also appreciated all the support and fellowship as we celebrated Grandma’s 100th birthday. A milestone Grandma had her sights set on and only a short time after that said goodbye to us all. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement to you all.
PULLAR, Leslie Alexander (Les). 1942 – 2019
Gwen, Lisa, Andy, Todd and Sally, together with their families, express their sincere thanks for your support, cards, flowers, food and visits following the sad loss of Les. Grateful thanks to all who attended Les’ funeral service. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement from us all.
YOUNG, Robert John (Rob).
Leone, Rebecca and Adam, and Rob’s extended family wish to express their gratitude and sincere appreciation for the ongoing love and support they have been surrounded with since the very sad loss of Rob. Thank you to all those who attended his farewell service and/or his Arrowtown memorial street party, especially those that travelled a long way to be with us. Your baking, flowers, cards and ongoing visits are very much appreciated. We also wish to acknowledge all who made generous donations to Mike King’s I AM HOPE in Rob’s name – to support kids and young people when they need it most. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. Your support has made the last few months easier as we all come to terms to a life without him.
When a loved one becomes a memory, That memory becomes a treasure.
FRASER, Noeline Freda. 22.12.1931 – 17.08.2017
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Together with Gordon and remembered always with love – Jean, Helen, Laurence, Janice and families.