Funeral Notices – Saturday 19th October
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BENNETT, Henry Clarence.
Passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Hospice Southland; aged 77. Loved husband of Bev. Father and father-in-law of Ngaire and Roger; Paul and Nicola. Pop of Nick and Jahana, and Michael and Katie, Josh, and Kate. Great-Grandpop of Indie. A private cremation has been held. A memorial service to celebrate Henry’s life will be held in the Balfour Hall, on Tuesday, October 22, at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland can be made at the service. Messages may be sent to 2113 Lumsden Riversdale Highway, RD 6, Gore 9776 or to Henry’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
DRAKE, Helena Lois Rose (Lena).
With great sadness mum passed away peacefully on 15 October 2019, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill Drake. Much loved mum and mother-in-law of Russell and Karen, Lindsay* and Diane, Phillip and Susan, David and Pam, Bill, Gary, Donna and Mark Frew, and Ashley. A special loved Grandma, Nana and G ma to all her many grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. At Lena’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 117 Great North Road, Winton. avenalpark.co.nz
KEARNS, Gregory Mark (Greg).
On October 16th, 2019, unexpectedly at Invercargill, aged 40 years. Dearly loved son and stepson of Mark and Dawn. Treasured father of Kimberlee, Natalie, and Billie. Much loved brother of Adam and partner Lou, and step brother. Cherished grandson, godson, nephew, cousin, and good friend to many. Donations to Mens Suicide Prevention (Canterbury) in Greg’s name would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Milner family c/o PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service for Greg will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 1.00pm. Followed by interment thereafter.
“He will be dearly missed by all”.
KEEN, Lindsay James.
Sadly, and unexpectedly passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Beloved son of Fred and Anne. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Graham* and Bev, Neville and Shona, Dorothy, Margaret*, and Marilyn (Australia). Very dear and special friend of Andrew and Roseanne Hall and family, Lex and Jo Wohlers and family, and Hamish and Annie Weir and family. In accordance with Lindsay’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to 49 Scandrett Street, Invercargill. (*denotes deceased) avenalpark.co.nz
MILNE, John Kyle.
Passed away unexpectedly at home, Mataura, aged 65 years. Dearly loved son of the late Harold and Jo, loved brother of Barry, Kris, and Kath, and cherished uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
“Home is where your bike sits still long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground”
A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Mataura RSA, 49 River Street, on Monday, October 21, at 1.30pm. Messages to Barry Milne, Flat 3, 45 Alpha Street, Cromwell 9310.
O’SULLIVAN, Liam Anthony.
Aged 49, passed away suddenly at Dunedin ICU, Monday, October 14, 2019. Adored daddy forever of Emily Miller, and friend to many.
He will be sadly missed every day.
A service to celebrate Liam’s life will be held at Queens Park Rose Garden on Friday, October 25, at 3.30pm.
PETTIT, Paul Cyril.
On October 15, 2019, Paul passed away peacefully at his home in Nelson aged 80 years, surrounded by his family. Dearly loved husband of Patricia (Pat) for 51 years. Much loved father, and father-in-law, of Sandra and Maurice Unwin (Taradale); Karen Pettit -Lind and Erik Lind (Nelson); Stephen and Lucinda Pettit (Brisbane); and David and Alisa Pettit (Perth). Treasured and loving Pop of Jonty, Harry, Violet and Sophia; Blair; Dante and Bianca; and Olivia. At Paul’s request a private family Requiem Mass has been celebrated. On Sunday November 3, Paul will be remembered at 8.30am Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 196 Songer Street, Stoke. Messages please to Pettit Family, PO Box 9049, Annesbrook, Nelson 7044. Paul’s family are very grateful for the empathetic care of Dr. Bee and Hospice Community Nurses, Grace and Kelly. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nelson Hospice would be appreciated.
VARCOE, Diane Mary (nee Napier).
On October 14, 2019, after a short illness, Diane passed away peacefully surrounded by family; aged 59 years. Much loved wife of Lindsay, loved mother and mother-in-law of Raymond and Kylie Napier, stepmother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Kerry, Brent and Charlotte, and Mark and Bronwyn, loved nana of James, and Jessica; Mathew, Grace, and Sam; Michaela, and Georgia; Renee, Emma, Tim, Rebecca, and Christian; Nick, Lauren, and Caleb, and her 3 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of the Otago Community Hospice for their wonderful support and care. A private family cremation has been held. Messages to 10 Soper Road, Mosgiel 9024.
BOULTER, Janice Faye.
Maree, Robyne, Tracey, Chris, and families, would like to thank the following people: to all those who sent flowers, cards and baking thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts; to Shar and her crew for the part they played by gathering kai moana, it was very much appreciated and enjoyed by all; to Francis, a big thank you for playing the ukulele to accompany us; to Averill and Bevan from Winton Funeral Service, a huge thank you for the dignified and caring way you treated Mum and our family. Last, but not least, to our families for being there, especially those who travelled some distance to support us, it meant a lot. Please except this as a personal acknowledgement from Janice’s family.
BROAD, Catherine (Lesley).
Sonny, Robyn and Lesley’s extended family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who sent messages of sympathy, flowers and meals after the loss of a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Thank you to all who attended the funeral service and helped to celebrate Lesley’s life. A special thank you Mary Ineson for her care of Lesley and to the members of Cycling Southland for their warm send off at the funeral.
BROWN, Clifton William Paul (Paul).
The family of Paul Brown would like to express their heartfelt thanks for all of the love, support and messages of condolence received.
“To all of those that think of me,
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I’m missin’
Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’.”
KNIGHT, Peter Lisle.
The Knight family Averil, David, Jackie and Sandra wish to thank everyone for their support, cards and acknowledgments at the sudden passing of Peter. Thank you to the many friends who attended his final farewell. Also for the generous donations to the Riding For the Disabled. We also would like to thank Frasers Funerals for their support during this time too. With grateful thanks from the the Knight family. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
REID, Aroha Anne.
Aroha’s family wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank all family and friends for their generous love and support shown to us after the loss of our dear Aroha. Special thanks to the Hokonui Runanga for your support and helping make Aroha’s Tangi a true celebration of her life. Thank you to Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services for your care of Aroha. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement as many addresses are unknown. Arohanui to all.
PEEK, Josephine Te-Aua (Josie).
You left us two years ago Josie. It still feels like yesterday. We think of you every day.
– Greatly missed by your whanau and whanaunui.