Funeral Notices – Saturday 19th September
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BALDWIN, Ellen Florence (nee Soper):
Peacefully at Vickery Court, on Thursday, September 17, 2020. In her 97th year. Loved wife of the late Peter Edwin Baldwin. Dearly loved and devoted Mum, Mum-in-law and friend of Daphne and Doug Stronach (Invercargill), Richard and Margaret (Tannum Sands Australia), Ngaire and Gary Holmes (Te Aroha), Diane Dennis (Hamilton), Judith and Ian Black (Invercargill), Sharon and Gordon Sanford (Tapanui), Michael and Cheryl (Tuatapere), Peter and Rose (Ohai), Lorraine and Trevor Bryan (Ashburton), Wendy and Gerard Adams (Te Waewae). Loved and cherished Nana of all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchild in New Zealand, Australia, and USA. Loved Aunty Ellen of all her nieces and nephews.
“A special thank you to all the staff at Vickery Court for their love and care of Mum”
A service for Ellen will be held at the Waiau Town and Country Club, 41 King Street, Tuatapere, on Thursday, September 24, at 2.00pm. Messages to PO Box 632, Invercargill.mwfunerals.co.nz
BIDDLE, Aparehama. (Bruce):
Peacefully surrounded by his Whanau, at home on the 17th September 2020, Aparehama (Abraham) Biddle, known as Bruce in his 81st year. Loved husband and soulmate of Jenny. The best Dad and father in law of Toni and Kris MacLellan and Kylie and Jaime McKenzie. Most amazing and fun Koro of Harley and Tayler, Isaiah Runi, Kade; Tre and Ilanda, Caleb and Roisin, Tuki, and Summer. Great Grandad of Kora Ann Biddle.
Our Whanau would like to thank the staff at Clare House for their love, kindness, and care for our Taonga over the last 18 months. Also, to the Hospice doctors and palliative care staff, thank you for your support to us on our Dad’s final journey.
Dad will be resting at Te Tomairangi Marae, 54 Eye Street Invercargill, until we celebrate his wonderful life with a service also held at the Marae on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 11am, followed by an interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to PO Box 632, Invercargill.
Biddle – Aperahama Abraham (Chiefy Bruce):
Our much-loved brother died peacefully on Thursday 17th September 2020. “Te hapu oneone o te Urewera tuuturu ake noo Aotearoa” Moe mai ra, haere atu ra e te tungane i to moenga roa. Fifth child of Tangitawhiti Matahera Biddle (nee Waewae) & Aperahama (Jock Tiaki) Biddle. Brother to the following Siblings, *Ruiha, *Wiremu, *Wharekiri, Taiwera Woki, *Ripeka, Kohine, Ihaia Wioke, *Te Aroha Pom, Maude, Mokopuna, Hita, *Tamarehe Thomas, Wainohu Timitimu, Waikite, Meri me Ruben Te Uaua. Brothers-in-law to,Makere, *Merengaro, *Juno, Jenny, *Syd, Terehia, Trevor, Charlie, *Kato Phil, Neil, Louise and Karen.
FORDE, Kathleen Mary (nee Fahey):
Passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospital, Invercargill, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Loved wife of the late Patrick Forde. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony, Josephine and Mel, Chris and Sal, Terry and Louise, Marie, Brendan, and the late Richard. Adored grandmother of Juliet and Olivia, William, Dylan, Erin, Brooke; Matthew, Ben and Lucy, and Niklas, and great-grandmother of Indiana.
A Rosary service will be held in the Calvary Hospital Chapel, 215 Centre Street, at 4.30pm, on Tuesday, September 22. All welcome. A celebration of Mum’s life will take place at St Therese of Lisieux Church, Perth Street, at 1.00pm, on Wednesday, September 23. If you would like to support the family by your attendance at this service, please call J Fraser and Sons’ ph. 032184095 and advise of your name and contact tracing details. Messages may be sent to 25 Rosewood Drive, Invercargill, or to Kathleen’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
FREW, Yvonne Fay:
Suddenly, but peacefully at work on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Aged 66. Loved daughter of the late Joan and Colin Frew. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Justin and Diane. Loved sister, aunt, niece, and very special friend to many. Special great-nana to Isla. Special thanks to the friends and colleagues at Longwood, along with Riverton Fire Brigade and St Johns. As per Yvonne’s wishes a private graveside ceremony has been held. Messages to 426 Flora Road East, Makarewa, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
GILLIGAN, Kathlyn Anne (Kathy):
Peacefully at Peacehaven on Wednesday 16 September 2020; aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Terry. Much loved Mum of Penny and her son by law Lindsay (Percy), loved Nayne of Aaron (Earz) and his partner Hannah (London), loving aunty to her nieces and nephew. Sadly Kathy lost her beloved husband Terry during COVID, therefore there will be a celebration of both Kathy and Terry’s lives at a later date in Te Anau, date to be advised. Messages to the Pearce Family 262 Te Anau Mossburn Highway RD 1 Te Anau 9679. avenalpark.co.nz
HARRIS, Charles Russell:
Peacefully, on September 17, 2020, at Clutha Health First, with his loving family by his side; aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan, much-loved father and father-in-law of Gaylene and Johnny, Sonia and Stu, Lyndal and Darrin, treasured Grandad of Rhys, Jared and Anna, and Scott; Harrison, and Macleod; Ella, Kate, and Maia. A service of farewell for Russell will be held on Tuesday, September 22, at 1.30pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, then leaving for the Balclutha Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to ”Our Hut” Tahakopa, would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 33 Keithmore Road, Balclutha 9230. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services 2020 Ltd
MUSTCHIN, Patricia Mary (Pat):
Formerly of Cromwell Street, Wakari. On September 15, 2020, peacefully at Dunedin Hospital. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill, special mother of Denise Price, Chris, Bruce, and the late Paul, and mother-in-law of Peter, treasured grandma of Paul and Kama Price. A private cremation has been held. Messages to 59 Grey Street, Opoho, Dunedin 9010.
NORRIS, Jennifer Mary (Jenny):
20.11.1938 – 15.09.2020
Jenny passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening surrounded by loving family. Our hearts are broken and our lives are enriched by the love she had for everyone who knew her. Jenny’s unconditional love for her family and friends has made the world a better place. Adored wife of Rusty; Mum of Deborah and Lew, Stephen and Kate, Paul and Allanagh, Anthony and Marina, Greg and Emma, Adrienne and Kelvin and Oak and Chris. Nana to Cameron, Julia, Olivia, Liam, Hannah, DJ, Gelise, Brianna, Jamie, Ben, Laina, Eva, and Great-Nana of Owen and Jasper. Our thanks to the wonderful staff at Charles Fleming Special Care Unit who have cared for and loved Jenny. A celebration of Jenny’s life will be held at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Plimmerton, on Tuesday, September 22, at 10.00am.
“A life well lived” Gee & Hickton – Porirua
PATTERSON, Robert Wayne:
Peacefully at Hospice Southland on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, after a brave battle. He is the much loved father of Robert, and grandad of Rylan. Loved brother of Yvonne and Shawnee.
“He lived life to the full”
At Robert’s request, a private cremation has been held. A memorial service to celebrate Robert’s life will be held at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club, Esk Street, Invercargill, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 2.00pm. Messages to 5 Fox street, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
POPE, Brent Alexander Leslie:
Peacefully after a long illness on Thursday 17 September 2020; aged 64 years. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Heather, much loved and respected Dad of Andrew, and the late Hayden; loved Dad of his two fur babies Brocky, and Buddy. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Brenda and the late John Willoughby, and Geoffrey, a loved brother-in-law of Wayne and Kursma Tressler, and Raewyn and Robin Evans. A loved uncle and great uncle. A service to celebrate Brent’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Tuesday 22 September at
1.30pm, interment to follow at the Eastern Cemetery. Family invite you to join the service via the livestream link. https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/brentpope In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 63 Woodhouse Street, Appleby, Invercargill 9812.
CLEAVER, Thomas James (Pom Pom):
Noeline, Tane and Anissa, Paki and Jo, Luana and Jason and Grandchildren wish to sincerely thank everyone for attending Jimmy’s service and celebrating his life. The support of visits, flowers, cards, baking and messages. A special thanks to Riverton Fire Brigade, St John, Police, Colac Bay Progress League, Tana and Ricky. Also the team at Avenal Park. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement from the family.
HUMM, Stephanie Rita:
16.8.1950 – 20.9.2015
Though her smile is gone forever,
And her hand I cannot touch,
I still have so many memories
Of the one I loved so much.
Her memory is a keepsake
With which I’ll never part,
God has her in his keeping,
I have her in my heart.
So dearly loved and missed by all her family.