Funeral Notices · 1 Aug 2020

Funeral Notices – Saturday 1st August




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BEER, Jon Edgar:
Passed away in Mackay, on Monday, July 27, 2020. Aged 48. Much loved son of Helen Doyle (Invercargill) and Cecil (Mackay), and dearly loved father of Zarlia (Mackay). Much loved brother of Laura Doyle (Invercargill), and step-son of Alice “Betty” (deceased) and Kati (Mackay), step-brother of Peter, Leanne (deceased), Michelle, David, Samantha and Emily.
Sadly missed by all who knew him.

CLAY, Audrey Olive (nee Colvin):
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Dearly loved wife of the late Clarence (Clarrie), late of Mokotua. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Murray and Jo (Oxford), Colin and Christine, Charlie and Ann (Cromwell) and, Janice and Ross (Arrowtown). Loving Grandma and Great-Grandma of all her grand, great and great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday 7th August 2020, 1.30pm, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. Messages to 38 McIvor Road, RD 6, Invercargill 9876 or to Audrey’s tribute page at

COWIE, Jan Marie:
Our Jan died peacefully in Invercargill on Sunday, 26th July 2020, after a short illness. Jan is a dearly loved daughter of Roey and the late Bryant, and a loved and respected sister and sister-in-law of Dan and Trish, Pat and Trevor Lister, Sandy and Nigel Nalder, Stewart and Barbara, Ian and Linda, Rose and John Wedlake, Bob and Deb and Sue and Wayne Howell. A private cremation has been held. Messages to: The Cowie Family, 64 Inniscort St, Cromwell 9310 would be appreciated.

GALLÉ, Shirley:
In the loving care of the Vickery Court Resthome on Wednesday 29 July 2020; aged 84 years. Loved wife of Gerry*, loved mother and mother-in-law of Louise*, Mark and Rosa, Zoe and Cookie*, and Gerry, very much loved grandma of her 14 grandchildren and of her 8 great grandchildren, loved sister of Sharon Boyce. A service for close friends and family to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel Rockdale Road Invercargill on Monday 3 August at 1.00pm. Messages to P.O. Box 1345 Invercargill.

KING, Dawn Marie (formerly Horton) (nee Forsyth):
Peacefully, at Holmwood Rangiora, on July 30, 2020, aged 78 years. Much loved wife of Dave King, and the late Dave Horton. Adored mum and mother-in-law of Joanne and Steve Daley (Te Anau), Tania and Tony Gerard (Woodend, Nth Canty), Carmen and Andrew Campbell (Cromwell), and Lynn and Gary Crabbe (Gibbston Valley). Treasured nana of Gavin, and Jessica; Maria; Annabel; and Scarlett, and Lucia. Proud great-nana of Jayden, and Ivy, and Maeve. Much loved daughter of the late William and Louisa Forsyth (Queenstown). Treasured sister of Bill Forsyth, and the late June Tressider. Friend to Dave’s children, all her nieces and nephews, and Bruce Spence. The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Holmwood Rangiora for the kindness and comfort they provided to mum over the last 8 months. Messages may be addressed to: The family of the late Dawn King, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Dawn’s life will be held in Lamb & Hayward’s AvonPark Chapel, corner of Kerrs and Pages Rds, on Monday, August 3, at 10.30am. Dawn’s interment will be held at the Arrowtown Cemetery, on Wednesday, August 5, at 11.00am.

KING, Valerie Dawn (Dawn):
August 29, 1936 – July 30, 2020
Passed away at Diana Isaac Retirement Village Hospital, with her family by her side. Dearly loved wife of Russell for 63 years. Beloved mother of Christopher, Lindsay (deceased), Brent (deceased) and Gary. Treasured grandmother of Adam, Bronwyn, and Chanelle. Great-Grandmother of Liberty, Emily, and Sophie. Loved sister of Murray, Kerrie, Patsy, Keith, Peter, Ron (deceased), Brent (deceased). A special thanks to the nursing staff at Diana Isaac Retirement Village and Nurse Maude Hospice. Messages may be addressed to T/H 198, 1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau, Christchurch 8013. At Dawn’s request a private cremation has been held.

Passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, surrounded by her precious family. Dearly loved wife of Neil, precious mother of Nairn, Aimee and Corey. Adored Grandma of Levi, Riley, Maiya-Jay and Brax. Cherished sister of Sophie and Jim, loved Auntie of Tara, Nathan, Rachel, Sarah, and their families. A memorial service is to be held on August 8, 2020, at the Knox Church, Pomona Street, Invercargill, at 1.30pm. We warmly invite you to stay after the service to share memories of Nardia with some light refreshments.

MACLEAN, Morris Ronald:
Peacefully at Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Sue for 49 years, much loved father and father-in-law of Lisa and Brendon Lines (Queenstown), Christopher (Christchurch), and loved Grandad of Jackson, Sienna; Seth and Indigo. A private family service and cremation has been held. Donations to Friends of Dunstan Hospital may be sent to 29 Hospital Road, Clyde 9330. Messages to 306 Letts Gully Road, RD 3, Alexandra 9393.

McGILL, Elsie Violet:
Passed away peacefully at Clare House on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Roy. Dearly loved “Aunty Elsie” of all her nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30 Doon St, Invercargill, on Monday, August 3, at 11.00am, followed by interment at Eastern Cemetery. Messages can be sent to Elsie’s tribute page at

MORGAN, Huhana Pokiri (Hana):
10/04/1955 – 31/07/2020. Hana passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her darling husband, Tame. Cherished and loved mother and mother-in-law of Matangi*, Tiri and Taimona, Shane and
Leanne, Mali and Daniel, Andrew and Jordan. Treasured Nanny of Te Whetu, Manaia, Jordan, Jaedyn, Thomas, Mereana, Nevada, Jamahl, Janayah, Tahli, Manaia and Ali, Hana, and Himepiri. Loved Great Nanny to Amaya, and Rome. Loved and adored baby sister by her Bradshaw siblings, a very special second mum, aunty and nanny to all of the Bradshaws. Please follow the Te Rau Aroha Marae facebook page for tangihanga details. Funeral service details will be published in the Southland Times and online on Monday 03 August 2020. Messages to 78 Bandon Street, Bluff 9814.

O’CONNOR, Murray Andrew:
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Murray at home with his beloved family at his side, on Thursday 30 July 2020; aged 75 years. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Judith, much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Grant and Liz, Mark (Harold) and Helen, and Jan and David (Hooter) Poyntz-Roberts, treasured grandad of Toni, and Josh; Jackson, and Teisha; and Connor, and Braden. A service to celebrate Murray’s life will be held in the Gorge Road Community Centre, Factory Road on Tuesday 4 August at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 1722 Gorge Road Invercargill Highway RD 5 Invercargill 9875.

O’CONNOR, Murray Andrew:
Loved brother and brother-in-law of Patricia*, Joy and Keven*, Bevan and Cathryn, loved brother-in-law of Russell and Shirley, Paul and Anne, and Barry and Glenda, half brother of Peter, Alan and Sisi, Jillian* and Henare, and David and Pamela. Loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.

ROBERTSON, Bryan Peter Frederick:
Passed away peacefully at the Timaru Hospital on Thursday, July 30, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, in his 88th year. Loved son of the late Peter and Ethel Robertson, and a respected brother of Ross, Graham (dec), and Murray. A dearly loved husband and best friend of Janette (Jan) and a loved father and father-in-law of Philip (dec), Craig and Leane, Nichola and Andrew Rosanowski, and Jocelyn. A devoted grandad to his grand and great-grandchildren. Messages to PO Box 4041, Highfield, Timaru 7942. In lieu of flowers donations to Ranui House (Cancer Society Apartments) would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Memorial Service and celebration of Bryan’s life will be held in the Gleniti Baptist Church, 58 Gleniti Road, Timaru 7910, on Tuesday, August 4 at 1.30pm.

ROWLAND, Susan Elizabeth (RN):
Passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, aged 69 years.
“She fought a courageous
battle with grace and humour. Now at rest in peace
and love.”
Adored wife of Graeme. Dearest mother and mother-in-law of Craig and Lara, and Kate and Cory. Amazing nana to Amilea, Lucy, Jack, and Eddie. Loved sister and sister-in-law to Jane and Graeme Thomas. Respected sister-in-law to Heather, Allan and Justine, and Neil. Wonderful Aunt to all her nieces and nephews. Messages for Susan’s family may be posted to ‘The Rowland Family’, C- PO Box 31300, Christchurch 8444. Donations to Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Susan will be held at St Christopher’s Anglican Church on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 1.00pm. A private cremation thereafter.

Templeton Marjorie Frances:
Peacefully on 29 July 2020 at Calvary Hospital, surrounded by her family.. In her 92nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill Templeton and the late Bill Murchland. Loved mother and mother in law of Wayne, Neville and Joy, Alister and Elaine, and Rhonda. Loved Nana and Margee of Katrina, Amy, Bevan, Andrea, Ryan and Kane. A private family service has been held. Messages to 98 Dome St Invercargill.

In Memoriam

WOODS. Ellen Elizabeth (Betty):
Died peacefully at 91 years on 30 July 2020 in the exceptional care of the staff at Perriam Wing, Clare House, Invercargill and her niece Jane Allen for all her support. Loved wife of the late Charles Arthur and treasured mother and mother in law of Grant and Kerry, Beth and Trevor Petersen and Philip. Loved Gran of Paul and Kerrina, Aimee and Ryan, Toni and Tom and Scott and special Great Gran of Gabby, Maddy, Katie, Alfie, Huey and Eden. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Don Collett and the late Dorothy Collett (nee Cross).  Also a dearly loved
and treasured Aunty of Jane, Anna, Jim, Richard and David. Dearly loved sister-in-law of David Phear, the late Margaret Phear (Woods), and the late Ngaire Woods. Also a dearly loved and treasured Aunty of Phillipa and Alan. A private cremation has taken place and a celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a later date. Messages to 9 McWilliam Av Winton or [email protected]


CROSS, Lester:
Lester’s extended family wish to thank everyone for their kindness, messages, cards and flowers on the passing of Lester. Our thanks to all of those that have cared and taken an interest in Lester over the years especially the rest home staff and members of his church. To everyone that attended the funeral service, either in person or online, we are grateful for your support.