Funeral Notices – Saturday 20th June
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CATER, Josephine Elizabeth (Josie):
Passed away peacefully at Lady Diana Isaac Retirement Village on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in her 86th year. Loved and adored wife of Trevor, loved mum of Helen and Warren, Warren and Debs, and Rosalie and Russell, much loved Nana of Charlotte, Joshua, Jennifer, and Dylan. A special thanks to the staff in the special care unit and the hospital wing at Lady Diana Isaac Retirement Village for their wonderful care and support shown to Josie and her family. In lieu of flowers donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made online at bit.ly/jecater1806. Messages for the Cater family may be sent to 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. The Celebration of Josie’s life will be held in our John Rhind Chapel, 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch, on Wednesday, June 24, at 1.00pm, with burial to follow at Ruru Lawn Cemetery.
COOKE, Peter Lanham:
A Memorial Service will be held in Wanaka at Maude Wines Tasting Room, 76A Golf Course Road, Wanaka, on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 12.00pm.
CUNNINGHAM, Russell William:
23.9.1949 – 25.3.2020
Loving husband, friend and soulmate of Louisa. Loving and well respected dad and father-in-law of Vaughan and Nicola, Shelley and Kelvin, and Reece. Loved and respected stepdad of Tracey, Richard and Jude, Doug and Kaila, and loved Grandad of all his grandchildren.
“Gone to the great drag strip in the sky”
A memorial service for Russell will be held in the Gore RSA Function Lounge, Bowler Avenue, Gore, on Friday, June 26, at 2.00pm. Messages to 15 Milford Street, Gore 9710.
FORDE, Mary Veronica:
Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Village, Invercargill, on Wednesday June 17, 2020. In her 95 th year. Much loved wife of the late Pat. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kieran and Catherine (Wellington) Damian and Karen (Invercargill) Annaliese and Kathy (Melbourne) Loved Grandma of Luke, Lydia; Rory, Finnbar, Benjamin; and Wilde. Special thanks to Rose Lodge and Rowena Jackson Village for their care of Mary. R.I.P. Requiem Mass for Mary will be celebrated at St Marys Basilica, Tyne Street, at 1.30pm, on Wednesday June 24. Then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 111 Scandrett Street, Invercargill 9812 or to Mary’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
FORDE, Mary Veronica:
Loved daughter of Daniel* and Anna* Sullivan. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Henrietta* and Bob* Green, Nora* and Maurice* Pettit, John* and Bernadette Sullivan, Danny* Sullivan, Dorothy and George* Moodie, Helen and Fred* Congdon, Desmond* and Ngaire* Sullivan, Norman and Theresa* Sullivan, Frank and Mary* Sullivan, Margaret and Earl* Clyma, Roseleen and Jim* Breen, and Brian Sullivan. Loved Aunt of her nieces and nephews.
EVERETT, Lawrence John:
Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020, aged 78 at his daughter’s home in Barkstead, Victoria, Australia. Eldest son of Charles (dec) and Hilda Everett (dec). Much loved father and father-in-law of Julie and Chris, Grant and Marie, and grandfather of Clare, Coco and Leon. Brother and brother-in-law to Russell and Mandy, Ian and Sue (dec), Marilyn and Wayne, Allison (dec) and Frank, and Brent. Uncle to his nieces and nephews. A private service has been held. Messages to Everett Family, 35 Loop Rd. Kawarau Falls, Queenstown. “Missed and loved by all the family.”
09.08.1947 – 04.05.2020
A gathering in the memory of Trev will be held at Moonlight Stables, Morven Ferry Road, Queenstown on Saturday, July 4, at 2.00pm. Friends and family are welcome to come and celebrate his life and share stories. We invite you to place a solitary garden flower near the urn.
JACOBS, Joanne Mary (nee McWhirter):
Jo was taken too early from us, on June 17, 2020, at Lakes District Hospital, after a brave battle with cancer, with Steve by her side. Much loved wife of Steve, loved daughter of Murray and Jan McWhirter, sister and sister-in-law of Russell and Marcia, stepmom to Steven and Felicia, and Aunty of Kate. A friend of all her family and friends. Jo was a ray of light and delight where ever she was. A service to celebrate Jo’s life will be held at Moonlight Stables, Morven Ferry Road, Queenstown, on Tuesday, June 23, at 1.00pm. Special thanks to everybody; but especially to the staff at Lakes District Hospital for the last two and a half weeks for the special care they took of Jo and looking after her till the end. Messages to 1226 Gibbston Highway, RD1, Queenstown 9371.
LAMB, Lyndsay Alexander:
Peacefully, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at home with his loving wife, Denise, aged 66 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Nigel and Bengi (Sydney), and a much loved Grandad. Loved son of Ella and the late Alex, brother and brother-in-law of Bev and Russell Inglis, Lynette, Geoff and Debbie, and a loved Uncle. At Lyndsay’s request a private family service will be held with private cremation. Messages to 29 Elsie Street, Gore 9710.
MCLELLAN, Erroll Lang:
Passed away at Hospice Southland, on 6 June 2020, aged 70 years. Loved husband of the late Marilyn. Loved father of Kerilee, and Megan. Cherished Grandfather of Jet, and Asha. A much loved brother of Morris. A service to celebrate Erroll’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill on Friday 26 June at 2pm. Messages to 100 Jenkin St, Strathern 9812 “He was deeply loved, and will be sadly missed”
OGILVY, Robyn Marie:
Peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Friday, 19 th June 2020 and after a courageous battle, aged 63 years. Dearly loved wife of Jamie. Loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Jolene and Diesel Mason, and Ross and Teresa. Adored Nana of Aidyn, Danielle, Chloe, and Sophie. A loved sister, sister- in-law and aunty of the Ogilvy and Milne families and her dog Charlie. A service to celebrate Robyn’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road on Tuesday, 23 rd June at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 8 Grace Street, Invercargill 9812.
PANTING, Donald Graham (Don):
Passed away peacefully on Thursday 18 th June 2020 at Southland Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of the late Margaret, loved father, father-in-law and friend of Graham and the late Shona, Fred (Ricky) and Tracye, Chris and Deirdre, and Jo, loved Grandad, great grandad, and friend. Son of the late Fred and Effie, a loved brother, brother-in-law and
uncle. “Finally reunited with his true love and wife, Margaret” As per Don’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to 174 Margaret Street Invercargill.
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Vickory Court on Tuesday 16th June 2020, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys (Hazel). Loved father and father-in-law of Mark and Margi (Minneapolis). Loved grandpa Peter of Walker and Maeve (Ohio) and Rory (Minneapolis). Loved brother of the late John and Rose. Loved uncle to all his extended family in the UK. A service to celebrate Peters life will be held in the All Saints Anglican Church, Dee Street Invercargill, on Monday 22nd June 2020 at 2pm, Followed by a private cremation. Messages to PO Box 632, Invercargill.
BUTCHER, Ruby Moreen:
15.10.1935 – 06.06.2020
Keith and family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to extended family and friends for the love and support shown to them following the loss of a dearly loved wife, Mum, mother-in-law, Nana, and great-Nana. Also thanks for the many tributes, cards, phone calls, flowers, food, visits, and to those who attended Ruby’s service. Special thanks to Rowena Jackson hospital care for all your care and support. We would like to thank J Fraser and Sons, and our Celebrant Lynley McKerrow, for their compassion and support. Our thanks to everyone for commemorating and celebrating Ruby’s life. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of appreciation.
CORCORAN, Paul Michael:
02.07.1943 – 07.05.2020
Glenise, Peter, Veronica, Mark, Maria, Jane and Marg, and all our respective families, would like to thank everyone who supported us following Paul’s untimely death. The prayers, good wishes, food, flowers, cards, emails, phone calls, visits and texts were greatly appreciated and encouraged us as we worked our way through a very difficult time. We enjoyed the support of those who were able to attend the Requiem Mass at such short notice and regret that we were restricted to 50 attendees. There were many more friends we would have liked to have had with us but pandemic restrictions ruled the day. Thanks to Fr Damian who made the Mass so personal to us. Thanks to the members of Pakeke Lions who formed a guard of honour at the cardboard factory, members of the emergency services and Gore Health Ltd staff who attended Paul so promptly and with great care and respect. A special thank you to Kevin Hammond and Liz Ryder who went above and beyond our expectations. Please accept this notice as a personal acknowledgement of our appreciation of your support.
ERSKINE, Russell John:
31.03.1932 – 17.04.2020
Shirley, Greg, John, Simon, Deirdre, Adam, and their families, all wish to acknowledge the love and care shown to them since Russell passed to his eternal rest, be it through phone calls, cards, emails, gifts, baking or visits. Each message was special in its own way, and we thank everyone of you. Russell was a man of character and integrity, he left us a wonderful example and this was expressed in so many of your kind words. We will always be grateful to Hospice Southland, The District Nurses and the Carers for their sensitivity and care in the last week or so of Russell’s life. Also to J Fraser and Sons for their compliance with our wishes in regards to his burial.
God bless you all!
Died May 22, 2020; aged 94 years. Diane, Wendy, Heather, and extended family, would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, and cards, at a time when no-one was allowed to visit. Thanks to the hospital staff at Ascot Care Home who were very good to us at a difficult time, also thanks to Avenal Park Funeral Home.