Funeral Notices – Saturday 20th October
If you would like your recently lost loved ones death / funeral notice or memoriam listed here, contact your Funeral Director for more information about this free service. They can also help you write the notice and offer other helpful advice and services in this time of need.
ADDIE, Wendy May (Wendy Strang) 09-07-1948 to 03-09-2018 After a battle with cancer Wendy passed away on 3rd September 2018. A funeral service was held for Wendy in Mackay, Queensland last month. At her request we are holding another ceremony in Invercargill so that her NZ based friends can have closure. Please join us at Sacred Heart Church in Waikiwi at 11am on Saturday November 3 to celebrate Wendy’s life.
HARPER, Phyllis Jean. At home, after a long illness, on Friday 19 October 2018, aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of Gordon*. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Julie, and Leigh and Peter Brookland. Loved Grandmother of Jared and Nicola, Mikaela and Matthew, Caitlin and Ethan, and Brandon. Proud Great-grandmother of Xavier, and William, and beloved companion of her cat, Indi. A service for Phyllis will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 11.00am. The service will conclude with a cremation at the Southland Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated and may be left at the service. The family would like to thank the Health Care NZ Ladies for their wonderful support and care of Phyllis. Messages to 89 Sunrise Drive, Seaward Bush, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
DAVIS, Rayleen Gail. Peacefully at home on Thursday, 18th October 2019. Loved wife of the late Brian. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Perry and Julie (Winton), and Lee and Otto (Hamilton). A loved Narni of Sage, Griffin, Sophia, and Felix. Loved by her extended family Mike and Linda, and Robyn* and Tony. At Rayleen’s request a private cremation has been held. A Memorial Service for Brian and Rayleen will be held at a later date. Messages to 11 Bath Road, Riverton 9822. avenalpark.co.nz
BLAIR, Priscilla Pirihira.
The family of Priscilla Blair wish to express deep appreciation and sincere thanks for your kind expression of sympathy. We are truly indebted to the teams from Oncology Kew Hospital, Hospice Southland and Bluff District Nurses your undivided attention and compassion for Priscilla will never be forgotten. Donna of Avenal Park Funeral Home showed dedication and professionalism to ensure our needs were met for Priscilla’s final journey. Our heartfelt thanks to Dean, Bubba, Mali, Fern and your exceptional team from the Te Rau Aroha Marae, your guidance and continuous food preparations that you provided for our family was greatly appreciated by each of us. This allowed our family to spend those final days by Priscilla’s side. To our family, Thank-You for making numerous trips down south to spend quality time with Priscilla, special thank-you to Aunty Marg for officiating Priscilla’s service, to our dearest niece and cousin Rosey Smith thank-you for always being there when we needed you!! Finally thank-you so much to all Priscilla’s work colleagues and friends who visited, phoned, sent cards and flowers, gave koha, offered assistance and gave donations to Hospice Southland. This showed us just how many people Priscilla truly touched. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
HAMILTON, Richard James (Dick). Passed away at Ascot Care Home on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Dearly loved husband of Mary. Father and father-in-law of Lynette and Graeme Halder, James and Jill, and Craig. Loved grandfather of Logan and Courtney Halder. As per Richard’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages to 128 Herbert St, Invercargill. Respectfully cared for by J Fraser & Sons Ltd F.D.A.N.Z.
ATLEY, Heather Jean (nee McDougall). On October 18, 2018, peacefully at Calvery, surrounded by family, aged 75 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Bob for 49 years. Cherished and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Tamara, Kristian and Hayley. Much adored Grandmother of George, Emelia, Joshua, Jessie, Noah, and Faith. Special thanks to all the amazing staff at Calvery Rest Home for the love and kindness shown to Heather. Messages to 168 Regent Street, Invercargill 9812. A service to celebrate Heather’s life will be held at St Andrews Church, Elles Rd, Invercargill, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 1.30pm.
BOGUE, Joanne Patricia (Jo). 25 February 1966 – 23 September 2018
Peter, Jenna, Chloe, Katherine, Debbie, and Mandy wish to sincerely thank the Medical Teams involved in Joanne’s care; particularly Dr Kate Wheeler for your compassion throughout Joanne’s journey and to the Hospice Southland care team during her illness. A special thank you to Carol Chin Poy for helping us to celebrate Joanne’s life and telling her story of family, friends, love and memories! Also to Donna and the team at Avenal Park Funeral Home for your care and professionalism.
Thank you to all the people who travelled near and far to be with us during this sad time and for the tributes of beautiful flowers, food, cards, messages and amazing support. “So many blasts from the past!”
A great comfort, please accept this as a personal acknowledgment of our gratitude.
“A courageous mother, nana, partner,
sister, auntie, friend”.
“Our Song, One Song”
BELL, Suzanne Marion (Sue) (nee Hamilton).
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 18, 2018. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Andy and Kylie, and Matt. Much loved Granny Suzie of Paigey and Taylor-Jade. A loved sister of Margaret (London), Craig and his wife Jan (Southland), and the late Charlotte. A service for Sue will be held in the Garden Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 11.00am. Wm Morrison Funeral Directors Ltd
HAY, Alexander Gordon (Gordon).
Of Invercargill. Passed away on October 16, 2018, aged 82. Dearly loved husband of Pam. Much loved father and father-in-law of Belinda and Ross Murray, and the late Katherine Hay. Much loved Grandad of Alex, Nick, and Annabel Ronald. According to Gordon’s wishes a private service and cremation has taken place. Respectfully cared for by
J Fraser & Sons Ltd F.D.A.N.Z.
O’BRIEN, Jennifer Anne. Robin, Alister, Sue and Steve, Roger and Sue and their families would like to sincerely thank all those wonderful people who attended Jenny’s funeral, sent cards, flowers, food and messages of support during her illness and after her death on October 4, 2018. A special thanks to those who travelled long distances to be with us at her farewell. Thank you to Murray and Janice Gray for their wonderful care and support and for coordinating Jenny’s funeral which was such a fitting tribute for Jenny. Thanks to pastors Craig and Derek and the members of the Alexandra Baptist Church who helped with Jenny’s funeral service and providing lovely meals for Jenny and Robin. Thanks to Gail and Lee and the District Health Team, the Hospice team, Dr Penny Mitchell and Dr Nic Norman, their care was amazing and enabled Jenny to be at home with family in her final days. Thanks to the Alexandra Bowling Club for preparing the afternoon tea and to the club members who formed a guard of honour. All of this support meant a lot to Jenny and her family and enabled us to celebrate and give thanks for such a wonderful life well lived. Please take this as a personal acknowledgement of our gratitude to you all.
van VELDHUISEN – McKELVIE, Tracy Margaret.
The family wish to thank the following host of people who gave overwhelming support with medical care, gifts, baking, and love in this unexpected time of Tracy’s sudden illness, but most of all being very good friends; the Staff and Social club of Southland District Council, P.S.A., Southland Musicians Club and members, Grover Chasers Touring Bunch, Alliance Services staff. Nicky Homan, Barbara Martin, Liz Scott, Gay McKelvie, Rachel Oxley, Denise McArthur, the caring staff at Dunedin and Southland Hospitals and associated caregivers. Southland Hospital staff, too many to mention, you know who you are. Please accept Neil (Mouse) and Amber’s gratefulness.
BARRON, Kenneth James. 20.10.2016
BARRON, Margaret: 6.11.2017
Beautiful memories treasured forever,
Close to our hearts you both will stay,
Loved and remembered every day.
Forever in our hearts – Love Lynne and Paul, Alison and Colin, and all of your grandchildren