Funeral Notices · 21 Nov 2020

Funeral Notices – Saturday 21st November




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ASH, Malcolm Stanley (Joe):
It is with great sadness we said goodbye to Joe on November 17, 2020. Husband of Steph, proud father of Ben and Lizzie, Annie, Jodi and Jock, Georgina and Mat. Pop to his five grandkids, who he adored. Joe died as he lived, fighting to the end. A private cremation was held at Joe’s request. A special thanks to the team at Hospice Southland for their care and kindness. Messages can be left on Joe’s obituary page at

CAULLAY, Bernadette Ann (Berny):
Unexpectedly at Dunedin Public Hospital, Surrounded by her loving family on Sunday the 15th November 2020, in her 61st year. Dearly loved Hunny Bunny and soulmate for life of Laurie. Special mum of Corrina. Loving sister and sister in-law of Charmayne and David Evans. Loving Aunty of all her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. “A very special friend to many”. As per Bernie’s wishes a private service will be held. Messages to ‘Caullay Family’ P.O. Box 632 Invercargill.

GORDON, Patricia Mary (Pat):
Peacefully at Margaret Wilson Rest Home, surrounded by her family, on November 17, 2020, aged 96. Loved wife of the late Jack, cherished mum of John and Alma, Anne Knowles and Tony Faalilo, Carol McGrath, Kathy and the late George Temara, Marie and Davey Wade, Dick and Sharyn, Joan and Brian Gosney, Robbie and Yvonne, Mary Nuku, Philip and Lynley, Michael and Yvonne, Allan, Chris and Glenys, Mark and Wendy, and friend of Harry Solouota, and a loved Gran of all her 53 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and her 16 great-great-grandchildren. A Requiem Mass for Pat will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Basilica, Craigie Ave, Timaru, on Saturday, December 5 at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery. Messages to PO Box 2106, Washdyke, Timaru. Betts Funeral Services.

HAND, Margaret Jessie (nee McDonald):
Peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Hospice Southland with her loving daughters by her side. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Hand. Cherished mum and mother-in-law of the late Warren, David and Gwenda (Perth), Sharon and Murray (Invercargill), Linley and Wayne (Gore), Craig and Laura (Gore). Much loved nanny and great-nan of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Alistair McDonald. Special friend of Noelene, and Lorna.
‘Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday’
In accordance with Margaret’s wishes a private cremation has been held. A memorial service will be held once Covid 19 border restrictions are lifted. Special thank you to Parata Rest Home and Southland Hospice for the wonderful care shown to Margaret.

KELSO, Adrienne Margaret:
Peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Summerset Village at Wigram, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John for 67 years. Loved and adored mother and mother-in-law of Jocelyn and John Hardy; Alistair and Barbara; Denis and Mary and the late Lyn; Merv and Carol. Loved Grandmother of Luke, Cara, Adam, James, Samuel, Aleisha, Ryan, Megan, Cameron, Ben, Jordan and their wives and partners. Much loved by her great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter. Loved sister of the late Lindsay and Muriel and Lorna Glassey; Lois and the late Peter Thompson; Dianne and Arthur Nicholas. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Robin and Maureen Kelso, Elizabeth and the late Robin Gold, the late David and Janice Kelso; the late Roger and Margaret Kelso. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Messages to the Kelso family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers donations to the Order of St. John would be appreciated and may be made at the service or online at A celebration of Adrienne’s life, will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch, on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10.30am. Private cremation thereafter.

McCAULEY, Allan Raymond:
18.08.1940 – 17.11.2020 Now at Peace, Free to Roam again
Loved father and father in-law of Angela and Hunter McKenzie, Paul and Linda McCauley, Lana Stirling, and Julie Brown, loved Grandad of Josh and Tayla Mckenzie, Kelly and Dale McCauley and Bayley Ellis Loved brother of Pat Smith and Beverley Ford.
He passed away surrounded by the love of his family, to be welcomed on the other side by his beloved Bevan (Stirling) siblings Russell, Eion, Owen, June ,Joan, and his Mum Elle and Dad Raymond.
We wish to thank Annette and her team at Wyndham Resthome for their wonderful care of Dad. Also the St John Ambulance crew of Bob and Linda and the Southland Hospital ED nurses for their genuine care and compassion shown to Dad and our family.

WELSH, Velda May:
Our dearly loved Mum passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in her 95th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Lindsay, loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Carson and Marilyn, Norman and Shona Malcolm, Roselyn and John Lindley, the late Wendy and Pamela, and adored Nana of her 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and loved special Aunt of Isobel, David, Sara, and Jane Jamieson. At Mum’s request a private service has been held. Special thank you to Windsor Park Care Home for their care of Velda. Messages to Welsh family, c/- 48 Centennial Avenue, Arrowtown 9302.


ANDERSON, William Sutherland:
Clare, Alison, Neil, and families, would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the love and support they received during the loss of their dear husband, brother, and brother-in-law. Thank you for the food, flowers, visits, phone calls, cards and plants, and those who attended the funeral. Thanks Elizabeth for the lovely service for Bill, and also Hamish MacPherson from J Fraser and Sons, for caring. Special thanks to the staff at Salisbury Wing at Rowena Jackson for their respectful care of Bill. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

DONALDSON, Allan Leslie:
Allan’s family would like to thank everyone for the varying messages of condolences. Thank you to those who were able to attend Allan’s private service in Cromwell. A huge thank you to Raewyn Black, Bayden Neustroski, Black Rabbit Cafe (Bannockburn), and Rachael Crothers for your special touches in our final farewell, along with J Fraser & Sons Funeral Home. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
You toiled hard,
Now you rest,
We are proud you

HOANI, Whakaahua Emily:
Alan, Aroha and Moana and their families would like to acknowledge everyone who supported them with the sudden passing of Emily. A year ago today, Emily passed away where she loved to be. Emergency services from Fortrose, Steve Hill and staff, who showed care for Emily. George and Ange, Henry, Fred and Ally, Peter and Frankie, thank you all for your support over this difficult time. Special thank you to the staff at Southern Funeral Home and our white baiting family for their ongoing support. Those who gave flowers, cards, visits and phone calls were greatly received. Doctor Meyer from Southland Hospital and staff, for the care you gave Emily. Please accept this as a personal thank you.

YARDLEY, Raymond David:
09.05.1945 – 25.08.2020
Gay and our families wish to sincerely thank our many friends and relatives who thought about us at the very sad time of the passing of Ray, a dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. The many acts of kindness expressed in so many ways have brought much comfort, the flowers, cards, letters, telephone calls, lovely food and continued visits have been special and uplifting. Special mention to our Minister Reverend Peter Dunn, to Wilson Fraser and the team at J Fraser & Sons Funeral Home for their compassion and special care of Ray. To Dr Kate Wheeler for her care and support to Ray through his illness. To our church family at Windsor Community Church, Invercargill and the St Enoch’s ladies in Alexandra, thank you so much for serving the refreshments, it was so appreciated. To all who attended the service for Ray, and those who watched on live stream, we thank you for your support and understanding due to the Covid restrictions. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our gratitude and thanks.
“Because He Lives,
I can Face Tomorrow”

In Memoriam

MUIR, Graham Robert:
22.09.1970 – 21.11.2018
Loved, missed, and remembered every day
“Forever in our hearts”
– Liza, Mum and Dad, Kristine, Wayne, and Annalise.