Funeral Notices – Saturday 21st September

Sep 21, 2019

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HOWARD, Helen Margaret (Ellie).
Passed away peacefully on September 16, 2019, at Rosebank Rest Home, Ashburton, surrounded by family. Aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Fred. Daughter of the late Susannah and William Thomson. Loved mother and mother-in-law of John and Gaylyn (Lawrence), Di and Alan Risk (Timaru), and Tony and Margaret (Woodlands). Treasured Nan of Melanie and Simon, and Symon and Simone; Julie-Ann and David, Fiona and Peter, Anna, and William and Helen; Craig and Alex, and Hayden and Anna. Adored Great-Nan of all her great-grandchildren. Messages to the Howard Family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to Ashburton St John may be left at the service. Special thanks to Dr Penny Holdaway and the amazing staff at Rosebank. A service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton, on Tuesday, September 24, commencing at 10.30am. Followed by interment at the Timaru Cemetery at 2.30pm.

JENKS, Ella Margaret (Margaret) (nee Harris).
Of Tahakopa. Margaret passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Much loved wife of Les, loved and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Allison and Paul Booth (Dunedin), Sandra and Tony Grant (Tahakopa), Pam and Brent Silby (Christchurch), proud Grandmum of Carolena and Rita; Valerie, Lauren and Natalie; Olivia and William. As Margaret wished, a private service has been held. Messages to 270 Centre Road, RD2, Owaka 9586. Doug Nesbit, Funeral Services Ltd, Balclutha & Milton

MACNEE, Stephen Mark (Millie).
(of Waihola). Tragically taken, as the result of an accident on September 17, 2019, at Outram; aged 57 years. Dearly loved and cherished only son of Ray and the late Shirley Macnee, treasured brother and brother-in-law of Wendy and Stewart Copeland (Kaitangata), Jennifer*, Susan*, a loved uncle to Sarah-Jane and Tash and a loved and respected nephew, cousin and friend to many. A service to farewell Stephen will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 1.30pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, then leaving for the Fairfax Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Milton St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at Stephen’s service. Messages to 726 Kaitangata Highway, Kaitangata 9281. (*denotes deceased) Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha & Milton

MALCOLM, Karen Ann.
It is with much sadness, we have to say “until we meet again” to our wife and Mum, on Thursday, September 19, 2019 (unexpectedly), aged 59 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Stuart, adored mum and mother-in-law of Bronté, Cheyne and Nick, and Andrew. Loved daughter of Jo and Ross* Barnes. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Robyn and David, Evan and Debbie, Raewyn and David, and John and Mel, loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Karen’s life will held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Tuesday, September 24, at 2.00pm, the service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to Avenal Park Funeral Home.
(*denotes deceased).

MARSHALL, Dorothy Mary.
Passed away peacefully at Albany House Rest Home, Gore, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, aged 99 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alec, loved mother and mother-in-law of Lynn and *Bruce Callaghan (Picton), *Diane Maxwell (Te Anau), Chris and Marg (Picton), Judith and Gary Shields (Dunedin), Robert and Annette (Dunedin), and a loved Nan to all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Ardwick Street, Gore, on Tuesday, September 24, at 1.30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gore Art Gallery. Sincere thanks to all the staff at Albany House for their wonderful care and support. Messages to Chris Marshall, 4 Weka Place, Picton 7220.
(*denotes deceased)

MURPHY, Graham Francis.
On Friday, September 13, 2019, in the care of Southland Hospital. Dearly loved husband and longtime companion of Lorraine Murphy (Invercargill), and very much loved father and father-in-law of Murray and Wendy Murphy. Dear Grandad to Emma, Patrick, and Christopher Murphy. Very loved brother-in-law of Verna Wilson and the late Angus Wilson and the late Ken Boyle (Gore), Dorelle and Ian* Johnstone and Maralyn and Jeff Alderson (Lake Hayes Estate). Only brother of Pearl* van der Hoek (Dunedin), and Vim (Bill) and Doreen van der Hoek (Mosgiel). A loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews, and Popa to his 11 great- grandchildren. A private service was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Messages to 206 Isabella Street, Invercargill 9810. (*denotes deceased). .co.nz

ROBERTSON, Earl Ian Keith (Peter).
25.02.1929 – 13.09.2019
Cherished husband of the late Dorothy. Loved father and father-in-law of Jane, Ian, Mary (Laing), Dorothy (deceased), Craig, Fiona and Allan and Hamish and Lisa. Treasured Grandad of Peter, Alisdair and Sophie, Laura, Jessica, Erica, Charlotte, Samantha, Caitlyn, and Great-Grandad of Frederick and Rose. A family service has been held to honour the life of Peter on Thursday, September 19. Messages to the Robertson family c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443.

ROSS, Alice Mary (Molly) (nee Woodward).
Adored daughter of the late Jean and Errol Woodward. Dearly loved and cherished wife of the late Russell John Ross for 54 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law to Barb and Kenny (Australia), the late Errol, Janette and Brent (Cromwell), Diane and Joe (Christchurch), and Susan (Whanganui). Loved and caring nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A cherished sister to Erroleen and Terry Murdoch, Jean and Wallace McDonald (Cromwell), Betty and the late Alister Beck and the late Dorothy Mason, and the late Ronnie Beck. Loved by all her nieces and nephews. Back with her beloved Russell. A service to celebrate Molly’s life will be held in the Peacehaven Chapel, 498 Tweed Street, Invercargill, on Monday, September 23, at 10.30am. Messages to 34 Coronation Street, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz

In Memoriam

McBAIN, Roger John.
In loving memory of a much loved father, father-in-law and Pop, who passed away September 21, 2003.
Dad / Pop, We Miss You So Much
A beautiful memory dearer than gold,
Of a Father and Pop whose worth can never be told,
There’s a place in our hearts no one can fill,
We miss you, Dad / Pop and always will.
Love you to moon and back xxxx
– Kerry, Peter, Jessica and Caleb.


DURHAM, Sylvia.
Richard, Christine, and extended families, would like to thank everyone who expressed kind wishes on the passing of their much loved mother. Please accept this as a personal thank you.

FINLAY, William (Bill).
Rowena, William, Barbara, Robert, Russell, and their families, wish to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us during Bill’s passing. Your kind messages, thoughtful gestures and beautiful flowers are all deeply appreciated. Special thanks to Rev Nyalle Paris for his pastoral care, friendship and guiding us through Bill’s service. Also Peter Kennett, organist; Bill Blakie, piper; and Zona Pearce for the special part they played in that day. Thank you to Darrin and the J Fraser & Sons team for their compassionate service. The family appreciate the wonderful care given to Bill by the staff at Rose Lodge Rest Home. Please accept this acknowledgement as personal thanks to you all.

HOGG, Stephen Angus.
28.11.1955 – 7.7.2019
Fliss, Tracey, Kirstie, Julie and the rest of the extended Hogg family would like to thank everyone who supported us during and after Steve’s journey. For all the kind words, visits, baking, flowers, gifts and many cards and messages sent. Thank you all so much for your expressions of sympathy and kindness. Thank you to the Southland Hospice Staff, Te Anau Medical Centre Staff and the Te Anau District Nurses – You were all amazing. Thank you also to all those who attended Steve’s service and especially those who travelled a long way. Lastly thank you to Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services for helping us give our wonderful Steve the farewell he deserved.
‘The mountains are calling and I must go…’

McINTYRE, Nancy Alison.
Nan’s family would like to thank all those who supported her, and us, during her last months in Gore, and at the time of her passing. Those who attended her service at Waikaka Valley and Pukerau, those who phoned, visited, sent cards and flowers, cooked, baked and reminisced. Special thanks to the District Nurses, Access staff, Avis, St John, Staff at Windsor Park, Southern Funeral Home, especially Lea, Reverend Ian Guy, Ian Baird, Anne, Jennifer and the members of the Pukerau/Waikaka Valley Church Parish who assisted with Nan’s service. We very much appreciate your kindness and support. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. Thank you

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