Funeral Notices – Saturday 22nd June
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DAVIES, Peter Murray.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, aged 79 years, with his family surrounding him. Much loved husband and best friend of Alison, loved father and father-in-law of Rachel, Callum and Tiffany, Iain and Bianca, Ben and Taryn, and Freya. Wonderful Grandad to Zak, Teneka, Max, Anwen, Ecclesia, Floriss, and our new grandchild due later this year. Tributes can be posted c/- 157 Main Road, Tawa. We sincerely thank the staff at both Auckland and Wellington Hospitals for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance. Donations may be left at the service. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at the Tawa Salvation Army, Main Road, Tawa, on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 1.00pm.
KERR, Betty Irene. Betty passed away peacefully with family after a well-lived 96 years, on Thursday 20 June 2019. Loved wife of the late Reg and wonderful Mum and Mother-in-law to Murray and Marian, David and Helen, Gael and Graeme, Eileen and Jeff, Glenda and Dave, and Rhondda and Ronny. Special Nana of her 10 grandchildren and Great-Nana to her 12 great grandchildren. Loved by extended family and friends. Special thanks for the wonderful care provided to Betty by Healthcare Staff, Dr Williams, Hospice Southland Staff/Volunteers and Staff of Clare House. A memorial service for Betty will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Wednesday 26 June at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 65 Islington Street, Invercargill. avenalpark.co.nz
LAKE, Thomas Block.
Tom passed away on June 20, 2019, at Vickery Court Rest Home, aged 88 years. Husband of the late Moria Lake, father of Penelope, Donna and Tracey, loving Grandfather, father-in-law and good mate to many. Heartfelt thanks to the team at Vickery Court for their professionalism, support and care. A memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held in Invercargill, to be advised at a later date.
Sadly missed by family and friends. Rest in Peace.
LIGHTFOOT, John Stanley.
Passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019, at his home in Punakaiki after a long journey with cancer. Dearly loved partner of Christine (Chris) King, stepfather of Andrew King and his fiancé Stephanie, and Poppa of Lily. Special thanks to the Oncology staff at Greymouth and Christchurch Hospitals. Also the Palliative Care team and District Nurses in Greymouth – your care and support was invaluable in keeping John at home as he wished. Messages to CMB 42, Punakaiki, RD1, Runanga 7873 or [email protected]
In lieu of flowers, donationstowards patient accommodation can be made to
https://canterbury-west-coast.cancernz.org.nz/ or you might like to plant a tree. A Service to celebrate John’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch, on Tuesday, June 25, at 2.00pm, followed by a private interment at Waimairi Cemetery.
McKENZIE, William John (Bill). Peacefully on Wednesday, 19th June 2019 in the care of Hospice Southland. Loved husband of Linda. Loved Dad & father in law of Jason & Katt & girls, Mathew & Angie, & Sacha & good friend of Amanda, Amber & Drewen. Loved granddad of Melissa, Diandra, & Stacey. Loved brother & brother in law of Joy & the late Les, Ann & David, Carol & Allen & the late Hazel. Brother in law of Karen & Andy, Sandra & Steven, Jan & Keith and uncle to all the nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Monday, 24th June at 11:00, the service will conclude with a private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 115 McQuarrie Street, Invercargill.
NICOL, Charlotte Irene “Rene” (nee Lobb)
Aged 100, formerly of Kapuka. Passed peacefully on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Beloved wife of the late Charlie. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of *Irene and *Bob Hamill, *Velda Mae, *Russell and Alwyn, *Cliff and Valmai. Proud Grandma of Greg and Julie, Eleanor and Jonathan Lee, Mark and Deborah, Peter and Julie; Sean, Kirstin and Mark Scully, Lesley and Chris Rumball, Ryan and Ellie; Karl and Trish, Jason and Cheryl, Callum and Dawn, Luke and Sonya. Totally loved by all her great-grandchildren – Rowan, Daniel, Todd, and Ally Hamill; Blair, Joshua, and Emily Hamill; Connor and India Hamill; Ryan Jake and Vincent Lee; Joshua, and Mana Nicol; Ness, and Amelia Scully; Henry, Lily, and Theo Rumball; Hannah and Emma Nicol; Bridie, and Annabell Nicol; Charlie, and Eva Nicol. A service of celebration for Rene will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Monday 24 June, at 1:30pm, followed by interment at Eastern Cemetery. Messages can be sent to 95 Gala Street, Invercargill 9810. Tributes can also be left online at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
TAYLOR, Dorothy Irene. (nee Harrison).
Of Oamaru, formerly of Alexandra and Invercargill. Peacefully at Iona Home in her 92nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Stanley. Loved and respected by many. In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages to the Taylor family C/- 49 Humber Street, Oamaru 9400. Wall’s Funeral Services, 49 Humber Street, Oamaru (03) 434 8266
WEST, Allan Alexander. Passed peacefully away on Monday 17th June 2019, after a short illness at Southland Hospital. Father of Sara-Joy & Aaron. Grandfather of Marley-Rose, Haile & Ocean-Rain. Brother of Owen & Moria*, Lois & Alister*, Ken & Lil*, Ronny & Colleen, Jean & Tom*, Linda* & Jock, John* & Hillary, Denise* & Mick. A loved uncle of all his nephews & nieces. As per Allan’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to 67 East Road, RD 1, Invercargill, 9181. *Denotes Deceased. mwfunerals.co.nz
WILSON, Laura June. 19/06/1935 – 16/06/2019. Beloved Wife of the late Russell, Treasured mother of Gray, Todd, Reid & Becky-Ann and all their families. Adored Grandmother to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loved sister of Vanda & Heather. “Forever in our hearts” We will miss you Juney. Rest in Peace. As per June’s wishes, a private service has been held. mwfunerals.co.nz
BLOXHAM, Kaye Diane.
One year today Sweetheart,
love you and still miss you once a day,
every day, all day long.
Love – Peter and family
John and family wish to sincerely thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and help and support before and after Margaret’s passing. To everyone who sent flowers, cards, brought food, baking and visited, this was greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Margaret’s carers, Picton Ambulance Crew and staff at Wairau Hospital. Please take this as a personal acknowledgment.