Funeral Notices · 23 Jan 2021

Funeral Notices – Saturday 23rd January




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ASHTON, Stuart Lachlan (Lachie):
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Lachie in Dunedin Hospital ICU, on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Very dearly loved husband of Valerie, loved father of Daniel, Anna, Tracy, and the late Neil, loved grandfather of Archie, Isabel, and Tyler. A service for Lachie will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 3.00pm, on Wednesday, January 27, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 83 Glenross Street, Dunedin 9011, or on Lachie’s page on

ADCOCK, Elizabeth Patricia (Betty):
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Peacefully at Southland Hospital, aged 87 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Lynley and Barry* Slowley, Maree and Malcolm McGowan, Alan and Jill Adcock, and Andrew Campbell (Newcastle) and cherished Nana of Janine Slowley, Katrina Stark (Las Vegas), Emma Slowley, (Brooklyn), Nicholas Catto (Canberra), Georgie Catto (Oamaru), Jonny Catto, Flynn Adcock (Christchurch), and Sherie Adcock. A much loved sister and sister-in-law of Tom* and Rose Bone, Peggy* Bone, Joy* and Bill Adcock, Charlie* Bone, Beverley and Gabor Varga, Pamela Henderson (Christchurch), and Graeme and Diane Bone (Whangarei). A service for Betty, followed by afternoon tea, will be held in the Avenal Park Lounge, Fox Street, Invercargill on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2.00pm. Private cremation to follow. Messages to 69 George Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810.

CAMERON, Anthony Gerrard (Tony):
Passed away peacefully on Thursday 21st January 2020, aged 70 years.
Dearly loved son of the late Noel and Molly Cameron.
Loved brother of Judith*, Noeline, Frances, Martin, Marie*, Lawrence, Ewan and Mary.
Tony was a loved brother in law and Uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
Family wish to sincerely thank the staff at Peacehaven Village for their care and respect of Tony.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Patricks Church, 21 Rimu Street, Invercargill on Tuesday 26th January, 10.30am. Interment at Eastern Cemetery will follow.
Messages to 1 Wilfrid Street Invercargill or to Tony’s tribute page at

CAMERON, Anthony Gerrard (Tony):
We will miss him very much.
Now all we have are memories of our past.
He was a kind and gentle person.
Noeline, Bernard, Stephen, Kim, Amy, Meg, Simon, Mel, Emma-Jane, Genevieve, Abbey-Maree, Aiden, Erin, Reuben and Ronan.
R.I.P. Many thanks.

CLARKE, Quintin Millar:
On January 22, 2021, peacefully at Dunedin Hospital surrounded by his loving family; aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Marje, loved and loving Dad of Dean and Coral, Jason and Kerri, and Lee and Mike, treasured and adored Pop and Granddad of Brandon, Brigitte, Holly, and Pippa; Anna, and Sophie; Sam, and Lucas, loved best mate of Rosie, a loved brother and brother-in-law of Davina and Colin Ward, Elizabeth* and John* Horton, Maurice* and Liz, Jean* and Hugh* Caldwell, Irene and Peter* Brown, and Jimmy* and Wilma* McKay. Quintin’s family would like to thank the Dr’s and staff of ward 7A Dunedin Hospital for their loving care of Quintin. A service to celebrate Quintin’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel at 1.30pm on Tuesday, January 26, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Otago Community Hospice or St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 17 Didham Drive, Mosgiel 9024.

COWAN, Marion Thelma:
Peacefully at Hospice Southland on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Youngest daughter of the late Thelma and the late John Cowan. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Dyan and Bob Gibson, Mark and Phillipa Cowan. A very loved aunty and great-aunty to all her nephews and nieces. Loved best friend to Kaylene and Michael Duggan. Loved mum to her fur baby Pea. As to Marion’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Messages to: Dyan Gibson, 308 Talbot Street, Invercargill.

DENNIS, Lorna Joyce:
In her 79th year. (Unexpectedly) on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at her home, Gore. Dearly loved wife and friend of John. Much loved mum of Paul and Amy (Bendigo, Australia), Gary (Gore), and the late Kerry. Dearly loved nana of Michelle and Richard, Emma and Dan, loved Great-nana of Pharaoh, Zephyr, and Sundae.
“Fond Memories”
A service for Lorna will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Traford Street, Gore on Wednesday, January 27 at 1.30pm. Leaving thereafter for Charlton Park Cemetery. Messages to 16 Huron Street, Gore 9710.

FOX, Maureen Clara: M.B.E.
(former Principal, Kingswell High School) Peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital, on January 20, 2021, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Pat Fox. Loved mother and friend of Aaron and Jo (Bunnythorpe). Adored Nana of Daniel and Isaac Fox. Respected foster mother of John (Auckland) and Neil (Timaru). Will be sadly missed by wider family, former colleagues and all her friends. A service for Maureen will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Holywood Terrace, Gladstone, Invercargill, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, commencing at 1.00pm. Her interment will follow at Eastern Cemetery. Online tributes may be left on Maureen’s tribute page at In lieu of flowers, donations in Maureen’s memory to St John Ambulance would be appreciated.

FLOWERS, Matthew Stephen:
Loved father of Jack. Loved son of Bronwyn Turnhout and the late Stephen Flowers, and good friend of Jamie Turnhout. Loved brother of Mecaela, and Jacob, uncle to Max and loved by aunty Barbara. Loved grandson of the late George and Jean Ayto. Loved nephew and cousin of his extended family. A service to celebrate Matthew’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill on Saturday, 30 th January at 2:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

GLENNIE, Edwin Arthur:
(Formerly of Invercargill)
Peacefully, on Sunday 17 th January 2021, at Yvette Williams Retirement Village, Dunedin, surrounded by loving family; aged 72 years.
Loved youngest son of *Adam and *Annabel Glennie; loved brother and brother-in-law of May and Bill; Elma and *Jimmy; *Adaline and Alistair; *Ian and Evelyn; Margaret and Donnie and their families all of Scotland. *Norman and *Nancy and Diane of Crookston. Special uncle of Simon and Shannon, Vanessa and David Stewart and their families.
Grateful thanks to the wonderful staff at Yvette Williams for their care of Ed.
A Memorial service will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street Invercargill on Monday 25 th January at 1:00pm. Messages to 342 Gordon Road, RD 2 Mosgiel.

RUSSELL, David George:
With heavy hearts Brenda, Keir and Mariya must share the news that David died at Southland Hospital Emergency Department on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. David was the dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Jeanette* and Ian* Deacon, Lindsay* and Sharon Russell, Joanne and Grenville* Robinson, Dawn and Alan Harrison, Trevor and Marilyn Matheson, and Karron and Jimmy* Pink. A loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Valued friend and mentor to many. A service to celebrate David’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Tuesday, January 26 at 11.00am. Messages to 90 Princes Street, Invercargill 9812 or [email protected] or to David’s tributes page at where livestream details are available.

TE AU, Bronwyn Gail:
Suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday 20 January 2021; aged 50 years. Dearly loved Mum of Lucretia, and Jessika, loving stepmum of Sarah, loved Taua of Kaylee, Shakaia, Aria, and Alexis, friend of Sean Lynch. Loved daughter of the late Pye and Susan, loved sister and sister-in-law of Susan and Doug Faulkner, a loved aunty and friend of many. A service will be held for Bronwyn in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road Invercargill on Tuesday 26 January at 11.00am. Messages to 88 Venus Street Invercargill 9812.


CASSON, Kathleen Veronica (Kath):
Mark and Trish; Paul, Debbie and Brie; Michelle and Stuart wish to sincerely thank and acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy, kind messages, cards, phone calls and flowers received following Mum’s passing on November 24, 2020. Please accept this as a personal Thank You. Your thoughts and messages were very much appreciated by the family.

SHAW, Ronald Leslie (Les):
Anne along with Nicola, Haupai, Emma and family would like to thank everyone who gave us support during Les’s illness and passing. Thank you for your kindness and expression of sympathy shown by cards, flowers, food, visits and phone calls and those who attended Les’s service. It was all very much appreciated. Please accept this as as personal thank you.

To our many relatives and friends who have sent beautiful flowers, cards, messages and food – thank you. To the amazing staff (My Girls) who looked after Fred at Albany house so well for 15 months. To the staff at Kew Hospital for their care and understanding during his final days. To all Medical Staff who helped in any way over many years, especially Dr Clemens of Gore Medical Centre. To the RSA and all who helped prepare the Cenotaph where we listened one last time to Fred singing The Lord’S Prayer. We appreciated the flag flying half mast at the RSA Bowling Green where he was so involved as a committee member and Green Keeper for 25+ years. To Kevin, and Liz for their sensitive handling of every detail. Lastly – thank you to all who joined us to give him such a great farewell.
– All the Clan.

TOOMER, Shona (nee Mackay):
At Ashwood Park Nursing Home in Blenheim on January 19, 2021, aged 92 years. Shona Toomer daughter of the late Ethel and Hec Macdonald and sister of the late Margaret and the late Ewen Macdonald. Wife of the late Warwick Toomer and the late John Mackay (Otama), and mother to Jean Mackay (Ballina, Australia) and the late Jocelyn Cadman and the late Gordon Mackay. A private cremation in Blenheim has been held.

In Memoriam

HEWLETT, Margaret May:
Passed away January 22, 2020.
May the winds of love blow softly,
And whisper for you to hear,
That will always love and miss you,
And wish that you were here.
– John, Derek and Adele.