Funeral Notices – Saturday 23rd March
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CROOKS, John Owen. 28.12.1938 – 18.3.2019. Passed away surrounded by his loving wife and family, in the loving care of Ascot Care Home, Invercargill. Dearly beloved husband of Ann. Loved father and father-in-law of Jackie and Clark Barron (Rakahouka), Bernie and Murray Hewitson (Waimumu), John and Lisa Crooks (Invercargill), and Lynley and Brad Williams (Invercargill). Dearly loved Pa of Ellie, Willie, Tom, Laura, Devon, Jackson, Jacob, and Madison. Beloved son of Ossie* and Bessie* Crooks, brother and brother-in-law of Patricia and Allan McLellan, Nip* and Judy Crooks, and Jenny and Les Booth. A farewell service to celebrate Owen’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Friday, March 22 at 1:00pm. The service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Ascot Care Home for the care of Owen and family. Messages to 465 Yarrow Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
CROOKS, John Owen. 28.12.1938 – 18.3.2019. Beloved husband of Ann, step father of Shane and Debbie McGillan, Terry McGillan, Adrian and Pam McGillan, and Katrina McGillan. Loved Pa of Jessie, and Michael Stratford, Jamie, Chanelle, Lucy, and Kodi McGillan. Brother-in-law of Margaret and Ivan Bates. avenalpark.co.nz
CUNNINGHAME, Stephen Bruce. Stephen passed away at his home in Invercargill, on Thursday, March 21, 2019; at the age of 69. Fiancé of the late Raewyn Turner, loved eldest son of the late Bruce and Doris Cunninghame, brother and brother in-law of Rodger and Barbara Cunninghame (Te Anau), Craig and Kate Cunninghame (Invercargill), father of Tania Cunninghame, Sonya Paulsen, Michelle Machacek, uncle to Glenn, the late Melanie, Haydon and Chelsea. A service will be held at Avenal Park Funeral home at 2.00pm, on Friday, March 29, 2019. Private cremation to follow. Messages to 12 Dalhousie Place Te-Anau 9600. avenalpark.co.nz
DURHAM, Ronald Walter (Ron). At Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home on Monday, March 18, 2019, in his 91st year and in the 70th year of marriage with his loved wife Freda. Dad and father-in-law of Donece and Ray McEwan, Wallace and Delma and the late Jan, Rhonda and Stan Black, Kathleen and Brian Nicholl, Charlie, and Hillary Caig. Proud Grandad of Raylene and Mike, Brebner and Elizabeth, Brendan, Corey and Gwen, the late Robby, Nicolette and Jim, Warren and Sheryl, Arden and Suzanne, Richard, Jessica, Anna, Yvette and Matt, Fern, Ferris and Matt, Jorden and Chanel and 24 Great Grandchildren. A long time member of the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club and an avid Bowler. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am, the service will conclude with the burial at the Riverton Cemetery at 2:00pm. Messages to 18 Brook Street, Riverton 9822. avenalpark.co.nz
DRAIN, Nancy June (nee Haycock). Peacefully, on March 10, 2019, at Vickery Court, aged 95 years. Loved wife of the late Harry, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Susan and Brett (Sydney), Fiona and Stephen (and the late Grant Comer), and Jim and Kelly (Santa Rosa, Ca). Dearest Nannan of Nicholas and Lori. Beloved sister of the late Don Haycock, the late Shirley McKenzie (nee Haycock), and Bob Haycock. Special thanks to the staff of Vickery Court for your compassionate care of Mum during her final months. Special thanks to the team at Distinct Funerals and Reflections Picture Caskets for your care of Mum following her passing and for the beautiful ashes casket. At Mum’s request, a private cremation and family Celebration of Life has been held. Messages to 481 Flora Rd East, RD 6, Invercargill.
EDWARDS, Rhonda Allyce. Passed away at Peace Haven Retirement Village, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Dearly loved mother, mother-in-law, and Grandmother of Marie and Warren, Kerry, and Eric London; Richard and Karen, Nathaniel, Bronie, the late Dominic, and Julia Edwards. As per Rhonda’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to 4 Redere Place, Richmond 7020. avenalpark.co.nz
FOX, Brian Terrance. 17.9.1946 – 21.3.2019 After 72 great years. Suddenly at Rowena Jackson. Dearly loved husband of Allison Fox (nee Kissell). Much loved father and father-in-law of Mark and Kathleen, and Joanna and Jared. Special granddad to Jayden, Michael, Dion, Molly, Zoe, and Hannah. The family would like to thank the staff at Rowena Jackson’s Donovan Wing for their wonderful care and attention with Brian. A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium, Rockdale Road, on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks you to make a donation to Alzheimer’s Southland and may be left at the service. Messages to 185 McQuarrie Street, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
HEATHCOTE, Keith. Suddenly on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Dearly loved and cherished husband of Don Don, much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Geoffrey and Amy, Matthew, Hannah and Chris Conner, Leanna, Cameron, loved Pop Pop of Jack, much loved brother and brother-in-law of Rosanne and Boe Wybrow, Geoff and Pauline, Greig and Lin Pym, Sharon and Phil Cordes, Basil and Irene Clark, a much loved son of Marie and the late Keith and all the Canadian family. Funeral details to be advised. Messages to 131 Dipton Street, Invercargill. avenalpark.co.nz
Heathcote, Keith Loved son-in-law of the late Ginger & Helen Swain Much loved brother-in-law of Sue & Tip Turipa, Lianne & James Andrews, Stephen Swain, Wayne & Louise Ayers, Allison & Neil Saunders Much loved Uncle and great Uncle of many. Family A little bit crazy A little bit loud But a whole lot of love. avenalpark.co.nz
MACDONALD, Katherine Christina (Chris). Peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Ilam Lifecare, Christchurch, late of Ngapara and Oamaru, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Allan. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Heather and Don Bradford, Robyn and the late Stuart Notman (Wyndham), Aynsley and Ray Waghorn, Lynette Macdonald (Motueka), and Peter and Sue Macdonald (Sunshine Coast). A much loved nana of James, Lance, Hamish, Michelle, Becky, Nathan, Daniel, Perry, Brent (deceased), Jeremy, and Kate. A loved old nana of all her great-grandchildren. Many thanks to Ilam Lifecare for their love and support. Messages may be addressed to the Macdonald family c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. At Chris’ request a private service has been held.
McCORKINDALE, Fae Sarah (nee Lamont). On March 20, 2019, peacefully at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of Colin (dec). Much loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of John and Christine, Bryan and Janice, and Paul and Heather. Much loved Grandma of her many grand and great-grandchildren. The family wish to thank the staff and management of Anthony Wilding for their love, care, and support of Fae during her time with them. Messages to the McCorkindale family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch. A Funeral service for Fae will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, on Monday, March 25, at 3.00pm, followed by a private cremation.
Sunshine passes, shadows fall, But love and memories outlast them all. In our hearts her memory is kept, To have, to cherish, to never forget.
PASCO, Alison Jane (Jane). Suddenly at Southland Hospital on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Loved wife of the late Mike. Loved mum of Bianca and Simone. Loved daughter of Lyn* and Wattie* Lilley. Loved sister and sister-in-law of David* and Eve Lilley, Peter and Anthea Lilley, John and Donna Lilley. Loved daughter-in-law of Jean* and Mick* Pasco. Loved sister-in-law to Robin* and Bill* Watson, Ron and Dorothy Pasco, Maurice Pasco. Loved Auntie Jane to all her nieces and nephews and their families. Special friend of Alwyn, Shona, Pat, Raylee, Jen and Ann. A special thanks to mum’s caregivers. Donations for the Blind Foundation guide dogs would be gratefully accepted and can be made at the service. A service to celebrate Jane’s life will be held at the Southland Crematorium, on Monday, March 25, at 10.00am. Messages to 28 Benhar Street, Dunedin. (*denotes deceased) mwfunerals.co.nz
VELTKAMP SMITH, Patricia Mary (Pahty). At Invercargill following a short illness on Friday, March 22, 2019. Dearly loved wife of Ben Veltkamp* and deeply loved wife of Rev. Ivan. Much loved mother of Joseph Veltkamp and Nicky Wilson (Blenheim). Treasured stepmother of Chrys (Mosgiel), Phil and Rose (Hokitika), Robyn and John Marnane (Cromwell), also dearly loved aunty, grandmother and great-grandmother. Loved only sister of Jim and Mary Flannery (London), John* and Maria Flannery (Canada), Michael and Enid Flannery (Wye Creek), Brian Flannery (Invercargill). Lifelong friend to Vanya Bailey. The family would like to thank the staff from Kew Hospital and Clare House for their amazing care and support to Pahty and Ivan. Pahty’s loss will be felt across the Southland and wider communities. A true friend to many.
R.I.P. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 1.00pm, at St Theresa’s Church, Perth Street, Invercargill. Then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. Rosary will be recited on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 7.00pm, at St Theresa’s Church, Perth Street, Invercargill. In lieu of flowers please place a donation to St John Ambulance Services at the Mass. Messages of condolences can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to c/- Clare House, 51 Durham St, Invercargill. (*denotes deceased) frasersfunerals.co.nz
FENTON, James Michael (Jim). QSO 29.10.1930 – 12.02.2019 Sarah, Mary-jane and Dave, Kit and Trevor, Clare and Mark, wish to acknowledge all family and friends for their attendance and support at Jim’s Requiem. For prayers, visits, flowers, food, messages, phone calls and cards, we thank you. To Dr Adam and staff at Ascot Care Home, your care and support was amazing and our sincere thanks for all you did for Jim and the family. To Nigel, Donna and staff at Avenal Park, your guidance and consideration was appreciated. Thanks also to St Theresa’s parish, Gerard McSoriley, Fergus More and the IMT team and everyone who helped farewell Jim. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our heartfelt gratitude to you all.
GILL, Murray Owen. 13.10.1947 – 13.1.2019 Dorothy, Stephen, Michelle, Debbie, Kirk, Rachel, Marque, Julie, Nathan, and families, wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone for their generosity, love, support and sympathy in the passing of Murray, a much loved, treasured and respected husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. The messages sent, cards, letters, flowers, meals, baking, phone calls and visitors have been overwhelming and very much appreciated. A special thank you to those who travelled from afar to attend the celebration of Murray’s life and to those who visited and supported us through the challenging times of Murray’s MS. Murray appreciated all your kindness and support. Also a special thank you to all those who helped with the care and support of Murray throughout his illness. Your support and compassion shown was hugely appreciated. Please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude.
KING, John David. John’s extended family would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support and kindness after the sudden passing of John, a much loved husband, Dad, Pop, brother, uncle, and friend. For the many visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, and lovely food, also to all who attended John’s funeral, we are truely grateful. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement as we were unable to speak to you all.