Funeral Notices – Saturday 23rd May
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FINDLATER, Neville James (Nev):
Peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, aged 68 years. Dearly loved son of the late Bruce and Elsie Findlater, and loved brother and brother-in-law of Bruce and Helen, Ray and Gail, and Bev and Dave Wilson. Cherished uncle and friend to all his nieces, nephews and extended family. “At Peace Now” A private family farewell for Neville has been held. A memorial service will be held in Dunedin at a later date to be advised by family.
FLEMING, Alexander (Lindsay):
ASC 969623 On Thursday, May 21, 2020, of Heddon Bush and Winton. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy and loved and respected father of Grant and Isabelle. Much loved grandfather of Ruby, Maggie and Emma. Loved father-in-law of Karen and Craig.
“The love you have given us will carry in our hearts”
In keeping with Lindsay’s wishes, a private service will be held. Messages to 6 Anne Street, Winton 9720 or on Lindsay’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
GUNN, Donald Rowlands:
25.06.1952 – 18.05.2020
Late of Motueka, passed away peacefully at Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital. Loved brother of Hugh and Carol, brother-in-law to Louise and the late Ian, and youngest child of the late Hugh and Gwen Gunn, Warepa. Dearly missed by his nieces Nicole, Catherine and Lucy, by his many cousins, by Bruce, Sharon, Phil, Jim and Diane, Norman and Linda, by his many friends and workmates, and by the children of the Mpora Rural Family Orphanage, Fort Portal, Uganda. The family extends its thanks to the many medical, nursing, and health care staff that treated Donald. Messages to [email protected] or to 28A Greenwood Street, Motueka 7120. In accordance with Donald’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Memorial service details to be advised.
KANE, Mary Gwendoline (Gwen):
Formerly of Fairlie. On May 19, 2020, peacefully at Diana Isaac Rest Home, aged 95 years. Loved wife of the late Paul. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jim (dec) and Barbara (Te Anau), Marie and Martyn (Mick) Shefford (Rotorua), Terry (dec) and Sandra (Oamaru), Peter (dec) and Phyllis (Winton), Maurice (London), Gordon (Te Anau), and Anne and Keith McFadden (Christchurch). A much loved Nana, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Messages to the Kane family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. Special thanks to all the staff at Diana Isaac Rest Home for their loving care of Gwen. Funeral Prayers for Gwen, and a celebration of her life, were held yesterday in Christchurch followed by her interment at the Fairlie Cemetery.
Listening to the Angels Singing Resting with the Lord.
McCLURE, Jeffrey David (Flagon):
Peacefully at Vickery Court on Thursday, May 21, 2020, aged 68 years. Dearly loved son of the late Harold and the late Elsie. Much loved brother of the late Karen; and Bruce. A much loved cousin. A service to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020, in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, at 2.00pm. Due to Covid-19, some restrictions may apply. Messages to Bruce McClure, PO Box 632, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
O’CONNOR, Dennis Edward (Ted):
Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of Annette for 60 years. Loved father and father in law of Stephen & Barbara, Mark & Pauline, Michael & Kathy, Anthony & Joanne. Special Grandad of Jaime & Daniel, Micaela, Kaitlen, Jeremy & Liam, Hayden & Anna. Treasured son of Paddy* & Ella* O’Connor and brother to Jim*, John, Marie, Cathy* & Margaret. Loved brother- in- law to Avis, Ros, Graham Latta, Tony Topping & Brett Pearce, Peter* & Fay* Burke, Brian* & Lesley* Burke, Michael & Elaine* Burke, Marie* David* & Pat Cheyne. Uncle to all his nieces and nephews. We wish to sincerely thank the staff at Calvary Hospital for their care, kindness and compassion for Ted over the last several months. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral is to be held on Wednesday May 27. Messages to Villa 3, 77 Durham Street, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810 or to Ted’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes (*denotes deceased).
PALMER, Thomas John (John):
Passed away peacefully at Whanganui Hospital surrounded by his loving family on May 18, 2020. Beloved husband of Thyra. Loved Dad and father-in-law of Denise, Lee and Anders, Stephen and Donna, Andrew and Vicki, and Jon and Terri. Beloved Grandad of his 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to everyone at the Summerset Care Centre, and Whanganui Hospital who looked after John. A service for John will be live-streamed at www.clevelandfunerals.co.nz on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 2.00pm.
ROSS, Alan (Herbert):
Of Invercargill. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, aged 90. Loving husband of Colleen Ross (dec. March 23, 2019) and loving father of Michael, John, David, Andrew, and Vanessa. A great man who loved his family and contributed to the community through his involvement in Rotary and Diabetes Southland. A private family burial service was held on Friday, May 22. Please send any messages to Avenal Park Funeral Home, PO Box 1345, Invercargill. nalpark.co.nz
TOPHAM, Kenneth Charles (Ken, Toppy):
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, aged 76. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Bev. Loved and cherished dad and father-in-law of Deb (Agi) and Mark Cust (Hokitika), Mick and Mary (Lake Hawea), Sandra (Hokitika), and Shane (Alexandra). Loved grandad of Stephanie, and Ashley, and a great-grandad of Sylis. Father of Bonnie and Ross, and Angie, and a grandad of his 4 grandchildren. Messages to 4 Howitt Place, Hokitika 7810. As per Ken’s request, a private cremation has been held.
WILSON, Murray Wayne:
(Late of Milton and Cromwell). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2020, aged 71 years, with Jenny by his side. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Jenny, cherished and respected father and father-in-law of Pip and Andrew Bruhns (Alexandra), and Mathew and Rachel (Cromwell). Beloved Digger of Sophie and adored Grandad of Erika, Amber, and yet unmet grandchild. Dear friend of Marsha. As per Murray’s wishes, a private cremation will be held. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Aspiring Enliven Carehome for their loving care of Murray. Messages to 15 Mansor Court, Cromwell 9310.
“Peace, perfect peace, walking in the hills that he loved”
ROSS, (Herbert) Alan:
Of Invercargill passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 20 aged 90. Loving husband of Colleen Ross (dec. 23 March 2019) and loving father of Michael, John, David, Andrew, and Vanessa. A great man who loved his family and contributed to the community through his involvement in Rotary and Diabetes Southland. A private family burial service was held on Friday, May 22. Please send any messages to Avenal Park Funeral Home, Invercargill.
BLAIR, David Thompson:
30.01.1939 – 26.02.2020
Jason, Kerry, Shaun, Julian, and families, wish to express their heartfelt thanks to extended family, friends, and work colleagues for the love and support shown to them before and following the loss of a dearly loved Dad, father-in-law, Grandad, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle, also for the many cards, flowers, food, baking, donations to Hospice Southland, and to the many that attended Dad’s service. Special thanks to all medical professionals for their wonderful care, Dr Doherty at Victoria Medical Centre, Hospice Southland, Dunedin and Southland Hospitals, and the girls at Stewarts Pharmacy. We would like to acknowledge Donna White from Avenal Park Funeral Home for her compassion and guidance during our most difficult time, also to celebrant Lynley McKerrow for her kindness, and amazing eulogy commemorating and celebrating the life of Dad. Please accept this as acknowledgement of our appreciation.
MILLS, Archie (Alister George):
17.12.1936 – 28.02.2020
Valda, Kenneth, Wendy, Gaynor, and extended family, would like to acknowledge all the support and kindness shown to us from family and friends following Archie’s death. We greatly appreciate the phone calls, cards, flowers, food etc, and all who attended the funeral. Also many thanks to doctors and nurses for your compassionate care over the last few years, ENT Clinic, Stoma Clinic, and not forgetting the Medical Ward staff, for your kindness to us the family, as well as Archie in his last hours. Very special thanks to Donna White (Avenal Funeral Home), and Sharyn Payne (funeral celebrant), for your support, guidance and patience.