Funeral Notices – Saturday 24th October
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Peacefully, with family by his side, at Rowena Jackson, on Thursday, October 22, 2020. In his 80th year. Loved husband of Dorothy. Loved father and father-in-law of Wendy (Darwin, Australia), Catherine and Joe Wilson. Loved grandfather of Tiffany Wilson. Loved son of the late Mackie Ackers (nee Dawson) (late of Stewart Island). A loved brother and brother-in-law. Loved uncle of all his nephews and nieces. A service to celebrate Gilly’s life will be held at the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 2.00pm. Messages to “The Ackers Family”, PO Box 632, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
CROSSLEY, Christopher Peter:
21.04.1960 – 04.10.2020
76393487BG. Lance Corporal C P Crossley SADF 1977 1979. Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Christchurch Hospital on October 4, 2020. Loving husband of Tracy and much loved Dad to Amy and Michael, loved father-in-law of Alexandra and Benjamin, and beloved Grandad of Cooper and Oliver. A great friend, advisor, a true gentleman with a great sense of humour and moral compass, and an unwavering Faith.
You will be greatly missed.
This is not goodbye – it’s see you later.
Forever loved – always in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held on October 27, 2020, at 11.00am, at the Salvation Army Hall in Winton.
CRUICKSHANK, Wendy Kaye:
01.08.1965 – 20.4.2020
Kylie, Rhianna and Lynette invite extended family and friends to celebrate the life of our beautiful soul, Wendy, who left this world during Covid lockdown. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 31, Lake Hãwea Community Centre from 2.00pm. Live stream available https://youtu.be/Dm23-ltiAhA
We look forward to sharing memories of our much loved Mum, daughter, sister, aunty and friend.
CUNNINGHAM, Neville Brian:
Passed away sadly and unexpectedly in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, October 5, 2020, aged 44 years. Much loved husband of Christine, adored father of Oscar and Henry. Dearly loved son and son-in-law of John and Barbara (Mataura), Karin and Paul Muth (Hilkerode, Germany), a loved brother and brother-in-law of Patricia and Jamie Bennett (Christchurch), Andrew and Rachel (Christchurch), Donald and Michelle (Invercargill), and also his German family, Thomas and Stefanie, Ingrid and Christian Kling, Horst and the late Dieter, and a loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Neville’s life will be held in Mataura Presbyterian Church, Kana St, on Wednesday, October 28, at 1.30pm, private interment to follow. Messages to 4 Main St, Mataura 9712.
DAWSON, Thomas Edward (Tom):
Of Kakanui. On Monday, October 19, 2020 at Dunedin Hospital. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dot. In accordance with Tom’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages C/- 49 Humber Street, Oamaru 9400.
Wall’s Oamaru Funeral Services
(03) 434 8266
DONALDSON, Allan Leslie:
Passed away peacefully on Thursday 15th October 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. Dearly loved husband of the late Alice. Loved by Sue and Bruce Allison, Russell and Robyn Wisely. Loved Pop to Johnny and Ursina, Richard and Briar, Steph, and Taylor. Special Pop to Nate. Loved Uncle Allan of all his nieces and nephews. As per Allan’s wishes a private service has been held.
Messages to Sue – Drummond 3RD Otautau or to Allan’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
GILLIGAN, Terence and Kathlyn:
Penny and Lindsay (Percy) Pearce, their son Aaron and his partner Hannah, would like to extend an open invitation to the Memorial Service of Terence (Terry) and Kathlyn (Kathy) Gilligan. Join the family on Saturday, October 31, 2020, 2.00pm, at the Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau, for an informal ceremony with refreshments. Together we’ll celebrate the lives of this wonderful couple who are so ingrained in the history of their beloved town and community.
HYDE-David (Davy) William:
Of Invercargill on 19th October 2020, husband of the late Robynne (nee Coard), beloved father of Nicholas, Kirsty, and Jacqueline – father in law to Elizabeth and Robert. Pop to Christopher, Hayley, and Thomas.
Messages to Distinct Funerals – 69 Bond Street, Invercargill 9810.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated.
KIRKLAND, Noeline Judith:
13.7.1943 – 16.10.2020. Sadly Noeline passed away on Friday 16 October 2020, after a courageous battle. Beloved daughter of the late Ruby & Norton Kirkland. Dearly loved mother of Christopher. Cherished Nana of Cameron, & Tianna. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Maree & Laurie Stephens and the late Beverley & Johnny Jones. A special Aunty of all her nieces & nephews. Adored mum & soul mate of her wee dog Micky.
“So dearly loved & missed by all her family & friends”
According to Noeline’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to 40 Brown St, Invercargill 9812.
“Have a lovely rest darling Before you start whipping The gardens of heaven into shape”
On October 18, 2020, loved wife of *Rob Mancer (Orewa), also *Tex Smith (Queenstown). Aged 92 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Gaile and Doug Mancer, and *Stephanie and *Steve Eden. Daughter of *Charlie and *Laura Cooper (Knapdale, Gore), and dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Fred and *Nell, *Trevor and Joyce Burden, *Bruce and *Margaret, *Alan and *Glemis, and Joan and Russell Troon. Dearly loved grandmother, great-grandmother, and auntie. A funeral service has been held.
MANSON, Kevin David:
Aged 64. Suddenly at home. Loved son of the late Margaret & Harry. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Maureen & Mark Gill, Russell & the late Joyce Henderson, Trevor & Jan, Ray, and Fay & Trevor Milne (Aust). Loved father of Liza Brown, & Braydon Maguire`Manson. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Best mate of John. A private service has been held.
“Will be sadly missed by all”
Messages to 13 Turnbull St, Rosedale, Invercargill 9810.
McMURDO, Shirley (nee Smith):
On October 21, 2020, peacefully, at The Home of Compassion, Silverstream, Upper Hutt. Aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of David. Much loved mother of Tony, Nicola and Lisa and mother-in-law of Pete and Warren. Grandma of Jared and Vic, Laura and Adam, Charlotte, Eleanor and Zachary, Gary, Nathan and Mariam, Jessica, Hannah and Luke. Great-grandma of Lucy, Carter, Eva, Austin, Aisla, Eden, Bjorn and Aria. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Home of Compassion for their care. A memorial service for Shirley is to be held at Heretaunga Christian Centre, 51 Lane Street, Upper Hutt, on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1.30pm.
MILLWOOD, Beverley Irene (Bev) (nee Dyet):
On Thursday, October 22, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family following a short battle with Dementia. Aged 75 years. Loved wife of the late Ken. Dearly loved mum of Ken (Hamilton), and Adrienne (Auckland). Loved grandma of Cadell and Mikaela (Auckland). Loved sister and sister-in-law of Russell and Cindy Dyet, the late Dorothy and Ken Mollett, and the late Marjorie Mollett. A loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Bev will be held at a later date. Messages to 16 Vineyard Rd, Henderson Valley, Auckland 0614 or may be left on her tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.
WILSON, Leslie William John (Les):
Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital Invercargill on Tuesday 20 October 2020; aged 76 years. Loved Husband of the late Judy, loved father of Mike, Brendon, Shane, Kerry, Jason and their families, a loved Grandad of all his grandchildren. A service to celebrate Les’ life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road Invercargill on Saturday 24 October at 10.30am.
WILSON, Richard James:
With heavy hearts and great sadness Richard passed away peacefully on Friday 23 October 2020; aged 51 years. A much loved and loving husband of Jo and best Dad to Steph, and Philippa and their respective partners, Keenan, and Jake. Loved son of Bill*, Lynne and Noel, brother of Jeff and Adine, and uncle of Harper, and Lincoln , loved son-in-law of Michael* and Jan, brother-in-law of Scott and Cibele and uncle of Thomaz, loved by all his extended family and friends.
“I’ve taken my last wicket, Had my last collect”
A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held in the ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill on Tuesday 27 October at 11.00am. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to Motor Neurone Disease Association would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 107 Duke Street Invercargill 9810.
WITHINGTON, Margaret Rowena:
Died peacefully on October 21, 2020, at Ngaio Marsh Hospital, in her 99th year. Loved wife of the late William (Bill). Loved mum of Alan and Leona, Ian and Caroline, and Graeme and Polly. Loved grandma of Rachel and Aaron, Lorna and Matt; Rosara, Eloise; Brandon, Jory and Rachel, Nicholas and Jamal, and Sarah-Jane and Dylan. Loved great-grandma of Ella. The family would like to thank the staff at Ward 24, Christchurch Hospital, and Ngaio Marsh Hospital for their care, kindness and compassion. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Margaret Withington, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Margaret’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch, on Wednesday, October 28, at 2.00pm.
ADAMSON, John Alexander:
26.12.1948 – 10.09.2020
Maureen, Nicola, Tony, and families, would like to thank everyone who attended John’s funeral, and to Nigel and Ngaire, thank you for all your help and guidance. Thank you to everyone who bought food, flowers, visits, phone calls and cards. These have been truly appreciated by us all. A huge thank you to all our good friends and family that have supported us through this time and continue to do so. Our special thanks to you all.
BAKER, Christopher John:
Carolyn (Carly), Melanie, Kelly, Gareth, and families wish to acknowledge and thank everyone for your ongoing visits of support, food, flowers, cards, emails, letters, phone calls, texts, messages on facebook, whatsapp, messenger and the heartwarming service tributes after Chris’s passing in September. Thank you to those who attended his service and joined the Livestream Link and to the RSA Volunteers, the Riverton Union Church Members and Raewyn Black for making it easier to share memories of him and celebrate his life. Chris would have been proud of you all. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
The Baldwin family would like to thank you all for your love, kindness, and support with the passing of Mum, Nana, Great-Nana, and Great-Great-Nana. Thank you for the phone calls, cards, food, facebook messages and beautiful flowers. Thank you to everyone who attended Mums service, some of you travelled long distances. Thank you to the friends Mum made in the Pensioner Flats at Tuatapere and to the Day Care people and the Senior Citizens, also the ladies that took Mum shopping. Thank you to the staff of Macdonald & Weston for your kindness and just being there. Thankyou John Munro for stepping in for the service. We have come right around in a circle with the Munro Family from 1952 to 2020. Lastly thank you to all the staff at Vickery Court for your care and support of Mum during the last 2 years 10 months and a special thank you to the staff for their care and compassion shown to Mum and family in the last 5 days and nights. Thankyou Dr Adam and Mandy Pagan. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
COPPIN, Beverley Anne:
Liz, Dave, Kathryn and Suzanne would like to thank all those who sent condolences and attended mum’s funeral service. Plus, a special thanks to the entire Te Anau medical team.
FORDE, James Martin (Jimmy):
Ellen, Deidre, Sheryl, Amy, and families, wish to sincerely thank everyone for the many messages, cards, phone calls, flowers, food, visits, and for attending Jimmy’s Mass or watching online. Thank you to the Winton Fire Brigade, St John’s Ambulance, Winton Medical Centre, Winton Pharmacy, and J. Fraser and Sons. A special thank you to Father Hamesh for his ongoing support and to Southland Hospice for going above and beyond. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement from the family.
MORRIS, Rayna Foster:
16.11.1932 – 14.9.2020
Christine, Grant, David, Susan, Jenny, and families, wish to thank everyone for their love and support shown to us during the loss of our dearly loved Mum, mother-in-law, nana and great-nana. Thank you for your visits, phone calls, flowers, caring thoughtful messages, cards and donations to St John. Our thanks to everyone who attended the service – your presence was very much appreciated. Rayna was a very special lady and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Thanks to Hammond and Ryder for your professional care, Windsor Park Rest Home for your support and compassion at this difficult time, St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Dulcie Stark for her tribute, Jeanette McIntyre for leading the service, and Martin Turnbull for piping Mum back to Dad’s side at the cemetery. We are very thankful that the timing meant we could be with Mum and then with you to celebrate her life. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of thanks. Dearly loved wife of the late George McGregor Morris. “Reunited with George – 67 years together, just 12 weeks apart.”
ORMOND, Richard and June:
Unveiling will be held at Mason Road Te Hau Mutunga Urupa, at 12.30pm, on October 31, 2020.
ROBERTSON, Callum Boyd:
“Your family dearly love you,
miss you, and remember you today and always”
TIPPETT, Richard (Dick):
6 years ago tomorrow.
I talk about him,
Because I’m proud,
I talk about him,
Because he deserves to be remembered,
I talk about him,
Because even though he’s not physically with me,
He’s never far away from my mind,
I talk about him,
Because he’s part of me,
A part that I could never ignore or disown,
I talk about him,
Because I love him still,
And I always will – Forever,
Nothing will ever change that.
Love – Toni.