Funeral Notices – Saturday 27th July

Jul 27, 2019

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ALLAN, Audrey Dorothy.
Peacefully at Clair House, on July 25, 2019, surrounded by family. Aged 86 years. Long-time companion of Lindsay. Adored and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jane and Warren Livingstone and Vicky and Mike Batchelor. Treasured Nana of Bradley and Becky, Rhys, Rhyarna, Baylee and Jesse. Doting Great-Nana of Mason. The funeral service for Audrey will be held at J Fraser and Sons, Cnr Esk and Doon Sts, Invercargill on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 commencing at 1.30pm. A private cremation will follow. Messages to 52 Purdue St, Invercargill. Online tributes may be left at

ARTHUR Noel Wayne (Wayne):  On the morning of July 24, 2019, Noel “Wayne” Arthur peacefully passed at Peacehaven Resthome, Invercargill, at the age of 74 years.  Dearly loved husband of Helen for 50 happy years.  Beloved father of Janine, and Shane and Amber.  Adored grandad of Serene, Jacob, Benjamin, Misharna, and Sophie.  Loved son of Alfred* and Betty* Arthur.  Brother and brother-in-law to Trevor and Margaret, Merilyn, Ivan and Asha, John*, Maureen and Wayne Docherty, and Andrew Waters.  A loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  A funeral service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Monday, July 29 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimers NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service.  Messages to 1/33 Jenkin Street, Strathern, Invercargill 9812. (*denotes deceased).

Butler, Christina Ivy (nee Phillips).
Peacefully in the presence of her family at Southland Hospital on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in her 91st year. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Graham (Danny) and Adi, Dennis and Margaret, Gary and Carolyn, Valerie* and Alex Stewart, Warren*, Margaret and Kevin Gentle, Tony, Allan, Peter and Rex. A loved Nana to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Christina will be held on Monday, July 29, in the Mataura R.S.A. River Street at 1.00pm. Messages to 282 Layard Street, Invercargill. (*denotes deceased). On line tributes may be left at

CHALMERS, Goldia Buchanan (Goldie) (nee Stringfellow).
Died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in her 90th year. Loved wife of the late Alan, and cherished Mum and mother-in-law of Pam and Andy Annand (Mt Somers), the late Bruce, Andrew and Karen (Invercargill), Ian and Susan (Garston), and Arlene and Murray Maxwell (Gorge Road). Amazing, outgoing Nanna of her 12 grandchildren and Nanna Goldie of her 15 great-grandchildren. Sister of Derek Stringfellow (Caboolture), and the late Jan Osborn. At Goldie’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages to Arlene Maxwell, 528 Tokanui-Gorge Road Highway, RD 5, Invercargill 9810, or Pam Annand, Mt Somers No 1 RD, Ashburton 7771. Thank You for the time you made for us and the adventures you led us on. – Your Grandchildren. ‘Fly free to Antarctica Mum’

COOKE, Christopher (Cookie). 24.3.1976 – 25.7.2019
Aged 43 years. Much loved eldest Son of Rhondda Harris and Alistar Cooke, Stepson to Sandra Cooke and Jeff Harris. Beloved Grandson of the late Mervyn and Pearl Cooke, Mary and Charles Riseley. Loved Brother to Jamie, Gregory, Lindsay and Geoffrey Cooke and Andrew Stuthridge. Cookie will be sadly missed by all his Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Friends and Families.
“Rest in Peace my beautiful boy”.
A Service will be held at Southland Crematorium on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be left at the service to be donated to Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust in Cookie’s name. Messages to 40 Drury Lane, Invercargill 9810.

DIACK, Jenefer Anne (Jenny).
Peacefully at Peacehaven Hospital on Sunday July, 21 2019 with her family at her side. Mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Donna, and Ange, Nana to Anthony, and Liam.  A private cremation and service has been held to farewell Mum. A special thanks to the management and staff at Peacehaven Hospital for the care shown to Jenny during her stay. Messages to 92 Exmouth Street, Invercargill 9810.

DURHAM Sylvia Catherine (nee Horne):  Peacefully at Calvary Hospital on Wednesday, July 24 2019, aged 89 years.  Loved wife of Arthur*.  Loved mother and mother-in law of Richard and Frances, and Christine Uren.  A beloved grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.  Loved sister of Dick*, Daphne Connor, Betty Ludlow, and Dorothy Sloper.  A service to celebrate Sylvia’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Monday, 29th July at 10:00 am, the service will conclude with a private cremation.  Messages to 151 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810. (* denotes deceased).

HAUGH, Evan James.
Late of Clinton, peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday July 24, 2019, in his 75th year in Melbourne. Deeply loved husband and friend of Judith. Dearly loved father, father-in-law and Bim to Richard, Tracey, Jardin, Brodie and Eliza, Tania and Samuel, Suzanne, Michael, Annie, Chloe, Jemma, Ned and Pheobe.

HOWIE, Julia Mary (Sheila).
Of Mosgiel – formerly of Milton and Invercargill. On July 23, 2019, unexpectedly, but peacefully, at Dunedin Hospital, surrounded by her loving family; aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Andy, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Anne* and Tom Hau, Joyce and Graeme Philip, Neil and Di*, and Wendy. Much loved Nana of her 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Privately cremated as per Sheila’s wishes. A memorial service is to be held in Invercargill at a later date. Messages to C/- PO Box 15106, Waihola 9243. (*denotes deceased)

HUNTER, Hugh John Bruce (Bruce or Canada).
Peacefully at Ascot Care Home on Wednesday, July 24 2019.  Dearly loved husband of Margaret, father and father-in-law of John and Catherine, Jillian, Warren, and Kylie and Brian Cummings.  Loved and cherished grandad of Abigail, Adalyn, and Corbyn.  Loved twin brother of Beth Ludwig and her family, brother of Alan, Margaret*, Edith*, and Ken*.  Brother-in-law to Len and Hazel* Sinclair, Peter and Gael Sinclair and families.  A funeral service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium on Wednesday, July 31 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St John Ambulance Association would be appreciated and may be left at the service.  Messages to Villa 29, Ascot Retirement Village, 211 Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9810. (*denotes deceased).

KELSO, David William.
On July 24, 2019 aged 86, died peacefully in Riversdale with family. Dearly loved and loving husband of Janice (deceased), father and father-in-law of Murray and Hilary Kelso (Riversdale), Heather and Gavin Cruickshank (Whiterig), Judy and Rob* Nicholls (Devon, England). He was a loving Grandad to his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, and forever in our hearts. A remembrance gathering will be held; details to follow. (*denotes deceased)

McLEOD Dorothy Elizabeth (Beth), (nee Ronald):  Peacefully at Vickery Court on July 10, 2019.  Loved wife of Andrew* (Bain) McLeod. Loved daughter of Dorothy* and Alex* Ronald.  Loved sister of Marjorie Parish and Geoff* Ronald.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Martha, Robyn and Hassan, John, Bruce and Werner.  Loved grandma to Andrew, Laura, Gavin, Leila, Roxanna, Debbie, and Jared.  Loved great-grandmother to Cora, Angus, Ava, and Alex.  In accordance with Beth’s wishes, a cremation has already been held. Messages to 46 Melbourne Street, Invercargill 9810.(*denotes deceased)

PIERCE, Creed:  Passed away on Wednesday, July 17 2019.  Beloved son of Diane and Norman Pierce.  Loved brother of Corey*, Paige, and Celia.  Grandson of Norman* Senior and Jewel*, and Pam and Allan Reynolds.  Loved cousin of his extended family.  Funeral details to be advised. Messages to 543 Yarrow Street, Invercargill 9810 (*denotes deceased)


CADE, Lex (Alexander Edward).
Diana, Michael and Rachel, Paul and Mel and their families and Doris and all the extended family would like to acknowledge the support shown to them after the recent passing of a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. We were all truly grateful for and overwhelmed by the level of support shown to us and the visits, flowers, baking, cards phone calls and many other expressions of caring. We would like to thank those who travelled long distances to farewell Lex – friends, former staff, work colleagues and many others. We didn’t get to speak to you all, but we hope you understand. Our thanks go to Nigel and the team at Avenal Park for their guidance and also to Lynley McKerrow for conducting the service. A special thanks goes the ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill South for serving the afternoon tea and for the members of the Rotary Club of Invercargill South and the Inner Wheel ladies for the Guard of Honour. To the staff of the Donovan wing at Rowena Jackson for Lex’s initial care, and also to the staff of the Iona wing at Peacehaven for his more recent care, our very grateful thanks for the care and compassion shown to Lex. Thanks also to those who contributed to Alzheimers Southland at the service.
Friendship, love and support are the most important things in life.
We are truly grateful for yours.
It meant far more than you can guess.

CLEARWATER, Bryson George.
18.11.1929 – 24.05.2019
Audrey, Anne, Evan and their families thank everyone for their support, kindness and expressions of sympathy following the loss of a much loved husband, father, father-in-law, granddad and great-granddad. Our grateful thanks for the cards, flowers, food, phone calls and visits – your thoughtfulness and kind gestures are much appreciated. To all those who attended the graveside service in Winton or the memorial service in Alexandra, to celebrate Bryson’s life and to support us, thank you so much. Our sincere gratitude also to Ranui Rest Home staff for their wonderful care of Bryson. Please accept this as our personal thank you.

In Memoriam

HOPKINS, Gladys (Bid).
Passed away July 28, 2018. A year has gone by and we are still missing you every day.
Forever in our hearts and remembering you with love.
– Colin and Margaret, Ben and Shona, Emma, Ty, Ellie and Indi.

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