Funeral Notices – Saturday 29th August
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ALLAN, Valerie Hunter (Val):
On Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Parklands on Papanui, aged 96 years.
At peace now. Dearly loved wife of the late John (Invercargill). Loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Judith and Steve Bagley, and Stephen and Carol Allan. Much loved Nana of Andrew and Helena, Scott, Robbie, Cameron and Gemma, and Katie and Sam. Great-nana of Ida, Rosie, and Norah. Special thanks to the staff of Matai Ward for their loving and compassionate care of Val. Messages to Allan Family, C/- 29 William Steet, Richmond, Tasman 7020. A private family service has been held.
BARLOW, Rongopai Puke:
Suddenly with Gemma at his side on Friday morning 28th August 2020. Aged 36 years. Adored partner and soulmate of Gemma. Loved son of Pania and Hae Hae. Loved Brother of Makere, James, Lanakila, Chantel. Much loved friend to many. Rongapai will be going back home to Kaiapoi, but a memorial service will be held at a later date. Messages to “Barlow Whanau”, PO Box 632, Invercargill.
Passed away peacefully and comfortably with her family and friends by her side on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, in Christchurch, aged 64 years. Loved and treasured wife and best friend of Scott. Much loved mother and lifelong inspiration of son Morgan, and a supportive mother-in-law of Erin. Understanding and always proud Grandma of Cohen, and Bentley, and an adored best friend of Venessa for 52 years. Messages for the Family of the Late Gayle Blanch may be sent C/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545.
“A force to be reckoned with”
A Celebration of Gayle’s life will be held in our chapel 65 Vickerys Road, Wigram, on Tuesday, September 1, at 2.00pm. The Ministry of Health restriction of 100 people in attendance will apply. Gayle’s family have requested could you please email them if you are able to make the service, [email protected]
FORDE, James Martin (Jimmy):
Passed away at home in Winton on Thursday, August 27, 2020, aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Ellen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Deidre and Philip Rance (Christchurch), Sheryl (Port Chalmers), and Amy (Sydney). Loved Grandad of Tom, and Harriet Rance, and Sersha Forde. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Winton, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 1.00pm, interment at East Winton Cemetery. Rosary to be recited in the church, Monday, August 31, at 6.00pm. Donations may be left at the service for Hospice Southland. Messages to 9 Waterford Drive, Winton 9720 or to Jimmy’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes. Or watch on delayed livestream at http://livestream.com/accounts/10730215/events/92769
HOSKIN-FLETCHER, Leslie May:
20.11.1946 – 30.08.2019, A beautiful lady passed away one year ago. Now the brightest star in the sky. It broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of me went with you the day God called you home.
Your Forever Loving Partner. Kevin XXX
HOGAN, Robyn Mae:
29.05.1948 – 19.04.2020
A service to celebrate Robyn’s life will be held at 1.00pm on September 5, 2020, on the front lawn of her home, The Haven, 89 Tyne Street, Invercargill. In the event of rain, the service will be held next door at The Basilica. Please feel free to share your memories of Robyn at the service which will be live streamed for those who can’t attend. Brian, Susan and their families invite you to join them for refreshments at The Haven after the service.
10/5/1941-26/8/2020. At Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, Invercargill on Wednesday, 26th August 2020 after a long illness. Beloved husband of Vivienne and loved father and father-in-law of Anthony (Tony), and Stephen and Michelle (Perth). Loved Grandad of Amber. Brother and Brother-in-law of Norman and Colleen (Dunedin). Special thanks to Angel and Evelyn and the staff of Salisbury Unit, Rowena Jackson Retirement Village. At Peter’s request a private family service has been held. Messages to 175 Harvey Street, Grasmere, Invercargill 9810.
KING, Ailsa Elizabeth (nee Reid):
Passed away peacefully at Radius St Helenas, on Sunday, August 23, 2020, aged 87. Loving wife of the late Lindsay King. Mother and mother-in-Law of Jan and the late Chas Hoey, the late Shona Ramsay, Gillian and Skin Frances, Debbie and Nigel Sandri. Loved Nanna Ailsa to Jacqui and Kevin Williams, the late Karen Hoey, Kim Hoey and Leo Grace, Boyd and Debbie Hoey, Justin Munro, Steven Munro, Jonny and Rebecca Munro, Scott Frances and Natalie Ives, Gemma Frances, Lindsay and Lauren Sandri, the late David Sandri, Kate Sandri. Loved Great-Nanna to Billy and Charlie Grace, Carter and Sophie Hoey, Jett Munro, Pieta and Alyssa Frances, Harper and Kenzie Sandri. At Ailsa’s request, a private family service was held. Messages to 30 Kirsten Place, Parklands, Christchurch 8083.
MURRAY, Rev. Wallace Bruce:
In the presence of family on August 22, 2020, at Stoke, Nelson, aged 81 years. Son of the late Bruce and Eva Murray of Mornington, Dunedin. Husband of Marilyn, father of Jude and David, and grandfather of Eve. Brother of Evelyn Buchanan, and the late Winsome Murray. A private cremation service has taken place. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Liz Scott and the staff at Summerset in the Sun for their care of Bruce. Messages can be sent to family, c/o 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011.
ROBERTSON, Donald Murdoch:
On Friday, May 22, 2020, aged 85. Patricia, Jane, Lesley and family invite you to join with us and share memories of Donald. Following an earlier private cremation, (due to Covid-19 requirements) a Celebration of Donald’s life will be held at Betts Funeral Services, 33 North Street, Timaru, on Saturday, September 5, at 1.30pm. If you would like to contribute your ‘Donald memory’ please message [email protected]
Betts Funeral Services
SANDS Irene Myrtle:
In the early hours of Wednesday 26 August 2020, after an amazing 97 years, Myrtle went to join her beloved Jack. She was a dearly loved mother and mother in law of John, Pat McMillan, Brian and Carolyn, and Mary* and Lou* Miller. A treasured Nan, Gran, great grandmother and great great grandmother to many. Daughter of Abraham* and Mary* Heath, loved sister and sister in law of Olive* and Eric* Heriot, Jack* and Margaret Heath, Mary* and Bill Kerr. Thanks so much to Dr David and all the staff of Clare House (Williams and Perriam Wings) who provided such great support
and care to Myrtle and the family. Words hardly seem enough. Myrtle made her wishes clear and in accordance with those, a private family service has been held. At peace now with Jack and Mary.
Messages to Brian, 47 Arthur Street, Invercargill or Pat, Flat 2, 24 George Street, Invercargill.
YARDLEY, Raymond David (Ray):
Peacefully, after a short illness, on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, at Southland Hospital; aged 75 years. Very dearly loved husband of Gay, and the late Glenda, loved father and father-in-law of Steven and Liz (Brisbane), Warren and Josie (Alexandra), Brendon and Phary (Cambodia), and Paula (Blenheim), loved stepfather of Carmen (Melbourne), Lyndon and Lyndal Paul, loved Granddad of Ariana and Daniel, Samantha and David; Damian and Charlotte, and Levi; Jessie, and Jacob; Mitchell, and Christian, Bailey, Maddie, and Brookie, and great Granddad of Kahlia,
and Skylah Rose.
A service for Ray will be held in Windsor Community Church, 19 Windsor Street, Invercargill, at 1.30pm on Monday, 31 August. Please note that attendance at the Church service will be necessarily restricted to 100 people. However, you are welcome to view the livestreamed service in J Fraser and Sons’ Lounge, cnr Esk and Doon Streets – we suggest your arrival here from 1pm onwards. Alternatively you may view the service on your own device, on frasersfunerals.co.nz/live-streams You are also welcome to attend Ray’s burial committal service which will be held on Tuesday, 1st September at the Alexandra Cemetery. Please forward any messages to 153 George Street, Invercargill, or to Ray’s tribute page on frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
YARDLEY, Raymond David (Ray):
Loved son of the late George and Ellen Yardley, dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of George and the late Ella, Bob and Janice, Pamela and Ross Wallace, Valma and Colin Fisher, Dianne and Ray Lane, and loved uncle and great uncle of all his nieces and nephews and families.
HAZLETT, Trevor P:
Kris, Sam, Matt, Tom and their families would like to sincerely thank everyone for thier loving support in Trev’s passing. We have been uplifted in this time of grief. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of the flowers, cards, messages and attendance at his memorial.
”All the love he created is still here
All the memories are still here”
MATHESON, Rev. Alan Charles and MATHESON, Annette Alicia (nee Frobarth):
1936 – 2020 David, Ewen and Suzanne, and Fiona along with our extended family would like to sincerely thank the generous people who contacted us during the loss of our much loved parents, grandparents, sister and brother, aunt and uncle. To the many people who came to the services, we are very appreciative of your friendship and support to our parents. We are very blessed that they are together and that the timing meant we could be with them and then with you to celebrate their lives. Annette and Alan would, as we do, wish you well during these unprecedented times.
May they rest in peace.
Blessed sunrise 11.7.1940 Peaceful sunset 5.8.2020 aged 80 years.
On behalf of our whãnau a special mihi atu to all who supported us during the sad loss of our treasured and adored Papa, Koro and buddy. For the aroha, kind gestures, kai, plants, flowers, karakia, koha, cards, messages, visits and waiata. To Sharron Hanley MacDonald & Weston, Alfy Payne, Rev. George Coleman, Rev. Teina Marie, Piki Rewi, Te Puna Waiora Ukulele Whãnau, our darling Mum Carol Jerry, Bupa’s Wendy, Stacey and staff, Calvary Ray Anderson and staff, Doreen Whakamoe, Whaea Myra, Aunty Frances Maheno, Lena Uitime, Fairy Godmother Jan Grant, Wi Rich Tohiariki, Annie and Stickley, Lynn West, Wynton Lawson, Ruawai Kid Jimmy, Meiana Clarke, Toni Keating, Matt Kiore, Col and Sandra, Ririnui whanau, Ricky Mulqueen and Raylene Cemetries, Sam Walters, Matua Michael Skerrett, Matua Terrence Daniels, Matua Herewini Neho, Ford Te Ngahue, Raiha Blair, SDHB Maori Heath and staff, Invercargill Prison, Te Wharekura o Arowhenua, Ngã Kete, Waikato Tainui Whãnau, Reflection’s flash as casket, DSW girlies.
The manaaki shown will be in our hearts forever.
Dad would have been rapt. Whakatata atu ki te Atua
Ka whakatata mai ki a tãtou Draw near to God,
he will draw near to us.
Moe mai rã e te Rangatira hümarie (humble Chief)
aka Snooker Shark. Miss and love you Dad.
HOSKIN, Leslie May:
20-11-1946 – 30-08-2019, An adored and treasured Mother, Nana and Great Nana.
We thought of you today But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday And days before that too
We think of you in silence We often speak your name
Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame
Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part.
Forever remembered, Paula, Bruce and Neve; Emily; Morgan, Hamish and Madeline.