Funeral Notices – Saturday 29th June

Jun 29, 2019

If you would like your recently lost loved ones death / funeral notice or memoriam listed here, contact your Funeral Director for more information about this free service.

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BLOMFIELD Philip Clayton (Phil)

Passed away peacefully on Friday 28 June 2019, aged 84 years, surrounded by his loving family. Loved father and father in law of Michael Blomfield and Marlys Smith, Gregg Blomfield and Alison Young, Lisa and Frank Dawson, Illona Wood and Kelly Baggott. Loved Grandfather of Brandon, Nathan, Samuel, Leah, Timothy, Claudia, Michael, Samantha, Zoe, and Jacob. A Funeral and Celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Tuesday 2nd July, 1.30pm, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. Interment at Eastern Cemetery will follow. Messages to 7 Rowan Street, Invercargill 9810. Online tributes may be made on

GRANT, Elaine Isobel.
Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Windsor Park Rest Home, aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Stuart, loved mother and mother-in-law of Jeffrey and Julia Grant (Balfour), Sharon Grant and Dene Maxwell (Petone), much loved Nana of Toni, Sam and Hannah, Amanda, and Olivia, and great-Nana of her three great-grandchildren. Loved sister of the late Russell Anderson, Mark Anderson, and the late Linden Hull. A service to celebrate Elaine’s life will be held in Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Saturday, June 29, at 2.00pm, private cremation to follow. Messages to 64 Pahiwi-Balfour Road, RD6, Gore 9776.

GRAY, David Malcolm.
Of Clyde/ Earnscleugh, passed away peacefully at Dunstan Hospital on Thursday, June 27, 2019, aged 78. Dearly loved husband of the late Rosie, loved Dad of Dianne, and cherished Grandad of Kristina, Tessa, and Cory. A celebration of David’s life will be held at Affinity Funeral Home, (The Cellar Door), 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, on Tuesday, July 2, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 626 Kaka Point Road, RD1 Paretai, Balclutha 9271. “gone to the pub” Cared for by Affinity Funerals Central Otago &
Lakes District F.D.A.N.Z.

KEOWN, Mary Isabella (nee Jackson).
Passed peacefully following a short illness at Southland Hospital, Invercargill, on June 26, 2019, aged 92 years. Loved wife of the late Joe Keown and Frank Graham (Ferndale). Loved mother of Peter and Di Graham (Wellington), Steven and Vivienne Graham (Christchurch), Glenda Graham (Otatara), and Sue and Graeme Stevenson (Hamilton), much loved Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service will be held for Mary in Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Monday, July 1, at 11.00am.

LINDSAY, Frank Lloyd.
Pri. 298414 26th Batt. Peacefully at Rowena Jackson on Thursday, June 27, 2019, aged 99. Loving husband of the late Knowla for 69 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Cheryl and Allan Robert, Lloyd and Nolene, Brian and Jenny, Marlene and Geoff Dykes. Loved grandfather of Tim and Merinda, Daniel and Julia, Michael and Stephanie; Hamish and Emma, Matthew; Brad and Bridgette, Jayde and Campbell; Kirsty, Aaron and his 9 great-grandchildren. Thank you to Dr Kamali, and the caring staff of Rowena Jackson. A service for Frank will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 10.30am, at J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, followed by private interment at Calcium Cemetery. Messages to 1569 Winton Wreys Bush Hwy, 3RD, Winton 9783. Tribute messages can be left online at

MAXWELL, Treasure Raumoa.
Peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2019; aged 83 years. Cherished and loved daughter of the late Archie and Queenie Davis. Loved wife of the late Gavin, much loved and cherished mum and mother-in-law of Lowana and Barry Clearwater, Christine and the late Gavin, Duncan and Karina, Barry, Charmaine and Gordon Ropiha, loved Nannie of Kent, Daniel, Peri, Jamie, Natasha, Dominique, Elisha, Nicole, Chantelle, Hamish, dearly loved Nannie Nannie of Shylaa, Jayden, Tarnica, Harlym, Jax, Khalia, Kaylee-Rose, Roxton, Xavier, Queenie, Santana, Kiwa, Beaudine, and Leo. Treasure will be resting at home with whanau until her service, which will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Monday, July 1, at 1.00pm. Interment to follow at the Eastern Cemetery. Arohanui to Robyn, Lynley and all the staff of the Williams Wing at Clare House for the care and compassion shown to our whanau. Messages to 18 Kildare Place, Invercargill.

ROBERTSON, Sharon Maree.
Peacefully at Dunedin Hospital, with family by her side, on Thursday, June 20, 2019; aged 57 years. Much loved wife of Alex for the last 33 years. Daughter of the late Keith Hastie and Doreen Blackwood. Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Evan, Megan and Barry. Cherished grandmother (Gan) of Brody. Sister to Kerry and Bromwyn. As per Sharon’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. Many thanks to Dunedin ICU doctors and nursing staff for all their hard work. Donations to St John, Arthritis Assn or Wanaka RDA, in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. Messages to 403 Ward Road, Riverton.

In Memoriam

Meulenbroek, Elizabeth Hendrika. October 1929 – June 2019
The Meulenbroek family sincerely thank everyone for their kind words, cards, prayers, flowers, baking and thoughts on the passing our much loved mother, mother-in-law and oma recently.  Thank you to those who attended mum’s superb funeral service, it gave us all great strength and hope at a difficult time. Thanks to all those who looked after us at Saint Patricks church. Special thanks to Father Vaughn Hook for his compassion, faith and love shown to both mum and all of us, she wouldn’t have wished for a better send off.
Thanks too to the Medical Ward hospital staff, and the Hospice, all of whom truly are wonderful people giving such kind care for the sick and dying in our community.

MacGILLIVRAY, Olive Gertrude. 3rd July 2018
One year has passed since that sad day, when one we loved was called away.
God took her home; it was His will, but in our hearts she liveth still.
From Owen and family.


BROWN, Diane (Di). 27.05.1963 – 01.05.2019
Velma, Shona, Raewyn Paul and family would sincerely like to thank all of those who supported us following the sad passing of Diane. We have been overwhelmed with the kindness shown to us in the form of food, baking, flowers, cards, phone calls and messages. Thank you to Dianes friends who supported her during her illness. Thank you also to the Community carers and Dr. Pat Hastilow for your support and kindness. Diane had the time to leave clear instructions as to her wishes which was a source of comfort to us. We are grateful and humbled to have such great family and friends around us. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of thanks from us all.

BROWN, Elizabeth (Jean) (formerly Seator, nee Tyrie).
Elizabeth, George, Rosemary and families sincerely wish to thank those who attended mum’s service, the baking, cards, letters, flowers and visits at the time of her passing. A special thank you to Wilson Fraser, Rob and Rachelle Oosthuizen for your care and support. To the staff of Walmsley Home and Peacehaven a very big thank you for your care, love and support over the past 4 years. Please accept this as a huge thank you from us all.

MITCHELL, Allan Edward (Mitch). Jenny, Justine Mark, Grant, Scott and families wish to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, help and support before and after Allan’s passing. He was a much loved Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and Grandad Mitch. To those who sent flowers, cards, letters, phoned, visited, brought food and baking, this was greatly appreciated. Your kindness was quite overwhelming. Special thankyou to Hospice Southland, Avenal Park (especially Chris) and the Wylie/Weir family. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement as many addresses are unknown.

ROULSTON, George Alister.
Vera and family sincerely thank you all for your kind expressions of sympathy and support after George’s passing. Thank you for your flowers, cards, food and messages. A special thank you to the Staff at Wanaka Medical centre, Clyde Hospital and Enliven Aspiring for their care and support of George. And to Janice from Affinity Funeral’s and Ralph Fagen for making Geordies’ Farewell special. Please accept this as our personal thank you.

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