Funeral Notices – Saturday 30th March
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BEER, Bronwyn Petra. On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, after a courageous struggle at Auckland City Hospital, surrounded by family. Cherished daughter of Mervyn and Phyllis; much loved sister of Lindsay, Neville, Geoffrey, and Nigel. Also loved sister-in-law of Sheryl, Trish, Julie, and Jayne. Much loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. A friend too many. Funeral details to follow. Messages to: 1649 Dipton Mossburn Road, RD 1, Dipton 9791.
BLACKLER, Alan Douglas. After a short illness and courageous battle. At home peacefully with family on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Aged 73 years. Most dearly loved husband of Philippa. Much loved Dad, father-in-law and friend of Janine and Alan Wells, Craig and Tracey Blackler. Special and very proud grandfather of Corey Blackler, Todd and Ana Wells. Loved son of the late Doug and Molly Blackler. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Valerie and the late Barry Fordyce. Dearly loved uncle of Gary and Joanne, Trevor and Clare, Karen and Jason, and families. Friend of Don. A cherished nephew and cousin. A service to celebrate a life well lived will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Street, Invercargill, at 1.30pm, on Tuesday, April 2, followed by the burial at Wallacetown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southland Hospice would be appreciated. Messages to 88 Pomona Road East, Makarewa 9876. frasersfunerals.co.nz
LAMB, Elizabeth Stella (Betty). Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Charlie. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Adrienne, Joanne and Martyn. Loved grandmother of Lena and Liam, Nic and Lisa, Andre and Alexandra Naia. Loved great-grandmother of Naia. A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held in the Lindisfarne Community Church, on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the victims of Christchurch would be gratefully accepted and can be made at the service. Messages to 6 Tussock Place, Stoke, Nelson 7011. mwfunerals.co.nz
KENT, Shirley Joan. Passed away at Dunedin Hospital, after a sudden illness on March 28, 2019, aged 73. Much loved wife of Dick for 55 years. Adored mother and mother-in-law of Christine and Herman Veltman (Dn), Helen and William Grindell, (Ingill), dearly loved Nana of Alex and Kirsty, Chelsea and Brad, and Margot and Sophie; and treasured Great-Granny of Ruby. A service for Shirley will take place at St Mary’s Anglican Church, cnr Lawrence and Whitby Streets, Mornington, on Wednesday, April 3, at 2.00pm. followed by private cremation. Please feel free to wear colours for Shirley. In lieu of flowers donations to Otago Area Gang Show C/- Scouting Otago would be appreciated can be left online at bit.ly/sjkent2803 and also may be left at the service. Messages to 19 Grandvista Drive, Green Island, Dunedin 9018. Gillions Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ NZIFH.
LEIGHTON, John Thomas.
969514 GNR, Korea. Aged 86, of Invercargill. With great sadness passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Much loved husband of Elizabeth (Beth). Beloved father and father-in-law of Peter, Diana and Terry, Wayne and Mandy, Michele and Chris, Sheree and Aaron. Loved Grandad of Greg and Angela, Sarah and James; Mark and Nachelle, Emily and Sam; George, Lydia, and Freya. Loved Great-Grandad of Liam and Callum. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, on Monday, April 1, at 2.00pm, followed by private interment. In lieu of flowers donations to the RSA would be appreciated and can be made at the service. Messages can be sent to 135 Bourke Street, Invercargill 9810. frasersfunerals.co.nz
MACDONALD, Eva Isabel. Eva peacefully passed away on March 26, 2019. Dearly loved wife of the late Mervyn, and loved mother and mother-in-law of Pam and John Keast, Ferg and Ali, Victoria Hamilton, and Don and Joanne. Loved Granma and great-Granma of Johanna and Nat, Mikaela, Taylah and Zac; Rose and Aaron, Bailey and Hunter; George and Georgia, Sam and Zara, Holly and Angus; Tom and Meg; Luke and Jacqueline and Mila; Georgia, Cesca and Seb; Jake and Maria. A private family funeral has been held. Grateful thanks to the very caring staff of Rowena Jackson for the love shown to Eva. Messages to 24A Matua Rd, Otatara.
NAYLOR, Simon Mark. After a short illness, passed peacefully at Dunstan Hospital, with Tracy at his side, on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Beloved partner of Tracy Bowen, loving son of Colin and the late Val, loved brother and brother-in-law of Terry and Jane (Christchurch), Ann and Doug and twin brother of Colin and Mary, loved brother-in-law of Chris and Bernadette (Dunedin), Tania and Todd (Queensland), Gareth and Helen (Allanton), a loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews, aged 52 years. Flowers are declined by request but donations may be left at the service for Dunstan Hospital and Central Otago Hospice. A memorial service will be held at Affinity Funeral Home (The Cellar Door), 143 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, on Wednesday, April 3, at 2.00pm. Messages to: PO Box 387, Alexandra 9340. Cared for by Affinity Funerals Central Otago & Lakes District
PARORE/JACKSON, Hiria Mei (Celia). 12.12.1951 – 28.3.2019. In her 68th year. Queen of Waata Te Ahu (Dawson) and Mere Parore. Loved partner in the shearing sheds, and in life, of Dave Jackson for 47 years. Mother of Anne-Marie and Samantha, and Nanny Cessy of Charlie. The whnau will be travelling on her last roadtrip from Dunedin, and she will be buried at Te Houhanga Urup, Station Road, Dargaville on Monday, April 1, 2019. Loved and remembered always by her whnau. Contact for further details: 021 115 0163 (Nora).
SPOONER Maxwell George (Max). After a long illness on Wednesday 27 March at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village Invercargill; in his 91 st year. Dearly loved husband of the late Denise. Much loved father and Father-in-law of John and Chriss, Lauren and the late Tony, Allen, Steve and Annie, Mike and Jo, Ramona and Iian, Elma and Jason. Loved Grandad and Great-grandad. Rest In Peace Requiem Mass for Max will be held in the St Bernard’s Catholic Church, Mokonui Street, Te Anau on Saturday March 30 at 10.00am,
then leaving for Lynwood Park Cemetery. Messages to 9 Clyde Street, Oamaru 9400.
STODDART, Bruce Charles. 5.1.1935 – 28.3.2019. Passed away peacefully on Thursday. Loved husband and best mate of Anne. Loved father and father-in-law of Robert and Bridgette, Jenny and Gerry Oudt, and David and Roeli Fallow. Loved grandad and great-grandad of all his grandchildren. Loved brother of Ron and the late Phyl Stoddart, and Sylvia Lang. A service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held in the Lindisfarne Community Church, corner of Miller and Lindisfarne Streets, on Monday, April 1, at 10.00am. Private interment to follow. Donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to Townhouse 71, Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, 40 O’Byrne Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
TOKANA-MAHUIKA, Keiran Atirau. Tragically as the result of a car accident, on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Loved partner of Rachael. Cherished son of Pari & Les and step son of Shona. Adored brother of Lauryn. Treasured grandson of Elaine, Bob & Moana. Moko of Tokia & the late Maikara. Loved nephew of all his aunties and uncles. A very loved cousin. Amazing, loved and respected friend to many. Because of the sadness of losing Keiran the way we did, the family would appreciate no burn-outs, or using your car in an inappropriate way. Please respect the families wishes. A service to celebrate Keiran’s life will be held at the Invercargill Workingmens Club, Esk Street on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 11am, followed by a Private Cremation. tonu i roto i to tatou ngakau. “Always in our Hearts” Keiran will be resting at 306 Elles Road from Saturday until his funeral. In lieu of flowers donations to help the family with funeral expenses would be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: 306 Elles Road, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
TOKANA-MAHUIKA, Keiran Atirau. One of our young team members at Awarua Synergy was in a tragic car accident and has passed away. Keiran was a bright light who took the time to make people feel happy. We can’t begin to comprehend what a huge loss this is to everyone who knew him. Keiran, you were one-of-a-kind and you have been taken from this world far too soon. The way you could get a smile out of anyone with your jokes and friendly attitude will never be forgotten. We appreciate your kindness and understanding while we work through this difficult time and re-book Keiran’s home assessments.
EDMONDS-DIXON, Tracy Lee. Two years have gone so fast, today you will have your crown unveiled, we will all be there to celebrate your life. Dad and I miss you so much, every day’s a harty day. xx
MILLS, Graeme John (Red Dog). 31.3.2018
You went away so suddenly, No time to say goodbye.
My heart still aches in sadness, And many tears I cry.
But siblings can’t be parted, My precious memories will never die.
– Janine, Grant, Taryn and Simone.
FISKEN, Gloria Ann. Charlie, Stephen, Tanya, Mark, Tony, and Kylie and families wish to sincerely extend their thanks to everyone involved with their expressions of sympathy in the loss of a dearly loved wife, mother, nana and great-nana. To Gore Health Centre, District Nurses, Hospice Southland thank you for your care and kindness shown to Gloria. To Father Wynn-Williams, Hammond & Ryder Funeral Services, Gore RSA Bowling Club thank you for your help and kindness during a difficult time. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of thanks to you all.