Funeral Notices – Saturday 30th May
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GELL, Ewan Heathcote:
20.11.1938 – 25.05.2020
Loving husband of Jenny for 55 years, brother of Jackie (Auckland), and brother-in-law of Bill and Val (UK). Heartfelt thanks to Belinda and also Phil for enabling Ewan to stay at home, also Marty and Shawna of the Stewart Island Medical Centre, and that special comforting kindness of islanders. Private Funeral. Contact: 22 Deep Bay Road, PO Box 127, Stewart Island.
KILKELLY, Joseph Ross (Jock):
28.3.1947 – 27.5.2020
Dearly loved husband of Lynette, loved father and father-in-law of Tannia, Deborah and Cooney, Brian (Joe) and Tracy, and Stephen and Trudy, dearly loved Grandad of Abby Lee, Payge, Curtis, Alisha, Thomas, Jacob, and Matthew. As per Jock’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to 19 Mavora Place, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
MURRAY. Judith Leslie (Judy Westbury):
Unexpectedly on Saturday 23 May 2020 at her home in Invercargill. Loved wife of the late Colin. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Dean Hall (Dubbo, NSW), and Keri and Grant Yeo (Alexandra). Loved Nana of Kelli and Steve, Damien and Kerry; Sam and Tom, Alice and Jimmy, and dearly loved great grandma. Special Aunty of Donna. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Barry and Norma, the late Russell and Graham. A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr. Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, on Wednesday June 3 at 2pm. Private cremation to follow. Messages to 4 Enterprise Street, Alexandra 9320 or to Judy’s tribute page at
MURRAY, Donald Fredrick:
Christian Brother. Passed away peacefully at St Joseph’s Home, Little Sisters of the Poor (Auckland) on May 25, 2020. Aged 88. Loved son of (the late) Fredrick and (the late) Margaret Murray (Gore). Brother of (the late) Peter and Ray (Sydney). Brother-in-law of Diane (Wellington) and Patricia (Sydney). Because of current restrictions, the Requiem Mass and burial has been held privately.
May he rest in peace.
STEVENS, Henderson James:
At Windsor Park, Gore, on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Lynley (Balfour), Peter and Lynette (Balfour), Ian and Lindsay (North Taieri), and Julie (Auckland). A private family service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 1.30pm. You are welcome to be a part of this service by viewing online at this address http://livestream.com/accounts/ 10730215/events/9150797 Messages to Peter Stevens, 447 Pahiwi Road, RD 6, Gore 9776 or on Henderson’s tribute page
TOMBS, Phyllis Audrey (Audrey):
Of Teviot Valley Rest Home, Roxburgh. On Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late Les. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Barbara (Australia), Bob and Catherine (Canada), Barry and Carol (United States), Alastair and Ngaire (Australia), Stuart (Bill, Balclutha). Cherished Grandma of Emily and Adam (Canada), Anna and Adam (Canada), Jesse and Chelsea (United States) and Sam (Taupo). Loved Great-grandma of Norah, Audrey, Evelyn and Isla (all of Canada) and Mason (Taupo). Due to current travel restrictions a private cremation will be held for Audrey followed by a gathering at a later date to celebrate her life. Special thanks to the staff at Teviot Valley Rest Home and to her many friends. Messages to Alastair Tombs, 13 Bowerbird Place, Mons, Queensland 4556, Australia.
ELERS, Charles William (Bill):
Gloria and whanau would like to acknowledge everyone who supported them with the sudden passing and great loss of Bill. Emergency services/staff, Southern Funeral Home whom showed care and compassion especially through the flooding, Evans Funeral Home (Gisborne). Those who gave flowers, cards, heartfelt messages, koha/kai, made a visit or phone calls, travelled throughout NZ and Australia to attend his service in Wairoa or Mataura, many whom spoke a tribute to Bill or were there with their presence, our local community in Mataura, also the wider farming and business community, clubs and committees he was part of, Bill’s farmers, our loving anau and friends who have been by our sides through this sad occasion we really appreciate it very much, to his workers both past and present especially those who “held the fort”…”YES WE DO IT” please accept this as a personal THANK YOU to each and everyone of you.
29.12.1927 – 31.05.2019
Remembered with much love, today and always, by his family, and especially missed by Hazel.