Funeral Notices – Saturday 5th September
If you would like your lost loved one’s death / funeral notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.
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AYLING, Barbara Leslie (nee Jack):
Unexpectedly but peacefully on Wednesday 2 September 2020; aged 61 years. Dearly loved wife and soul mate of Chris, deeply loved mother and mother-in-law of Miranda and Leslie, Rochelle, and Darin and Hannah, lovingly adored Nanny of Xavier, Zac, and Eva. Much loved daughter of Allan* and Doreen Jack, loved sister of Lynette Jack, loved daughter-in-law of Noel* and Elinor Ayling, loved sister-in-law of Annette and Trevor Fulton, a much loved aunty of her nieces. A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel 75 Fox Street Invercargill on Tuesday 8 September at 11.00am, the service will conclude with a burial at Eastern Cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions this service will be private by invitation only to 100 family and friends. If you wish to view the service via live stream please follow the link provided https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/barbaraayling Barbara’s family would like to extend an invitation to join them at 209 Chelmsford Street on Tuesday 8 September from 4pm for a barbeque and refreshments to further share memories. Family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Medical Ward and CCU at Southland Hospital and to Dr Robert Bester for the care and compassion shown to Barbara and the family. Messages to 209 Chelmsford Street Invercargill 9810.
HARRIS Matthew Dale and HARRIS Ruby Jane:
Tragically taken as the result of an accident on Wednesday 2nd September 2020, aged 22 years and 5 and a half months. Adored partner and baby daughter of Brooke. Much loved son and granddaughter of Cathy and Jason, Stephen and Annaleigh. Loved son in law and grandaughter of Dona and Brendan. Dearly loved brother of Laura, Samuel, Luke, Jack, Finn, Brad and Adam. Loved brother in law of Courtney, Jaimee-Lea and Dave and Uncle of Arthur. Ruby was an adored addition to our family and was dearly loved by everyone, especially her dad who will be forever looking after her. Loved grandson and great granddaughter of Ngaire and Ron*, Barbara* and Adrian*, Steph* and Hummy, Jamie and Bernadette, Margaret, Glenys and Pete. Loved nephew, niece, and cousins of their extended families. Matthew was well known for his wonderful nature and he was dearly loved by his mates. A service will be held by invitation only due to current restrictions, a family member will be in contact with you. The service can be viewed via livestream link – frasersfunerals.co.nz/live-streams. Messages to 21 Compton Street Invercargill or 51 Old Main Road Wallacetown or to Matthew and Ruby’s tribute pages at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.
KEIL, Marian Lorraine:
Unexpectedly after a long illness on Monday 31 August 2020. Adored and loving wife of Harry, loving mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Donna (Australia), Greg and Shona, and Tania Rewi and Peter Woodmancy. Dearly loved Nana of Matthew and Melissa, Logan and Bridgette, Nathan and Abby, Tony (Abu Dhabi), Ryan and Katie, Jasmine and David Knight, Jared and Pip (London) and step Nana to Haeden, and Macaela and loved great Nana of Lucas, Isaac, Maddison, George, Eli, Harry and step great Nana to Maeson. Loved daughter of Keith* and Edna* Booth, and sister and sister-in-law of Allan and Pam, Les* and Jennifer, Lin and Sharon, loved sister-in-law of the Keil family, loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Marian’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Monday, 7th September at 1:30pm, the service will conclude with the interment at the Eastern Cemetery. You may prefer to watch the service through this livestream link https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/mariankeil Messages to 1 Onslow Street Invercargill.
LOCKHART, Louisa Ruth:
At Southland Hospital on Tuesday September 1, 2020. Aged 79 years. Soulmate of Ron* Gillam. Loved mother of John* MacKenzie, Quentin Holt. Dearly loved grand mother of Chantelle Gutsell and Cheanna. Loved sister of George* Lockhart, Jeannie Barnes (Cromwell), John* Lockhart, and Dulcie* Gauldie. In lieu of flowers, please leave a donation to the Cancer Society at the service. A funeral service will be held at 1.30pm on Monday September 7 (attendees by invitation only due to Covid19 Level 2 restrictions) The service may be viewed livestream at frasersfunerals.co.nz/live-streams Messages to 171A Crinan Street or to Louisa’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.
NICHOLSON, Brian Baird (Nick):
On 30th August 2020. Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Village; aged 89 years. Loved husband of the late Barbara, loved Dad and Pop of Trudy & Rob, Hannah, Josh, Olivia & Tim and Arabella; Gilly and Elijah Kennard. Loved brother-in-law & uncle of the Murray family. Our deepest thanks for the wonderful care Nick received at Rowena Jackson Village over the past year. A private service has been held. Messages to 3 McNab St, Gore 9710.
THOMSON, Marianne (nee Groot):
12/10/1951 to 03/04/2020, A service to celebrate our Mum, wife and Oma will be held on Thursday 10 th September 2020, 1.30pm at the Avenel Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street Invercargill. Followed by a get together at the Bluff RSA. We would like to thank everyone for their support given to us during her illness and passing and hope we get a chance to speak with you on this celebration of her life. We were hoping that the borders would be open before the end of the year so that overseas family could attend but as this is not looking like a possibility, we have decided to go ahead with a service and have it livestreamed. https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/mariannethomson Murray, Anthony and Gina, Rowena, Ross, Claire, and Sarah. avenalpark.co.nz
BLACK, William Arthur (Bill): MBE
Shirley, Marlene and Jay, Michelle and Russell, Janine and Chris, Mya and Ben would like to thank everyone who sent messages of support, cards, flowers, food and those who visited our home, this was very much appreciated. Thank you to the many people who attended Bill’s service that we did not get to speak to. To the wonderful staff at Rowena Jackson, Donavan and Salisbury wings, our grateful thanks to you all for the special care you gave Bill during his long illness, you are very special people. Special thanks to Karl Lamb for conducting the service, also thankyou to the people who spoke about their memories of Bill’s life. A huge thank you to the helicopter pilots, Sir Richard Hayes, Gaven Burgess, Dale Green, Snow Mullally, Andrew Hefford, Fraser Sutherland, Kim Hollows and Jonathan Wallis for the wonderful tribute flyover for Bill at the cemetery also a very special thank you to Toby Wallis for taking Bill on his last helicopter flight. Thank you to the Te Anau Volunteer Fire Brigade, members of Fiordland Search and Rescue and Fiordland Aero Club for forming the guard of honour for Bill. To Bevan and the staff at Fraser & Sons thank you for your compassionate care of Bill and your support of our family during this difficult time. As many addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
CORNISH, Martin James:
The Cornish family and Helen McCarthy sincerely thank everyone who visited, sent messages, flowers, gifts, cards and food after Marty’s passing. To Celebrant Jude Battson, all who attended, and those who travelled long distances to farewell Marty in celebrating his life, your support, love and kindness shown was so valued.
KEITH, Noah Cavanagh:
Noah’s whanau thanks everyone who has supported us since his sudden death a month ago. We are grateful for your aroha (love) and awhi (care) as you have wept, prayed and struggled alongside us to come to grips with this new reality. We have been blown away with the messages, food, flowers, gifts, practical care, and kindness you have extended to us. Thank you to all who attended the funeral or shared in this celebration of his short life with us online. We deeply appreciate your continued prayers, and know that God’s grace and peace surrounds us as we continue to stand together and navigate this unimaginable space we find ourselves in. As many addresses are unknown, please accept this notice as a personal acknowledgement of our deep gratitude.
KING, Dawn (formerly Horton):
Dawn’s daughters, Joanne, Tania, Carmen, and Lynn (nee Horton) would like to thank everyone for their kind words of comfort in the loss of our precious mum. Thank you for the beautiful cards and to all who attended mum’s service. It was so lovely seeing you all and hearing stories of mum and dad in their youth. They are finally together again after 32 years apart. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.
Dave and Dawn
McKENZIE, Ruth Cunningham:
Aged 95 years. Olive, Linda, Gloria, Jan, and families, wish to thank our family and friends who attended Mum’s funeral service. We greatly appreciate all the flowers, many cards, and baking, that were given to us. Special thanks to Bevan from J Fraser & Sons, Lynley McKerrow our very caring celebrant, Karen our organist, Amy and Todd for the photo presentation, and Aunty Sylvia for her support throughout our time at the Hospital with Mum, and funeral arrangements. We thank RDN for their amazing care and support with Mum over the last few years. Also to Wallace’s Chemist and Dr Tabitha Luecker for their care of our Mum, and Southland Hospital staff who cared for Mum in her last few days. We appreciate all the support, love, hugs and tears, we have received at this sad time for us all.
Remembered with love our Mum/Gran xx RIP
MORRIS, George McGregor:
6.7.1927 – 21.6.2020
Rayna, Christine, Grant, David, Susan, Jenny and families wish to thank everyone for their love and support shown to us during the loss of our dearly loved husband, Dad, father-in-law, granddad and great-granddad. Thank you for your visits, phone calls, flowers, messages and caring cards. Our thanks to everyone who attended the service – your presence was very much appreciated. Friends and family were important to Dad. Thanks to Hammond and Ryder for your professional care, Windsor Park Rest Home for your support and compassion at this difficult time, St Andrews Presbyterian Church, and Gore Pakeke Lions for your Guard of Honour. Also John Falconer for his tribute and Jeanette McIntyre for her guidance. We are very thankful that the timing meant we could be with Dad and then with you to celebrate his life. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of thanks.