Funeral Notices – Saturday 6th June

Jun 06, 2020

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DICK, Ronald Charles (Ron): MNZM
On June 3, 2020, peacefully at Dunedin Hospital; aged 83 years. Loved husband of the late Gladys, much loved Dad of Caroline, James, Susan and Rob, loving and generous Grandad of Jazmin, Mikaela, Kaisey, and Ashley; Sam, Daniel, Michael, and Regan, and loved Great-Grandad of Aki, and Ivy; Trowa, and Theo. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, 523 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, at 12.30pm on Monday, June 8, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Deaf Aotearoa Dunedin would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 320 Kenmure Road, Kenmure, Dunedin 9011 or on Ron’s page.

FERGUSON, George Angus:
Suddenly at home in Brisbane, Australia, aged 71 years. Loved son of the late Angus and Joy Ferguson (Chaslands), loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Marian McPherson, Nigel and Barb (Edendale), Colin and Gail (Edendale), Caroline and Robin Braithwaite (Waimahaka), Stephen and Annette (Waikawa), Dianne and Des Flowers (Mataura), and the late Marie (Dermody). A private cremation has been held for George and his ashes were released at his favorite fishing hole.
Rest in Peace

GREENALL, William John (John):
Peacefully on Wednesday 3 June 2020; age 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Trish, a much loved father and father-in-law of Craig and Jackie, Paul and Moana, and Tracey, loved Grandad of Allan, Grant, and Kyle. A much loved brother and uncle. In accordance with John’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to 303 Pomona Street Invercargill.

HARRIS, Stephen James:
Taken too soon, aged 62, on 2nd June 2020 at home. Gorgeous, dearly loved partner of Fiona, much loved brother & brother-in-law of Lorraine & Jim, Sandra & Shane, Christine & Peter, David*, Gordon*, Karen & Conrad, and Joanne. Loved Uncle of Kevin, Carla, Lauren, Nicole & Jamie, Chanell, Blair and Dylan. Will be greatly missed by Nicholas, Lori & Mark. A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at the Makarewa Country Club, cnr of Pomona Rd & State Highway 6, Makarewa on Monday, 8th June at 1pm, followed by a private cremation. At Stephen’s request please wear an item of bright clothing. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Southland would be gratefully appreciated and may be left at the celebration. Messages to [email protected] or can be left on the Obituaries page.

HEAPS, Heather Margaret:
Passed away on May 30, 2020, at Aspiring Enliven Care Home, Wanaka. Loved daughter of Arthur* and Jenny*. Loved sister of Audrey*, Betty*, Murray*, and Bev. Loved Auntie Lil of Mark and Nichola, and treasured friend of Kate. A private service has been held. Many thanks to all the staff at Aspiring Enliven for their loving care. Messages to PO Box 387, Alexandra 9340.
(*denotes deceased)

KAY, Leslie (Prof):
Peacefully after a brief deterioration with his daughter by his side. Dearly loved husband of the late Nora, and much loved father of his daughters Daphne and Sarah and his son Robert. A private cremation has been held and his ashes will be returned to join Nora’s in Russell according to his wish. There will be an opportunity to commemorate Leslie when his children are allowed to travel. All communications to Daphne at Box 14 Manapouri. No flowers by request but an opportunity to donate to the RSNZ will be notified.

KELLY, Pauline Edith:
Of Queenstown. Passed peacefully at Bupa Rest Home, Frankton, on June 4, 2020. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law Terri (Christchurch), Bevvie and Paul (Pukerau), Neville and Debbie (Queenstown), Ross and Fiona (Rotorua), Shaun and Sally (Queenstown), Mark and Theresa (Queenstown), cherished Nana of her 17 grandchildren and great-Nana of 11 great-grandchildren, treasured friend of the late Ken Chisholm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be left at the service for Bupa Queenstown. A special thank you to the staff at Bupa for their kind care and support over the last 2 years. A service to honour Pauline’s life will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 41 Melbourne Street, Queenstown, on Thursday, June 11, at 10.30am, followed by an interment at Centre Hill Cemetery, Mossburn, at 2.15pm. Messages to 37 Sylvan Street, Lake Hayes Estate, Queenstown 9304.

MACKIE, Mairi Rose:
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in Invercargill, on Wednesday June 3, 2020. In her 80 th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Evan. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of David and Charlotte Syme (Christchurch), Russell and Tracey Syme (Auckland), Raewyn and Philip Brown (Invercargill), Kerrie and David
Chisholm (Queenstown) and loving grandmother of Kathryn and Brett, Danielle and Daniel, Elliot, Travis and Nickie, Ashleigh and Jordan, Courtney, Hannah, Zara, Michael, Campbell, and Matthew and loving great grandmother of Ben, Mac and Peyton. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Shona and Jim Hall. Loved aunt of Caley and Jo. Loved step-mother of Deborah, Dale, Janine, Krista, Nigel, Chad and their families. A family service to celebrate Mairi’s life will be held on Saturday June 6. Friends are invited to join the family at St Johns Cemetery, Durham Street, Invercargill from 12 noon for a committal service and then for refreshments thereafter. Messages to 134 Oreti Road, Otatara, Invercargill, 9879 or to Mairi’s tribute page.

MARSHALL, Agnes Jean “Auntie Ag”:
31.08.1932 – 29.05.2020
It is with great sadness the family advise the passing of Agnes. Loved daughter of Jim* and Maggie* Marshall. Loved and special sister of Shirley* Shaw. Loved aunt of David* and Genevieve, Kay, Michael and Lyn, Anthony and Joanne. Loved great-aunt of Leon and Leanne, Jacinta and Luke, Marshall and Keely, Sarah and Renee. Loved great-great-aunt of Brooke and James. As per Agnes’s wishes, a Family Celebration has been held. Messages to 76 Banks Street, Invergargill 9810. (*denotes deceased). avenalpark.co.nz

McCLEERY, Brian (Winky):
Passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at Hospice Invercargill after a courageous battle with cancer on June 4, 2020. Loving husband of Deb, loved father and father-in-law of Les (Australia), Tania and Paul (Australia), and Rod and Tarnz, very loved grandad of Danielle and Hayden (Australia), Jaxson and Harrison, and great-grandad of Aria (Australia). Loving stepdad of Alastair, Daniel and Cameron (Christchurch). Loved big brother and brother-in-law of Les and Denise (Ashburton), Lynne and Jock (Westport), the late Ray and Yvonne (Tokoroa), the late Lorriane and Dennis (Westport), and Allan and Pauline (Westport). Thanks to Elaine Munro from Matarua Medical Centre, district nurses from Tokanui and all the Hospice doctors and nurses, you did an incredible job in the care you provided Brian. A private Cremation has taken place and a memorial to celebrate Winky’s life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice would be appreciated. Messages to 204 Fortification-Waikawa Valley Road, RD 1, Invercargill 9875.

In Memoriam

BLOOMFIELD, Victoria Mavis (Vicky):
23.4.1982 – 7.6.2015
We speak your name with love and pride,
Smile through tears we try to hide.
You left a place in our hearts no one can fill,
We love you Vicky, and always will.
Your loving family – Riley (son), Jukes, Mum and Dad, Brent and Bree, Kurt and Mon, Johanne and Greg, Danette, Angela, and nieces and nephews.

HODGES, Russell Daniel: QSM, OStJ
07.06.2010, 10 years ago
A special smile,
A special face,
A special someone,
Dearly loved and missed by Joan, Jan (Douglas), David and families.


So much love and kindness has been shown to us during this very sad time as we have farewelled our dearly loved father, grandfather, uncle and friend. It has been a wonderful tribute to a good Southland man who was greatly loved and respected. Thank you for taking the time to send cards, flowers and food, for making phone calls and visits and for donating to the Southland Charity Hospital in his name. To those of you who shared in his last good-bye, either in person or via live-streaming, it made such a difference knowing he was being honoured by your presence. Thank you for being a part of his life and sharing your thoughts and memories with us. We are truly thankful to you all.

We were so lucky he was ours!

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