Funeral Notices – Saturday 7th March
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HICKS, Samuel Anthony (Sam).
Unexpectedly on Saturday February 29, 2020, in his 43rd year. Adored and loving father of Harley. Cherished partner of Andrea Pouyouros. Loved youngest son of Brenda and the late Roger Hicks (Stewart Island). Loved brother and brother-in-law of Quin and Kirsten Hicks (Stewart Island), Kerry Wheeler (Dunedin) and Kyle Muir (Caloundra). Treasured Grandson of Brenda and George* Hicks, Olive* and Bruce* Nilsen, and Norman* Battersby. Beloved nephew of Peter and Alwyn Mitchell (Amberley), Rangi and Iona Karaitiana (Stewart Island) and Ken and Lorrie Hicks (Marrochydore). Cherished by all his cousins, nephews and nieces. “Kind heart and a good friend to many”
A service to celebrate Sam’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel. 75 Fox Street, on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00pm. The service will conclude at the Southland Crematorium, Rockdale Road. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to P O Box 137, Oban, Stewart Island 9846. avenalpark.co.nz
HUNT, Herbert Raymond (Ray).
On March 1, 2020, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 98 years. Loved husband of Emile for 78 years, loved and respected father and father-in-law of Ray and Judy, Alan and Geraldine, loved Pop of Blair, Andrew, and the late Terri, and a friend to many. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Darfield Hospital, and Ward 27 Christchurch Hospital, for their care and support. Messages to 12 Oakden Drive, Darfield 7510. In accordance with Ray’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.
JOHNSTONE, Mary Doreen. (nee McDonald)
Suddenly but peacefully in her sleep on Thursday 5th March 2020. In her 87th Year. Adored wife and best friend of Jimmy for the past 67 years. Loved mother & mother-in-law of Coresse & Peter Scott (Dunedin), Darol & Vicki (Pinebush), Shane & Alica (Brisbane), Shereen Yorke (Brisbane). A loved nana to all her grand and great grandchildren. Loved sister & sister-in-law of Heather Shields (Gore), Lex & Alison McDonald (Gore). A loved aunty of her nephews and nieces. A service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held in the Lindisfarne Church, crn Lindisfarne and Miller Streets, Invercargill on Monday 9th March 2020 at 1pm, followed by an interment at the Wyndham Cemetery. Messages to 195 Oteramika Road, Invercargill. mwfunerals.co.nz
LUSTY, Bruce Edward Jr.
20.10.1969 – 1.3.2020
Passed away peacefully in Dunedin Hospital, on Sunday, March 1, aged 50. Much loved son of the late Bruce Sr and Mary Sr. Treasured brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend. Extra special friend and brother of Mary and Pete, and his special Coco Lusty. A private cremation has been held with J Fraser & Son. Messages c/- Mary Lusty, 242 Bay Road, RD 9, 9879. In lieu of flowers donations to Kidney Health NZ is appreciated.
PRICE, Mary Isobel (nee Forde).
Peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Dearly loved mother of Christopher and Tina, loved nan of Rhian, and Teiah (Gold Coast), daughter of Jack* and Gladys* Forde (Heddon Bush), loved sister and sister-in-law of Des and Nancy, Maurice* and Maureen*, Trevor* and Margaret, Margaret and John* Hall, Kathleen and Paddy* Kerr, and John and Sue Forde, a loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. In accordance with Mary’s wishes a private family service has been held. Family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Clare House for the love and care shown to Mary. Messages to 161 Wilton Street Invercargill. avenalpark.co.nz
ROBINSON, Marilyn Yvonne Mckellar (nee White).
Of Roxburgh. On March 4, 2020, 12 days short of her 80th birthday. Loved wife for 56 years of Garry, loved mother of Clare, Bronwyn, Craig and Roisin, and Michael and Leanne. Adored Nan of Mason, Josh and Brooke, and sister-in-law of Hope and Don Ingham. We would like to acknowledge the special care given to Marilyn by the Roxburgh District Nurses and Medical Centre. A special thanks also to the Otago Hospice & Cancer Society. To all friends and family who visited and cared for Marilyn – we thank you all. As per Marilyn’s wishes, a private cremation has been held and a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 2.00pm, at the Roxburgh Memorial Hall. No flowers please, at Marilyn’s request, but donations on the day for the Cancer Society and Roxburgh Medical Trust greatly appreciated. Messages to: 63 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500.
Cared for by Affinity Funerals Central Otago & Lakes District F.D.A.N.Z.
SWAN, Alistair James.
At peace after a short illness on Friday 6 March 2020 at Invercargill. Dearly loved husband of the late Noelene, loved and respected Dad of Craig & Pamela (Singapore) and Blair & Hamish (Sydney). Loved partner of Beverley Payne and friend to Tania Owens, Lis Owens & Rob Bell. Adored Grandad of Charlotte & Aiden (Singapore). A celebration of Alistair’s life will be held at 10am on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill. Alistair will be interred with Noelene on Wednesday, 11 March in the Queenstown Cemetery at 1:00pm. Our thanks to staff & volunteers at Hospice Southland for the care and support provided. Messages to 3 Court of Ascot, Seaward Bush, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
Joyce, Alister, Tony, Susan, Barry, and families, would like to thank friends and relations who joined with us for Syd’s memorial service. This was a real tribute to Syd’s life and we thank you for sharing this special day with us. To everyone who has visited, shared hugs, tears and laughter, made phone calls, sent emails, brought baking, floral tributes, plants and sent cards. We thank you all. Thanks very much to Alex McLaughlin for leading Syd’s service in a manner and style that was just as Syd would have liked. To Malcolm Wilson for his piping expertise, Greg Knowles for the music and Raewyn from Nesbit funerals for her help and guidance with the service leaflets. Thanks also to the Beck family friends, who volunteered and served morning tea at the service. Special thanks to his personal carer Alison Jones and the Access workers who assisted with Syd; Clutha Health First Doctors and staff who were always welcoming and professional; Heather and Doctor Ruth from the Hospice who visited the Beck household and made it so much easier for Joyce to care for Syd at home, as was his wish. Thanks also to the Holmdene Staff who looked after Syd in his final days. We are truly blessed to have been surrounded by such love, compassion and friendship at such a difficult time.
HATTRILL, Shaun Luke.
Vicki, Brian, Paul, Sarah, Teri, Caitlin and Sam, Aleisha and Brett, would like to sincerely thank all who gave their loving and caring support to our family on our tragic loss of Shaun, our beloved, loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, grandson and mate to many. The family extend their thanks for the baking, floral tributes and the many cards, along with the huge turnout for Shaun’s funeral which was overwhelming for us as a family. To Jeanette McIntyre, we thank you for conducting the service with such dignity. The staff at the Gore Food with Love for prepared meals, Piper Jeff Shanks, Pukerau Rugby Club Guard of Honour, the Hokonui Pipe Band who assisted with the afternoon tea, we thank you for a magnificent spread, which was greatly appreciated, also thanks to all that helped at the scene of the accident. Please accept this acknowledgement as our sincere appreciation of your wonderful support.
JENKINS, Harold Alexander John (known as Mick).
Alberta, Marion, Deborah, Janet, Darryl, Sonia and Harold would like to thank family, friends and the Buffalo Lodge for their support over what has been a sad time for us.
“Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal”.
KANE, Nicol John.
Judy, Jann, Adele and families wish to express our gratitude and thanks to everyone for the love and support following the passing of a very much loved husband, father, father-in-law, and grandad. Your thoughts, calls, baking, flowers, generous acts, and many cards were so much appreciated. We wish to sincerely thank all those who attended his funeral service and contributed to the celebration of his life. A special mention to all the past employees, some who had travelled long distances to pay their respects. Special thanks to Rev Andrew Harrex for his compassion and the wonderful way he officiated Nicol’s service. A big thank you to Dr Ruth Alberts and the staff at Lawrence Medical Centre and the staff at Dunedin Hospital who took excellent care of Nicol during his last few weeks. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of appreciation from us all.
WISHART, George Ross (Ross).
Our family would sincerely like to thank everyone for all the kind messages, cards, flowers and food we received when Ross passed away, it was amazing. For all the people who attended Ross’ service thank you so much for coming. We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at Couplands and the kind people who helped Ross while waiting for the Ambulance. To all the staff at A&E, CCU, the medical ward – your kindness was appreciated. To Ascot Care Home thanks for taking great care of our family and making Ross’ last days comfortable. Thank you to Sharyn Payne, Nigel and the team at Avenal Park for your wonderful support, guidance and help with Ross’ service. Aaron from Central Pirates Rugby Club and John from the Alliance, thank you for sharing the memories, these times were some of the happiest in Ross’ life. The guard of honour by the rugby club was very much appreciated. We would like to make a special mention to those in the racing fraternity who showed a mark of respect with black arm bands during the Wyndham races on the day of the funeral, Ross would have been humbled by this. To the wonderful staff at Gaius Cottage, thank you all on behalf of Ross, for the trips, the fun, the compassion and your ability to give Ross some normality with a disease that is anything but normal. Lastly, on behalf of our family, thank you all for your generosity to The Alzheimers Association. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement from us all to you, as many addresses are unknown.
– Leita, Jan, Vicki, Fiona, George, Marcia and their families.