Funeral Notices – Saturday 8th August

Aug 08, 2020

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LAY, John Robert:
Passed suddenly at Dunedin Hospital on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, aged 83. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Garry and Sarita, Andrew and Kirsty, Malcolm and Cushla, Joe, Mark and Joyce, Rachel and Keith. Loved Grandad and Great-Grandad of all his grand and great-grandchildren, in Australia and New Zealand. Loved brother and brother-in-law of all his siblings. As per John’s wishes a private family service will be held with cremation to follow. Messages can be sent to 7 Oxford Street, Gore 9710 or to John’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

McBRIDE, Patricia Bernadette (Trish):
Peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, August 6, 2020; aged 86 years. Loved daughter of *Patrick and *Dorothy McBride. Much loved sister of Ken, Des and partner Irene Black, *John and Margaret, *Kit and *Dave Harraway, *Jim and Val. Loved and respected Aunty and Great-Aunty of all her nieces and nephews.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Mossburn Community Centre on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 1.30pm, followed by an interment at the Mossburn Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Devon St, Mossburn, on Tuesday, August 11, at 6.30pm. Messages to 890 Mossburn Five Rivers Road, RD 3, Lumsden 9793 or on Trish’s tribute page at frasersfunerals/tributes.
(*denotes deceased)

MCBURNEY, Alexander (Alex) 408964 Cpl Dix Amn Coy 2NZEF:
Surrounded by his loving family at Hospice Southland on Wednesday August 5, 2020. Aged 100 years. Dearly loved husband and friend of the late Elma. Loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Marilyn (Invercargill) Robert and Maribel, and the late Criss (Invercargill). Loved Grandad and Pop pop of Paula and Glen McIntyre (Invercargill) Nicola McLachlan (Cromwell) Glenn and Sarah (Christchurch) Paul and Leah (Auckland) Craig and Leeann (Invercargill) and Corinne and Fa (Invercargill) Loved Great Grandad of Billie, Logan, Campbell, Kyle, Tayler, Rico, Mika, Jade, Kaiden, Isla, Elsie, Hudson, and Phoenix.
“I did it my way.”
Alex’s life will be celebrated on Monday August 10, at 10.30am, at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr. Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. Private interment to follow. No flowers by request. Messages to 233 Chelmsford Street or to Alex’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

MILLER, Edna Florence (nee Cleghorn):
Of Wanaka. Peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Dunstan Hospital; aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Ewan for 58 years, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Cameron, Nick and Sandra, and Duncan, loved nana of Aleisha, Hayden; Jaimee, Jessica, Fletcher, and Eliza. A service for Edna will be held in the Wanaka Presbyterian Church, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka, at 1.30pm, on Tuesday, August 11, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance Wanaka would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 28 Greenbelt Pl, Wanaka 9305.

ROBERTS, Deborah Ann (Debbie):
Of Cromwell (formerly of Dunedin). Passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved partner of Gilly Adams. Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Simon and Kerri; the late Kate; and Matthew and Clare. Treasured Nana Deb of Baxter and Emerson, and Goldie. Loved daughter of the late Maurice and Lila Freeman. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Stephen and Josie; and Linda and Gerard. A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at the Cromwell Town and Country Club, 32 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell, on Thursday, August 13, at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Central Otago Hospice are welcome and may be left at the service. Messages to 13 Mayo Place, Cromwell 9310.

SHEARER, Wendy Mavis (nee Sadlier):
Wendy passed peacefully on Monday 3rd August 2020 with her loving family by her side at Peacehaven Hospital, aged 83 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Lily and George Sadlier. Wendy who was such a colourful wee lady and the eldest of 12, will be missed by her family of Lorna* and Alex* Croft, Beth* Haberfield, Melvin and Cindy* (Edendale), Rita Ave, Hilary and Alan* Paterson (Christchurch), Victor and Isabell (Perth), David*, Lionel (WA), Neville & Vicki (Gore), Philip*, Allan and Lorraine, and her nieces and nephews. The family wish to sincere thank the staff from Peacehaven for their care of Wendy during these past few weeks and a special thanks to her dearest friend Sally Tily for all her help and support. In accordance with Wendy’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages to C/- 57 Frank Street, Gore 9710 or to Wendy’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

SHEARER, Wendy Mavis:
Sadly, Wendy has left her family and friends. Her time may have come, but she will be missed. Wendy was a humble wee soul with a huge personality, who often told you how it was, so you knew where you stood. Wendy worried more about others than herself and was a little ‘diamond in the rough.’ A heartfelt thanks goes to Gita, Jackie, Robyn and other staff from Peacehaven who endeavoured to make Wendy as comfortable as possible. And with one final word from our wee Wendy, “Goodbye Deary.” Always remembered – Sally, Ross, Mandy and Brad Tily.

SKINNER, Maurice:
The Skinner family would like to let Maurie’s extended family and many friends know that an informal celebration of Maurie’s life will be held at Midlands Rugby Club, Winton, on Friday, August 14, from 2.30pm.
We look forward to
sharing memories of our
much loved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.

TAYLOR, Bailey Ryan:
Our dear Bailey passed away suddenly on Monday August 3, 2020. He is loved to the moon and back by Katie and Wayne (mum and dad) Annieka, Cullen and Knox, Nana Val and Poppa, Grandma and Grandad, and Tori and Molly. Bailey’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday August 11, at 1.30pm, in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr. Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. Private cremation thereafter. Messages to 56 Sunrise Drive, Invercargill or to Bailey’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.

TAYLOR, Joan Margaret:
23/2/1941 – 6/8/2020, Joan passed away peacefully with family at Peacehaven on Thursday, 6 August 2020. Loved wife of the late John, much loved mother and mother in law of Karen and Alan, Craig and Tracy (UK), Megan and Phil (Sydney), and the late David. Dearly loved Gran of Steve and Rachael, Clint, Tiana, John, James, William, Joe, and Taylor. Great Gran of Connor. Loved friend of Max Dearly loved Sister of John Mahoney and Aunt of Chris, Kate, and Tim. Due to family being overseas a memorial for Joan will be held at a later date. Messages to 321 Taylor Road, No 6RD Invercargill.

WELLS, Richard Scott:
Of Letts Gully. Passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer, in his 47th year. Adored daddy of Olivia and Tommy, and dearly loved husband of Alice. Beloved youngest son of Elaine and the late Bill Wells, and much loved brother of Todd and the late Mark. Loved son-in-law of Robyn and David Ruddenklau. Loved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at The Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, on Friday, August 14, at 2.3pm. Messages to PO Box 387, Alexandra 9340, or 99 McBride Street, Frankton, Queenstown 9300.

YOUNG, Alan James:
Formerly of Waihoka, after a short illness. Alan slipped away in the loving arms of the Rose Lodge staff and family on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Loved brother of Mervyn, Dorothy Fox, Betty Sandilands and Keith (all deceased). Loved uncle Alan of Marilyn Welsh, Geoffrey Young, Ainslie Adamson, Garth Young, Ian Young, Trevor Young, Alison Harvey, Alan Sandilands, Nicky Tall, and the late Carolyn Young. Loved great-uncle to al his nieces and nephews.
At Rest, Special thanks to the caring staff at Rose Lodge for your love and care over 4 1/2 years. In accordance with Alan’s wishes a private family service is to be held. Online tributes may be made to Alan’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes


MUNRO, Russell Charles:
1.1.1929 – 25.7.2020
The family of Russell would like to thank everyone for their kind support and wishes at the recent passing of their loved husband, father, father-in-law, and Grandad.

O’CALLAGHAN, Andrew Denis:
The O’Callaghan family wish to sincerely thank the people who attended Andrew’s funeral, particularly those who assisted with the service in anyway. Thanks also to all those who sent messages, cards, flowers and food. Your kindness and support was much appreciated at such a sad and difficult time for the family.

STEVENS, Henderson James:
David, Peter, Ian, Julie and families wish to sincerely thank everyone for the many cards, phone calls and food following the passing of Henderson. Thanks to Rachael for the lovely service and to Dave from Winton Funeral Home. Thank you to Windsor Park for your care of Henderson over the last two years. Please accept this a personal thank you.

Pat, Alan, Claire, Lisa, Kerry and whanau wish to acknowledge each and every one of you who supported us following the sudden and tragic death of Dean, a much loved and treasured family member. Firstly, a special thanks to Senior Constable Craig Bennett and to the Fire and Ambulance emergency services who attended the scene, thank you for the compassion and respect shown to us. And in turn, to all who donated generously to the emergency services fund. Thank you to our whanau, friends, Cribby, neighbours, workmates / colleagues for being present to support us with your kindness and aroha, the gifts of food, phone calls, messages, flowers and cards. We especially acknowledge Dean’s work mates from Nuroad Civil and friends who travelled from Queenstown /Arrowtown to share in Dean’s farewell. Ka mihi nui ki a koe Wendi Raumati – the service was awesome. To all of you who shared moving and humorous tributes that honoured and captured the essence of Dean so well, we know he approved so thank you! Dean touched the hearts of many and we are truly humbled by the outpouring of love and support during this sad time. Please accept this personal acknowledgement as our sincere thanks to you all.
He mihi aroha
ki a koutou katoa.

WARD, Leo Albert:
30.11.1933 – 17.06.2020
Michelle, Gerard, Mark, and families would like to thank everyone who have passed on their love and support at the sudden loss of Leo. Your kindness and thoughts are greatly appreciated. To the staff at Rowena Jackson for their care and professionalism over the last few years, thank you. To Nigel and staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home for your care and attention, thank you. Please accept this as our personal message of thanks to you all.

In Memoriam

SLOWLEY, Barry John:
August 8, 2019
Best friend and husband, best dad in the world; memories of you will always bring a smile.
Forever in our hearts
– Lynley, Janine, Katrina and Emma.

TRAINOR, Gareth:
If every time I thought of you,
a star fell,
the sky would be empty.

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