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COUNSELL, Geoffrey Alan.
A graveside service for the interment of Geoff’s ashes will be held at the Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Block 51, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 11.30am. All are welcome. avenalpark.co.nz
Peacefully surrounded by family on June 4, 2019, aged 86. Dearly loved wife of the late Ian. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Helen Fleming and Andrew Woods (Gore), John and Rachel (Dunedin). Dearly loved Grandma and Great-Grandma of Nic, Cam, Ella and Harry, Chris, Gemma and Oaklyn (Perth); and Rebecca and Hannah (Dunedin). wTo honour Freda’s wishes a private service and cremation has taken place. Messages can be sent to 10 Crewe St, Gore 9710, or 175 Glenpark Ave, Dunedin 9011. Online tributes can be left at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
HUNT, Janis Beverley (nee Menzies).
Suddenly, at her home in Milton, on June 4, 2019; in her 68th year. Dearly loved wife of Gerry, much loved mother and Nana of Tim and Ali, Jordan, Sophie, and Riley; Anna, Emily, and Alex. At Janis’ request, a family service will be held. Messages to 25 Johnson Street, Milton 9220.Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha and Milton.
JOHNSTON, Alexander Mullay. (Retired J.P.)
Passed away peacefully at Resthaven Village, Gore, on Friday, May 31, 2019, aged 91 years. Cherished husband of Hazel, dearly loved father of Karen, the late Don and Sue, a loved grandfather of André and Michelle, Joëlle and Mark, Hannah, and Nicole, and great-grandfather of Joshua, Annaliese, and Sophie. A private family celebration of Alex’s life has been held. Messages to 509 Waikaka Road, Maitland, RD 3, Gore 9773.
MITCHELL, Allan Edward (Mitch).
Retired NZ Police. Passed away peacefully at Hospice Southland on Monday, June 3, 2019, aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of Jenny. Much loved father, father-in-law and grandfather of Tracy Winter (Timaru), Melissa (Auckland), Juliette, and Lucy Laby (Timaru), Justine and Chris Fogarty, Jayden, and Ricky Simons, Daniel, Ella, and Caitlin Fogarty (Christchurch), Mark and Nancy (Auckland), Grant and Annabelle (Christchurch), Scott and Nicola (Melbourne). Adored Grandad Mitch of Scarlet (Christchurch), Millie, and Leo (Melbourne). Special thanks to Hospice Southland for their compassionate care. A private family service has been held. Messages to 150 George Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
ROULSTON, George Alister.
Of Wanaka, passed away peacefully at Aspiring Enliven Care Home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, aged 89. Dearly loved husband of Vera (nee Kell), much loved father and father-in-law of Alister and Jane, Lynette and Keith Park, Janice and Neville Millar, Gary and Lois, Lindsay and Linda, David and Mary-Lou, very special grandad and great-grandad to his 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, adored uncle to his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, a donation for St John Ambulance Service would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A special thank you to the staff of Aspiring Enliven for the kind care and compassion of George. At George’s request a private family funeral will take place. Messages to: The Roulston Family, 27 Hunter Crescent, Wanaka 9305.
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SMITH, Isabel May.
On Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Peacehaven Village; Isabel passed away in her home where she was happiest, aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of the late George Victor, for 64 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Alex and Joan (Invercargill), Russell and Judy (East Taieri), Marion and Alastair Moir (Modimolle, South Africa), Muriel and Bob Dykgraaf (Pukekohe), dearly loved and respected Grandmother to Barry and Sheena Smith, Stephen and Marcia Oliver, Kylie Smith; Tracey and Albert Siloy, Daniel Smith; Nicola and Denton Mcgregor, Angus Moir and Grant; Susanne Dykgraaf and Scott, Brent and Anna Dykgraaf, Gary and Jo Dykgraaf. Dearly loved Nana Pop to all her 21 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Isabel’s life will be held at J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 1.30pm, on Monday, June 10. Donations to St John Ambulance would be gratefully accepted and can be made at the service. Messages to 11 Stoneleigh Lane, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810. frasersfunerals.co.nz
THOMPSON, Tony Ross.
Aged 53 years. Passed away after a courageous battle on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Dearly loved son of Ken and Marlene (Tapanui). Much loved partner and best friend of Tania. Loved stepdad of Scott, Nicole and Luke. Much loved brother of Debroah and Alistar Price, Mark and Pauline Thompson. Loved son-in-law of Lorraine North. Much loved brother-in-law of Michael and Allison North, Allanah and Jimmy White. Fun loving uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held in the West Otago Community Centre, Suffolk Street, Tapanui, on Tuesday, June 11 at 1.30pm, followed by a private interment at Tapanui Cemetery. Donations may be left at the service for Hospice Southland. Messages to 16 Sherwood Place, Tapanui 9522.
CAPIL, Julie Frances. 14.11.1963 – 20.05.2019
Rex, Carolyn and family wish to thank all those who provided us support and strength following the sudden and unexpected passing of Julie – a much loved daughter, sister, sister in law, aunt, niece, cousin and friend to many. There are too many to thank personally, but for all those who sent cards, letters, social media messages and made phone calls, all were greatly appreciated. Julie’s funeral was a real celebration of her life and it was so nice for us to share this with our North Island cousins, Julie’s many friends and teaching colleagues. Thanks to Kay Gregory for conducting such a great service, and for Jan, Robyn, Patsy, Olivia, Jack and Tom – you made it real. A special thanks to Hamilton Girls’ High School, thanks Marie and to Julie’s wider HGHS whanau, the special school assembly and the procession through the school flanked by 1700 girls plus staff – such a strong and powerful send off for Julie; reflecting her love, time and commitment to not only her place of work for the past 27 years; but for her love of teaching and the special relationships she had with ‘her girls’ at HGHS. Julie held a special place in many people’s lives and she leaves 55 years of memories we can all cherish.
Don’t let the sun go down on me.
HOLLAND, Catherine (Cath) (nee Sellars). February 1, 1925 – May 8, 2019
Sharon, Kevin, Michelle, Thomas, Fletcher and Fergus, Louise, Sam and Ayla, Michael and Amanda, Patrice and Ruby, James, Kelsi, Bell and Lucy, wish to thank everyone who attended the special Rosary evening and Cath’s farewell service. Thank you for your love, beautiful flowers, cards, phone calls, food and visits. A special thanks to those who travelled long distances – your love, kindness and support is deeply appreciated. Thanks to those at Peacehaven who have taken care of Cath with great respect and dignity. To J. Fraser and Son, Invercargill and Winton, for your caring and professional manner, particularly Dave, Averil and Nicky. Thank you also to Father Vaughan Hook, we are so grateful for the care, love and wonderful support you gave us all at this sad time. Please accept this as a personal thank you from us all.
van SCHAIK, Norma Valmai.
Neil and Raewyn, Jayne and David White, and extended family wish to sincerely acknowledge everyone for all of the flowers, gifts, cards and text messages received at the time of Mum’s passing. A special thank you also to everyone who went out of their way to attend Norma’s farewell, this was very much appreciated. The love, kindness and support shown at this very sad time is something that will never be forgotten. Normie was a very much loved Mum, mother-in-law, grandmother and great- grandmother. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.