Funeral Notices – Saturday 9th February
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ELFORD, Maurice John. (Formerly of Invercargill). On February 7, 2019, in the loving care of Resthaven, Gore. Dearly loved husband and best friend of the late Mavis. Loved father and father-in-law of Garry and Alison (Perth), Stephen and Maggie (Clyde), Michael and Sharon (Cromwell), Donna and Bruce Hastie (Gore), and Patricia*. Dearly loved Grandad of Nathan and Brendon Elford (Perth), Leigh Elford (Wellington), Lisa Given (Owaka), and Brad Hastie (Gore), Lana Elford (Cromwell), and loved Super Grandad of all his great-grandchildren. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Neil and Faye Bulivant (Katikati). Loved brother-in-law of Joan and Murray McIntosh (Invercargill), Elsie* and Bill* Sycamore, Pearl* and Ron* Stonehouse, Ruby* and Norris* Galbraith. Much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff at both Resthaven (Gore) and Vickery Court for their loving support over the past 15 months. According to Maurice’s wishes, a private service is being held. Messages to: 15 Wentworth Street, Gore.
HAYWOOD, Gregory Allan. Formerly of Thornbury. Passed away on February 1, 2019 in Indonesia, age 57. Son of Allan and Margaret Haywood, brother of Joanne and Sharon. Dearly loved father of Megan, Samuel, Andrew, Katherine and William. There will be an informal wake at the Riverton RSA at 1.30pm, Wednesday, February 13. All welcome to attend.
LILLIE, Margaret. Passed away peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Stuart and Sue, John and Trish, and Steve. Much loved nana and great-nana of Andrew and Tina, Becky, Tyson, Bodhi, Ruby and Ben. “Special thanks to Margaret’s wonderful carers” Donations in Margaret’s memory can be left at the SPCA. As to Margaret’s wishes a private service will be held. “With the Angels” Messages to 258 Lowther Road, RD 3, Lumsden 9793. mwfunerals.co.nz
TITHER, Irene Mary. (nee Forde). Passed away on February 4, 2019, aged 83. Dearly loved wife of the late Michael Tither. Treasured mother of Stephen, Pauline, and the late Mark and mother-in-law of Sue Watts and Michael Tompkins. Loved sister and sister-in-law of the respective Forde and Tither families. Fondly remembered by her friends, nieces, and nephews. A service for Irene will be held in the Chapel of St Theresa’s Catholic Church, 40 Perth Street, Invercargill on Wednesday, February 13, at 10.30am, followed by interment at Eastern Cemetery. R.I.P. Messages can be sent to 45 Eaglesome Ave, Aidanfield, Christchurch 8025. frasersfunerals.co.nz
TODD, John Clark. In his 97th year. Passed away peacefully on February 5, 2019, at Clutha Views Lifecare. Dearly loved husband of the late Pamela, loved father and father-in-law of Lynley and Stephen Rae, Gail and Graeme Saxton, Karen and Lindsay Cubitt, treasured Grandad of Lisa and Arthur, Cory and Becky, Tracey and Nick, Nikki and Craig, and a loved Great-Grandad of Ryan, Todd, and Hailey. A service of farewell for John will be held on Monday, February 11, at 1.30pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Clutha Views Residents Activity Fund would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 650 Ahuriri Flat Road, RD1, Balclutha 9271. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha, & Milton.
WYATT, Margaret Rose (Rosie). Peacefully at Southland Hospital on Tuesday, February 5, 2019; in her 80th year. Much loved wife of the late Pat, much loved mum of Debra and Graham, Chris and Debbie. Much loved Nana of Zoe and Jamie, Jacob and Jasmine, Tiffany and Steve, Tara and Scott, Danni and Richard, cherished Nana Rose of Axel, James, Dom, Dylan, Hunter, Jack, Tatum-Rose, Dion, Braxton and Loki. Rosie will be resting at home until her service. A service to celebrate Rosie’s life will be held in the St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, 194 Barrow Street, Bluff, on Monday, February 11, at 1.00pm, interment to follow at Greenpoint Cemetery. At Rosie’s request please wear something colourful. Messages to 240 Foyle Street, Bluff. avenalpark.co.nz
ANDERSON, Struan Robert. Michael, Richard, Philip and families sincerely thank all who sent messages of sympathy on the passing of Struan. To those who attended the service, we valued and appreciated your support. Thank you to all at Rowena Jackson for your care and kindness during the past 5 years. Winton District Funeral Services, we sincerely thank you for the support and respect given to all at this time. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement.
BLAIR, Wayne Leslie. Helen, Corey and Jeremy would like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who gave support and love and shared their memories of our much loved and treasured soulmate and father. Thank you to those who travelled big distances. Thank you to all those who sent cards and letters recalling your memories. To all the ex pupils who made amazing posts of their time at DNI – thank you. Our legend taken too soon. Please accept this as an expression of our deepest gratitude.
HARRINGTON, Patricia (Pat). The family of the late Patricia (Pat) Harrington R.I.P. who died on January 22, 2019, would like to acknowledge and most sincerely thank all who sympathised with us on the passing of our mother. Thank you for supporting Mum in your own special ways during her illness. We are grateful and thankful for the medical care, compassion, respect and pastoral care provided to our mother by Father Vaughan Hook, Colleen Norman, Dr Robert Bester, Dr Lyndal Kelly, Calvary Hospital nurses and staff under the leadership of Margaret Brown. May God continue to guide you and bless you in your vocation. Please consider this a personal thank you.
– The Harrington Family
KEEN, Olive Elizabeth. Olive’s family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to all family and friends for their love and support shown during this sad time. We are truly grateful for the care and compassion given to Mum by the Holmdene staff. A special thank you to Rev Rob Pendreigh for the lovely service celebrating Mum’s life. Also, Raewyn Simpson and Doug Nesbit Funeral Services for their love, care and guidance.
“Now at Peace.”