Funeral Notices – Saturday 9th March

Mar 09, 2019
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McEACHEN, Gwendolene May. On March 7, 2019, passed away peacefully in her 91st year in Invercargill. Beloved wife of the late Ken, and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Stuart and partner Anne, Murray, Lynley and Lindsay Turvey. Loved Grandma of Cory, Halie, Hamish and Kate. Loved great-grandmother of Charlotte and Kate. Special thanks to the staff of Rowena Jackson for the kind care shown to “Gweny”. A service to celebrate Gwen’s life will be held at Gillions Chapel, 407 Hillside Road, Dunedin, on Tuesday, March 12 at 11.30am, followed by private cremation. Messages to 55 Shaw Street, Mosgiel. Gillions Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ NZIFH

McFADZIEN, Dorothy Janett. On Wednesday 6 March 2019. Dearly loved wife of the late Ron, loved mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Viviann, Janet and Trevor Manson, Royd (Fudge) and Bronwyn, loved grandma of Belinda and Simon Phelon, Nick and Carmen; Jeff and Tania Manson, Derek and Julie Manson; and Aimee, loved great grandmama of Ruby, Trista, Angus, Clark, and Max. In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes a private family service has been held. A special thank you to the staff of Rowena Jackson for their care of Dorothy, and to the staff of the medical ward at the Southland Hospital. Messages to 105 Wallacetown-Lorneville Highway RD 4, Invercargill 9874. avenalpark.co.nz

O’MELVENA, Constance Molly (Connie). Peacefully at Southland Hospital, Invercargill, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Aged 86 years. Loved wife of the late John Francis. Loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of Pauline Kirker, Colleen Hoggarth, Garry O’Melvena, Jacqui Ligthart, Linda Mullen, and their families. In accordance with Constance’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Messages to J Ligthart, 192 Trig Road, RD 3, Wyndham 9893. frasersfunerals.co.nz

RHIND, Rosemary Louise,  (nee Robins). of Invercargill, on Tuesday, 5th March 2019.  Loved  wife of the late Graham D’Oyly Rhind. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Peter and Philippa, Christopher and the late Marjorie, Anthony and Margaret, Annabel and Ken. Friend of Bridget, Rachel and Julian. Fun loving aunt of  her nieces and nephews. At Rosemary’s request a  private cremation has been held. Messages can be sent to 25 Golden Terrace, Goldfields, Queenstown 9300. frasersfunerals.co.nz

SWAIN, Brian Henry. Loved son of the late Albert and Joy Swain, brother and brother-in-law of Mervyn and Christine, Meryl and Peter, Earl and Toni, Beverley and the late Bruce, Evelyn and David, Shirley and Doug. Friend of Christine. Loved son-in-law of the late Bill and Jean Fleming, brother-in-law of Neville and Beverley. A loved uncle and friend to many. avenalpark.co.nz

SWAIN, Brian Henry. It is with deep sadness that we inform you of Brian’s unexpected passing. Brian passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 7, 2019. Aged 71 years. Brian is the most dearly loved husband of Heather, and best Dad to Richard and Cassie, and Elizabeth and Daniel. Adoring Grandad to wee Ella. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Thursday, March 14, at 2.00pm, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 134 Lorn Street, Glengarry, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz

WILLIAMSON,  Shirley Ann (nee Porter). (formerly of Owaka). Passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019, at Observatory Village, Oamaru, in her 86th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Raymond James Williamson, loved mother and mother-in-law of Athol and Rose, loved grandmother of Deanne, Cheri and Jordan-Ashlee, loved great-grandmother of Hannah and Dominic, and loved sister of Bert*, Shona*, Graeme, Neville, Ross*, Willis (Les), Kevin* Faye, Carole*, Patricia and Owen. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held atSt Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Coquet Street, Oamaru, on Wednesday, March 13, at 11.00am, followed by burial at Oamaru Cemetery. Messages to 21 Rothesay Place, Palmerston North 4412. Special thanks to Jenny and Duncan Gillies and the staff and carers at Observatory Village for their care of Shirley. In honour of Shirley’s love of roses we encourage you to wear a rose to her funeral.
(*denotes deceased)

Acknowledgements

EDGERTON,  Owen Lawrence:. 6.4.1950 – 23.10.2018
The Edgerton Whanau would like to express their sincere thanks to every person we met on Owen’s journey. Southland Hospital staff, Ambulance personnel, our Hospice family and Vickery Court. We were treated with such loving care by the Winton Medical Centre, Winton Pharmacy, District Nurses, Cancer Society and Winton and Districts Funeral Services through a truly devastating time for us all. Owen handled it with incredible strength, a sense of humour and grateful thanks for the help he was given. All our wonderful “cobbers”, friends and family gave us love and strength and continue to do so. His work colleagues, correspondence, visits and gifts throughout those ten months were gold to him.  “I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance”
Tony Arata.

KNIGHT, Cyril David John:19.10.1924 – 11.12.2018Ray, Les, Maureen Gwenda, and their families, thank you for the love and support we received upon the loss of our Dad, father-in-law, Grandad and great-Grandad. For all who visited, provided baking, meals, sent flowers, cards, and phoned family, it was very much appreciated. We wish to express our gratitude to the team at Ascot Home for all the care given to Cyril over the past two years, and the wonderful support given to the family in Dad’s final two weeks. We also extend thanks to Dad’s friends who called and visited him while he was in Resthome care, including the Pastoral Care Members from First Church and Rev Nyalle Paris. Many thanks to everyone who attended the funeral service to farewell and celebrate Cyril’s life. We would like to acknowlege how special it was to have Neville Knight (Cyril’s nephew) lead the service for us, a wonderful tribute, Dad would have been proud. Thank you also to Alan Richardson from First Church for the scripture reading and prayer, Ian Beker for the RSA Tribute, also the RSA members for the guard of honour, and Merv Gunn the Piper. To Hamish from J Fraser and Sons, your compassion and the support given was very much appreciated by us all. Thank you everyone for your kindness.
“Dad is now at peace and has gone to be with Mum”

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