Funeral Notices – Thursday 13th August
If you would like your lost loved one’s death / funeral notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.
Your funeral director can also assist with the notice writing process, as well as other helpful services and advice during your time of need.
BALLANTYNE, Hamish John:
Passed away suddenly at Southland Hospital, on Sunday 9 th August 2020, surrounded by his loving family; aged 44 years. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Donna, loved and cherished Dad of Bree, Tane and Elle, Josh and Missy, and Tia and George, loved Pop of Bailey, loved and treasured son of Murray and Pamela, much loved brother and brother-in-law of Andrew and Mayimu, and Louise and Rian, beloved grandson of June Henry, much loved by all the Niania, Cavanagh, and Blair families. A loved uncle, cousin, nephew and dear friend of many. A service to celebrate Hamish’s life will be held on Friday 14 August, private cremation to follow. Sadly due to COVID restrictions, this gathering will be private, however if you wish to view the service via live stream, please go to the link provided. https://livestream.com/accounts/72885/hamishballantyne Messages to 29 Venus Street, Invercargill 9812.
BARLOW, Heather Margaret:
Passed away peacefully at Rowena Jackson, O’Byrne wing on 7 th August 2020. Much loved mother of Debbie, Paul, Greg and Leiza. Loved Mother-in-law of Annette and Craig. Dearly loved Nana and Great ‘Nana Arlo’ of Sophie, Byran, Joel, and Olivia Drinnan, Jennifer, Elizabeth, David, and Daniel Barlow, and Lili-Mae Lawler.
She will be dearly missed.
The family sincerely thank Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, especially the amazing staff of the O’Byrne wing, and the Edinburgh wing, for their wonderful and devoted care of Mum. As per Mum’s wishes a private service was held on 12 th September 2020, at J Fraser & Sons Ltd. Messages to Leiza, C/- Smooth Talk Hair Design, 13 Windsor Street, Invercargill, 9810.
DRAIN, Thomas George McAlister (Baldy):
Peacefully in the care of Longwood Care Home on Tuesday 11th August 2020. Dearly loved husband of the late Daphne. Father of Doug and his partner Liz (Australia). Father-in-law of the late Heather. A dearly loved grandfather and great grandfather. Special friend of Betty Maxwell and family, and Murray.
“The family would like to thank the staff at longwood care home for their special care of Baldy over the last 2 years”.
A celebration of Baldy’s life will be held on Saturday 15th August 2020 in the Waiau Town and Country Club, King Street, Tuatapere at 11am, then an interment at the Tuatapere cemetery straight after. Messages to “Drain Family” 262 Springfield Road, RD 7D, Oamaru, 9492.
* Due to the current Covid regulations, level 2 states we are only to have 100 people at a funeral, this will be relooked at on Friday and any changes will be put in Saturdays notices.
MUNRO, Catherine Marie (Cathy):
On August 11, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife and soulmate of Neil, proudest mother and mother-in-law of Ricky and Cam, Trudy and Dave, Megan and Travis, and Tyler. Loving Nanny of Joel, Isabel, Zoe, George, and Sophie. Special Mum to all her extended family. Cathy was a loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend to many. Special thanks to Dr Judith Millar and staff at Oxford CHC. Messages to the Munro Family, C/- PO Box 263, Kaiapoi 7644. Cathy will be resting at home from Today (Thursday). A celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at the Oxford Baptist Church, High Street, Oxford, on Saturday, August 15, at 2.00pm. The interment will be held at the Edendale Cemetery, 5 Scenic Reserve Road, Edendale, Southland, on Monday, August 17, at 3.00pm.
A thousand words cant bring you back,
We know because we have tried.
And neither would a million tears,
We know because we’ve cried.
We’ve asked the very question,
Why you had to go away,
No answers came, no voice we’ve heard,
To take our pain away.
It was your time a year ago,
Stolen in your prime.
God needed you, you had to go
Our healing is taking time.
We will always love you,
seems like such a smallish token.
A brother / son so dearly missed,
A bond that can’t be broken.
All our love, Dad, Mum, Shelly and Tony, Helen and Nick, Judy, Sharon and Richard and families.