Funeral Notices · 19 Nov 2020

Funeral Notices – Thursday 19th November




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DE RIJK : Elza Jessie (nee McAra ) previously Macdonald:
22/05/1934 – 17/11/2020
Passed away peacefully at Enliven Vickery Court.
Dearly loved Mother of Jill, Shane* Maree.
Loved Gran of Jeremy, Matthew, Maia, Tahinga (T.J.), Tina, Jason, & Kelvin.
Great Gran of Tyrone, Maveric, Branden, Cooper, Jack, & Sarah.
Loved sister of Stanley*, Raymond*, Peter*, Sidney*, & Margaret.
A service for Elza will be held at 1 pm on Monday 23rd of November at First Church, Tay Street, Invercargill, followed by a private cremation.
Messages to 133 Moana Street, Rosedale, Invercargill 9810 or can be left on Elza’s obituary page at

COLLINS, Shirley Irene (nee Derrick):
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Much loved wife of the late Mark, loved Mum and mother-in-law of Murray and Margaret (Waikaka), Graeme and Julie (Dunedin), Roger and Sharon (Gore), and Bronwyn and Nick (Waikaka). Dearly loved Grandma Shirley of her 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held in Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Tuesday, November 24, at 2.00pm. Donations kindly accepted for Hokonui St John Ambulance. Special thank you to the staff of Resthaven Village, Gore, for their love and care, and to the staff of Southland and Gore Hospitals. Messages to 786 Leithen Road, 5RD, Gore 9775.

FERGUSON, Betty Norma:
Betty passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, after a short illness, aged 93 years. Betty was a much loved wife of the late Ian, a cherished and loving mum and mum-in-law of Gary and Glenys, Ross and Karen, Mark and Diane. A devoted and loving grandma and nana of Kelly and Conor, Terry and Trish, Kendal and Justin, Scott and Hayley, Shaun and Emily, and Cindy and Grant. A special great-grandma and Granny Betty of Ailbe and Bonnie, Leo, Zoe and Ethan. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ray and Dawn, the late Shirl and George, and Averil. Loved aunty of her nieces and nephews. A very special friend of Jerse and Gail.
‘Forever in our hearts’
A special thank you to the nurses and doctors in Ward 25, Christchurch Hospital. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Betty Ferguson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Celebration of Betty’s life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, Linwood Avenue, Linwood, Christchurch, on Monday, November 23, at 11.00am.

WELLER, Andrew Blair (Andy):
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020; aged 58 years, after a relentless battle with cancer. Dearly loved husband of Leone. Much loved father and father-in-law of Rochelle and Dave, Ashley and Kristie, and the late Amy. Adored Grandad of Rae. Loved son of Barbara and the late Tony. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Mark, Melissa and Wayne, and Justine and Derek. Much loved son-in-law of Margaret and John McDougall, loved brother-in-law of John and Diana, Timothy and Frances, Andrew and Angela, and Nicola. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A friend to many after 38 years at Tiwai, especially Crew 2 and 3. Many thanks to Dr Phil White from the Winton Medical Centre, Dean from Oncology Cancer Care and all who cared for Andrew during his illness. A service to celebrate Andrew’s life will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020, 2.00pm, at Invercargill Working Mens Club, 154 Esk Street, Invercargill, followed by a private cremation. Flowers respectfully declined, but donations can be made at the service for Hospice Southland. Messages to 69 Blakie Road, Ryal Bush, Invercargill 9876, or on Andrew’s tribute page at frasersfunerals/tributes

In Memoriam

VALLI, Keith Thomas:
Tragically on this day 19th of November 2010 at Pike River.
“Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.”
– Bev