Funeral Notices – Tuesday 15th October
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BUCHANAN, Valmai Jean
Passed away peacefully at Clare House, Invercargill, on Saturday 12 October 2019, two days short of her 91st birthday. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Roy), cherished and loving mother and mother-in-law of Russell and Valerie (Myross Bush), Maree and Owen Butcher (Winton), Sandra and Barry Ridder (Cromwell), Sharon Buchanan and Dave Penny, a much loved and adored Nana of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Bill and Jennifer Beattie, and a much loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Valmai’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Thursday 17 October at 2.00pm, private cremation to follow. Valmai’s family would like to extend a personal thank you to the staff of Clare House for their love and care (it can’t have been easy at times). Messages to 48 Drysdale Road, RD 2, Myross Bush, Invercargill 9872.
CROFTS, Lynette Marie (Lyn) nee Thomson
Passed away peacefully on Sunday 13th October 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Loved daughter of Florice and the late Duncan. Dearly loved wife of Barry (Dusty). Adored mother and mother in law of Kelly and Daniel, Tony and Jazz, Amy and Sam, and Hayley and Chris. Dearly loved Nana of Millie and Lucy, Jax, Lucas, Koby, Hulk and Hugo. Dearly loved sister and sister in law of John and Robin, Karen and Darryl. Loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. A very special friend of Kay and Ross. Donations to the Vining Charitable Hospital can be left at the service. A service for Lyn will be held on Thursday 17th October, 1.30pm, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets Invercargill. A private cremation will follow. Messages to 246 West Plains Road, RD 4 Invercargill or to Lyn’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
ELLISON, Elva Louise. Elva passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 9th October 2019 in Invercargill. Very much-loved Mum to Robbie and Bill Uru. Loved Nana to Storm and Samantha Uru (UK) and Jade and Georgia Uru (Auckland). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Steven and Stacy Ellison. Grandmother to Ashton and Libby Ellison (USA), Blake and Courtney Ellison (and wee Natalie), Connor and Fran Ellison and Lewis Ellison. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of John* and Carol Ellison, Nana to Emma and Craig, Sam and Korina Ellison and Ben and Rachel Ellison. Dearly loved only sister and sister-in-law of Denis* and Helen Johnston (Christchurch) and Don* Johnston and Annette Paki. Rest in peace now. Many thanks to the staff at Salisbury wing Rowena Jackson for their kind care and support. Messages to Robbie Uru at 32 Nea’s Rd, RD 2, Invercargill. “A Mum and her Daughter’s Love Never Dies”
LANE, Leslie Noel (Noel).
Peacefully at Dunstan Hospital, on Sunday, October 13, 2019, aged 68 years. Dearly loved father of Rachel and Greg, much loved campanion and best friend of Bev Mackenzie. A service to celebrate Noel’s life will be held in Cromwell Town and Country Club, 32 Melmore Terrace, on Thursday, October 17 at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations for the Dunstan Hospital Family Room may be left at the service. Messages to 21 Neason Place, Cromwell 9310.
MOUNTNEY, Damien James (Beechy).
Aged 45 years (unexpectedly), on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Helen. Much loved and respected father of Dylan. Loved son-in-law of Ian and the late Barbara Robb (Riverton). Loved brother-in-law of Phillip and Rachel Robb (Invercargill), and loved uncle of Kenley and Hunter Robb. A service to celebrate Damien’s life will be held in the Gore Town and Country Club, Bury Street, Gore, on Saturday, October 19 at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the service for Gore St John Ambulance and Mataura Volunteer Fire Brigade. Messages to 15 Vera Street, Gore 9710.
Vining Blair on 11th October 2019, at home surrounded by his loving girls and 1st mate. Aged 39 years.One true love of Melissa (Missy). Devoted dad of Della-May and Lilly. Much loved son of Pauline and Barry Vining. Dearly loved son in law of Linda and Robert. Much loved brother and brother in law of Shaun and Melissa, Alana, Darryl and Dorris, Al and Jo. Loved grandson of Patricia. Very spoilt by his loved ‘Nan Rob’. A very loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Special friend to his wee mates from the farm and Twizel. An inspiring coach and friend to his first XV. Loyal M8 to many. A celebration of Blair’s life will be held at Stadium Southland on Wednesday October 16th 2019 commencing at 11.30am. Please wear a rugby jersey in honour of Blair.
October 15, 1998
Our beautiful granddaughter, 21 years old today, loved and cherished always.
Love – Nanny Glenda and Grandad Jaffa xxx