Funeral Notices · 1 Oct 2019

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 1st October




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BOTTING, Diane Rosemary (nee Rule).
With sadness we announce Diane has passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Dearly loved wife of Rodney. Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Jaimee and Karen, Bevan and Amanda, Megan and Allan. Loved Nana of Archer, Avery, Matthew and Hannah. Greatly loved daughter of Ernest and Dorothy. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Jan and Peter, Neville and Donnah, Mark and Dot, Lynette and Keith, Rex and Heather, Stephen and Diana. A public service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at J Fraser and Sons, corner Esk & Doon Streets, on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1.30pm, then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery at approx. 3.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left for the Cancer Society. Messages to 182 Angle Road, Woodlands, Invercargill 9872. Online tributes may be left on Diane’s tribute page at

DICKEY, Ross Albert John.
Peacefully at Southland Hospital on September 26, 2019. In his 87th year. Loved son of Mary* and Bert Dickey*. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Phyllis and Wattie Adams*, Doreen and Stewart Adams*, Isla and Len Small*, Grace and Jack Catto*, Lachlan Dickey*. Much loved by all his nieces and nephews and their families. In accordance with his wishes a private cremation has been held. (*denotes deceased)

HUMPHREY, Robert John (Bob).
Pvt. 972396. Of Invercargill, aged 84 years. With heavy hearts we wish to advise of Bob’s peaceful passing on Friday, September 27, 2019. Dearly beloved husband of the late Betty Josephine Humphrey, much loved father and father-in-law of Annemarie and Todd, Karen and Dennis, Angela and Troy, and Julie and Tapu. Cherished grandad of Haley, Dylan, Ethan, Lily, Nathan, Amy, Jayden, Jamal, Ashley, Morgan and Maddison. Great-grandad of 10, long-time friend of Marion, and loved brother of the late Jim, Jean, Margaret and Michael. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service for Bob on Friday, October 4, 10.30am, at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk & Doon Streets, Invercargill. Private cremation will follow. No flowers by request. Messages can be sent to 179 Mill Road South, RD1, Invercargill, or to Robert’s tribute page at

PHILLIPS, Dennis Brian.
Died peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at Gore Hospital. Cherished husband and best friend of Margaret. Loving father and father-in-law of Paula and Stu, Carissa and Aarron, Bevan and Jo. Loved Grandfather to Caleb, Tyler, Jacob; Benjamin, Shelby; Bradley and Charlotte. A private service with family was held on Monday, September 30, 2019. Messages to 21 Takitimu Street Gore 9710.

TOMS, Margaret Jessie (nee Cook).
Aged 92, of Invercargill. Passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Chris and Cheryl, Jenny and John Labruyere, Jeremy, Alistair and Karina, Geoff and Barb, and Maxine. Nana and Great-Nana to all her grand and great-grandchildren. Loved sister of the late Laurie Cook, Betty McCrostie, and Joyce Imlay. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held in All Saints Anglican Church, cnr Holywood Terrace and Dee Street, Invercargill, on Thursday, October 3, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to All Saints Church would be appreciated and can be made at the service. “At peace with the angels in the heavenly garden” Messages can be sent to 9 Orbell Crescent, RD1, Te Anau 9679, or to Margaret’s tribute page at

WILSON, Ronald Newman.
14.06.1937 – 29.09.2019
Aged 82 years. Unexpectedly at Southland Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband, soulmate and friend for 57 years of Joan. Adored and respected father, father-in-law and wise mentor to Donnah and Norm Cleaver (Colac Bay), Debbie and Adrian Donnelly (Napier), and Daniel and Kelly Wilson (Invercargill). Respected former father-in-law of Gavin Tippett for many years. Adoring and very proud Grandad of Luke and Joshua Tippett, Caitlin and James Robertson, Grace Donnelly and Ella and Camrin Wilson. Incredibly proud Great-Grandad of LJ (Laurence) and Henley Robertson who brought him so much joy. Deeply loved companion of wee Poppett who gave him so much joy and comfort in his latter years, especially as he battled dementia. Loved eldest son of the late Athol and Ethel Wilson. Respected and admired oldest brother and brother-in-law of the late Ian and Gwen, Barry and Margaret, Lorraine and the late baby Ross. An outstanding, humble man who was loved and admired by all who knew him. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr. Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 1.30pm, on Thursday, October 3. Then leaving for the Southland Crematorium. Ron will be resting at Donnah and Norm’s home at 7 Drury Street, West Colac Bay, a place he loved. Anyone who wishes to say goodbye or spend some time with him are most welcome. Please send messages to Unit 12 Longwood Lifestyle Village, Riverton, or to Ron’s tribute page at

WOODLEY, Hazel Isobell.
Mum passed away peacefully at Peacehaven, Invercargill, on September 28, 2019. Aged 95. Loving mother of Bob (Hervey Bay, Australia), Betty and Alister Clay (Queenstown), Keith (Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre), Brian*, and Graeme and Gwen (ChCh). Loved grandma and great-grandma. Second daughter of Gert* and Lewis* Herman, her siblings Ivan* and Flora*, Eric* and Else*, Jack* and Lily*, Mary* and Ivan* Jones, Bill*, Louie and Jim* McIntosh, Fred* and Violet*. Loved by her many nieces and nephews. A service for mum will be held in the Peacehaven Chapel, 498 Tweed St, on Wednesday, October 2, at 1.30pm. Private committal to follow. Donations for activities fund for Peacehaven Residents would be greatly appreciated. Messages to B Clay, 30 Cedar Drive, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown 9300, or [email protected] (*denotes deceased)

In Memoriam

THOMAS, Rosemary Rachel.
A sad loss one year ago
1 October 2018.
In loving memory of a Mum, mother-in-law, Nana, great-Nana and friend.
– Your loving family