Funeral Notices – Tuesday 4th August
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BURGIN, Christopher Thomas (Chris):
On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Otago Community Hospice, with family by his side, aged 70 years, after a battle with cancer. Dearly loved husband and best friend to Christine for 40 wonderful years. Much loved Dad to Simon, Anna and Sarah and their partners; Hana Phillips, Rob Smith and father-in-law of Stuart Munro and loved granddad of Matilda and Harry. Sincere thanks go out to all who assisted with Chris’s care in the last few months of his life, including staff of the Oncology Dept, Wards 4B & 8C and of the Otago Community Hospice. A service to celebrate Chris’s life will be held at Gillions Chapel at 2.00pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. Donations for pancreatic cancer research can be left at the service. Messages to [email protected] Gillions Funeral Services FDANZ NZIFH.
FITZGERALD, Gary Michael (Fred):
Passed away suddenly at Dunedin Hospital on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in his 63rd year. Loved son of the late Phillip and Patricia Fitzgerald, and brother of Ash, and Kevin (dec). A dearly loved husband and best friend of Marjorie, a loved father, grandfather, and friend to many. A Service and celebration of Gary’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill, on Thursday, August 6, at 1.00pm. Messages to 108 Martin Street, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
GIBSON, William Robert (Bill):
21.8.1929 – 3.8.2020
Passed away peacefully at Dunedin Hospital. Loved husband of the late Phyl. Bill was loved, respected and admired by his family and many friends, he was the loved father and father-in-law of Erica and Brent Allen, John, Jude and Mike Greer, grandfather of Liz and Angus, and Tori; Keyten and Sonoko, Joel and Carlene; and Max, great-grandfather of Fuschia, and Knox. Bill was proud of his ability to live in his own home until very recently and keep his independence with limited support from others. The family appreciate the support of the staff at the Mosgiel Medical Centre and latterly the Dunedin Hospital. Bill will be farewelled in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 10.30am, on Friday, August 7. In lieu of flowers donations to the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and maybe left at the service. Messages to Erica Allen, 7 Castleton Street, RD 2 Mosgiel 9092.
ROBINSON, Douglas Richard (Doug):
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Hospice Southland. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Much loved father and father-in-law of Elaine McEvoy and Russell Paterson; Jo and the late Grenville Robinson; Lyndal Robinson; Craig and Jackie Robinson; and Paul and Jill Robinson. Adored Grandad of Nick and Caitlin; Hannah, Elliot and Leah; Maggie and Isla; Eve, Scarla and Theo; and Great-Grandad of Niamh. Much loved son of Harry and Minnie Robinson*. Cherished brother of Irene*, Gibson*, Ayson*, Bill*, Pat, Fairy, Maureen and Gaye, and their families. Much loved son-in-law of Bessie and Jack Anderson*. Loved brother-in-law of Bill*, Hughan*, Isobel* and their families. The family would like to thank Medical Ward, Southland Hospital and Hospice Southland for the wonderful care and compassion given to Doug in recent weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s memory to Hospice Southland would be appreciated. The funeral service for Doug will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Sts, Invercargill, commencing at 1.00pm. Online tributes may be left on Doug’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tribute. His service may also be viewed via livestream at frasersfunerals.co.nz/livestream
ROSS, Alexander Robert (Lex):
13.12.1935 – 1.08.2020
Of Clyde, formerly of Dunedin (Ross and Homer Windows). Passed peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit, Dunstan Hospital, with his family by his side. Lex fought a long hard fight with humour and determination as we knew he would. Cherished husband of Marian, dearly loved Dad and Dad-in-law of Karen and Stewart MacLeod, Heather and Geoff Bates, and “Dad” of Michael Cranstoun and Michelle (all of Dunedin). Wonderful and dearly loved Grandad and Great-Grandad of Bridget, Andy, and expected baby Harris (Edinburgh); Catriona MacLeod* and Siobhan MacLeod and Mathew Cochrane (London); Samantha, John and Sophie McAtamney (Maniototo) and Joshua Bates and Olivia Brock (Dunedin); Renee and Jaimee Cranstoun (Dunedin). Special friend of Dean (Melbourne) and Julie, Perry and family (Nightcaps). And Bonnie, Lex’s loyal wee friend. A celebration of Lex’s life will be held at the Affinity Funeral Home, 143 Centennial Ave, Alexandra, on Saturday 8th August 2020, at 12.30pm, followed by a private burial service. Lex’s service will be livestreamed, and will be recorded on our website www.affinityfunerals.co.nz In lieu of flowers, donations to the Otago Community Hospice (Central Otago) would be appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages to 2 Albert Drive, Clyde 9330.
SWINNEY, Donal Keith:
Loved son of the late George, Dorothy and Pat Swinney and son-in-law of the late Nell and Maurice Galvin. Loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Frank and Elizabeth Swinney, Graeme and Gwenda Swinney, Irene and Craig McKechnie, Deirdre and Ross Moffat, Sylvia and Bill Carson, Kay and the late Paul Galvin and Anne Marie and Paul Gatley. Loved uncle and great-uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
SWINNEY, Donal Keith:
Of Cromwell formerly of Milton. Dad passed away suddenly at Dunstan Hospital on Friday, July 31, 2020, aged 79 years. He was a much loved husband of the late Corinne, and adored father and father-in-law of Kevin and Helen (Australia), Janne and Paul Wallace (Dunedin). Loved Grandad of Caitlyn and Alex Swinney, Elsie, Greta and Oliver Wallace.
Dad will be forever in our hearts.
A requiem mass will be held at The Mary Immaculate and the Irish Martyrs Catholic Church, 2 Sligo Street, Cromwell, on Friday, August 7 at 11.00am, followed by an interment at The Alexandra Cemetery. Messages to 251A Larnach Road, Waverley, Dunedin 9013.