Funeral Notices – Tuesday 4th December
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FORREST Coral Hyacinth (née Stuart). Peacefully at Southland Hospital on Saturday 1 st December 2018, in her 90th year, surrounded by her loving family. Formerley of ‘Kenmare’ Brydone and ‘Glen Oaks’ Waianiwa. Devoted and dearly loved wife of Ken* Forrest. Cherished mother and mother in law of Winston Forrest and Michele Poole (Arrowtown), Cynthia Forrest (Wellington), Helen* and David Rose (Northope), Grant Forrest (Waianiwa), and Fiona Forrest (Lochiel). Treasured Nana Coral of Hamish, Mark, Christine, Andrew and Jennifer. Precious Great Nana Coral to Leon. Adored Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Eldest daughter of Jim and Jessie Stuart (Brydone). Cherished sister and sister in law of George* and Alison Stuart, Heather* and Graeme McKenzie, Ken and Mavis Stuart, Veron and Lex* Bagrie. A special thank you to Dr Chatterjee and the Medical teams at Southland Hospital in caring for Coral. A service to celebrate Coral’s life will be held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Dee Street, Invercargill on Friday 7th December at 1.30pm. Interment at Eastern Cemetery to follow. At Coral’s request please dress colourfully. Messages to 16 Russel Street Invercargill. (*denotes deceased) At Rest in God’s Garden Respectfully cared for by J Fraser & Sons Ltd, FDANZ frasersfunerals.co.nz
GILES, Charles Edward (Charlie). Formerly of Lawrence; aged 87 years. Peacefully on December, 3, 2018, at the Gore Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbie, much loved father and father-in-law of Ann and Ali Grant (Wanaka), Nicki and David MacKenzie (Tapanui), Tony and Camille (Outram), cherished Grandad of Brad and the late Janie, and Latoya (Scoob); Alistair, Stuart, Georgia, Annie and Dion; Tyla, and Noah.
A service for Charlie will be held on Friday, December 7, at 1.30pm, in Simpson Park, Lawrence, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Otago St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 8 Mill Street, Tapanui 9522. The family would like to thank the staff at West Otago Health and Ribbonwood Country Home for their wonderful care of Charlie. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha and Milton
O’CONNELL, Gerard Michael. A cherished and much loved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, nephew and cousin who passed away peacefully at Calvary Rest Home on Saturday, 1st December 2018. Eldest son of Barbara and the late Brian, brother and brother-in-law of Barbara Finlayson, Terry & Julie, and Tracey & David Carrick. A treasured uncle of Cameron & Lyn, Duncan & Lisa, Fraser, and Macgregor Finlayson; Lauren & Cory, Jacob & Ellen, Tayla, Rosie, and Patrick Carrick. Great uncle to Liam, and Dylan and a friend of Peter. “Forever in Our Hearts” R.I.P.
A Requiem Mass to celebrate Gerard’s life will be held in the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Church, Perth Street, Invercargill on Thursday, 6th December at 11:00am. The service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery. The Rosary will be held in the Fr. O’Brien Chapel at the church on Wednesday, 5th December at 7:00pm. Messages to 226 Crawford Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
O’CONNELL, Gerard Michael. Passed in peace and now in God’s hands on the 1st December 2018. Dearly loved, adored and cherished nephew of the late Mick and Jo Rabbitt. Extraordinary and remarkable ‘special’ friend and cousin of John and Sarah Rabbitt, Paul and Karen Rabbitt, Joanne and Stephen Boyle, Mary-Ellen and Dean McDonald and Families. It was our privilege to have Gerard in our lives and he has enriched all those he knew. A treasured, colourful and unique character. R.I.P. avenalpark.co.nz
THOMSON, Lynnette Ellen (Lynne). Promoted to Glory, on December 3, 2018, aged 69 years. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Jan and Graham Wells, Ray and Gill, Graeme and Rora, Wayne (deceased), and Raewyn and Jim. Loved aunty of Joanne, and the late Darryn. Special friend and aunty to all her extended family. Messages to the Thomson family, c/- PO Box 26112, Christchurch 8148. No flowers by request but donations to the Christchurch City Salvation Army Children’s Ministry would be greatly appreciated and can be made at the service. A celebration of Lynne’s life will be held at the Christchurch City Salvation Army Community and Worship Centre, corner of Colombo and Salisbury Streets, on Thursday, December 6, at 1.00pm.
WHITE, William Henry (Bill). Peacefully at home on Saturday, December 1, 2018, aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Marie. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Rene and Mel, Andre and Jacqui. Loved granddad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchild. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Audrey and John Jenkins (both deceased), Murray (deceased) and Pat, Brenda and Jim Bateman, Lorraine (deceased) and Ronnie MacDowel, Joan (deceased), Rhonda and Henry King (both deceased). Loved uncle of his nephews and nieces. A get together to celebrate the life of Bill will be held at Bill’s home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 1.30pm onwards in accordance with Bill’s wishes. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Foundation may be left at the get together. Messages to 85 Timaru Road, Waimate 7924.
WRAY, Norman James, on Sunday, 2nd December 2018. At the Southland Hospital. Of Wyndham Rest Home and formerly Tokanui. Aged 89 years. Beloved father and father-in-law of Sandra Runciman (Hamilton) and David and Helen Wray (Auckland). “Spent many years at Monowai.” A graveside service to celebrate Norman’s life will be held at the Eastern Cemetery on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 1.30pm. frasersfunerals.co.nz