Funeral Notices · 4 May 2021

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 4th May




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RUSSELL, Graham Colin:
After a long fight, Graham passed away peacefully at Rowena Jackson with family by his side, on Monday, May 3, 2021, aged 68 years. Dearly loved husband of Debra. Loved father and father-in-law of Kirstin, Scott and Fiona. A loved “Ga” to Isla and Evie. Loved son and son-in-law of Colin* and Winifred* Russell and Arthur and Joan Warren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Stewart and Judith, Margaret*, Helen, Carolyn and Matt, and Tony and Sheryn Warren. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. The family wish to give special thanks to the staff at Hospice Southland and Rowena Jackson for their care of Graham. A Memorial Service to celebrate Graham’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Friday, May 7, at 2.00pm. Messages to 33B Avenal Street, Invercargill 9810 or to Graham’s tribute page at
(*denotes deceased)

SAXTON, Marion Kathleen (formerly Fairbairn) (nee Shaw):
Passed away peacefully at Elloughton Gardens, on May 2, 2021, in her 91st year. Loved wife of the late John Saxton, much cherished and respected Mum of Peter Fairbairn (Pleasant Point), Sue and the late Don Johnston (Maitland), Andrew and Colleen Fairbairn (Pleasant Point), very special Nan of Hannah Johnston and partner Scott (Bannockburn), Nicole Johnston (Wellington), Jana and Troy Tapara (Christchurch), loved sister of Claire (dec) and Bob Calkin, and a loved aunty. Many thanks to the staff at Elloughton Gardens for their special care and support of Marion. According to Marion’s wishes, a private family service will be held. Messages to Sue Johnston, Maitland RD 3, Gore 9773, or Andrew Fairbairn, 30 Greig St, Pleasant Point 7903.
Betts Funeral Services

Van SCHAIK, Neil, John
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, Raewyn, Olivia, Mitchell, and Hadley advise the passing of their much-loved husband Neil on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Loved son of Norma* and John*, treasured brother and brother-in-law of Jayne and David White, and David Auld. Much loved Uncle to Marcus White, Mariska and Steve Bruce, Melinda and Mark, Hayley and Jeremy Auld A celebration of Neil’s life will be held at 10.30 am, Thursday 6th May at Stadium Southland, followed by interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Neil’s service will be live-streamed at

In Memoriam

NEIL, Mianna:
Passed away 04.05.2020
Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words,
And missed beyond measure.

NEIL, Mianna (nee Humphries):
Passed away 4.5.2020
One year of grief and sorrow has past. We miss you heaps everyday and you are always in our thoughts and memories. Love you. Rest easy