Funeral Notices – Wednesday 14th October
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BROWN, Patricia (Pat):
Pat passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Ascot Care Home, Invercargill on Friday October 9, 2020. Loved wife of the late Joe. Cherished mother of Chris, Michael, Brett, and Karl and their families. Pat was a dearly loved grandmother. In accordance with Pat’s wishes a private family service was held. J Fraser and Sons.
CASEY, Roger James:
Suddenly at Holy Trinity Church on October 12, 2020. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Cheryl (nee Saunders). Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Arana and Tony Joyce, Reneé and David Woodbridge, and Samara Casey. Loving Grandad of Hannah, James, Miles and Eloise. Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Leonard* and Bev. Dearly loved son-in-law of Ira* and Davy* Saunders. Loved brother-in-law of David and Andrea, Neville and Denise, Trevor and Fiona, Stephen and Dale. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Roger will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, King Street, Windsor, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, commencing at 10.30am. His service will also be available via livestream at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where on-line tributes may also be left. (*denotes deceased).
COPPIN, Beverley Anne (Bev):
Peacefully at home on Monday, October 12, 2020; aged 85 years. Loved wife of the late Graeme. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Liz and Ken Thompson (Clyde), Dave and Tina (Te Anau), Kathryn and Russell Potts (Stratford), Suzanne and Mike Gorman (Christchurch). Much loved Gran of Bryce, Claire, and Aaron; Tracey, and Jamie; Megan, and David; Michelle, and Garry. Loved Great-Gran of Abi. A service to celebrate the life of Bev will be held on Saturday, October 17, in the Te Anau Club, Pop Andrew Drive, Te Anau, at 2.00pm. A private cremation will follow. Messages to 15 Cleddau Street, Te Anau 9600 or on Beverley’s tribute page at frasersfunerals/tributes.
Peacefully, on Sunday, October 11, 2020, with family by his side, in Ross Home, Dunedin, aged 65 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Paula, Gordon and Mandy, Kimberley and Jerremy McGhie, Angela and Cam Wootton, and Tracey and Jovi. Much loved granddad to all his grandchildren, and loved friend of Karen. Family wish to thank the staff at Lindsay Unit, Ross Home, for their care and compassion to Paul over the years. A service for Paul will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 11.00am, in Gillions Chapel, 407 Hillside Road, Dunedin 9012. Messages c/- Gillions Funeral Services.
Gillions Funeral Services
HAILES Leslie John (Les):
Peacefully at his home in Invercargill with his family on Sunday October 11th 2020. Formerly of Woodlaw. In his 90th year
Dearly loved Husband of the late Patricia Mary ( Pattie) and most loved father of Angela and the late John. Loved Son of Cornelius* and Elizabeth* Hailes, loved brother and brother in law of Marita and Lex* Moynihan(Northope), Pat* and Don* Mulqueen(Invercargill), Kevin* and Dorothy* Hailes,(Balfour), Eddie* and Anita* Hailes(Balfour). Loved Brother in law of Brida* and Kevin* Dowling(Ophir), Cecily* and Spencer* Sutherland(Invercargill) and Patrick* and Winsome* Cody(Timaru). Very much loved Uncle Les of all his nieces and nephews and their families in Australia and New Zealand. R.I.P. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Therese of Lisieux Church, 40 Perth Street, Invercargill on Friday 16th October 2020 at 11am. Interment at Nightcaps Cemetery to follow at 3pm. Donations to Hospice Southland would be greatly appreciated and can be left at the service. Messages to 24 Melbourne Street Invercargill or to Les’ tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
HOTTON, Helen (nee Poutu):
Its with sadness that we wish to advise people of our Mums passing-Helen Hotton (nee Poutu). Mum passed quietly in her sleep on Friday 9th October.
Much love wife to Lester, Mum to Paul, Reece and Catherine.
Sister to Anne (Larmer) and Susie. Sister in law to Pat, Kevin and Yvonne.
Nana to Jack, Sam and Taylor-Mae.
Aunty to Cody, Sarah-Lee, Gregory, Stephen and Rachel, Norton, Phoenix, Summer, Kayleigh, Mia and Chloe.
If I’ve missed names so sorry.
JONES, James Edward (Jim):
After a short and brave battle with cancer Jim passed on Friday October 9, 2020, aged 83 years. Loved husband of the late Aileen. Loved father and father-in-law of Dianne and Mike Ladbrook (Invercargill) Dearly loved Granddad of Kiara and Zoe. Loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. In accordance with Jim’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages may be left at Jim’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
McCORMACK, Ian Lyell:
Peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Nurse Maude Hospice with his loving family at his side, aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Tara. Loved father of Darryl, Pauline, Maxine, the late Russell, Jason, Shane, Mark, Ashley, Keegan, and stepdaughter Jotika. Loved foster son of Clarrie and Thelma. A loved father-in-law, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many. Messages may be addressed to the McCormack family, c/- PO Box 10335, Christchurch 8145. In keeping with Ian’s wishes a cremation has been held. A memorial service for Ian will be held at a later date.
McMURDO, Margaret Elizabeth:
Passed suddenly on Saturday, October 10, 2020, aged 83. Dearly loved wife of the late Ron. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Doug and Janet, and Dianne. Loved daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law, aunty, and friend. A service to farewell Margaret will be held in Southland Crematorium Chapel, 111 Rockdale Road, Invercargill, on Friday, October 16, at 2.30pm. Messages can be sent to 66 Morton Street, Invercargill 9812, or to Margaret’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
NICHOL, Carolyn Anne:
(of Waimate) Peacefully passed away on October 10, 2020, at Dunstan Hospital; aged 74 years. Loved wife of the late Murray who passed away on April 18, 2020, (during covid lockdown, his cremation has taken place), loved mother and mother-in-law of Philip and Jan, Jared and Amanda, and Eden and Gemma, loved grandmother of Zac, and Rohan; Kalan, Myles, and Adair; Stella, and Archie. A service to celebrate both Carolyn and Murray’s lives will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 1.00pm on Friday, November 6. Messages to 118 Faulks Road, Wanaka 9305.
RUSSELL, Ken (of Ryal Bush):
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Hospice Southland on Saturday October 10, 2020. Aged 72 years. Loved husband of Frances. Loved father and father-in-law of Julie, Holly and Sam Flannery and adored Grandad of Thomas and Annabel. A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr. Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 11 am, on Thursday October 15. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left at the service for Hospice Southland. Messages to 20 Ryal Bush-Wallacetown Road 9876 or to Ken’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
STRATTON, Valerie Joyce (Val) (nee Cotterell):
After a brave and long battle, Val passed away peacefully at Hospice Southland, on Monday, October 12, 2020, aged 73 years. Dearly loved and devoted wife of George for 52 years, loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Kristine (Burnham), Cheryl and Duck (Gore), Trina and Robbie (Cheviot), and loved and cherished Nana Val of Jessika and George; Sam and Kate; Adam and Ben. A service to celebrate Val’s life will be held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Ardwick Street, Gore, on Friday, October 16, at 1.30pm, followed by burial at Charlton Park Cemetery. Special thank you to the community nurse and the team at Hospice Southland for their outstanding care and support of Val and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Southland. Messages to 5 Wallis Lane, Gore 9710.
WARD, Ian Cyril (Ernie):
Aged 67, of Riverton. Passed peacefully at home on Tuesday October 13, 2020. Dearly loved son of *Ernie and *Dorothy. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Leone and *Rob, Roy and Chargn. A private service to farewell Ian will be held. Messages can be sent to 69 Palmerston Street, Riverton 9822, or to Ian’s tribute page at
CROFTS, Lyn (nee Thomson):
The year has passed so fast, our hearts will always ache for you. Life has not been the same without you here with us. Words can’t describe how much we miss you and long for you to be here with us making memories and celebrating milestones. We love and miss you so much our beautiful Mum and wife.
Our lives go on without you, but nothing is the same,
We have to hide our heartaches when someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you, silent the tears that fall,
Living our life without you is the hardest part of all.
You did so many things for us, your heart was kind and true,
And when we needed to talk to someone we could always count on you.
The special years will not return when we are all together,
But with the love within our hearts you will walk with us forever.
Always on our minds, forever in our hearts xx
Love – Barry, Kelly, Daniel, Millie, Lucy, Tony, Jazz, Jackson, Lucas, Amy, Sam, Koby, Hayley, Chris, Hulk and Hugo.
Well my old friend,
Shall we go just once more, Around the band rotunda?
One year gone and not a day passes when your name is not spoken.
So many silent tears shed,
Wishing you were here with us all.
Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words,
And missed beyond measure.
– Dean, Kelly-Anne, Staff and families of Carters Tyre Service, Gore.
WRIGHT, Jason James:
In loving memory of Jason who sadly left us 10 years ago today.
”Follow me South…”
Arohanui the Niha Whanau