Funeral Notices – Wednesday 18th September
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ALLISON, Owen Douglas.
Passed away suddenly at Auckland on Monday, September 16, 2019. Aged 52 years. Dearly loved son of Mavis and Bill. Loved brother of the late Lloyd and brother-in-law of Paula Allison. Loved Uncle of Kirsten, Nikki, and Jessica. Loved by his great nieces and nephews. Dearly loved by all his friends in Auckland and Invercargill. A service to celebrate Owen’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, Invercargill, on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 2.00pm, a private cremation will follow. Messages to 29 Short Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
BUTTON, Raymond Augustus.
Aged 77, of Invercargill. Passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Adored husband of Anne. Treasured father and father-in-law of Jason and Diane, Mark and Rosie. Dearly loved Grandad of Samantha, Emily, Holly, and Archie. Loved twin brother of Doreen Shannon; brother and brother-in-law of Judith Field, Patricia Bone, Fran and Neville Muntz, Elaine and Bob Smithies, Raymond and Karen Purdue. Beloved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held in J Fraser & Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, on Saturday, September 21, at 10.00am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and can be made at the service. Messages can be sent to 27 George Street, Invercargill 9810. Tribute messages can be left online at
CLAPPERTON, William Frank (Bill).
Of Cromwell. Died suddenly at home in Cromwell, on September 16, 2019, aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Elma, cherished father and father-in-law of Richard and Juliet (Invercargill), Sarah and Paul Williams (Oamaru), adored grandfather to William and Shaun, Chanel and Morgan, loved brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and Norman Osborne (Christchurch), Shirley and Edward (Ted) Weir (Brisbane), Elaine and Allan Vine (Dunedin), Yvonne and Gary Mockford (Dunedin), Colin and Annette Clapperton (Dunedin), Ian Clapperton (Alexandra) and Janice McGregor (Cromwell), loved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to St. John Ambulance Service, Cromwell, and left at Bill’s service. Many thanks to all of those who helped care for Bill through his long journey. A service to celebrate the life of Bill will be held at Affinity Funeral Home, 143 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 12 noon on Friday, September 20. After a light lunch we will then proceed to the Cromwell Cemetery for Bill’s interment. Messages to 12 David Place, Cromwell 9310.
Cared for by Affinity Funerals Central Otago & Lakes District F.D.A.N.Z.
GEAR, Peter John.
After a courageous battle Peter passed away at home on Tuesday 17th September 2019, aged 65. Cherished husband of Christine (Main). Dearly loved father and father in law of Shaun and Sophie, David and Marcela, Nicola and John. Loved Step dad of Angela and Ryan, Melanie and Ary. Loved friend of Natalie. Loved Special Grandad of all his grandchildren. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Loved brother and brother in law of Sharon and Kerry*, Kris and Gordon, Karen, Rob, and Yvonne, Susan and Steve Marwick, Ken and Petrina Taylor. A farewell for Peter will be held on Friday 20 September, 1.30pm, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill. A private cremation will follow. (*denotes deceased) Messages to 749 Tweed Street, Invercargill. A private cremation will follow. (*denotes deceased)Messages to 749 Tweed Street, Invercargill. Online tributes may be made on frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes.
KNIGHT, Jack Campbell. QSM, JP Retired
In his 94th year. Peacefully, on Monday, September 16, 2019, Jack passed away. Loving and devoted husband of Frances for 70 years, much loved and respected Dad of Ray (Cambridge), Shona and John Niles (Owaka), Denis and Marie (Gore), Maureen and Neville Martin (Owaka), adored, beloved, mentor and awesome Grandad and great-Grandad Jack of Paula, and Ruby; Tina and Josh; Danny and Jen, Harrison, and Oliver; Chris and Lawson; Reece and Abbie, and Eliza; Hemi and Jo, and Ana; James and Kayla, Georgia, and Harley; Jackie and Murphy, and Lennix.
A service for Jack will be celebrated on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1.30pm, in St Mary MacKillop Catholic Church, Gordon Street, Balclutha, then leaving for the Owaka Cemetery, followed by a time to share further memories at the Owaka War Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to Owaka St John Ambulance and Talking Books Library would be appreciated and may be left at Jack’s service. Messages to 7 Cargill Street, Owaka 9535. Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha, and Milton.
McWILLIAM, Eric John.
Peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019, and in the care of Vickery Court Rest Home, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Norma. Loved father and father-in-law of Doug and Jayne and Ray and Andrea. Adored Pop of Liam, Molly, Ellie, and Ana. At Eric’s request a private family service will be held. Messages to 52 Northwood Avenue, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
STEWART, Roger Neville (Mud).
On September 16, 2019, suddenly at his home. Dearly loved husband, best friend, and soulmate of Mandy, loved father and our biggest inspiration of Shanan and Emma, and Blair and Nargis. Loved and idolized Jo Jo of Sara, Anya, Noah, Adeleine, Amelia and Aiden. Roger was a loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a great friend to many. Flowers respectfully declined. Messages may be sent to the Stewart family c/- PO Box 263. Kaiapoi 7644. A service to celebrate Roger’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London or Whitmore Streets, Richmond, Christchurch, on Friday, September 20, at 1.00pm.
VALOAJACK, Tikaia (Jack).
Aged 67. Passed suddenly at Dunedin Hospital, surrounded by anau, on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Much loved husband of Lyn. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Valoa and Haidee (Invercargill), Tania and Timothy (Gold Coast). Dearly loved Papa of Tatiana, Tikaia, Avé, Villiamu, and Taavi.
“A strong man gone home to his maker”
A service to honour Tika’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, 111 Rockdale Road, Invercargill, on Thursday, September 19, at 10.00am. Tika is resting at home. Messages can be sent to 174 Centre Street, Invercargill 9812. Tributes can be left online at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
CLEARY, Grant Adam.
27.08.1966 – 18.09.2015
Sadly missedwith fond memoriesbeing with us every dayLove – Mum, Dad, Malcolm and Lisa, and son Ryan.