Funeral Notices – Wednesday 20th March

Mar 20, 2019
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CROOKS, John Owen (Owen). 28.12.1938 – 18.3.2019 Passed away surrounded by his loving wife and family, in the loving care of Ascot Care Home, Invercargill. Dearly beloved husband of Ann. Loved father and father-in-law of Jackie and Clark Barron (Rakahouka), Bernie and Murray Hewitson (Waimumu), John and Lisa Crooks (Invercargill), and Lynley and Brad Williams (Invercargill). Dearly loved Pa of Ellie, Willie, Tom, Laura, Devon, Jackson, Jacob, and Madison. Beloved son of Ossie* and Bessie* Crooks, brother and brother-in-law of Patricia and Allan McLellan, Nip* and Judy Crooks, and Jenny and Les Booth. A farewell service to celebrate Owen’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, on Friday, March 22 at 1:00pm. The service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Ascot Care Home for the care of Owen and family. Messages to 465 Yarrow Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz

DEWE, Arnold Arthur. Died peacefully Monday, March 18, 2019, at Bupa Ascot Care Home, aged 87 years. Beloved husband for 65 years of Lorna*. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Wayne, Fay (Perth), Robyn and Jim Cosgrove, Brett* and Michele, Mark and Lyn (Invercargill), Kevin (Dunedin), Fay and Wayne Rule (Winton), Carol (Perth). Loved Granddad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Arnold’s life will be held at 2.00pm, Friday, March 22, at First Presbytarian Church, Invercargill. Private Cremation to follow. Messages to 12a Conway Crescent, Glengarry, Invercargill 9810. (*denotes deceased)

DURHAM, Ronald Walter (Ron). At Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home on Monday, March 18, 2019, in his 91st year and in the 70th year of marriage with his loved wife Freda. Dad and father-in-law of Donece and Ray McEwan, Wallace and Delma, and the late Jan, Rhonda and Stan Black, Kathleen and Brian Nicholl, Charlie, and Hilary Craig. Proud Grandad of Raylene and Mike, Brebner and Elizabeth, Brendan, Corey and Gwen, the late Bobby, Nicolett and Jim, Warren and Sheryl, Arden and Suzanne, Richard, Jessica, Anna, Yvette and Matt, Fern, Ferris and Matt, Jorden and Chanel, and 24 great-grandchildren. A long time member of the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club and an avid Bowler. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, on Saturday, March 23 at 11.00am, the service will conclude with the burial at the Riverton Cemetery at 2.00pm. Messages to 18 Brook Street, Riverton 9822. avenalpark.co.nz

FAGA, Ituniu. Passed away peacefully at Calvary on Monday, March 18, 2019, aged 74 years. Loved son of the late Sefanaia and the late Sivaiouga. Loved brother of the late Lesa’e and the late Fatu Notoa, Salu and Sio Sipa, Iona and Sina Faga and Manumalo Faga. Dearly loved uncle of all his nephews and nieces. Private funeral service.
Taofi le malo. Taofi Faigalotu Faimolemole. FAAFETAI FAAFETAI LAVA. frasersfunerals.co.nz

FALLOW, John Charles. NZD2989, Lieutenant, RNZNVR. Passed away peacefully at Middlemore Hospital on March 18, 2019; in his 99th year. He lived in relatively good health and always enjoyed time with friends and a dram or two from time until the end.
“Sadly missed”  A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at St Columba Presbyterian Church, 480 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany, Auckland, at 2.00pm on Friday, March 22. Grateful thanks to staff and villagers at Bruce McLaren Retirement Village. No flowers please, but donations to The Stroke Foundation NZ would be appreciated. Messages to [email protected] Howick Funeral Home 35 Wellington Street,
Howick, Auckland Ph 09 534 7300

GRAVES, Elsie Muriel. Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Dunedin Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Dearly loved wife of the late Vernon. Dearly loved Mum and Grandma of Alan, Murray, Paula and Shane, Mika, and Aliya. Loved sister, sister-in-law and aunty of all her family. ‘God is love’ A service for Elsie will be held in the Calvin Community Church, Robertson Street, Gore, on Friday, March 22 at 2.00pm, funeral leaving thereafter for the Charlton Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the service for the Cancer Society. Messages to 48 Koa Street, Gore 9710.

PEARCE, David Irwin. Peacefully after a short illness at Village at the Park, on Friday, March 15, 2019, aged 72. Beloved youngest son of the late Muriel and Geoff Pearce (Invercargill). Brother of George and Margaret (Auckland), Marie and the late Alf Robson (Dunedin), Helen and the late Joe Kershaw (Wainuiomata), and Kay and Robert Price (Christchurch). GUD of his nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces, and great-great-nephews and nieces. Special thanks to the staff of Village at the Park, the Oncology team and the team at Mary Potter Hospice for their care and support of David. In lieu of flowers donations to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the family may be left in David’s tribute book at tributes.co.nz or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. A Requiem Mass for David will be held at St Francis de Sales, 11 Mersey Street, Island Bay, Wellington, on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 1.30pm. David’s ashes will be interred on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2.00pm in Invercargill.

TALLENTIRE, Ross. On Friday, March 15, 2019, at home. A memorial service for Ross will be held at a later date and time. Messages to 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710.

WILSON, Lindsay Richard Wayne. On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Invercargill; aged 66 years. Dearly loved son of the late Alice and Edwin (Buss). Much loved brother and brother-in-law of *Harold and *Margaret, *Hazel, *Rex and *Jan, *Hugh and Ann, *Margaret and *Gary, John and Judith, *Gaynor, Pauline and Alan Tangney, Joan, Duncan and Jill. A special uncle to his nieces and nephews. A private family cremation service has been held. A special thanks to the management and staff at Glenbrae Rest Home and the Medical team, nurses and nurse aides on the Rehabilitation Ward at Southland Hospital. Messages to 82 Centre Street, Invercargill. (*denotes deceased) frasersfunerals.co.nz

In Memoriam

KEY, Kim Marie (nee Clark). 2-2-1969 – 20-3-2014 Precious memories of your beautiful soul, are like a soothing ointment to our broken hearts. Love and miss you always.  Mum, Dad, Ross, Doug, Nathan and family. XXXXX

KEY, Kim Marie. 2-2-1969 – 20-3-2014 Five years ago today the world lost the most beautiful loving soul.

What I know
I know you soar with angels now and your heart has wings.
I know you’re watching over me whatever this world brings.
I know you were a gift from God and that you’re safe above.
I know I will see you again and once more feel your love.
I know you live in Heaven now and that I must go on.
I know my heart will ache for you until my time is done.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die!!!
Loved and missed always
JK and Laurie Cat XXX

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