Funeral Notices – Wednesday 24th April
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BROOKLAND, Grace Marion.
Grace passed away at Southland Hospital on April 18, 2019, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Mervyn (Merv). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Robyn, Garry, Colin and Iris and Karen. Loved Grandma of Bonnie and Tabea. Loved sister of Mike, Phyllis, Donald, Trevor and Brenda and the late Noel, Sandy and Joan. A private service has been held. Thank you to the staff at Peacehaven and Southland Hospital for their loving care of our mother. Messages can be sent to 122 Hospital Rd, Blenheim. mwfunerals.co.nz
BURNS, Rewa Patricia. At Calvary Hospital with her loving family by her side on Monday, 22nd April 2019. Dearly loved wife of Peter. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter & Lynnette, Tim & Sue, Julie & Tom, Andrew & Maree, Mark & Robyn, and Rachel & Craig. Loved Gran of Cameron & Kumiko, Matthew, Jacob & Lucia, Amber & Brendon, Jaimie & Mike, Holly & Shea, Sarah & Phil, Torey & Luke, Mekka & Chris, Chris, Tom & Michaela, Sean & Lauren, Mathew & Shayna, Douglas & Tina, Evan, Phillip, Sarah, Anthony & Corina and a loved Gran Rewa of all her great grandchildren and friend of Kevin and Mike. R.I.P.
A Requiem mass to celebrate Rewa’s life will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, North Road on Friday, 26th April at 10:30am, straight after the Mass we will be leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to Calvary Hospital would be appreciated and may be left at the service. The family would like to thank the staff at Calvary Hospital for their wonderful care of Rewa, Peter and extended family. Messages to 682 Rockdale Road, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
BURNS, Rewa Patricia. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Muriwai & Ian* Harris, Naumai* & Jim Brown, Hamish & Jenny Pearson also Shirley* Pearson, and sister-in-law of Grace & Vincent Cusack, and Hilary & Geoff McLeod. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews.
BURNS, Rewa Patricia. Much loved sister-in-law of Grace and Vincent Cusack (Christchurch) and treasured aunt of Martine Cusack and Darin Cusack and their respective partners Steven and Louisa and great aunt of Luke and Romy.
BURNS, Rewa Patricia. Dearly loved sister-in-law of Hilary and Geoff McLeod loved aunt of Lenard and Robyn, Derek, Tina, Sarah and Graham Dollman, Quinton and Amanda and great aunt to her nieces and nephews.
GREENFIELD, Peter Francis.
On April 20, 2019 at Dunedin Hospital. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Maree and David Thomson (Mosgiel), Sandy and Craig Hennessy (Balclutha), and loved Grandad of Philip Thomson. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Joy and the late Les Gardyne, Gavin and Liz Greenfield, the late Ronald Greenfield, and a loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha on Monday, April 29, at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 723 Old Port Road, RD3, Balclutha 9273.
Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd Balclutha & Milton
LINTON, Sheila Ann.
(RN, Midwife, Plunket Nurse). Sheila died peacefully at home on Easter Sunday, aged 81 years. Plunket Nurse (Invercargill), Plunket and Public Health Nurse (Palmerston, Otago), Plunket Nurse (Oamaru), Midwife (Tapanui, Otago). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul, Heath and Michelle. Loved sister of Ronnie, and Alec Marshall (Scotland). Doting Gran to Rachel, Ben, Justin, Jack, and Lucy. A ceremony of reflection will be held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 89 Tennyson Street, Napier, on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11.00am. Interment at Western Hills Cemetery to follow. Tributes can be made online at www.tlas.co.nz or messages to the Linton family, C/- PO Box 8424, Havelock North 4157.
On Monday, April 22, 2019, at Hospice Southland. Aged 83 years. Loved wife of the late Brian. Loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Dianne (Invercargill), Richard (Gore), and Christopher (Waimatua). Loved Grandma of Kristy, Jacqueline, Felicity and Jonathan. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and John Wildsmith (U.K.). Loved niece of Barbara Pickersgill (U.K.). Our thanks to Hospice Southland for Joan’s care. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 1.30pm, on Friday, April 26, then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left at the service for Hospice Southland. Messages to 226 Orr Road, Waimatua, Invercargill 9877. frasersfunerals.co.nz
ROSS, Matthew Noel Michael (Matt).
Sadly on Sunday, April 21, 2019, aged 21 years. Loved and cherished son of Janine Delahunt and Richard Coutts (Clyde), Brent Ross and Kylie Penson (Waimumu), loved brother and mate of Corey Ross (Alexandra), and Madison Penson, loved special friend of Kennedy White, dearly loved grandson of Dorothy and the late Noel, Errol and the late Joan Delahunt, and Pat. Much loved by all the Ross and Delahunt families and his many friends.
“Gone from our home,
but not our hearts,
always loved and
A service for Matt will be held in Southern Funeral Home Chapel, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, on Saturday, April 27, at 1.00pm, then leaving for Charlton Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be left at the service for “I am Hope”. For those who wish to visit Matt, he will be at home 351 Glendhu Road, Waimumu 9774. Messages to the above address.
SMITH, Muriel Jeanne.
Passed away peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Loved wife of Ferguson*, loved mother and mother-in-law of Pam and Jim Egan, Lester and Julia Smith. Loved nana of Belinda, Anna and Kent, Matthew, Francesca*, Jana and Michael, and Sam. Great-nana of Finlay, Jonty, Jack, and Archer. In accordance with Muriel’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Messages to 295 Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9810. (*denotes deceased) avenalpark.co.nz
van Uden, Lesley Ann (Les) nee Dempster.
Passed away after a courageous battle on Friday 19 April 2019, aged 65 years. Adored wife and best friend of Jules, loved daughter of Gwen and the late Ron, devoted mother of Doeske and Paul and a very special nan to Blake (Bob) and Oliver (Hoff), and loving sister of Steve. As per Lesley’s wishes a private cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Southland, in Les’s name would be great appreciated and may be delivered to Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox St, Invercargill. Messages to 39 Flora Road West, Makarewa, Invercargill 9876.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.
Good friends, good times,
A loved ones’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Life up your heart and share with me…
God wanted me now,
He set me free.