Funeral Notices – Wednesday 3rd June
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GILMOUR, James (Jim):
Died suddenly at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, aged 52 years. Dearly loved son of the late Rod and Cath. Beloved brother of Debbie, and Ann. Treasured father of Cam and Libby and Grandad to Alilah. Messages to the Gilmour Family c/- PO Box 31 300, Christchurch 8444. Funeral details to follow.
HARRIS, Stephen James:
Taken too soon, aged 62, on 2nd June, 2020 at home. Gorgeous, dearly loved partner of Fiona, much loved brother & brother-in-law of Lorraine & Jim, Sandra & Shane, Christine & Peter, David*, Gordon*, Karen & Conrad, and Joanne. Loved Uncle of Kevin, Carla, Lauren, Nicole, Chanell, Blair, and Dylan. Will be greatly missed by Nicholas, Lori & Mark. Details of the celebration of Stephen’s life to be advised later.
HOSKIN, Raeleen Ann (Ann):
Of Queenstown – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness at Lakes District Hospital on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bert, loved and adored mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Warren, Janice and Gavin, Ross and the late Michael, cherished special Nana of Ryan and Monique, Kelly and James, Nicola and Robert, Braden and Nikki, Daniel and Fran, Aimee and Chris, Hayley and Jimmy, Sam and Eve, Laura and James and the late Janine, adored Great-Nana of her 10 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers a donation may be left at the service for Queenstown St John Ambulance Service. A service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 2 Church Street, Queenstown, on Friday, June 5, at 1.00pm, followed by an interment at the Queenstown Cemetery. Messages to: 45 B Elm Tree Avenue, Queenstown 9300.
McBRIDE, Charleen Bridget:
Suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, May 31, 2020; aged 48 years. Dearly loved and cherished mum of Lara (Dunedin). Loving partner and best friend of Darren Palmer (Tapanui), also loved step-mum of Deidrah and Frankie, and proud Grandma of Lekrei, Legion, and Lerenzo. Much loved daughter of Val and the late Jim McBride. Loved and adored sister and sister-in-law of Sandy and Moose Johnston; Karen and Craig Thompson; Shaun and Kirsten; Richard and Sam and sister-in-law of Averill. Loved aunty, niece, cousin of all the extended family and friend to many. In accordance with the family’s wishes, a private service will be held with a memorial service at a later date. Messages to 8 Durham Street, Tapanui 9522 or on Charleen’s tribute page.
McKENZIE, Gladys Joan:
Passed away, surrounded by family at home, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in her 88th year. Loved wife of the late Jack, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew, Nick and Bronwyn, Jessica and Lindsay, Matt and Rach, adored Gam of Casey, and Lulu; Lucinda, Sophie; Amelia, Harriet; Angus, Harry, Charlotte, and Molly, and loved Great-Gam of Jack, and Daisy. As per Gladys’ wishes a private family service will be held. Messages to 393 Waipounamu Road, Waipounamu, RD6, Gore 9776.
MURNANE, Veronica Joyce (nee Meffin):
1925 – 2020
Sadly, passed peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020, at her residence in Christchurch. Loved wife of the late Edward, and daughter of the late Jack and Lilly Meffin, loving mother of Maria, Garret, Gerard, and Kerry-Anne. Messages for the Murnane family may be sent to 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013.
“To finally see Ed again was always her wish and so it has come to pass. God bless,
you will be missed”.
The Funeral Mass for Veronica will be held at St Francis of Assisi, 380 Innes Road, Mairehau, on Friday, June 5, at 1.30pm.
O’KANE, Neville Joseph:
Passed away at Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, on May 28, 2020, in his 80th year. Treasured husband of Ailsa, a much loved father of Michael O’Kane and Sue Riches, a loved grandad of Jessica, and Aaron Riches, and a loved great-grandad of Renley Riches-Emms. Loved son of the late Henry and Winifred O’Kane, and brother of Patrick, Anthony; the late Leslie, Raymond, Michael, Desmond, and Ken, and all their families. A good friend of Noel and many who knew him. Grateful thanks to Christchurch Hospital Oncology, Daffodil House, Papanui, Wairau Hospital and Ashwood Park Retirement, Blenheim, for their love and care. Messages to 24a Crofton Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8051. At Neville’s request, a private cremation has taken place.
SHEDDAN, James Ewen (Jimmy):
Aged 71 years. Peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020, in the loving care of all the staff at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha. Loved son of Maurice* and Iris* Sheddan. Dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Mark and Best (Gore), Daniel (Gold Coast), and Dwayne (Dunedin). Loved brother of Ian*, Iris and Bob* Farmer (Invercargill) and Jeanette*. Special and caring friend of Phillipa and a loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. At Jimmy’s request a private family service will be held. Messages to 20 Crombie Street, Gore 9710. (*denotes deceased)
Passed away June 3, 2019. To our special Dad.
Our lives go on without you, but nothing is the same,
We have to hide our heartache, when someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you, silent are the tears that fall,
Living without you is the hardest part of all.
You did so many things for us, your heart was so kind and true,
And when we needed someone, we could always count on you.
The special years will not return, when we are all together,
But with the love in our hearts, you walk with us forever.