Funeral Notices – Wednesday 5th February
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ELERS, Charles William (Bill).
7.1.1949 – 3.2.2020
Cherished husband of Gloria, loved father of Claude and Karen (Mataura), Vicky and Hadfield (Gisborne), the late Amos, Tina and Murray (Mataura), Rat (Mohaka), Alice and Dean (Wairoa), Seven (Mataura), Jimmy-Joe and Lexy (Mataura), loved Papa of all his 34 mokopuna and 22 mokomoko. Bill will lie in state at 23 Albion Street, Mataura, then travel back to Wairoa. “YES WE DO IT.” Funeral details to follow. Messages to Tina 021 186 1916.
FINNERTY, Eileen Mary (née Watson).
22.11.1955 – 3.2.2020 ‘Taken from us too soon’
After a short illness at Southland Hospital, dearly loved wife and adored best friend of Wayne, best friend and mother of Trina, Daniel, and Mel, loved mother-in-law of Jayde. Special perfect Nan to Everly and Zahn. “Love you to the moon and back Nan”
Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Catherine Watson Kidd and Kolin Kidd, Margaret Watson, Donna and Colin Cherry, Ann and Vince Wyatt, Mary and Denis Kelly, Barbara Watson Palmer and Daryl Palmer. Loved sister-in-law of Dianne and Duncan Bass and the late Russel Finnerty, caring and fun auntie to all her nieces and nephews. A tragic loss to all who knew her. Thank you to the caring staff at Southland Hospital. A service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held in the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church, Perth Street, Invercargill on Friday, February 7, at 1.30pm followed by burial service at Greenpoint Cemetery, Greenhills. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John’s Ambulance Service would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 56 Clifton Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz
Peacefully passed away at Clare House on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Len. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Janene, Jan and Peter Forde, and Pauline and Alan. Treasured Nanna of Rebecca and Andrew, Nicole, Matthew, Isabella, Erica and Max. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Ron and the late Claudia. Family wish to sincerely thank the staff at Clare House for their devoted care of Hilda. A celebration of Hilda’s life will be held on Friday, February 7, at 10.30am, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Sts, Invercargill. A private cremation will follow. Messages to 119 Chelmsford St, Invercargill, or to Hilda’s tribute page www.frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
ROBERTSON, Gray Herbert JP (ret),
Peacefully at home on 30 January 2020. Aged 87 years.
Dearly loved husband of Valmai.
Much loved father and father in law of Bruce and Barbara, Neil and Donna and Sharyn.
Proud Grandad of Ben and Rebecca, Jemma and Bob, Gregory and Courtney, Rebekah and Nico, and Katie and of his great grandchildren Jack and Abby.
A celebration of Gray’s life will be held at the Waiau Town and Country Club, 41 King St Tuatapere, on Tuesday February 11th 2020 commencing at 2.00pm.
Messages to Brunel Peaks, 4035 Blackmount Redcliff Rd, RD 2 Otautau.
On line messages may be left on his tribute page frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes
With her beloved husband John by her side, Gellie has passed away in her own home, as per her wishes, on Saturday, February 1, 2020, in her 80th year. Loved wife and soulmate of John Neilson. Cherish mother and mother-in-law of Stephen and Anne, Tony and Karina. Adored nana of Jess, Aimee, Tim, and Joel. Great-grandmother of Kaylee, Cohen, and Storm. Loved sister of Willie Kempenaar, the late Loekie van der Wal and Gerben Kempenaar. Much loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Gellie’s life will be held in the All Saints Church, Dee Street, Invercargill, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 2.00pm. Followed by an interment at Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 21 Coronation Street, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz