Funeral Notices – Wednesday 9th January
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HAYES, Gordon James. Gordon passed away peacefully on January 5, 2019, with his precious family at his side; in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband and Tahakopa sweetheart of the late Alma for 67 years. A much loved father, father-in-law, friend, and a cherished Grandfather and great-Grandfather of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Gordon’s request, a private family service has been held. Messages to Diane, 16 Helensbrook Road, Milton 9220. Doug Nesbit Funerals Services Ltd
Balclutha & Milton
KIRBY, Michael Anthony. M.P.S Retired, St John Member Passed away peacefully at Southland Hospital, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Loved husband of Shona, loved father and father-in-law of Stephen and Alarna (Melbourne), Shaun and Michaela (London), Matthew and Tracey (Brisbane), and Louise (Mosgiel), loved Grandad of Liam, and Vienna; Anna, and Charlotte; Madison, Oscar, Barnaby; Adam and Daniel. Funeral details to be advised. Messages to 13 Doctors Road, Mataura 9712.
MORPHUS, Karen Anne. Much loved and adored daughter of Dawn* and Garth Smith and Graham* McLeod. Very much loved sister and sister-in-law of Hughie McLeod (Darwin, Aust.), Geoffery and Robyn McLeod, Adrian and Emma McLeod (Rotorua), and Carmen* McLeod. Loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. avenalpark.co.nz
MORPHUS, Karen Anne (McLean, nee McLeod). Suddenly and unexpectedly at Dunedin Hospital on Sunday, January 6 2019. Cherished wife of Mervyn and the late Jimmy McLean. Adored mother and mother-in-law of Nadia & Josh Collins, Kyla & Hamish Allan, Alister* McLean, Tanya & Bruce Eade, Jana & Tim Proffit, and Darren & Jo van Midden. Dearly loved Nanny of Ethan, Samuel, Isabella, Flynn, Cooper, Sophie, Natalie, James, “Bump”, Oliver, Jacob, and Ethan. Dearly loved daughter, daughter-in-law, sister and sister-in-law of the McLeod, McLean and Morphus families. Special companion to her dogs, Toby and Buddy. Thank you to the staff at the ICU, Dunedin Hospital for their care of Karen and family. A service to celebrate Karen’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street on Friday, 11 January at 10:00am. The service will conclude with the burial at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to 35 McQuarrie Street, Invercargill 9812. avenalpark.co.nz
PROUD, Derek. The family wishes to announce the death of Derek Proud, previously of Moeraki and then Kaiapoi, who passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018, aged 89. He was a devoted husband of the late Dorothy (Elaine) Proud. A half brother to Tony Smith in the UK. He was a loving father to his five children: Jennifer, Belinda, Michael, Geoffrey and Christopher. Father-in-law to Kim, Stanley, Rose and José. He has many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who were all very dear to him. A legend of a man to his family and friends, who finally gave up the fight, and will be missed by many.
“Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered every day…. No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you’re always there”. – Unknown Author Derek requests donations to the Parkinson Society in memory of his wife, Elaine. Messages to the Proud Family c/- Belinda Mulvany, PO Box 6071, Invercargill 9841. The Service for Derek will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road, Christchurch, on Monday, January 14, at 10.30am.
SINGLETON, Fred. Suddenly in Te Anau, on Monday January 7, 2019, aged 73 years. Loved husband of Kathy. Loved Fred of Karina and Craig, and Donna. Dearly loved Grandad Fred of Gabrielle, and Jorja. Father of Gael Marshall, and Jan Hibbs. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Nancy and Lloyd. At Fred’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages to 25 Mackinnon Loop, Te Anau 9600. avenalpark.co.nz