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Funeral Notices

Funeral Notices June and July 2019

 
MILNE, Anna Marie (nee Gilchrist). It is with great sadness, Anna passed away on 5thJune, 2019 at Christchurch Hospital surrounded by her loving family; aged 39 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Johnny,  cherished and adored Mum of Holly, and Sam, much loved daughter of Pam and Alastair Gilchrist, loved daughter-in-law of Leola and the late Kenny, sister-in-law of Greig (Frankie) and Jodi, cherished aunty of Ben, Isabella, and Ruby.  A service of farewell for Anna will be held on Wednesday, 12thJune, 2019 at 1.30pm in the Balclutha Memorial Hall, Clyde Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Organ Donation NZ would be appreciated and may be left at her service. Messages C/o P.O. Box 52, Balclutha,9240.
HUNT, Janis Beverley (nee Menzies); Suddenly, at her home in Milton on June 4th, 2019; in her 68th year. Dearly loved wife of Gerry, much loved mother and Nana of Tim and Ali, Jordan, Sophie, and Riley; Anna, Emily, and Alex.  At Janis’ request, a family service will be held.   Messages to 25 Johnson Street, Milton 9220
ADAM, Betty Margaret (nee Baker); Peacefully, but unexpectedly, on 8thJune, 2019 at Ashlea Grove Rest Home, Milton. Deeply loved wife and soulmate of the late Mervyn for 64 years, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Colin and Vivien, Gaylene and James McDonald, Maurice and Jackie, and a loving Nan of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A service of farewell for Betty will be held on Friday June 14th at 2 pm in the Tokomairiro Co-operating Parish Church, Union Street, Milton followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Milton St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at her service. Messages to 14 Shakespeare Street, Milton 9220.
CLUCAS, John Paul (Jock).  Peacefully, on June 8th, 2019 at the Lawrence Medical Centre, surrounded by his loving family; aged 70 years. Loved husband of the late Eleanor (Elly), much loved father and father-in-law of Lynore and Greg, Danny and Eileen, cherished Grandad of Michael, and Terry; Nikita; and great-Grandad to Paige, and Rielyn, loved son of the late Pauline and Ray Clucas, a loved brother and brother-in-law of Rayleen and Bruce McNamara, Allan, Lyn, Lyndall and Trent, David and Kerry, Grant and a loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.   At Jock’s request, a private cremation has been held.   Messages to 12 Devon Street, Tapanui 9522. 
BLOXHAM, Michael Henry (Blocky). Passed away unexpectedly at Dunedin Hospital on June 16th, 2019 surrounded by his family; aged 59 years.  Dearly loved husband and best-friend of Julie, a much-loved father and father-in-law of Rebecca and Paul Thomson, Tom and Katy, Ryan and Nicole, and a loved Grandad of Cooper, and James.    “Kawabunga Dude”.  “Have a bloody good one mate”.
A celebration of Blocky’s life will be held on Monday, June 24th at 1.30 p.m. in the Milton Country Club, Union Street, Milton followed by a private cremation.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Milton St John Ambulance and Otago Rescue Helicopter would be appreciated and may be left at his service.  Messages to 61 Elderlee Street, Milton 9220.
PERRIN, Ruth Jean (nee Garside); Ruth passed away peacefully on 17thJune, 2019 at Dunedin Hospital, in the loving arms of her family; aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Mervyn Perrin, loving mother, mother-in-law and friend of Gail and Colin Gorton, Keith and Wendy, Hazal and Kevin Dowling, Carol and Lindsay Soper, Brenda and Peter Nutsford, and Wendy and Graham Veitch, cherished Nana, Grandma and great- Grandma of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren from New Zealand and Australia. Best loved sister and sister-in-law of Terry and Netta, and a much-loved aunty of her nieces and nephews.   “Lovely Lady at Rest”.
A service of farewell for Ruth will be held on Friday 21st June at 2pm in St Marks Anglican Church, Renfrew Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at her service. Messages to 10 Harwich Street, Balclutha 9230.
BROWNLIE, Laurence Robert Aitken. After a valiant battle, Laurence passed peacefully on 13thJune, 2019. Dearly loved husband of Yvonne loved father and father-in-law of Conrad and Liz (Perth), and a much-adored Grandad of Sophie, and Joel. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of Diana and the late Ken Stiven, Esme and Gordon Sim, Sandra Huisman, Daphne and Mick Bennett and their families. At Laurence’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages to 12 Braudigam Road, Tapanui, RD5, Gore.
McLEAN, Andrew Bruce (Bruce). Suddenly, at his home at Toko Mouth on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Ruth, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Sally and Craig Andrew (Alexandra), the late Craig, and Jill, and loving Pa of Kane Andrew (Dunedin), and Joe Andrew (Alexandra).
A graveside service for Bruce will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at 10.30am at the Fairfax Cemetery, Milton. Messages to P.O. Box 25, Milton 9241. Flowers respectfully declined.
SINCLAIR, John Stewart (formally of Pukeawa); Stewart passed away peacefully on Saturday, 22nd June,2019 at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha, surrounded by his loving family; aged 94 years.   Dearly loved husband of Martha for 66 years, much loved father and father-in-law of John and Ann, Ian and Esther, Mark and Raewyn, and the late Keith, cherished Pop of Leigh and Ryan, Naomi and Marc; Craig and Georgia, Grant and Steph, Matt and Gabbie, Heidi and Reuben; Logan and Chelsea, and the late Blake, and loved Pop of his 7 great grandchildren.  At Stewart’s request, a private service has been held. Messages to 71 Charlotte Street, Balclutha 9230.
KENNY, Te-Kura I-Awarua Jean (Ku); Sadly, Ku slipped away peacefully on 1st July 2019 at home with her loving family at her side; aged 61 years.  Dearly loved wife and best friend of Graham, much loved mother and mother-in-law of James and the late Rebecca, Alyscia and Jason Leevey, David and Holly, and cherished Nanny of Marley, Kaya, Ridge, Zion, and the late Shontayne.    A service of farewell for Ku will be held on Friday, 5th July 2019 at 2pm in Simpson Park, Lawrence, then leaving for the Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lawrence St John Ambulance and South Otago Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at Ku’s service. Messages to 33 Thompson Road, RD1, Lawrence 9591.
COWIE, Mary Ellen (formerly of Waihola).  On July 5th,2019 at her home in Milton; aged 78 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Russell, loved mother and mother-in-law of Ron and Debra, Brian and Ivy, Stephen and Villane (Ashburton), and the late Grant, a treasured nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, loved sister and sister-in-law of  Areta and John Smales, the late Lorna and John Gridgeman, and a cherished aunt of her nieces and nephews. “Special memories forever”.
A service of farewell for Mary will be held on Thursday, 11thJuly, 2019 at 1.30pm in the Tokomairiro Co-Operating Parish Church, Union Street, Milton, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Milton St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at Mary’s service. Messages to 2168 Milton highway, RD1, Milton 9291.
BARNES, Ronald Thomas (Ron).  Peacefully, on July 5th, 2019 at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha; aged 72 years. Loved husband of the late Pauline and the late Bronwynne, a much-loved father, father-in-law and Grandad of Ronnie, Jenni, Nikki and their families, a loved brother of Carrol, Jeanette, and the late Graham.  At Ron’s request, a private cremation has been held.   Messages to 2 Athol Place, Balclutha 9230. 
MELVIN, Betty (nee Garrick).  Peacefully, at Clutha Health First, Balclutha, on July 6th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family; aged 87 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Alan (Movie), a loved mum and mum-in-law of Margaret and Peter McDonald, Dianne and Maurice Young, Bruce, Geoffrey, a much loved and respected grandma and mamma of Alana and Phillip, Quintin and Amber, Andrew and Kim, Lisa and Phill; Matt and Miranda, Cheryl and Kev, Andrea, and treasured by her 12 great-grandchildren.   A service to farewell our mum will be held on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 2 pm in the South Otago Town and Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at mum’s service. Messages to 34 Gormack Street, Balclutha 9230
COARD, Jean May. Peacefully on 7th July,2019 at Ashlea Grove Rest Home, Milton. Dearly loved wife of the late Len, much loved mother of Lorraine, and the late Barry, cherished Grandmother of Shane and Julie (Townsville), and Darryl (Christchurch), and a loved great Grandma of Jimmy. At Jean’s request a private cremation has been held. Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Ashlea Grove Rest home for their care and support over the past years given to Jean and her family. Messages to 419 Lawrence – Waitahuna Highway, RD3, Lawrence 9593.
SCOTT, Betty Linder. Peacefully, at Resthaven Rest Home, Gore on 9thJuly, 2019. Dearly loved wife of the late Bob, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Stuart and Janey, Laurie and Bronwyn, Mervyn and Sue, Pauline and Miles McLaren, Kelvin and Lisa, and a cherished Grandma of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Betty’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages to 8 Ann Street, Balclutha 9230
YOUNG, Jean. Peacefully, on July 14th, 2019 at Lawrence Rural Health Centre; aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife for 62 years of the late Blair, much loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Marilyn and George Redditt (Tapanui), Barbara and Mark Chapman (Lawrence), Jeff and Colleen (Tuapeka West), dearly loved Nan of Jenny and Stu, Richard and Kimberley; Renee, Sam and Holly, and Lauren; Ginny and Scott, Stu and Sophie, Ben, Will, and Jess, and loved great Nan of Blake, Luke, Quinn, and Eddie.   A service of farewell for Jean will be held on Thursday July 18th, at 1.30pm in Simpson Park, Lawrence, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 2 Thurso Street, Lawrence 9532.
 
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