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Funeral Notices February and March 2020

WALLACE, Aileen May. (nee Crawford). On 8th February,2020, Aileen passed away peacefully at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha; in her 90th year.  Loved wife of * Mike Wallace, much loved mother and mother-in-law of *John and Nemia MacManus, Shirley and Noel Kerr, Glenda MacManus, Colin and Doreen MacManus, and Noeline MacManus, loved Nana of Ryan; Paula, and Karen; Tarla, Freedom, Georgia, and Blaise and loved Nana of her great and great-great grandchildren.  Special friend of Rikki, Kara, and Tony.  As per Aileen’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to P.O.Box 52, Balclutha 9240. (*denotes deceased).
BROWN, Peter.  With great sadness Peter passed away on 12 February 2020 at Bupa Lake Wakatipu Care Home, dearly beloved husband of the late Joan, very dearly loved and devoted dad of Susan and Tony Faulks (Queenstown), loved family friend of Ben and Harry Faulks (Christchurch), treasured grandad of Archie his furry friend, and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews and extended families in the UK.  “A very special loving man who will be sadly missed and fond memories forever.”  At Peter’s request a private cremation has been held and a farewell and celebration of his life will be held at the Balclutha Bowling Club on Saturday 7 March at 2pm.  Messages to 31 Stewart Street, Frankton, Queenstown 9300.
DENT, Elaine Constance. Peacefully, on 23rd February, 2020 in the attentive care of staff and family at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha; in her 79th year.  Loved wife and grand companion of the late John for 38 years, loved mother and mother-in-law of Ross, Sharon, Stephen and Susan, loved Nana of Caitlin, Kayla, and Briana; Jack, and Josh.  The memories and love I leave behind are yours to keep. I have found my rest, I have turned my face to the sun, and now I sleep. Friends and family are invited to farewell Elaine on Wednesday 26thFebruary, at 1.30pm in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to South Otago cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at her service. Messages to the Dent family, 20 Dent Road, Waitepeka, RD3, Balclutha.
POTTS, Kevin Douglas. Peacefully with his family by his side, on 21stFebruary, 2020 at Yvette Williams Retirement Village, Dunedin; aged 71 years.  Dearly loved son of the late David and Flora, much loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Valmai Manga and the late Ivan and John (Gore), David (Tapanui), Allan and Lynn (Balclutha), Gordon (Tapanui), Heather (Dunedin), Ian (Balclutha), and the late Graham, and a treasured Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.At Kevin’s request a private burial service has been held. Messages to 11 Edinburgh Place, Balclutha. 9230.
HENDERSON, Betty Ann; (nee Buchanan). Peacefully on 4thMarch, 2020, at Marne Street Hospital, Dunedin; in her 75th year.  Dearly loved wife of the late Ewan, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Rhonda, Gary and Jan, cherished Nana Betty of Caitlin, and Macie. Loved sister and sister-in-law of David Buchanan, Margaret and the late Don Mosley, Bryan and the late Pat Ryder, Sylvia and Alex Thompson, Alma and Geoff Thompson, Frances and the late Jack O’Kane, Elaine and the late Bill Twaddle, and a loved aunty of all her nieces and nephews. Thank you to the staff at Marne Street Hospital for their wonderful care and kindness to Betty over the past few years.  At Betty’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 31 Keithmore Road, Balclutha. 9230.
ADAMS, Steven Leslie; 09.07.1957 – 14.03.2020. In loving memory of Steven Adams. A very loving husband and soul mate of Sharon, father and father-in-law of Dion, Delanie and Jim, Shaun and Sarah, *Alana, Nathan and Brooke, and Selwyn, Nanny Steve to Oscar, Tyrone, Adam, Te Aroha, Kaeshius, Lana, Rikihana, Neihana, Taimana, and Tilly Rose. (*denotes deceased). Taken from us before his time by the Mighty Clutha. Hunting, fishing, and diving was his life. A hard worker, a hard man, a great mate to many. Kua hinga tetahi totara o te wao nui. Moe mai e te Rangatira. (A great tree of the forest has fallen).  Acknowledgements to all those who helped, the boats that went out, Lawrence St John Ambulance, Fire Brigade, and the local policeman, Craig Bennett, and especially to Mouse, and Adie who found him. A service for Steve will be held at his home, 14 Craig Flat Road, Millers Flat, on Thursday 19th March, at 1pm, then leaving for the Millers Flat cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lawrence St John Ambulance, Fire Brigade, and Police would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 14 Craig Flat Road, Millers Flat, Roxburgh.
RHODES, Maria Manson; (Maree; nee McDonald). Peacefully on 18thMarch, 2020 at Clutha Health First, Balclutha, with her loving family by her side; aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Herbie, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Gordon and Karen (Mosgiel), Vivienne and Barney (Kaitangata), Sharynne and Gordon, Peter and Maureen, Lindsay and Jodie, Kathleen and Paul (all of Balclutha), Karen and Adrian (Alexandra), Leanne and Craig (Adelaide), and a cherished Nana of her 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Dunedin Hospital Ward 4A, Clutha Health First, and Dr Potter for your care of Maree.  Due to Government restrictions a private family service for Maree will be held. In lieu of flowers donations to Dunedin Hospital Ward 4A. Messages P.O.Box 52, Balclutha 9240.
SANSON, Edna Hazel (formally of Milton, nee Harvey).  On 21stMarch, 2020 at Oxford Court Lifecare, Dunedin; aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Judy, Murray and Wendy, Karen and Zane, Colin, Tracey and Rob, and the late Les, David, and Eion, cherished Granma of Leigh and Nathan, David, Kimmy, Kane, Joe, Rube, Dan and Kate, Vikki, Olivia, Jack, and Thomas, and great Granma of Claire.  Due to Government restrictions a private service for Hazel will be held. Messages to 12A, Flat 1, Chaucer Street, Milton.
 Hills, Alma May (formally of Milton, nee Bateman).  Dearly loved wife of the late Lance, most dearly loved Mother and Mother-in-law of John and Tracey. Linda and David and the late Graeme Elliott, Vivienne and John Clayton; and Bruce and Elsie.  Loved and cherished Nana Alma of Anita and Alistair, Tim and Mobeena, Jeremy and Cherish, Matthew and Marian, Thomas and Rachel, Katie and Jamie, Keeley, Tammy and Hema, Alison, Stephanie, Chris and Caleb; and a loved friend of Lynne.  Also a proud Great Grandmother of her 10 Grandchildren.  A very special person to all of her family and friends. In our hearts forever.  A memorial gathering to take place at a later date. Messages to Linda Elliot, 17 Thornly Park Ave, Mosgiel.
KARAURIA, Joseph Henare (Joe, Nigger).  On 25 March 2020, peacefully at Holmdene Balclutha, aged 76. Dearly loved husband for 56 years of Maureen, much loved father and Poppy Joe of Ricky and Wendy and his children Lily and Rua (Woody Point Queensland); Dean and Tony (Oamaru); Tina (Stirling); Dion and Hamish (Brisbane); Kobey and Ruben and their children Lowkee and Kingsley (Stirling).  You are sadly missed and forever in our hearts. A private family farewell has been held for Joe followed by a private cremation. Many thanks to Nina and her wonderful staff at Holmdene for their kindness and great care of Joe. Messages to Flat 9, 64 Charlotte St, Balclutha.
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