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Present Services

Blair, Joan

Blair, Joan

Date of service:

27 June 2024 - 3:00pm

BLAIR/WILLIAMS, Joan (nee Grant), passed away peacefully at Dunedin Public Hospital with family by her side, on June 23, 2024; aged 90 years, eight months and 17 days. Dearly loved mother of Maurice, Pamela, Maxine, Bruce and Timothy Williams, loved wife of Alan Williams (deceased) and Ray Blair (deceased), adored by her family, she's a dearly loved Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Aunty to her family, a well loved local identity and friend to many many people of Central Otago and beyond, dearly loved sister of Frances, Richard, Jack, Bob, Tom, Bill and to her last surviving brothers Col and Sandy Grant of Coffs Harbour (Australia); A service to celebrate the life of this fabulous lady will be held in the Dunstan Golf Club, 1 O’Reilly Avenue, Clyde, at 3pm, on Thursday June 27, followed by a private cremation. Livestreaming at www.affinityfunerals.nz. Messages to: 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320

Venue:

Clyde Golf Club

Stuart, Alistair James

Date of service:

27 June 2024 - 11:00am

STUART, Alistair James 5 September 1938 – 14th June 2014; Aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Patricia (Trish). Loving father and father-in-law of Greg & Mary (Omarama), Tony & Michelle (Oxford), Jackie & Grant (Hamilton), Alison & Murray (Australia), Nicky & Campbell (Hamilton) and fond grandad of his twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Brother of Janet, and the late Margaret. A very special thank you to the wonderful team at the Maniototo Health Services (Ranfurly Chalets). - A service celebrating Alistair’s life will be held at the Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 11am, on Thursday June 27. Livestreaming at www.affinityfunerals.nz In lieu of flowers donations to Maniototo Health Services would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Stuart Family, 12 Hardacre Place, PO Box 84, Omarama 9448

Venue:

Alexandra Districts Club
35 Centennial Avenue
Alexandra

Ashby, Colin John

Ashby, Colin John

Date of service:

26 June 2024 - 1:00pm

ASHBY, Colin John Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on June 7, 2024. Beloved husband and best friend of Dawn for 63 years. Adored father and father-in-law of Kim (Melbourne) and Anne and Stephen (Bannockburn). Much loved and respected grandfather of Chelsea and Rylan, Thomas and Georgia; (Melbourne), Tim and Emilia (Auckland), Joel and Jessica (Alexandra), and doting great grandfather of Jude and Henry (Melbourne). A private interment and service for the residents and staff at Ripponburn Home has been held. - A celebration of Colin's life will be held in the Bannockburn Hall, 37 Hall Road, at 1pm on Wednesday June 26. Livestreaming at www.affinityfunerals.nz Messages can be sent to the Ashby family at 86 Felton Road, Bannockburn 9384 or [email protected]

Venue:

Bannockburn Hall

Past Services

Hanning, James Restell

Hanning, James Restell

Date of service:

15 June 2024 - 2:00pm

HANNING, James Restell (Jim) Suddenly at home on June 11, 2024; aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband of Sheryll, much loved father and father-in-law of Fiona and Andrew, Jeff and Chrissie, loved Poppa of Amelia, Pippa & Ethan; Nellie & Theo. Beloved Son of Jeanette* & Russell* Hanning,  loved brother and brother-in-law of Bruce* and Margie Hanning, and Jill and Ian Mansell. Loved Uncle of his nieces and nephews. *Denotes deceased. A service for Jim will be held in the Affinity Chapel, 143 Centennial Ave, Alexandra at 2pm on Saturday June 15. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alexandra St John Building Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 120 Hazlett Street, Clyde, 9330

Venue:

Affinity Chapel
143Centennial Ave
Alexandra

O'Connor, Patricia

O'Connor, Patricia

Date of service:

15 June 2024 - 1:00pm

O’Connor, Patricia Rose (Pat) of Alexandra. Peacefully at home on Tuesday June 11, 2024, aged 72. Dearly loved partner of Jim Pont, much loved mother, mother- in-law and Nana of Simon, Rebecca and Tessa Rose McAtamney, and Tim McAtamney, Mother of Clare. Loved and sadly missed by Jim’s family. A Service for Pat will be held in St John The Baptist Catholic Church, 3 Killarney Street, Alexandra on Saturday, June 15 at 1 00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Central Otago Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to Rosey Gee, Central Otago Hospice and The District Nurses for their care. ‘A Beautiful Lady’ Messages to 9 Bantry Street, Alexandra 9320

Venue:

St John The Baptist Catholic Church

Poole, Russell Frederick

Date of service:

14 June 2024 - 11:00am

Poole, Russell Frederick, of Alexandra. Our beloved Russell Poole has passed away on Monday June 11, 2024, aged 92. He is now reunited with his beloved wife Lorraine.Dearly loved father,and father in law of Laurence and Jayna, Stewart and Jackie, Judith and Mike, Richard and Emily, and Murray and Cherry. A much loved grandfather, great grandfather and friend. The family will hold a private cremation followed by a Memorial Service in Monteiths, Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 12 00 noon on Friday June 14. Friends and family are welcome. Messages to 173 Manuherikia Road, Alexandra, 9393

Venue:

Affinity Funerals

Blue, Rosslyn Sheila Ruth

Blue, Rosslyn Sheila Ruth

Date of service:

13 June 2024 - 1:00pm

BLUE, Rosslyn Sheila Ruth (Ros) of Ranfurly, passed away at Dunedin Public Hospital on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Dearly loved wife of Andrew, loved mother of Karen and Stephen, loved stepmother of Jack, Sam and Molly, chrished Nan of Quinn and Benjamin; Ava, Zoe and Lyla, and Bruce, loved sister of Duncan and Mary, Claire and Peter, Malcolm and Helene, loved Aunt to her nieces and nephews. A service for Ros will be held in the Maniototo Stadium, 1 Dungannon Street, Ranfurly at 1.00pm on Thursday June 13 followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Ranfurly St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: 23 A Welles Street, Ranfurly 9332.

Venue:

Maniototo Stadium
1 Dungannon Street
Ranfurly

Kilgour, Robert William

Kilgour, Robert William

Date of service:

12 June 2024 - 12:00pm

KILGOUR, Robert William (Bob), of Alexandra. Passed away unexpectedly at Dunedin Hospital, with family by his side, on Thursday, June 6, 2024. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Esme. Cherished father and father in law of Victoria and Simon, and John and Aimee. Loved Grandad of Ben, Rose, Jasper, Lucas and Isla. A service for Bob will be held in the Affinity Funerals Chapel, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 12noon, on Wednesday, May 12 followed by burial in the Clyde cemetery. Messages to the Kilgour Family, 4 Hawkdun Place, Alexandra, 9320

Venue:

Affinity Chapel
143A Centennial Avenue
Alexandra

Lott, Elizabeth Rose

Lott, Elizabeth Rose

Date of service:

11 June 2024 - 2:00pm

LOTT, Elizabeth Rose (Betty) nee McPherson of Alexandra and formerly of Garston. Sadly left us on June 6, 2024 at Golden View Care Centre, Cromwell: in her 92nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ray, dearly loved mum and mother-in-law of Robyn and the late Brent Farrar (West Melton), Jude and Paul Rillstone (Clyde), Bill and Maureen Lott (Fairlie), special Nana of Jessica, Olivia and Courtney; Kate and Sarah; Ben, Josh and Abbey and Betty’s precious great grandchildren Mila and Lottie, loved sister of Jack McPherson. A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held in St. Enoch’s Presbyterian Church, Centennial Avenue, Alexandra at 2pm on Tuesday June 11, followed by a private cremation. Livestreaming: www.affinityfunerals.nz. Messages to: 17 Chandler Crescent, Clyde, 9330.

Venue:

St Enoch's Church Alexandra
12 Centennial Avenue

Attfield, Gladys May

Attfield, Gladys May

Date of service:

10 June 2024 - 1:00pm

ATTFIELD, Gladys May (nee Thompson) 25.09.1935 - 05.06.2024 - Peacefully at Ranui Home, Alexandra. Loved wife of the late Sydney, dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Earl and Bernadine, Philip and Lilli-Ann, Shona and Sonny, Avon and the late Dawn, Brian and Rocel, and Shane and Deb. Treasured Nana of 15 grandchildren and great Nana of 22 great grandchildren. Thank you to the district nurses, staff of Dunstan Hospital and Ranui Home and Hospital for your wonderful care.- A service to Honour and Celebrate Gladys will be held in the Affinity Funerals Chapel, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 1pm, on Monday June 10 followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Friends of Dunstan Hospital would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Attfield Family, 37 Hazlett Street, Clyde 9330

Venue:

Affinity Chapel
143A Centennial Avenue
Alexandra

Hamilton, Gordon

Hamilton, Gordon

Date of service:

20 May 2024 - 11:00am

HAMILTON, Gordon Passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024 at Queenstown. From Arrowtown, formerly of Lora Gorge. In his 95th year. - Beloved husband of the late Goldie (Mavis), beloved father of Murray and Karen (Adelaide), Christopher and Neroli (Lora Gorge), Douglas and Ann (Christchurch), Susan and Evan Dennison (Arrowtown), and beloved Grandad and great Grandad to the family. - A service for Gordon will be held in Lake Hayes Pavilion, 1/ 791 Gibbston Highway, Queenstown, at 11:30 am, on Saturday May 25 . In lieu of flowers donations to Wakatipu St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Hamilton Family, 794 Malaghans Road RD1 Queenstown, 9371

Venue:

Central Crematorium Chapel

Zoutenbier, Jacoba

Zoutenbier, Jacoba

Date of service:

14 May 2024 - 1:30pm

Zoutenbier, Jacoba (Coby) of Alexandra, passed away peacefully at Ranui Resthome and Hospital on May 8, 2024, in her 98th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Harry, loved mother of Robert and Fred and their partners. Cherished Grandma of Ben and Alesha; and Rikkie, and Great Grandma of Rocco and Beau; and Arie. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Castlewood and Ranui Resthomes for their wonderful care of Coby. A service for Coby will be held in St Enoch’s Church,12 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra at 1 30pm on Tuesday May 14, followed by interment in Alexandra Cemetery. Messages to the Zoutenbier Family, 10 Marslin Street, Alexandra 9320.

Venue:

St Enoch's Church Alexandra
12 Centennial Avenue

Bishop, Henry Grant

Bishop, Henry Grant

Date of service:

10 May 2024 - 2:00pm

BISHOP, Henry Grant (Grant) of Alexandra On May 4, 2024, at Dunstan Hospital, Clyde after a long illness. Loved by the late Koa and her children Mark, Kate (Coromandel) and Tim Cunningham, (Sweden) and sister Marion, Christchurch. Special thanks to his friends and neighbours for their friendship and care of Grant and the many acquaintances of Alexandra, he met whilst walking every day. Grateful thanks to the staff of Dunstan Hospital for their care of Grant. A cremation has been held. - A gathering to remember Grant will be held in Affinity Funeral Home, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 2 00pm on Friday May 10. Messages to Bishop Family, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320

Venue:

Affinity Funerals Central Otago & Lakes District
143 A Centennial Ave
Bridge Hill

McGeorge, Pamela Joan

McGeorge, Pamela Joan

Date of service:

29 April 2024 - 2:00pm

McGeorge, Pamela (nee MacGregor) of Wanaka, died suddenly on April 22, 2024. Much loved wife of Russell and loving mother to Alastair, Rachael, Dougal and Fiona and their families, grandmother to her seven grandchildren and sister to Ian. Pamela’s funeral service will be held in Edgewater Resort, Sargood Drive, Wanaka, at 2.00pm, on Monday April 29 , all welcome. In lieu of flowers donations to the Upper Clutha Palliative Care Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: The McGeorge Family, 7 Gawn Lane, Aspiring Village, Wanaka 9305.

Venue:

Edgewater Events Center

Stewart, Graeme Robertson

Stewart, Graeme Robertson

Date of service:

29 April 2024 - 10:00am

Stewart, Graeme Robertson of Bannockburn. Passed away at his home on Sunday, April 21, 2024 in his 73rd year. Soul mate and husband of Mary for 43 years and much loved Dad of James and Emily, (Bannockburn) and the late Esme Stewart, loved brother and brother-in-law of Alistair and Millais, (Goulburn) Gordon and Christine, (Bannockburn) Cathy and Ian MacPherson, (Christchurch), Linda Crooks and Paul Naylor, (Christchurch) Bill and Gill Crooks, (Arrowtown) and a very special cousin to Jennifer Sutherland, (Cromwell), much loved Uncle of his nieces and nephews. A service for Graeme will be held in the Bannockburn Hall, at 10.00am on Monday, April 29, followed by interment in the Nevis Cemetery. Livestreaming at www.affinityfunerals.nz. In lieu of flowers donations to St John’s Ambulance Service would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: 444 Bannockburn Road, RD 2, Cromwell 9384.

Venue:

Bannockburn Hall
18 Hall Raod
Bannockburn

Attwood, Neil

Attwood, Neil

Date of service:

24 April 2024 - 2:00pm

ATTWOOD, Neil, Passed away peacefully at Ranui Court Retirement Village on April 19, 2024; aged 86 years. Loving husband of the late Noelene. Dearly loved Father and Father-in-law of Susan and John and Nadine and Darren. Adored Grandad of Chris, Hayden, Sarah, David, Danielle and Connor and Great Grandad of Lilly, Ava, Ellie, Izzy and Willow. A service for Neil will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 2pm on Wednesday April 24 followed by private cremation. Neil’s service will be livestreamed at www.campbellandsons.co.nz/live-stream In lieu of flowers donations to the Otago Community Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Attwood Family, 24 Blyth Street, Clyde 9330.

Venue:

Campbell and Sons Chapel
95 Gordon Road
Mosgiel

Waldron, Valentine Gerard

Waldron, Valentine Gerard

Date of service:

06 April 2024 - 10:00am

Waldron, Valentine Gerard (Val) 7 May 1937 – 1 April 2024 (86 years) Cherished husband of Mary and the late Vera. Adored father of John, Catherine, Matthew, Tom and Ruth and father in law of the late Marie, Dave, Julie, Julia and Nigel. Beloved Grandad to Cara and Grady, Bert and Justine, Monique, Annajhay, Jack, Maddi, Neve, Hannah, Lachie, Emily and Tanner, Charlotte, Patrick, Elizabeth, Angus, Liam, Conor, Breanna and Jonty and great grandad of Daniel. A Service for Val will be held in St John The Baptist Catholic Church, 3 Killarney Street, Alexandra, on Saturday April 6 2024, at 11 00am. Rosary for Val will be held in the Church at 5 00pm on Friday April 5. Livestreaming at affinityfunerals.nz A spirited member of the high country and farming community and will be sadly missed by all. A very special thank you to the wonderful team at the Maniototo Health Services (Ranfurly Chalets). In lieu of flowers donations to Maniototo Health Services would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Waldron Family, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320

Venue:

St John The Baptist Catholic Church
3 Killarney Street

King, Lawrence Sydney

King, Lawrence Sydney

Date of service:

03 April 2024 - 12:30pm

KING, Lawrence Sydney,Of Cromwell formerly of Dunedin passed peacefully at Ripponburn Resthome on March 27,2024. Dearly loved husband of the late Delcie, loved father of Karen (Dunedin), Brent (Australia) and the late Janice. Grandad to Frances and Sophie; Damien and Sarah. We as a family wish to personally thank Jenny and the nursing staff of Ripponburn Resthome for their exceptional care of our Dad over the years. A memorial service to celebrate Laurie’s life will be held in Mary Immaculate and the Irish Martyrs Catholic Church, 2 Sligo Street, Cromwell at 1.30pm on Wednesday March 3. In lieu of flowers donations to St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: Karen Speer, 16 A Coughtrey Street, St. Clair Dunedin 9012.

Venue:

Mary Immaculate and the Irish Martyrs Catholic Church
2 Sligo Street

Lundt, Hendrik Johannes

Lundt, Hendrik Johannes

Date of service:

28 March 2024 - 12:00pm

Lundt, Hendrik Johannes, passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2024, aged 58. Dearly loved husband of Cherie. Brother of Buks, Juan and Gerhard. A celebration of Hendrik’s life will be held in Affinity Funeral Home, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 1 00pm on Thursday March 28, 2024, followed by private cremation. Livestreaming at affinityfunerals.nz In lieu of flowers donations to Central Otago Hospice are welcome and may be left at the service. Messages to the Lundt family,143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320.

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Gray, Alan Douglas

Gray, Alan Douglas

Date of service:

26 March 2024 - 12:30pm

Gray, Alan Douglas (Shorty) -Peacefully on March17, 2024; Aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Lesley (nee Campbell), deeply loved Dad of Angela(Dunedin), Callum and Samantha (Auckland) and Grandy to Angus and Archer. - A service for Alan will be held at the Lake Dunstan Boat Club, McNulty Inlet, Cromwell, at 1.30pm on Tuesday March 26. Messages to 19 Leitrum Street, Cromwell 9310

Venue:

Lake Dunstan Boat Club
McNulty Inlet

Moore, Ivan Ronald

Moore, Ivan Ronald

Date of service:

20 March 2024 - 12:00pm

Moore, Ivan Ronald (Bones/Ron) – Cherished son of * Arthur and *Nell Moore (Roxburgh), beloved brother and brother-in-law of * Mary and * Ian Crossan (Roxburgh),*Lorna* and *Tommy, *John and Alice Moore (Roxburgh), *Iris and *Bill Anderton (Milton), Arthur and *Jenny Moore (Roxburgh), * Brian and Carol Moore (Mosgiel), Ross and Trish Moore (Temuka), Betty and * John Maxwell (Oamaru), Bobby and Kaye Moore (Clydevale), Raelene and John Altenburg (Milton), *Eleanor and Alistar Yeoman (Ashburton), Garry and Piki Moore (Roxburgh). ‘You’ll be sorely missed dear Brother but never forgotten’ *denotes deceased Bones will be lying in state at Garry’s home, at 12 Teviot Street Roxburgh.

Venue:

Roxburgh Town Hall
132 Scotland Street
Roxburgh

Clearwater, Audrey Mollie

Date of service:

15 March 2024 - 10:30am

CLEARWATER, Audrey Mollie – nee Martin of Alexandra formerly of Heddon Bush. - Passed peacefully at Ranui Home and Hospital on March 13, 2024; In her 89th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Bryson, loved mother and mother-in-law of Anne and John (Palmerston North), Evan (Nelson), adored Nana of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A loved sister, sister-in-law and aunty. A friend to many. – A graveside service for Audrey will be held at the Winton Cemetery, Devereux Roade, Winton, at 11.30am on Friday March 15. Messages to 25 Jensen Street, Palmerston North 4410

Venue:



Elder, George Robertson

Elder, George Robertson

Date of service:

14 March 2024 - 12:30pm

ELDER, George Robertson, on Tuesday, 5th March 2024 at Ranui Home Alexandra; aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of Hazel, much loved father and father-in-law of Andrew and Alison (USA), Susan and John Williams (Christchurch), Christine (Auckland), and Ruth (Glasgow), fond Grandad of Meghan and Cory, loved brother of Cecil Duff (Wellington). The family would like to thank sincerely all those who have helped with George’s care over the last 4 years. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held in St. Enoch’s Church, Centennial Avenue, Alexandra at 1.30pm on Thursday March 14, followed by a private cremation. Livestreaming at www.affinityfunerals.nz. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: The Elder Family, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320.

Venue:

St Enoch's Church Alexandra
12 Centennial Avenue

Ormandy, Mary Constance

Ormandy, Mary Constance

Date of service:

13 March 2024 - 12:30pm

ORMANDY, Mary Constance - Born January 9, 1932, passed peacefully on March 9, 2024, at Ranui Home. She leaves behind her son Tony, Annette and grandchildren Victoria, Elizabeth, and Kieran. The family thanks Ranui Home staff for their care. - A celebration of Mary's life will be held in the Affinity Funerals Chapel, 143A Centennial Ave, Alexandra, at 1:30pm, on Wednesday March 13 followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Johns would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Mary's strength and resilience will be deeply missed. Messages to Ormandy family, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Macdonald, Robyn Jean

Date of service:

12 March 2024 - 12:00pm

Macdonald, Robyn Jean 3/12/1963 - 6/3/2024 Robyn passed away peacefully after a long illness in Christchurch. Loving mother and friend of Isaac Sister and sister in law of Iain and Caroline, Graham, Blair and Helena Fun loving auntie “Rotten” to Fiona, Moira and Emma,Rosanna and Ben, and caring aunt to Chantelle. A good friend to many. - A garden party celebration of Robyn’s life will be held at Hikuwai Cottage, 1 Hikuwai Dr ,Albert Town ,Wanaka, at 1 pm, on Tuesday March 12 followed by burial at the Wanaka Cemetery. Messages to Iain Macdonald, Lochiel RD1 , Winton 9781

Venue:

Hikuwai Cottage
1 Hikuwai Drive,
Albert Town