Death Notices

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Past Service

Parker, Clifford Robert

Date of Service: Wednesday 25 May 2022 - 1:30pm

Venue:

Ettrick Hall

Details:

Clifford Robert Parker (Cliff) of Ettrick, lately of Roxburgh. Passed away peacefully on Friday 20th May, 2022, surrounded by family at the age of 80. Husband of Lynnette. Dearly loved father and father in law of Jane and Lyall, Karen, Robert and Rachel. Dearly loved Pop of Levi, Jayden and Liam. Loved son of Myrtle and Robert (Bertie) Parker and brother and brother in law of Winnie and Russell, Douglas and Jeanette and loved uncle of their families.The family warmly invite those who want to celebrate Cliff’s life to attend his funeral at  The Ettrick Hall on Wednesday May 25 at 1:30pm, followed by interment in the Ettrick Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed to affinityfunerals.co.nz Messages to 30 Scotland Street, Roxburgh, 9500.

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Ellis, Pauline Kate

Date of Service: Tuesday 24 May 2022 - 1:30pm

Venue:

Affinity Funerals

Details:

ELLIS, Pauline Kate, of Alexandra, formerly of Westonzoyland, Somerset, England - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 12th May 2022 at Dunstan Hospital from complications from Covid; Aged 83 years. Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother, as well as Aunty, Great Aunty and great great Aunty.- A private family service will be held to commemorate her life. Messages to 325 Dunstan Road, Alexandra 9320. R.I.P

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de Thierry, James Stanley

Date of Service: Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 1:30pm

Venue:

St John the Baptist Catholic Church
3 Killarney Street

Details:

De Thierry, James Stanley (Jim), of Alexandra, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2022, aged 74. Treasured husband of Maureen. Adored father and father in law of Michelle; Alesha; and James and Jen. Dearly loved Grandad of Skyla, Joshua and Leo. Loved son of Kathleen* and Jim* and loved son in law of June* and Len*. Loved brother and brother in law of Diane and John*;Len; Ruth* and Owen*; Kath*; Joyce* and Francis*; David and Carol; Trish and Graeme; Max and Sandra; Reg; and Howard.A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3 Killarney Street, Alexandra, on Wednesday May 18 at 1:30pm, followed by a private interment. In lieu of flowers donations to St John and FENZ are welcome and may be left at the service. The service will be livestreamed to affinityfunerals.co.nz. Please bring your mask. Messages to 38 Royal Terrace, Alexandra, 9320 (*Denotes deceased) “A special, humble, caring, loving soul taken too soon”

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Bates, Glenys Edna

Date of Service: Wednesday 25 May 2022 - 2:00pm

Venue:

St Columba's Anglican Church
167 Upton Street

Details:

BATES, Glenys Edna, (nee Blyth) on Tuesday, 17th May 2022 in her 80th Year. Loved wife of Peter for 59 years and 315 days xx. Cherished mum of the late Warren; and Deidre. Loved Nana of Lance, Abigail, Nick and Liam. Special aunty to all of her nieces and nephews. Colourful friend and sister Saviour to many. A service for Glenys will be held at St Columbus church on Wednesday 25th May at 2pm.

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Mowbray, Asquith Harry

Date of Service: Tuesday 24 May 2022 - 2:30pm

Venue:

Millers Flat Cemetery
43 Craig Flat Rd
9

Details:

Mowbray, Asquith Harry (Askie), of Roxburgh, formerly of Millers Flat and Ravensbourne,, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 21, 2022, aged 86. Askie is the youngest son of Harry and Gladys after 5 sisters. Loved brother and brother in law of Gladys and Gordon Gardiner; Dorothy and Ernie Hines; Alma and Arthur Hogg; Evelyn and Frank Clark; and Iris and Albie Robson (all deceased). A loving Uncle and Friend. Askie’s interment will be at the Millers Flat Cemetery, Craig Flat Road, Millers Flat on Tuesday May 24 at 3 15pm, followed by afternoon tea at the Grand Tavern, 94 Scotland Street, Roxburgh. Messages to 31 Tedder Street, St Kilda, Dunedin, 9012.

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Crabbe, Heather Amy

Date of Service: Thursday 19 May 2022 - 11:00am

Venue:

Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian Church

Details:

CRABBE, Heather Amy Heather passed away peacefully on 15 May 2022, following a short illness; aged 90. Beloved wife of the late Lindsay for 69 happy years, loved mother of Colin and Dawn, Lachlan and Anne, Bruce and Pam, and Noel and Sam, loved Grandma, Ma and Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a great friend to all who knew her. Thanks to everyone at Ripponburn Home for their loving care of Heather. In accordance with Heather’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to the Crabbe family, c/o 29 Barry Avenue, Whakatâne 3120.

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Skinner, Karen Jocelyn

Date of Service: Saturday 14 May 2022 - 2:00pm

Venue:

Wanaka District Club

Details:

SKINNER, Karen Jocelyn -Of Wanaka passed peacefully. Much loved partner of Mark Koops, beloved daughter of Edna and the late Gilbert Skinner, formerly of Dukes Road, North Taieri,. Loved eldest sister to Raewyn (Dunedin), Sandra and Neil (Alexandra), Christine and partner George (Alexandra). Loved Aunty and Great Aunty. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Elmslie Home staff for their care of Karen. - A celebration of Life will be held in the Wanaka Districts Club, on Saturday, May 14, at 2pm. Messages to c/o Affinity Funerals, 143 Centennial Ave, Alexandra. In lieu of flowers, donation to Neuro Research Group would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Lives are like rivers- eventually they go where they must, not where we want them too.