Death Notices

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Present Services

Morris, Sylvia

Morris, Sylvia

Date of service:

26 February 2024 - 2:00pm

Morris, Sylvia Drummond,(nee Bethune), Peacefully on February 22, 2024, in her 87th year, at Aspiring Enliven Care Centre, Wanaka. Loved wife of Sandy, and loved mother and mother-in-law of Tim, Scooter and Nicky. A big thank you to all the staff at Aspiring Enliven for their wonderful care. A service for Sylvia will be held in St Columba’s Anglican Church,167 Upton Street, Wanaka, at 1 00pm on Monday February 26,. Donations to Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust and St John Wanaka would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages C/O 247 Mt Barker Road, Wanaka, 9382

Venue:

St Columba's Anglican Church Wanaka
167 Upton Street

Past Services

Rose, Barry Willcocks

Rose, Barry Willcocks

Date of service:

11 February 2024 - 2:00pm

ROSE, Barry Willcocks (Spock): On January 28, 2024, passed away peacefully at Lady Wigram Retirement Village,Christchurch, aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Shirley, amazing loving father to Roy and Leanne (Timaru), Tracey and Paul Snape (Christchurch), Charlie (Paul) and Sid, (Tauranga), adored grandad of Josh, and Olivia, Brodie, Jesse, and Kade; Henry, and Olly; Nic, Cameron, and Julia; and loved great-grandad to his eight great-grandchildren. Special thanks to all the staff at Lady Wigram and Aspiring Lifestyle Village (Wanaka) for the wonderful care and support given to Barry and family. In accordance with Barry’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held in the Pavilion at Edgewater Resort, 54 Sargood Drive, Lake Wanaka at 2pm on Sunday, February 11, 2024 Livestream at www.affinityfunerals.nz. Messages may be addressed to The family of the late Barry Rose, c/- P.O. Box 39001, Christchurch 8545.

Venue:

The Pavillion Edgewater Resort
54 Sargood Drive
Wanaka

Walsh, Dorothy Margaret

Walsh, Dorothy Margaret

Date of service:

03 February 2024 - 1:30pm

WALSH, Dorothy Margaret (nee Hore) - Peacefully on 11 January 2024 in Cromwell (Previously Dunedin), aged 85. Much loved and treasured Mother and Mother-in-law of Susan Walsh (Cromwell), Lynda Walsh-Pasco and Gary Pasco (Wanaka) and Steven and Tania Walsh (Auckland). Much loved Grandma of David and Amy Kornyei, Alex and Amelia Pasco and James and Clara Walsh. Loved Sister and Sister-in-law of John and Margaret Hore (Dunedin) and Ross and Dorothy Hore (Auckland). A loved Aunt and Great-Aunt to her Nieces, Nephews and all extended family. "A very special friend to many". Thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and Carers that have assisted Mum. A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 1.30pm, on Saturday February 3. In lieu of flowers, donations to Central Otago Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Dorothy’s service will be livestreamed at www.campbellandsons.co.nz/live-stream Messages to 8 Lansdown Street, Wanaka 9305.

Venue:

Campbell and Sons Chapel
95 Gordon Road
Mosgiel

Macintosh, Aveleen Margaret

Date of service:

30 January 2024 - 3:00pm

MACINTOSH, Aveleen Margaret,(nee Uren). Passed away peacefully on January 25 2024 at Ripponburn Hospital, in her 81st year. Dearly loved wife of Rex, loved mother of Les Macintosh and Shar King, loved Nana of her 6 grandchildren and great Nana of 3, beloved sister of  the late Trevor and Imelda Ure, the late Maureen Uren, Jeffrey and Carol Uren, and Carolyn and Jeff Frisby.  At Aveleens request, we are to have sing-song country and western music. Aveleeen will be at home at 179 Ruffell Road, RD3, Cromwell, Tarras on Saturday the 27th January from 11am, until Monday the 29th January 2024 11am. Family and friends welcome. A Private cremation will follow. 

Venue:

DIRECT CREMATION

Mackenzie, Rae Mary

Date of service:

30 January 2024 - 11:00am

MACKENZIE Rae Mary (nee Smaill) Passed away peacefully on January 26, 2024 at home in Lake Hawea with family, aged 89. Dearly beloved wife of the late Robert, and beloved mother and mother-in-law of Joanne (deceased) and Phillip, Stuart and Nicola, Darryl and Julie, April and Ian. Beloved by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A blessing will be held when her ashes are interred alongside Robert at the Moutere Hills Cemetery. Messages to P O Box 54, Lake Hawea, 9345.

Venue:

DIRECT CREMATION

Kahukura, Hohepa

Date of service:

27 January 2024 - 11:00am

KAHUKURA, Hohepa, (Joe) of Omakau, passed away peacefully at home on 22nd January 2024 aged 87. A much loved husband, brother, father, uncle, grand, great, great great and great, great, great, grandfather, and friend to many. Joe is lying in state with us at 9 Harvey Street, Omakau, The family would like to acknowledge Joes siblings and their spouses - Ka Ropiha (Flaxmere), Junior Solomon and Hilary Kahukura (Invercargill), Marlene Fox (Christchurch), Agnes and Gordon Chapman (Whakaki), Haami Strongman (Whangarei), John Waller (Clydevale). Also Hilary Strongman*, Sarah Kate and Fraser Chase*, Karepa Hura*, Heperi Solomon Kahukura*, Rona and Dave Haitana*, Puhimoana Ropina (Puck)*, Moana Nui A Kiwa Kahukura*, Luana Moe Roa Kahukura and Rex Strum*, James Cliff Kahukura*, Christopher Fox* Kahukura - The feathers that guide the flight A service to celebrate Joes life will be held in the Omakau Rugby Club Rooms, at 11am on Saturday 27th January 2024 followed by light refreshments. Joe will be laid to rest with his eternal love Henrietta Te Whe Kahukura in a burial at the Drybread cemetery Nau mai, Haere mai. Moe mai ra oku papa Messages to Kahukura Family, PO Box 79 Omakau, 9352 *Denotes deceased

Venue:

Dry bread Cemetery

White, Noel William

White, Noel William

Date of service:

26 January 2024 - 1:00pm

White, Noel William, S/No 17211 Peacefully at home, with his loving family by his side, on Thursday 18, 2024. Dearly loved husband of the late Hilda, beloved dad of Glenn and Bec (Sydney) and Darrell and Em (Wellington). A service to celebrate Noel’s life will be held in Affinity Funeral Home, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 1 00pm on Friday January 26, 2024, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimers NZ are welcome and may be left at the service.We would like to thank the Mitre 10 Team, Hospice, District Nurses, HealthCentral and all of Noel’s friends for their incredible help, support and laughs. Livestreaming at affinityfunerals.nz. Messages to [email protected]

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Reichel, Wesley Stuart

Reichel, Wesley Stuart

Date of service:

25 January 2024 - 1:00am

Reichel, Wesley Stuart (Wes). Of Millers Flat, in his 76th year. Passed away peacefully on Saturday January 20, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. Dearly loved husband of PJ, devoted father and father in law of Brooke and Daniel; Sarah and Simon, and much loved and proud Grandpop of Kurt; Maddie and Henry; Iylah and Arlo. Forever missed Furdad of Boofie. A service to celebrate Wes’s life will be held in the Millers Flat Hall,1665 Teviot Road, Millers Flat,at 1pm, on Thursday January 25, followed by private cremation. Donations to the Millers Flat Fire Brigade and St John, Roxburgh would be appreciated and may be left at the service . Livestreaming at affinityfunerals.co.nz Messages to the Reichel Family, 5434 Ettrick - Raes Junction Road, Roxburgh 9572.

Venue:

Millers Flat Hall
1665 Teviot Rd

Logie, William Raymond

Date of service:

22 January 2024 - 10:30am

LOGIE, William Raymond (Ray) It is with deep sorrow that we announce Ray’s death on Friday January 19, 2024. Forever loved by his partner Lyne, much loved father of Ian and Jan and their partners Anna and Kath, loved uncle and their partners of Jacqui and Martin Hannagan, Mark and Paula Smith, Sharon and Reece Mulligan, loved great uncle of Tom, Will, Elliott, Tait, Eilish, Hamish and Neave. A family farewell for Ray has been held. A memorial service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held at a later date. Messages to 97 Hazlett Street, Clyde 9330. “Let us journey to a lonely land I know. There’s a whisper on the night-wind, There’s a star, a gleam to guide us, And the Wild is calling, calling...let us go” ~Mush on Ray~, love Lyne

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Bryant, June Margaret Kate

Date of service:

20 January 2024 - 1:00pm

BRYANT, June Margaret Kate, - of Wanaka. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 15 2024 at Dunstan Hospital after a short illness; aged 87. Much loved wife of the late Reg. Dearly loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of Sue and Andrew Penniket, and Neale Bryant. Dearly loved Nana of Logan, Sophie and Rik, and Charlotte, and great grandmother (“G”) of Ted and Louie. A loved sister-in-law, aunty and cousin. Friend to many. Sincere thanks to the health and care agencies who have helped in the past weeks. Special thanks to the staff at Wanaka Medical Centre, particularly Dr Jo Millis; and to the amazing staff at Dunstan Hospital. Many thanks to Mandy and Pete of Wanaka St John and to Dunedin Hospital staff. In accordance with June’s wishes, a private family service will be held. Messages to PO.Box 300, Wanaka 9343.

Venue:

Wanaka Cemetery

Sawers, Gerald Quenton

Sawers, Gerald Quenton

Date of service:

20 January 2024 - 10:30am

Sawers, Gerald Quenton (Gerry). Died peacefully in Ranui Resthome and Hospital, Alexandra on January 16, 2024. Dearly loved husband of the late June. Much loved father and father-in-law of Simon and Jan, Paul, the late John, Chris and Kirstin, Jeffrey and Sarah, and Peter. Loving Grandad of Quintin, Jessie and Jacob, Max, Dane and Lilly, James, Ruby and Lucy. A service to celebrate Gerry’s life will be held in Affinity Funeral Home, 143 A Centennial Avenue , Alexandra, at 10 30 am, on January 20, followed by a family burial at the Alexandra Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations for The Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: 55 The Half Mile, Alexandra 9392.

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Bruce, Margaret Jean Rennie

Date of service:

18 January 2024 - 1:30pm

BRUCE, Jean (Margaret Rennie) (nee Butler), age 80 of Wanaka passed away on 14th January 2024. Wife of the late Hector Bruce. Well-loved mother of Janis, Judy and Anna, Mother-in-law of Nige, Andy and Mark, and Nana to Samuel, Billy, Abigail, Jessie and Aria. An amazing servant of Jesus. Her funeral, ' a celebration of a life well lived', will be held in The Wanaka Presbyterian Church, at 1.30pm on Thursday January 18. Livestream at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVgCHUkoqoM) In Lieu of flowers donations to Orphans Aid International would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 5 Clutha Place, Wanaka 9305

Venue:

Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church
91 Tenby Street

McEwan, Ian John

McEwan, Ian John

Date of service:

15 January 2024 - 1:30am

McEwan, Ian John, (Bones) of Ranfurly, passed away peacefully at Maniototo Hospital on January 9 2024 , aged 77. Cherished husband of the late Sue, loved father and father in law of Lindsey and Debbie; the late Peter; Brent and Tracy; and Kate and Shannon, adored Grandad of Pamela and Jessica; Stacey and Bradley; and Olivia, and treasured Great Grandad of Jaxon and Weston; and Lucy. The family wish to thank Dr Verne Smith and the staff of Manitoto Hospital for their wonderful care of Ian. A service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held in the Patearoa Hall, Ranfurly-Patearoa Road, Patearoa, at 1.30pm, on Monday January 15. In lieu of flowers donations for The Maniototo Hospital Trust are welcome and may be left at the service. Messages to 95 Patearoa Road, RD4, Patearoa 9398.

Venue:

Patearoa Hall

Patearoa

Grant, Geoffrey Milton

Grant, Geoffrey Milton

Date of service:

12 January 2024 - 11:00am

Geoffrey Milton GRANT (Geoff). -Passed away on January 6, 2024 at Dunstan Hospital, Clyde aged 74, after a short illness with cancer and now joining Judy (deceased). Loved by partner Jacqui and sons Dave, Trevor, Ronny and daughter-in-law’s Sandra and Kylie, grandchildren Dylan and Danielle; Kristen and Shane; Gemma, Isabella and April, great grandchildren George, Jack, Claire, Hamish and Tommy (Australia) Family and friends are invited to a service to celebrate Geoff’s life in Affinity Funerals Chapel, 143a Centennial Ave, Alexandra, at 11am, on Friday January 12. Livestream at www.affinityfunerals.nz. In Lieu of flowers donations to Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 369 Clyde-Alexandra Road, Alexandra 9391.

Venue:

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

Macdonald, Catherine Mary

Macdonald, Catherine Mary

Date of service:

10 January 2024 - 1:00pm

MACDONALD, Catherine Mary, (Molly) of Omakau, Passed away peacefully at Dunstan Hospital surrounded by her family on January 3, 2024. Aged 87 Beloved wife of the late Ian (Hec). Loved Mum of Diane, Murray, Duncan, Peter and Maree. Loved mother in law, Nan, Great Nan and Great Great Nan. - A service for Molly will be held in the Omakau Rugby Club Rooms, Alton Street Omakau, at 1pm, on Wednesday January 10 followed by burial in the Omakau Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Omakau Fire Brigade would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to PO Box 55, Omakau 9352

Venue:

Omakau Rugby Club Rooms
Leask Street

Waters, Alan Godfrey

Waters, Alan Godfrey

Date of service:

05 January 2024 - 11:00am

Waters, Alan Godfrey, of Cromwell, passed away peacefully at Golden View Care, Cromwell, on Thursday December 28, 2023, aged 82. First and last love of his wife Chris. Beloved Father and Boppa of Darren and Gina; Ryan and Karen; Amy and Jason, and their families. A service to celebrate Alan’s life will be held in the Cromwell & Districts Community Church, 10 Elspeth Street, Cromwell, at 11 00am on Friday January 5, 2024, followed by Interment in the Cromwell Cemetery. Livestreaming at affinityfunerals.nz The family would like to thank the staff of Golden View Care for their wonderful care of Alan. Messages to 31A Inniscort Street, Cromwell, 9310

Venue:

Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian Church

Bemrose, Barry Vincent Moss

Bemrose, Barry Vincent Moss

Date of service:

04 January 2024 - 1:30pm

BEMROSE, Barry Vincent Moss – of Alexandra, born in Invercargill, passed away peacefully at Ranui Rest Home on November 2, 2023. Beloved husband of Diane (d. 04/01/21), loving father and father-in-law of Geoffrey and Rachel (Canada), Heather and partner Hamish (Clyde), and treasured Grampy of Kate and Alex, Bella, Molly, Anna, and Jaxon. Among his many talents and adventures, Barry (Baz) was perhaps best known for touching the lives and hearts of thousands through his music. A legacy that connected many people of all ages and brought so much joy and fun to the world! A sincere thank you to the doctors and nurses of Dunstan and Dunedin Hospitals for the care they provided dad over the last few years. A massive thank you to Nic Norman and the staff at Ranui for their aroha and support throughout dad’s last few weeks – we will always remember how much you cared! In lieu of flowers, a donation may be left for Ranui Court Retirement Village, Alexandra. Please support them in providing vital care for our aged community – these people are angels! Thank you for the outpouring of kind words, memories, and messages about dad – we will treasure them forever. A memorial (“Ukulele Jam Session”) to celebrate Baz’s life, and the love he had for his family and music, will be held on Thursday, January 4th, 2024. Details to be confirmed in due time, please save the date. Messages to 84 Sunderland Street, Clyde 9330.

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Hamilton, Judith Marie

Date of service:

27 December 2023 - 1:00pm

HAMILTON, Judith Marie (Judy) - passed suddenly at Dunedin Hospital on December 20, 2023. Loving wife of John (Snow), mother and step mother to Jason, Johnny and Sam, Karl, Anna and Blair, much loved sister and sister in law of Pauline, Sharon and Steve, adored Nana Jude of Bridget, Molly, Kate and Ellie, Nikau and Ruma, Raelah and Maxwell, McKenzie and Briar. A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held in the Affinity Funeral Chapel, 143 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 1.00pm on Wednesday December 27, followed by a private cremation. Livestreaming at www.affinityfunerals.nz. In lieu of flowers donations to The Otago Rescue Helicopter Service would be appreciated and may be left at the service Messages to: The Hamilton Family, 35 Hillview Road, Alexandra 9391.

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Denniston, Frances

Denniston, Frances

Date of service:

22 December 2023 - 1:30pm

Denniston, Frances Elizabeth (Frankie), passed away after a short illness on Thursday, December 14, 2023, aged 83. Dearly loved wife of Hunter. Loved mother and mother in law of Shane and Denise; Chris and Maree; Nick and Pam; and Blair. Loved Nana of Riley and Zak; and Jake and Mac. Loved sister in law of Brigid Denniston. The family would like to express their gratitude to Janice Cochrane for her wonderful care of Frankie. A memorial service for Frankie will be held in Affinity Funerals, 143A Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, at 1 30pm on Friday, December 22. Messages to 15 O’Neill Lane, No 3 RD, Alexandra 9393

Venue:

Affinity Funeral Home
143A Centennial Avenue

Waide, Lorna Margaret

Waide, Lorna Margaret

Date of service:

22 December 2023 - 1:00pm

Waide, Lorna Margaret - died suddenly on Friday, December 15, 2023 at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved wife of the late Tommy Waide, much loved and treasured Mum of Linda and Bob, Mark and Donna, cherished Nana of Scott, Bradley and Amy, adored Gran of Madeline and Shay, special Nan to Graeme, Becks and Adeline. A service to celebrate Lorna’s life will be held in The Roxburgh Town Hall, 132 Scotland Street, Roxburgh, at 1pm on Friday December 22. Messages to: 58 Thompsons Road, RD2, Rangiora 7472. SECONDARY NOTICE WAIDE,Lorna Margaret nee (Moore) – Cherished daughter of * Arthur and *Nell Moore (Roxburgh), beloved sister and sister-in-law of * Mary and * Ian Crossan (Roxburgh), *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), Ron Moore (Roxburgh). ‘You’ll be sorely missed dear sister but never forgotten’ *denotes deceased Lorna will be lying in state at Garry’s home, at 12 Teviot Street Roxburgh from 4pm this afternoon.

Venue:

Roxburgh Town Hall
132 Scotland Street
Roxburgh

Key, Anthony Leonard

Date of service:

14 December 2023 - 10:30am

Key, Anthony Leonard (Tony), on 12 December 2023, peacefully after a courageous battle. Respected son,brother,uncle, father, cousin, grandfather and loyal friend. Valued member of the W.S.Hickey &Son team for over 35 years. A Memorial service for Tony will be held in January, date to be advised. Messages to W.S.Hickey & Son, P O Box 35, Omakau, 9352.

Venue:

DIRECT CREMATION

Michie, John

Michie, John

Date of service:

22 November 2023 - 11:30am

MICHIE John (Jock), of Alexandra, died peacefully at Dunstan Hospital on November 18, 2023, aged 86. Beloved husband of the late Christina, much loved Dad and Dad-in-law to Sheena and Ian; Kirt and Phill. Many, many thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Dunstan Hospital.A celebration of Jocks life will be held in the Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Avenue , Alexandra, at 11.30am on Wednesday 22 November 2023. Message to The Michie Family. 143a Centennial Avenue, Alexandra 9320

Venue:

Alexandra District Club Inc.
35 Centennial Ave

Naylor, Colin Joseph

Naylor, Colin Joseph

Date of service:

17 November 2023 - 1:30pm

NAYLOR Colin Joseph - of Lauder - Becks - Omakau - died peacefully at Ranui Resthome on November 14, 2023; in his 89th year. Much loved husband of Val, respected father and father-in-law of Ann and Doug, Terry and Jane, Colin and Mary and the late Simon and Tracey, cherished Poppa of his 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family wish to sincerely thank the staff at Ranui Resthome and Hospital for their exceptional care of Colin. A graveside service to celebrate Colin’s life will be held in The Drybread Cemetery, Glassford Road, Drybread at 1.30pm on Friday, November 17. Messages to: 389 Letts Gully Road, Alexandra 9393.

Venue:

Dry Bread Cemetery

Osborne, Barry James

Osborne, Barry James

Date of service:

31 October 2023 - 1:30pm

OSBORNE, Barry James of Cromwell - 20.08.1951 - 25.10.2023. Barry passed away unexpectedly at home after a long illness, which he faced head-on. Much loved husband and friend of Anne, cherished Dad of Jo, Clare and Logan, and Megan, adored Grumps of Lucas, dearly loved son of *Bert and *Joyce and son-in-law of *Cyril and *Mary Pettit, loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of *Wendy and *Arthur Smith, Glenice and Laurie Mayo, Marilyn and Alan Trent, Geoff and Dariel Osborne, Paul and Pat Pettit and their families. A special thank you to Nephrology Dialysis Unit Teams in Dunedin Hospital. A celebration of Barry’s life will be held in Mary Immaculate and the Irish Martyrs Catholic Church, Sligo Street, Cromwell at 1.30pm on Tuesday October 31, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John Ambulance Service would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to: 7 Orpine Court Cromwell 9710. (*denotes deceased.)

Venue:

Mary Immaculate and the Irish Martyrs Catholic Church
2 Sligo Street

Sherlaw, Irene May

Sherlaw, Irene May

Date of service:

27 October 2023 - 1:30pm

SHERLAW, Irene May, -On Saturday, 21st October 2023. Peacefully at Teviot Rest Home with family by her side, Aged 88. Dearly loved wife of William* (BILL), much loved mother and mother-in-law of Lynette* and Jen, Ruth and Ralph* Nichol, Glenda and Brett Bolton, Kathy and William Gunn, Malcolm and Jacqui, much loved grandmother of Joseph and Bridie, Lisa, Andrew and Emma, Matt, Ryan, Kurt and Tara, Ben and Mandy, Adam, Todd and Sam, and a very proud great grandmother. (*Denotes deceased) The family gratefully thank the medical and care staff that looked after Irene over the last months. As per Irene’s wishes a private family service will be held. Messages to 17 Scotland Street, Roxburgh 9500

Venue:

Teviot Union Church