MASON, Hazel Matilda. Peacefully on February 19, 2024, at Clutha Views Lifecare; aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ernie, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Cliff and Lesley, Jackie and Mike Coll, Denise and David Anderson, and Stephen, cherished Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.     Fond Memories.

A service to celebrate Hazel’s life will be held on Saturday February 24, at 11am in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, then leaving for the Balclutha lawn cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at her service. The family wish to thank Dunedin Hospital, and Clutha Views Lifecare staff for their wonderful care given to Hazel. Messages to 1308 kaka Point Road, RD1, Kaka Point 9271

ROWLEY, William Thomas (Bullshit Bill). Peacefully on February 12, 2024, at Clutha Health First; aged 75 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Garth and Sherry, Claudine and Chris, Trudi and Rick, and Lisa Kelly, adored Grandad of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held on Friday February 16, 2024 at 1.30pm in the Owaka Golf Club, Punawea Road, Owaka, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 28 Pererika Street, Rotorua.

TUNNAH, Arthur David. Peacefully on February 3,2024 at Holmdene, with his loving family by his side; aged 94 years.

Dearly loved husband and best friend for 68 years of June, loved Father and Father-in-law of Richard and Anne, Paul and Karen, Audrey & Robbie Faddes, Helen, and the late Carol. Loving Grandad and Pop to Nigel, Natalie, Taylor, Ellie, and Rose; Colin; Catherine, and Ruby; Simon, Rebecca, McKyah and Brooklyn; and Sarah and Kade.

Special Friend and Brother of Rei (Nelson), and Nancy (Blenheim).

Special thanks to the staff at Holmdene for their loving care of Arthur.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Arthur’s life will be held on Saturday February 10, 2024, at 11am in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha.

Messages to 9 Ipswich Street, Balclutha 9230.  

FREW; Owen Bruce ‘Oe’ ‘Frewsy’.  Peacefully at Holmdene on 3rd February 2024, aged 69 years, after a short illness.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Garrick and Sandra, James and Hayley, proud grandad of Ryan, Breana, Savanna and Axel.  Loved friend of Debbie and Jenny.  Son of the late Eric and Doris Frew, loved brother and brother -in-law of Russell and the late Ann, Alvin and Karen,  Estelle and Murray, and uncle to all his nieces and nephews.   A celebration of Owen’s life will be held on Thursday 8 February 2024 at 1.30 pm at the Milton Country Club, 52 Union Street, Milton.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at Owen’s service.  Messages to 73 Gormack Street, Balclutha 9230

HAITANA, Ronald Wilson (Ron). It is with great sadness the Haitana family announce the passing of Ron, peacefully on January 27,2024 at his home, with his loving family by his side; aged 68 years.

Beloved husband of Janice*, devoted father and father-in-law of Jason and Tess, Stacey*, and Troy, much loved Grandad of Maverick, Levi, Taine, Cory, Josh, Summer, Bella, and Leonardo and a loved brother-in-law, uncle and friend to all his extended loved ones. (*denotes deceased)

Ron is resting at home. Everyone is most welcome. 

A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held on Thursday February 1, 2024, at 11am in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by interment at the Clinton cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated, and may be left at Ron’s service.

Messages to 11 Pakefield Street, Balclutha 9230.  

SLACK, Elaine Janet. Unexpectedly, on January 21, 2024, at Southland Hospital.  Dearly loved wife of the late Geoff, a loved Mother and mother-in-law of Trudi & Martin (England), and Paul and Leanne Slack (Waitahuna), a much-loved Nanny E to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A memorial service for Elaine will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at 1.30 p.m. in the Waitahuna Community Hall. 

Messages to 20 McCaw Road, RD3 Lawrence 9593. 

McCAUGHAN, Ngaire Rosalyn. Peacefully on January 23, 2024 at Clutha Views Lifecare; aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife of Brian*, loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Lindsay and Janine, Trev and a dear friend of Kim, cherished Nana of Sarah, Olivia*, Anna, Emma, and Ryan; Taylor, Bailey, and Jorja. A much loved sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. “Precious Memories.”  (*denotes deceased).

A service of farewell for Ngaire will be held on Monday January 29, 2024 at 1.30pm in the South Otago Town and Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha, then leaving for the Balclutha lawn cemetery.  Messages to 3 Silverview Place, Mosgiel 9024..

SMITH; Kerry Michael. Born January 6, 1961. Passed away in the Wakatipu Basin on January 21, 2024, after a courageous and enduring battle. Adored by his family, Sandra (Kingsbury-Smith), Georgia, James, Jan, Tom, India, and Hugo. A loved son, brother, cousin, and uncle. A much-admired friend, builder, tennis player, and rugby fanatic.

A service to celebrate Kerry’s life will be held on Friday 26 January 2024 at 12.00 pm at the Lake Hayes Pavilion, 719 Lake Hayes-Arrow Junction Highway.   Moi mai rā - Rest in Peace.

TILY, Edna Joyce, nee Ross (late of Milton). Passed away peacefully on 27thDecember, 2023 at Holmdene, Balclutha. Loved wife of the late William David, dearly loved Mum of Barbara and Derek Collins (Sydney), Wendy and Steve McLay (Milton), David and Jean (Invercargill), Stephen and Rose (Dunedin), loved Nana of her 6 grandchildren and great Nana of her 8 great grandchildren.

Now with her Lord Saviour.  At Edna’s request a private service has been held. Messages to P.O.Box 46, Milton.

WEBSTER; Bryan James (Stick/ Tacker)  19/05/1944 – 01/01/2024

Survived by Gloria and their much-loved sons; Bryan, Darryn and Shayne.  Father-in-law of Di, Sandy and Elaine.  Pops to Michelle, Lisa and Troy.  Great Pops to Kobe and Jaelah.  Forever in our hearts.

WHEELER, Gordon Hicks. 23.08.1933 – 02.01.2024. Eighth and youngest son of Laura* and Alfred* Wheeler, loving brother of Ernest*, William*, Geordie*, Alfie*, Douglas*, Alan*, Keith*, Bella*, Doreen Ansell, and Judith Dick, a loving brother-in-law, and remembered fondly by all his nieces and nephews. “Man of the Land”. (*denotes deceased).

A Memorial service for Gordon will be held on Wednesday 10 January, 2024 at 1.30pm in the Kaitangata Community Centre. Donations to the Kaitangata Volunteer Fire Brigade would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 50 Clyde Terrace, Kaitangata.  

 

KUITI; Matthew Gavin Winiara, on 29th December 2023 as the result of an accident, aged 29 years.  Dearly loved grandson of Glenys and the late Morris Gregory.  Loved nephew of Shane and Kellie Gregory and cousin of Tilly, Marlee and Hew.  Will never be forgotten.

RITCHIE, William Raymond (Ray). Ray passed away peacefully on 25th December,2023 at Clutha Views; aged 83 years. Loved husband of Jenny, father of Paul, and Brenda, and a much loved grandfather of Jenna, and Katie.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha on Wednesday 3rdJanuary at 1:30pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 97 Main Road, Clinton.

ROSS, Lorraine Eleanor Dorothy, nee Dowie. Peacefully on January 1st, 2024 at Ashlea Grove, Milton; aged 80 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Stephen, Dale and Sheryl, Tracey and Evan Dick, cherished and adored Nana of Vickie and Todd, Rachel and Marcus, Jamie and Kaylin, and Shari, adored great Nana of Jameison, Zax, Maple, and Hadleigh.

Her eyes were her voice. Life is not forever, love is!

At Lorraine request a private family service has been held. The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Ashlea Grove for their amazing care given to Lorraine. Messages to 50 Clyde Terrace, Kaitangata.

AITKENHEAD, Graeme Tilson (Buckles). Peacefully on 23rd December,2023, at Kew Hospital; aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Dawn, much loved father and father-in-law of Cheryl and Sean, David and Carolyn, cherished Grandad of Ellie, Josh, and Sam. Loved brother, brother-in-law, and respected Uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  

A service of farewell for Buckles will be held in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha on Thursday 4thJanuary,2024 at 1.30pm, then leaving for the Port Molyneux cemetery, Kaka Point. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to P.O.Box 171, Balclutha 9240.

RITCHIE, William Raymond (Ray). Ray passed away peacefully on 25th December,2023 at Clutha Views; aged 83 years. Loved husband of Jenny, father of Paul, and Brenda, and a much loved grandfather of Jenna, and Katie.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha on Wednesday 3rdJanuary at 1:30pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at his service. Messages to 97 Main Road, Clinton.

HOEKSTRA, Jacob (Jack). On December 20that Clutha Health First. Jack died peacefully with Norma, his loved wife of 60 years by his side. Loved father and father-in-law of Jackie and Graham Holgate, Richard Hoekstra, Sonja and Vaughan Collier, Viv and Dave Gordon, much loved Pop of his 12 grandchildren and his 10 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Sunday December 24th at 11am in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, corner of George and Clyde streets, Balclutha, followed by a private interment. Messages to 82 Wilson Road, Balclutha 9230.

KELLY; Sandra Yvonne (nee Robson).  In loving memory of Sandra who passed on 18th December 2023, surrounded by her loving family.  Dearly loved daughter of  the late Marilyn and Ken Robson, loving sister of the late Joanne, Raewyn and Tracy.  Dearly loved wife of Steven, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Nicky and Logan, Bronwyn and Adam, Kylie and Matt.  Cherished grandma of Victoria, Esmae, Dannielle, Edwin, Watson and Aubrey.  A loved aunty and sister-in-law.  A celebration of her life will be held in Leishman’s Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha on Saturday 23 December 2023, at 11.00 am,  followed by private cremation. 

FERGUSON; Mervyn Wayne. Passed away peacefully after a short battle on Sunday 17th December 2023 in Oamaru (formerly of Kaitangata). Loved husband of the late Annis, partner of Doris, Dad & Dad in-law of Glen & Debbie (Kaitangata), Tracey & Croc (Cromwell), cherished Grandad to Jade & Mandi, Shannon, Chanelle, Kane & Kelly, and Sam, great Grandad to Shakaia, Chastity, Mason, & Quinn. A graveside service for Mervyn will be held at the Kaitangata Cemetery on Friday 22nd December 2023 at 1.30pm. Messages to 8 Exmouth Street Kaitangata.

 

RENTON, Kelvin Alexander, aka: Steppie, Steptoe or Kelly signed off his last contract and had his final goodbyes on 29th November 2023.  He passed peacefully with his family at Holmdene Rest Home aged 83 years young.  Loved husband of Maureen, and father of Nigel and Donna Renton/Love (Melbourne), Katrina and Tony Nuttall (Auckland), Desiree and Barney Barnes (Christchurch), and Melanie and Darren Palmer (Mosgiel).  He was a proud Grandad/Pop of Tamara and Mishani, Cain, Raikyn and Jaiya, Rianna and Courtney, Erina and Christie, and great Grandad of Lyla, Cove and Milah.  Kelvin was eldest son of the late Gerald and Eileen Renton, brother of David and Cathy, and the late Ross.  He was the son-in-law of the late Raymond and Eileen Bransgrove (Milton).  A Cremation has already been held.  Kelvin wished to have a celebration of his life, which will be held on Thursday, 21st December 2023 at 2.00 pm at Leishman Funeral Services, 12 James Street, Balclutha.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. The service will be livestreamed, and the link is available on Leishman Funeral Services Website.

 

STEPHENS, William John (formally of Whanganui, WRFU life Member). Peacefully on December 8,2023 at Holmdene, Balclutha; aged 85 years. Adored husband and best friend of Angela, much loved brother and brother-in-law of *Derek and *Lois, *Ann and Dick Bird, cherished Uncle of Jeffrey and Nicole, Tony and Andrea, Glen and Suzette, Tracey and John, Debbie and their families;  brother in law of Donna Ward-Brinsdon and*Ray Brinsdon, and *Tom Ward, *Jim Richmond, Rosalie and *Don Macintyre, and *Denis Smart,*John and *Jeanette Richmond, Bill Richmond, loved Uncle of *Sonia, Vivien and Bryan, Donna-Elaine and John, Richard and Shanelle, Greg and Jenny, Nick and Tomo, Chris, Andrea and Mike, Korina and Chris , a loved great Uncle, and a dear friend to many. (*denotes deceased)

At John’s request a private service and burial have been held. Messages to 81 D Charlotte Street, Balclutha 9230.  

Brown, Benjamin John. Died suddenly as a result of an accident in Perth WA, on the 8thNovember. Dearly loved oldest son of Campbell and Dellys and loved older brother of Reuben, loved by all his family and friends.  A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 2.00 pm in the Owaka Community Centre, 9 Ovenden Street, Owaka.  Messages to RD2, 1447 Owaka Valley Road, Owaka 9586.

 DUNCAN, Roma Jane (nee Stirling); Balclutha Golf Club Life Member.  Peacefully on November 28, 2023 at Dunedin Hospital; in her 96th year. Very dearly loved wife of the late Gordon, devoted mum and mum-in-law of Roger and Wendy, Barry and Kerry, Joy and Roger Moody, a very cherished Nana and great wee Nana Duncan of Jucinda, Stephen, Logan, and Renee; Tara, Andrew, Hadley, Emma, and Tessa; Phillipa, Regan, Carter, and McKenzie.

A service to celebrate Roma’s life will be held on Monday December 4 2023 at 1.30pm in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 72 Clyde 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 her service.  Messages to 1067 Tram Road, RD2, Kaiapoi 7692

COOPER, Isabelle Ada (nee Beck). On November 19, 2023 at Clutha Health First, Balclutha, in her 98 year.  Dearly loved wife and companion of the late Fred, much loved mother and mother- in -law of Rita and Tom Cartwright (Mosgiel), Marrion Clark (Roxburgh), Colin (Pukerau), Lindsay (Owaka), and a loved grandma of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A Memorial service for Isabelle will be held on Friday December 1, 2023 at 1.30 pm in Leishman’s Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha Red Cross would be appreciated and may be left at her service. The service will be livestreamed, the link is available on Leishman Funerals Website.  Messages to 61 Gormack Street, Balclutha 9230.

ENRIGHT, Lancelot Patrick (Lance), of Beaumont.

“Gone to be with his beloved Lord Jesus.”

Peacefully after a short illness at Dunedin Hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2023, surrounded by his loving family; in his 97th year. Dearly loved husband and stepfather of the late Toni and her family. Deeply loved son of the late Patrick and Margaret Enright (Beaumont). Much loved brother and brother-in-law of *Mary Brosnahan, *Ray and Islay, *Margaret and *Walter Parker, Tony* and Lorraine, *Brian, Nancy and Mick Cross, Kathy and Peter Garr, and *Frances and *Tom Hotton. Adored Uncle, Great Uncle and Great-great-Uncle of his many nieces and nephews. (*Denotes deceased). Messages to 77 District Road, Green Island, Dunedin 9018.

RALSTON, Judith Frances (Judy, nee Jamieson). Peacefully on November 21st,2023 at Clutha Views Lifecare, with her loving husband by her side; aged 64 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Stephen, mother of Anthony, and Lisa, and a dear nana of her grandchildren. Loved daughter-in-law of the late Les and Edna Ralston, loved sister, sister-in-law and  aunt.

A service of farewell for Judy will be held on Monday November 27, at 1.30pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 56 Charlotte Street, Balclutha 9230.

DEANS, Neville (Dino). Peacefully on November 21,2023 at Balclutha; aged 68 years. Dearly loved father of Tania, Jamie, Lincoln, Jordan, Callum and their partners, and a loved Grandad of all his grandchildren.

At Dino’s request, a private cremation has been held. Messages to P.O.Box 171, Balclutha 9240. 

SIMPSON, John Raymond (Sam), died peacefully on November 16, 2023, at Yvette Williams Retirement Village.  Loved husband of the late Judith Anne Simpson (nee Pearson), much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Kellie, Stephanie and Shane Frith, Craig and Sonia, and the late Mark.  Loved grandfather of Charlotte, William, and Penelope; Kees, and Kohl Frithsson; Micah, Layla, and Lucia.  Loved brother of the late Yvonne Rabbitte and Brian, Sue Smith and Dennis Harding and the late Jennifer Speyer.  Loved by many, may you rest in peace with Judith.  A private service will be held on Monday November 20, followed by a private interment. Messages to 65 Main South Road, East Taieri, Mosgiel 9024.

FYALL, Vivien Lenore. Viv has played her final round and turned in her last card at age 82, passing away peacefully at Holmdene on November 12, 2023.  Dearly loved wife of the late Keith Fyall, much loved and respected mum of Julie and Neville, Nikki and Aaron, Warwick and Siobhain, proud Nana of Stacey and Andrew, Lisa and Peter, Ashlea and Andrew; Mia; Casie, and Aoife, adored great Nana of Dominic, Harrison, and Wyatt. Special thank you to the wonderful staff at Otago Hospice and Holmdene for their care of our beautiful Mum.

A Memorial service for Viv will be held on Friday November 17, 2023 at 1.30pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Holmdene Residents Fund would be appreciated and may be left at her service. The service will be livestreamed, and the link is available on Leishman Funeral Services Website. Messages to 13 Henley Drive, Balclutha 9230.

THOMPSON Gary Edwin.  Passed peacefully at Holmdene, surrounded by family on November 5th, 2023. Husband and friend of Maureen, loved Dad of Dwayne and Belinda, and Brett, loved grandad and friend of Scott and Olivia, Brendon and Brooke, Nicholas and Mckayla, great grandad to Taylor and April, McKenzie and Jaxx, Jordi and Quinn.  A service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held on Friday November 10 at 1.00pm, at the Kaitangata Community Centre, 16 Exmouth Street, Kaitangata.  The service will be live streamed, and the link is available on Leishman Funeral services Web site . Messages to 14B Lanark Street, Balclutha 9230 

McDiarmid, Raymond Stewart (Derm, Spud). Unexpectedly on November 2, 2023 at his home in Kaitangata; in his 66th year. Dearly adored husband and soulmate of Danielle, much loved father and father-in-law of Jamie and Jayde, cherished Grandad of his grandchildren, and a dear friend of Peter and Gwen, and Melanie. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Daphne and *Ray Beran, Betty and *Ian McKay, John and Val, Douglas and Noeline, Beverly and Michael McMillan, *Lillias and Ian Page, Margaret and Robert Storer and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. (*denotes deceased)

CROOK Richard William (Crooksy);  On October 28, 2023, at Clutha Health First, after a determined battle with cancer, passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones.  Loved husband of Deidre, father and stepfather of Mark and Lee, Sarah and John, granddad to Elsie, brother and brother- in-law to Margaret and Rob, Anne and Colin, Alister (Australia).  Loved uncle to all of his nieces and nephews.  Loved friend to many.  A service to celebrate Crooksy’s life will be held on Friday November 3, 2023, in Leishman’s Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha at 1.30 pm.  The family request In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice and can be left at his service.   

JENKINSON, Mary Lou (formerly Akehurst, nee Borders) Passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at home on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Dearly loved wife of Colin. Much loved and respected second mum of Victoria & Alvin Stephen (Milton), Martin & Maree (Richmond) and Phillip & Lynn (England). Adored Granny of Mathew, Camrin, Casey, and Reuben. Loved sister of *Jesse Eli Borders, *Junior Walter Onstead, *Charles Wesley Borders, *Linda Fay Borders, Harold Clifton Gordon and *Larry Don Gordon (All of Arkansas). Loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. Loved daughter of the late Sam & Ruth Borders (Arkansas) (*Denotes deceased). A service to celebrate Mary Lou’s life will be held on Friday November 3, 2023, at 11am at Bethel Christian Fellowship, Gordon Street, Balclutha. To be followed by a private family cremation. Messages to 26 Wilson Road, Balclutha 9230.

HOWIE, Graham Ronald CMT; 920974, On 12 September 2023, peacefully at Clutha Views, in his 91st year.  Dearly loved husband of the late Iris and loved father and father-in-law of Geoffrey and Debra (Milton), Lynette and the late Andy Iosefo (Christchurch, Ronald and Sandra (Moneymore), Anne-Maree and Grant Still (Moneymore) and the late Noel, a loved brother and brother-in-law of Valma and Gordon Johnston, Lorna and Errol Scott. A treasured Grandad to his 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.  A memorial  service to celebrate Graham’s life with be held on Thursday November 2nd at 2.00 pm in the Coronation Hall, A private cremation has already been held, details of a memorial service to follow.  Messages to 36B Burns Street, Milton 9220

UREN, Phyllis Audrey (Wee Nan).  Peacefully at Holmdene, Balclutha, on Sunday 29 October 2023. Dearly loved wife of the late George.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Barney and Viv, Dot and John Finch, Margaret Freeman, Judy and Laurie Robson and loved Wee Nan of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchild.  A service to celebrate Phylis’s life will be held on Thursday November 2, 2023, in Leishman’s Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha at 2.00 pm.  The family request In lieu of flowers donations to the Holmdene Residents fund and can be left at her service.  Messages to 39 Poole Street, Kaitangata 9210

 JAMES, Audrey Jean. Nee Keen. Passed away on 20 October 2023 at Dunedin Public Hospital, aged 89. A private service was held on the 27th October in Balclutha. A Dearly loved Mum , Nanna, Great Grandmother, Aunty and Sister.

Messages to 7A Yarmouth St Balclutha

RYAN, Maurice Kevin JP retired, and former Mayor of Balclutha 1980 – 1986.  Peacefully at Ross Home, Dunedin, on Monday 23 October 2023; in his 92nd year.   Adored and cherished husband of the late Joan.  Loved and adored father and father-in-law of Shaun and Sheryl, Liz and Grant, Maree and Ally, Judy and Tony, Brent and Alain, Michelle and Steve.  Loved and respected grandfather of Kelsi; Jason, Sarah and Richard; Lara, Monique, Clare and Nicole; Emma, Rory, Lydia and Luke; Eve and James. Loved great grandfather of his 25 great grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at Mary McKillop Catholic Church, Gordon Street, Balclutha on Friday October 27th at 1.00pm, with private cremation.   Followed by an afternoon tea at Leishman's Reception lounge, 12 James Street, Balclutha. The service will be live streamed, and the link is available on Leishman Funeral services Web site. Messages to 54 Tirohanga Road, RD2 Mosgiel 9092

YORSTON Jenifer (Jeni). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 4, 2023.  Dearly loved wife of the late Tom, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sandy, Tony,  Rick and Debbie, and grandmother of Katrina and Lucas.  A service to celebrate Jeni’s life will be held on Wednesday 11th October 2023 at 1.30pm at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 72 Clyde Street, Balclutha. Messages to 5840 Ettrick Raes Junction Road, RD2 Roxburgh 9572

Duncan, Catherine Marion (nee Sims). Cath passed away peacefully on Wednesday 27th September 2023 in her 97th year at Holmdene.  Dearly loved wife of the late Lex Duncan. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Julian & Jill Galt, Lynne & Brian Johnson, Ross & Therese Duncan and Bruce & Gill Duncan.  Cath was an adored and precious nana of Lachlan & Jo, Chloe & Chris, Hadleigh & Mel; Rebecca, Amy; Christopher & Julia, Nicholas & Imogen, William & Alex. Cath was also a much-loved great grandmother.  A service to celebrate Cath’s life will be held on Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 1pm at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 72 Clyde Street, Balclutha. Live Streaming will be available on Leishman Funeral Services Web Site.   Messages to 180 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230

HEENAN Clifford Hugh (Cliff), 26th November 1944.  Last night Cliff  passed away, peacefully in Dunedin Hospital with his  family beside him, 30th September 2023.  A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in Kaka Point pub on Wednesday 4th October 2023 at 1.30pm.  Friends and Family are welcome to celebrate Cliffs life.

WILLIAMS, Dorothy Sherrill (Dorry). Peacefully on October 1, 2023 at Holmdene, Balclutha; aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Beau, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Christine, Dean and Schaula, Andrew and Aimee, cherished Nana of all her grandchildren, a loved sister, sister-in-law, and aunty.

At Dorry’s request a private farewell has been held. Messages to 12 Dartmouth Street, Kaitangata 9210.

LOWERY Bruce Alexander, 23/7/1966 – 17/9/2023  Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a courageous fight with MND. Beloved husband of Barbara, father of Cameron, George and Hamish, Son of Blair and Rua*, brother and brother-in-law of Hilda and Bruce Buxton, Derek and Bernie Lowery, Earl Lowery and Jane Byron, Rex Lowery and Zee Robini. Son-in-law to Peter and Maureen Cummings, brother-in-law to Catheryn Faid and Steve Champ, Jyoteeka Cummings, Sheryl and Dave Mckewen, Jonet and Doug Warhurst, Phil and Melinda Cummings, and loved uncle by all of Bruce’s nieces and nephews.  We will forever miss his guidance and wisdom.  Thank you to all the people that

supported Bruce on his journey.  A service to celebrate Bruces life will be held at the Waitahuna hall, 1pm Saturday 23rd September 2023.  Messages to 495 Table Hill Road, Milton 9220

WILSON Pearl Margaret. Suddenly on 16th September 2023 at Dunedin Hospital, surrounded by family.  Loved wife and best mate of Paul, loved mother of Mona, Delaney and Amanda, Kaden, and Damian, loved Nana of Kingston, Bentley, Tyler, and Boots.  A service to celebrate Pearl’s life will be held in the South Otago Town and Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha on Friday 22 September 2023 at 1.30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha Fire Brigade would be appreciated and may be left at her service.

Messages to 50 Yarmouth Street, Balclutha 9230.

MILLER, Audrey Elwyn (nee Robson)

Peacefully at Clutha Health First on September 16, 2023; aged 87 years. Loved Wife and best friend of Doug, loved daughter of Ernie*, and Vera* Robson, loved sister of Owen* Robson, Marie* and Bob* Latimer, Ivan* and Kath* Robson, Lorna* and Andrew (Ginger*) Anderson, Kenny* and Marilyn* Robson, and a much-loved Aunt to her many nieces and nephews. “Will be sadly missed” (*denotes deceased).  A service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held on Thursday, September 21, at 1.30pm in the South Otago Town and Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha, followed by private interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Balclutha St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at her service. Messages to 32 Kakapuaka Road, Balclutha 9273

CRAWFORD, Reta Mabel, (nee Smith); 21/3/1933 – 10/9/2023; aged 90 years. Passed away peacefully on September 10, 2023, at Dunedin hospital, surrounded by the love of her family. Dearly loved wife of the late Ray, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Neville and Karen, Suzanne and Murray Anderson, Brenda Constantine, Wayne and Colleen, Jill and Garry Stewart, amazing Nana of all her 12 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Reta’s life will be held on Monday September 18, 2023, at 1pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by burial at the Clinton Cemetery. Messages to 29 Centennial Ave, Balclutha 9230.

 HOWIE, Graham Ronald CMT; 920974, On 12 September 2023, peacefully at Clutha Views, in his 91st year.  Dearly loved husband of the late Iris and loved father and father-in-law of Geoffrey and Debra (Milton), Lynette and the late Andy Iosefo (Christchurch, Ronald and Sandra (Moneymore), Anne-Maree and Grant Still (Moneymore) and the late Noel, a loved brother and brother-in-law of Valma and Gordon Johnson, Lorna and Errol Scott. A treasured Grandad to his 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.  A private cremation has already been held, details of a memorial service to follow.  Messages to 36B Burns Street, Milton 9220

West, Marie Iona (nee Chalmers); formerly of Te Anau.  Passed peacefully on September 6th 2023; aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Graeme West, much loved mother of Karen, Trevor, the late Jenny, and mother-in-law of Mark, cherished Grandma of Grace, Emily and Kaia. Dearly loved sister, sister- in -law and a much loved auntie to all her nieces and nephews. Special thank you to the caring staff at Clare House, Invercargill, neighbours, family and friends for the kindness they have shown her over the years.

A service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha on Wednesday September 13 at 1.30. Messages to P.O.Box 750, Nelson 7040.

CHAPMAN, Barbara Kay (nee Young). Peacefully on September the 1st, 2023, at her home in Lawrence surrounded by her family; in her 65th year.  Dearly loved wife and best friend of Mark, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Renée, Sam and Holly, Lauren and Sam and adored Nana Barbie of Quinn, Willow and Ivy.  A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at Simpson Park, Lawrence on Thursday 7th September 2023 at 1.30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Otago Community Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. “Forever in our hearts”. Messages to 2 Thurso Street, Lawrence 9532.

GRAY, Peter McNeish McSkimming. Passed away peacefully on September 5, 2023, at Dunedin hospital; aged 97 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Sheila, loved father and father-in-law of Margaret and Trevor Dovey (Kaka Point), Neville and Debbie (Gold Coast), Allan and Penny (Bargara), and Heather Gray (Dunedin), cherished Grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a special friend of Ray. Thank you to Clutha Views Lifecare for their care during the last 5 years. At Peter’s request a private cremation has been held. Messages to RD 1, Port Molyneux, Balclutha 9271.

BENNETT, Mark Hardie (Benny). Tragically, as the result of an accident, on August 29, 2023.Dearly loved partner of Jodie, much loved Dad of Grayson, Madeline, and Geordie, loved son of Ian and Diane, loved brother and brother-in-law and mate of Jane and Glenn Hutton, Johnny and Julie, stepdad to Kathryn, Michael, and Leo, and friend of Mary. A much-loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 1.30 pm in the South Otago Town and Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha, followed by private interment at Balclutha Lawn Cemetery. Messages to PO Box 171, Balclutha 9230.  

OLIVER, Diane Clare. Peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2023, at her home; aged 44 years. Dearly loved partner of Ricky Bassett, much loved mother of Jayden, and Nicholas, much loved daughter, sister, aunt, and a dear friend. At Diane’s request a private cremation has been held. Messages to 17 Poole Street, Kaitangata.  

BRADY, William Francis (Bill). Unexpectedly on August 29, 2023, at Dunedin hospital; aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Adrienne, much loved father and father-in-law of Steven and Debbie, Tony, and Scott, cherished Pop of Corey and Lacara, Cody and Lana; Kate, and Gemma, and a dear friend of Carolyn.

At Bill’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 27 Keinan Ave, Milton.

BLACK, Robert Alexander Ross (RAR).

Died peacefully On August 30,2023 at Oxford Court. Much loved husband of Margaret*, Father to Ross, Robyn, Robert and Glenda. Father in law to Linn and Brent. Beloved Grandfather of Ross, Alistair, Sarah, Daniel and Keisha. Off to be with Mum.

A funeral service for RAR will be held in our Chapel, 12 James St, Balclutha Friday 1 September 2023 at 1.30pm

BUDGE, Alma Annie.

Peacefully on August 27, 2023, at Leslie Grove Rest home; aged years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Athol and , Rosemary and Robbie Johnston ,Sharon and the late Malcolm Sutton, much adored Grandma of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Alma’s request a private service has been held. Messages to 15 Lewin Street, Balclutha 9230.

MELVIN, Ronald Bryan (Ronnie).

Peacefully on August 19,2023 at his home with Trish by his side; aged years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Trish, much loved father and father-in-law of

A service to celebrate Ronnies’s life will be held on Friday 25th August 2023 at 2.00pm, at the Kaitangata Community Centre, 16 Exmouth Street Kaitangata, followed by a private cremation.  Messages to 57 Salcombe Street, Kaitangata.

SMAILL, Roger Hamilton.  Rog left us unexpectedly on 18 August 2023 while out doing what he loved.   Much loved Dad of Anna, Beth and Bridget. Husband and friend of Neroli, father-in-law of Craig and Tim and special Poppa Rog of Esther, Freya, Ivy, Willa and Eddie.  Join us to celebrate Roger’s life at the Rosebank Lodge, 2pm Thursday 24th August 2023.  Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Clutha Foundation (givewhereyoulive@cluthafoundation.org.nz).  

FREEMAN, Barbara Winifred (nee Donnell)

Peacefully at Clutha Views Lifecare on August 18, 2023; aged 97 years. Loved Wife of the late Reginald McKenzie Freeman (Reg), a loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of, Lorraine (Mosgiel), Margaret Holden and Neville Gunn and the late Neville Holden (all of Roxburgh), Jenny and the late Russel Carr (Balclutha), Raymond and Liz Freeman (Balclutha), the late Tony & Gwen Hart (Auckland & Balclutha) a loved Nan of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a loved Aunty. “To the world you are a mother, but to your family; you are our world.” A service for Barbara will be held on Wednesday, August 23, at 1.30pm in St Marks Anglican Church, Renfrew Street, Balclutha, followed by interment at Balclutha Lawn Cemetery. Messages to 73 Gormack Street Balclutha 9230.

EDWARDS, Desmond Keith (Keith)

Peacefully, with his daughter by his side, at St Clair Residential Care Unit, on August 16, 2023; aged 76 years.

Son of Marama Kauhoa, Bill and Ivy Edwards (Hokianga and Auckland).  Ngapuhi.

Loved father and father-in-law of Simon; and Hana & Derek, adored Grandad of Jamahl & Sophia, Danae, Jayda and Watene. Great grandfather of the many mokopuna. Partner of Faye. Former husband and friend of Doreen Miller-Edwards.

Keith is resting at Gormack street, all are welcome.

A service for Keith will be held on Monday, August 21, at 11am in our Chapel,12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. Messages to Hana, 52 Gormack Street. No flowers please.

McIVER, Denise Mona. It is with great sadness we advise the passing of Denise on August 14, 2023, with her loving family by her side; aged 76 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate for 58 years of *Malcolm, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sandra and Stuart Faddes, Michelle and Simon Siddells, Malcolm and Debbie, and a cherished Nana of her 8 grandchildren. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Christine and John, *Marilyn, and Colin; and sister-in-law of *Clem and *Nan, Dawn and *Rod, Peter and Verna, and much loved aunty of her nieces and nephews. (*denotes deceased).  

 A service to celebrate Denise’s life will be held on Friday August 18, at 11am in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holmdene Residents Fund would be appreciated and may be left at her service. Messages to 2 Ann Street, Balclutha 9230.

GREEN Erin Iona Lindsay, Suddenly at Kaitangata on Saturday August 12, 2023, aged 33 Years. Loved daughter of Joanne Marsh, Tony and Linda Green. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Sharni and Shane, Dylan and Stacey, Damian and Sarah, Daniel and Eimear, Jamie, Mitchell and Jackson.

Treasured mum of Alize, Jahna and Kody. Much loved aunty of Seth, Ezra, Toby, Sophie and Alfie, Hemi, Charlie and Reagan, Taylah and Oscar, and Cadhla.  Special friend of Adam and Lisa.

A service to celebrate Erin’s life will be held on Saturday 19th August 2023 at 2.00pm, at the Kaitangata Community Centre, 16 Exmouth Street Kaitangata, followed by interment at the Kaitangata cemetery.  Messages to 44 North Branch Road, RD1 Milton

HOLGATE Jane Kathleen (nee Ravenwood).  Jane passed away peacefully at Clutha views Lifecare on August 13, 2023.  Much loved wife of the late Errol Holgate and the late Winston Miller.  A very special and loved mum and mother-in-law of Jackie and Maurice Adam (Milton) and Penelope Stewart (Queenstown).  Dearly loved Nana Jane of Kane and Angela, Ben and Sharnae, Olivia and Jade Adam, Esmae, Indi, Miller and Frankie, Beau and Lottie and Laikyn Adam, Zavier and Xandah Gibson.  Loved Sister and Sister-in-law of Mike and Jan, Phil and Beryle Ravenwood, Linley and Paul Booth and the late Robert and Heather Ravenwood.  Loved Auntie of all her Nieces’ and Nephews.  As per Jane’s wishes a private cremation has been held.  Messages can be sent to: Adam Family, 7 Pope Street, MILTON 9220

WILLIAMS, Garry Arthur (Beau).  Peacefully on August 4, 2023 at Dunedin hospital; aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorrie, much loved father and father-in-law of Paul and Christine, Dean and Schaula, Andrew and Aimee, cherished Grandad of all his Grandchildren, loved son of *Lynette and *Arthur Williams, loved brother of *Peter, and *Tony, brother-in-law of Ross and Christine, and *Murray, loved uncle and cousin of all his extended family. Will be sadly missed. (*denotes deceased).

A Memorial service for Beau will be held on Thursday August 17, 2023 at 2pm in the Kaitangata Community Centre. Donations to the Balclutha District Nurses would be appreciated & may be left at his service.   Messages to 12 Dartmouth Street, Kaitangata.

KLANCIC, Jeanie McDougall (Jean). Jean passed away on August 15, 2023, at Dunedin Hospital; aged 93 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Alek. Loved mother of Stephen and Roselie, Mervyn and Rosita, and Gillian* and Rob. Loved grandmother of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At Jean’s request, a private cremation has been held.

HARPER, Betty Alexandra. On 11 August, 2023, At Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha; aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack, loved mum, mother in-law, Nana, Great Nana and Friend of Sandra Keach and John Budge, Jason, Laurie, Georgia and Piper; Nicola, Rick and Braxton; Alan and Julie, Brendon, Emma and Finley, Craig and Kelly; Diane and Moss Taewa, Benny, Samya, and Paul. At Betty’s request a private family service has been held. Special Thanks to Clutha Views for their care of Betty over the last five years.

SIMPSON, Judith Anne (nee Pearson). Peacefully on August 2, 2023, at Dunedin hospital, surrounded by her loving children; aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife of Sam, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul and Kellie, Stephanie and Shane Frith, Craig and Sonia, and the late Mark, cherished Granny of Charlotte, William, and Penelope; Kees, and Kohl; Micah, Layla, and Lucia.  
A service to celebrate Judith’s life will be held on Monday August 7, at 1.30pm in the Milton Country Club, 52 Union Street, Milton, followed by a private interment. Messages to 65 Main South Road, East Taieri, Mosgiel 9024.

LEONARD, Jean Isabel (nee Mosley). On 29 July, 2023, peacefully at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha; aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jim, treasured mother and mother in-law of Malcolm and Barbara, David and Andrea, Karen and Ken, Judy and David, and a dearly loved grandmother of her 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Cherished sister-in-law of Mavis Mosley. A private family services and cremation has been held. Messages to 4 Nelson Road, RD2, Balclutha 9272.

ADAMS, Audrey (nee Mills). Peacefully on July 28, 2023, at Clutha Views Rest Home, Balclutha; aged 97 years. Dearly loved wife of Henry*, loved daughter of Charles* Mills (Moneymore) and Annie* James (Matakanui), loved sister and sister-in-law of Eileen* & Bob* Burns, Norrie* & Joyce* Mills, Rory* & Janet* Mills, Natalie* & Tom* Locke, Daphne* & Stuart* Sheat, Grace* & Colin* Hall, Doreen Allison*, Bill* and Olive Adams, & Colin* Adams. A very special Aunty, Great-Aunty, & Great-Great Aunty of all her nieces and nephews. (* denotes deceased).  Will be sadly missed. A service to celebrate Audreys life will be held on Tuesday 1st August 2023 at 11.00 am at the Milton Bowling Club, 50 Spenser Street, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Milton District Nurses and may be left at the service.  The Family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care of Audrey by the Milton District Nurses, and Access Support Staff, which had enabled Audrey to live independently and remain in her home for so long.  Messages to 8 Johnson Street, Milton 9220

WATT, Brian Morgan. Peacefully on July 23, 2023, at Yvette Williams Retirement Village Dunedin, surrounded by his loving family.
Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loved father and father-in-law of Kirsty, Juliet and Christopher, Renee, Morgan and Hannah, Morgan and Leanne, Carolyn and Marcus; loved Grandfather of Ellie, and Meg; Matilda, Reuben, and Jack; Georgia; Rhodes, and Stella; and Lily.
A private family service to farewell Brian has been held.
Messages C/o 8 Ridgwell Place, Stirling 9231.

McKENZIE, Margaret Moira (Peggy; nee Wilson). Peacefully on July 12, 2023 at Holmdene Rest home, Balclutha; in her 101st year. Dearly loved wife of *Arthur, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Raymond and *Lynne, Margaret and *Sandy Jackson and *Barry Flavall, Colin and Elaine, Elaine and Les Coughlan, cherished Nana of Brad; Sally, Adam and Sandy; Scott and Jo, Melanie and Martin, Janelle and Shane, Ryan and Jennel; Clark and Cherie, and great Nana of her 15 great grandchildren. (*denotes deceased)
A service to celebrate Peggy’s long life will be held on Wednesday July 19, at 1pm in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by a private interment. Messages to 339 Kaka Point Road, RD1, Balclutha 9271.

Faamoe-Ioane, Alan (Aleni). Sadly after a short but courageous fight, God took you back home to Mum. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, a loved and cherished Dad to Aleni; Elisa and Charlie Kneale; Matthew and Melissa; Suzie and Nathan Roy. A cherished, loved and adored grandad of all his grandchildren and his beautiful great-grandchildren. A special Al to all the nearlies, especially Warren and Paula. Loved son of Fa’aniniva Nuuliitia* and Ioane Faamoe*, beloved brother of Taavili* and Tapanga, Fipe* and Faapaupau Retimanu*, Tavita*, Mose and Tisulu, Ikopeta Healey*, Mua and Puni, Fereti*, Elisa Sililoto*, To’aoloo, and all his nephews and nieces. Son-in-law of Bert* and Bessie* Poultney, and brother-in-law of Raelene Epere, Alan; Ian; Betty* and Robbie* Faddes, Joy Tobeck*, Elton Oldman*, Jimmy* and Betty*, Stuart*, Olive*, Mavis*, Albert*. Alan wished to have no Fa’a Samoa and we as family gracefully accept his wishes. (* denotes deceased). In Lieu of Flowers, donations to South Otago Cancer Society, and South Otago Diabetes can be made at the service.  Alan’s family would like to thank the staff of Clutha Views, for their wonderful care of Alan, along with CHF GP’s, Nurses, inpatient ward, and the district nurses. A service to celebrate Alan’s life will be held on Tuesday July 18, at 1.30pm, in our Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by private cremation. Messages to Suzie Roy, RD4 Balclutha.

DICK, Joseph Terry. Peacefully on July 11,2023 at Holmdene Rest home, Balclutha; aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Colleen, much loved father and father-in-law of Darrin and Viv, Trevor and Linda, and Grant, cherished Grandfather of Kane, and Stacey, Daniel, and the late Grace, and great Grandad of Kaiden. Loved brother of Alec and Myra Dick (Nelson), Shirley & the late Alan, and a loved uncle of his nieces and nephews.
At Terry’s request a private cremation has been held. Messages to 125 Eddystone Street, Kaitangata 9210.

SIME, Graeme Thomas. Suddenly on July 10, 2023 in Balclutha; aged 74 years. Dearly loved father and Grandad of Philip (Australia), and Kasha, and Tryggr (Australia); Angela, Aidan, and Ryan (Ashburton); and a dear friend of Kay and Erin.
At Graeme’s request a private cremation will been held. Messages to 72D Spenser Street, Milton.

GOLD, Gillian Lesley (Jill). After a courageous battle, Jill passed away peacefully on July 9,2023 at Clutha Views Lifecare, Balclutha, aged 81 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Lisa and Paul Stoop, Shelley and Brendon Smith, cherished Nana Jill of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, much loved sister of Blair Jordan and a loved aunt of her nieces and nephews, and a friend of Bruce Gold.At Jill's request a private family service has been held. Messages to P.O.Box 171, Balclutha 9230.

MITCHELL Colin Cedric.  Peacefully at Dunedin Hospital on July 8 2023.  Loved father and father-in-law of Keri, Tania and Neil. Grandfather to Kaleb, Jared, Rylee and Casey.  Partner of the late Judith Tritt.  Good friend and dedicated community man.  A service to celebrate Colin’s life will be held at the Milton Country Club, 52 Union Street, Milton on Saturday 15th July 2023 at 1.00pm.  The family would like to thank the staff of Ward 8A, DPH for the dedicated care of Colin.  Messages to 39 Forfar Street, Mosgiel 9024

GOOD Gavin Charles.  Peacefully, surrounded by family at Clutha Health First on 5 July 2023. Cherished Husband of Mary-Anne. Loved father of Jeremy, Andrew and Jason. Adored Grandad of Emily and Elsie. Loved son of Colin* and Muriel*. Loved Brother to all his brothers, brother-in- laws, sister’s -in-laws and all his nieces and nephews. (*denotes deceased) In accordance with Gavins wishes a private cremation has been already held.  A memorial service to celebrate Gavin’s life will be held at the RSA Milton on Thursday 13th July 2023 at 1.00pm. In Lieu of Flowers, donations to Clutha Health First, and Milton District Nurses can be made at the service.  Mary-Anne and family would like to thank the staff of Clutha Health First, Milton District Nursing team and Dr Heron, Oncology Department SDHB and the Hospice for their wonderful care of Gavin.  Messages to P.O Box 48 Milton 9220.

GILLOGLEY, Hugh Alexander Stewart.  Sunday 2 July 2023. Aged 76 years young.  Suddenly, but peacefully at home in Waitahuna, Clutha.
Much loved husband for 40 years of Lynn.  Adored brother of Sandra, Elizabeth and Ann (UK) and beloved son of the late Hugh and Betty (deceased).  Father of Andrew and Kathryn (Dunedin) and Grumpy Poppa to the girls.  Scotsman by birth and Kiwi by choice.  Master Mariner, traveller and lover of music.  A straight talking, honest husband, well read and intelligent with an enquiring kind who did not suffer fools.  Loved red wine, loyal friends and history.  Galloglas to the end.  As per Stewart’s wishes no funeral service will be held. However, after some private time to grieve, a get together will be held to celebrate his life and drink ALL his remaining red wine.

SCOTT, John Archibald (Jack). On July 1, 2023, peacefully at Holmdene Rest Home, Balclutha; in his 94th year. Loved son of Isabella* and John* Scott (Farmers of Mount Stuart, Waitahuna) loved brother of Angus*, Sam*, Alec*, James*, Walter*, Nessie*, Isabel*, and Sarah*, loved Uncle of his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 11 am in Leishman's Chapel, 12 James Street, Balclutha, followed by interment at Waitahuna Cemetery.(* Denotes deceased).

FITZSIMMONS, Joan Stuart.
On Friday June 30, 2023 at Clutha Views Lifecare, with loving family at her side. Loved and adored wife of the late John, dearly loved Mum of Donna and the late Michael, and treasured Old Girl and Nanny to Mike and Kate. Forever loved and at peace with her two boys. At Joan’s request a private service has been held. Flowers respectfully declined, messages to 23 Yarmouth Street, Balclutha 9230.

Burnet, Patricia Winifred (nee Armishaw). Passed away peacefully at Clutha Views, on June 28, 2023; aged 84 years. Loved wife of the late Geoffrey Burnet, loved mother and mother-in-law of Andrew and Tracey Burnet, Sarah and David Beattie, Nana Pat of Scott, and Ross Burnet and Michael, and Grace Beattie, loved great Nana of Matilda.  
A service to celebrate Pats life will be held on Thursday July 6, at 1.30pm in the Clinton Community Centre, followed by interment at the Clinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Balclutha Riding for the Disabled would be appreciated and may be left at her service.
Special thanks to all the Staff of Clutha Views Life Care for their great care of Pat over the last 7 years. Messages to 3642 Owaka Valley Road, Clinton 9583.

HANSENJaffery Lamond (Jeff). On June 14,2023 at his home, with his loving family by his side; aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Diane for 57 years, much loved father and father-in-law of Shane and Tania, Sonia and Paul, and a dear friend of Lynne, cherished Grandad of Jamie-Lee and Michael, Jessie, Josh, Kris and Leah; Emma, and Abby, great Grandad of Liam.  
At Jeff’s request a private family farewell has been held. A gathering to share memories will be held at the South Otago Town & Country Club, Yarmouth Street, Balclutha on Thursday June 22,2023 at 3pm. Messages to 82 Charlotte Street, Balclutha 9230.