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JONES Estelle Hope , on April 13, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Rosebank, Ashburton, aged 87 years.  Dearly loved wife of Mervyn for 66 years.  Much loved mother and mother in law of Robyn and George Davison (Invercargill), Glenda and David Johnstone (Christchurch), and Philippa Jones and Christopher Webster (Christchurch).  Loved Grandma of Richard, and  Emma; Tane, William, and Alice; step-Gran to Anna, and Julia, and great Grandma of Elise, Madeleine, Aidan, Estelle, Jack, and Arlo. Messages to the Jones family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Estelle’s life will be held at the Sinclair Centre, Park Street, Ashburton on Monday April 19, commencing at 2.00pm.

BINNIE Peter Terence, on April 10, 2021

aged 82 years. It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Our hearts are broken by your sudden departure and you will be dearly missed. Your loving wife, the late Joan, daughter Phillipa, son Doug (in Australia), their partners Brian, and Carol, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Messages to the Binnie family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.   A service for Peter will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Tuesday April 20, commencing at 11.30am.  Followed by a private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium

CAMERON Bernadette (Nee Langford), on April 6, 2021

peacefully at Coldstream Life Care, Ashburton, five days short of her 95th birthday. Dearly loved wife of the late Paul Milne (Tautapere), and George Cameron. Lovingly cherished mother and mother in law of Brenda and Richard, and the late Paul. Fun loving Nan to Matthew (Auckland), and Danielle and Ricco. Great Grand Nan to Zehnya and Sascha (Namibia). Special thanks to the wonderful carers at Coldstream for their dedication, love, care and friendship. Messages to the Cameron Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A Requiem Mass to celebrate Bernadette’s life will be held at the Church of the Holy Name, Sealy street, Ashburton on Saturday 10 April at 1.00pm followed by a private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium.

HUTCHINSON Terence (Terry), on April 1, 2021

Terry passed away peacefully at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton, aged 84 years.  Dearly loved husband of Bev for 64 years.  Loved father of Robyn, David, Michael and Dianne, the late Kerry, and Susan and George.  Loved grandfather and great grandfather.  Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Tuarangi  for providing excellent care over the past 10 months.  Messages to the Hutchinson family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  At Terry’s request a family farewell has been held.

DAVISON Robin (Rob) Alexander, on April 4, 2021

Resurrection Sunday,  at Ashburton, aged 70 years.  Dearly loved and precious husband of Jenny, beloved brother and brother in law of Colleen and Clayton, and Terry.  Beloved brother in law of Rosemary, Murray and Chris, Brian and Ann.  Very special uncle to his nieces and nephews.  A father and friend to many.  Messages to the Davison family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A Memorial service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held at the New Life Church, Melcombe Street, Tinwald on Monday April 12, commencing at 2.00pm.I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies John 11: 25

KEANE Joseph Colin (Colin), April 4, 2021

(formerly of Methven),  aged 88 years.  Dearly loved husband of Lyn.  Loved father and father in law of Mary and Justin, Kathleen and Iain, Peter and Emma, and Angela and Max.  Special Grandad to Nicholas, Charlotte, and Samuel; Luke, and Dominic; Jack, Olivia, and Lucy; Benjamin, and William. Loved brother and brother in law of the late Jim and Maureen, and loved uncle to Bernadette and Alister, Rosemary, Kevin and their families. Messages to the Keane family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Colin will be held at Our Lady of the Snows, Main Street, Methven on Thursday April 8, commencing at 1.00pm.  Followed by interment at the Methven Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will be at Paterson’s Chapel, on Wednesday evening (April 7) at 7.00pm.

WHITING Maureen Agnes , on April 3, 2021

aged 94 years.  It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to a dearly loved wife of the late Trevor (Senior), much loved mother and mother in law of the late Rex, and Moyra, Trevor and Liz, Lynda and Peter, Gary and Dawn, and Andrew.  A much loved Nana of Bronnie, and Campbell; Lee-Ann, and Shane;  Anya, and Cawte, and their partners. Loved great Nana of Brayden, Tenielle, Molly,  and Lachie, Josh and Liam, Orla, Mason, and Hadlee and Oliver, and a great granddaughter yet to meet. Messages to the Whiting family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.   A service to celebrate Maureen’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Friday April 9, commencing at 1.30pm.  Followed by a private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

O’DONNELL Ashley Neil, on March 29, 2021

31-8-1985, most treasured and loved partner of Sophie.  Loved Dad of Ella, and Scott.  Treasured son of Chris and Dawn.  Beloved brother and brother in law of Lisa and Nigel Fleck.  Son in law and brother in law of Fabienne, Jean-Claude, Jacques, Stephan, Anne-Laure, Lionel and Marie.  Special uncle of Georgia, Connor, Tyler, Samuel, Noe, Lise, Cesar,Gaspard, and Salome.  Much loved grandson, nephew and cousin of the O’Donnell and Larcombe families.  A dear friend to many. “Forever in the high country and always in our hearts”. Messages to the O’Donnell family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A celebration of Ashley’s life will be held outdoors at Mt Potts Lodge, 2131 Hakatere Potts Road, Ashburton Lakes on Wednesday April 7, commencing at 11.30am.  Followed by interment at Mesopotamia Station, on Thursday April 8, at 11.00am

RANTON William John (Jack), on March 26, 2021

 Passed away peacefully on Friday March 26, 2021 at Coldstream Lifecare, Ashburton. Much loved husband of Marion and stepdad to Pam. Loved son, brother and brother in law. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the staff at Coldstream for their love, care and attention given to Jack. Messages to the Ranton Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A private family graveside service has been held.

JAMES John Frederick, on March 27, 2021

Aged 78 years. With our deepest sadness, our precious John passed away unexpectedly at Ashburton Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Cherished and devoted husband of Julie. Amazing Dad and father in law of Kim and Lynette, and Donna and Jason. Adored Grandad of Baden, Ansley, Sheldon, Tegan and their partners. Cherished and much loved great Grandad to Madison, Zak, Sophie, Izaiah, Skylah, and Lucas. Our family would like to say a very special thank you to the staff at Ashburton Hospital and Methven Medical Centre for their wonderful care of John. Thank you to all our friends for your on going condolences. Wonderful husband and father, rest easy our “Hero” for ever in our hearts sweetheart.  Messages to the James Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate John’s Life will be held in our Chapel, corner East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday March 31 commencing at 10.30 am. Followed by a private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium.