Funeral Notices

MEYRICK, Jeanette Rae December 10, 2017

Passed away peacefully on December 10, at Ashburton. Aged 74 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ian. Loved mother and mother in law of Craig and Irene, Glen and Jo, Paul and Gudryn. Proud and precious Nan of Phoebe, Thomas, and Jack; Alex, Libby, and Tessa; and Caleb and Niamh. Loved sister and sister in law of Lillian and Barrie, (Kaiapoi) and Raewyn and Robert (Chicago). Loved Aunty of Robyn, and the late Michael.  Messages to Meyrick family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. The family wish to thank the staff of ward 1, Ashburton Hospital for their support and care of Jeanette. A service to celebrate Jeanette’s life will be held at our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday December 14, commencing at 10.00am. Followed by cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

GREEN, Valerie Joy (Val) December 10, 2017


Suddenly taken from us on December 10, 2017 at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 74 years. Loved wife of the late Ken. Precious mother of Stephanie, Karen, Janine, Brendon and their families. Cherished Nana of all her grandchildren and great Nana Val of her great grandchildren.

“Forever in our hearts”

Messages to the Green family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to the Ashburton Branch of The Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Val’s life will be held at our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday December 14, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium

MCLENNAN, Wayne Lawrence, November 30, 2017

Passed away suddenly, in Australia, after a brief illness. Aged 55 years. Dearly loved father of Shayne and stepdad of Holly and Joseph. Youngest son of the late Audrey and Bill McLennan. (Methven) Much loved brother and brother in law of Margaret and Henry Ackerman, Noeline Woods, Janice and Roy Parkin, the late Max, Roger, the late Barry, and Janis, Rusty, Graham and Sandra, the late Karen, and Allison. Loved by his nieces, nephews and his friends in New Zealand and Australia. Messages to McLennan family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, Main Street, Methven on Monday, December 11, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by interment at the Methven Cemetery.

HARVEY Neil William, December 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton HospitaL, in the presence of his family. Aged 85 years. Much loved husband of Margery for 62 years. Loved father and father in law of Lynda and Robert Bateman, Stuart, Ngaire and the late Steve Te Moananui, Gary and Annemarie and loved Grandfather of Naadia, Daniel, Ben, Rose, and George. Loved great grandfather of his nine great grandchildren. At Neil’s request a private cremation has been held, to be followed by a private memorial service

HEMI, Jane Ratu (Heni) December 2, 2017

Peacefully at home Ashburton, with her family. Aged 64 years. Dearly loved companion of Evan. Much loved Mum of  Te Atatu.  Loving Nana of Peter, and Aaron and great Nana to Ratu, and Libby. Loved daughter of the late Ratu and Parekura. Loved sister of Janet, Gayel, Darling, Peter, Mana, George, Ray and loved by her extended family. Messages to the Hemi family P O Box 472 Ashburton 7740. A service for Jane will be held at the Hakatere Marae, State Highway One, Ashburton on Wednesday December 6 commencing at 1.00pm followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery

CAIN Gordon Douglas, December 5, 2017

At Radius Millstream, Ashburton. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Sally. Loved and treasured Dad of Doug and Julie, Anne and partner Marc, Lynette and partner Terence, and Janice and Brent Smith. Adored Grandad of Andrea and Nicola; Ashlee; Simone and Laura; and Charlotte and Josh. Messages to 28 Johnstone Street, Ashburton 7700. Special thanks to the staff at Radius Millstream for their loving care of Gordon and Sally. At Gordon’s request a private family service will be held.

AGNEW George Eric On 29th November 2917

Agnew, George Eric, On Wednesday 29th November 2017. Taken from us too soon. In his 67th year. Son of the late George and Beverly Agnew. Deeply loved and devoted husband of Lyndsay Agnew. Adoring Dad and father in law of Kimberley Taylor Coleman and Liam Coleman, Jordan and Sarah Agnew.  Devoted stepfather to Melanie Taylor, Kimberley Taylor Humphries and Selwyn Humphries, Andrew and Sarah Taylor and Kieran Scott and Jack Scott.  Besotted Grandad George to Bella, Kobe and Axel. Step Grandad to Charlie and Emma …… Beloved brother of Jan Scott and Robin Agnew. Beloved uncle to all his nephews and nieces. Messages to 4 Lilley Place, Methven. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at the Methven Memorial Hall on Monday the 3rd of December at 2 pm, followed by a private cremation. His family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the people, donations and support that was provided during the search for George. He died in a beautiful place, doing what he loved. George is, was and will always be a legend.

CUNNINGHAM Joan Margaret, November 23, 2017

On November 23, 2017 at Ashburton. Loved Aunt of David Johns, Michael and Raewyn Johns, Kevin and Ilene Cunningham, Philip Cunningham and Sue, Jill and Ron Harvey, Raywyn Meredith and Alan, Robyn and Des Robinson, Wayne and Beverley Cumberland, Paul and Carolyn Cunningham, John and Sue Cunningham and families. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to Ashburton Altrusa in memory of Joan would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Thanks to Dr Chris Ryan, St John Ambulance and the wonderful staff at AAU AND Ward 1 Ashburton Hospital. A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at St Pauls, Presbyterian Church, Oxford Street, Ashburton on Friday December 1, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

MILLIGAN Edna Mabel, November 26, 2017

Passed away on November 26, 2017 at Radius Millstream, Ashburton. In her 95th  year. Wife of the late Bill and mother and mother in law of Noeline and Doug, (Ashburton) Ken, (Ashburton) and Bev and Van (Red Beach). Grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Messages to 303 Wills Street, Ashburton 7700. A memorial service will be held in Whangarei, date to be advised.