Funeral Notices

JONATHAN Janice Merle on August 6th 2020

Passed away peacefully with her family at Ashburton, aged 70 years.  Loved partner of Brian Brough.  Treasured mum and mother-in-law of Lisa and Matt, Nikora and Alice, Phillip and Erin, and special Nana to Jacob Bainbridge; Alex, and Miriama.  Messages to the Jonathan Family, c/- PO Box 472 Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Janice’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton, on Monday 10th August commencing at 1.30pm, followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

Ward, Susan Francis (nee Christey) On 30th July 2020

Passed away peacefully at St John of God Hospital in Perth, after a courageous battle.  Beloved wife of Terry, aged 57 years.  Loved daughter of Hubert (deceased) and Nancy Christey.  Loved sister of Mary, Jane (O’Reilly), Helen (Hartnett), Pauline, Lois (Eaton) and Brigid (Molloy).  Devoted Aunty of all her nieces and nephews and great nieces.  Messages to the Ward Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  Funeral details to follow.  Rest in peace.

TEMPLETON Shelagh Mary (nee Brereton) on 1/8/2020

at Coldstream Lifecare ,Ashburton, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John (2015).  Much loved mother and mother in law of Jennifer and Gary Cook, and Bill and Wendy (Christchurch).  Treasured Grannie of Rachel and Graham, Julie, Tim and Ellen, and delighted great Grannie of Benjamin; and Sarah.  Loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews.  Messages to the Templeton family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service for Shelagh will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday 5 August commencing at 11,00am.  Followed by interment at the Methven Cemetery.

ORSBORN Noel Raymond (Ozy) on July 31st 2020. (Reg. No. 42826 RNZEME)

At Ashburton, aged 70 years.  Dearly loved and treasured soulmate of Kim.  Loved father and father-in-law of John and Rakhee (Auckland), David (Auckland), Joseph and Summer (Auckland).  Special Grandad and Pop of all his grandchildren.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Marilyn and Bruce Russell (Tauranga), Wendy and Raymond Suttie (Ashburton), Janice and Bruce Chudleigh (Ashburton) and very much loved uncle and great uncle of all his nieces and nephews.  Loved stepfather of Andrea and Sean Ellison (Queenstown), Robert and Tammy Maisey (Ashburton). Messages to the Orsborn Family, c/- PO Box 472 Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Noel’s life will be held at the Linton Lounge, RSA, Cox Street, Ashburton on Wednesday 5 August, commencing at 11am, followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

TAVENDALE Lynley Kay, 9 March 1946 – 31 July 2020.

Surrounded by her much loved family, peacefully at home.  Cherished and loved wife and confidant of John her husband of 53 years.  Mum and mother-in-law of Mark and Anna Tavendale, Maria and David Harford, James and Zoe Tavendale, Sarah and Glenn Fastier.  Respected and loved Nana of James, Jessica and William Tavendale; Matthew, Timothy, Henrietta and Benjamin Harford; Gretal, Lewis and Marika Tavendale; Frederick, Stella, Baxter and Heidi Fastier.  John and the family wish to welcome you to join them at their family home, Matamua Farm, 39 Tavendale Road, Winchmore on Friday 7th August 2020 at 1pm to celebrate Lynley’s life.

MERRIN Bruce on 27 July 2020.

Passed away peacefully at Rosebank , aged 94 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Kay (Kathleen).  Much loved and respected father of Ken, the late Roger, Lee and Jill.  Loved father-in-law of Diane, Kathy and Christina.  Loved Grandfather of Brent, Amanda and Lisa.  Loved great Grandfather of Kaleb, Olivia, Trace, Charlotte, William, Lewis and Thomas.  Will be sadly missed by his family.  Many thanks to the girls at Rosebank for the love and care shown to Dad over the last 3 ½ years.  At Bruce’s request a private cremation has been held.  Messages to the Merrin Family, 4 Wilkin Street, Ashburton 7700.

WAAKA Carol Marie, on July 30, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch, aged 78 years. Loved wife of the late Charlie.  Loving mother and mother in law of David and Sandra, Richard and Yvonne, the late Shirley, Rangi and Vicky, Michael and Chrissy and Manu.  Treasured Nana And great Nana of her Mokopuna.  Messages to the Waaka family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 740.  A Requiem Mass to celebrate Carols’ life will be held at the Church of the Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton on Monday August 3, commencing at 11.00am.  Followed by interment at the Arowhenua Marae, Temuka.

PORTER Janet Isobel (nee Kilworth) born Wright on 25 July 2020.

At Tuarangi Home, Ashburton, aged 83 years.  Wife of Wallace Porter, mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Lyn Porter (Blenheim), Sue and Geoff Farmer (Leithfield), Christopher and Monica Porter (Sydney).  Loved Grandmother of Melanie and Ben Fisher, Joshua and Rachael Porter and great Grandmother of Alise, Chloe, Nadine and Samantha Pettigrew, and Jack and Emily Fisher.  She will be forever in our hearts.  Heartfelt thanks to Tuarangi Home staff for 8 years of loving care. Messages to the Porter Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Janet’s life will be held at our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Tuesday 28 July commencing at 10.30am followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

CORBETT, Patricia Mary (Trish) (nee Connell)

Sadly taken from us, with family by her side, after a courageous battle. Aged 71. “Told you I’d make it to 70” she said. Daughter and daughter-in-law of the late Molly Sparrow (Connell nee Davis) and Kath and the late Jim Corbett. Dearly loved wife of the late Dennis Corbett (died 1996) at Lismore and special friend of the late Grant Barrett (died 2010) at Ashburton. Adored and supportive mother and mother-in-law of Sam and Jenn Corbett (Ashburton) and Tessa and Wayne McIntosh (Ashburton). Passionate, fun Granny of Elsie Corbett, her bright ray of sunshine, and Jack and Kate McIntosh. Adopted Granny Trish of Maddi Muir (Ashburton) and Sam and Will Barrett (Auckland). Loved and admired by James and Ness Barrett (Auckland). Family friend of Trish and the late Guyan Campbell. Loved younger sister and sister in law of Kevin and Sandra Connell (Auckland) and Andi Maitland (Christchurch). Good friend and sister in law of Tui and the late Rajni Patel (Christchurch) Anne Walker (Christchurch) and Tony and Claire Corbett. Dearest Aunty Trish of Aaron and Heidi Connell and children Ella and Jake (Brisbane), Dale and Craig and their daughter Rosa (Auckland), Abbey Corbett and Florian and their daughter Natalie (Christchurch), Jared Corbett and Nathan (Auckland), Chelsea Corbett (Christchurch), Leanne Maitland and Richard and their daughter Maddy (Christchurch), Jane and Gareth Davies (Australia) and their family, Aston, twins Tanner and Bayer and beautiful Coco, and Elisha Walker and Lauren (Napier). So proud of you all. Messages to the Corbett Family, C/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to the Ashburton Cancer Support Group would be appreciated in lieu of flowers as this has been a big part of her life as a volunteer. Thank you Annie, Mandy and Sharon for your love and support over the past four years and sharing my highs and lows. Thank you to Ashburton Hospice for the frequent contact and the beautiful massages…. Rebecca Perkins you are a tonic. Thank you also to staff of AAU and Ward One, Ashburton Hospital for their loving care of Trish. Family and friends are cordially invited to join in a relaxed fun celebration for Trish at Trotts Gardens, Racecourse Road, Ashburton on Thursday July 30, commencing at 2pm, followed by private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium.

“Be the rainbow in my cloud” please wear colour.

Copland Raewyn Margaret (Rae) (née Civil) on Friday 24th July 2020.

Died peacefully at Christchurch aged 78yrs.  Loving wife of the late Noel and Mother and Mother-in-law of Lisa and Rob Ward.  Loved Nana of Michael, Andrew, Kate and adored Great-Nana of Jackson and Ollie. Messages to the Copland Family, c/- PO Box 472 Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Rae’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton, on Thursday 30 July commencing at 2pm, followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.