Funeral Notices

DUNCAN Patricia Kathleen (Pat) QSM on October 14, 2020

 ( Late of Rakaia), on October 14, 2020  peacefully at Radius Millstream, Ashburton. A beloved daughter, sister, sister in law, aunt, great aunt, great great  aunt, cousin, niece and friend to many.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Order of St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A Requiem Mass to celebrate Pat’s life will held at St Ita’s Church, West Town Belt, Rakaia on Tuesday October 20 commencing at 2.30pm, followed by interment at the Rakaia Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary will be at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets on Monday 19, at 5.00pm.

TAIT, Ronald George (Ron) on 13 October 2020

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton, aged 82 years. Loved husband of the late Rosalie.  Loved father and father in law of Alan and Anne, Roger and Julie (Aust), Stephen and Sandra, Bev and Bryan, and a loved grandfather and great grandfather.  Loved brother of Mossy.  Messages to the Tait family c.- P O Box 472, Ashburton.  A Service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton On Friday October 16, commencing at 2.00pm.  Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

NELSON Brian Noel on October 8, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton, aged 84 years.  Dearly loved husband of Frances.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Wendy and Richard Thomson, Noel and Jenny, and Keith.  Loved Grandad of Caroline, and Natalie; Samuel, and Michael; Matthew, Jamie, and Liam, and great Grandad of Peyton, Adalyn, Ella, and Nathan.  Messages to the Nelson Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia on Tuesday 13 October commencing at 10.30am, followed by interment at the Rakaia Cemetery.

BLAIR Alan James, on October 3, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, aged 90 years.  Dearly loved husband of Margaret.  Much loved and respected father and father in law of the late Susan Blair, Elizabeth and Mark Croker, John and Vicki, Joanna and Hamish Halliday and much loved grandfather of Sarah, and James; Jessica, and Jennifer; Trent, Sophie, and Charles; and Monte. Loved brother of Betty and the late Douglas, and Maurice.  Messages to the Blair family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service of thanksgiving for Alan’s life will be held at the Lagmhor Church, Jacksons Road, Westerfield on Friday 9th October commencing at 1.00pm.  Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

DAWSON Diane Mary on October 2, 2020.

At Ashburton Hospital.  Dearly loved and devoted wife, soul mate and best friend of Tony. Loved and cherished mother and mother-in-law of Amanda and Jonathon Ackroyd, Curtis and Glenda Dawson, and Nicholas.  Much loved Gran of Annalise, Rosara, Bella, Jarvis and Asher.  Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Marion and Stuart Reid (Australia) and loved aunt of Alister and Robert Reid.  Loved daughter of the late Ethel and Wilfred Smyth, and special friend of Suzanne.  Special thanks to Dr Penny Holdaway and the amazing staff at Ward 1, Ashburton Hospital.  Messages to the Dawson Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday 7 October, commencing at 1.30pm followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Click to view service

SHEARER, Riki Graham on October 1, 2020.

At Ashburton, aged 85 years.  Loved husband of the late Loraine.  Loving father and father-in-law of Shelley and Gerry, and Rhonda and a loved Grandad and great Grandad and best friend of Lorraine.  A special thank you to the staff at Princes Court for their loving care of Riki.  Messages to the Shearer family. c/- 87 Eton Street, Ashburton 7700.  At Riki’s request a private cremation will be held.

SCOTT Malcolm George (Scotty) on October 1, 2020. 

Passed away peacefully at Radius Millstream, Ashburton, aged 93 years.  Dearly loved husband of Jean.  Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew, Val, and Myles and Marie and loved Grandad of Michelle and Rodney, and Thomas; Harry, and Maddie, and great Grandad to Skyla, and Van.  Messages to the Scott Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  Special thanks to the staff of Radius for their loving care of Malcolm.  A service to celebrate Malcolm’s life will be held at our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Tuesday 6th October commencing at 2pm, followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

KAUIKA Robert William (Robbie) on September 26, 2020.

Aged 69 years.  Dearly loved father of Parepapa, and Tara and grandfather of all his grandchildren. Loved by all his Whanau.  Messages to the Kauika Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  Robbie will lying in state at the Hakatere Marae. A service for Robbie will be held at the Marae on Thursday October 1st commencing at 11am, followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

SMITH Alan Henry Ayson, on September 26, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton Hospital surrounded by his loving family, aged 83 years. Loved husband of Audrey.  Much loved father and father-in-law of Warren and Maree, Karen and Glen, Grant and Lynn, Amanda and Greg.  A very special loved and admired grandad to Tamzin and Corey, Jasmine and Molly, Jackson and Alex, Madison, Britney and Olivia.  Messages to Smith Family, PO Box 3, Rakaia 7443.  A celebration of Alan’s life will be held in the Rakaia Community Centre, Elizabeth Ave on Thursday 1 October commencing at 1.30pm followed by a private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the special care given to Alan by the staff at Rakaia Medical Centre and Ward 1 of Ashburton Hospital.

HORRELL Kerry William on 22 September, 2020.

Kerry peacefully left us after a short illness, aged 64 years. Much loved and devoted husband, friend and rock to Nicky. Loved and respected father, father-in-law and Grandad of Blair and Mel, Quinn and Elliot; Lewis and Carley, Ollie and Carter; Codey; Ashleigh and Gareth Ritchie, Lily and Luke.  Loved son of the late Cliff and Freda Horrell, brother and brother-in-law to Karen and John Palmer, Robyn and Murray Young, Brett and Michelle (both deceased) and uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Messages to the Horrell Family, c/- PO Box 472 Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Kerry’s life will be held at The Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Wills Street, on Saturday 26 September commencing at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.  Click here to view service