Funeral Notices

JAMES, Edwin John Bruce (Bruce), on 28 January 2020

Passed away peacefully at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Nita.  Much loved father and father in law  of Annie and David Trainer, Lorraine and Ashley, Sandra and Alex Smedley and Terry and Susan.  Special Grandad of Emily, and Lucy; Ruby, and Kate; Chayse, Kav-aleer, Cole, Zaybrelle, and Mandrez. Messages to the James family c/-PO Box 3, Lake Coleridge Village RD 2, Darfield 7572. Bruce’s family warmly invite family and friends to join them for a celebration of his life to be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Saturday February 1st, commencing at 2.00pm.

LOVETT, Timothy (Tim), On January 24, 2020

Suddenly taken from us at “Seaview” Lovett Farm, Ashburton,  aged 41 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Caroline.  Much loved Dad of Chloe, and Dylan.  Dearly loved son of Lynette and the late Rod, much loved brother and brother in law of his twin, Rachael and Ben Robinson, and  Phillip and Anna. Much loved son in law of Geoff and Eunice Wells.  Much loved brother in law of Ernie and Kirsty, and David Wells.(UK).  Much loved uncle of Blake, and George Robinson, Angus, Flynn, Hamish, and Ella; Martha, and Dixie Wells and all the extended family in the UK.  Messages to the Lovett family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A celebration of Tim’s life will be held at “Seaview” Lovett Farm, 343 Dawsons Road, RD 4 Ashburton on Friday January 31, commencing at 11.00am.  Followed by private interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

GRIFFITHS Janett, On January 21, 2020

 

On January 21, 2020, peacefully at Rosebank Rest Home, Ashburton. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John. Much loved mum of David and Gail, Mike and Michelle, Anne and Hoss Yeatman, Richard and Megan, and Jan and Quinny Ross. Loving Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loved sister and sister in law of the late Margaret and Neil Harrison and sister in law of Mervyn and the late Judith Richardson. Messages to the Griffiths family PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A graveside service for Janett will be held at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery on Friday 24 January, commencing at 3.30pm

SIM, Dorothy on January 19, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home, Ashburton, in the care of her loving family, aged 96 years.  Dearly loved wife of the late Derek.  Much loved mother and mother in law of Margaret, Bruce and Heather, James and Sandy, David and Sue, and very special Grandma and great Grandma to Michael; Carrie and the late Nick, Genevieve, and Katrina, Steven and Sally, Jack, and Josie, Mitchell and Steph, Tessa, and Sadie; Andrew, Richard and Mariana, Gabriella, and Aurelia, and Mark; Kate and Michael, and Lauren, and Alice. Messages to the Sim family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton on Friday January 24, commencing at 1.30pm.  Followed by interment in the Returned Servicemen’s Section, at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

DAY, Elizabeth Ada: (nee Whyte) January 18, 2020

Died peacefully on January 18th 2020 at Rosebank Resthome Ashburton, aged 94 years. Dearly loved and cherished wife of the late Dudley (Terry) Day.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Terry and Kathy (Brisbane), Richard and Jan (Perth), Stephanie and Joe Butchard and Liz and Nick Courtney (Christchurch).  Adored and treasured Tammy of Maleisha and Natalie; Aaron, Rachel and Chantel; James, Michael, Anna, Catherine, Chris and Peter; Justin, Simon, Fleur, Sophie and Olivia.  Great Tammy of her 23 great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Oswald John White and Ada Maud (nee Wright). Loving youngest sister of Cyril White, Doris King-Turner and Alice Clayton. (All deceased). Messages to the Day Family P O Box 472 Ashburton 7740. Donations to St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Many thanks to Sue Prowse and her Rosebank staff, the Sealy St doctors, home carers and priests.  You all treated mum with dignity and respect and appreciated mum’s sense of humour. A Requiem Mass to celebrate Elizabeth’s life, will be held on Wednesday 22nd at Holy Name Catholic Church, Sealy Street, Ashburton commencing at 10.00am, followed by interment at 3.00pm at Horsley Downs Cemetery, Lance Road, Masons Flat, North Canterbury. A Rosary will be held on Tuesday 21st at 7pm at Holy Name Catholic Church Ashburton.

SKILLING, Nisbet Irene Georgena: January 13, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton Hospital on January 13, 2020. Aged 95 years. Wife of the late Ron. Loved mother and mother in law of Annette and Les Wickstead, (Australia) Lyall, (Australia) Carolyn and Les Donaldson and loved grandma of Jason, and Julian and great grandma of Ally, and Jessie; and Tristan. Loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews. No flowers by request please but donations to the Blind Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to Skilling family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thanks to the staff at Rosebank Rest Home and Ashburton Hospital for their special care and attention they gave to Nisbet. A service to celebrate Nisbet’s life will be held at our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday January, 16, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

GRIFFITHS, John: January 11, 2020

On January 11, 2020, suddenly at Ashburton. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband of Janett. Much loved dad of David and Gail, Mike and Michelle, Anne and Hoss Yeatman, Richard and Megan, and Jan and Quinny Ross. Loving grandad of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loved brother and brother in law of Mervyn and the late Judith Richardson. ”A valued member of the Ashburton community”. Messages to the Griffiths family PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A graveside service for John will be held at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday January 15, commencing at 2.00pm.

HARE, James: January 9, 2020

On January 9, 2020, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. In his 92 year. Dearly loved husband and companion of the late Joan. Much loved dad of Richard and Annie, and Sue and Cliff. Loved grandpa of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he was very proud. Special thanks to his Methven House family for their loving care and kindness to Jim. At Jim’s request a private service has been held.

LILL, Donald John Cunningham: January 10, 2020

On January 10, 2020, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, after a short illness. Beloved husband and soulmate of Elizabeth, loved father and father-in-law of Mike and Florence (France), Geoff and Julie, Felicity and Doug, Cate and Ben and cherished Grandpa of Kaelan, Alexanne, George, Ben, Hamish, Sophie, Alex, Georgie, Ella, Joe, Charlie and loved brother of Margaret. Messages to Unit 80, Lochlea, 25 Charlesworth Drive, Ashburton 7700. Donations to Ashburton St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Ashburton Hospital who helped ensure Donald’s last days were full of family time, love and expert care. The family welcome you to a celebration of Donald’s life at St Stephens Anglican Church, 60 Park St, Ashburton, on Tuesday January 14, commencing at 11am. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

WHYTE, Myra Dulcie: (Dulc) January 9, 2020

On January 9, 2020, peacefully at Radius Millstream, Ashburton.  Treasured wife of the late Jack.  Dearly loved Mum of Graeme and Michelle, and Barry. Loved Gran of Nathan, Simon and Skye, Matt and Aleysia, and Emily.  A loved sister, sister in law, and aunt. Messages to the Whyte family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  Donations to the Ashburton Cancer Support Group would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Dulc will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday January 15, commencing at 1.30pm.  Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.