Funeral Notices

CROSS Steven Bruce

It is with much sadness that the family of Steve announce his death, on Sunday November 18 2018 at Nurse Maude Hospice, aged 68 years. Treasured and dearly loved husband, soul mate and best friend of Marilyn Cross, and cherished father and father-in-law of Nick and Siobhan Cross, Rachael and Andrew Greer and much loved and special Papa and Mapa of Sam, Bill, Izzie and Rosie.Much loved son of the late Clifford and late Paula Cross and dear brother and friend of Karen Rose and Rob Garlick, treasured awesome uncle to Ben and Emilie Gray, Kirsten Gray and Andrew Broughton, Jonathon and Jamie Rose, and Matt Rose. Special great uncle to Manon and Tom, Ella and Oli, and Taylor.Special thanks for the wonderful care and love from the staff at Nurse Maude Hospice, Merivale, and from Dr Penny Holdaway and the Ashburton district nurses. In lieu of flowers, donation to Nurse Maude Hospice would be gratefully accepted and can be left at the service. Messages to the Cross family c/- PO Box 472 Ashburton 7740. A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Road on Friday 23 November commencing at 2.00pm.Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

MAGINNESS Langtry On 13 November 2018

aged 75 years. It is with deep sadness we announce that Langtry Maginness has passed away at Radius Hawthorne, Christchurch. Treasured, loved and loving husband of Maureen. Devoted and dearly loved father of Fiona, Carol and Darren, and David. Messages to the Maginness Family, p o Box 472, Ashburton 7740. No flowers by request but donations to Dementia Mid Canterbury would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff of Radius Millstream, Ashburton and Radius Hawthorne, Christchurch for their love and care of Langtry. A memorial service to celebrate Langtry’s life will be held at 231 Winchmore Lauriston Road, Ashburton on Monday November 19, commencing at 2.30pm.

ARMSTRONG Jennifer Jessie On 15 November 2018

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton.  Dearly loved wife of Jim.  Much loved mother and mother in law of Karen and Grant, and treasured Nan of Janah and Daniel, Cheyenne and Lewis and a loved great Nan of Alexia, and Nikita.  A special thank you to the staff and management at Rosebank Resthome for their loving care of Jennifer.  Message to the Armstrong family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  In lieu of flowers donations to St John would be much appreciated and may be left at the service.  A Memorial service to celebrate Jennifer’s life will be held at Our Chapel on Thursday 22nd November, commencing at 2.00pm.

BENNETT Tony Robin On 14 November 2018

Passed away peacefully after a short illness, at Ashburton. Aged 71 years. Much loved husband of Vivien.  Dearly loved Dad of Stefan and Tania, and Nick and Emma and adored ‘Grandle’ to Corbin, and Brooke; Beau and Sonny.  Messages to the Bennett family 14 Country Place, Ashburton 7700.  At Tony’s request a private service will be held.

JOHNSTON Ashley Robert On November 11, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 76 years. Loved husband of the late Margaret and loved father and father in law of Deborah and Shawn Abraham, Julia and Rick Walker, Philip and Nicola, Alexia, and Belinda. A much loved Grandad of Travis, and Hannah; Mia, and Holly; Jack, Alyssa, and Amilee.  Loved brother of Jeanette Watts. Messages to Johnston family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Ashley’s life will be held at our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday November 15, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by private interment.

MCJARROW, Graham Stanley: (Ginty) (PTE, 889237)

Life member, Patron and Past President of Rakaia Bowling Club, Past President of Bowls Canterbury, Patron of Rakaia Red Cross.

On November 10, 2018 peacefully at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton. Cherished husband and best mate of his Trishy, Patricia Dawn (nee O’Reilly). Loved, loving and respected father, father in law and friend of Sally and Murray Smith, (Rakaia) Robyn and Peter Holmes, (Weedons) Paula and Brian Cavill (Tinwald) and loved Pop and mate of Dale and Whitney Smith, Scott and Riley Smith; Jonathon and Mary Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Tyler Cavill;

Eden Holmes and Sam, and Luke Holmes. Loving and besotted great grand Pop of Xanthe, and Declan Graham; and Lachlan.

“To the world you were one

To us you were the world”

Messages to 16 Normanby Street, Rakaia 7710. In lieu of flowers donations to Ashburton St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. The celebration of Graham’s life will be held at our Chapel cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday November 14, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation. Following the service Graham’s wish was that everyone should go to his second home the Rakaia Bowling Club in the Rakaia Domain.

ANTHONY, Norman Neil: (Neil) November 5, 2018

On November 5, 2018 at Ashburton Hospital, our dearly loved brother Neil passed peacefully away. Devoted and highly respected brother of Gloria and Terry Burns, Milton and Lyn Anthony and Cindy and Charlie Selander. Much loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Messages to the Anthony family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust in memory of Neil would be appreciated and may be left at the service. We will farewell Neil with a service to be held at Brantwood Chapel, Trotts Garden, Racecourse Road, Ashburton on Saturday November 10, commencing at 11.00 am. Followed by private interment.

CARR, Aaron James: November 2, 2018

It is with immense sadness that the Carr Family need to announce that Aaron passed away unexpectedly on Thursday November 1, 2018. Aaron was the much loved son of Anne and the late Graeme. Loved big brother and brother in law of Dean and Kylie, loved Uncle to Izacc and Alex. But most importantly adored and loved Father of Olivia, Talia and Jayden and recently Grand-dad to wee Noah.

Aaron will be missed by us all forever.

A service for Aaron will be held at 49 Smithfield Road, Ashburton on Friday November 9 commencing at 3.00pm

COUPER, Peter John: November 2, 2018

On November 2, 2018. Suddenly but peacefully at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 78 years. Dearly loved father of Andrew, Lindsay, Stewart and Stef, and Heather. Much loved grandad of Daniel; Curtis, Sophie, and Lockie. Messages to the Couper family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at our Chapel cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday November 8, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.