Funeral Notices

SMITH, Russell Wayne: May 20, 2018

On May 20, 2019. Suddenly at his home, Ashburton. Aged 60 years. Dearly loved soul mate and husband of Debs (formerly Sparks). Adored and loving father of Toby, and Miranda. Loving stepdad of Daniel and Melissa, Heydon and Bevan, Tammie and Shaun and Wayne Pa of Tyler, Mackai, Kyiah, Nixon, Luke, and Sam. Cherished and dearly loved son of the late Keith, and Esme. Much loved  brother and brother in law of Kevin and Nina, Karen and Mark, the late Margaret, and Brian, Grant and  Rhonda, Brent and Janice, Vicki and Grant, a treasured uncle and great uncle of all his nieces and nephews and a loyal friend to many.  Loved son in law of Maureen and Tony Jack and brother in law of Craig and Julie, Aaran and Meika, and Jacqui and Brent. A loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to the Smith family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at the Ashburton Club and MSA, Havelock Street, Ashburton on Saturday May 25, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

MORRISON, Ian: May 18, 2019

On May 18, 2019. Taken tragically too soon, the result of an accident, at home, Methven. Soul mate and best friend of Suzanne, Amazing and adored Dad of Danielle, Isaac, Corey, and Kyle. Loved son of Marion and the late James (Jimmy) and brother of Roger. Unique son in law, brother in law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend and workmate of many.

“A legend and our hero”

Messages to the Morrison family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A celebration of Ian’s life will be held at St John’s Presbyterian Church, Jackson Street, Methven on Friday May 24, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium. “Please wear some colour.”

BEST, Maureen May: (Mo) (nee Dickie) 17 May 2019

 19-9-1934 – 17- 5-2019

Passed away at Radius Millstream, Ashburton. Peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Much loved wife of the late Geordie (Dennis) and much loved daughter of the late Alex and Eva Dickie. Very much loved mother and mother in law of Anna, (Cambridge) Jan and David Dynes, (Methven) Helen, (Waitora) and the twins Catherine and Robbie Price  and David and Jean. Much loved Nanna of Phillip, Jennifer, Victoria, and Richard and Alex; Ryan and Kimberley, Kayla, Erica and Ryan, and Lucy; Sam and Claire, and Roy and Kylee; Travis, Olivia and John, Logan and Amy, Mitchell and Abby; Melissa, and Adam.  Loved Great Nan of Maddison, Hailee, and Lacey; Jordy; Hunter; Bradley, Lucas, Mila and new baby due in September. Dearly loved sister of Jean and Bob Walker (Rolleston) and loved by her nieces and nephews. Thanks to Dr Chris Ryan, and the staff at Moore Street Medical Centre, Lois Ranson, John Tyrrell, Cliff Dynes, and the staff at Radius Millstream Care, Ashburton. Messages to the Best family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. No flowers by request. Donations to Ashburton St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Mo’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Thomson Street, Tinwald on Wednesday May 22, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

MOORE, Janet Lynn: May 13, 2019

On May 13, 2019 at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton. Surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved wife of the late Duncan Smith and Mervyn Moore. Loving and loved mother of the late Maxwell, Roger and Karen Smith, Margaret and John Rickard, Barry and Roberta Smith and Warren and Vicki Smith. A very much loved Granny of Sarah and Russ, Anna and Nick, Megan and Hoani; Nicola, Jason and Rachael, Aimee and Dominic; Sonya and Nathan, Gayle and David, the late Kaye, Claire and Hamish; Hannah and Sam, Emily and Tyler; and adored Great Granny of Oscar, Leo, Daisy; Isla, Millie; Sailor, Beau; Hazel, Jack, Angus; Amelia, Finlay; Lottie, Hugo; Kayden, Bree, and Tilly; Messages to Janet’s family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thank you to Dr Ryan, the staff at Rosebank, AAU and Ward One at Ashburton Hospital. A service to celebrate Janet’s life will be held at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road, Ashburton TODAY Friday, commencing at 11.30am. Followed by private interment.

QUIGLEY, Florence May: (Flo) May 10, 2019

On May 10, 2019. Suddenly at her home, Geraldine. Aged 79 Years. Beloved and adored wife of Allan. Much loved and special Mum of Faye and Ross, and Nicki. A loved sister to Nanette, Hartley, Maurice, Leslie and partners. Cherished companion to Minka. Special friend to many. Messages to the Quigley family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. At Flo’s request a private family service will be held.

STOTT, Ronald Garfield: (Stotty) May 10, 2019

On May 10, 2019 at Ashburton Hospital. In his 79th year. Dearly loved husband of Helen. Father of Donna, Michael, and Ryan. Dearly loved Stotty of Andrew, Jason, Scott, and Megan and their families. Messages to Stott family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thanks to the staff at Rosebank Hospital for their love and care of Stotty. At Stotty’s request a private cremation has been held.

CURD, Rupert Philip: May 7, 2019

On May 7, 2019. Passed away peacefully at “Wattslea” surrounded by his family. Aged 64 years. Much cherished and beloved husband of Sandra. Loved and respected Dad of Chris, and Rachel and father in law of Riley and beloved Pop of Jane and Sam. A service to celebrate Rupert’s life will be held at the Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Road, on Monday May 13, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

BECKHAM Florence Margaret On 27 April 2019

passed away at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton, on Saturday, April 27 2019. Loved wife of the late Alf Beckham. Mother of Grant and Dallas Poultney and respected stepmother of John Beckham. Remembered fondly. At Margaret’s request, a private family commemoration has been held and Margaret has been laid to rest at Ashburton cemetery. Messages to J. Beckham, 23 Lock Street, Invercargill 9812

HALL Merlyn Jean (Merle), On May 3rd 2019

Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital.  Dearly loved wife of Laurence (Laurie). Much loved Mum of Lisa, Rachel, and Keith, and loved Nanny of all her grandchildren and great Nanny to Sienna.  Messages to the Hall family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  Special thanks and appreciation to the staff at I.C.U. North and Ward 25 for their loving care of Merle.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade would be much appreciated and may be left at the service.   A service to celebrate Merle’s life will be held at the Rakaia Community Centre, Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia on Thursday May 9, commencing at 2.00pm.  Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium

WALLINGTON Bernard Alfred George On May 3rd, 2019

(Reg No. 19069209,  Royal Berkshire Reg., Malaysia Campaign.).  On May 3rd, 2019, passed away peacefully at Ashburton.  Aged 90 years.  Dearly loved husband of the late Ruthie.  Loved Dad of Michael and Mary, Elaine and Bob.  Loved “Namps’ of Marcus, Reece, Kris, Robert, and Zoe, and loved great “Namps” of Lauren, Emily, Abagail, Ben, Sam, Charlotte, and Catelyn.  Messages to the Wallington family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Bernard’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Wednesday May 8, commencing at 11.00am.  Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.