Funeral Notices

MAW, Charles Amos: April 14, 2020

With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Charlie on Tuesday 14th April 2020 at Rosebank, Ashburton, aged 93. Dearly loved husband of Joyce for 66 years. Cherished father of Elizabeth (deceased) and John Chynoweth, Leslie and Annette, Geoffrey, Ian and Vicki. Loved Grandfather of Richard and Tracey, Sara and TJ, Jacqui and Brad and Grant. Adored Great Grandad to Jaryn, McKenna, Andee, Freya, Xanthe, Charlie and Thomas. The family wish to send their special thanks to the caring staff at Rosebank for their care of Charlie over the past years. Messages to the Maw Family. 1433 Back Track, RD 12 Rakaia. Due to COVID19 a private burial will take place.

WELLS, Natalie Doreen: April 14, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur George Wells. Cherished mother and mother in law of Alison and John Menary, Graeme and Megan Wells, Jennifer and Mark Holmes, Carolyn and Jeffery Menzies, Kenneth Wells and Robert Wells. Treasured grandmother of all her grandchildren and their partners: Lisa and Ben, Carl and Victoria, and Talia and Cameron; Ashley and Emily and Clawrence; Callum and Toni, Courtney and Karl and Brittaney and Blair; Cameron and Henni, Kerris and Sabrina; Braden and Hilary; Aleisha and Mikayla and Cameron. Loved great grandmother of Ari, Freya, Isla, Tessa and Noah. Messages to the Wells Family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. We would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given by ward 1 Ashburton Hospital. Because of the current circumstances a private burial has taken place. It is proposed to hold a memorial service at St Stephens Anglican Church at a later date.

BIRD, William Edward: (Ted) April 10, 2020

On April 10, 2020 at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 91 years. Dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Pamela, for 58 years. Much loved Dad and father in law of Dennis, Alan and Kate, and Philip and Amanda. Loved Grandad of Nicholas, Michael and Emily, Kimberley, Jaimee, and Jayden; Cindy, Jo and Jesse. Messages to the Bird family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A private burial will take place followed by a memorial service at a later date.

SOLE, William Joseph: April 5, 2020

Peacefully at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton. Aged 80 years. Husband of the late Joyce.  Father of Steven and Denise, John and  Lesley,  Lindsay and   Karen, and Glen and  Mel. Grandad to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Messages to the Sole family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  At Bill’s request a private cremation has been held and a service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

MCQUARTERS, Alan Albert: “Mac” QSM April 8. 2020

Passed away peacefully at Radius Millstream Ashburton on April 8th, 2020, in his 91st year. A lifelong passion for the Fire Service, Music and the Performing Arts. Patron of Variety Theatre Ashburton and The Ashburton Fire Museum. Loved husband of the late Vi, and loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Larraine, Tony, and Nicola and Alan Lowe. Treasured Grandad of Jase and Amy, Daniel, Adam and Stacey Lowe and Kendall and Pete Lee. Dear great Grandad of Charlie, Huey, Oscar and Ted McQuarters and Brody Lowe. Messages to the McQuarters/Lowe family,  106 Belt Road Ashburton 7700. Thanks to Radius for their care of Alan over the past two weeks, also Dr Charlotte Cox and the medical staff of Ashburton Hospital. A rest well-earned, will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.A celebration of Macs life will be held at a later date.

KEENAN, Hazel (nee Watts), on April 4, 2020

Passed away peacefully at Radius Millstream, Ashburton on 4 April 2020, aged 99 years.  Loved wife of the late James Joseph Keenan.  Dearly loved mother of Tony and Gwenda, Leslie and Colleen, Frank and Ainslee, Marion and David Oakley, and Heather and George Nimmo.  Also a treasured Nana of 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Messages to 106 Johnstone Street, Ashburton 7774. The family wish to thank Dr Sparks and the Radius Millstream staff for their devoted care of our mother.  “Treasured memories always, she will be sadly missed.”  Due to COVID19 a private burial will take place.

BULLING, Mavis Louisa, on April 4, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home, Ashburton, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Ian (Tim) Bulling and the late Ted Bulling.  Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Christine and Chris Munro, Janice and Syd Taylor, Glenda and Graeme Erskine, and Robert and Maureen Bulling, and a much loved Nana, great Nana, and great great Nana.  Messages to 14a Graham Street, Ashburton 7700.  A special thank you to the District Nurses and the Palliative Care Team for their help and support.  A private cremation will be held.

DUURLOO, Yvonne Margaret, on April 3, 2020

at Ashburton Hospital, Yvonne was called Home to be forever with her Lord and Saviour. Aged 76 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Daphne and Laurence Duurloo, much loved sister and friend of Elspeth (Winton), sister and sister in law of Laurita and Bill Poole (Invercargill) and the late Lorraine. We would like to acknowledge the good care given by ward 2 Ashburton Hospital and wards 18 and 19 Christchurch Hospital.“As for God His way is perfect”A private burial has taken place. It is proposed to hold a memorial service at Durham St Gospel Hall at a later date.

GARDINER, Noelene, on April 1, 2020

at Ashburton Hospital. Dearly loved wife of the late Les. Cherished Mum of Kathleen and Ross Morrison. Much loved Nana G of Michelle, Phillipa and Paul, and Chris and Clare. Dearly loved great Nan of Jordan and Paige, Riley and Quinn, and Caleb, Jadyn and Maia, and great great Nan of Hunter.“Will be sadly missed.”Messages to the Gardiner family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thanks to Dr Sue Foley and the staff at the Rakaia Medical Centre, the Rakaia first responders, St John Ambulance, Ashburton Hospital Staff and Nicki and Bruce Kelly. Privately cremated as was her wish.