Funeral Notices

TAYLOR Ivan Ralston on September 9, 2020.

Passed away peacefully in his 93rd year at Radius Millstream, Ashburton. Dearly loved husband of Sylvia (deceased), and treasured father and father-in-law of Janet and Ed, David and Lynda, Richard and Toni, and Michael, loving and deeply loved grandfather and great-grandfather of Lisa and Carl, Adam and Latesha, Kimberley and Liam, Jordan and Sarah, Tom, Sophie and Sam, Ruby, Jeremy, Jonty and Necho, Indi, Mia and Harleigh, Bella and Kobe, and Axel. At rest with his beloved Sylv, Ivan will be deeply missed by his large extended family. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Radius Millstream, Ashburton for their love and care of Ivan. Messages to The Family of the late Ivan Taylor, c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held to celebrate Ivan’s life on Monday, September 14, 2020.

CAVILL Mary Ann (nee Cartwright) on September 9, 2020.

Peacefully at home, , aged 67 years. Much loved wife of Reg (Digger) and mother to Lee-Ann and Sue-Ann who she loved dearly, and their families.  Loved sister of Arthur, Kevin, Judith, and Robert.  “Always in our hearts”  Messages to the Cavill family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  As per Mary Ann’s request a private service has been held.

PAWSEY Patricia Ann (Trish) on September 8, 2020.

Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, aged 78 years.  Much loved wife of Ben and mother and mother-in-law of Darren and Brenda, Michelle and Hamish Kingsbury, and Donna.  Adored Nana of Megan, Michael and Courtney; Dan and Kendall, Millie; Sam, Rebecca; Kyall and Tarny, Tamera and her great grandchildren.  Messages to the Pawsey family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  At the family’s request a private service for Trish has been held.  Click here to view service.

BENFELL, Janet Helen on 9 September 2020

Peacefully at Rosebank, Ashburton. Loved wife of the late Dave, dearly loved mother of David (deceased), Jim, Sue, Al and Alyson, Max and Tanya.  Grandmother of Camilla, Morgan, Jay, Tony, Sara, Jess, and Emma.  Great Grandmother of Shai, and Quinn.  Eldest daughter of the late Clarrie and Mavis Atkinson. Sister of Dot, Bev, Colin (all deceased) and Lois, and loved Auntie of all her nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to the staff at Rosebank and to Dr Charlotte Cox. Messages to 133 Trevors Road, Hampstead, Ashburton 7700.  Janet will be lying in state at the Hakatere Marae from Thursday 10 September.  A service to celebrate Janet’s life will be held at our chapel, cnr East and Cox Street, Ashburton on Saturday 12 September commencing at 1pm, followed by private cremation.  Click here to view service.

WELCH Shirley, on September 6, 2020.

Passed away peacefully, at Ashburton. Dearly loved wife of John.  Much loved mother and mother in law of David and Karina (Nelson), Sue and the late Ant Newton, and the late Karen, and Warwick McCarthy. Loved Nana of Bevan, Robert, and Katie; and Brooke.  Loved great Nana of Izzy, Aston, and Xander. Messages to the Welch family, c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton.  Shirley’s wish was for a private cremation.

THOMAS Fay Maureen, on August 28, 2020.

Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital with family by her side, 95 years young.  Dearly loved wife of the late Doug.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sharyn and Robert Tonks, Kyrina and Thomas Pate, Phillip Thomas and Michelle Condon.  Loved Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Messages to the Thomas Family, C/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  At Fay’s request a private family service has been held.

LYNN Vicki Ann on 22 August, 2020. 

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton, aged 62 years.  Much loved wife of Grant.  Dearly loved Mum of Stacey and John, Katrina and Cory, and Jonny.  Loved sister of Bryan, and treasured Nana of all her grandchildren.  Messages to the Lynn Family, C/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  At Vicki’s request a private cremation has been held.

PITHIE, Laurence James (Laurie) on August 23, 2020.

Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, in his 89th year.  Dearly loved husband and best friend of Kathie.  Much loved father, father-in-law and Grandad of Pam and Tim Eaden, Ashleigh and Darcy, and Brad; Leanne and Dennis Mably, Ben and Tania, and Mark and Ashley; Raewyn and Stu Gray, Todd, Cameron and Bailey; Kelvyn and Rachel, Hannah and Sam.  He will be dearly missed.  Thank you to Dr Sparks and the staff of AAU and Ward 1 of Ashburton Hospital for their loving care of Laurie.   Messages to the Pithie Family, C/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  At Laurie’s request a private service has been held.

CUTTLE, John Ross on August 20, 2020.

Peacefully at home, in Nelson.  Aged 88 years. Loving husband of the late Pamelene and father of Andrea and Glenn Clarke (Whitsundays, QLD) Martin and Janet (Methven) and Nick and Ethel (Sydney). Loved Grandad of Ashleigh, Kirby, and Mitchell; Heidi, and Sam; John, Jacob, and Tom. Loved brother in law of Joy and Murray Isaacs, Jean and Graham Richards, the late Robert, and Ann Woodham and a loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to the Cuttle family c/- M Cuttle, Mt Hutt RD12, Rakaia 7782. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Monday August 31, commencing at 11.00am.  Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

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RANSON Lois Margaret, on 21/8/2020

Peacefully after a short illness, aged 79 years.  Dearly loved mother and mother in law of David, Angela, Michael, Carl, and Nigel and Wendy, and much loved grandmother of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Messages to the Ranson Family, c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Lois’ life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday August 27, commencing at 2.00pm.  Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

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