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McDOWALL Cecelia Margaret, on March 9, 2023

15 Sept 1947 – 09 March 2023, Ashburton, previously of Gore. Loved wife of the Late Cairn McDowall (Gore).Precious and loved Mum of Isobel & Warren Gentle (Ashburton) the late Barry,  Brent & Dianne Braithwaite ( Bribie Island, Australia) Niq James (Christchurch) late Matthew Braithwaite (Gore). Loved Gran of Tori & Zeir, Taine, Madison, Francine & Gavin, Yazmin & Kadin, Keegan & Hannah. Loved great-Gran of Bonnie & Kush, Jessie, Fletcher, Zephyr, Harper. Loved great-great-Gran of Avani. Dear friend of Robyn, Gran to Mandy, Ryan, Michelle and Krystal and God Mum of Mere (Gore), special friend to Colleen (Ashburton). Cherished daughter of the late Edith and Percy Botting and loved sister and sister in law of the late Victor & Noelene Botting,  Eoin (late) & Joan Botting,  Alan (late) and Mavis Botting, Lloyd and Terrill (Late) Braithwaite, Lex (late) & Barbara Waters (Australia).Loved Aunty Cess to all her nieces and nephews. Messages to Cecelia’s family, 32a Buffon Street, Waltham, CHCH 8023.  A service to celebrate the life of Cecelia will be held at St David’s Union  Church, Allens Road,  Ashburton on Monday 13th March at 2pm. A private cremation will follow. The family ask attendees to please wear joyful colours to celebrate their precious Mum Cecelia. Death is no endless journey, no going on alone. Only a pause, a quietness, a going home.