Current Funerals

JOHNSTON, William (Bill).

Suddenly on Friday 17th August 2018, in his 79th year. Loved husband & best friend of Colleen. Treasured father & father-in-law of Katrina & David Robertson (Dunedin), Paula (Napier). Loved grandad of Brittnie, Lily, Saoirse & Faith. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held in the Kew Bowling club, McQuarrie Street, Invercargill on Wednesday 22nd August at 2pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 49 Iona Street, Invercargill, 9812.

GILLAN, Hamish Peter

Peacefully at home on Saturday 11th August. Loved son of Linda (nee Cook). A much loved brother, brother-in-law & uncle. Very loved and cherished by Shayla. Special thanks to Nadine & Hospice Southland & all who helped Hamish.
“Son of the milkman”
As to Hamish's wishes a private service has been held.

FLORENCE, Dorothea (Dora) Watson(nee Middleton)

After a long illness, in which she showed much grace, humour and resilience, Dora passed away in Invercargill in the early hours of 11 August 2018, with Gill and Suzy at her side. Dora is the much loved Mum and Grandora of Sandy, Sandra, Kate and Maddie Florence (Taupo), Gill Rutherford (Dunedin), and Suzy, Frank, Tim and the late Dan Wells (Invercargill / Niue). Born in Tarves, Scotland on 13.1.30, Dora was the daughter of Nan* and Fred* Middleton, and sister to Alfie*, Ethel, Gladys, Charlie*, John, Paddy, Sandy, Murray, Aileen*, Toot* and Allen* (* deceased). Dora and her husband Dr Leslie Florence, emigrated from Scotland to New Zealand, with their three children in 1966. Dora trained as a Teacher and had an absolute lifelong love of teaching and learning. It is fitting that she has chosen to donate her body to the Anatomy Department at the University of Otago, so that others can continue to learn. Our thanks go to all those who loved Dora. It has been heartening to hear, from numerous people, that their visits with mum were invariably blessed with a compliment from her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dora’s name to one of her favourite charities ‘The Fred Hollows Foundation’ – giving sight to Pacific Peoples. Being the private person she was, Dora’s wishes are for a private family farewell. Correspondence to 685 Queens Drive, Invercargill, swellsinthepacific@gmail.com, or 4 Epsilon Street, Dunedin, gill.rutherford@otago.ac.nz. Thank you.

Thompson, Iris Muriel (nee Clearwater)

Peacefully on August 7th 2018, after a short illness at Windsor Park Care Home, Gore. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Thompson. Loved mother & mother-in-law of Peter & Cathy(Aus), Errol & Marilyn(UK), Ann & Ian Smithies(Gore). Grandmother of Ricky & Naomi, Corrina & Roby, Amanda & Phillip, Paul & Nicola, Rachel & Kevin, Donald & Karen, Kathleen & Dean. Great grandma of 9. A service to celebrate Iris` life will be held in the Lindisfarne Methodist Church, crn Lindisfarne & Miller Streets, Invercargill, on Friday the 10th August 2018 at 10am. Followed by a private Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations for St. Johns Ambulance would be gratefully accepted and may be left at the service. Messages to 6 Edwin St, Gore 9710

GRAHAM, Isobel Norma (nee Hall)

Peacefully at Ascot Care Home , with family by her side on Sunday 5th August 2018. In her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Angus. Loved mother & mother-in-law of Robyn & Dave Savage, Peter & Merrill (Napier), David & Sue (Wellington). Loved grandma to all her grand & great grandchildren.
“The family would like to thank the staff at Ascot care Home
& Cargill Lifecare for the love and care of
Mum over the years”
A service to celebrate Isobel's life will be held in the Lindisfarne Church, cnr Lindisfarne & Millar streets, Invercargill on Friday 10th August at 2pm followed by a private Interment. Donations to Alzheimers New Zealand would be greatfully accepted and can be left at the service. Messages to Flat 4/23 Dublin Street, Invercargill

BOOTH, Tinny. (Vincent Paul)

Peacefully on Sunday 5th August 2018 at Vickery Court, Invercargill. A dearly loved husband. Loved & adored father of the late David, Valerie, Janet, Peter, Pamela, Leanne & Simon. Loved grandad Tinny to all his grand & great grandchildren. Loved uncle Tinny of all his nephews & nieces. Special unc of Sally.
R.I.P
A requiem Mass for Tinny will be held in the Nightcaps Catholic Church, Digger Road, Nightcaps on Thursday 9th August 2018 at 1pm followed by an interment at the Wairio Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Vickery Court for their love and care of their Dad for the past 8 months.
“Forever in our hearts”
Messages to The Booth Family, 15 Annan Street, Nightcaps, 9630

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