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BIDDLE, Aparehama. (Bruce)

Peacefully surrounded by his Whanau, at home on the 17th September 2020, Aparehama (Abraham) Biddle, known as Bruce in his 81st year. Loved husband and soulmate of Jenny. The best Dad and father in law of Toni and Kris MacLellan and Kylie and Jamie McKenzie. Most amazing and fun Koro of Harley and Tayler, Isaiah Runi, Kade; Tre and Ilanda, Caleb and Roisin, Tuki, and Summer. Great Grandad of Kora Ann Biddle.

Our Whanau would like to thank the staff at Clare House for their love, kindness, and care for our Taonga over the last 18 months.Also, to the Hospice doctors and palliative care staff, thank you for your support to us on our Dad’s final journey.

Dad will be resting at Te Tomairangi Marae, 54 Eye Street Invercargill, until we celebrate his wonderful life with a service also held at the Marae on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 11am, followed by an interment at the Eastern Cemetery. Messages to PO Box 632, Invercargill.

Biddle - Aperahama Abraham (Chiefy Bruce)

Our much-loved brother died peacefully on Thursday 17th September 2020. “Te hapu oneone o te Urewera tuuturu ake noo Aotearoa” Moe mai ra, haere atu ra e te tungane i to moenga roa. Fifth child of Tangitawhiti Matahera Biddle (nee Waewae) & Aperahama (Jock Tiaki) Biddle. Brother to the following Siblings, *Ruiha, *Wiremu, *Wharekiri, Taiwera Woki, *Ripeka, Kohine, Ihaia Wioke, *Te Aroha Pom, Maude, Mokopuna, Hita, *Tamarehe Thomas, Wainohu Timitimu, Waikite, Meri me Ruben Te Uaua. Brothers-in-law to,Makere, *Merengaro, *Juno, Jenny, *Syd, Terehia, Trevor, Charlie, *Kato Phil, Neil, Louise and Karen.* Denotes deceased.

BALDWIN, Ellen Florence (nee: Soper)

Peacefully at Vickery Court, on Thursday September 17th, 2020. In her 97th year. Loved wife of the late Peter Edwin Baldwin. Dearly loved and devoted Mum, Mum in-law and friend of Daphne and Doug Stronach (Invercargill), Richard and Margaret (Tannum Sands Australia), Ngaire and Gary Holmes (Te Aroha), Diane Dennis (Hamilton), Judith and Ian Black (Invercargill), Sharon and Gordon Sanford (Tapanui), Michael and Cheryl (Tuatapere), Peter and Rose (Ohai), Lorraine and Trevor Bryan (Ashburton), Wendy and Gerard Adams (Te Waewae). Loved and cherished Nana of all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchild in New Zealand, Australia, and USA. Loved Aunty Ellen of all her nieces and nephews.

“A special thank you to all the staff at Vickery Court for their love and care of Mum”

A service for Ellen will be held at the Waiau Town and Country Club, 41 King Street, Tuatapere on Thursday 24th September at 2pm. Followed by a private cremation. Messages to PO Box 632, Invercargill.

PATTERSON, Robert Wayne.

Peacefully at Hospice Southland on Wednesday, 16th September 2020, after a brave battle. He is the much-loved father of Robert and grandad of Rylan. Loved brother of Yvonne and Shawnee.

“He lived life to the full”

At Roberts request a private cremation has been held. A memorial service to celebrate Robert`s life will be held at the Invercargill workingmen’s club, Esk Street Invercargill on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 2pm. Messages to 5 Fox street, Invercargill.

​ FREW, Yvonne Fay.

Suddenly, but peacefully at work on Saturday the 12th September 2020. Aged 66. Loved daughter of the late Joan and Colin Frew. Dearly loved mother and mother in-law of Justin and Diane. Loved sister, aunt, niece, and very special friend to many. Special great nana to Isla. Special thanks to the friends and colleagues at Longwood, along with Riverton Fire Brigade and St Johns. As per Yvonne’s wishes a private graveside ceremony has been held. Messages to 426 Flora Road East, Makarewa Invercargill.

GILBERT, Kathleen Frances. (Kathy)

Peacefully after a courageous battle on Tuesday 8th September 2020, at Southland Hospital. Dearly loved wife of Bill. Loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Leeann and Kelly Souter (Alexandra), David & Karen O’Docherty (Perth, Australia), Jody and Nigel Forbes (Lochiel). Dearly loved nana of Brittany and Hamish, Aleshia andLogan; Jodelle, Josh and Steph, Aaron and Nikita; Hannah andTrevor, Jackson & Dana, Mitchell & Millie, Brooklyn and Caleb. Loved great nana of Takoda, Bailey, Addison, Ayla; Clare, Maci, Cooper andLuca. Sister and sister-in-law of the Braven and Gilbert families.

“When those we love become a memory,

that memory becomes a treasure”

As per Kathy’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to: “Gilbert Family PO Box 632, Invercargill.

CASEY, James Fitzgerald.

Suddenly on Sunday 6th September 2020. Dearly loved son of the late Kitty and the late Jack. Dearly loved father of Susan, Maggie and Murray Arbuckle, Paula and Karen. Cherished grandad of Leon, Brendon, Kea, Leah and Taylar. Treasured brother, brother in law and uncle.

“Sadly, missed by all”

Funeral details to be advised. Messages may be sent to Casey family, 42 Oteramika Road, Rockdale, Invercargill 9812

ESLER, Wayne Edgar.

Peacefully at home, Aged 63 years. Loved father of Cholena, Hayleigh and Levi. Loved son of the late Pearl and the late Eddie Esler. Very loved brother of Kay, Pam, Alan, Sandy, Jan, Grant, and David. A loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held in the Lindisfarne Community Church, Corner of Lindisfarne and Miller Street Invercargill, on Friday 11th September 2020, at 2pm. Due to Covid 19 Regulations, numbers will be restricted. The service can be viewed via live stream link at http://livestream.com/accounts/10730215/events/9291652 Messages to PO Box 632, Invercargill.

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