Death Notices

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Smith, George Charles Sydney

Date of Service: Thursday 01 January 1970 - 12:00pm

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No Service - Direct Cremation

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SMITH, George Charles Sydney - 6.6.1933 - 7.4.2020 - Peacefully, at Mossbrae Health Care, Mosgiel; aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Daphne, much loved father and father-in-law of Kevin and Vivienne, Allan and Fiona, and Bronwyn and Alastair Wardell, special grandad of Emma, Ryan, Jamie, and Abbie, great grandad of Mila, and Arlo, loved “George” of Tania, Dave and family. George’s family would like to thank the staff of Mossbrae for the care they took of George over the past 3 years. Sadly missed, forever in our hearts. Due to the current situation a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.- Messages to 5B Forth Street, Mosgiel 9024.

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Popham, Beatrice Ellen

Date of Service: Thursday 01 January 1970 - 12:00pm

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Popham, Beatrice Ellen (Betty) Peacefully, on April 4, 2020, at Mossbrae Health Care, Mosgiel; aged 89 years. Dearly beloved wife of Jack for 64 years, much loved and treasured mother of Ruth, Mark and Kerry, respected mother-in-law and friend of Sheryl and Alan, well loved grandmother to Lucy and Greg, Cameron and Blair, cherished great grandma of Billy, Alfie and Harvey, daughter of Henry* and Ellen Styles*, beloved sister of Mavis*, Gladys*, Margaret*, George* and sister-in-law Lorraine, aunty to many nieces and nephews and fond memories of being part of the Harwood family. (*denotes deceased) Thank you to the staff at Mossbrae for their excellent care and compassion over the past three years. Due to the current situation, a private burial has taken place with a memorial service to be planned later. Sadly missed RIP Messages to 3 Goodall Street, Mosgiel, 9024

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Corlett, Bruce Hylton

Date of Service: Tuesday 22 September 2020 - 1:30pm

Venue:

Campbell and Sons Chapel
95 Gordon Road
Mosgiel

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CORLETT, Bruce Hylton Peacefully, on September 18, 2020, at Yvette Williams Retirement Village, Dunedin; in his 91st year. Loved husband of Olga for 66 years, much loved father of Rex and Jean (Christchurch), Peter and Moira (Kapiti Coast), Graham and Margaretha (Geraldine), David and Eunju (Christchurch), and Jenny and Ged (Dunedin), loved Pop of his 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A funeral service for Bruce will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 1.30pm, on Tuesday, September 22, followed by private cremation. - Messages to 50 Parklands Avenue, Mosgiel, 9024

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Tisdall, David Alexander

Date of Service: Monday 14 September 2020 - 2:00pm

Venue:

Middlemarch Community Centre

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Tisdall, David (Davie) Alexander   Davie passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of Wednesday the 9th of September, one day short of his 84th birthday. Dearly loved husband of Nola, loved father and father n law to Lynnore & Andrew Templeton; Glenda & Phillip Paul; Jason & Jodie Tisdall; Clayton & Mandy Tisdall. Beloved Grandad of Ellie; David & Sophie; Libby, William, Zara; & Jake & Emma.  Treasured uncle to his many nieces & nephews. ‘Dad, Grandad, Dibbles you will  be forever in our hearts, & memories.’ The family would like to thank the Middlemarch medical staff for their help, & endless support. A farewell for Davie will be held in the Middlemarch Community Centre on Monday 14th September at 2pm followed by a private interment. Covid 19 gathering restrictions are in place and please observe social distancing. Messages to 18 Brecon Street Middlemarch

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Ashton, Robert Walter

Date of Service: Saturday 05 September 2020 - 10:30am

Venue:

Campbell and Sons Chapel
95 Gordon Road
Mosgiel

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Ashton, Robert Walter (Bob) Peacefully, on August 31, 2020, at Taieri Court Rest Home, Mosgiel; aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife and soul mate of the late Win, much loved Dad, Granddad Bob and Great Granddad to all his extended family. ‘A great man, who will be sorely missed’ A service for Bob, will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 10.30am, on Saturday September 5, followed by private cremation. The service is able to be viewed via www.campbellandsons.co.nz/live-stream. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. - Messages to 5 Arran Street, Mosgiel 9024

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Cummings, Daniel John

Date of Service: Thursday 01 January 1970 - 12:00pm

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CUMMINGS, Fr Daniel John - Father Dan died peacefully, at his home, Tuapeka Flat, Lawrence, in the loving care of his family, on March 28, 2020; aged 75 years. Loved son of the late Joan and Cliff, brother and brother-in-law of Ann, Peter and Maureen, Jim, Chris and Hilliary, Julie and Lew Davie, Stephen, Kay and Steve Shaw, and a loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A respected priest of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin, loved and cherished friend of many parishioners and associates, including members of Harness Racing NZ and the Rodeo fraternity. “A true and faithful servant now in the arms of Jesus” Funeral details will be published at a later date. - Messages to Peter Cummings 34 Roughan Road, Tuapeka Flat, 1RD, Lawrence 9591, email: pmcummings@xtra.co.nz or Julie Davie 20 Chandler Crescent, Clyde 9330, email: julie@salu.nz

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Dennison, Kenneth John

Date of Service: Thursday 01 January 1970 - 12:00pm

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DENNISON, Kenneth John (John), OL (Officer of the Order of Logahu - Papua New Guinea equivalent of our CBE), JP. 05.01.1948 - 14.04.2020. At home peacefully in his sleep, following a short illness. Most dearly beloved and deeply loving husband of Ann, and loving and much loved father of Sarah. Due to COVID-19 lockdown, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Messages to 1 Guildford Place, Chatsford, Mosgiel, 9024.

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Finnie, Miriam Ann

Date of Service: Wednesday 23 September 2020 - 11:00am

Venue:

East Taieri Presbyterian Church
12a Cemetery Road
East Taieri

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Finnie, Miriam Ann - nee Shewan On Monday September 14, 2020, passed away at home surrounded by family. Dearly loved wife of Doug, mother and mother-in-law of Kim and Paul (Sydney), Mark and Marie (Mosgiel) and Glen and Andrea (London). Cherished grandmother of Rhiannon, Rose, Owen, Joshua and Samuel. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Fraser and Marlene, Jan* and Keith, May*, Rowland and Robyn*. (* Denotes deceased)  A funeral service will be held in the East Taieri Presbyterian Church, 12a Cemetery Road, Mosgiel, at 11am on Wednesday September 23, followed by burial at Allanton Cemetery. If under Covid-19 level 2 restrictions, limitations will apply. Campbell & Sons will be providing live streaming at www.campbellandsons.co.nz/live-stream . 

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Unsworth, Jack Percival

Date of Service: Wednesday 16 September 2020 - 2:00pm

Venue:

Campbell and Sons Chapel
95 Gordon Road
Mosgiel

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Unsworth, Jack Percival On September 12, 2020, at Birchleigh Hospital, Mosgiel; aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of Shirley for 70 years, much loved Dad of Carolyn, Glenda, and Jackie, loved Grandad Jack of Jason, and Melanie; Stephen, and Anna, and Shane, and Kelly and a loved Great Grandad to his four great grandsons. A service for Jack will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel, at 2pm on Wednesday September 16, followed by private cremation. - Messages to 14 Edgeware Avenue, Chatsford, Mosgiel 9024

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Johnston, David

Date of Service: Thursday 10 September 2020 - 2:00pm

Venue:

Campbell and Sons Chapel
95 Gordon Road
Mosgiel

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JOHNSTON, David (Dave) - Dave passed away at home in the loving arms of his family on Father’s Day, September 6, 2020; aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Beverley, cherished father of Nicola (Pinfolds), Keryn, and Shelley, and a much loved and respected Grandad of Ben, Will, Neesha, Heath, and Keira. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel and the Coronation Hall, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel at 2pm on Thursday September 10, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the St Johns Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to The Johnston Family, 36 Salisbury Place, Mosgiel 9024.