Obituaries

'Generous' Miles a very real loss

Invercargill photographer Miles Hewton.

Miles Hewton 

A much-loved football enthusiast

Lindsay Barnett.

Lindsay Barnett

A well-known drama teacher

Nora Brophy: an accomplished speech and drama teacher.

A much-loved speech and drama teacher, and aunt, Nora Brophy has passed away at the age of 84.

Wakatipu historian passes away

Ray Clarkson.

Queenstown historian and former school teacher Ray Clarkson has died.

Te Kaha tangi for Boss Clausen

Makarora residents Mark Hopner, left, and Boss Clausen, pointing, stand on the McKerrow Range, overlooking Lake Wanaka. ...

Much loved Makarora builder and fisherman Boss Clausen will be sadly missed, friends say.

Kiwi climbing community unites in Wanaka to toast fallen friend

Russell Braddock shared this selfie, taken on the Col de Berard on Mont Blanc.

Climber remembered as kind, unassuming, quirky.

A beloved Southland patriarch

Bishop Boyle had a bond with Pope John Paul II. Here the pair are in Christchurch during the Pontiff's visit in 1986

Bishop Len Boyle: Southland-born Catholic Bishop of Dunedin – 1930-2016

Dan Sewpersad: 1939-2016

Dan Sewpersad snr of Nightcaps sends off a bus to start the school year.

Obituary: Bronwyn Blackstock

Bronwyn Elizabeth Blackstock

One of the south's most endearing personalities, early education teacher Bronwyn Blackstock, was farewelled by a host of friends, fellow teachers, families of children she'd taught, at the Ascot Park Hotel.

McMillan a pivotal figure in Bastion Point land battle

George McMillan, former Landcorp CEO.

George McMillan began his career quite by accident by going to the wrong job interview.

Obit: Merle O'Donnell

Merle O'Donnell.

Merle O'Donnell: Teacher, guide, mentor to many, 1937-2015

Obit: Allan John Lindsay McKenzie

Allan John Lindsay McKenzie: Local government officer, 1943-2015.

Allan John Lindsay McKenzie: Local government officer, 1943-2015

Grand lady of marching

Maxine Murdoch.

It was neither a soft shoe shuffle nor heavy footfalls but the light measured steps of her trained marching sportswomen that guided coach Maxine Murdoch on her final journey.

John Hall-Jones

John Hall-Jones

The south lost much with the death of John Hall- Jones, writes Pat Veltkamp Smith.

Ian Lamont, actor and activist

Ian Lamont

Retired teacher Ian Lamont was a Southlander whose strong sense of social justice permeated much of what he did in his life.

Obituary: Alastair 'Spud' Tait

Alistair "Spud" Tait

He had a lovely moniker had Alastair Tait, known as he was as "Spud" to all but the generations of children he had taught in schools all over the south.

Obituary: Irene Watson

Irene Watson

It is often enough said that the dancer or the singer is only as good as the accompanist.

A man who had us dancing

Bill McLachlan

Bill McLachlan was a great Southland dance band musician.

Doreen Heffernan: faith in action

Doreen Heffernan

Doreen Heffernan's WAAC service led her to roles gently empowering and encouraging southern women.

Tom Shirley a profound contributor to southern life

Tom Shirley's contribution to Southland life was one of remarkable range and depth.

Gracious centenarian with a girlish spirit

Nancy Soper on her100th birthday.

Nancy Soper entered her second century alert, witty and with a resilience won by experience.

Georgina Henderson -- a talented life

Georgina Henderson with her piece chosen for the Southland telephone book.

Georgina Henderson was an exceptional artist, musician and fashion designer.

Mirek Cvigr a voice for the ratepayer

Mirek Cvigr

Behind his watchdog role, Mirek Cvigr was a cultured man.

A life full of music and family

Josy Rodenberg-van Empel

Obituary: Jozephine (Josy) Rodenberg-van Empel -- Dutch born musician -- 1928-2015

A man of elegance and courtesy

Victor Farr

Obituary: Victor Farr -- popular menswear retailer -- 1920-2015.

A disciplined approach to a compassion

Alan Smith

Alan Smith kept social services ship-shape.

The Rose Lady brightened lives

Dawn Chisholm

Southland is all the more colourful for the contribution of Dawn Chisholm.

Ivan Bulling leaves a beautiful body of work

Ivan Bulling

As befits a craftsman, Ivan Bulling aged well.

A man of calm and capability

Campbell Macdonald

In his 87 years Alexander Campbell Macdonald, known as Campbell, lived such a full life as to epitomise the best of what's on offer in Southland  _ fishing, farming, photography, racing, retailing.

A craftsman and a character

Moka Stone

Moka Stone made his mark as a builder of quality homes in Queenstown -- and as one of the resort town's characters.

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