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.
George McMillan began his career quite by accident by going to the wrong job interview.
Merle O'Donnell: Teacher, guide, mentor to many, 1937-2015
Allan John Lindsay McKenzie: Local government officer, 1943-2015
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.
The south lost much with the death of John Hall- Jones, writes Pat Veltkamp Smith.
Retired teacher Ian Lamont was a Southlander whose strong sense of social justice permeated much of what he did in his life.
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.
It is often enough said that the dancer or the singer is only as good as the accompanist.
Bill McLachlan was a great Southland dance band musician.
Doreen Heffernan's WAAC service led her to roles gently empowering and encouraging southern women.
Tom Shirley's contribution to Southland life was one of remarkable range and depth.
Nancy Soper entered her second century alert, witty and with a resilience won by experience.
Georgina Henderson was an exceptional artist, musician and fashion designer.
Behind his watchdog role, Mirek Cvigr was a cultured man.
Obituary: Jozephine (Josy) Rodenberg-van Empel -- Dutch born musician -- 1928-2015
Obituary: Victor Farr -- popular menswear retailer -- 1920-2015.
Alan Smith kept social services ship-shape.
Southland is all the more colourful for the contribution of Dawn Chisholm.
As befits a craftsman, Ivan Bulling aged well.
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.
Moka Stone made his mark as a builder of quality homes in Queenstown -- and as one of the resort town's characters.
Barbara Jean McKerchar_ artist, mother of six _ 1920-2015
Robin George Mayston -- peripatetic journalist -- 1938-2015
The label of entrepreneur did not sit comfortably with Bob Robertson.