He has gone now, his passing mourned, his life celebrated.
The former Gore mayor whose funeral was held on March 10, was a retailer who saw fashions come and go, and retained his appreciation for style.
Bubbly, opinionated and kind, Tania Dalton was one of the characters in NZ netball.
A much-loved speech and drama teacher, and aunt, Nora Brophy has passed away at the age of 84.
Queenstown historian and former school teacher Ray Clarkson has died.
Much loved Makarora builder and fisherman Boss Clausen will be sadly missed, friends say.
Climber remembered as kind, unassuming, quirky.
Bishop Len Boyle: Southland-born Catholic Bishop of Dunedin – 1930-2016
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.