Obituaries

Dan Sewpersad: 1939-2016

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

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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.

A life of art and family

Barbara McKerchar

Barbara Jean McKerchar_ artist, mother of six _ 1920-2015

Fulfilling life for Armistice baby

Obituary:

Friend and mentor to journalists

Robin Mayston

Robin George Mayston -- peripatetic journalist -- 1938-2015

Developer focused on creating communities

The label of entrepreneur did not sit comfortably with Bob Robertson.

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