Brown, Elizabeth Ellen (Betty), nee O’Connor – Late of Hornby, on January 2nd 2016 at Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn, aged 83 years. Passed away peacefully.

Loved wife of Jim. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Paulette and Graham Robinson, Karen and Grenville Stacey (Melbourne) and Kathlene Brown. Grandmother adored by Hannah and Tiziano Agostinelli (UK), Martin Robinson, Emilia Robinson and Cameron Marriott; Emma, David and Corey Stacey (Melbourne); Shane Brown and Jackson Hogben. Loved sister and sister-in-law to Tom and Nola O’Connor (Australia), Dorothy O’Connor (Melbourne), (the late Margaret and) Owen Brownlee, Helen (and the late Angelo) D’Aloisio, Annette Brown (Perth) ,and Suellen and John Boyce (Nelson). Loved aunt to all her nieces and nephews.

Rest easy Mum, your hard work is done. Special Thank You to Frances and all of the team at Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn. No flowers please.

A service will be held at the Sacred Heart Church, Spencer Street, Addington, on Wednesday 6th January 2016, at 12.30pm. Interment will be at Avonhead Park Cemetery at 3.30pm.


Payne, Brent Alexander – Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on January 4, 2016 aged 54 at Christchurch Hospital.

Much loved husband, soulmate and best friend of Jenni. Loving father of Michael and Daniel, father-in-law of Nicole and ex-husband of Lynda. Adored Pop Pop of Jessica, Taylor, Lilia, Lachy, Malachai, Levi, Indie, and  Anzac. Stepfather of Patrick and  Nat, Abbie and Chris, Iain, Jack, and Rebecca. Son of Gloria, brother to Robert and Anita, Karen, John, and the late Louise. Uncle of Julian, Joshua, Adam, and Lewellen.

Brent will be home from Thursday, everyone is welcome to pop in to say their goodbyes.

In lieu of flowers those of you who wish, could bring a bottle so we can share a glass together in memory of Brent at the after match function.

As we all know Brent’s love for fashion, if you are comfortable, feel free to wear something bright, as he will be wearing his pizza shirt.

A service to celebrate Brent’s life will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Wilkinsons Road on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm.


Hickson, Andrew Patrick (Andy) – Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 5,  2016, Aged 78.

Dearly loved husband of Adelina, much loved father and father-in-law of Yumiko and Damien Coffey, and Namiko. Loved Grandad of Conor.

Messages for Andy’s family may be  posted to the Hickson Family, C\- P O Box 31300, Christchurch  8444.

The Mass to celebrate Andy’s life  will be held at St Teresa’s Catholic Church, 8 Puriri St, Riccarton, Christchurch on Monday, January 11 at 11:00 am.


BUSSELL, Barbara Ann (nee Scoullar): Passed away peacefully on Monday, 11 January 2016,  in Christchurch surrounded by her loving family.

Dearly loved wife of the late Grant Bussell. Loved mother of her children Bruce, Craig and Anthea, Glenn and Andrea, Keri and Tom.  Grandma to Danielle, Nicole, Logan, Josh, and Quinten.  Dearly loved daughter of the late Leslie and Bess  Scoullar.  Dearly loved sister of Gladys and Stuart, Faye and Dave, and the late Jimmy

Messages to the Bussell Family, C\- P O Box 5649, Papanui, Christchurch. 8053.

The Funeral Service for Barbara will be held at the Palmer Chapel, 150 Harewood Road, Christchurch on Friday, 15 January 2016 at 1:00 pm.