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Alvilda Breeze

July 6, 2023

On July 6, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by her family, after a short illness.  Devoted wife of Ray, loved daughter of the late Alvilda and Allan Cron.  Loved sister and sister-in-law of Anne and the late Peter Quirk, Allan (Bill) Cron, Paul and Glenys Breeze and Ann and Dinny Pugh.  A very special aunty and second mum to Janna and Peter, Brayden, Daniella and Nathan.  A good friend of Vicki and adored mum of Sam the dog.  A special thank you to the Palliative Care Nurses, Hokitika District Nurses, Viv Simkin, Anne, Janna, Glenys and Ann.  Messages to the Breeze Family PO Box 277 Hokitika 7842 or may be left on Alvilda’s tribute page at At Alvilda’s request, please wear bright colours.  Flowers respectfully declined but donations to St. John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at the service.

A service to celebrate Alvilda’s life will be held in the RSA Rooms, 22 Sewell Street, Hokitika on Monday July 10, commencing at 1.30pm.  Following the service Alvilda will be laid to rest in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Sister Tui Cadigan RSM

    Shocked to hear of Cronies passing. Sincere condolences to Ray and the Cron family. An amazing worker and a very gifted woman. Rest in peace e hoa.

  2. Stacey Ryan

    Alvilda will be very missed. I will always remember our Monday and Tuesday talks. Thinking of all the family and Janna I will always be there for you when you need me.

  3. Kearns Tracey

    So sorry Avilda was one special lady. Big hugs to you all xxx

  4. Karen Gardiner

    Very sad news,worked with Cronie, at telephone exchange many years ago .such a character, and lovely person,Great memories.RIP Cronie

  5. Hellen Morris

    So sad to hear this news,
    Cronie you will be missed by so many
    My sincere sympathy to Ray and all Cronie’s family.

    • Carlene Packham

      Thinking of you all

  6. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to Ray and all Cronie’s family. She was a very honest and decent woman always ready to have a chat and a laugh she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Rest in peace Critter

  7. Doreen

    Condolences to the Families
    Had so much fun working with you critter

  8. Joanne Le Brun

    Deepest sympathy to all Alvilda family, a special lady 💗 R I P Alvilda fly high & free with the angels 👼

  9. Diane & John Craig

    So shocked to read this. Alvilda was a beautiful, kind, talented person. Our deepest sympathy to Ray and all the family.

  10. Mary Fittock

    So very sad to read this ..
    Deepest Sympathy to all of the families.

    I worked with “ Cronie “ during the Telephone Exchange Days ..
    Always ready for a quick ..Hello New World ..
    Will miss her smile .
    Rest in Peace. Cronie.

    • Katie Rae

      So sorry to read this Janna and family, lovely lady who will be missed xx

  11. Bryan and Sandra. Cudmore

    Deepest condolences to Ray and family R.I.P Alvida fly High Beautiful Lady so many fond memories of such a amazing Lady. Stay strong at this very difficult time ahead Always remember 💔💗💗

  12. Betty Andrews

    Yes, one special lady .
    Worked with “critter”as she called each and everyone of us by that name.
    Fly high Cronnie.
    Sympathy to all.

  13. Suzanne Theyers

    I’m so sorry Janna. Your Aunty was a gorgeous lady and a beautiful baker. You will miss her terribly. Rest in love gorgeous lady. X

  14. Liz Mehrtens

    Our thoughts are with the family,

    • Sue and Colin Peterson

      Our sincere sympathy to you Ray, and the family.

  15. Gina Schroder

    So sorry for your loss. Alvila was a special lady. Nolan family X

  16. Lois Meldrum

    So sorry for your loss Janna and family, Avilda was such a beautiful lady, extremely talented and gifted and always loved a chat 💞

  17. Sue Fraser

    Sorry to hear about Avilda. Enjoyed working with her in the exchange days. A lovely person.
    Condolences to Ray & family.
    Sue & Alex Fraser

  18. John & Margaret Atkinson

    To Breeze family & relations Our deepest sympathy in the sad loss of Avilda

  19. Peter and Cheryl Mitchell

    Sincer condolences to you Ray

  20. Raylene Sandrey

    A great lady which I had time and memories with her at new world R.i.p you will be sadly missed

  21. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear the very sad news of the loss of a lovely lady. It was always a pleasure to see Avilda in the supermarket and have a chat. She shone bright. Treasure the happy memories. Love to all her family and friends. Sending love. RIP Avilda.

  22. Carolyn And Janine Bradley

    Carolyn Bradley and Janine Bradley(Hokitika)Deepest condolences Ray on the loss of your dear wife Alvilda.She will be greatly missed in New World also.Thinking of the family Paul and Glenys and Ann and Dinny


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