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Joan  Cross

October 29, 2023

On Sunday October 29, 2023, at home, aged 75 years.  Cherished wife of Jim and much loved mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Caroline, Andrea and Lloyd, Graeme, and Julieanne and Aaron.  Loved Nana of her 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, a loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend.  Messages to the Cross Family, 17 Beach Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Joan’s tribute page at  A service in celebration of Joan’s life, will be held at the Hokitika Chartered Club, Hamilton Street, Hokitika, on Thursday November 2, commencing at 1.00pm.  Private cremation to follow.  


  1. Diane and John Craig

    To Jim and Family. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Joan. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you all

  2. Jill & Simon

    Very sorry to hear of Joans passing. Thinking of Jim and his family at this sad time.

    • Janet and Gerald Keats

      Sincere condolences to Jimmy and family. Many cherished memories are held by us from my growing up in Reefton, then when you moved to Holitika.
      Janet and Gerald and family

  3. Donna Bradley (nee Cruickshank)

    So sorry for your loss x

  4. Vonnie and Doug Cherry

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing! Our thoughts are with Jim and family.

    • Tracy Rowberry (Burrows)

      Thinking of you all at this very sad time. I have wonderful neighbourhood memories with your family, Joans welcoming smile, laughter and hugs.
      Take care x

    • Maria Robinson and family

      Sending our deepest sympathy and love to all of the Cross family at this very sad time.

  5. Jan Scott

    Sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. A lovely lady. Thoughts are with you Jim and family.

  6. Dulcie Symmers

    Sorry to hear of Joan’s passing.Enjoyed chatting to her at the Sunday market.
    Thoughts to all the family.

  7. Carole Jones

    To Jim and family. Thinking of you all at this time of sadness .Joan was a devoted wife and proud motherand grandmother.Joan was my work colleague at Seaview Hospital OT Dept for years,we had lots of fun times and she was one of the kindest friends I have had the pleasure of knowing.Rest In Peace Joan.

  8. Mary Fittock

    Our Deepest Sympathy to you all during this sad time .
    Back in the Reefton Days .. Joan was Caring Friend to my Mother during her sick days at Cronadun
    It was much appreciated. . We had spoken of those days !!
    Rest Easy now Joan .

  9. Roland and Michelle

    Our deepest sympathies to Jim and the family. Always lovely to chat with her at New World. RIP lovely Joan.

  10. Shaun Drylie

    Jim, Barry, Andrea and family. So sad to read about Joan’s passing.. Hope you find solace in remembering the many happy memories of an amazing lady.. Shaun and Susan Drylie

  11. Ann Gourdie

    To Jim and family – so many lovely thoughts of good times had – thinking of you all at this sad time

  12. Lois Meldrum

    To Jimmy and family so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing a lovely lady.

  13. Pauline Naylor

    Jimmy and family my very deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Joan was such a proud wife, Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. I know she will be missed by you all. I have wonderful memories of Joan starting in the maternity hospital when we both gave birth to our youngest daughters. Playcentre at Cobden not forgetting those darn floods. Rest peacefully Jian you have earned it. Lots of love to you all, Pauline

  14. Liz and Kyle Scott

    Dear Jim and family
    We are so sorry to read the sad news of Joans passing. Thinking of you all at this very sad time
    She will be so missed by you all and many others.
    Rest in Peace lovely lady
    Liz and Kyle

  15. Julie Fitzgerald

    Really sad to hear Mrs Cross has passed away. A lovely neighbour in Beach Street, and she kept a caring eye on my grandparents next door for many years Thank you Rest In Peace

  16. Marilyn Paterson

    Dear Jim and family, it was always a pleasure to see Joan come into the salon. We shared many laughs together and made happy memories which I treasure. Treasure your memories, they are special and will last forever. Marilyn and Malcolm Paterson

  17. Cindy

    To Jim and family so sorry thinking of you all Cindy and Murray it was so great to work with Joan ❤

  18. Des Keenan

    Joan was a delightful, fun-loving person to work with, during the 15 + the OT Seaview Hospital. Forever I will remember the time you and Carol dressed me up as Peter Rabbit for the Christmas Bunny show. All your family will have memories like this to enjoy. Our sympathies to Jim and whanau.

  19. Pauline Adams

    Jim & family sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Treasure your memories and may she rest in eternal peace


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