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Shirley Patricia Jones

January 16, 2022

On January 16, 2022, peacefully at Ultimate Care Allen Bryant, Hokitika, aged 93.  Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur. Loved mother and mother-in-law of  Helen and Brian (dec) Singer (Hokitika), Jenny and Ray (Runanga), Eileen and Rodger (dec) McLeod (Christchurch), Allan and Jeannie, Ian and Christine, Isobel and Gary Fairbrother, Errol and Amy, Linda Davidson, Lesley Jones and Stephen Wallace, Monica Overton (all of Hokitika), and Cranston (dec). Cherished Grandma of her 35 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and a loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend.  Messages to 11 Brickfield Road, Blue Spur, Hokitika 7882, or can be left on Shirley’s tribute page at www.thompsonfd.co.nz.  The service will be live streamed, and the link can be found on Shirley’s tribute page.  A Service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held in the All Saints Anglican Church, Bealey Street, Hokitika, on Thursday, January 20, commencing at 1 pm, followed by burial with Arthur and Cranston in the Hokitika Cemetery.

Vaccine passes will be required to attend this service

96 Comments

  1. Renee

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, our thoughts are with all the family at this sad time.

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    • Murray and Shona Marshall

      Really sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all her family

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      • Adele. Stuart

        My sincere Condolences to the Jone’s family very sad for the loss yr mum , nana, and grandma you will b missed.. fly high shirl

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        • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

          R.I.P Shirley condolences to all the Jones Families a true Hokitika Icon at rest. Love and thoughts with you all at this very difficult time ahead xx

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        • Jill Robinson

          Sorry to hear of your loss x

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        • Carole Jones

          I send my sympathy and love to all the Jones family at this time of sadness RIP Shirley

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        • Jan and Gerald Keats

          Sincere condolences to yo all with the loss of Shirley.Jan and Gerald Keats

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          • Raeone Wallace

            So sorry to hear about Shirley we are away for the week lots of love to you all
            Raeone & Graeme
            Xxxooo

      • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

        So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.
        Our sincere condolences to the Jones family in your sad loss of such a lovely lady.
        Our thoughts are with you all.
        RIP Shirley.🌷🌷🌷

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        • Lanae Hill

          A beautiful soul who has earned her rest❤️
          Our deepest sympathy to the Jones family.
          Lanae née Boyd and Bruce Hill.

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    • Janet

      Condolences to the Jones Family on the passing of Shirley. RIP. 🌹🌹

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    • Jackie Douglas

      So sorry to learn of Shirl’s passing. A fine woman, she had her shen her heart she was about family and whanau.

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    • Carole Burnett

      So very sorry for your loss, Shirley was a wonderful lady who always made time for a chat and a smile.

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      • Pam & Doug

        So sad to hear of Shirley’s passing, she was a happy bubbly face around town, reunited with Arthur at last.
        Our love and thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

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    • Tom and joan duncan and family

      Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,

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      • Alan Pegley

        What a wonderful lady she was. So proud of her family. My sincere condolences

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  2. Carlene & Alan Packham

    Thinking of you all – such a lovely lady

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    • Sharyn and Butch Symons

      Thinking of you all. Shirley will be sadly missed

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    • Marisa Rochford

      Thinking of you all. A great age x

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  3. Rob and Leanne McGill

    So sad to hear of the passing of Shirley such a character and a true Hokitika icon she will be sadly missed please accept our deepest sympathy to you all 🥰

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  4. Sheri Wright

    RIP Shirley deepest sympathy to your family.
    Hokitika has lost a treasured character.
    Sheri and Boys

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  5. Michelle

    Condolences to all the family

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    • Helen Evans (Climo)

      Deepest Sympathies to Helen, Sadie and the Singer & Jones family.
      Sad to hear of the pasding of My Godmother Shirley ♡
      May She Rest In Peace ♡

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  6. Diane and John Craig

    Deepest sympathy to all the family.

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    • Adrienne Dimmick

      So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.
      Our sincere condolences to the Jones family.
      Shirley was a very special lady and Hokitika Icon.
      Our thoughts are with you all.
      R.I.P. Shirley Patricia
      Adrienne Dimmick and Tony Arnold

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      • Nancy Woolhouse

        Thinking of you all at this sad time. She was a lovely lady.

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  7. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Very sorry to here of Shirley’s passing Sympathy to all the Jones Family RIP Shirley.

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    • Chris Guy

      Sorry to hear of the passing of Auntie Shirley deepest sympathies to all Jones Family we will all miss her, the last of an era in the Lyes family

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  8. Suzanne

    Very sad to hear of Shirley passing away. Such a beautiful lady. Love and prayers to Shirley’s family. Rest in love Shirley.

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    • Adrian gardner

      RIP SHIRLEY definitely one of life’s characters. Condolences to all of her family

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  9. Leanne Diedrichs

    I’m so sad to hear this , she was truely a lovely lady and a family friend to us xxx my thoughts are with you all at this sad time , RIP beautiful lady

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    • Lana Tamou (Sweney)

      Shirley was a very special lady, it was always lovely to see her smiling face. Our deepest sympathy to all the Family. Cherish the beautiful memories. X

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  10. Kathleen Miller (McLeod)

    To all my Aunties and Uncles and extended families- sympathies to you all. Grandma was such a character with a wicked sense of humour, one of the last photos I was sent she was giving me the bird🖕. But at the same time she was a fine, kind and caring lady. A damn fine innings. RIP Grandma and say hi to to all those that left us to soon xx 🥰

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    • Aileen

      RIP Aunty Shirley so many memories from growing up with the family.
      My condolences to the family from Ken, Aileen, Stephen, Christine, Richard and Rae. Love you lots Shirley 💓

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      • Joy Meyer

        My sincere condolences to the Jones family on the loss of your Mum..Shirley.

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  11. Doug and Vonnie Cherry

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, such a lovely lady that will be missed by many. Condolences to the family.

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    • Donna Blair

      Fond memories growing up down the road from the Jones family. Always a friendly welcome from Ma Jones as many of us knew her. I’m sure you’ll be greatly missed by all your family 🌺🌺

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      • Maria Robinson

        Sending you all our heartfelt sympathy and love at this very hard time. Shirley was adored and loved by many.
        Maria, Jan Drylie and family

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  12. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Condolences to all the family

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  13. Donna kersten

    Thinking of you all at this time. RIP Shirley

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  14. Bev

    Dear Helen and all the Jones family,
    So sorry to hear of your mums passing,
    Our sincere sympathy to you all,
    Bev and Bill Freitas,

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  15. Sheryl Rolleston

    I’ll miss you Shirl Love to all the family from Sheryl Rolleston

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  16. Linda Gardyne

    A wonderful lady and awesome mum. Will be missed by many. At rest.. Love and sympathy to all the family.

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  17. Sally(McMurtrie) & Max Bateup

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Thinking of you all.

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  18. Colleen Astwood

    A real character was Shirl, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Condolences to all the family, R.I.P Shirl.
    Colleen Astwood nee Blair.

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  19. Ruth Priest-Johnson

    So sorry to hear that Shirley has passed, my condolences to all the Jones families, another beautiful lady in heaven 💜

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  20. Colleen Gibb and family

    Sincere sympathy to you all. Thinking of you at this sad time.

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  21. Sally Richardson

    Sorry to hear this sad news, what a cheerful, friendly soul and what a character! Sympathies to all the family, you have lost a treasure. Thinking of you, take care

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    • Lee Finch

      My condolences to the whole family. Mrs jones was a lovely lady and I have fond memories of her.

      May she rest in peace.

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  22. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all. She was a great lady.

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  23. Gary & Angela Robinson.

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, Condolences to all the Jones families.

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    • Leanne & Pete McDonnell

      Special thoughts, prayers and hugs to everyone ❤️Such an amazing lady who was very lucky to have her loving family around her xx

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  24. Lexy Pfahlert

    Our condolences to all the Jone families. Shirley will be greatly missed.
    Thinking of you all at this ad time.
    Kimd Regards
    Rodger and Lexy Pfahlerr

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  25. Jacquie Grant

    So glad I got to say goodbye to Shirley on Saturday morning.
    I have cherished our friendship immensely.
    Rest in peace in the knowledge of a life well lived.

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  26. Annemarie Greig

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. Condolences to all the Jones family. She will be missed!

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  27. Frances Stapleton

    My sincere sympathy to Shirley’s family on the loss of dear Shirley I enjoyed my chats with her and loved her sense of humour
    Rest in peace Shirley

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  28. Geoff and Doreen Marshall

    Our sincere sympathy to the Jones family.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    A much loved lady will be missed by many.

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  29. Lois Donnelly

    R.I.P. Dear Shirley.
    You lived a great life and have truly loved and been loved.
    My sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time.

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  30. Martin and Chris Cuff.

    Our deepest sympathy to all Shirley’s family. What a great lady she was , with a heart of gold and a great sense of humour.

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    • Kandy Palmer

      Sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your mum Shirley Definitely a “life well lived “ Love to you all Kandy and Dave Palmer

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  31. Gary & chris keown

    So sad to see the Shirley had passed our sincere condolence to the Jones family

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  32. Kay & Alvin Godfrey

    a timeless lady and always had a smile and enjoyed a chat. Our sympathy to all Shirley’s family at this sad time.

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    • Ngaire McGregor

      Dear Helen, Ray and the Jones familes I t was sad to hear of Shirley “s passing . Hope you have a few bingo cards and a pack of cards in your pocket. I know how much you enjoyed these two past times. R I P Shirley.

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  33. Tarn Murtha

    Shirley was an amazing lady who was like a breath of fresh air. With a glint in her eye and a cheekiness to boot. She will be missed by many. Heaven has gained another special Angel.
    Sending lots of love and hugs to the Jones family.

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  34. John and Glenwyn Nancekivell

    Our sincere sympathies to the Jones family on the passing of a lovely lady, Shirley,

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  35. Bernadette Havill

    You’ll be sorely missed Shirley, sending condolences to all the family.

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  36. Hayden Simpson

    Sad to hear of old mrs Jones passing she was a real Hokitika icon , she and Arthur created a bloody awesome bunch of humans ! Condolences to all

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  37. Lois Meldrum

    Condolences to the Jones family on the passing of Shirley, a real character with a great sense of fun, laughter and friendship, was an honour to be your friend Shirl💕

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  38. Karen Payne

    Thinking of you all as you say goodbye to such a lovely lady. Shirley and Mum were such good friends and Shirley made Mum feel so welcome in Hokitika. Mum and I cried with laughter as Mum relayed Shirley’s funny stories. As I made shortbread before Christmas I thought of Shirley as I would visit her each year at this time. Rest In Peace Shirley- your positive attitude to life will have been passed onto all of your family

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  39. Linda Buglass

    Condolences to the family. Shirley was a wonderful lady and a great card player. Will miss her smiley faces heaps

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  40. Kay and Jack Davidson

    Our thoughts are with you all. Shirley will be greatly missed.

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  41. liz and kyle scott

    So sorry to see your wonderful mum has gone to rest in peace

    What an amazing lady and all the memories you will be remembering will be the best.

    lots of love to you all

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  42. Jo Toplis

    Thinking of you all in this time of sadness. Shirley, you were such an amazing lady with such a huge heart, always smiling. Now in the arms of your angel. You will always be remembered.🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  43. Rick & Anne Cumming.

    So sorry to hear of Shirleys passing a wonderful lady please accept our deepest sympathy.

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  44. Margaret Atkinson

    Condolences to all the Jones Family on the passing of Shirley. John & Margaret Atkinson

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    • Jules jones

      To the Family and Friends of a Most Beautiful Amazing Strong Lady who I have been most privileged to have known and proudly can call her “my Grandma” having married into the family. She will be missed physically but so always in our hearts and thoughts. We can only try to follow her footsteps showing family values , smiles and kindness. And her life lives on thru my children, and theirs
      Love you Grandma♥️♥️♥️
      Jules jones, Gus and Family
      Rotorua

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  45. Lyn Robinson

    To Shirleys Family,accept our very deepest sympathy at this sad time.Treasured memories we have of Shirley and Arthur over the years. Hugs to you all,

    Erl and Lyn Robinson….Kumara Junction

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  46. Taye Jones

    Sending our love all the way from W.A. Simone Jack Georgia Taye. so glad I got to say g’day to you couple weeks ago your memory was sharp as attack as always now you can rest easy and grandad can now have a decent cup of tea we will miss you so much grandma love always

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  47. Pam and Justin Wells

    Our sincerest sympathy to all the Jones family. Thinking of you all at this sad time..Shirley was a very special and lovely lady

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  48. Roland and Michelle

    Sending our sincere condolences to the Jones family. Shirley was one in a million. Talking to her was always a treat. May the wonderful memories of Shirley be a comfort to you all at this very sad time. Roland and Michelle

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    • KAREN MURPHY

      Our thoughts are with you all at the sad loss of your lovely Shirley. Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal…..love leaves a memory no one can steal. Karen & Mike Murphy

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  49. Maureen Cagney

    Shirley will be sorely missed, not only by her family, but by many other friends and Hokitika people. What a lady! Sincere sympathy to all the family.

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  50. Pamela O'Brien

    To the Jones Family….
    The Jones – my neighbours for many years in Kaniere, having lived across the road from you all at the Empire Hotel.
    Mum, Mary Stewart, and Shirley shared many happy times together; as did us kids.
    My thoughts are with you as I recall many memories of our youth and appreciating how your Mum, Shirley, cared for you so well with her endless, capable energy.
    Blessings to you all as you say goodbye to a treasured Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.
    Maybe one day I will be able to catch up with you.
    Pamela (nee Stewart) O’Brien

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  51. Charlotte Bradley-Peni

    Our deepest condolences go out the to Jones family. Shirley was a wonderful person who I remember fondly from my childhood, in her later years she always had time to stop for a chat whilst out and about – sharp as a tack.

    Thinking of you all during this sad time.

    Charlotte and family

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  52. BEVERLY HUTCHISON

    The Jones family ..Friends and neighbors from good old Kaniere..thinking of you during this sad time.. Gary and Bev Hutchison

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  53. Craig Jamieson

    Dear Jones family, sad to hear the passing of a great lady, Shirley certainly has done so much for you guys and her tribe of grandies, All our thoughts and love, Yvonne Jamieson, Craig, Tisha, Patricia, Kate, William.

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  54. debbie guy

    sad to hear of the passing of aunty shirley thinking of you all at this sad moment
    all our thoughts and love debbie and wayne guy christchurch

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  55. Murray & Gail Grant

    Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing.Our Deepest sympathy to the Jones family.

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  56. Alvilda and Ray Breeze

    Our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your dear Mum. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

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  57. Georgina Hartshorne.

    Sorry to hear of Shirleys passing.first got to know her when I was a teenager many years ago in Kaniere.

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  58. Catharine Taft

    I’ll miss our wee chats after I’ve been to see Nancy and thanks for being my other mother.

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  59. Sandy and Allyn Olson

    Our condolences to the Jones family for your sad loss of Shirley . She lived a long and fruitful life and will live in your hearts forevermore.

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  60. Dicey & Nida Davidson

    Our thoughts are with you all
    In the sad passing of your mother, grandmother and great grand mother.
    Shirley was very well known in our community .
    Our deepest condolence to you all.

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  61. Dianne Ferguson

    To Shirley’s family. So sorry to read of your loss. Shirley had the loveliest smile and what an amazing life to be celebrated. Condolences to you all.

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  62. MURRAY OLSON

    Murray and Marie Olson. Our condolences to the Jones family. A GREAT lady who loved and was proud of her children and grandchildren. R.I.P Nana Jones you will be missed by many.

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  63. Diane King

    Linda and your siblings, your Mum sure had a great innings. Can see her @ your place Linda, and @ the
    club, everyone knew her and made a fuss to talk to her, me included. Remember all the good times you
    guys have had with your mum, my best wishes and love go out to you all
    Di King

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