Passed peacefully on July 6, 2018. Much loved wife of Neil, mother and mother in-law of Tate and Zoe, and Brenna and Tim. A loved sister, sister in-law, aunty and friend of many. Messages to 238 Kumara Junction Highway RD2 Hokitika 7882. At Merle’s request a private cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A memorial service for Merle will be held at the Hokitika Regent Theatre on Thursday July 12, commencing at 1pm.