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Service Information
Mainland Funerals
40 Harper Street
Timaru, Canterbury
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
1:30 p.m.
Wilson St Baptist Church
17 Wilson Street
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Death Notice

(Martha Robina Beattie)
(nee Ellis):
Passed away peacefully in her 94th year at The Croft on Friday, October 8, 2021. Dearly loved wife of the late Ralph. Loved mother of Alan and Kaye, Steve and Jo; Anne and Mark Pavelka; and Ruth and Dennis Goodwin. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Heather and the late Harvey Harris. Adored nana of her grandchildren Nigel, Jamie, and Vanessa; Tasha; Ariana, Joshua, and Melissa; Emily, and Patrick, and her 5 great-grandchildren. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at The Croft for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Ruby during her stay there. At Ruby's request garden flowers only. Donations to Radio Rhema would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Coles family, c/- 23 Arun Street, Timaru 7910 or email [email protected] A service to celebrate Ruby's life will be held at Wilson St Baptist Church, 17 Wilson Street, Timaru, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation.


Published in Timaru Herald from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2021
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