Friday, April 26, 2013

ODT Notice

This will go in the ODT tomorrow

TAIAROA, Gary Erskine 9/11/63- 26/4/13
- With great sorrow Kat, Arihana, Mackenzie, and Zachary would like to share that Gary passed early in the morning of April 26, 2013. He was at home with us. It was gentle, quiet and exactly as he wanted it. Gary was the much loved youngest son of Alison and Ray Taiaroa (Oamaru), brother and brother-in-law of David and Lynne (Canada), Graham and Cathy (Timaru), and Sue and Tim Mepham (Dunedin). Much loved Uncle Gaz of Tom, Hamish, Sam, Lisa, Katrina, and Tom. Loved son-in-law of Fay and Grant Ward,  loved brother-in-law of Philippa and David Clements (Wellington) and loved uncle Gaz of Ella. A service for Gary will be held in the Portobello Coronation Hall, Portobello at 1pm on Thursday May 2 followed by burial in Portobello Cemetery. I want to thank the whole team down at the Otago Community Hospice for their loving care and the way they held us over this time. Arohanui Kat, Gary ,Hana , Mac and Zach. Messages to 2 Seaton Road, Portobello 9014. Hope and Sons Ltd, FDANZ


  1. Ian and Jacqui PittendreighApril 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Dear Kat - we send our love to you, Arihana, Mackenzie, Zac and all the family. We're so grateful to have known Gary and grateful that we shared many wonderful times. We miss you and promise you all our continuing prayers.
    God bless, with love.
    Ian and Jacqui

  2. Kat- I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you, your children and to all of Gary's family and friends. The love and caring you all shared was so evident when I read the blog posts. I'll borrow from Pete what he often used as his parting word because it pretty much says it all: Peace.

  3. Thanks Reggie Gary would have appreciated hearing from you...x


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