John Rhind Funeral Directors
13-19 London St
Christchurch, Canterbury
SMITH, Ellen (nee Harnett):
Passed away peacefully at Cashmere View Care Home, Christchurch, in the presence of her family, on January 5, 2022; aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife and soulmate of Peter for 65 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Sue and Brian Hunter, Marty and Vanessa Smith, Ben and Lois Smith, Julie and Kerry Howden, and Rachel and Mike Scott. Dearly loved Mama of her 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Cashmere View for their love and care of Ellen. Messages may be to addressed to 'The Smith Family' C/- 37 Adelphi Tce, Kaikoura 7300, or [email protected] This service will be a My Vaccine Pass entrance only. Please allow plenty of time to have your Pass verified to allow you to attend. Please note masks are mandatory in the Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Dementia Canterbury would be appreciated and may be made at her Mass.
A Requiem Mass for Ellen will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Grays Lane, Kaikoura, on Wednesday, January 12 at 1.00pm, followed by interment in Kaikoura Cemetery. Rosary will be held in the Church, Tomorrow (Tuesday), January 11 at 7.00pm.

Published by Marlborough Express on Jan. 9, 2022.
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Requiem Mass
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Grays Lane, Kaikoura, Canterbury
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Fond memories of Mrs Smith coming into Foodstuffs, Blenheim to do her shopping for Why Not Cafe... condolences to her family.
Michelle Herkt-Simpson
January 11, 2022
Ellen, a superb horse woman and administrator, extraordinary culinary skills, kind, thoughtful, and such a hard worker and enthuisiast in all she did. Remembered very fondly.
Rosemary Wells
January 11, 2022
A lovely lady who I remember as being caring and hardworking. My condolences to the family
Anne Goodyer
January 10, 2022
So sad to hear of Ellen's passing. She was an amazing wife mother, friend and community person. She had endless drive and energy...an inspiration. Our sympathy to all the family but especially Peter who has lost his best friend and soul mate. A life well lived Maureen Stewart(Keehan) and family
Maureen Stewart
January 9, 2022
So sorry to read of dear Ellen´s death today. My memories of Ellen are what an amazing lady she was. Sorry can´t be with you all but lots of love xx
Maryanne Urquhart
January 8, 2022
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family I have just read of Ellen"s passing and I got quite a shock. Ellen was a lovely Lady and we always remember her. Ellen catered for my 50th Birthday at the Why Not Cafe and she did a wonderful job. God Bless you all at this sad time Ken & Margaret Hamilton
Ken & Margaret Hamilton
January 8, 2022
SMITH, Ellen: Passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021. Dearly loved wife of Peter. Much loved and respected sister-in-law of, Monica and Ron Holmes (dec), Gerard and Mary Smith (dec), Paula and Stuart Clark (dec), Judy and Dave Mitchell (dec), Mark and the late Diana Smith, Danny and Wendy Smith. Very much loved by all her nieces and nephew's. Leaving behind great memories of family times shared.

January 10, 2022
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