Rest in Peace, Janice

Rest in Peace, Janice

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With great sadness we have heard that our dear IRCA friend Janice Purdie died last month.

The newspaper notice read:

PURDIE, Janice Margaret. Passed away peacefully at Hamilton on Saturday 1 July 2023 Aged 81 years Treasured eldest daughter of the late Ian and Peg Purdie. Dearly loved sister of Royce, Meryll, Heather, Euan and Christine. Admired auntie, cousin and friend to many. Janice’s funeral will be held at Chartwell Cooperating Church at 1.00 on Thursday 6 July 2023. No flowers by request. “With her Lord whom she loved and served” All communications to the Purdie family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton, 3242.

Janice attended many, many Trans-Tasman and IRCA gatherings and was a stalwart in her local church and community in Paeroa.

This is a newspaper story from earlier in the year:

Good OnYa Janice! Paeroa volunteer honoured

Looking through our IRCA photo gallery, there are many lovely memories of Janice.

Moe mai moe e kui. He wahine toa koe.

Takoto rangimārie i roto i ngā ringaringa aroha o tōu Kaihanga.

Rest now, our dear elder, you have been a true woman of strength (like the woman on Proverbs 31!).

Rest in peace in the loving arms of your Creator