Death Notice
  • "Love you mum you will be missed but now your struggle is..."
  • "A beautiful, savvy woman who meant the world to her family...."
    - Vicki Anderson

DALTON, Merle Josephine:
29.3.1925 - 11.10.2017
After a valiant struggle Merle passed peacefully in the loving care of St Allisa's Rest Home; aged 92 years. Much loved wife of Aubrey (dec), and mother and mother-in-law of Yvonne and Tony Anderson, Glennis and Richard Wightman (dec), good friend of Raymond Farrelley, Karen and David Roberts, Jim and Jayne (Australia), Terry and Maree, Daren and Angie. Loved Nana D of Vicki, Phillip, Emma, Kyle, Matt, Arron, Darcey, Brian, Michelle, Jarred, Andrew and Jessica. Loved great-grandmother of her 15 great-grandchildren. A very special daughter of the late Ennis and Mary O'Sullivan, and loved sister of Colleen (dec), Pam, Pat, and Glennis and Bob Otter (Auckland). A very sincere thank you to the staff and management of St Allisa's Rest Home for their love, care and support of Merle during her time with them. Flowers respectfully declined, however donations in Merle's name to Alzheimer's Canterbury can be made at her service. Messages to the Dalton family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral service for Merle will be held in the Academy Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Tuesday, October 17, at 1.00pm. Followed by a private family interment.
"Rest peacefully,
now with Dad"


Published in The Press from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2017