Mervyn J R (Jarden) Woods

4th April 1950 - 24th May 2019
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Memorial Service
Mataura Presbyterian Church,
Kana St,
Mataura
29 May 2019, 10:00AM

WOODS Mervyn J R (Jarden)

At home in Ann's arms. Much loved and respected husband and sparring partner to Ann. Father of his children, Korina, Stacey, Rebecca, Damian and Danielle. Respected and loved Dad and father-in-law to Jason, Lisa and Josh, Corey and Suthasinee, Daniel and Sean. Much adored Grandad to Tyler, K'Lee, Caleb and Riley Renton, Chania, Hosanna, Ariella and Shalom-Hope Woods. Loved brother of Wilfred. A memorial service will be held at Mataura Presbyterian Church, Kana St on Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 10am. Messages to Woods family, 25 Burton Rd, RD4 Gore 9774. In the thoughtful care of J Fraser & Sons. Many thanks to our fantastic medical team, family and amazing friends for your continued support over the past 7+ years. Finally pain free. Online tributes can be left at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

Messages

To Ann and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all while you are coming to terms with the loss of a great man. Much love to you all ♥️
Mary Gilbert , Invercargill
I never got to meet Merv but have followed his journey for about 8 years now.
I even have a photo of him in a hat I knitted.
I send my love too all affected by his passing. It was the right time for him, but those left behind are often stunned.
Your memories of him will all be different but treasure them , they are individual memories that I hope can be shared with love.
Memories are forever.

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Sue & Barry Collier, Cambridge
Merv will be up there riding those racehorses now, but not in any great hurry to pass the post first. RIP to a great man who was well loved by two great boys that I know of.
He will be missed.
annie wright, OPOTIKI
Rest in eternal love and paradise, "Unca Merv" xxx
Catriona Greig , Porirua, Wellington.
To my Special Brother in Law & Uncle- feeling blessed to have had you our lives
We must remember a man with a an awesome smile and quirky sense of humor.
A man who loved not just his children but all those he took on as his own. Yes Merv was hurt by some of those said children but his love never changed.

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Kathy Baty, Westport
We must also embrace the memories (good and bad) but focus and put our energies into the good.
We must remember a man with a an awesome smile and quirky sense of humor.
A man who loved not just his children but all those he took on as his own. Yes Merv was hurt by some of those said children but his love never changed.
Merv was a man who was not embarrassed about his looks, whether it was his long hair or a rope to tie his trousers up at his wedding to Ann – Merv was not going to change his ways just to
Kathy, Westport
Rest in Paradise Merv
You will be missed by many, say hi to dad for us
Cath, Carterton
Lots of love from us we love you so much all our hugs are with you now and at night the hardest time of all I love you and your big family xoxo rip mev xo
Gina Luke Sophia and baby to be , Oamaru
"Rest in Peace" Mervyn, (Jarden), you were only lent to us, another school mate returned to eternity.
Georgina McDonald (nee Driver), Timaru, (from Gore)
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Merv has left his mark on our world . It sounds to me like he has had a very full life. Barry & I have shared many music moments with Merv and Ann.
Sue & Barry Collier, Cambridge
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Merv was a man who was not embarrassed about his looks, whether it was his long hair or a rope to tie his trousers up at his wedding to Ann – Merv was not going to change his ways just to be someone he knew he wasn’t.
Merv was a man to bring love and joy to the community he called home. The work in the community Gardens and Santa Clause and the pony rides are (were) all part of who Merv was.

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Kathy Baty, Westport
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I believe if we are to learn anything from Merv’s life, it is to love with no conditions and to live life naturally and not as someone who feels they have to be someone special to please. Merv was special as Merv was natural
RIP Merv
Kathy, Mike & Matt
Kathy Baty, Westport
My thoughts are with the family I drove a few horses for Jardy including his first winner we enjoyed a couple of pints afterwards, until we met agin Rest In Peace
Dale Cameron, Hastings
I know that you are happy now and pain free Merv. Much love to your family who have to say goodbye for now and I wish them strength.
Melinda Redman, Invercargill