Shirley Catherine NEILL

11th October 1930 - 24th February 2020
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J Fraser & Sons' Chapel
cnr Esk and Doon Streets
26 February 2020, 10:00AM

NEILL, Shirley Catherine.

It is with much sadness that the family announces Shirley’s passing peacefully at Peacehaven on Monday 24 February 2020, in her 90th year. Formerly Lewis, nee Tressler. Dearly loved wife of Bill Neill. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan Lewis. Mother of Trevor and Janette Lewis (Nelson), Keith and Raewyn Lewis, Kevin and Maree Lewis (Roxburgh), Beverley and Trevor Field (Mosgiel), Pauline and Kenneth Holland (Edendale), Judith and Robert Gould (Gore), Stephen and Caroline Lewis (Hamilton), Lindsay and Maree Lewis, Graeme and Shanla Lewis. Loved sister of Mervyn* and Joyce* Tressler, Raymond and Norma Tressler, Vernon* and Doreen* Tressler, Ronald* Tressler, Owen* and Ann Tressler. Loved Wee Grandma of her many grand and great-grandchildren. *Denotes deceased. Bill and family wish to thank the staff at Peacehaven for the loving care they have shown to Shirley. A service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Wednesday 26 February at 10am followed by private cremation. Donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and can be made at the service. Messages can be sent to Townhouse 53, Peacehaven, 498 Tweed Street, Invercargill 9812, or to Shirley’s tribute page at


NEILL, Shirley Catherine. 

Loved sister-in-law of David* and Mary Neill (Geraldine), Graeme Neill (Canada), Rosemary and Brian Silke (Motueka), Janice Neill (Nelson) and Buffy and Phil Edlin. 


To Bill and family
I am sad to hear of Shirley's passing today. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I won't be able to attend her service, I shall be in Australia. I will always remember fun times we enjoyed in the past.
MaryLou Elliot
MaryLou Elliot, Invercargill
Was very sad to hear of big Shirl's passing. I have many fond memories of her as a child. I loved spending time with the family at Gorge Road, and all the fabulous baking that she done. My love and thoughts are with you all xxx
Carol McKee (nee Plank), Clinton
I am sorry to hear of Shirley's passing and also not to have been able to attend her funeral. I have many fond memories of a lady who always had a ready smile and happy to have a conversation, as well as the most amazing apple pie. Please accept my condolences to all of her family.
Tui Gunn, Invercargill