Ione Agnes Hishon

15th June 1931 - 16th March 2020
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Main North Road, Winton

HISHON Ione Agnes, Ione passed away peacefully at home with her family on 16th March 2020, aged 88 years. A much-loved wife of Phill (deceased). A special mum and mother-in-law to Mary (Winton) and Jim (deceased); Philip ( Te Anau); Anne and Peter ( Tauranga); Chris and Kathryn (Te Anau); Mark (Tauranga); Paul (Australia); Susie and Michael ( Riverton); Bill ( Winton);Lucy (Australia) and a much loved granny and “ Darlin” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Requiem Mass to celebrate Ione’s life will be held at 11am, Friday 20th March 2020 in St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Winton. Followed by interment at the East Winton Cemetery arriving approximately 2pm. Messages to 70 Arthur Street, Winton 9720 or to Ione’s tribute page at


Deepest Sympathy and love to all family members. RIP Ione.
Regards Noel & Bev Lapham Mossburn
Bev Lapham, Mossburn
My deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your mum
Judy and Courtney johnstone, Invercargill
Thinking of you all during this time, please accept my deepest condolences.
Cindy Hishon, Perth
Deepest Sympathy to the Hishon Family, thoughts are with you all.
Sharyn and Harry Whyte, Dipton
To all the Hishon family,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.I remember happy times coming up to Mossburn with grandma Hishon.
Love to you all Jean(Morris) and Fred Sheader.
Jean Sheader., Christchurch.
I wish to express my deepest sympathy to The Family of Ione as I used to work for Murray Hill Partnership in Mossburn many years ago
Lyndon Cairns , Winton
My granny
Reflecting back on some of my memories with you as a child.
I remember fondly collecting bugs in the garden while you'd be weeding on a sunny afternoon.
I remember you picking grapes or tomatoes and sitting them on the bench and me hovering on a chair waiting for your approval to eat some.
I remember when you'd run me a bath and it was always boiling hot even though you'd tested it but I'd still hop in. My granny could do no wrong.
I remember on Sundays how you'd go up to your room and I'd follow and admirably watch you put on your best jewelry and lipstick for church, and if I was lucky you'd let me wear something to.
I remember sitting on your bed asking childish questions like "how come grandad has his own room" and youd tell me "grandad snores really loudly" and Id laugh, because he really did.
I even remember the smell of the shampoo you'd use to wash my hair (I smelt that smell awhile ago actually)
I remember all the endless questions I'd ask you about things, well everything, and you'd always answer them all for me.
I remember that when we were leaving to go home you'd stand in the driveway and wave until we were completely out of sight and how before we left you would go straight to your freezer and or cupboards to see what you could fill mums arms with before we departed.
Just those things that you always did without fail that became routine of going to winton.
I remember you letting me put my favourite movie on and it became the only movie I watched every holidays that I came and stayed, it was the wizard of oz.
I remember touching your chilli plant as a child after you had told me it wouldn't be wise and then directly rubbing my eyes and being so disappointed with myself that I went upstairs and hid under the spare bed crying with my eyes on fire so that you wouldn't know because I never wanted to let you down.
You were patient, kind, wise, graceful, loving and beautiful, and you were always there for me and that never changed even as I grew up (or didn't).
I now also have the memory of my daughter sitting in your lap while you read her a story like you use to do for me and you read it in that way that you do (you were the best story reader EVER)
Thank you for being my granny
Your Granddaughter CHLOE x
Chloe , Invercargill