Barbara Anne Fahy

19th July 1954 - 29th August 2020
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2 September 2020, 1:30PM

Fahy, Barbara Anne

On Saturday 29 August 2020 Barbara passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Barbara was a loved wife of Brendan for 44 years.

She was a cherished Mother and Mother in-law to Brett, Nigel, Shaun and Ellen, Rachael and Jimmy Sinclair.

She was an adored Nana to Jameson, Stella, Deacon, Jed, Ellie and Murphy.

Barbara was a loved sister and sister in-law to *Noel and *Carmel, Jimmy, Chris and Rose, John and Donna, Michael and Maree Cunningham. Margaret and Murray Black, Rita and Tony Stevens and Marie and *Colin Readman. *Peter and Helen, Pat and Allison and Keiran and Bernie Fahy. Barbara was also a loved aunty to all her nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to all the health care professionals that cared for Barbara and especially Gaylene Smith and Helen Glynn.

We are all deeply saddened for the loss of Barbara. She was the glue that held us together. You will be held forever in our hearts.

Donations to the Hospice would be appreciated.

Due to Covid restrictions her Funeral Mass will be by invitation only. It will be held at St Theresa’s Church on Wednesday 2 September at 1.30pm. Her requiem will be available on live-stream at

The Rosary will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 1 September.

Messages to the Fahy Family at Rakauhauka 2RD Invercargill, 9872.

On line messages may be left on Barbara’s tribute page

*denotes deceased


My deepest sympathy Brendan and family on the sad loss of Barbara.Also to her siblings some being neighbours of ours whilst farming at Lochiel. Barbara being a bridge player in Invercargill was a joy to partner and play against. May she rest in peace and God Bless you all .
Juliana OConnell, Colac Bay
So sad to read of the passing of Barbara. She and her family were such wonderful supporters of Verdon College when Brett, Nigel, Shaun and Rachael were students there. I also really enjoyed her company at bridge. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers. Wonderful to have the opportunity to watch on live stream the celebration of Barbara's life. Best wishes
Brigid More, Invercargill
So sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing -a lovely lady who will so sadly missed!! Sympathy to all the family!! Fond memories of North school days!!and Rata netball!!
Philippa Earland, Winton
Our deepest sympathy to Barbara’s family. She was an extremely pleasant and popular Bridge partner and opponent who was admired and respected by all her friends. She will be greatly missed.
Ian and Georgina Ellis
Ian and Georgina Ellis, Invercargill
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Brendan and the Fahy family on the passing of Barbara. Such a lovely lady. Now at peace.
Nigel, Danielle, Ngaire & Myiah Milne (Australia)
Danielle Milne, Goornong
Our thoughts go out to you Brendan and family for
Your loss of such a lovely lady, she will be a sadly missed
By all.
Jenny and Stan McGinnis, Makarewa
Deepest condolences to you Brendan and all the family, you are all in my thoughts!
Trish Nicol, Rimu
Our loving sympathy to you all on your loss of Barbara. Our thoughts are with you Brendan and family
Barbara and Gordon Smirh , Invercargill
To Brendan and family, our thoughts are with you all at this time. Barbara was a kind and special mother and friend to so many people.
Ruth and Max Slee, Te Anau
To Brendon and family
Thinking of you all at this very sad time
Terry and Helen O'Meara
Terry and Helen O'Meara, Invercargill
To Brendan and all of Barb’s friends and family. We. Are deeply saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing and our love, condolences and sympathy are with you all. We didn’t see each other often but when we did ‘catch up’ it was as if we had never been away. RIP Barbara you will be sadly missed.
Jenny and Martin Bourke, Christchurch
Our deepest sympathy to Brendan and family.
Barbara was a special lady. I had the absolute pleasure of spending a ladies weekend away with Nicky, Jackie and Barbara 2 years ago in Auckland to see Celine Dion and it was certainly a weekend to remember. I know that when the three of us get together we will reminisce about our fun weekend with Barbara with mixed feelings of sadness that we won’t do it again, but knowing that It was a great weekend and that we spent the whole time laughing.
She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.
Erin and Bernie McNaught
Erin McNaught, Invercargill
To Brett and all his family,
Thinking of you all during this very difficult time, and sending all my love and strength over the coming days. She will always be with you, and she is the reason you are the wonderful people you are today. Lots of love from all of us Gregory's & Cameron Gregory's in Ireland.
Leila Dunphy, Dublin, Ireland
Have known Brendon and Barbara for many years through harness racing and very sad to see that Barbara has passed away. An immeasurable loss for Brendon and family. My condolences to all of them
Lex Dudfield, Branxholme
Barbara was great fun but also set a high bar for all her offspring. The fine human beings they are is living testament to her example and love.
Much love and virtual hugs to all the family from the Aussie Fahys , and special thanks for the Live Stream, Brendan, given we couldn't be there with you.
We'll see you soon, COVID permitting.
Pat & Allison Fahy & Family, Victoria, Australia
Our loving sympathy to all of you on the sad loss of Barbara. David's connections go back to Lochiel school days. Blessings to you all.
David and Jenene Irwin, Lochiel