Ivan George Sands

21st August 1940 - 14th September 2020
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Due to Covid-19 requirements Ivan's service will be attended by family. Extended family and friends are welcome to attend via Livestream
18 September 2020, 2:00PM

 Sands Ivan George Peacefully at Rose Lodge on 14 September 2020. Aged 80 years. Beloved second son of *Annie and *Ernest. Loved brother and brother in law of Alby, Ernie and Delma, Gloria and Mick Rooney, Elizabeth Dodds, Wayne and Lynette (Australia) Much loved by all his nieces and nephews. Due to Covid - 19 restrictions a family service will be held on Friday September 18, 2020 commencing at 2.00pm His service may be viewed via live stream at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where you are also welcome to leave a personal tribute. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Rose Lodge and Southland Hospital for your wonderful care of Ivan *denotes deceased 


Uncle Ivan,

I know its been a while since I saw you last and I will not see you for a while yet, but I have all the good memories of you when I was growing up that will remain with me forever that I will cherish the most.

I am also thinking of the rest of the family during this sad time.
Rebecca Dodds, Perth, Western Australia
I was a great friend of Ivan's. It saddens me that he has passed away. I won't be able to get to the funeral as I have no transportation or license to drive and there are no busses at this time. So I will send some flowers.
Lyndon Cairns , Winton
Alby and family,

Sincere sympathy to you all at this time.


Gaye Turner
Gaye Turner, Invercargill
Condolences to Ivan’s brothers and sisters, at this sad time,so glad l saw Ivan at Ngaire s furneral at xmas time, god speed and may you Rest In Peace Ivan thinking of you all at this time
Lesley Walker , Pleasant point
Goodbye uncle Ivan sorry we are not there with you at this time
We will miss your dry sense of humour and cheeky one-liners
But I find comfort in knowing that you are in a better place
We will always be thinking of you Brother
Keep your powder dry bye for now
Wayne Lynette and family
PS let mum and dad know that we are asking after them and we will not be around for tea okay
Wayne Sands, Gold Coast
Uncle Ivan you've gone to a better place now and will be missed by everyone. i will remember the laughs and memories i have of you when you came to visit Australia all those years ago. My heart and thoughts go to all the family there in New Zealand . Wish i could be there to say goodbye. May your beer be forever cold.
Linda, Ben, Lucy and Hayley Brown, Qld Australia
To all the Sands family sending our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved brother Ivan rest in peace
With all our love
From the Barnes Family
PP Wayne Sands
Uncle Ivan may you rest in peace. Thanks for the memories you have left us all with. From building our bikes, to driving you around when we got our license. Your humour and smile was always appreciated. May you make sure the road to heaven has no pot holes and take care of nana and granddad. Enjoy the big E Hayes & Sons in the sky. See you one day and love to all the family in NZ.
Lyn and Robbie and boys xxx, Tannum Sands