Vanessa Anne McNatty

13th July 1951 - 10th September 2021
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(Attendees by invitation only due to Covid19 Level 2 restrictions). Please click on live-stream link below.
24 September 2021, 2:00PM

MCNATTY, Vanessa Anne (nee Manson), of Tokanui. Passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Dunedin Hospital on Friday 10 September, 2021. Aged 70 years. After fighting for 5 weeks to recover from a car accident. Dearly loved wife of 50 years of Steven. Cherished mother & mother in-law of Kylie & John (Grove Bush), Paul & Rachel (Chatto Creek). Treasured Grandma of Zach, Anneka and Marlo. Loved sister & loved sister-in-law of Coral* & Stu* DeVries, Elva & Buster* Brown, John & Helen Manson, Grace & Merven Todd, Marty & Margaret Manson, Rosalie & Ron Schischka, Charles & Doreen Manson. Loved sister-in-law of Lilburn* and Myra* McNatty, Margaret & Tim* Earwaker and Gordon* McNatty.

(* denotes deceased). Loved Aunty & Great Aunty to all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Vanessa’s life will be held at 2pm on Friday September 24. (Attendees by invitation only due to Covid19 Level 2 restrictions). Tributes may be left on Vanessa’s tribute page at where a live-stream of the service will also be available. Donations in lieu of flowers for the Otago Westpac Helicopter may be left at the service or please place one in Vanessa’s name on their website.


Sorry to hear of Vanessa passing..
Robbie, Invercargill
We are so sorry to hear of Vanessa's passing after her tragic accident. Our
deepest sympathy to all the family.
Maurice and Trish Short, Te Awamutu
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
From Fay Payn and family
Fay Payn, Winton
Deepest sympathy to you Steven and all the families on the tragic loss of Vanessa
Owen and Gay Thwaites, Curio Bay
Deepest sympathy to the family.
Vanessa was a much-loved member of the Tokanui choir, and it is so hard to believe she will not be coming back to join us in our singing. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Janette Buckingham, Waikawa Valley
Our deepest sympathy to the family on Vanessa’s passing. We always so enjoyed her amazing musical talents that she shared when participating in the southern district arts trust musical productions Our thoughts are with you
Janice and Lindsay broad, Fortification
Thinking of you at this sad time, our deepest sympathy goes out to you all xxx
Jackie, David, Cameron, Ben & Tom Finnie, Central Otago
Sad to hear of Vanessa's passing. Our thoughts are with the family.
Doug & Shirley Gordon, Invercargill
Thinking of you at this sad time our thoughts our with you
Raewyn and Vaughan Stronach, Waikawa
Vanessa, what a way for you to leave us, such a rough time for you and Steven. You have a wonderful family and I appreciate Kylie keeping our crew of Nursing Students, Nurses, Adventurers and friends up to date since your accident. We have wonderful memories of our recent get togethers. Your cheery smile is missed already
Anne McFarlane, Invercargill
Deepest sympathy to you all, much love and big hugs Kylie, John,Zac and Anneke, 💐💐💐🌹🌹❤️😘
Julie Scobie , Eaton WA
Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Hugs to you all
Tony, Janice, Sam Corey and Luke, Fortrose
What a wonderful service. I remember with such fond memories staying with Aunty Vanessa and uncle Steven with my sister Wendy. She would make the best caramel slice. Love to you all. Kaylene xx
Kaylene Morgan, Boyup Brook Western Australia
We would like to send our deepest sympathy to the McNatty Family - Vanessa and her family are in our thoughts at this sad time.

Members of the Western Smallbore Rifle Club
WSRA, Southland
To Steve, Paul, Kylie and Families - Thinking of you all and sending our deepest sympathy.

Eric, Raeleen, Allan, Rachel and Families
Sinclair Family, Nightcaps
Very saddened to hear of Vanessa’s passing. One lovely lady.
Much aroha to Stephen and the family.
Tania Rewi - former RNS Tokanui, Invercargill