Podge (Roger) Douglas MACPHERSON

7th April 1947 - 29th July 2022
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J Fraser & Sons' Chapel
cnr Esk & Doon Streets
3 August 2022, 1:30PM

Macpherson, Podge ‘Roger’.

Of Invercargill. The final whistle has blown on 29 July 2022. Dearly loved husband of Carolyn. Much loved Dad of Rodney, Trudy and Brook. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jenny and Allan Ball, Ross Macpherson, Grant Macpherson*; Kevin Shaw, Owen Shaw, Bob and Sue Shaw, Leslie Shaw*, and Elaine Stirling. Special loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Podge’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Wednesday 3 August at 1:30pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Southland would be appreciated and can be made at the service. Messages can be sent to 20 Charlotte Street, Invercargill 9810 or to Podge’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes. Special thanks to the District Nurses (especially Anna) and Hospice Southland (especially Dr Ian).


Sorry to hear about your husband
Karen and philip, Invercargill
One of the loveliest of men.
Rata, Matamata
My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Had the pleasure and sooo...many,many laughs when Podge and I hosted Southland Sports Sunday on radio.RIP old mate.
Mike.Hughes, Koh Samui, Thailand.
Carolyn, Rodney, Trudy and family - our deepest condolences to you all for the loss of a great man.
We have lots of great memories of your time in Edendale.
Best Wishes to you all
Marie Agnew and Russell Agnew
Marie Agnew, Edendale
Deepest sympathy on the passing of Podge. He was a great man to have many discussions about sports with. Needed to know anything just ask him. RIP Podge.
Susan Roy, Balfour
You made our radio show so wonderful on Sunday mornings Podge. Your humour and wonderful humble nature was delightful. Travel well.
Gary Cody, Riverton
Kia ora koutou, I had the absolute pleasure of working alongside Podge when I started my journalism career in Gore. A hard-case, sociable guy, he was also a committed journalist and gave me plenty of great advice I carried with me through my career. I will always remember the Wednesday night league cricket nights especially. Sorry to hear of his passing and my condolences to the whanau. Rest in Peace Podge.
Glenn Conway, Christchurch
To Carolyn and family
Sorry to hear of the passing of
Kind regards
Susan and Neil McDermott
Susan McDermott, Invercargill
Podge was always smiling such a lovely person my deepest of sympathy to Carolyn and family
Rachel Hillis, Edendale
My thoughts are with you at this sad time
Marilyn Mccully, Invercargill
Thoughts are with you at this sad time Carolyn.
Unfortunately I cannot attend the service as I am in Australia.
Please accept my deepest sympathy
Murra Heath, Invercargill
Please accept our condolences, we have very special and happy memories of Podge back in the day with Pirates and sport generally (he was very special and a great supporter of all sports). We are unable to be with you on Wednesday but our thoughts are with you on this sad occasion. Marie Garry Pankhurst, Cromwell.
Garry Pankhurst, Cromwell
Thoughts are with the whole family
Have great memories of Podge from when I was younger in Edendale
Remember some great write ups he wrote from my netball days
Niki Taylor ( née Herbert), Melbourne
Top man. Lots of fun and laughter when he made the trips to Ohai Nightcaps. Deepest condolences, he was a true legend. Rest easy Podge
Eric Todd, Invercargill
My deepest sympathy for the family. I remember Roger from my school days many years ago, and often saw him on my visits south. R I P.
Dennis Hunt , Whangarei
I loved your love for music and enjoyed going to the eagles tribute show with you.
The only person in my life to tell me they saw The Beatles live at the Dunedin Town Hall in 1964! I will always remember that about you. Rest easy Podge
Zena lindsay, Invercargill
A very sad day with the passing of a great friend and comrade. My condolences go out to Podges family. So many wonderful memories of our adventures most weekends with Podge and the Pirates rugby club
Rest In Peace my friend
Neville Inclair, Auckland