Death Notice
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Dorothea (Dora)
Watson (nee Middleton):
After a long illness, in which she showed much grace, humour and resilience, Dora passed away in Invercargill in the early hours of August 11, 2018, with Gill and Suzy at her side. Dora is the much loved Mum and Grandora of Sandy, Sandra, Kate and Maddie Florence (Taupo), Gill Rutherford (Dunedin), and Suzy, Frank, Tim and the late Dan Wells (Invercargill / Niue). Born in Tarves, Scotland on 13.1.30, Dora was the daughter of Nan* and Fred* Middleton, and sister to Alfie*, Ethel, Gladys, Charlie*, John, Paddy, Sandy, Murray, Aileen*, Toot* and Allen* (* deceased). Dora and her husband Dr Leslie Florence, emigrated from Scotland to New Zealand, with their three children in 1966. Dora trained as a Teacher and had an absolute lifelong love of teaching and learning. It is fitting that she has chosen to donate her body to the Anatomy Department at the University of Otago, so that others can continue to learn. Our thanks go to all those who loved Dora. It has been heartening to hear, from numerous people, that their visits with mum were invariably blessed with a compliment from her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dora's name to one of her favourite charities 'The Fred Hollows Foundation' – giving sight to Pacific Peoples. Being the private person she was, Dora's wishes are for a private family farewell. Correspondence to 685 Queens Drive, Invercargill, [email protected], or 4 Epsilon Street, Dunedin, [email protected] Thank you.


Published in Southland Times on Aug. 13, 2018