Sharon’s Grandma has gone to be with the Lord

Lippert, Edith May (nee James),

On 28 February 2007 at Hutt Hospital. In her 91st year.
Dearly loved wife of the late Bill. Loved mother and mother in law of Barry and Lynn (Dunedin), Maureen and Sandy Ellis (Raumati), Russell and Noeleen (Dunedin\UK), Colin and Eleanor (Christchurch) and loved Grandma of Stephen and Emma. Douglas and Lisa, Hamish and Jo, Sharleen and Mark, Katrina and Brian (Wellington); Wayne and Michael (Auckland); Sharon and Kel (Lithuania), Julie and Shane

(Dunedin), Raewyn and Peter (London); Nigel and Toni (Christchurch) Andrea and Scott

(Auckland) Darryn and the late Mark (Christchurch); and Great Grandma and GG of her 20 great grandchildren. Loved sister in law of Rena (Dunedin) and sister of the late Ron, Len and Murray.

God saw her growing weary, the road too hard to climb, so He took her in his arms and said “peace be thine”

Thank you to the nurses and carers at Woburn Masonic Home and nurses in the Medical Ward, Hutt Hospital for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

Messages and tributes may be posted in Edith’s online tribute book on this page or sent to “The Lippert Family” C\- PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt.

Edith’s funeral service will be held at the Harbour City Funeral Home Chapel, 22 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt on Monday 5th March 2007 at 11am followed by private cremation at the Harbour City Crematorium.

Harbour City Funeral Home
Members of the Funeral Directors Association of NZ

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Sharon was close to her Grandma and will miss her it is especially hard for us, because we cannot get home for her funeral and because most of her family is out of contact at the moment.

If you are local and are wondering what you can do for Sharon at this time:-

  • Please pray for her, us and her family.
  • Also she would find it very comforting if you were to give her a card and flowers.

I personally have known Sharon’s Grandma for about ten years. I call her Lola. Lola is the Cebuano word for Grandma. Cebuano being the dialect spoken where we lived I the Philippines. Most of my relationship with her of course was long distance. She was very faithful with her praying for us and persistent with sending me New Zealand dollars in the mail for my birthday.

I always enjoyed visiting her in Wellington, and have a fond memory of eating most of her “Liquorice Allsorts”. Naturally this upset the great grandkids. But they were something that I had missed great deal in my years overseas.

Lola had, well probably still has a love for the kids in the orphanage, she prayed for them regularly and always asked after them.

I will miss Lola but not near as mush as those who were closer to her. She was spiritually ready for her death and is now safely resting in the presence of God, so Sharon and I will see her again. Praise God for that!!

Good bye Lola

1 thought on “Sharon’s Grandma has gone to be with the Lord

  1. Our prayers are with you and your extended family. What a blessing she was on your lives! Hugs and healing to you!

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