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On March 5, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by her family, aged 86 years. Adored wife of John for 61 years, much loved mother and mother-in-law of Brenda, Christine and Mark, Robyn and Andrew, Glenn and Diane, loved Nansy of Jemima, and Sophie: loved Nanny of Nicholas, Kalim, Ryan, Ashton: Jamie, Hannah: Claudia, Alex, Mitchell, and Jacob, Great-Nana of Meeka, Zoe, Luke, Harmonie, Ryder, and Cooper, A special thanks to Dr Elizabeth Mangan and staff at Riccarton  Medical Centre and Nurse Maude for the wonderful care and support of Colleen. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Colleen Thomson, c/- PO B0X 39001, Christchurch 8545. Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Colleen’s service will be private, with invitations personally extended by the family.

To watch a livestream of the service, please click here on Friday, March 11, at 10.00am.