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Deloras (Del) Francis LE BRETON


On April 13, 2024, passed away, “surrounded

by love” aged 82 years. Loved in complexity by daughter Westerly, and

granddaughter Koebyn. Richly expressive, lovable, and loving, quick-witted,

challenging, cheeky, profoundly resilient, and resourceful, a presence in any room she

entered, Del was known to say: ‘Thank goodness I’m not a twin’. Del wishes to

acknowledge the love she has received and given throughout her life. With great

affection to Geraldine, the Le Breton family, the Williamson family, and the Gillespie

family. Friends Heather, Robbie, and with profound appreciation to Colleen. Neighbours

Helen and Michael. Charles Upham staff, Lorriane, Laura, and Julie. Christchurch

Hospital Staff, Randy, Dr Jessica Bruce, Dr Leah Hurley, and Dr Sarita Kc. Ward 14

staff Alex, Phoebe, Laura, Lize-Marie, Courteney, and Gary. Dr Malcolm Ward, the

staff of Radiology, Urology, Oncology, Haematology, and Endocrinology.

Bainswood on Victoria, (Ivory Wing) with appreciation to Mary, Susie, Libin and

Claire, Tarun, Catherine, Susan (Sue), and Cindy, Nurse Practitioner Toby Klopper,

and Palliative Nurse Specialist Kathryn Palmer. Messages may be addressed to: The

family of the late Deloras “Del” Le Breton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In

lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA in memory of Del would be appreciated and

may be made directly online at: In accordance

with Del’s wishes, a private cremation has been held, where Del left our realm with

style, grace, mystery and love.