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Passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021, at Ballarat Care Home, Rangiora, aged 97 years. Loved wife of the late Alan Lake, and the late Stan Nelson, loved mother of her daughters Sherryn, and Jenny, (both deceased), Jenny’s husband Ian, and son Craig, loved step mother of Beverley and Dave, Dawn and Grant, Jenny and Kelvin, loved nana Joan to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of Ballarat Care Home for their loving and exceptional care of Joan. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Joan Lake, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Joan’s wishes a Private Cremation has taken place, a Memorial Service with interment will be held in Invercargill, on September 11, time to be advised.