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Stephanie COOK


Slipped away at Palm Grove Rest Home in the early hours of Saturday, July 18th, 2020, in her 69th year. Stephanie’s was a life dominated by struggle, overcoming adversity and continually defying the odds, living a fulsome life as well as she was able. Dearly loved daughter of the late Bill and Elspeth Cook (Dacre), sister of Derek and Eleanor Cook (Te Anau), Joanne and Lex Wohlers (Otama), Stuart and Jeannie Cook (Winton), Janet and Ricky Larsen (Arrowtown), David Cook (deceased), Allison (deceased) and Denis Cocks (Christchurch), and a special aunty of Gretchen, and Bede Cocks (Christchurch), and a much loved aunty of her many nieces and nephews. One of life’s characters, Stephanie will leave an indelible mark on those who were close to her and knew her character intimately. In this regard, the family would like to thank the Carers and Nurses of the Palm Grove Rest Home who battled with her, laughed with her, and exchanged opinions about many aspects of daily life. They served her well and served her generously. Messages may be addressed to: The Family of the late Stephanie Cook, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Stephanie’s wish is for a private cremation and her ashes will be interred in the Columbarium Wall at the Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium alongside her sister Allison. A Private Celebration will be held with family and friends in the days ahead.