Suddenly on Monday, 10th October, 2016, at Elmswood Retirement Village. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Brian, loved mother and mother-in-law of Juanita and Mickey, and Nicola and Warwick, loved nana Val of Jaime, Noah, and Nikau, loved sister and sister-in-law of Nancy and the late Piri Te Kotua, Nat and Gerry, and Tom and the late Margaret Farrell and loved aunt of her nieces and nephews. Messages to the Lynskey family c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Val’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 11:00am. Interment thereafter at Kaiapoi Public Cemetery.