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Olive and Ethel VINCENT, sisters.

In loving memory of

Olive Lucy VINCENT

Died 31st December 1961*



Dearly loved sister of the above

Died 13th January 1965


Block H Plot 62


*Interestingly enough, Christchurch City Council Cemetery database has her death as 31 December 1960 and burial on 3 January 1961. Quite possible 1961 is an error of the stonemason.


Ethel and Olive had at least two siblings:

Reginald Dunsteville [sic] [birth registration 1880/6710].

He was Company Sergeant Major in WW1 and listed as a Land agent

He married Harriet Olive Harvey TOWNEND [marriage registration 1910/1299][4]

He is also buried in Rutherford Cemetery at Block E Plot 89 dying on 3 March 1943


Florence Ruth [birth registration 1886/16618]

A woman of this name married Oscar Wilfred Brealsey ANDERSON registration 1914/7981


Their parents were Julia [nee HAVILL] and Henry Dunsteville/Dunsterville VINCENT [see below]. Their marriage registration 1875/273[3]

“VINCENT-HAVILL - On January 20th, at St. John’s Ferry-road, near Christchurch, by the Rev G. J. Cholmondely, Henry Dunsterville Vincent, Esq. of Kennford, Temuka Canterbury, N.Z., to Julia, second daughter of Mr G. Havill, sen., Heavitree, near Exeter. Home papers please copy.”[6]


Henry is also buried in this cemetery – died aged 49. Is in Block A Plot 74.

Vincent.— Jan. G, 1897, at Ball's Road, Opawa, after a long and painful illness, Henry Dunsterville Vincent, eldest son of the late Colonel Vincent, Indian Army, Bombay, and grandson of the late General Dunsterville.


Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9622, 11 January 1897, Page 5

“On Friday afternoon Mr Henry Dunsterville Vincent was laid to rest in the Heathcote Cemetery. He was the son of late Colonel Vincent, of the Indian Army, was born at Bombay, but brought up by his uncle, the vicar of a. quiet Devonshire village. Mr Vincent arrived in New Zealand in 1870, and lived in South Canterbury for the first few years after his arrival. Since then he has resided at Opawa, where he has ever taken great interest in Church work, more particularly in the Sunday school. For three or four years past he has been in failing health, and he sank quietly to rest on January 6th. The esteem in which he was held was shown by the large attendance of parishioners of all classes at his funeral. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths of white flowers. The teachers and scholars of St. Mark's Sunday school wore present, and Hymns 399 and 401 (A. and M.) were sung by the choir over his grave. The burial service was read by the Ven. Archdeacon Cholmondeley. Many of our readers will remember Mr Vincent’s persevering efforts in connection with the Gordon Home [see below] in this city.”[5]


Gordon Home [article from 1892]: A social club for the mental improvement and recreation of boys who have left school. Strictly undenominational. ]7]






Historic BDM index – Dept Internal Affairs online






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