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81 comments on “Anne Lockrey”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you Greg. I have fond memories of Anne’s kindness when I visited you both in Boston all those years ago. May you be comforted in knowing you will be with her again, and that where He is ,she is now.

  2. A beautiful service for a beautiful woman of God.
    Thank you for making available online.
    Much love to you Greg and family.

  3. Praise God for modern technology that enabled us to be part of Anne’s service. Although we are shedding sad tears we have memories of happy tears shed over many years together at St Marks. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  4. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows…..”. And He does.
    So many happy memories of life in Canterbury, so much love to you all.

  5. Greg and family,
    Anne’s service was a wonderful testimony to your ongoing faith and in such profoundly sad circumstances.
    May the Lord bless you all in these coming days.

  6. i just wanted to say how very very sad I was to see you all looking so alone in our big church with no one to surround you with their love and to hug you, and to encourage you on your journey through this sadness. Seeing Libby sitting alone without Greg by her side was heart wrenching. Our prayers have been with you over this long and sad journey, and we will will continue to uphold you all. We look forward to seeing you and to console you with heartfelt words face to face and not written. As every one has said she was a big part of our lives but a much bigger part of yours. We look forward to a thanksgiving service where we can laugh as well as weep about our times spent together.
    Much love
    Hazel and Antoine

  7. Dear Greg, Kathryn, Jane, Fiona, Andrew and Libby and family
    Such an uplifting and beautiful service to farewell Anne. It most truly reflected her life. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
    Thank you
    Love and deepest sympathy to you all, Sue and David

  8. To our dear friend Jane,
    It was such a privilege to witness this beautiful service with your family and for your precious mum. We weep with you. We are assured with you of the hope of the resurrection to come. Sending you so much love and surrounding you all with our prayers knowing that the comforter is holding you all close. Love Karen, Mike, Amelia and Mitchell

  9. A beautiful service for a beautiful person. To Greg and Anne’s family – thank you for enabling us to share in giving thanks for Anne – God Bless and love,
    Anne and Ian Bult

  10. Dear Greg, Kathryn, Matthew, Jane, Fiona and Andrew and family
    We are blessed to have known Anne and to know all of you. She is with her Lord and we will be together again one. Sorry we weren’t able to be with you today and give you all hugs. Praying and thinking of you all.
    Much love
    Nicole and Peter Kandyliotis

  11. A most tender and gentle family tribute for dear Anne. How greatly she was loved. May God comfort you all in your sorrow as you grieve Anne’s earthly presence.
    Thank you for allowing us the privilege of sharing her beautiful farewell and lifting our eyes to the sure and certain hope we have in the Lord Jesus.
    Much love, Audine Gray

  12. Dear Greg and family,
    Thank you for sharing this very sad time with us.
    We look forward to celebrating Anne’s life at a future memorial service.
    John & Lynnly Chalk & family

  13. Dear Greg, Katherine, Jane, Fiona and Andrew

    Such a beautiful service and wonderful tribute to Anne. We are so privileged to have known her and experienced her gentle and sincere influence in our lives.

    Alanah and Ken Gray

  14. In profoundly sad circumstances, what a beautiful tribute to Anne. Sincere thanks to Greg and all the family, for allowing us to share in this service. May God hold you all tightly, in the coming days, weeks and months. Anne is with her Maker and at peace. Thanks be to God.
    Love from

  15. A tribute to a special friend, so many memories, holidays and shared stories. Anne you will be missed by so many. I treasure your courage and will always remember the last time I saw you.
    Love Jenny & Rob

  16. A perfect service for a beautiful lady.
    Thank you for letting us be part of it.
    Sending you all our love,
    Ali and Jason Mulder

  17. Thank you for the privilege of being able to join this wonderful service. Our condolences and prayers to Greg and all the family.
    Allie and Pete Halliday xx

  18. We are very thankful that we were able to watch this beautiful and moving tribute to Anne’s life. She was such a wonderful person – calm, caring, thoughtful & gracious.
    Deepest sympathy & love to Greg and all of the family.
    Graham & Heather Wallis

  19. Thank you for a lovely celebration of Anne’s life and of our Christian faith. We look forward to sharing with you in person when this is again possible. Our prayers are that you may continue to know God’s comfort and strength.
    With Love,
    Wendy and Laurie Barton.

  20. Thank you for letting us join today’s service. Anne you were simply one of the kindest people I’ve met. She leaves the legacy of her family who she loved so so well.
    You will be missed x

  21. What a wonderful tribute to a lovely person. Thank you for the privilege of sharing in Anne’s service. My condolences to all the Lockrey family. Love Heather Hunter

  22. Thank you to the whole family for the opportunity to ‘be there with you’. It was a wonderful service, filled with hope and lovely memories. Love Steve & Mel Hooke

  23. We thank God for aunty Anne’s generosity, kindness and genuine interest in our lives. Her faith legacy shone through the service. How beautiful to hear and see you all praying reading and your playing uncle Greg. So honouring of such a beautiful lady. Thank you for sharing the service with us.

  24. Dear Libby, it was a beautiful service to farewell your beloved sister.
    With. all our love, Diana and Ken Holmes.

  25. A very special service for such a fine person. Anne, your pals at the gym will miss you so much.
    Jenny Gay

  26. Anne has been such a loyal and loving friend to mum and to our family over my entire life. We will miss her very much. May she now Rest In Peace. Sending love to Greg, Kathryn, Jane, Fiona, Andrew and family.
    Lots of love,
    Sally, Anthony, Lucas & Amy Coburn (Child)

  27. Dear Greg and all the family
    We feel blessed to share in this service today remembering our beautiful friend Anne and the happy times we had living next door and in later years. Anne lived out her faith everyday and it is wonderful to have the assurance that she is now with our Lord and Saviour
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all
    Elaine and Graeme Greaves and family

  28. I love the words of that wonderful song ‘And in dying we are born to eternal life’. Thank you for thinking to stream Anne’s service which radiated immeasurable commitment, joy, family, and hope in abundance. She was present in every part of it, smiling that calm, sweet and understanding smile of hers.
    Deep love surrounds you, each one. Nelwyn and Neville.

  29. It was such a privilege to share this moving and reflective time. Anne’s warmth and gentleness could be felt in all that was said. Loving thoughts and prayers are with you Greg and the family. Sue Moss

  30. To Greg and all the family.
    It was such a privilege to witness Anne’s beautiful funeral.
    We send our love and prayers to you at this sad time, Anne was so kind and gentle with a beautiful smile.
    All our love. Roger and Sue

  31. Thank you for giving us the privilege of sharing this time with your family
    We will continue to uphold you all in our prayers
    Love Phil and Yvonne Giltinan

  32. Dear Greg and family,
    Thank you for allowing us to be part of the service. It was really beautiful and so nice that you Greg could play the organ. Now Anne is with her Lord- no more pain and suffering. May God give you His peace. With love from Helen (cousin) and John.

  33. Dearest Greg, Kathryn, Jane, Andrew, Fi & Family,
    What an amazing service that was & tribute to Anne. Such perfect hymns, readings & prayers – all so special. Incredible flowers too – just beautiful. Thank for sharing this with those of us that could not be there with you. I’m sure we will all look forward to joining together to celebrate the remarkable person that Anne was. For now, know that we all are with you & hope that the heart ache lessens & is replaced with comfort & joy, knowing that Anne’s no longer in discomfort. Sending you all my endless loves, hugs & prayers – Em Gee xxxx

  34. A sad but wonderfully triumphant service. How very comforting to be able to say those tributes to a genuinely gracious lady. Thank you Lord for the assurance of the Christian beliefs and faith.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days ahead. May God bless and strengthen you in coming days.

  35. Dear Greg Kathryn Jane Fi and Andrew,
    How we would have loved to be there to celebrate and grieve with you as we remember beautiful selfless Anne. Thank you though that we were able to share with you through this wonderful service prepared in the most difficult of circumstances. Thank you too for sharing your wife and Mum who was always there for all of us as well as her immediate and extended family. We will treasure her memory forever. All our love Lyn and David and family.

  36. A lovely service to farewell a most gracious and lovely person and dear friend- Anne Lockrey.

    We convey our heartfelt thoughts and support to Greg and family members at this challenging time and wished that we could have been with you in person.

  37. Dear Gregg & families,
    Thank you for sharing Anne’s service – it felt a real privilege to ‘be there’ with you all. All our love and sympathy as you grieve Anne’s passing and celebrate her life.
    Although unable to share this with my beloved Ros, we know she would be with me in sharing her love with you all.
    All our love, Ros, John & family

  38. Dear Greg and family ,

    What a beautiful service for Anne, it was a privilege to watch it on line and be assured of our prayers at this sad time. May you feel Gods comfort in the days and months ahead – God Bless you all.

  39. Thank you for allowing us to join you for this Service. A tribute to one of life’s special people.
    She will live on in her wonderful family and has inspired innumerable friends as well. Vale Anne.

  40. Dear Greg and family,
    May you all know God’s continued blessing and encouragement at this time. We were blessed to able to be part of the very special service though far removed. May you know God’s “oil of joy in your mourning” as you are able to share the loving and beautiful life of Anne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The service was a special tribute to Anne and the love she had for her lord. We also loved listening to the chosen hymns and so beautifully played Greg.
    Love, Lyn and Narelle

  41. Hi Greg, Kathryn, Jane, Fiona and Andrew,
    It was a lovely service, for such a lovely and kind lady. Beautiful flowers, music, and words of hope. Lots of love to you all. xx
    Love Amanda Hamilton

  42. That was a very moving service – thank you for allowing us to be part of it. Anne really was a wonderful and kind woman, and she was such a beautiful friend to my mum. You were very blessed to have her as a wife, mother and grandmother. I’m sure she is shining down on you from heaven, and will forever more. I am so pleased she was part of my wedding, along with you Greg, 10 years ago. Thinking of you all at this sad time and sending our love xx

  43. Greg and all the family,
    We send our sympathy and love to you at this sad time of Anne’s passing. Thank you for the chance to share in the wonderful service – a great tribute to a terrific person, and an expression of her faith.
    Warmest wishes from Peter and Wendy Lyall.

  44. Dear Greg and family, our love and prayers are with you in your time of grieving. Thank you so much for making it possible for us to share in Anne’s funeral service. We have wonderful happy memories of renovating your house and many of your extended families houses, and have loved hearing through Heather and Ian snippets of your life over the last years. You remain in our prayers, and we bless all your family.
    Love Andy and Anne Sadler

  45. What a beautiful message of Hope in Jesus.
    I have a picture of dear Anne singing with the angels in the presence of her precious Saviour .
    Sending all our love, Jenny and Stephen

  46. We were privileged to be able to join into the service for Anne. It so beautifully captured her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

    May the Lord be with you all as you grieve the passing of a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.

    Much love,
    Roger & Marg

  47. Good bye our dear friend, your pain and suffering are over and you are now in the arms of Jesus. A fitting tribute to a kind and generous wife, mother,grandmother and sister.
    Our love goes out to each one of you
    Roger and Elizabeth.

  48. Dear Greg and family, our loving thoughts are with you at this sad time after losing Anne. It was a privelege to be able to join with you in such a lovely service to celebrate her life. I have very clear and special memories of time spent with Anne, having known her and the family over more than forty years!
    With love
    Judith and Alan Backholer

  49. Dear Greg,
    Thank you for enabling us to share in the funeral service for Anne.
    We give heartfelt thanks for her life, for memories of more than 50 years, and for the sure hope in Christ of eternal life.
    Our love to you and your family and our ongoing prayers at this very difficult time.
    Judy and Ted Brennan

  50. Dear Lockrey family,
    We very much enjoyed being able to be “with you” in this service. May God bless you and comfort you. We send our love, Carol White

    That service greatly honored the Lord, just as Anne’s life did. We loved seeing your family, hearing Greg play the organ, and hearing the Scripture and prayers. Even though hundreds couldn’t be at the funeral, thousands have benefitted from Anne’s life and maybe now, and certainly at the end of time, will join Anne around the Throne praising her Lord. Chuck White

  51. Dear Greg and all the Family,
    Thank you for the privilege I had of being part of the beautiful service for Anne. I am so thankful for the technology that has made this possible.
    You will have to recieve a HUG via this message as a promise for the time in the future when you
    can have the real one.
    This comes with all our love,
    Elaine, Megan, Cindy, Tracey and their Families

  52. Dear Greg, Katherine, Matt, Jane, Fiona, Mark, Andrew, Alice and families,

    We are just so grateful that we could be part of such a beautiful tribute to Anne via streaming media.
    Our hearts went out to you in love as we listened, shared, and prayed with you as Anne was honoured and the hope we have in Jesus Christ was powerfully proclaimed.
    “Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord”

    With Love,
    John & Margaret

  53. Dearest family what a wonderful tribute to lovely Anne and we send our fondest love to everyone God bless you, you were all so lovely and we thank you so much for sharing this service with us Ian and in the Mills

  54. Such a lovely service for Anne, so very pleased we could join you all at this sad time.
    I will particularly remember with fondness, the many chats at the side of our swimming pool at Bowley Avenue all those years ago.
    We send heaps of love and hugs and prayers to you all.
    God Bless,
    Barry and Coralie xxoo

  55. It was a beautiful, very moving funeral service for dearest Anne and I felt privileged to be able to be part of it. My sincerest condolences to Greg and the families.
    Love from,
    Robin Hughes

  56. It was a privilege to share Anne’s service with you. So many memories of years gone by.
    Stay strong.
    Love Jenny and Bruce

  57. Anne, you are the bright light in all of lives, loving and kind. You will be remembered always. Love, Simon and Clare.

  58. Dear Greg, Katherine, Jane, Fiona and Andrew,
    We send our condolences and prayers to you at this sad time. I will miss Anne.
    God bless you all, Kim and Ross

  59. Thank you that we could join with you in this way, especially the prayers of thanks for our dear friend, Anne. Love to Greg and all the family, and to Libby and family. Much loved over so many years and now so sadly missed.

  60. Thank you for letting us share this very intimate and beautiful service with you. Our deep condolences to you and prayers for the coming weeks, months and years as you grieve the loss of dear Anne. We give thanks for her life in Christ and the hope of the resurrection in Christ our Lord.

    With love
    Lois and Alan Gijsbers

  61. Heartbreakingly beautiful service. Anne is now with our Lord. She was such a wonderful friend. All our love John and Jillianne

  62. How privileged we were to have such a beautiful and gentle friend.
    With much love to Greg and all the family.

  63. Dear Greg and family,

    We will never forget Anne’s beauty and graciousness and this came across very clearly in the prayers.

    With love,

    Anne and John Jessop

  64. It was a lovely service for Anne. Thank you for the possibility to be with you, be it in a different way.
    Our love and sympathy at this sad time. May the peace of Christ be with you all. Love, cousin Judith

  65. Our condolences to your extended family on the loss of Anne
    With our love
    Bruce, Catherine & Nicola Harris

  66. Rest in peace beautiful Anne – praise God for your faithful witness.
    love & blessings, Andrew & Heather Kirwan

  67. With deepest sympathy to Greg and the family for the loss of Anne. She will be truly missed by all.

  68. A fitting and wonderful tribute to a cherished long time friend.A privilege to watch this lovely farewell to Anne from Auckland.
    Our loving sympathy to all the family.
    Helen & Cliff Miller

  69. It was a privilege to be a part of this beautiful service. Thank you for pointing us to Jesus, just as Anne would have wanted. There are lots of tears, but we are also rejoicing that Anne is at rest and restored with Him.

  70. To Greg and all the family, We send our warmest condolences and prayers and thanks that we could be part of Anne’s Service. Geoff and Benita Buchanan

  71. To you all,
    What a beautiful service for such a beautiful person. I am so sorry you all have to go through such loss without your community there with you in person but there service helped us all grieve and remember beautiful Anne. I feel so thankful to have known such an incredible person, support, and friend in Anne. You are in my thoughts each and every day. All my love, Bec (& all of the Majernik family)xxx

  72. Greg – thank you for enabling me to share in Anne’s service this far away in Brisbane.
    Deeply appreciated.
    A beautiful service for a beautiful woman.
    With love Sue Crittall

  73. A wonderful service, thank you..
    We felt totally involved, very much part of it.
    May Anne rest in peace.

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