William Richard Butland & Bertha Lucy Cross   Family Chart

Bertha Lucy Cross (b: 02 Jan 1892 in Temuka, Sth Canterbury to parents William and Mary Cross; d: 10 Jun 1986 in Christchurch Bur: Waimairi Cemetery
Bertha mar: 13 Mar 1913 at the Primitive Methodist Church, Temuka to William Richard (Dick) Butland (b: 17 Jan 1889 in Albury, Sth Canterbury son of John Butland (1860-1950) and Maria Thorne (1865-1959); Dick d: 04 Aug 1980 in Christchurch; Bur: Waimairi Cemetery

Richard was a painter and paper hanger in Temuka - a photo of his business premises (below) with daughter Hazel. Bertha was very clever at crochet work, knitting, sewing and hanwrok and had a lady run her craft shop - she eventually took over the bursiness and did very well selling all types of baby wear from layettes to toys. The family suffer losing their property in in a fire in the early 1920s and the following depression years were difficult.

Bertha was a great lover of flowers, arrangingflowers for weddings and her church and was well known for her lovely garde. and her daughters also inherited her love of art and flowers. (Src. 'The Benbow Family Tree" by Catherine Lincoln)

Bertha and Dick Butland's children:

i Hazel Bertha Butland (b: 07 Feb 1915 in Temuka; d: 29 Jan 1944 in Christchurch Bur: Bromley Cem. Hazel died of tuberculosis aged 28 years)
ii Ngaire Lorna Butland (b: 22 May 1917 in Pleasant Point d: 27 Oct 1994 in Rotorua Bur: Kauae Cem. Rotorua) Mar: 30 Aug 1946 in East Belt Methodist Church, Chch. to Harold (Harry) Edwin Foster (b: 13 Jul 1918 in Manchester, England d: May 1972 in Taumarunui Bur: Golf Road Cem. Taumarunui)
Ngaire spent time at the school of art at Christchurch but found the need to follow her own form of art and in Motueka would work on Christmas window decorations in High Sreet, Motueka. Later she took on pottery and sculpture. Her paintings used strong colours and bold design preferring oil but to meet the demand and make a living from her work, her subject field was wide. Their family;
a Allan Edwin Foster b: Christchurch
b Jillian Margaret Foster b: Christchurch
Children are:  David Michael Foster-George mar Audrey Warnant b: Nevers, France - their son is  Maximis (Max) Louis George b: Brighton, England 
Jillian Margaret Foster mar: in Rotorua to Martin Arthur John Spiers b: England (div)
Children are Romon David Michael Spiers mar: Natasha Jane Vuletich - their dau. is Zara Grace Spiers; Simon Anthony Allan Spiers; Nathan Derek Lee Spiers; Anna Marie Spiers
*Partner of Jillian Margaret Foster: is David George Kent
iii Betty Butland (b: 10 Mar 1920 in Temuka; Occ: Dentist's nurse before marriage; d: 09 Nov 2007)  Mar: 05 Feb 1944 in East Belt Methodist Church, Christchurch to Sidney William (Bill) Armstrong (b: 13 Oct 1917 in Christchurch WW2 Served in the Airforce; Occ: Partner Armstrong & Farr, Plating Co. ChCh;  Bill d: 26 Oct 2009) Their family: 
a Jennifer Helen Armstrong b: Christchurch; Occ: School Dental Nurse; Mar: Bruce John Milmine b: Oamaru; Occ. Teacher;  Their children:
a Simon Murray Milmine b: Oamaru mar: Nadine Michelle Ridley
b Belinda Jane Milmine b: Oamaru
c Timothy James Milmine b: Akaroa, Banks Peninsula
b Pamela Maree Armstrong Born: 28 Sep 1947 in Christchurch mar: Colin Ross Nicholson b: in Invercargill Family are:
a Blair James Nicholson b: Blenheim
b Andrew Ross Nicholson b: Blenheim
c Ruth Elizabeth Nicholson b: Blenheim mar: Andrew Lesley Sutton b: Nelson Their son Michael David Nicholson b: Blenheim
d Brian Russell Armstrong (b: 10 Jun 1949 in Christchurch d: 27 Aug 1997 in Christchurch Bur: 29 Aug 1997 Christchurch
iv George John Butland (b: 14 Sep 1922 in Temuka Died: 04 Jul 2003 in Temuka) Mar: 01 Nov 1947 in East Belt Methodist Church, Christchurch to Gwenneth Beryl Armstrong (b: 28 Feb 1922 d: 07 Sep 1999 in Christchurch Bur: Christchurch) Their children: 
a Roger John Butland Born: 26 Nov 1948
b Janet Dianne Butland mar: Brian Cattermole - Son is Rikki Cattermole
c Glenda Pauline Butland Born: 19 Jul 1953
v Mary Grace Butland b: in Timaru; Mar: 27 Apr 1946 in Linwood Methodist Church, Christchurch to Percival (Percy) Henry Evers (b: 15 Oct 1916 in Dovedale d: 18 Jan 2009)
Their family; 
a Julie Marlene Evers b: Motueka Cottage Hospital; Mar: to Reuben (Ben) William Banks b: Nelson) Their children are
 Sarah Jane Banks;  Nathan Lisle Banks; Campbell Reuben Banks who mar: Sjlstia Isabella McLeod and have son  Kyle Campbell Austin McLeod;
b Alison Alaine Evers Mar: to Allan Roger Shearer 
Family are  Malcom David Shearer and Rachel Marie Shearer
c Errol Kenneth Evers Mar: to Anne Elizabeth Wells
Their children: Aaron Jeremy Evers and Lisa Kylie Evers
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