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Andrew Duncan (Andy) Henderson

February 24, 2022

Passed away peacefully at home on February 24, 2022, aged 77.
Loving partner of Di Sharpe.  Loving friend of Di Henderson.
Loved and treasured dad and father-in-law of Tracey and Terry, Rhonda and Eddie, Mike and Ra, and Kirsty.
Loved Grandy Andy of Jaime, Shell, Teri, Tane, Josh, Jack, and the late A.J. Loved great-granddad of Olive.
Loved son of the late Boxer and Edna.
Loved brother and brother-in-law of Pam and Wit (deceased), Dulcie and Dennis, and the late Tom and Alison, and a loved uncle, cousin, and mate of many.
Messages to 69 Hampden Street, Hokitika 7810, or can be left on Andy’s tribute page at www.thompsonfd.co.nz.
A Service to celebrate Andy’s life will be held at the Grandstand, Cass Square, Hokitika, on Monday, February 28, commencing at 1:30 pm, followed by burial in the Hokitika Cemetery.
Vaccine passes will be required to attend this service.

74 Comments

  1. Colleen Astwood

    R.I. P Andy, my sincere condolences to the family, Fly High Andy. Colleen Astwood nee Blair

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    • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

      R.I.P Andy another great man taken too early. What a legend so many great memories of Andy calling into work and at the chartered club. Fly High our friend

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    • Vonnie and Doug Cherry

      So sorry to hear this sad news. Just had a quick hello with him on Wednesday night.
      RIP Andy!

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    • Colleen Rogers

      Condolences to the Henderson family
      Andy leaves a wonderful legacy to the Sporting fraternity in Hokitika
      RIP Andy
      Colleen Rogers

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  2. Carolyn Hunter

    So sorry to hear this..my sympathy to all

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    • Garry Foster

      You were one hell of a good guy, I have great memories from the old post office days and beyond, Sending my condolences to Tracey Rhonda and Mike and your families, Your Dad will be missed by many. RIP Andy.
      Will be thinking of you all on Monday as you send him off in Andy style. Gag Foster

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  3. Sharon O’Regan

    Thinking of you Tracey, Rhonda and Mike. We always think our Dads will be around forever. When they go it’s a shock. You’ll give him a great send off, he was a true character and will go out in style xx

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    • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

      So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing.
      Our sincere condolences to Di and Andy’s family, our thoughts are with you all.
      Andy was always such a cheerful happy bloke to meet anytime, anywhere.
      RIP Andy.🌷🌷🌷

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  4. Adele Stuart

    My Deepest Sympathy to the Henderson family And Di will miss u so much Andy wot r we going 2 do on a sat now hope they have cigarettes shop up there 4 ya R.I.P my gd old Kiwi Friend Fly High Andy .

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    • Mike Henderson

      Thanks Del

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  5. Diane and John Craig

    To all the family. Saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. Sincere condolences to you all.

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    • Brendon Williams

      Very sad news. I have great memories of Andy. I’m sure dad will be waiting to welcome you.

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      • Mike Henderson

        Hope so!

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      • David Stewart

        R I P Andy.

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    • Carole Jones

      Thinking of all Andy’s family with sympathy and love at this time of sadness RIP Andy

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  6. Winnie& Bill Matthews

    All our aroha to whanau,as Andy will always be our postie man,a man with very few words,smile,and a heart of gold,I loved chatting to Andy cos always made my day,R.I.P

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    • Mike henderson

      😇

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  7. Lesley Olson

    Pleasure knowing u Andy. You really were one of the good ones. May you rest in peace
    Troy,Lesley and family

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  8. Frances Stapleton

    My sincere sympathy to all the family
    Andy I will miss our chats
    You have been a great Westland man
    Rest in peace

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  9. Raelene McMullan

    My sincere sympathy to all loved Andy. He always had a cheerful greeting

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  10. Hellen Morris

    My sincere and deepest sympathy to all of Andy’s family xx

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    • Annette Benfell

      Deepest sympathy to Andy’s family Selwyn &Annette Benfell RIP xx

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      • Brent Doncliff

        Andy was one of the first people that I met when I returned to Hokitika in 2017. Always friendly with a kind word whenever I met him. I’ll miss his smiling face.

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    • Mike henderson

      😍

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  11. Wayne & Daryl Davidson

    So sad to hear of Andy’s passing. A kind and lovely gentleman. Your smile will be missed.
    RIP Andy

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    • Lois Meldrum

      Sorry for the loss of Andy a truly lovely guy always enjoyed a yarn and laugh.

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    • Noeline Minehan

      Deepest sympathy to you all. Noeline Minehan

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  12. Carlene Packham

    Sending love to you Di. Always enjoyed Andy’s visits to me at work.

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    • Donna Kersten

      Saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. A true icon of Hokitika. Always a ready smile & loved a chat.

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  13. Pat

    So sorry Mike and Ra. Thoughts are with you and your family.

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    • Mike Henderson

      Thankyou 😍

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  14. Barry and Sue Hodson

    RIP Andy. Thanks for all the good times at the Hokitika Chartered Club, even when we kept you up late!

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  15. Gina Straker nee Blair

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Andy will be missed by all, he made so many giggle and smile over his life time. Love to you xx heaven has Gained a legend ❤

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  16. Corina Thomson

    Thinking of all Andy’s family at this sad time he will be sadly missed by many a true kiwi rugby man 💖💖💖

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  17. Gary Sinclair

    So sad to hear the news of Andy’s passing sincere condolences to all the family and friends anotherWestland Icon gone to soon a true legend

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  18. Teresa Eden

    Very sad news. Fond memories of Andy when living in Hokitika. Thinking of you all at this sad time

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  19. Shirley Robinson

    A true legend. Much love to Andys family.
    RIP Andy.

    Shirley

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  20. Graham Cadigan

    Condolences to the family from the Cadigan’s in Timaru

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  21. Teena & Chris Vincent

    So very sorry to hear this news. Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences. Andy was a lovely man and I have very fond memories of him. All our love to his family and extensive number of friends. ❤️xx

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  22. Chris and Wendy Roberts

    We’re so sorry to hear the sad news of Andy’s passing, Our deepest sympathies to all of Andy’s family, our thoughts and love are with you all at such a sad time.
    R.I.P Andy 💔💔
    Chris and Wendy Roberts

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    • John and Glenwyn Nancekivell

      Andy will be fondly remembered as a true Icon of Hokitika because of all the lives he touched,. Our condolences to Diane Sharpe, Di, Pam, and the rest of the family, RIP ANDY

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  23. Kelvin Leach

    So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. A real hard case, and as my late dad would say, aye Brittan Street. A real like able character and icon of Hokitika, the Kiwi Rugby Club, and West Coat Rugby. RIp Andy

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    • Tom Thorpe

      Farewell, Andy, we had some great times, such a lovely man to have known. Tom and Carol, Hawaii

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  24. Stacey Gibb

    RIIP Andy. A true legend. Love and strength to Trace, Rhonda, Mike and family xx

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    • Mike Henderson

      😍

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  25. MURRAY and MARIE OLSON

    Condolences to all the family. A great town icon. Fond memories of Andy at Hokitika Working Mens Club, a great host and barman, have a cold one on the other side Andy. R.I.P

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  26. LINDA BUGLASS

    Deepest sympathy to all Andy’s family. A Hokitika icon who cannot be replaced. Rest easy Andy.

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  27. Kay & Alvin Godfrey

    Our sympathy to all Andy’s family and friends at this sad time of his passing. Treasure the memories Andy has left us all

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  28. Marie Gardyne (Molloy)

    Deepest condolences, will treasure memories of working with Andy, he was a true legend. Will be missed.

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  29. colleen GIBB

    Sincere Sympathy to Tracey, Rhonda, Mike and Families. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

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  30. Ross Stewart

    Sorry to hear of Andys passing ,My condolence to the family .R.I.P.

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  31. Robyn Blackburn Schwass and Lyndsay Meads

    So sad to hear of Andy’s passing RIP Andy⚘ We have wonderful memories of our holidays in Hokitika with Dianne Sharpe and Andy. Dinners at the Club, seeing the sights of Hokitika. Meals at home – card games. He will be missed by all that knew him.

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  32. Diane King

    Andy was one of the big guys who looked out for us teenagers when we met at swimming club, playing charlie over the water with rest of the street kids from Sale, Hampden, Rolleston, Park streets at the school field beside my home. His smile said it all, always waving out while doing his postie run. At the working mens club, great host and the hours he kept the bar going. Fond memories my friend, you will be missed by a lot of people. Thinking of you all, there will be heaps of reminicing and lots of laughs, kind regards
    Diane King

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  33. Joy Duncan

    Deepest Sympathy,Tracey,Rhonda,Mike and family,
    Bryan will have a beer poured waiting for his friend and they will discuss Rugby forever and a day.
    Joy Duncan.

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  34. Mandy Newcombe

    Sending our thoughts and love to you all. Will miss you Uncle Andy. You have left us with lots of fond memories to cherish. We will be thinking of you on Monday. Love Mandy, and whānau.

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  35. Wes Armstrong

    Condolences to the henderson family .remember all the good times from the old Post office days RIP Andy

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  36. Leeanne Mitchell

    Condolences to Tracey, Rhonda,Mike and family. Thinking of you all. RIP Andy

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  37. Les Ellis

    So sorry to hear of your sad loss. Andy the true Kiwi Bloke has passed on to higher places. A true kiwi in every sense. Regards Les and Ngaire Ellis.

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  38. Bevan pringle

    Sorry to here the passing of Andy the day Diane and I walked into the working mans club 5 years ago he alway said hello or came to our table and had a drink then say to me ,are you coming for a puff smoke he will be missed in a big way .Rest In Peace Andy

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  39. Nancy Woolhouse

    💭.Thinking of you all at this sad time.

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  40. Colin Skates

    Sad to hear of Andy’s passing, many memories of him as an opponent on the rugby field during Kiwi Star United games. A true sportsman .. Rand gentleman of the game
    Rest in Peace Andy and condolences to all your family

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  41. Allen & Vicki Hurley

    With the passing of Andy Earth will be a poorer place and heaven will be a better place.
    One of life’s true gentleman never a bad word spoken of anyone. RIP Andy.

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  42. Pauline Adams

    Thinking of you all at the sudden passing of Andy. He was a good bugger, who gave so much not only to rugby but the wider community of Hokitika. He will be sorely missed. Take care and enjoy the memories of a great man. RIP Andy

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  43. JudyAnn

    Well Andrew Duncan Henderson thank you for the laughter tears and out right crap we talked over the years. You thought you’d never see Your favorite kiwi seniors win a championship but you’re seen it many times . I will miss you unconditionally my favorite Kiwi man m’y friend may you rest in love Andy .Who the hell going to start the raffles of now ❤️❤️ Moa

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  44. Tania Jellyman

    Sorry to hear this news. Love to you all Tracey, Rhonda, Mike and whanau. Take care.

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  45. Les and Dave

    Couldn’t ask for a better neighbour, you’ll be sorely missed. Sincere sympathy to your family. RIP.

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  46. Greypower Hokitika

    deepest symbathy to the henderson family and to di he was a great guy we used to chat alot will be missed very much

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  47. CHERYL JOHNSTON

    Deepest sympathy to the Henderson family, I worked with Andy in the Post Office many years ago.

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  48. Frank & Karen Bradley

    Our deepest sympathy to Andy’s family at this sad time.

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  49. Patricia Nolan

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    Deepest sympathy to to Andy’s family and friends.
    Fond memories…

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  50. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Condolences to you all at this really sad time xxx

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  51. Kevin Schroder

    Very sad to hear of Andy Henderson’s death. Andy was a great Kiwi Club man He could kick goals with the old leather Rugby ball even when the ball was wet. We trained together and I enjoyed his friendship.

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  52. Ngaire McGregor

    To Andy’s family. My deepest 💔 sympathy for the sad loss of Andy, Hokitika s best Kiwi. Many memories of Andy serving me at the Charter Club, always with a smile or a bit if cheek. He was a great postman and was always . . willing to deliver the Hokitika Greypower newsletters.. Take a break now Andy R I P

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  53. Rachel Teen

    Condolences to Trace, Rhonda, Mike and families, it’s so sad to hear. Great memories of Andy – always a smile and a shout out! Been thinking of you all and I’m sure you gave him a fitting send off – especially to have had his service at the Square. RIP Andy. Big hugs xo

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