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Carolyn Joan Anderson

December 21, 2023

On Thursday 21 December  2023 at Summerset in the Sun, Stoke, Nelson aged 80 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Mary and Andy, dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Brian and Maureen (both deceased), Rosalie and Peter (deceased) O’Neil, John (deceased) and Monica and Huseyin Arik. A much loved Aunty of Peter, Donna, Michael, David, Paul, Aydin and Kaan. Rest In Peace. Messages to the Anderson Family, C/- 1/11 Florence Street, Richmond 7020 or can be left on Carolyn’s tribute page at A Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Carolyn at All Saints Church, 57 Bealey Street, Hokitika on Saturday 13 January commencing at 1.30pm. Following the Mass Carolyn will be laid to rest with her brother John in the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. David O'Neil

    At Rest now with John. A loved Auntie who took her Niece and Nephews to Disneyland to show them the world in 1980. Carolyn loved her travel and certainly this love of new experiences was transferred to me. The Xmas and New Year annual celebrations in Woodstock were a highlight of our upbringing (for the O’Neils), Carolyn was front and centre of these family events, great memories of life on the Coast. RIP Auntie.

  2. Sheri Wright

    Carolyn and John were our neighbours at Woodstock, lovely people.

  3. Shona Marshall

    I worked with Carolyn at Westpower for ten years, was a truely dedicated lady. She so loved organising and taking some of her nieces and nephew’s overseas and would tell us all about it when she came back. I’m sure she was shocked at our sometimes celebration of life but always had a wee giggle to herself. Rest in peace Carolyn. Condolences to her family xxx

  4. Cheryl Hutchison

    Sincere sympathy to Peter Donna and families. RIP Carolyn.

  5. Kevin Wilkes

    She Walks in Beauty
    By Lord Byron

    She walks in beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that’s best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
    Thus mellowed to that tender light
    Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

    One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impaired the nameless grace
    Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o’er her face;
    Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

    And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
    So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
    The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
    But tell of days in goodness spent,
    A mind at peace with all below,
    A heart whose love is innocent!

    Dear Carolyn,
    Thank you for your friendship, and our many conversations you shared about your life, when once the beach nearly swallowed you up, the many overseas adventures you embarked on, wishing you had gone on a cruise ship holiday, and foremost your love of family and friends.
    Rest peacefully my dear friend, until we meet again.
    Love and warmest regards,

  6. Patricia Nolan

    Deepest sympathy to the Anderson family and friends. Fond memories..
    Patricia Nolan.

  7. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all

  8. John & Margaret Atkinson

    Sincere sympathy to the Anderson Family

  9. Martin and Chris Cuff

    Sincere Sympathy to all the family.

  10. Jan Condon-Bain

    With sympathy. She worked with Rob for many years at Westpower. A great worker.

  11. Sister Tui Cadigan RSM

    Sincere condolences to the family

  12. Judy Wilson

    A dear gentle lady. I found her to be kind and generous. May she rest in peace with her brother John.

  13. Ann Knighton

    A very quiet, private lady.? It was a privilege to visit her. Rest in Peace, Carolyn. Sincere condolences to the family

    • Ann Knighton

      Should not have the ? mark

  14. Rose Keenan

    Rosalie, Monica & families, keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers after your sad loss of Carolyn. Rest in Peace.

  15. Beverley Attewell nee Hyndman

    Am so saddened to read of Carolyns passing we grew up together in Woodstock/Rimu we being
    the same age so a link to past now gone. Many happy memories and our sympathies to all your family
    at this hard time.


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