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Charles James (Charlie) Bedford. No 597179.

December 16, 2023

Peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2023, aged 85 years.  Loved husband of Gloria, and the late Jean, loved father of Shayne, special friend and father of Terry, loved father-in-law of Lorraine, and Wendy-Ann, cherished grandfather of Dylan, Skyla, and Tycen.  A loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.  A get together to farewell Charlie will be held in the Hokitika RSA, Sewell Street, Hokitika, on Wednesday December 20, at 1.00pm.  All welcome for a story and a drink.  Messages to 106 Brickfield Road, Blue Spur, Hokitika 7882, or can be left on Charlie’s Tribute page at

Members of the Hokitika-Westland RSA are requested to attend the get together to farewell the late Charles James (Charlie) Bedford. No 597179. In the Hokitika RSA Rooms, on Wednesday, December 20, commencing at 1300hrs.


  1. Jo Negri

    So sorry for your loss.

    • Carlene and Alan Packham

      So sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie – thinking of you all

      • Sonja Mckechie (Team Leader)

        Really sad to hear this news. Charlie was a big part of the st John health shuttle team for a long time. We enjoyed his company and his veried stories about his life his st John clients all missed him when he retired and often asked how he was doing.
        As team Leader for the Greymouth/Hokitika st John health shuttle I would like to extend my teams heart felt condolences to all of Charlie’s famiy

    • Colleen. F.

      Thinking of you all at this sad time.Rest in peace Charlie

  2. Abbie Provis

    Our condolences to you Terry and your family. Your Dad was a good man who did a lot for the community, especially St John in recent years.
    Our thoughts and prays with you all at this sad time.
    David and Abbie Provis

    • Donna

      Terry very sorry with the loss of your dad u will have a lot of good memories to talk about with people for years to come

      • Chris Ward

        Terry and Wendy
        Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
        Kindest regards
        Chris and Di Ward

    • Wayne & Daryl

      So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a lovely man who did a lot for our town. Our condolences to Terry, Wendy-Ann and family.

    • Brush

      So sorry to hear the sad news Terry.

      • Joy Meyer

        Condolences to you Gloria in your loss of Charlie. 🤗

  3. Dianne OBrien

    So sorry to read of your father’s passing. Thoughts with you Terry and family

  4. Roni Wright

    So sorry Terry to read of Charlies passing. My condolences to you all. Sending love x x x

    • Ex coaster and proud

      Memory of 1990.
      Hokitika working men’s club Charlie dressed up like Santa for the children’s Christmas party ….Keith Griffiths announced ” here’s the man that comes down the chimney” then 4 year old yelled ” um nope he’s the man the cleans them” ….never seen charlie laugh so much …great memories… condolences to Family

    • Les Mathieson

      Sorry to hear the passing of Charlie.An old Ohura King Country boy.Les Mathieson (Dobson) and Brian Pilkington (dec) knew him well back in the 50’s in Ohura.

  5. Ron McMullan

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gloria; also Shayne, Terry and families; and not to forget my cousin, the late Jeannie. RIP Charlie. Ron McMullan

  6. Nancy Woolhouse

    Sorry to hear about Charlie. Thinking of you Terry, Gloria and families at this sad time.

    • Colleen Gibb9

      R i P Charlie.

  7. Linda Gardyne

    So sorry for your loss. A hard worker at rest. Much love and sympathy to all his family.xxxx

  8. Lois Meldrum

    Terry, Charlie and you enjoyed a lifetime of true friendship remember all the good times. Condolences to the Bedford family

  9. Cheryl Hutchison

    Deepest sympathy. To you Terry in the loss of your dad and to Gloria and all family members..
    You were a great respected Seaview bus driver and your care and gentleness of the patients
    RIP Charlie
    Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

  10. Sharon O’Regan

    Terry, sorry to hear. Dad’s are special. Thinking of you

  11. John & Judy Tacon

    Very sad to hear of Charlies passing. Our deep sympathy to Terry,Gloria and family. Many memories of great conversations with Charlie. He will be missed by all.
    RIP Charlie
    John & Judy Tacon

  12. Sandra and Bryan Cudmore

    Deepest condolences to Terry Gloria Shayne and families. I will miss my daily chats with Charlie and letting me know what’s happening. Hold onto all your amazing memories you have them forever. R.I.P Charlie fly high

  13. Sue & John Brussovs

    Terry, so sorry for the passing of your dad. Condolences to you all

    • Eileen McLeod

      Condolence to the Bedford Family. RIP Charlie.

  14. Kelvin Leach

    Terry, sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing.
    You will have so many memories to reflect on

  15. Alex & sue Fraser

    Lots of memories of u and family in Rolleston street.

  16. Marie (Gardyne) & Trevor Molloy

    Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, will be very missed. Love to all the family at this sad time. Many good memories.

  17. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear of this sad news. Much love to Terry, Gloria and family. I’m sure you will have many wonderful memories to cherish.

  18. Donna Kersten

    Thoughts are with you all at this time.

  19. Kelvin &Shirley Grant

    So sad to read about Charlie’s passing. Our thought are with you all at this very sad time.

  20. Helen & Phil Cook

    Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing, our thoughts are with you Terry, Shayne and families x

  21. Leanne DIEDRICHS

    So sorry for your loss Terry and family , heartfelt condolences

  22. Naomi Kilkelly

    Sorry to hear of your loss Terry and family. Thoughts are with you all.

  23. Karen McLeod (nee Broadbelt)

    Deepest condolences to Gloria and to Shayne, Terry and families. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

  24. Suzanne Theyers

    Condolences to Terry. Your Dad was a good man, always cleaned carpets and chimneys to a high standard.

    • Jill Robinson

      Thinking of you all at this sad time…
      RIP Charlie 🙏
      Jill & Simon

  25. Megan Wilson

    Terry and family, you’ve lost such a legend. RIP Charlie

  26. Jacquie Grant ONZM

    Big hugs to all aCharlie’s family
    A life well lived.

  27. Beverly Manera

    Sorry to hear of your sad loss. thinking of you all.

    • Russel Hoffman

      Sincere condolences Terry, Gloria and family. Charlie’s been a long term member of the West Coast Touring Motorcycle Club and over the years contributed greatly. Will always remember his support for the Ride for life in years gone by. He will be greatly missed.

  28. Miriama

    Terry,Wend Ann, and Dylan so sorry for your loss cherish your memories.

  29. Miriama

    Terry,Wend Ann, and Dylan so sorry for your loss cherish your memories.

  30. Jan & Murray Bain.

    Sincere sympathy in the loss of Charlie who will be remembered by members of the Lake Kaniere power boat club. Sleep well.

  31. Davod Stewart

    Sorry for the passing of Charlie. I remember the time he arrived in Hokitika. He always said gidday. RIP
    .David Stewart

  32. Sue Leask

    So sad to read of Charlie’s passing. Been looking each day to see if he has come back home since he went to hospital. I will miss getting the waves when I go past. The street and Hokitika has sadly lost a legend.
    Deepest sympathy to Gloria, Terry, Wendy, Shane and family.

  33. Liz and Kyle Scott

    To all Charlies Family

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Charlie,

    He always had that special seat at the bar and his favorite raffle number 3 if my memory serves me right.

    Rest in peace

    Thinking of you all xxxx

  34. Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

    So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing.
    Sincere condolences to Terry, Wendy and and Charlie’s family.
    Always a pleasure to have a yarn with.
    RIP Charlie.🌷🌷

  35. John & Margaret Atkinson

    Our deepest sympathy to the Bedford family

  36. Rose Keenan

    Terry, Wendy, Shayne & families, thinking of you all after your loss of Charlie. RIP

  37. Diane & John Craig

    To Gloria Terry Wendy Ann and families. So very sorry for your loss. Charlie was a good bloke.

  38. Frank & Karen Bradley

    Gloria, Terry & family.

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Charlie.

    Thinking of you all.

  39. Ann Bradley

    My sincere condolences to all of Charlie’s family.
    He was a well known member of the Hokitika community. Always working and did a great job.
    Rest in Peace.

  40. Diane King

    Gloria, Terry and family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Gloria, you have great memories of your life with Charlie, can remember the bbq held at your place, when I was back living in Hoki, all those years ago, and the chats you and I had of our school days, and your years with Charlie.

    Remember the happy times, my thoughts are with you all
    Diane King


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