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Charles William Robert (Charlie) Glass

January 9, 2023

On January 9, 2023, peacefully with family, aged 92.  Dearly loved husband of the late Joan.  Much loved dad of Lorraine and Bryce Thomson (Hokitika), Pauline Hapi (Ross), and Kelly and Francina (Hari Hari). Loved Pop of Sonya, Natasha, Kristin, Jenna, Elizabeth, Dean, Charles, the late Alida, and Old Pop of his 14 great grandchildren.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of David and Jill Glass, Helen and John Eskett, and the late Gordon and Joan Glass.  Messages to 95 Keogans Road, RD2 Hokitika 7882, or cans be left on Charlie’s tribute page at  A service to celebrate Charlie’s life is to be held in the Guy Menzies Community Hall, Main Road, Hari Hari, on Monday, January 16, commencing at 1pm, followed by cremation. 


  1. Gaylene Wallace

    Condolences to all the Glass family
    Rest easy Charlie

    • Graeme and Jeanette Hall and John (Jack) Searle

      Condolences to all the Glass family, such a lovely man , always had lots of old stories, now at rest and back with his lovely wife Joan.

    • Mikayla Henderson

      Sending my love and condolences to the family ❤ Truly greatful to have met old pop and old nan, Honored to call them family.
      Rest Easy Old Pop, YOU DESERVE TOO!
      Give Nan, Snoop, and Reubz a huge snuggle from me.


    • Patricia Nolan

      Deepest sympathy to Charlie’s family and friends.. RIP .. Patricia Nolan

  2. Keith Finch

    Our condolences to the Glass family, many fond memories of Charlie and his cheeky smile.
    Keith and Ann Finch

  3. Elsa MacRae

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Glass family. We will miss Charlie and his visits always cheered us up. R. I. P. Charlie. Malcolm and Elsa

  4. Karen Davie

    Our sincere condolences to Kelly and Francina and families, didnt know Charlie well, but heard so much about him. A lovely man, RIP. From Steve and Karen Davie

    • Shirley Grant

      Our deepest Sympathy to you all, RIP Charlie. Thinking of you all at this time. Lots of Love Kelvin & Shirley Grant ❤

    • Dianne and Martin OBrien

      Our condolences to Charlie’s loved ones. . Always a smile. and a chat. Will be missed by many.

  5. Vicky Bennett

    My deepest sympathy you Lorraine and all your extended family, another character gone.
    Charlie will be missed. R.I.P

    Vicky Bennett.

  6. Laurie & Janette Anderson

    Condolences to the Glass family. A great friend and relative to my late mother Maureen Anderson new Cron. RIP Charlie you will be sadly missed by many.

    • Gayle Lindley

      Lorraine, Bryce and family. Please deepest sympathy on hearing Charlie had passed. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend Charlie’s service. We have a place in our hearts for Charlie and tried to see him when we were over the Coast. I have lost my John on 29th Dec. as Maggie will have told thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Love Gayle

  7. Mary Molloy

    So sorry, condolences to all the family.
    Enjoyed Charlie’s company and wit,
    Mary, Lindsay and the Molloy family

    • Nolly Martini & family

      Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Charlie was a great friend to our family and a constant in our community. He will be missed. With love, Nolly and family.

  8. Kaye Hende

    Our deepest sympathy to all Charlie’s family and his many friends
    Reunited with Joan ⚘️

    • Gaylene Mckenzie

      My deepest sympathy to the Glass family.

  9. Gerardine and Stephen Anderson

    Our very deepest sympathy on the passing of Charlie, memories, first class farmer!

  10. Leanne DIEDRICHS

    So sorry to hear this sad news, he was a much respected man of the Diedrichs family , sending much ❤️

  11. Rose Hende

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Glass family goodbye Charlie you were such a character will miss you Noel & Rose Hende

  12. Michelle Manera

    Our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family
    Johnny Rea and Michelle

  13. Stephen Briggs

    Goodbye to my old mate . They just don’t make characters like Charlie any more. Condolences to family and freinds.

    • Susan Head

      Great memories of fun times with Charlie and Joan.
      Another good man and icon of Hari Hari taken.
      Condolences to the family.
      Betty (nee Adamson) and Harry Gilbert

  14. Bert & Mieke - Belgium

    Our condolences to the family, we wish you strength to cope with your loss.

  15. Patricia Herd

    A great family friend especially to my father Eddie. They went way back The community will certainly miss him. Condolences to the families Rest in Peace. From the Kirby family’s.

  16. Liz and Kyle Scott

    Lorraine and family

    So sorry to see the loss of your dear dad.
    Our deepest sympathy is with you all. xx

  17. Kathy and the late John Glass

    To the Glass cousins
    On behalf of the late John

    What memories you will have of Charlie. A life well lived.
    With much love and sympathy

  18. Judy and Tommy Arnold

    To Lorraine and family,
    Our sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time. He will leave a huge gap in your family and was such a well loved character. He will be together again with his beloved Joan. RIP Charlie.

  19. Shorty and Christine Deane

    To Lorraine Bryce and families.
    So sorry fir your loss of Charlie he will be so sadly missed his sense of humor and love for his family won’t be forgotten RIP with Joan Charlie. A great man

  20. Angela Anderson

    To Glass Family. Charlie is now at rest, Please accept our sympathy in his passing. R.I.P

    Graeme and Angela Anderson

  21. Matt Fairmaid

    To all the Glass family, my condolences on the passing of Charlie, a much respected member of the community and a father head to a lot of people, have some fond memories of Charlie calling at Renton Hardware picking something up, either with the trailer or his trusty old Leyland truck, we had some interesting discussions about life and life in general, haven’t seen him much in recent years but have some fond memories.
    RIP peace Charlie, you deserve it.
    Matthew Fairmaid.

  22. Linda Brake

    Our sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of a great man, remembered for his quick whit and most wicked sense of humour.

  23. Penny and Robert Vincent

    So sorry to hear about cuzzie Charlie. A good man with a sense of humour. Unfortunately cannot be at the funeral . Love to all the Glass family.
    Penny and Robert

  24. The Esketts

    West Coast trips will never quite be the same without Uncle Charlie’s huge presence. A big hole has been left but his legend lives on.

    Somehow you could always make us laugh and smile, Charlie.

    All our love to Charlie’s whānau and friends from Michael, Lisa, Baxter and Olive.

  25. Annette Rogers (Finch)

    Kia ora and my sincerest condolence to you Lorraine and the Glass whanau. Charlie had a wonderful life. A real family man. I remember your Dad’s great sense of fun. He always signed your spelling with Dear Old Dad!! You will treasure your memories for ever.
    Nga mihi nui

  26. Kathleen & Michael Gray

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Sorry we couldn’t be with you today but I daresay you have given him a good send off. He will be up there nattering to Neville.
    RIp Charlie

    Kathleen & Michael

  27. Maree and John Schimanski

    Our thoughts are with all the family very sorry for your loss

  28. Alison Heathorn

    Thinking of you all, Charlie and Joan were a huge part of our life, missing them so much. Much love from Brian,Alison,Emma and Derrick Heathorn, Tasmania.

    sorry this is late but had a triple bypass, just getting over it now

  29. Les Smith

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. RIP Charlie.


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