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Edward James Revell (Ted) Gibb

December 5, 2023

Born 21-7-1931 and passed away back on the Coast on 5-12-2023. Loved husband of the late Myra, loved father and father-in-law of Kevin and Gail (Hokitika), Russell and the late Carol (Brisbane), and Lorraine and Richard Molloy (Franz Josef).  A much loved Grandad of Lisa, Hayden and Therese, Matthew, Kelley and Richie,

 loved Great Grandad of DJ, Mitchell, Paityn, Gracie-Mae, Jesse, Corbin and a loved Great Great Grandad.  Messages to C/o The Gibb Family, PO Box 130, Franz Josef 7856, or can be left on Ted’s tribute page at A service to celebrate Ted’s life will be held in the RSA Rooms, 22 Sewell Street, Hokitika, on Saturday, December 9, commencing at 1.30pm.  Private Cremation to follow.


  1. Kevin O'Regan

    Great memories of getting site ready for oil drilling early 70’s. Great believer and supporter of stop banks and rock protection in the Waiho. Kevin O’Regan png.

    • Patrick Tinirau

      Def Dads best mate, you two ol buggers will be up there just like old times, one thing can remember was size of Ted’s boots as l copped a few well deserved kicks in the arse when l was a young feller and was taught life lessons that lve never forgotten and helped me get to where l am today , so much respect and love , gone but not forgotten ol fulla you rest in peace now

    • Kamari Tinirau

      Some very fond memories of hay making, shearing sheep and some of the antics Uncle Rangi and Ted got up to and on the odd occasion dad was involved too!

      Think of you all, Teddy is very much loved up and down the Coast by anyone that was lucky enough to cross his path.

      Sending much love to you all xxx

  2. Suzanne Theyers/Vercoe

    Sending you a big hug Gail Gibb. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  3. Julie Growcott

    I have fond memories of Ted and Myra at Franz and Paringa. Ted was always laughing. condolences to your family.

  4. Rana Holt

    Dads best mate, many wonderful childhood memories of Ted and Myra on the farm and hay making season and wool shed parties. Such a lovely genuine man. I am sure Dad will be waiting with a Whiskey or three for Ted Much Aroha to you all xx

  5. Diane Fairhall

    Condolences to the family

  6. Kimmy Nolan

    Such an incredible man who we as kids were blessed to in our lives
    Our Dads best mate
    He had the most infectious laughter, the first one on the dance floor and often the last to get off
    Hope there’s a good supply of whiskey up there 💜 Rest in love Mr Gibb – say hi to Dad for us

  7. Lynda Muir

    So sorry to hear thoughts are with you all. I have found memories of a great man who really will be missed xx

  8. Belinda Roselli

    Sending love to all the Gibb family. Ted was a wonderful man, a good friend to my parents and a very happy part of my childhood in Franz. RIP you great man.

  9. Karyn Viney

    My thoughts are with you all, such an incredible man he will be missed 💕

  10. Russell (Schoolie) Williams

    Remembering the good times with Ted and Rangi during the seventies. Thinking of you Lorraine.

  11. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Condolences to all the Family , Our thoughts are with you.

  12. Owen & Maggie Morris

    What. a great life Ted lived he enjoyed every minute Our thoughts are with you all.
    Owen & Maggie Morris.

  13. Shirley Arnold

    Condolences to the Gibb family, a lovely man gone to his lovely wife. Happy memories of days gone by..

    Shirley and Ken xx

  14. Nahina Thorne

    Ted was a big part of growing up on the coast. His laughter and love of a good yarn were loved by all that had the pleasure of getting to know him.
    A truly wonderful man
    Sending you all our love

  15. Colin Chinn

    To Kevin, Russell, Lorraine and families: Have fond memories of many a school holidays spent at Tatare under the care of Ted & Myra and will always cherish those days. Condolences to you all.
    Colin, London.


      To the Gibb family best memories of Tedd ay making bacon egg pie old keg beer condolences to Kevin Russell Lorraine Franz Legend gone

  16. Fraser Hughson

    I have always considered Ted to be a true friend having known him for 60 years from his time at Franz Joseph, Motueka and when he rang me two days before he passed away. The coast is a very special place as are the individuals who farm it. Today they talk about kindness, looking after one another and generosity of spirit. Ted you had this in spades long before it became trendy.

    Thinking of you all sorry I cannot make your funeral my friend.

  17. Betty Juranovich

    Ted is much loved and respected friend and fishing mate of Keith Hingston of Riwaka. Our love and condolences to his family.. RIP Ted

  18. Stuart & Bernadette (Australia)

    He was a mighty Totara, larger than life, and I had the privilege of calling him “uncle”, RIP Ted.

    Thoughts with all the Gibb families

  19. Patricia Nolan

    Deepest sympathy to all the family. Thoughts of all the great times and friendship our parents had.. xx
    Patricia Nolan

  20. Allen Chinn

    To Kevin, Russell, Lorraine and Families: So sorry to hear of your loss. Ted was a very good man, always full of life and will be sadly missed. Allen and Rita

  21. Cheryl Smith (Chinn)

    I will always remember Teddies happy smiling face and always ready for a laugh. Ted and Myra were very kind to our family when I was growing up. Sending condolences to the family from cousin Cheryl in Aus

  22. Dean Condon

    Condolences to you and your families Kevin, Lorraine and Russell. Ted was a wonderful man, always had a bright smile and infectious laugh when we would visit with Mum and Dad. I can only imagine the noise there would be with the reunion with Dad, Pat, John Dixon and all the other iconic West Coast people who have gone before him.

  23. Suzanne Green

    Lorraine and families. Just heard of the sad news. We are thinking of you.
    I know he will be missed by you all.
    Hopefully dad (Basil) and him ‘catch up!

  24. Sandra & Milan Arnold

    Kevin, Russell, Lorraine & family. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time of Ted’s passing

    Sandra & Milan

  25. Robert Vincent

    Our sympathy goes out to all the family. A fine, friendly gentleman.

    Robert and Penny Vincent

  26. Bill Lusty

    A great friend of the Lusty family, especially my grandparents, Phil and Margaret who spent many good times with Ted and Myra over the years. A gentleman who will be sadly missed. Godspeed Ted.

  27. Fay Graham

    Our sympathy and thoughts to all the family.. Ted was an icon of the Franz Josef Community…always cheerful and full of fun.
    Will be remembered warmly by the Graham family.

  28. Gary & Kevin Lusty

    Teddy! You left us without saying good bye! What a wonderful guy you were! Always laughing and enjoying life to the fullest. Make sure you keep that glass of whisky full and ensure you have plenty for the old man also! (Phil Lusty). Plenty of scallop stories to tell I bet!
    The four of you can now get back to business of those great road trips you use to do together!
    RIP Ted.


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