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Gloria Margaret Robinson

January 9, 2022

Passed away, surrounded by family on January 9, 2022, aged 76.
Dearly loved Mum and mother-in-law of Heather and Jim Dryburgh, and Dean and Marie.  Loved nana of Holly, George, Sophie, Flora, and Katie; and Jack, and Lucas.  Loved special friend of Alan.  Loved sister of Jill, Lynn, David, and the late Grant, and a loved aunty and friend of many.
Messages to 111 Hau Hau Road, Blue Spur, Hokitika 7882, or can be left on Gloria’s tribute page at

The service will be live-streamed, and the link can be found on Gloria’s tribute page. 
A Service to celebrate Gloria’s life will be held in the All Saints Anglican Church, Bealey Street, Hokitika on Wednesday, January 12, commencing at 11 am, followed by burial in the Hokitika Cemetery.

Vaccine passes will be required to attend this service.


  1. Diane and John Craig

    To David, Sue and family. So very sorry for your loss.

    • Ngaire McGregor

      Was sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. When I shifted out of the Hoffman Street house,i lived in Gloria shifted into that house. She was an interesting lady to have a conversation .with. My condolences to Gloria’s family

    • Sharyn and Butch

      Deepest sympathy to all Gloria’s family

  2. Bev Manera

    So very sad to hear of Gloria’s passing. My condolences to all her family. I will always remember with great fondness our many years of happy friendship.

  3. Hellen Morris

    Deepest sympathy to all of Gloria’s family.

    • Wendi Lindsay

      Sending much love to all of Nana Glor’s family from the Lindsay family x

      • Glenys Tietjens

        So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Sending lots of love and strength to Gloria’s family. She was so special to Alan, Mum and us Mitchell girls. We loved her quick wit and sense of humour. Thinking of you all xxx Tietjens family

  4. Frances Jenkins

    Really sad to hear of Gloria’s passing. My sympathy and thoughts are with her family, Alan and friends. I will remember Gloria for her kindness to me, her quick sense of humour and her knack at expressing herself in black and white! My boys were also gifted her kindness and loved her full lolly jars back in the day <3
    Francey, David and Aaron Jenkins

  5. Di Bone

    Lots of good memories over a lot of years. Glor will be sadly missed for so many reasons – our sympathy to Dean and Heather and their families.
    Di and Lindsay, Krystyna and Dylan, Victoria, Jack

  6. Linda Ginbey ( Russell )

    My Dearest friend. Was so sad to hear of your passing. I always valued my trips back home to catch up with you. We always had lots of laughs and reminiscing of our times together working at the Westland Hospital. The nights we worked there, were always filled with some funny antics and conversations to pass the hours. Your quick thinking and wicked sense of humor will always stay with me. Its been too long since I have been able to get back to see you, but now I will have to visit you elsewhere. I will get to do all the talking, but I will know exactly what you would say back to me. I miss you Gloria and always will.

    Our condolences to Heather and Dean and their families. Your Mum was one of a kind and she will be greatly missed.
    Alan, am so sorry for your loss. To Gloria’s brother David and her sisters, our deepest sympathies.

    From Russell Whanau xx

  7. Karen Gardiner

    So sorry to hear about Gloria’s passing.My deepest sympathy to all her family.

  8. Tania Wesley

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Gloria was one of life’s blessings. I worked with Gloria for a number of years and we all had many laughs. Thinking of you Heather, Dean and family. Love to all

  9. Rob Thorpe

    To Dean/ Heather & all the family, we are sorry to hear about Gloria. Our deepest sympathy & love from the Thorpe’s

  10. Kath Kirk

    I was saddened to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to Mum and Alan. My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends she will be sadly missed.

    • Michelle

      My sincere condolences to all Gloria’s family

    • Adele. Stuart

      To the Robinson and Rhoad’s Family sad to here of Gloria’s passing will miss going to see her at the rest home R.I.P Gloria Fly High keep Smiling

  11. Sue-Ann

    I am so sorry to hear this – Glor was an amazing woman! Had lots of laughs with her over the years! Sending all my luv to you Heather and Darlsie and your families at this sad time 💔😢😢

  12. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Very sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing, my sympathies go out to her family.

    • Barbara Francis (Mitchell)

      I was saddened to hear of Gloria’s passing. All my sympathy to her family and Alan.
      She was so good to our Mum when we couldn’t be there, we really appreciated the care she gave our Mum.
      On my visits back home she always cooked a delicious meal, especially her roasts.
      Really enjoyed the chats we had Gloria. Rest in peace.

  13. Alison Mitchell

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria. My love and thoughts to Glorias family and to Alan. She will be greatly missed. Bless her

  14. Gary and Angela Robinson

    Very sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Our sympathy to Dean and Heather and family’s.

  15. Cheryl And Brian Hutchison

    Very sorry to read of Gloria’s passing. Special thoughts to Alan Heather . Dean and Families. Gloria was loved by many and has left some fabulous memories from her years of nursing with compassion over the years. You will be missed Gloria. RIP dear Lady.

    • Averil Thorpe

      So saddened at this news Been trying to contact Gloria all year. Am going to miss our special visits down to see you. Hope you are now with your Mum and Dad Dave my Mum and Aunty Gwen having a go catch up Loved you like a special sister. God bless you always

  16. Gary wilson

    That so sad to here my Condolences to Dean and Heather and family

  17. Cheryl Mitchell

    So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Such a wonderful lady, will be missed buy many.

  18. Jill Foster

    So sorry to hear of Glor’s passing. She always had me laughing when I would visit. Love and hugs to you all especially Heather and Dean.

  19. Di and Jamie Houston

    Our condolences to all Gloria’s family. Thinking of you at this sad time.

  20. Karen Browning

    I’m so sorry to hear of Glor’s passing – I have such fond memories of hanging out at her place in my teens. My condolences to Heather and Dean and family.

  21. Deb Bradley

    Will miss you Glor RIP. Thinking of you Heather, Dean, Alan and familes

  22. Don Neale

    Sorry to hear this sad news. Kind regards to all the family.

  23. Aileen

    I am very sorry to hear of this sad news, I was in Hokitika before Christmas and I did not know where she lived, I wish I had of caught up with her then. Gloria was a very dear friend of mums and I know now they will be catching up. Rest In Peace Gloria.
    Thinking of you Heather and Dean.

  24. Margaret and Bruce Lee

    Gloria you were funny, had a great sense of humour, called a spade a spade and above all showed kindness with a positive force.

    You were one of the dearest friends Alan could have had, along with precious Millie the dog.
    Memories of you and mum together became a treasure. Love brings those memories Gloria.

    You will be sadly missed by us all, always being in our thoughts.

    Those extra special thoughts at this sad time go to Alan and Gloria’s families.

    Go girl – rest in peace.

  25. Frances Stapleton

    Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of
    I enjoyed my chats with her and she had a great sense of humour even in challenging times
    Rest in peace Gloria and Rise in Glory

  26. Bev and Gary Boucher

    So sorry to learn that Gloria has passed.Had some fun times with Gloria while in Hokitika.
    Our condolences to the families and special friends.

  27. Rick and Wendy Fennell

    Deano, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mum, great lady that we have fond memories of, our condolences to you and Marie and all your families and special friends.
    Rest in peace Glor

  28. Glen Cooper

    We all loved Glor so much! she was a force of nature a true character. From the day we met she accepted me into the family. I always enjoyed her company.

    She adored Holly from the second she laid eyes on her – that was beautiful to see!

    She accepted Vicky and Lucy into her world for which i will always be thankful to her, it may not have been easy for her to do this but she did, always welcomed us back.

    We will miss you Glor!

    Much love to Beany Heather and grandkids!

  29. Sister Tui Cadigan

    So sorry to learn you are facing yet another loss of a loved one, be assured of my prayers at this sad time of Gloria’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.

    Sr Tui Cadigan rsm

  30. Pauline Adams

    Heather, Dean and family sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was a real character and called a spade a spade. Spent many cold days outside having a fag and a good laugh at morning or afternoon teatime with her when she worked at DOC.
    Sending love and hugs to you all at this time. Rest In Peace Glor

  31. Bunty Mason & Whanau

    So very sad to hear of your passing
    Blessed are those in the house of glory
    Good days we had at Doc lol the things we shared especially the garden and your beautiful roses🌹 the jetty smoking up a storm and the language that was said. Sure as missed you on my journeys but was always in my thorts
    Our deepest condolences Heather & Dean

  32. Diane Masuini

    To Heather and family..

    So sad to hear of Glor’s passing..
    Truly, a jovial character..such quick wit..and always a genuine welcome into her home..
    My deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

    Thinking of you Heather.

  33. Richard cudmore

    Deepest sympathany to all the family

    Gloria was there to help anybody in need
    she was therefor me in my dark days
    rest in peace
    luv richard

  34. Catharine Taft and Nancy Geer

    Hi Gloria,
    Thanks for making the transition to Allen Bryant easier, also for beening her body guard and good neighbour

  35. Miriama

    Dean,heather and families thinking of you with your Mums passing xx
    Miriama and Lance


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