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Joan Elaine Thompson

December 30, 2021

On the 30th  December 2021 at Hokitika.  Now reunited with her beloved husband Michael.  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Stuart and Simonne, Dale and James and a loved nana of Charles and Isabel.  Loved sister and sister-in-law of Pam and Peter Coleman and Peter and the late Dianne Thompson.  Fondly remembered by all her nieces and nephews and her many friends.  Messages to Stuart Thompson C/- PO Box 162 Hokitika 7842.  Following Joan’s wishes a family service has been held followed by cremation.


  1. Hellen Morris

    This is very sad news.
    I worked with Joan at Allen Bryant Lifecare many years ago.
    She was one of the best bosses I had the pleasure of working with,
    A very kind and caring nurse.
    My deepest sympathy to all of Joan’s family.Love Hellen Morris xxx

    • Lou Syron-Tjauw

      Really sorry to hear about Joan passing. Sending all my love to Dale, Stuart & whanau from all the Syron’s – Lesley and Matt can be reunited.

      I have lots of great childhood memories of Joan. Always had a sparkle in her eye, and knew how to enjoy life to the fullest.

      Thinking of you all xx

  2. Lara Pollard

    All our sympathy, Joan was a great friend and would always visit Dad at Allen Bryant. Lot of hugs from the Pollard family

  3. liz and kyle scott

    sorry to hear the sad news of such a lovely lady
    She will be sadly missed by a lot of people.
    Rest in peace Joan with your lovely Michael,

  4. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Really sad to hear this news, have known Joan for a long time and she has always been a lovely fun loving lady. Our thoughts go to Stuart and Dale and their families.

  5. Karen Gardiner

    So sad to hear of Joan’s passing,Such a lovely lady,I altered some of her clothing ,when I went to her house,I Always enjoyed a chat with her.She knew my sister’s ,Helen and Jeanette.nurseing, .Deepest Sympathy ,to all. Family.

  6. Roni Wright

    So sorry to read of Joan’s passing. Such a lovely lady. My condolences to all Joan’s family.

  7. Diane and John Craig

    So sad to hear of Joan’s passing. She was such a lovely lady. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  8. Valerie Geitlinger RN

    Sending sympathy wishes to family and friends. I met Joan only a few years ago at Allen Bryant. I have had the priviledge of caring for Joan a few times during her hospital visits and I was also able to transport her in the ambulance from Christchurch recently. So glad her daughter was here.

    • Carole Jones

      Sending my sympathy and love to Joan’s family. Fond memories. RIP Joan

  9. Lois Donnelly

    Rest in peace Joan.
    My condolences to the family.

  10. Judith and Peter Whitehead

    Our Deepest Sympathy .Remembering all the fun and laughs from golfing days and later visits.
    Thinking of you all.

  11. Frances and Doug Stapleton

    Our sincere sympathy to the family on the loss of dear Joan
    Joan was devoted to her late husband Michael during his time in Allen Bryant
    Joan was a skilled RN during her career
    I will miss our chats Joan and I did love your sense of humour
    Rest in Peace

    • Hazel Haver

      Our condolences to Joans family from the Skilton Family.

  12. Cheryl Hutchison

    Deepest sympathy to Dale and Stuart and families in the loss of your mum.
    Joan was my tutor in Prelim when I started nursing 56 years ago. She was always interested in following our nursing progress over the years. She was very dedicated to nursing and provided great nursing to the community of Hokitika. RIP Joan.

    • Ngaire McGregor

      I was saddened to read of Joan’s passing. Spent a lot of time talking to her both when my friends partner, then my husband were both in Allan

      Bryant..I spent about 15 mins with her just before Michael passed. Joan was a lovely inspirational lady
      . My deepest sympathy to Dale, Stuart and families. R I P Lovely lady

    • Murray and Trixi Montagu

      Very sad and sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. A long history of brass band in Hokitika.

  13. Kelvin Leach

    Deepest Sympathy to Stuart, Dale & families.
    I have very fond memories of Mrs Thompson, over the years,
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Leach Family, ex Britten Street..

  14. Hutchy

    Stu, Dale and family, thinking of you all at this sad time. Joan RIP with Michael. Love Pauline & Craig Adams

  15. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Deepest Sympathy to the Thompson family very sorry to here of Joan’s passing. I Fond memories of Joan as a RN at the old Westland Hospital. RIP Joan.

  16. Sharon and Rob Bradley

    Deepest sympathy to the family. RIP Joan

  17. Allen & Vicki Hurley

    RIP Joan.
    you and Mike were such lovely people, perfect lady and the gentleman. I am sure that you will be finding happiness in being together again

  18. Caitlin Weymouth

    Joan, every time i look at the night sky around 8-9 pm i think of you whilst the beautiful sun is setting and makes me think that you’re smiling down on all of us and looking after us. Thankful for everything you did for our family.
    Rest in peace
    Caitlin x

  19. Dianne & Richard Norton-Taylor

    Rest peacefully lovely lady. Much condolences to Joan’s family & friends.


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