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Marie Theresa Michell

July 23, 2023

On Saturday July 22nd 2023, in her 97th year.  Loved wife of the late Joe Michell, mother and mother-in-law of Monica and Brian Lange, Anne and Phillip Molloy and Charmaine and the late John Michell.  Loved Nana of her eleven grandchildren, Tineke, Cara and Evan; Paula, Aleasha and Hilary; Layton, Brady and Ayden and the late Nathan and Sheydin.  Loved great-nana of her eleven great-grandchildren.  Loved sister of Pat and David Grieve (both deceased), Jim and Marlene Lincoln (both deceased), Brian Lincoln (deceased), Loretta and the late Gavin Innes.  A loved aunt of her nieces and nephews.

Messages to 96 Upper Kokatahi Road, RD 1 Hokitika 7881 or may be left on Marie’s Tribute page at

In respect of and following Marie’s wishes, a private family service has been held, after which Marie was laid to rest with Joe at the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Anthea Keenan

    Our deepest sympathy and warm heartfelt care to all Michell family and extended family. From Rex & Anthea Keenan

    • Jan Heward

      Our deepest sympathies
      Marie was a very very dear friend of mine
      For the last 30 years
      I will miss she dearly
      I will miss my visits to her and the cups of tea and knitting
      She loved her Lilly’s and garden
      One beautiful lady will be sadly missed by all that had the Pleasure in knowing

      • Adrian Gardner

        Thoughts with you all at this sad time

  2. Geoff Marshall

    Condolences to the Michell family’s
    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Marie will be missed.

    Zebby and Doreen

    • Sandy Bright

      Charmaine, Thinking of you lots, sending deepest condolences. Sandy and Ange

  3. Debra-Ann Howat

    Sad 😔 to hear of Marie’s passing.. she was a lovely lady.. rip

  4. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all.

  5. Phil & Adrienne Wall

    Sending our condolences to the family. Such a lovely lady.

  6. Karen Gardiner

    Deepest sympathy to Marie’s family.My Lovely neibour.Im going to miss her,.Good friend and neibour to my mum Jean,before she passed away. Rest in peace Marie.

  7. Myriam Cammeraat

    I am so sorry for your loss. She is now at peace. My heart goes out to you the family

  8. Beryl & Roger Agnew

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Marie’s family. Cherish those fond memories of the lovely lady Marie was.

  9. Beryl Armstrong

    Beryl and Graham Armstrong
    Dear family so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Such a lovely Lady. And Friend.

    • Helen Monaghan

      So sorry for your loss . My thoughts are with the family. Such fond memories of Marie , a great friend to our Mum and Dad. A lovely lady ❤️

  10. Diane & John Craig

    Sincere condolences to all the family.

  11. Hellen Morris

    My deepest sympathy to all Marie’s family.❤️❤️

  12. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Our thoughts are with all the family , Sincere sympathy .

  13. Marilyn Paterson

    To all Marie’s family, heartfelt sympathy on loosing her. Your lives have been enriched for having her for so long. With love from all the Paterson family.

  14. Merryn & Brian O'Malley

    Sincere Sympathy to the Michell Family.

  15. Roni Wright

    So sorry to read of Mrs Michell,s passing. Both her and Joe were lovely people. My condolences to the family

  16. Lynne Cropper

    Our thoughts and sympathy extended to all of Maries family

    Crow, Lynne and family

  17. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Very lovely lady. Our condolences to all the families at this sad time

  18. Fran Amberger

    So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing , many memories of good times in kowhitirangi, she was a lovely lady,David and Fran Amberger

  19. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our thoughts and sympathy to all Marie’s family at this sad time.

  20. Dicey

    Our thoughts are with you all in the lose of your mother. From dicey an Nida Davidson an the staff at stone oven bakery.

  21. Diane King

    Monica, Ann and families, what an innings your lovely mum has had, and to have had eleven of each grandchildren and great grandchildren is amazing. thinking of you all, dwell on the happy times you have had with her, my sincere wishes go to you all

    Diane King

  22. Shirley Smith

    Monica, Ann and families
    Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Marie was one of the lovely women in Kowhitirangi, always had a smile and was happy to see you. What a lovely long life she has had, you are so fortunate to have had her with you all this time. Treasure the happy memories.
    Mary and Shirley Smith, Nelson

  23. Carol and Sid Singer

    Sending our sincere condolences to all Marie’s family for her loss, as it leaves a big hole in one’s heart when you lose someone you love. It would have been a privilege to have her for so long. Sid and Carol

  24. Margaret Singermar

    Our deepest sympathy to all Marie’s family. A lovely lady who has had an amazing long life. xx

  25. Margaret Singer

    Our deepest sympathy to all Marie’s family. A lovely lady who has had an amazing long life. xx

  26. Miriam Downs

    My dearest sympathy. Marie was a lovely lady it was a great pleasure to be working with her, the love for her family kept her going as most times she kept me going.


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