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Martin Peter Joseph Nolan

September 29, 2023

Taken unexpectedly on Friday, 29 September 2023, aged 88 years.  Dearly loved husband for 58 years of Marion, loved father of Lucinda, Shona, Lynda, Mike, the late Craig, and Denise, respected father-in-law of Martin, and Robbie, cherished grandad of his 8 grandchildren, special brother of Keith and a loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. “Rest In Peace”. Messages to The Nolan Family 22 Upper Kokatahi Road, RD1, Hokitika 7881, or can be left on Martin’s tribute page at A Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Martin at All Saints Church, 57 Bealey Street, Hokitika, on Tuesday October 3, commencing at 11.00am.  Following the service Martin will be laid to rest in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Jill & Simon

    Marion and family,
    Thoughts are with you all, at this very sad time.

    • Rob and Leanne McGill

      To Marion, Shona, Lynda and Mike
      We are so sad to hear about the passing of Martin such a shock for you all please accept our deepest sympathy.

      • Christine Read

        Linda & Family,

        Deepest Sympathy to you all.

        Much love.

        Christine Read & family .

    • Karen McLeod

      Deepest sympathy to the family. So sad to hear.

  2. Diane and John Craig

    To Marion and Family. So very sorry for the loss of Martin. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you all.

    • Kevin O'Regan

      RIP Martin. You made your mark.

    • Carlene Packham

      Oh so sorry to read this – thinking of you

  3. Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

    Deepest condolences to Marion,Lucinda,Shona,Lynda,Mike and Denise Another Kokatahi Icon gone to soon.. Love and thoughts with you all at this very sad time. R.I.P Martin fly high

  4. Phillip & Adrienne Wall

    Marion and family,
    Thinking of you all at this time and sending our condolences.

    • Kaye McNabb (Marshall)

      Deepest sympathy in Martins passing. An icon of the valley has gone.

    • Doug Cochrane.

      Very sorry to hear of Martin’s passing.
      Sincere condolences to the Nolan families.
      RIP Martin.🌷🌷

  5. Gerardine Anderson

    Deepest sympathy to the family of Martin on his passing (my mums cousin), may he Rest in Peace

    • Lorraine Hateley

      Denise, rangi and all extended family. My thoughts are with you all.

    • Kozik Natasha

      Deepest sympathy in Martins passing, thinking of you all Natasha kozik and family

  6. Bernadette Havill

    Lynda and Family, Deepest Sympathy to you all, Much love, Berni & Mike

  7. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our condolences to Marion and family at this very sad time of Martin’s unexpected passing. He’ll be really missed at our Thirsty Thursday catch up. RIP

  8. Murray and Shona Marshall

    It was so sad to hear this news and our condolences go to Marion and the family. RIP Martin.

    • Matthew Fairmaid

      To the Nolan Family, sending condolences to you all at the passing of Martin.

      Rose and Matthew Fairmaid.

      • Janet Ornsby

        Sincere condolences for your loss. Enjoyed many a game of badminton with Martin.

  9. Hellen Morris

    Dear Marion and family so sorry to hear of the sad loss of Martin.
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Kerry and Hellen.

  10. Fran Amberger

    To Marion and family, so sorry to hear of Martins death, thinking of you

    • Roger and Beryl Agnew

      To Marion and family, Keith and family.

      Our deepest sympathies at this sad time

  11. Linda Gardyne

    Deepest sympathy to Marion and all the family. Love and hugsxxx

    • Eileen McLeod

      To Marion and the Nolan Family. My Deepest Sympathy and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

  12. Adrienne and Stu Coleman

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with you all with Martin’s passing.

  13. Dianne OBrien

    Sorry to read of Martin’s passing our thoughts with you all.

  14. James Cagney

    Dear Marion, Shona, Lynda and Mike. So sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. Deepest condolences.

  15. George Shannon & Rosemary Hutchison

    Sorry to hear of Martin’s passing, a great man loved and respected by many.

  16. Catherine Tibbles

    Dear Marion, Shona, Lynda and Mike. Sadden to read the news of Martin’s passing. Thinking of you at this time. With deepest condolences Jan, Catherine and Wayne.

    • Lesley and Marco Cecioni

      Our thoughts are with you all. Fly high Martin in your tractor in the sky.

  17. Lois Meldrum

    To Marion and family so very sorry for your loss. Martin was a lovely man and enjoyed and badminton games back in the day.❤️

    • Carole Jones

      To Marion,Shona,Linda, Mike and families thinking of you all with love at this time of sadness. RIP Martin

    • Claire Kitto

      Marion and family, very sorry to read of Martin’s passing, thinking of you all. Claire and Peter Kitto (nee Laing)

  18. Sue & TC

    So sad to hear this news. To Marion, Shona, Linda and Mike we are thinking of you all at this differcult time. RIP Martin a true gentleman

  19. Sheri Wright

    Shona and family, thinking of you all. Condolences.
    Xx Sheri and Boys

  20. Noeline Minehan

    Sorry to hear of Martin’s passing deepest sympathy to you all.

  21. Cheryl Hutchison

    Sincere sympathy to Marion and family and Keith in the sudden passing of Martin. Such a shock for you all. RIP Martin.
    Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

  22. Helen Nolan

    So sorry for your loss. Another legend departed. Condolences to Nolan family RIP Martin

  23. Kim Upston

    My Dear Aunty Marion and family My most heartfelt sympathy for you All at this most tragic time .. you are all in my thoughts .sending love and spirit hugs to you all .
    RIP Marin ❤️
    Much love and respect always
    Kim xxxx

    • Lyn Robinson

      To Marion and family. Accept my sympathy and love at this sad time. Big hugs from Lyn, Kumara Junction

  24. Alan Mitchell

    Sympathy to the Nolan family on the passing of Martin RIP

  25. Alan Mitchell

    Sympathy to the Nolan family on the passing of Martin

    • Kim McPherson and Shane Lang

      Our deepest sympathy to Marion and the family. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  26. Geoff Marshall

    Deepest sympathy
    Thinking of the family at this sad time.
    Zeb and Doreen

  27. Donald Scott

    To Marion, & family, sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. Please accept our condolences, RIP Martin,
    Donald & Lynne Scott

  28. John & Margaret Atkinson

    To Marion & & family our deepest sympathy in the sad loss of your loved Martin.

  29. Rob and Sharon Bradley

    Our sincerest sympathies to all the family

    Rob and Sharon Bradley

  30. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Sad to hear of Martin’s passing, Our thoughts are with you Marion and family.
    Sincere sympathy.

  31. Mcclunie Miriam

    To Lynda, Mike and all your family, our sincerest condolences to you all on this sad occasion. May your dad rest in peace. Thinking of you all, Miriam & Mike McClunie.

  32. Sandy Bilson

    Marion all my love to you and family,my thoughts are with you at this time.
    Sandy B

    • Mary Couston

      How very sorry I was to read of Martin’s passing and I extend my condolences to Marion and the family .

      Mary Couston ( nee Laing) Australia

  33. Marg Singer

    To Marian and family
    Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Marg and Les.

  34. Graeme Heald

    I’m gutted to hear the news of the best uncle in the world My heart goes out to you Marion, Linda Shona, Michael and family

    My favorite uncle taught me how to shoot, ride motorbikes, pick moss. Also taught me some risky things! Like how to hang from a chopper and don’t tell people about the greenstone and gold you find!

    Spending my school holidays was a highlight of my life with Martin, his laughter, fun times on the farm and in the bush, tough, hard working, relentless and loyal is how I remember Martin.

    He’ll always be in my thoughts..

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to the whole family..

    He’s legendary tales will live on.

    Graeme Heald

  35. Bruce Dando

    Will miss your calling in and talking the times gone by and a bloody good neighbor, and to get things done,Bruce, Andrea Dando.

  36. Eileen O'Neil

    I send my sincerest condolences to you Marion and to the girls, Michael and Lee as well,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Martin’s passing. and enjoyed my catchups with him at the Kaniere in recent years.
    RIP Martin

  37. Shirree Thomson

    Sorry for your loss deepest sympathy

  38. Nòrman Peter Laing

    Marion and family. So sad to learn of Martin passing our thoughts are with you Barb and Peter Laing

  39. Valerie Laing

    Please accept my deepest condolences to all the family on the recent loss of Martin.
    Blessings to you all, Val Laing

  40. John Tacon

    Condolences to the Nolan family. Good memories from back in the day. RIP Martin

  41. Lorraine Ellis

    Condolences to Marion and family at this sad time. Lots of happy memories. You were both great neighbours.


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