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Michael Joseph Brian (Brian) Cadigan

June 4, 2024

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on June 4, 2024, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Pat, loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Dennis and Wendy, Kim, and Jacquelyn, loved grandad of Tayla, Teagan; Aaron, Sean, Dylan; Daniel, and Callum, proud great grandad of Ava, Marley, Remi, Lottie, George, and Ivy, loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Messages to PO Box 75, Hokitika 7842, or can be left on Brian’s tribute page at A private cremation has been held. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at the Hokitika Club tomorrow (Saturday) at 4pm.


  1. Linda Gardyne

    A lovely old gentleman who was a favorite customer of myself and my daughter when we worked at Porkys takeaways. Always a friendly comment or wave. Much love and sympathy to the familyxxx

  2. Sweeney Paddy

    Fond South Westlnd memories RIP ole mate

  3. Kearns Tracey

    Thinking of you all x

  4. Shona and Murray Marshall

    I think you will be happy to be with your Pat now, rest in peace Brian. Our condolences to Dennis, Wendy Jackie and Kim and extended family💕

    • Gary Blackburn

      Sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. We had some great times working together in the 80s.
      Condolences to Denis,Kim, Jackie and families.

  5. John Tacon

    Saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. Sincere condolences to all the family

  6. Doreen Thomson

    My sincere condolences to your family now at rest with Pat

    • Graeme and Lynda

      Condolences to Dennis and Wendy and families on the passing of Brian,
      ‘A Totara has fallen in the forest of Tane’

  7. Murray and Marie Olson.

    Condolences to Dennis Wendy, Jackie, and Kim. Very sorry to learn of Brian passing away.Will miss him giving a big wave and smile when was out for a drive round Pine Tree Road. R.I.P Brian.

  8. Ray Boardman

    Wendy, Tayla; condolences to you and the rest of your family.

  9. Rosemary Hutchison

    RIP Uncle.
    Love and hugs to all 😘🙏

  10. David Waugh

    To Dennis , Kim and Jackie
    So sad to hear that your Dad has passed away
    Lots of good memories of old duck- shooting days to think of.
    The numbers of original members is very low now.
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    David and Myra Waugh

  11. Di Viney

    To the Cadigan Family, Dennis, Kim & Jackie. Sad to lose another great Whataroa family member. RIP Brian.
    Di & Spider

  12. Linda Brake

    Our Sincere sympathy for your loss of a friendly family member. I have had a lot to do with Brian over the years and he was always a good friend, willing to do anything to help and always good for a laugh – From the Brake family.

    • Elsa MacRae

      My condolences to the Cadigan family on the passing of Brian.

  13. Tom Gear

    Dennis, Kim, Jackie and Family, My condolences to all RIP Brian

  14. John Ryall

    Jackie and family our condolences on the loss of your Dad

  15. Tom Thorpe

    RIP Buddy Tom

  16. Donna Baird

    Dennis, Jackie and all the family. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Brian always had a smile and something kind to say.

    Callum big hugs for you as we know you and your Grandad had a real special relationship. You were always very kind to him.
    Regards Baird Family x

    • Kevin O'Regan

      R I P big fella. Many happy memories Brian. Your Arnold ans Sons days the later Jack of all trades at Paynter sawmills. Cheers kids your Dad was a good man.

  17. Adrienne Dimmick

    Deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all at the very sad time.
    Adrienne and Tony Arnold

  18. Colleen Astwood nee Long

    Sincere condolences to Brian’s whanau, R.I.P Brian.
    Colleen Astwood nee Blair

    • John Bond

      To Dennis Wendy and family. Our deepest condolences for the loss of a father and grandfather. Thinking of you all at this sad time.


      John and Michelle Bond

  19. Bronwyn Hibbs

    RIP Uncle Brian. Thinking of you all at this sad time, Sending love and big hugs to Dennis, Kim, Jackie and families. Bronni, Cristian, Paige and Lily xxxooo 💜

  20. Wes Armstrong

    To the cadigan family,so sorry to learn of Brian’s passing.condolences to you in peace brian

  21. Colin and Mary Wilson

    To Dennis, Wendy and family. Condolences to you all.

  22. Sue and Colin Peterson

    Our deepest sympathy to Brian’s family. So sorry for your loss.

    • Kathleen Duggan

      To Dennis, Wendy and family my deepest condolences. Thinking of you all at this sad time. RIP

  23. Des Madgwick

    The last of my Mum’s brothers rip uncle. Condolences to the Cuzzies

  24. Rhonda Shute

    Condolences Cadigan family. Brian thanks for the chats, laughs and games of pool. You will be thought of at the corner of the bar. Love Railway team 💙

    • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

      Very sorry to learn of Brian’s passing.
      Sincere condolences to Dennis & Wendy, Kim and Jackie and the wider Cadigan whanau.
      A lot of memories of Brian through the years.
      RIP Brian.🌹🌹

  25. Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

    Deepest condolences to Denise,Kim ,Jackie and family’s on the passing our your dad , R.I.P Brian fly high our friend fond memories of your dad Grandad and Great Grandad. Love and thoughts with you all at this difficult time ahead. Will miss seeing Brian in his wee scooter 💔💔💙

  26. Eileen O'Neil

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Brian’s passing and my heart felt thoughts are with you Den, Kim and Jackie and families. Lots of love always, Ei xx

  27. Nida& Dicey

    To the cadigan family. Thinking of u all in the passing of Brian. May the support an love of those around you give you comfort. From Dicey Nida an staff from stone oven bakery.

  28. Pauline Adams

    Denis, Kim, Jackie & families thinking of you all at this time. The last of Mums brothers gone now, may you rest in peace Uncle Brian. Xx

  29. Teresa Vass

    Always enjoyed a catch up yarn when we came to the Coast with Brian. Thinking of all your family at this time.
    Love from Butler & Teresa Vass, Snow & Maree Swain & John Malcom Turnbull – the Mataura whitebaiting crew.

  30. John and Glenwyn Nancekivell

    Was saddened to hear of the passing of Brian,our condolences to. Dennis,Kim and Jackie and Cardigan families .RIP, Brian

  31. Kere Menzies

    Thinking of you Wendy and Dennis. All the best.

  32. Brooke Gale

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Brian was such a gentleman, the very best neighbour and will be truely missed by my family and I. RIP Brian, you are always in my thoughts. We are very much going to miss your knowledge and humour! Love and condolences to your family x


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