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Michael Wayne Stuart

July 23, 2023

Passed away peacefully in Christchurch Hospital on Sunday, 23rd July 2023, aged 66 years.  Much loved husband and best friend of Raina.  Loved son of the late Nancy.  Loved stepdad of Adam and Zabrina; and Annalyese, adored Poppa Stuie of Charleigh, Ryan, Danielle and Awhina.  Loved brother and brother in law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and best mate of those that he held close.  Messages to 54 Brittan Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Stuie’s tribute page at 

Stuie’s funeral service will be held at the Boy’s Brigade Hall beside the Hokitika Racecourse on Friday, 28th July 2023 at 12 noon, followed by a private cremation.


  1. Diane & John Craig

    To Raina and all Wayne’s family. So very sorry for your loss.

    • Wendy Oats

      Raina, Adam, AnnaLynne and families our deepest sympathy for your loss.
      Wendy n Tegal Oats.

      • Lucan Bradley

        Condolences to Raina and family. So sorry to hear of Stuie’s passing.

        • Natasha Molloy

          So sorry for your loss Raina and family. Stuie was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed.

  2. Miriam & Mike McClunie

    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing, a true legend. May he rest in peace.

  3. Linda Gardyne

    Much love and sympathy to Raina and all the families and friends of Wayne. Will be dearly missedxxx

    • Betty Chapman - van Vugt( former classmate at Inangahua Primary school.

      Hi Raina & family & Stuart Family
      Sorry about Wayne (Michael) finally losing his battle with renal failure .
      Thinking.of u all. Stay strong. He wdnt want anyone 2 be upset . I can imagine him just saying ” come on.- just get on with life ”
      Sorry cant make it ova 2 funeral but I know Kelvin Eggers (also in our class ) is comming down 4 funeral.
      Hope all goes ok for u

  4. Deb and Johnny Englefield

    We are both truly saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was one of the 1st to welcome us and his support was always felt through the good times and the bad.
    Many a laugh and “strong debate” was had across the Bar. He taught us so much about his beloved Coast.
    He will be missed by the whole West Coast community
    Kia kaha Raina and Wayne’s family.
    Deb and Johnny Englefield

    • penny Chapman

      To Raina and family so sorry Wayne didnt make it. We will miss him at the angling club. From penny and roger Chapman

  5. Suzanne Theyers/Vercoe

    Very sad that Wayne has passed away. Wayne was a good bugger, he had time for everyone. Wayne will be missed by a lot of people. Sending love to Raina ❤️

  6. Wendy Oats

    Raina, Adam, Annalyese and families our deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Wendy n Tegal Oats.

    • Bill & Winnie matthews

      Our aroha goes out to whanau of wayne,hes gonna be sadly missed by the community,and sports,rest in peace

    • Andrea and Terry foster

      Another totara fallen. Fond memories. Sending live and hugs to Raina and family.

  7. Sally and Bateup

    So sorry to hear of Wayne`s passing.
    He was a true character.

  8. Grant Symons

    Gone to soon . A true Westcoaster to the bone . Will be greatly missed . Thoughts and Love sent to all of Wayne’s family

    • Michelle and Garth

      Sincere condolences to Raina, Adam, Zabrina and whanau and to all the Stuarts. Wayne was one of the first to welcome our family to Hokitika. He’ll be sorely missed by many. Much love, Garth Chelle, Ryan and Cam. Xxxx

  9. Murray and Shona Marshall

    Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our condolences to his family.

  10. Paul thompson

    Bye mate,so sad,you will be missed by many. Condolences to all the family, so long hoey.

  11. Rob Thorpe

    Our sympathy to all of Wayne’s Whanau, he was a great guy & friend. Rob, Karen, Rick, & Lee Thorpe

    • Bill Millar

      Raina and all extended family it’s hard to put to words the feeling of loss with Stuies passing. condolences to you all at this time we had so much fun with having Wayne in our our lives and are blessed to have known him. RIP in peace M8

  12. Matthew Fairmaid

    To Raina and the greater Stuart Families, my condolences on the passing of Wayne, a true buggar through and through. RIP Wayne.
    Rose and Matthew Fairmaid.

  13. Raylene Sandrey

    Another good bastard gone thinking of you all at this very sad time my thoughts are with you all

  14. Julie Taggart

    Thinking of you all at this sad time, he was a true character and will be missed by many

  15. JM Roberts

    My loving thoughts to Raina and all Wayne’s extended families xxxjen

  16. Mike & Bernadette Havill

    Thinking of you all at this time, one of life’s good buggers taken too soon.

  17. Robert Fearn (Punga)

    A great bloke to work with in the Forestry and a wonderful rugby coach for the Kiwi’s. Go well Stu, R.I.P

  18. Wendy Roberts

    To Raina and all of Wayne’s Family our loving thoughts and sympathy go out to you all at this very sad time
    Chris and Wendy Roberts

  19. John Tacon

    Saddened to learn of Wayne’s passing. One of life’s true characters and all round good bugger. Many fond memories over the years. Condolences to the family. RIP Wayne

  20. Ken and Pauline Summers

    To Raina and family please accept our deepest sympathy our thoughts are with you all ,we were so sorry to hear the sad news that Wayne had lost his hard fought battle.Our Condolences to you all.RIP Wayne.Ken,Pauline,Sheila and family

  21. Tom Thorpe

    A good friend gone far too soon. RIP Stuie.

  22. Linda Buglass

    Deepest condolences to Wayne’s family. Always a smile on his face. RIP.

  23. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our sympathy to Raina and all Wayne’s extended family and friends at this very sad time of his passing

  24. Liz and Kyle Scott

    Our sympathy to all the family.
    Wayne is the most awesome guy with an awesome sense of humor and really great smile Hès always ready for a chat.
    He will be sadly missed by all but I’m sure he will make the most of his next journey.
    Farewell Wayne

  25. Wally Osullivan

    Very sad news indeed.
    My sincere condolences to the family.

  26. Jacinta & Grub

    Deepest condolences to you all, our thoughts are with you xx
    RIP Wayne

  27. Linda Harrex ex Robinson

    Sorry for your lost. I remember Wayne from, the Bush days in Ianthe and of course Puki pub. Always knew when they arrived in Ross as Champ would come to ours. My girls loved that.

  28. gerald Hateley

    condolences to you Raina and all the family Stuie you can now catch up with Rusty cut a few blocks and chat about the olds days RIP

  29. Sarah (Miss Sarah, ex The Children's House Hokitika

    Condolences and sympathy to you Raina and Family.

    • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

      So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing.
      Sincere condolences to Raina and the Stuart familie’s.
      Thinking of you all.
      RIP Wayne.🌷🌷

  30. Kevin Fleming

    So very sorry to learn of Wayne’s death.He was such a special guy who faced his health issues with courage and effort to stay with you Raina.Thank you Raina for the love and happiness you gave him.
    Rest easy Wayne.

  31. Ian & Ian Mehrtens

    Sorry to read this news always put a smile on every ones face that he came in contact with

  32. Tom Gear

    Moe ma ra Wayne Condolences to Raina and family

  33. Jack O'Connor

    Condolences Raina and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this sad time.
    O’Connor family – Westport

  34. Bidgie Jefferies

    Sorry to hear this sad news . Thoughts are with you Raina and the Stuart family . . Bidgie and Colin Jefferies .

  35. Rex Mason

    What a guy and what a loss. Great guy to have a beer with and he put a smile on everyone’s face. Rex Mason Peel Forest (Glen’s Dad)

  36. John Nancekivell

    Wayne was a good bugger with a good heart,,our condolences to you Raina and the Stuart family. John and Glenwyn Nancekivell.


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