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Nancy Grieve Geer QSM (nee Henderson)

July 23, 2023

Died peacefully at Allen Bryant Lifecare, Hokitika, after a short battle with cancer.  Dearly loved and adored wife of Maurice, for 65 years.  Loved and cherished mother of Catharine and Tom Taft, Jeffrey and Rebekah, Bryan and Moira.  A devoted and adoring nana, gran, great-gran, sister, aunty and friend.  A special thankyou for the care, support and friendships formed whilst Nancy was in care.  Messages to the Geer family 186 Rolleston Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Nancy’s tribute page at

A Memorial Service in celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at St. Andrews United Church, Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika on Thursday July 27 commencing at 11.00am.


  1. Bev and Dom Manera

    Deepest Sympathy to the whanau. Always a sad loss when one of the stalwarts of the community leave us.

  2. Raewyn and Ross Taylor

    To Catharine and Tom, Rhonda and Hayden. So sorry to hear of your Mums passing Catharine. thinking of you all. Hugs x

    • JL Foster

      Sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I have fond memories in the church kitchen with your mum. Thoughs are with you all.
      Jill Foster

  3. Lyn Robinson

    To Nancy,s family, accept our love and sympathy at this really sad time.Hugs from Lyn and Erl Robinson….Kumara Junction

    • Carlene Packham

      So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing – have many fond memories both at work and as a neighbour.. Nancy gave so much of her time to help people both in her work role as well as a volunteer. RIP Nancy.. Carlene and Alan

      • Shirree Thomson

        So sorry for your family’s loss.

    • Marion Savage

      Happy memories working alongside Nancy at Westland Hospital in the mid 1970’s.
      Such an amazing nurse.

  4. Beverley Cropper

    Very sorry to hear of Nancys passing, she was a lovely person and we worked together many moon ago
    R.I.P Nancy

    • JM Roberts

      Loving thoughts to all Nancy’s family xxxjen

  5. Shona Marshall

    My sincere condolences to Nancy’s family at this sad time. Her contribution to the community was second to none and I had a great respect of her for that.

    • Kaye McNabb

      Deepest sympathy in Nancy’s passing. Such a lovely community spirited woman. Rest well Nancy. You’ve earned it.

  6. Rosemary Matthews

    Our condolences to Maurice and the family and friends. RIP Nancy. Thank you for your great service to the West Coast.
    Rose, Rex Matthews and whanau.🌹🌹🌹

    • Diane & John Craig

      To Maurice, Catharine, Tom and all the family. So very sorry for the loss of Nancy. Our Deepest Sympathy is extended to you all.

    • Lyn O'Connor

      My West Coast mum has gone and left me. You have been part of my entire life, either as neighbour’s in Timaru and once you came to the Coast all those years ago, we all came and stayed with you at Kaniere Forks or later on in Rolleston Street, or at the Lake Kaniere bach. Hope your lolly jar stays full. Love you to the moon and back Nance

  7. Julie Taggart

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. She was like a mum to us all when I first came to the coast to do my nursing training. I have lots of great memories working in Manson ward with Nancy. Lots of love and sympathy to you all

    • Sally & Max Bateup

      So sorry to hear you have lost your Mum. Thinking of you all.

  8. Westland Racing Club

    Condolences Maurice from the Westland Racing Club

  9. Linda Gardyne

    A hard worker at rest. Much love and sympathy to all the family. Will be missed by manyxxx

  10. Kathleen Miller

    Sincere condolences to you all. Nancy was such a lovely and a great friend of Mum and Dads. Loved a laugh. Thinking of you all.


    To Bryan and Jeffery and extended whanau deepest sympathies at the loss of your loved mum – great memories of working with her

  12. Angie /Jack

    I’m going to miss Nancy, we’ve had lots of laughs over the years, and it’s been an honour and priviledge to help look after her for the last couple of years. Thinking of you all at this sad time, she loved each and everyone of you.

  13. Rob Thorpe

    To Nancy’s Whanau, our deepest sympathy to you all
    Rob, Karen, Rick, & Lee Thorpe

  14. Deb Bradley

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. We are all going to miss Nancy she was a lovely lady. RIP Nancy

  15. Judith Nicoll

    Deepest sympathy to all of Nancy’s family

    • Tom Thorpe

      Jeffrey, Bryan, Catharine & Family,
      Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mum.
      Tom Thorpe

  16. Glenys and Paul Breeze

    To all the Family, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Nancy. I have many memories of working with Nancy at Westland and her friendship and kindness after that. Rest in peace Nancy, you have earned your rest.

  17. Valda and Allan Pattinson

    Our deepest sympathy to you Jeff, Bryan, and family on the loss of dear Nancy. Like many got to know Nancy well while working at Seaview Hospital.

  18. Geoff Marshall

    Condolences to Catherine Tom and the Geer family
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Zebby and Doreen

  19. Karen Payne

    Dear Catherine,Tom, Ronda and Hayden I’m so sorry for your loss of such a lovely mother and grandmother- thinking of you all at this very sad time.

  20. Eileen McLeod

    My Deepest Sympathy and love to Maurice, Catharine, Jeffrey, Bryan and Families. I have great fond memories of Nancy through work, but mostly she was lovely true friend to Roger and I. Lots of love and big hugs to you all. Xx ❤️

  21. Frances Stapleton

    My sincere sympathy to Maurice, Catharine Jeffery and Bryan on the death of Nancy
    Nancy was a great worker in this Community ,and will be well remembered for this Rest in Peace Nancy

  22. Euny and George.

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing .Love and condolences to whanau . RIP Nancy.

  23. Glenys Muir

    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Always enjoyed Nancy’s friendship and company. May she rest in peace.

  24. Pauline Adams

    Thinking of you all at this time, Nancy was a real character and I always enjoyed having a cuppa & a choc biscuit (she used to save the Toffee Pops for me) at Blood Donors, she was always up for a good chat and a laugh. Nancy may you now Rest In Eternal Peace.

  25. Mike and Bernadette Havill

    Sending our sympathy at this sad time.

  26. Mary Findlay

    Sincere sympathy Catherine in the loss of your Mum. I enjoyed meeting her at Women Institute functions.

  27. Wendy Roberts

    To Nancy’s family we’re so sorry for the very sad loss of your dear Mum, our loving thoughts go out to you all, Nancy was a very good friend to our mum, May she Rest In Peace
    Chris and Wendy Roberts

  28. Beryl Armstrong

    So sorry for your loss . My thoughts are with you at this time
    Nancy was lovely to work for. so I know it will be a huge loss to Her family
    Beryl Armstrong

  29. Delia Gibbens

    To Maurice and family, so sorry on the loss of Nancy. I have great memories of her with us in the Westland Leisure marchers, some fun trips away and dress up nights, always up for a laugh! Maurice we always appreciated you and Tim driving us everywhere. I learned a lot from her when she and Theresa did their catering jobs too. A wonderful babysitter, friend and tremendous volunteer worker whose talents and interests were so diverse! Rest easy Nancy, with love Delia and Gary Gibbens

  30. Shirley Coffey

    So sorry to hear the passing of Aunty Nancy. I will always remember her for her cooking, making everyone feel welcome and always keeping the conversation going. Also keeping us updated on all the family

    Love to you all, sorry I can’t make it over.
    Shirley and John

  31. Kathleen

    Condolences to Maurice for the loss of his life partner, to Catherine, Jeff and Brian for the loss of their mother, to the lovely homegrown bunch Rhonda, Hayden, Liam and Lewis, Jessica and my brother Jackson for the loss of their grandmother.
    Thank you Nancy, for bringing into the world the best stepfather one could ever ask for, he is kind, compassionate, caring and patient and has a great sense of humour and I have been truly blessed having his presence in my life, not to mention without him I would never have gotten another wonderful brother.

  32. Kay Oliver

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Auntie Nancy my thoughts are with you all so sorry I can’t be there today

    Love to you all


  33. Jamie Houston

    Maurice, and your family, so sorry to hear of Nancys passing, we have lost touch over the later years, but have great memories of you all arriving in Hokitika (Kaniere Forks), and working with Maurice and getting to know Nancy thru the Power Board social activities, then their journey into Rolleston Street and the establishment of their family home there.
    Good memories ,Maurice and Nancy were held in great respect by many in the Hokitika community.
    Dianne and Jamie.

  34. Margaret Singer

    Our sincere condolences to Maurice and family.


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