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Ngaire Annie McGregor

August 3, 2022

Gently slipped away after a brief illness, on Wednesday August 3, 2022, at Te Nikau Hospital, Greymouth, aged 80 years.  Wife of the late Dave, loved mum and mother-in-law of Mark and Margi Reading, Wendy and Dennis Cadigan, Michael and Sharon McGregor, and Dianne and Richard Norton-Taylor, much loved nana of Walker, and Rory; Tayla, and Teagan; Ashley, and Samantha; Daniel, Stan, Hayley, Sean, and Erin. A loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend to many.  Messages to PO Box 75, Hokitika 7842, or may be left on Ngaire’s tribute page at In lieu of flowers donations to Arthritis NZ would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Ngaire’s life will be held in the Seaview Chapel, Seaview Terrace, Hokitika, on Wednesday August 10, commencing at 11.00am.  Private cremation to follow. 

Ngaire’s service will be live streamed at


  1. Suzanne Theyers

    My gorgeous friend how beautiful that you slipped away gently and peacefully. You were such a gorgeous honest beautiful lady. I’m going to miss you so much. Love prayers and hugs to Wendy, Michael and Diane. Rest in love my darling Ngaire xxx ❤️❤️

  2. Wayne & Daryl Davidson

    Our deepest condolences to all the family. Ngaire was a lovely lady who had a wicked sense of humor and loved a good catch up and chat. RIP

    • Roni Wright

      So sad to read of Ngaire ( Mcgurs) passing. Very happy memories of working at Seaview together. She loved laughter and fun. You will be missed my friend. My condolences and love to Ngaires family

      • Carol

        I can’t believe that I won’t get to see you again! There has been a couple of times that I felt the urge to ring you and say that I love you! Or even send you a photo or video of Ivaan! We spent a very short time visiting you last year and have good memories of us visiting and of the cheeky Ivaan. You are forever in mine and my families heart!

    • Denise Bell

      Deepest sympathy to all the family. Such I lovely lady I enjoyed looking after her. RIP Ngaire 💝

  3. Mike Blair

    Our condolences to Mike, Dianne, Wendy and the rest of the extended family.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Always a hoot coming around to hang out with Mike where Ngaire would make sure we weren’t up to mischief…

  4. Frances Stapleton

    Many sincere sympathy to Ngaires family
    Ngaire I always enjoyed a chat with you You were a great community person offering support to many groups Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory

    • Gina Straker nee Blair

      Much love to the McGregor whanau, our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. May your mums memories fill your heart with warmth and love.

  5. Beryl Maxwell

    Dear Ngaire, I’m sad we could not have managed one more visit. I’ll miss the facebook chats and the posts of your beautiful jigsaw puzzles. Rest in peace dear sister. Much love, Beryl

    • Sandy Taylor

      Condolences to Wendy, Micheal, Diane & families on the sad loss of tour dear Mum.
      She was such a lovely lady who would always stop for a chat whenever she seen me. Thinking of you all

      • Carol Taurua OV.

        Dear Ngaire, we had great times especially in Tui Villa and elsewhere. Am sorry I missed seeing you when last in Hokitika when I visited in June 2022. Rest grant into her oh Lord, may perpetual light shine on her may she rest in peace and rise glory Amen.

      • Alan Pegley

        Ngaire was such a genuine lovely human being. My sincere condolences to the family

      • Mark

        Our time together was short but impactful. Writing this has taken a few days, its very surreal. Rest well family oracle. ❤ you, miss you

  6. Dawn Atkinson

    Sending love from Australia. Michael and I spent many a shift working with Ngaire. ❤️

  7. Colleen Astwood

    My sincerest condolences to Ngaire’s family, a good lady and yes I saw a post on from Mike Blair how she kept a very close eye on you and Mike and with good reason boys. I seem to remember something about garden gnomes. R.I.P Ngaire

  8. Jacquie Grant

    Ngaire this is such sad news I really enjoyed your hand of friendship over the years, go easy on old Chook up there.

  9. Ron Hibbs

    Wendy, and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mum. I enjoyed working with Ngaire at Seaview Hospital, she was always such a positive person.. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Ron and Tony

    • Melany & Michael McMillan

      My condolences to all the family, thinking of you all at this Sad time.

      Mel & Mike McMillan

  10. Ann Bradley

    My sincere condolences to all of the family. Ngaire was a great woman. Always had such a sharp wit. She’ll be sadly missed. Rest in Peace

  11. Diane & John Craig

    Was saddened to hear of Ngaire’s passing. A good friend for over 48 years. May she rest in peace. Condolences to all the Family.


    McGregor, I’m going to miss you so much. Tuesday afternoon will never be the same. The eclectic mix of card players only worked with you in it. Rest easy my friend. Love you so much, Linda.

  13. Donna May

    Wendy,Dennis, Tayla, Teagan and family our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Donna & Bernard

  14. Kathryn Harrison

    Condolences to all Ngaire’s family at this sad news. Loved working with Ngaire at Seaview Hospital over the years. Many a laugh shared together. RIP
    Kind regards, Kathy Harrison

  15. John Nancekivell

    Wendy, Dennis and family so sorry to hear of Ngaire’s passing RIP

  16. Pauline Beattie

    Sending condolences to the McGregor family RIP Ngaire

    • Zoe & Wally Alesich

      My dear sister, I will miss our chats , they could be hilarious at times .Numerous topics would be discussed , sometimes forgetting what we had been talking about we would then go onto something completly different, such as gardening, baking, , the good old times from years ago before we got old. It was like a game of I remember when.. Of course there had to be the ^ Old age aches & pains ^ comparison as well. I will always love & miss you Ngaire , Rest in peace, , now free from pain

  17. Rick and Wendy Fennell

    Sorry to hear of Ngaire’s passing, condolences to all, will miss the laughs.

  18. Margaret & John Atkinson

    Our deepest sympathy to Ngaire’s family, enjoyed playing Indoor Bowls and Cards with her.

  19. Ann Paterson

    My Thoughts Go Out To All Ngaires Family. I Cared For Ngaire For A Number Of Years, While I Lived In Hokitika. Ngaire Was An Amazing Woman. I Learnt Alot From Her. Ngaire You Have Earnt You Angel Wings. Fly High

  20. Ngaire Powdrill

    Our condolences to the family Ngaire will be missed we used to have some nice chats on Face book. R.I.P Ngaire Thinking of you all at this sad time Ngaire and Jim

  21. Lee & Jayden ( Niece & Great Nephew)

    Aunty Ngaire you will be sadly missed by so many. We will miss your smile, your laughter, your puzzle pictures and misspelt words on facebbok……

    Sending love to all family members, all over the world at this sad time.


    Our deepest sympathy to all of Ngaire’s family.. Ngaire was a fantastic knitter.
    Will miss seeing for at work.

    Sandra and Michael

  23. Colleen Freitas

    Will miss your great sense of humor and your direct approach to people and situations.Will remember our bus or car trips with the R.S.A.ladies and Grey power.also the skit’s we did on the social afternoons The housie and cards especially.My sympathy to all the family they will miss her as will l.

    • Lynda Boden

      Deepest sympathy to family lots of fun at RSA ladies group

  24. Wendy & Evan Calteaux

    Dianne , Richard and all of Ngaires family . So sorry to hear of Ngaires passing . I have funny memories of when we worked together for Pact many years ago. Never a dull moment with Ngaire and I’m pretty sure I learnt some new choice words in my vocabulary . And more recent years as Ngaires caregiver. Evan will miss his yearly bag of tamarillos that you ordered for him . Rest easy Ngaire xx

  25. Garry and Sue Tozer

    R.I.P Ngaire. Remembered from our pool playing days. Great times. Always up for a chat in recent years. Bloody good sort. Sympathy to all your family.
    From Garry and Sue Tozer

  26. Jan Scott

    My sympathy to all the family. It was a pleasure to have been Ngaires caregiver for the last 4years. Will miss her texts asking me to collect things for her and our weekly drop offs at the Hairdressers. Had some good laughs and learnt alot from here. Fly high lovely lady. RIP

  27. Kelvin Leach

    So sorry, to hear of Ngaire’s passing.
    Condolences to Ngaire’s family and wider friends. A great lady at rest, and peace.
    May you blessed, with some awesome memories of both Dave and Ngaire.
    Both Dave and Ngaire at rest and peace together.

  28. Roland and Michelle

    Condolences to all Ngaire’s family. So sorry to hear this sad news. Rest In Peace 🙏

  29. Stella Romley

    My dear Ngaire I’m going to miss all our video & phone calls. We used to share a good few confidences over the years. I will forever hold those memories very close. No more suffering from your pain & breathing difficulties. Rest easy dear sister & please give mum & dad a big hug from me. You’ll have a lot to catch up with them about. Love & miss you dearly.

    • Jackie Douglas

      Deepest condolences to Wendy, Michael, Dianne and all Ngaire’s loving family.

  30. Bev Manera

    another amazing women has gone and another star is shining brightly, twinkling , just like she did. such great company and such fun. rest easy Ngaire. condolences to her whanau. god help Dave now!!

  31. Sue Leask

    My deepest sympathy to all Ngaire’s family. She was loved by many, had many stories to tell, a great support worker through many years at Seaview and Pact. A real treasure and friend to us all.

  32. Val Harvey

    My dearest Aunty Ngaire (aka Aunty Ef) You will always hold a special place in my heart.
    We have shared many laughs over the years, and oh, what a laugh you had.
    I still treasure the christening shawl you knitted for Martin nearly 34 years ago, and am so pleased you got to see photos of my granddaughter make use of it recently in Perth.
    I loved the way you had a strong sense of family, always making the effort to come north for special family occasions….
    Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal.. Love leaves a memory that no one can steal.
    Much love to Wendy & Dennis, Mike and Sharon, Dianne and Richard and their families.
    From Val Harvey

  33. Jill Foster

    Sad to hear of your mums passing. Thinking of you all.

  34. Donna Blair

    Condolences to the whanau,. I recall many years ago Ngaire ringing the house for my brother and Mike. I remember her questioning me about being Mikes sister who spoke with a plum lol RIP

  35. Paulina

    Sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to all of Ngaire’s family.
    Many fond Seaview memories, a fantastic caring woman and supportive intuitive work colleague.

  36. Cindy Gilbertson

    Condolences to your whanau. Murray and I had many good years working with you at Seaview. Thinking of all the family at this time. 🙏

  37. Allan Pattinson

    Our deepest sympathy on hearing of Ngaire’s passing. I enjoyed working with Ngaire more so with the Social club dealings at Seaview hospital. We had a lot of fun and laughter.

  38. Raewyn & Peter Moor

    Our condolences to Ngaire’s family at this time.
    We will miss your smile and laughter.
    Being one of your support workers was a pleasure and you
    will stay in my memories forever.
    You are a star in your own right so sparkle in the heavens
    R.I.P Lovely lady

  39. Christine Wilson

    To Ngaires family so sorry for your loss thinking of you all at this sad time, I to worked at Seaview with her she was very caring and made work a fun and relaxed place to work. She was also a beautiful knitter who created a gorgeous baby shawl for my first baby in 1986. The years are catching up with us all.

  40. Jan Cook

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Ngaire.
    Thinking of Ngaire’s family at this sad time
    I will miss our chats, so many happy memories of our days at Seaview,
    RIP never forgotten

  41. Marie and Murray Olson

    To Ngaire’s family, we are sorry to hear of Ngaire passing.Please accept our condolances. a lovely lady now at rest. RIP bye bye NGAIRE.

  42. Wendy and Chris Roberts

    Wendy I was so sorry to hear of the sad loss of your dear Mum,
    Thinking of you and all your family at this sad time.
    Our deepest sympathy
    Wendy and Chris

  43. Heather Cowie

    Dear Wendy Michael and Diane please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of your Mum my best friend for over 50 years.She now has peace and we will all miss her. Me especially.I will miss our calls and laughs and discussions on what is going on in Hoki, The Guardians she sent me regularly to keep up the local contact. Our early days were of 2 of us new to Hokitika and leaving our other friends. Ngaire used to come and leave grandad Neil with me and Grandad Charles Cowie.What fascinating conversations as Charles was deaf.We used to get a great laugh.She suffered for a long time with her health but that didn’t stop her. She still had that spark. She is now at peace having given us all a lot of love
    and companionship. I am unable to be with you for the funeral as I am not well myself .Thank you for putting her farewell on line. My prayers are with you all Heather Cowie and all her family

  44. peter haver

    so sorry to hear of Ngaires passing she always stopped for a chat my deepest sympathy is extended to you all RIP
    Peter Haver

  45. Kay & Alvin Godfrey

    Wendy,Dennis, Tayla, Teagan and McGregor family – thinking of you all at this time of your loss

  46. Matthew Fairmaid

    Wendy and all the family, thinking of you all at this time of the loss of a treasured mother, wife, grandmother, remember the good times and smiles will always return to your faces.
    Thinking of you all, Matt and Rose Fairmaid.

  47. Rose Keenan

    Dianne, Richard & extended family, thinking of you all. Great memories of working with Ngaire at Seaview & a chat when I saw her in recent times. She had a happy outlook on life. RIP. Rose Keenan.

  48. Jill and Dave Pitt

    Just found out about Ngaires passing.
    Glad we caught up with you when we moved back to NZ. Good memories, good times.
    We both loved working with you, and you you were a good support at Brittain St when I came to work there. Will miss catching up with you when we next get over to Hoki
    Jill and Dave xx


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