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Norma June Fearn

February 1, 2023

Peacefully at Te Nikau Grey Hospital on Wednesday 1st February 2023.  In her 89th year.  Dearly loved wife of Allan (Shorty), loved mother and mother in law of Allanah and Kevin Rasmussen, Tony and Karen Fearn (all of Hokitika) and Margaret and James Robinson (Kumara Junction).  Loved nana of her 8 grandchildren and granny of her 18 great-grandchildren.  Loved sister of Dawn Fearn (Nelson) and the late Isobel Green and Jean Edwards.  A loved aunt of her nieces and nephews.  Messages to the Fearn Family, 6 West Drive RD2 Hokitika or may be left on Norma’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Seaview Terrace, Hokitika on Friday 3rd February, commencing at 2.00pm.  Following the service Norma will be laid to rest in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Suzanne Theyers/Vercoe

    Allanah,Kevin,Tony and Karen. I’m so sad to read your beautiful Mum has passed away. Such a beautiful lady. Love,hugs and prayers to you all.

    • Raewyn Taylor

      Sad to hear of Normie’s passing. We had alot of fun with her in the years of CWI in kowhitirangi. She was a delight to be around.
      Lots of memories. Condolences to her Allanah and family.
      Raewyn Ross Taylor.

    • Pam Sweeney

      Sincere Sympathy to Shorty Dawn and all Normies family.
      A lovely neighbour on The Tram at Kaniere so many yrs ago.RIP
      Pam (nee Hutchison) & Paddy Sweeney

  2. Geoff Marshall

    To Allanah Tony Margaret and families
    Our deepest sympathy thinking of you all at this sad time

    Zeb and Doreen

    • Leanne McGill

      Tony, Karen and Marg and Hames sorry to hear your sad news it’s very hard losing a Mum please accept our sincere condolences.

      Rob & Leanne McGill

    • Kylee Habgood

      Farewell to Normie who was a lovely lady. Always remember her at Kowhitirangi and playing in Shorty’s vege garden as a kid. Condolences to all the family.

  3. Lyn Robinson

    To Normies family, so sad to read of Normies passing. What a great lady she was. Had a great sense of humour. I loved her company at Crafts many years ago.and her baking was always the best. Big hugs to you all at this sad time
    losing a wonderful Mum and wife. ………………….Lyn and Erl Robinson

  4. Carlene Packham

    Thinking of you all – I’m sure you all have lovely memories of a very sweet lady

  5. Ida Havill & Family.

    Our deepest sympathy to the Fearn family at this sad time.

  6. Rob and Kate

    Our condolences to Shorty and all the family. Aunty Normie was a lovely lady. R.I.P.

  7. Alan Mitchell

    Sympathy to Shorty and family’s on the passing of Normie. I have fond memories of Normie while living in Kowhitirangi RIP Normie (Alan (flea) Mitchell

  8. Lexy Pfahlert

    So sorry to hear of Normies passing. Our thoughts are with all the family.

    Lexy and Rodger Pfahlert.

  9. June & Mark

    To Tony Karen and family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Treasure your memories

  10. Barbara

    Margaret James Candice Graeme and Pepa-jay
    So sorry to hear of Normas passing and my thoughts are with you.
    Remember all the memories made together

    Love from Barbara Boddy

  11. Deb Havill

    Allanah, Tony, Margie and family’s so sad to hear of Normie’s passing.
    Thinking of you all.
    Love from Deb Havill

  12. Marilyn

    So sorry to hear of Norna’s passing. My condolences to Allan ah, Tony and Margaret. Love Marilyn Butt nee Jones.

  13. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our sympathy to Shorty, Allanah & Kevin, Tony & Karen, Margie & James , Dawn and families at this sad time of Norma’s passing. Fond memories of the many years your family lived and worked in the Kowhitirangi community. Norma was a dedicated cleaner at the Kowhitirangi School for many years.

  14. Jan Parker

    To Allanah Tony Margaret and Families

    Please accept my Deepest Sympathy in the passing of my Dear Friend Normie. We go along way back, I always enjoyed her Friendship and the many Happy hours of Craft Days. Normie lived for her Family and they will sorely miss her.
    Fond Memories Always.

  15. Paula Fearn

    Sending love and our Sympathy to you all sorry we could not get down for the funeral we will be thinking of you
    From the Fearns in Nelson – Colin, Tracy,Paula,Shane and Clinton

    • Alison

      Sorry to hear the passing of Auntie Normie condolences to shorty & his family

  16. Lorraine Ellis

    Deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time.
    Have lovely memories of Norma at Kowhitirangi.

  17. Frances Stapleton

    Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of Norma
    I did enjoy my chats with her Rest in Peace Norma

  18. Beryl & Roger Agnew

    Sending love and our deepest sympathies to Shorty, Lan., Tone., Marg. and families, Dawn and family. A lovely lady now at rest.

  19. Dianne smith

    Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of Normy. remember my 5th birthday and all my big cousins did ring a ring of roses for me. The Edwards lived over the road from us in Park Street. Much love coming your way.
    Love Dianne Smith (nee Higgins) Blenheim.


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