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Norma Veale

March 10, 2023

Peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Friday 10th March 2023, aged 82 years.  Daughter of the late Emily and William Jones, dearly loved wife of 57 years of Barry.  Much loved mum and mother in law of Michelle and Greg and Graham and Robyn.  Devoted and best grandma in the world of Mitchell, Indica and Amelia.  Loved sister of Vic and a loved aunty of Karen, Denise, Lyndal and Ann-Maree and a good friend to many, human and animals alike.  Flowers respectfully declined but donations to the Red Cross and the West Coast Branch of the Cancer Society, would be appreciated and may be made at the service.  Messages to the Veale Family, 95 Tudor Street, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Norma’s tribute page at   Norma’s wish was for those attending her service, please wear bright colours.

A Funeral Mass for Norma will be celebrated at The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Seaview Terrace, Hokitika, on Tuesday March 14, commencing at 1.30pm.  Following the service Norma will be Laid to Rest, in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.  


  1. Shona Marshall

    Sorry to hear this news. Condolences to her family.

    • Andrea and Terry Foster

      Our thoughts are with you all.

      • Morris Cecilia Honey (Nelson))

        To Barry and family so sorry to read of Norma”s passing thinking of you all at this sad time accept our deepest sympathy .

        • Stuart and Wilma Smith

          Our thoughts are with Graham and family. Your mum will always be in your heart.

      • Heather Dwyer

        Precious beautiful lady kind hearted very well loved by so many always willing to help others now at peace resting with the angels

    • Diane Lay

      We are so very sorry to hear this news of Norma’s passing and our thoughts are with you Barry at this sad time. Diane and Alan Lay. Auckland.

  2. Suzanne Theyers/Vercoe

    Sad news. Such a beautiful lady. When Norma was in the garden and I was passing with my corgis she would always have a chat. Love and prayers to you Michelle and Bones. You’ve lost such a kind loving Mum. Rest in love Norma.

  3. Miriam & Mike McClunie

    So very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you all.

    • Shirley Grant

      So sad to hear that Norma has past, my thoughts are with you all at this very sad time ❤

  4. Debra-Ann Vercoe

    Sad news Norma was a beautiful lady.. she will be missed.. sorry to hear this news Michelle and Bones

    • Marie Olson

      So sorry to see the passing ,off this beautiful,lady,always had time for a chat,,Our Deepest Condolences Barry an families R,I,P,Dear Norma
      Marie an Murray Olson &Malee!

  5. Liz and Kyle Scott

    To Barry and Family

    Our condolences are with you all at this very sad time

    Norma was a lovely lady she always had time to have a good old chat.

    She will be sadly missed xx

  6. Kate Stu Rebeca and Ben

    So very Sorry to hear this, Will miss our chats she always had time for.
    Love and hugs to Michelle & Family.

    • Rick and Wendy Fennell

      Our condolences on the loss of a fantastic lady, big hugs to you all, Rick & Wendy

  7. Diane Price

    So sad to hear of your recent loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time
    Regards, Diane Price

    • Rosalie

      My deepest sympathy to Michelle, Greg and girls, Norma was much loved and will be deeply missed

  8. Roni Wright

    My condolences to Barry and family. So sorry to read of Normas passing. A lovely lady who will be missed by the community she tirelessly helped. RIP Norma

  9. Donna Lord

    Our condolences Barry, Michelle, Graeme and families, a very lovely lady who will be sadly missed by all, Lord families

  10. Tracy Inglis

    So sorry to hear. Thoughts are with you guys.

  11. Carlene Packham

    Thinking of you all – such a lovely lady always a pleasure to see her

  12. Wendy Edens

    Such sad news, thinking of you all, Barry, Michelle, Graham and families.

  13. Ginge

    Michelle & Family I’m sorry to hear of you’re loss thinking of

    • JL Foster

      Sorry you have lost Norma, Barry and your mum, Michelle and Graham. Thought are with you all. Xxx

  14. Ian and Janice Harrison

    A lovely neighbor. Rest in peace Norma.

  15. Diane & John Craig

    To Barry and Family. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Norma. She was a beautiful person who worked tirelessly for the community. Rest in Peace Norma.

  16. Frances Stapleton

    Please a ccept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Norma
    Norma was a great worker in this community volunteering for many organisations
    She always had time for a chat
    Rest in Peace Norma
    Frances and Doug Stapleton

  17. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to Barry and family sad to hear of Norma’s passing. Love to Michelle indica and Amelia RIP

  18. Les Ellis

    So sad to read of Norma’s passing. Our condolences to Barry and family. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Les and Ngaire Ellis.

  19. Lois Meldrum

    So sorry for the loss of Norma

  20. John & Margaret Atkinson

    To Barry & family, deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  21. Carole Jones

    To Barry & family, deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sadness My thoughts and love are with you all. Fond memories. Rest In Peace Norma⚘

  22. Sutherland Pete

    Lovely lady,
    RIP Normy

  23. Kath Rogers

    Deepest sympathy to Barry and family. Norma was a wonderful worker at Vinnies for many years and will be greatly missed by all the staff. Rest in peace Norma.

  24. Kirsty Meates

    So sad to hear this, Norma was such a lovely and kind person, she will be missed, condolences to Barry and family x

  25. Adrienne Arnold

    To Barry & family, deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sadness. Our thoughts are with you all. Norma was a beautiful lady.
    Adrienne and Tony Arnold


  26. Karen Manson

    A lovely kind lady now helping upstairs.
    Sending huge blessings to you all.
    Karen & Neal Manson

  27. Leonie Renton

    Dearly loved and respected member of the Hokitika Branch of NZ Red Cross. Norma will be sadly missed by us all

  28. Elizabeth Whiteside

    Shocked to hear of Norma’s passing. She was a lovely lady who was very much involved in local organisations.
    Norma will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. My most sincere sympathy to my cousin – Barry & the family.

    • Ann McMahon

      A dearly loved and respected member of St. Mary’s Parish, a lady who lived the virtues of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. May she Rest in Peace

  29. Robyn Veale

    Norma it has been a honor and a privilege to be your daughter inlaw and being able to assist in your end of life care along side Michelle, Julie, Fiona,Jess and Annie. All my love Robyn.

  30. Angela Anderson

    So sad and sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. Always made one so welcome in her home. Thinking of you and your family Barry. You have lost your soul mate. RIP Norma.

  31. GrweyPower Hokitika

    to barry and family sorry to hear the passing of norma she was a great lady we had alot of laughs together and she would do anything for anyone stev and the grey power team

  32. Bid

    Sorry to hear of Normas passing…rest in peace Norma…Thanks for all the KFC.

    Bid Becky and Hayden

  33. Pauline Adams

    Barry, Michelle, Graham & family, sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time. Norma may you rest in eternal peace

  34. Victoria Leonard

    Norma, you were such an amazing lady. I remember visiting you and you always had such big smiles for us all, always wanting to help others. I remember your kindness, generosity, and patience with the little ones. Always warm and welcoming and fun to be around. I am so glad that we got to see you and spend time with you this past Christmas. May you rest in peace. We are thinking of you, Barry, Mum, Graham, and all the family as we can’t be there in person. Sending love and hugs your way. Vicky, Braden, Jackson and Connor.

  35. Marilyn Le Compte

    Fond memories of a beautiful caring woman, we extend our deepest sympathy and much love to you all

    Marilyn Le Compte & Allan Bradley

  36. Phil Rochford

    To Barry, Michelle, Graham & families.
    Thinking of you all at this very sad time, Norma was a lovely lady, who will be missed by many.
    Phil Rochford & family

  37. Valda & Allan Pattinson

    We remember Norma with her lovely smile and kind words alway. Deepest sympathy Barry on the loss of your dear wife.
    Valda and Allan Pattinson.

  38. Margaret Reece

    Sad to hear of Norma’s passing. A lovely neighbour from days long ago.
    Deepest sympathy Barry and family.

  39. Clare Pierson

    Sincere sympathy, Barry and all the family, at this sad time. Wishing you deep peace in the knowledge that Norma is living a new life of love, as you mourn her loss. With prayer, Clare

  40. Bobby Moran

    Will miss your gracious and kindly greetings

  41. Cheryl Hutchison

    Sincere sympathy to Barry, Michelle Graham and families. Such a delightful ,caring lady Norma was now at peace. So sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers.
    Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

  42. Maureen & Brian Keogan

    We were saddened to hear of Norma’s passing. May she rest in peace in the arms of the angels. Treasure your lovely memories of Norma. Much love and sympathy to the Family,

  43. carol Taurua-McCready

    Dear Barry, i have just a few minutes ago read of the death and funeral of Norma via the Christchurch Press. I am writing to pass on my deepest condolences to you and the family. Carol Taurua-McCready O.C.V (ex Seaview Hospital staff Carol McCready E/N retired.)


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