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Peter Henry Thompson QFSM

July 16, 2023

On Sunday July 16, 2023, aged 93 years.  Loved husband of the late Dianne and much loved father and father-in-law of Sally and Brian Woolhouse, Paul (Strangles) Thompson, Wayne and Sylvia Thompson, Louise Thompson and Mark Cowan, Julie and the late Richard Penrose, and Tony and Margot Thompson.  Loved grandfather “Pete” of Mel and Kev; Mark and Sara; Katie and Chris; Megan; Jamie; Lachlan and Isaac and his 12 great-grandchildren.  Loved brother of the late Mike and Joan Thompson and a loved cousin and uncle.  Messages to the Thompson Family, 100 Gibson Quay, Hokitika 7810 or may be left on Peter’s tribute page at  A service in celebration of Peter’s life, will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Stafford Street, Hokitika, on Thursday July 20, commencing at 1.30pm.  Following the service, Peter will be laid to rest with his wife Dianne, in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.  

Members of the New Zealand Fire Service & Fire and Emergency New Zealand, both serving and retired, are requested to attend the funeral of Gold Star Member, Retired CFO Peter Thompson QFSM, Hokitika Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1948 – 1983. The service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Stafford Street, Hokitika, Thursday July 20 commencing at 1.30pm.  Burial in the Hokitika Cemetery to follow.  Serving members, full undress uniform with caps please. 

C.F.O Kevin Collett


  1. Murray and Shona Marshall

    So sorry to hear this news. He was such a lovely man. Him and Dianne were so caring when my dad died. Our deepest condolences to all the family and rest in peace Peter.

    • JM Roberts

      My love and thoughts to all Pete’s family it has been an honour to have been a regular visitor in his life xjen

      • Sharyn and Butch Symons

        Deepest sympathy to Julie and the Thompson families. You will have a massive gap in your life. A lovely man back with his beloved Diane. Sending love

    • Sue and Colin Peterson

      Our deepest sympathy to you all. At rest after an amazing well lived life Peter had. Kindest regards Sue and Colin

  2. Monica Tuck

    Sympathy to the family
    Monica Tuck

    • Dianne and Martin OBrien

      Sorry to read of Pete’s passing our condolences to his loved ones.

      • Miriama Johnsen

        Thinking of you all at this sad time

    • Chris tonkin

      A good friend for the 30 years we lived in Hokitika. Pete was one of the best.

  3. Kelvin &Shirley Grant

    To the Thompson Family, thinking of you all at this very sad time. Our deepest Sympathy love from Kelvin and Shirley 💔

  4. Ian & Liz Mehrtens

    Sorry to read this, A true gentleman so caring as are all his family. Another legend at peace and left a legacy to all that had the privilege to meet him.oUr thoughts are with you all.

    • Kaye and Jim McNabb

      Deepest sympathy to you all.

  5. Wells Sue

    To Sally Paul Wayne Louise Julie and Tony and your families so sorry to hear this news Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time Sue and TC

    • Roni Wright

      Oh im so sorry to read of Pete,s passing. Very fond memories of Fire brigade days. Him and Di were such lovely people. My deepest sympathies to all the family. Special love to Wayne,Jools & Mel .x x xxx

  6. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear this sad news Wayne, Sylvia and family. Thinking of you all and sending love

  7. Julie Growcott

    Our condolences for your loss. Peter Diane and family were valued members of the Fire Brigade and wider Hokitika community. Colin Growcott and family

    • Murray and Trixi Montagu

      Wayne, Sylvia and families,so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Thinking of you at this time.
      Peter set me on the road as a Celebrant..

  8. Mary Fittock

    Deepest Sympathy to all of the Thompson Families.

    • Murray Grant

      Murray and Gail Grant ,so sad to hear the news of Pete’s passing, our deepest sympathy to all of the Thomson families

  9. Mike & Sandra Henderson

    So sad to hear condolences.

    • Cheryl Hutchison

      Sad to hear of Peters passing. Deepest sympathy to the entire family of Peter. Thinking of you Wayne, Julie and familues.
      Such a great guy and always the same who gave to his community unconditionally.
      Please accept our condolences.
      Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

  10. Ron McMullan

    Another empty stool Friday nights at the Pioneer. My condolences to Peter’s family. Ron McMullan

  11. Diane & John Craig

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you all. Cherish all the memories you all have. May Peter Rest in Peace.

  12. John Tacon

    So sad to learn about Peters passing. Condolences to the family. RIP Peter. A truly great guy.

  13. Suzanne Theyers

    Very sad news. Love to Julie, Wayne and Sylvia. Thinking of you ❤️

  14. Paulina Tulloch

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of Pete. Sending my deepest sympathies to you all. Loss leaves such an aching cavern. Another special person sadly departed. I know you will all be each other’s strength. Take care and love from me and my whanau. Beena

  15. Murray and Marie Olson.

    Sad to here of the passing of Peter, Condolences to the Family. A man who gave a lot of his time to Hokitika as a Fireman. Great
    friend to many. RIP. PETER.

  16. Kathleen Miller (McLeod)

    Very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Dad always spoke very fondly of Pete and had many great times in the brigade with him and such respect.
    Thinking of you all.

  17. Steph Fletcher

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

  18. Noeline Minehan

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Treasure your memories.

  19. Frances Stapleton

    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your loved Father Peter A fine man who served his community well May he rest in peace and rise in glory
    Frances and Doug Stapletonn

    • Dianne Ferguson

      To the Thompson family
      So sorry for your loss. Peter served this community for many years. Treasure your memories. Take care.


    Fond memories of Pete & Di . Condolences to Thompson family.
    Ferguson Family

  21. John & Margaret Atkinson

    To the Thompson Family, our deepest sympathy in your sad loss of Peter.

  22. Wendy Roberts

    We’re so sorry to hear of the sad loss of your dear Dad Peter, thinking of you all at this sad time,
    Our deepest sympathy
    Wendy and Chris

    • Lyn and John Wallace

      Our condolences to you all and we are thinking of you at this sad time Pete was a gre man and fire chief

    • Eileen Mcleod

      Sorry to hear of Peters passing. Deepest Sympathy to Wayne, Sylvia and the Thompson Family.

  23. Matthew Fairmaid

    To the Thompson families our sincere condolences on the passing of Pete, a much respected man, RIP.
    Rose and Matt Fairmaid.

  24. Donna McBrydie

    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Donna and Geoff McBrydie

    • Shah

      Deepest sympathy to the families.He was such a lovely man.REST IN PEACE Pete

  25. Tracey Hanrahan

    Sending our thoughts and deepest sympathy -John and Tracey Hanrahan and family xx

  26. Geoff &Trina Routhan

    Deepest sympathy to the Thompson families. RIP Peter

  27. Linda Buglass

    My sincere sympathy to the Thompson families on the death of Peter. A fine man who served his community well.

  28. Margaret Roulston

    Deepest sympathy, thinking of you all .

  29. Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

    Deepest condolences to Wayne Silvia and Thompson Families on the passing of your dad. Love and thoughts with you all at this difficult time ahead 💔💔💙💙💙💙💙

  30. Vicky Bennett

    Such a good man,
    My condolences and sincere sympathy go out to the Thompson family’s.

  31. Sue Nesbit

    Wayne, Sylvia and Thompson families. So sorry to hear the news of Pete. Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy.

  32. Leonie Renton

    “Memories of the ones we love still cast their gentle glow To grace our days and light our paths wherever we may go.”

    My thoughts are with you all. Enjoy your special memories

  33. Glenys Muir

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Pete was a very special man.
    He will be at peace and with his beloved wife.

  34. Greame and Angela Anderson

    Our condolences to your family on the passing of your much-loved family member. RIP

  35. Rose Keenan

    Julie & the Thompson family, keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers as you mourn the loss of Peter. RIP

  36. Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

    Sincere condolences to the Thompson Families in your sad loss of Peter..
    RIP Peter.🌷

  37. Jill and Grant Foster

    Sorry to hear of your dads passing Wayne. Condolences to you and your family.

  38. Sandie Wishart (Agnew)

    Condolences to the Thompson family. Very sad to hear of your loss.
    I remember him from when I grew up in Hokitika.

  39. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Condolences to all the family , our thoughts are with you .
    Sincere Sympathy

  40. Glenys and Paul Breeze

    Thinking of you all at this sad time

  41. Mario Routhan

    Sincere sympathy to you all. My thoughts are with you..

  42. Roger and Beryl Agnew

    Our sincere sympathies to the Thompson family. Treasure the fond memories. A great community man now at rest.

  43. Karen and Frank Bradley

    Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time

  44. Geoff Marshall

    Our deepest sympathies to the Thompson family at this sad time.
    Zeb and Doreen

  45. Pauline Adams

    Sorry to hear of Peter’s passing, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May he rest in eternal peace

    • Jackie Douglas

      Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

  46. Angela Bradley

    So sorry to hear about Pete, I loved catching up with him when I went to Hokitika, pleased you went back Lou for his final days

  47. Euny and George Brown

    Sorry to read of Pete’s passing . Love and condolences to all the family . RIP Peter .

  48. pete

    i know lots firemin in my life but you jut got to move on i hate to tell you that going to godis goingv tohappentoaii


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