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Richard Patrick (Pat) Stuart No. 207886. GNR 16 Field Regt. Korea.

August 30, 2022

On Saturday, July 30, 2022, peacefully at Te Nikau Hospital, Greymouth, in his 95th year.  Loved husband of the late Norma, loved father and father-in-law of Alan and Jane, Judy and John, Suzanne and Chris, Karen and Chris, and Robert and Alice.  Much loved grandfather of Lauren, Holly, Ely, Ben, Alys (deceased), Rory, Grace, Kailah, Saphia, Theresa, April, Indee, and great grandfather of Hudson, Maddison, Bohdi, Ria, Thomas, Tyler, Esther, Conner, Ruby, Mason, and Ferne.  A loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.  Messages to 22 Montagu Spur RD 2, Hokitika 7882, or may be left on Pat’s tribute page at  A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at The Hokitika RSA, 22 Sewell Street, Hokitika, on Friday, August 5, commencing at 1300hrs.  Following the service Pat will be laid to rest with Norma in the lawn section of the Hokitika Cemetery.

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Members of the Hokitika-Westland RSA are requested to attend the funeral of the late Richard Patrick (Pat) Stuart, No 207886. GNR 16 Field Regt. Korea.  A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at The Hokitika RSA, 22 Sewell Street, Hokitika, on Friday August 5, commencing at 1300hrs. Following the service Pat will be laid to rest with Norma in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Di & Neil

    So sorry to here about Pats passing Judy, Alan, Suzanne, Karen , Robert and families . Such a lovely guy and he’ll be sadly missed. Reunited at last with Norma x

    • Roni Wright

      So sorry to read of darling Pats passing. Such a lovely soul. He will be missed. My love to you all.

    • Ken & Judy Tomlinson

      Our condolences to all the Stewart family on the loss of Pat.

  2. Kaye Hende

    My heartfelt condolences to Pat’s family. I’m feeling your sorrow with love and friendship ⚘

  3. Helen Nolan

    Your time for rest now Pat, your work is done. Such a trooper who never complained. Our condolences to you,Karen, & all your family. RIP Pat xxx

    • Trish Barry

      So sad to read about Pat’s passing. He lived a wonderful life full of love and adventure. You all will have wonderful memories of your Dad, may they sustain you during the sad times. Sending much love to you all. Trish Barry (Nichol)

  4. Pam Hutchison Sweeney

    Our Sincere Sympathy to all the family especially Peter and Elaine. At peace now with Norma. They were a great couple. Love Pam & Paddy Sweeney

  5. Angela Anderson

    Suzanne and family. Sad and sorry to read of the death of your Dad, I know Suzanne you were very close to your Dad. My condolences to you all. Love Angela Anderson,

  6. Jill and Neil Smith

    Although we didn’t know Pat, we live next to Peter and Elaine in Kaiapoi. Peter often spoke to Pat and he entertained us with stories of their younger days. My husband visited Pat in Grey Hospital last week when visiting the coast and Peter was very grateful that he spent time with him.

  7. Jennie Scott

    Sorry Suzanne and family for your loss. I have fond memories of your mum and dad when we came round to play at Kaniere Road. Jennie.

  8. Jackie Minchin

    So sorry for your loss Suzanne. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Karla and Phillip Jones

      Such a lovely kind gentleman, Pat will be missed by so many. Sorry for your loss.

  9. Bidgie Jefferies

    Thinking of all Pats family . Such fond memories of Kaniere road and Pat and Norma as nearby neighbours . Such a lovely man . My heart goes out to all the family . Bidge and Col Jefferies

  10. Marion Routhan

    Sincere sympathy to Pats family. My thoughts are with you all. He was a great neighbour on Kaniere Road. RIP Pat.

  11. Michelle and John

    Condolences to you all

  12. Kelly and Francina Glass

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you all.

    • John wallace

      Condolences to the family thinking of you at this sad time a great manager of the St Mary’s Red team

  13. Tom Gear

    Stand Down Sir Thank you for your service. My condolences to family and those involved RIP Pat

  14. Diane & John Craig

    To All The Family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. Condolences to you all.

  15. Jean (Hutchison) Mason

    My Deepest Sympathy to Judy Allan Susanne and family ……Peter and Elaine…In the sad loss of your loved dad and brother ….I have fond memories of your mum and dad …Together again Rest In Peace ..

  16. Shirley Crowley and families

    Sincere sympathy to Judy, Allan, Suzzanne, Karen and Robert and families. He was a good friend and a great neighbour to all my family. Rest in peace Pat.

  17. Jane Wellard

    Condolences to all the family and our thoughts are with you Karen and Ely – The Wellard-Scotts – Jane, Gary, Meghan and Isla (and G and Tussock) xxxxxx

  18. Neroli Nolan

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

  19. Sharon Smith (nee Muir)

    Sending you all love. Many fond memories of our time with Pat & Norma & their loving fanily as a young child.

  20. Kelvin Leach

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing.
    Was a really good workmate that was highly respected by so many that knew Pat.
    Condolences to Alan & Robert, and the extended Stuart Family.
    May Pat RIP, stand down you fine gentleman.

  21. Merryn O'Malley (Singer)

    Sympathies to the family on Pats passing, lovely man.

  22. Mary Todd

    To all the Stuart clan, our thoughts are with you. I always enjoyed time with Pat, such a lovely man. Thanks for your service Pat. Rest easy now. Much love Mary and Marty

  23. Paul Meester

    My sincerest condolences to all the Stuart family. Pat was the most sincere, honest & caring person I have ever met. He had a calm manner & a great sense of humour. I will never forget him & have many fond memories of a true Coaster. Leaving the family was the hardest thing I have ever done. Thank you so much Pat for your grace. Rest easy & enjoy your reunion with Norma. Love Paul.

    • Sue and Peter Coghlan

      Our heartfelt sympathy to the Stuarts and your families. You were blessed with a wonderful dad, a truely lovely man and gentleman, he will be greatly missed by you all. He has earned his rest. RIP Pat.

  24. Clare Pierson

    Sincere sympathy Alan and Jane, Judy and John, Suzanne and Chris, Karen and Chris, and Robert and Alice and all the family. Gentle Pat will be sadly missed. Prayers for deep peace and consolation for all of you in the months ahead.

  25. Carole Jones

    Sincere sympathy to all of Pat’s family at this time of sadness. Fond memories of us all at The Kaniere Hotel saturday nights and First Footing New Years Eve RIP Pat

    • Donna kersten

      Thoughts are with you all at this time. A true gentleman RIP

  26. Peter Morgan

    My sincerest condolences to all the family. The times that I meet Pat I found him to be a very humble gentleman with such a wealth of history and knowledge.

  27. Mauryne

    Suzanne, sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.

  28. Lois Meldrum

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. Was a pleasure to have Pat as a neighbour and really enjoyed our chats.A wonderful man at rest.

  29. Alan (flea) Mitchell

    Sorry to learn of Pats passing. Sympathy to all Pat Family will be missed by all that new him. I have great and fond memories of Pat while working at the Awatuna Saw Mills both old and new mills in the mid 1960s.

  30. Colleen Freitas

    My deepest sympathy to all the Stuart family. A real gentleman at rest. Colleen Freitas

  31. Lyn Robinson

    To the Stuart Family, my deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time. Pat and Norma were great friends of my parents,Ada and Dave Bradley. ……….. Lyn Robinson, Kumara Junction

  32. Lyn Robinson

    To the Stuart family, Deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. Pat and Norma were good friends of my parents, Ada and Dave Bradley…………….,Lyn Robinson Kumara Junction.

  33. Jeanette

    Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, thoughts with you.

    Graeme and Jeanette

    • Terry and Andrea

      Condolences and love to you Al and Jane. Such a great man.

  34. Ken & Lyn Reece

    Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing
    We have lost a Gentleman

  35. Linda Buglass

    Deepest sympathies to you all. A mighty totara has fallen. A big hole in the forest to fill. Much love to all.

  36. Val Bourke

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing I remember the Xmas we all had a your place

  37. Lee Juliana Stuart and family.

    Rest in peace,Pat ,a true gentleman.
    Remembered with love and respect.


  38. Marilyn and Mark Pierson

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all as you bid farewell to this wonderful man. We will miss him.
    Much love from us all

  39. Brian and Cheryl Hutchison

    Deepest sympathy to Pat’s lovely family in his recent passiing. Brian has great memories of Pat as his first Boss at the Mill . Thank you Pat for your friendship. Brian enjoyed visiting and reminiscing. and sharing stories.
    RIP Pat.

  40. Patricia Nolan

    Deepest sympathy to all
    A true gentleman always


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