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Ross Tremain Hurley

January 17, 2022

Attended his final callout on January 17, 2022, aged 61.
Beloved husband, soulmate and best friend of Cate.
Much loved and treasured dad and father-in-law of Hayden & Lauren, Emma & Sam, and Hannah & Jasyn.
Adored Grandy of Michael, Maia, Jack; Sophie, Kaysha, Aviana; Saasha, and Rome.  Much loved and special brother of Chris & Julie (Wellington). Best mate of Zeb, and a loved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. 
Messages to 118A Lake Kaniere Road, Blue Spur, Hokitika 7811, or can be left on Ross’ tribute page at www.thompsonfd.co.nz.
In Ross’ memory, donations to the Westcoast Roa Rescue Helicopter Trust, would be appreciated and can be made at the service.
The service will be live streamed, and the link can be found on Ross’ tribute page. 
A Service to celebrate Ross’ life will be held in the Ross Community Hall, Ross on Saturday, January 22, commencing at 11 am, followed by cremation.
Ross will be at home for visitation from Thursday.


Vaccine passes will be required to attend this service.
Funeral Service Link:

Thompson Funeral Directors Hokitika
Funeral Directors Association Of New Zealand
New Zealand Fire and Emergency Service Members of the New Zealand Fire and Emergency Service, both serving and retired, are requested to attend the funeral of Gold Star Member, Retired DCFO Ross Hurley, Ross Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1977 – 2007. The service will be held at Ross Community Hall, Ross, on Saturday, January 22nd, commencing at 11.00am.  Private cremation to follow. 
Serving members, full undress uniform with caps please. 
                                                                                                                      C.F.O Ian Thompson

59 Comments

  1. Diane and John Craig

    To Cate and Family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Ross. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.

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    • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

      Deepest condolences to Cate Hayden,Emma, Hannah and Families love and thoughts with you all at this very difficult time ahead. R.I.P Ross a true legend with lots of yarn and always that cheeky smile on his face .

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      • Dianne O’Brien

        Our thoughts with all of Ross’s family. RIP.

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      • Garth & Lynette sollis

        To Cate and family,

        Sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you
        all at this sad time .

        Garth and Lynette

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    • Janet and Gerald Keats

      Deepest sympathy to you all in the sudden loss of Ross. Much love to Hannah Jasyn Sasha and Rome. Our thoughts are with you.
      Jan and Gerald Keats

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      • Kelvin & Shirley Grant

        To Cate and family, thinking of you all at this very sad time, hugs and kisses 😢 from Kelvin & Shirley Grant

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  2. Murray and Shona Marshall

    My sincere condolences to you Cate and your family. We have such amazing fond memories of Ross, that bring a smile and also a tear. His humour was his legacy. Rest In Peace Ross.❤️

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    • Michelle

      Our sincere condolences to Cate and your family
      John Rea and Michelle

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      • Alan & Jane Stuart

        So sorry to hear this.
        Thinking of you all.

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      • Miriam and Gary Rees

        So sorry to hear about your loss Cate. Our thoughts are with you and your family. RIP Ross
        Miriam and Gary

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        • June and dave searle

          Condolences to you and your family with the passing of a much loved husband and friend.

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  3. Grant and Jill Foster

    So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He gave so much servicing his community volunteering and as a business man and still gave up to the end. We will miss his smile and humour. Hugs to you Cate, Hayden, Emma, Hannah and family. RIP Ross

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    • Adrian gardner

      RIP mate still trying to get my head around the fact you won’t be dropping in for a brew . I for one will miss the general piss taking and smutty conversations. Thoughts with you and the kids Cate

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    • Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

      Deepest sympathy Cate and family.
      Please accept our condolences at this sad time for you.
      Regards Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

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  4. John Nancekivell

    I was shocked and saddened to hear Ross has passed away, my condolences to Cate and his family,

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    • Doug and Vonnie Cherry

      Such a sad loss, condolences to Cate and family.
      Sorry I can’t make it to the service on Saturday but I will be thinking of you all. Big hugs Cate.

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  5. Sandra Pfahlert

    A Westland High School school mate, always had a great smile, RIP Ross, thinking of you Cate and family

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  6. Jenny

    Rest in Peace Ross

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    • Jackie Douglas

      Deepest condolences to Cate, Hayden, Emma, Hannah and all Ross’s loving family. So sorry to hear of Ross’s untimely passing.
      Jackie and Bob

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  7. Kev Fewtrell

    Sad news. Condolences to your family Emma & Hannah.

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    • Sue Tozer

      To Catherine and family. Sending love and hugs to you in these sad times.
      Another Ross community member stolen way before time. Helluva knees up up in heaven with Ross’ arrival.
      Garry,Sue, Cory and Shannon. Xxxx

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      • Gail White

        Our thoughts are with you Cate & family Ross will be sadly missed a great man taken too soon lots of love & hugs Gail Bronwyn Adam Hamish & Heath xxxxx

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  8. Jenna-Rose Ormiston

    So sorry for your loss he was a top bloke loads of memories from when i lived in ross

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  9. Kelvin Leach

    Condolences to Catherine, and the Hurley family. Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.
    A huge loss to the family, as well as the community in which Ross would always put 110% effort into what he was doing.
    Ex Ross Motors Staff Member, as well as Ross Volunteer Fire Brigade.

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  10. David Healy.

    My Condolences to Cate and all the Family. He was a great Bloke to know.

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  11. Roni Wright

    Dear Cate and all the family. Im so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing way too soon. So glad we had such a laugh at FB dinner. Sending all my love. Im just a call away if you need anything or i can help. X x x

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  12. Simpson whānau

    So sorry to hear this cate and whānau thinking of yous all. Xxx

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    • Doug & Yvonne Cochrane.

      So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, taken far too soon.
      Our sincere condolences to Cate and family at this very sad time.
      Ross will always be remembered for being always cheerful whenever you met.
      Our thoughts are with you all.
      RIP Ross.🌷🌷🌷

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  13. Jacqui

    Sad news, condolences to you all from David Jacqui Thomas and James Grafton

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  14. Ann Bradley

    My condolences to Cate and family. I’m so sorry to hear this need. RIP .

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  15. Tina Singer

    From The Runanga Fire Brigade, we would like to send our condolences to the Hurley family. Thinking of you all on this sad day.

    Kia Kaha, stay strong from CFO Tina Singer and the Runanga Brigade Members.

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  16. Vicky Bennett

    So very sad to hear of Ross’s sudden passing. My love, thoughts and condolences go out to you and all the family.
    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Vicky B x

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  17. Alvin & Kay Godfrey

    Our sympathy to Cate, Hayden, Emma and Hannah and families at this very sad time of the untimely passing of Ross.-, taken too soon, RIP Ross

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  18. Garry Bergman

    Very sad to hear of Ross’s sudden passing.
    Will miss you old mate
    Rest In Peace

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  19. liz and kyle scott

    Hi Cate and family I am so sorry to see you have lost such a great man and soulmate

    Our sympathy is with you all at this very sad time

    Thinking of you all xx

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  20. Andrew and June Breeze

    With deepest sympathy our thought’s are with you at this sad time.

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    • Kalena Jarden

      So sorry to hear of Ross passing condolences to you and family Cate rip

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  21. Anne

    Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time – Ross was a good bugger and have lots of memories of him hanging with brother David xx💗💗

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  22. Lyn Astin

    So sorry to hear of Ross passing. Too young, too soon.
    From Lyn Astin & family.

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  23. Alan and Jo-anne Pearce

    Cate and family please accept our sympathy and condolences at this sad time. RIP Ross

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  24. Bronwyn Wafer (White)

    My thoughts are with you and your family Cathrine. Ross was a great man. ❤️

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  25. Helen Fuller nee Mckenzie and Reg

    So sorry to hear of your loss another great man taken to soon. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  26. Tarn Murtha and Phil Agnew

    So sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was an awesome, funny man to have known. I’m sure you will all have many special memories to cry and laugh over in the coming days.
    Sending lots of love and strength to the Hurley family.

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  27. Malcolm Lutton

    I worked with BT when Ross was a lad at Ross Motors Deepest Sympathy to Cate and family .Pam and Malc Lutton

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  28. Julie Leaf

    Deepest Sympathy Catherine and family gone too soon. Julie and Willie Leaf

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  29. Ben G

    Very Sad to hear of Ross’ passing. He was a top bloke. Rest in Peace

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  30. Murray & Gail Grant.

    So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Way to soon . With our deepest sympathy.

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  31. Rex and Anthea Keenan

    Sympathy to Hurley family at this sad time.

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  32. Allen & Jude Cox

    Jude and I were very sad to hear of Ross’s passing. Our sympathy to Cate and the family. His support for the school was much appreciated as was his great sense of humour.

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  33. Les Smith

    My condolences to Cate and family. R.I.P Ross.

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  34. Allyn and Sandy Olson

    Our condolences to the Hurley family for the sad and sudden loss of Ross .

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  35. Dicey & Nida Davidson

    To Cate & Family
    Our sad thoughts are with you all in the passing of Ross.
    He will be sadly missed by all . And will be thinking of you on Saturday.

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  36. Matthew Fairmaid

    To Cate and family, my sincere condolences to you all, have fond memories growing up in Waitaha Valley and spending many times playing with Ross, Dad and Barry were good pals so spent some time with Ross in my early life, gone far to soon, was good to catch up with Ross at a local Xmas function just before Xmas and reminisce on old times as it turned out, was always good to catch him for a yarn, I will miss those times.
    RIP mate.
    Matthew Fairmaid.

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  37. Lisa Wise (Gray)

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Sending love and condolences to Cate and family xxxx

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  38. Barry Annemarie Thomson

    Deepest sympathy to you all in your sad loss of Ross

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  39. Dianne Ferguson

    To Cate and family, I was so so sorry to read of your loss. Wishing you strength in the days to come and hoping there can be some laughter amongst the tears as you treasure the memories. Deepest sympathy to you all.

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  40. Dave & Alison Houston

    Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Remembering the good times at the fire brigade functions I came up to. We can’t make it to the service but will be thinking of you all. RIP Ross💕💕

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  41. Angela & Graeme Anderson

    Our sympathy with the loss of Ross

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  42. Wendy & Mike Harman

    Deepest sympathy Cate and family. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. xx

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