Robert John Humphrey

30th May 1935 - 27th September 2019
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J Fraser and Sons Chapel
Corner Esk and Doon Streets
4 October 2019, 10:30AM

HUMPHREY Robert (Bob) John. Pvt. 972396

Of Invercargill aged 84 years.

With heavy hearts we wish to advise of Bob’s peaceful passing on Friday 27th September 2019.

Dearly beloved husband of the late Betty Josephine Humphrey much-loved father and father in-law of Annemarie and Todd, Karen and Dennis, Angela and Troy and Julie and Tapu.

Cherished grandad of Haley, Dylan, Ethan, Lily, Nathan, Amy, Jayden, Jamal, Ashley, Morgan and Maddison. Great grandad of 10, long-time friend of Marion and loved brother of the late Jim, Jean, Margaret and Michael.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service for Bob on Friday 4th October, 10.30am, at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk & Doon Streets, Invercargill. Private cremation will follow.

No flowers by request, messages to 179 Mill Road South, RD1, Invercargill or to Roberts tribute page at


Thanks for the memories, I will treasure them forever, your 'Wee Hakawai Bird'
Thinking of all the family at this sad time, you are in my thoughts, Marion xxx
Marion, Northampton, England
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for all the family, may you take comfort in knowing that someone so special to you all will never be forgotten and you hold dear the memories and reminders of happy times xx

Gail, Jim & Family
Gail, Jim & Family, Northampton, England
Annemarie, Karen, Angela, Julie & Families.
You are all in our thoughts at this sad time.
Deepest Sympathy to you all
Lots of great memories
Colleen, Raymond, Jo.
Colleen Buchanan, Invercargill
Dear Anne Marie, Karen, Angela, and Julie, Mum has told me of the passing of your Dad. Mum, Dad, Vicky, Lynda and I send our deepest sympathies, as cousins we have lost contact but never the less it's times like these that we would like you to know, we are thinking of you all, and the family tie is still there. Our Mum often talks of your Mum and you girls, and it's a shame it takes times like these to remind us how precious life and family are to us all. Time and tide wait for no one but age does show us the true priorities in life, God bless you all, and may we meet again, sooner rather than later. Kind Regards Jason
jason Trow, Napier
Dear Anne-Marie, Karen, Angela, Julie and families. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. I hope the memories that you have of your lovely Dad and Grandad help you through this time. Much love Vicky Stewart (née Trow)
Vicky Stewart, Napier
Sending our love today, sorry we couldn’t be here.
Just wanted to share a couple of special memories that I had with my grandad.
- Grandad always did my homework so I could go and play with my friends (legend).
- we would get up in the middle of the night to watch the World Cup together and I would make cheese rolls for us to eat.
- loved listening to all his stories about when he was in the army.
Rest In Peace grandad, love you always.
Nathan - Grandson, NZ