Stanley Charles BULLING 'STAN'

12th April 1938 - 14th September 2020
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BULLING Stanley Charles (Stan)

Passed away peacefully on September 14th 2020, aged 82 at Vickery Court.

Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, father and father in law of Iain and Nicky, Phillip and Wendy, Gillian and Richard, Simon and Emma. Grandad Stan to Jamie, Michaela, Nicole, Sarah, Dana, Maia and Sophie.

Loved brother and brother in law of Mary* and Stewart* Webb, Laurence Jackson*, Valerie and Colin Saunders, Ian and Vicky Williamson, Barbara and Allan* Fraser, Marj Fox and Avis Williamson.

Loved Uncle of his nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations to Parkinsons Southland would be greatly appreciated and can be left at the service.

A private family service will be held at J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, Friday 18th September at 10.30am.

Due to current Covid19 restrictions, the service can be viewed via livestream link –

Messages to 32D Lowe Street Invercargill or to Stan’s tribute page at

(*denotes deceased)


To Dorothy and family, our very deepest sympathy for the loss of Stan, RIP ....memories are forever
Kind regards
Susan Condon and family
Susan Condon , Invercargill
Our sympathies to you Dot and all the Family.
We have many memories of Stan
Treasure your memories
Shirley And Grattan McCully , Scott’s Gap
Rest In Peace my mate Stan.

Love Mark and Deanna Turner
Mark Turner, Invercargill
To Dot and your family.
I am very sorry to hear about Stan. We had some great times and lots of laughs while you lived out here in Thornbury. "Steptoe" or "Stanley B" will never be forgotten. Great memories to look back on. Thinking of you all.
Lorraine Knoll & Family., Thornbury.
Two things come to mind about Stan. On one of the rare (only?) trips the Bullings made up to Auckland in the 80s, I recall Stan having a bit of a lie down underneath the slide at our house after a couple of ales, and someone daring me to pour water on him. Obviously I obliged and he woke with a roar. He wasn't ever going to catch me but he definitely tried.
The other thing that springs to mind is how I was never sure whether Stan was joking, having a laugh, taking the mick or being serious. Invariably it was one of the first three. I can't ever recall him being serious actually. That's my abiding memory of Stan, a jovial, happy, down to earth bloke with a passion for tractors.
Rest In Peace Stan.
Craig Williamson , Tauranga
I have many great memories of Stan, like; he and dad asleep after Sunday lunches, getting lost in the junk at the old Thornbury Enterprise site, and his trying to marry me off to a rich cockey. My favourite though is when he introduced a four year old city boy who loved his LaLa to a live lamb, then took him to play on some tractors. WishI could be there to say goodbye in person. Hugs and love. Viv, Jim and Sam.
Viv, Jim and Sam, Sydney
Our thoughts are with you all
David and Brenda Russell, Invercargill
To Dot and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss and thinking of you. I know my mum Jan loved spending time with her cousin Stan and his lovely wife Dot. My Dad was also lucky to work for you both before he retired and really enjoyed the catch ups you had afterwards. Love to you all.

Regards Jan Stewart, Kate and Mike deGeest.
Kate de Geest, Christchurch
I'm very sorry too hear about stans passing he was the most caring and loving resident that I had the pleasure to look after he was always asking about how my family were and what my boys were up too. Rest in peace stand love Maria Adamson Enrolled Nurse vickery court xxx
Maria Adamson, Invercargill
Our thoughts are with you on this very sad day.
Love, Rayna Bulling & Family
Neville Raymond Bulling , Invercargill
Thank you for screening the service. Lots of memories to smile at. Farewell Stan. Don't drink all the whisky up there1
Avis Maxine Williamson, HORSFIELD BAY
Very sorry to read about Stan's passing. I didn't know him well but I knew more about him than most of Mum's cousins. He always seemed to be the one with the most energy and enthusiasm and as everyone at the funeral attested, he was a character. My sympathies to you all, especially Dot, Gillian an Phillip whom I know, at least a little.
I watched the Livestream of the funeral service - a nice service it was too but a hell of a day weather wise. Hope you got a break in the showers at the Cemetery.
Dallas Bradley, Otatara
Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers to you Aunty Dot and your children. I'm sorry I could not be there today but four of us gathered at the Jacksons and watched Uncle Stan's funeral livestream. It was a really lovely service for him. I enjoyed hearing the great stories of his life as well as prayers and Thanksgiving. I will never forget his checky grin and the way he always took an interest in what we were doing. I hope we can come down and visit you sometime in the holidays Dot. Blessings Simon, Miriam, Levi and Hannah xoxo
Miriam Broekhuizen (Great Niece), Balclutha
Dorothy and family please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Stan. Trish Murray
Trish Murray, Invercargill