Nanette Gowans Cooke

28 Feb 1941 - 05 Apr 2019

Nanette Gowans Cooke

28 Feb 1941 - 05 Apr 2019

COOKE Nanette Gowans

Peacefully at home with her family on Friday 5 April 2019, aged 78.

Dearly loved wife of Paul for 56 years.

Cherished Mum of Katrina and Brian Aitchison, Megan (deceased), and Lawrence.

Adored Nanny of Jamie, Liam, Rose, and McKinley.

Messages to the Cooke family can be left on Nanette’s tribute page at

A donation to Hospice Taranaki in Nanette’s memory would be appreciated and may be made at the service.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Nanette’s life at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 10am.  A private cremation will follow.


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Dearest Paul and family
My love to you all at this very sad time. Such a beautiful lady with incredible handwriting which has graced many a page of the Taranaki Cathedrals baptism log books. Always gracious and so giving of her time. I feel honoured to have known not only Nanette but yourself as well Paul. My thoughts are with you. x

Lesa Bide ( 11 Apr 2019 )

Our love and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.May you find comfort in those around you God Bless you all Marilyn Roger and families

Roger and Marilyn Baty ( 09 Apr 2019 )

To Paul, Katrina and Lawrence,
So sad to read of Nanette's death - many happy memories of long ago. Please accept our sympathy.
John and Margaret Lovell

John and Margaret Lovell ( 09 Apr 2019 )

So sad to read of Nanettes passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Paul and your family. Treasured memories of singing with Nanette a loving caring warm lady. Hold on to this precious memories at this sad time.

Heather Lofthouse ( 09 Apr 2019 )

Hi Paul Katrina & Brian and Lawrence

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time but Oh what lovely memories you have.Cherish those memories.

Regards Margaret & Ray Egarr

Margaret & Ray Egarr ( 08 Apr 2019 )

Dear Paul, Angela and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Nan was a talented, warm, caring person and despite the enormous sense of sadness you will be celebrating a life well lived full of happy memories. WARM REGARDS - Terry

Terry and Angela Boon ( 08 Apr 2019 )

Dear Paul and family,
So sad to read of your lovely Nanette's passing.
Kind regards,
Shelley & Alex McDougall

Shelley McDougall ( 08 Apr 2019 )

“Mrs Cooke with an e” was the teacher who had the most influence on me, I think. I loved her sense of humour (I actually didn’t get in trouble that day she caught me using a broken felt tip pen as a pea shooter in her class). Her love of craft and music and the theatre was truly inspiring and has impacted on me to this day. I have fond memories of Ars Nova Choir workshops and craft groups with her Even now. (Ah, so long ago now... although it doesn’t feel it). She was the best typing teacher and that has also been a very handy skill to have.
My thoughts and prayers go with the family. I hope you find some memories that give you peace and laughter in this time.

Terri Talbot (nee Fox) ( 08 Apr 2019 )