Joy Roguski

21 Mar 1946 - 03 Jul 2019

Joy Roguski

21 Mar 1946 - 03 Jul 2019


Peacefully at Te Rangimarie Hospice, New Plymouth on Wednesday 3 July 2019, aged 73.

Loved wife and best friend of David for 54 years.

Mum of Gloria and Anthony, and Michael and Leonardo.

Nana Joy of Hayden, Clayton (deceased), and Tayla-Joy.

Messages to the Roguski family can be left on Joy’s tribute page at

Family and friends are invited to wear purple and attend a service to celebrate Joy’s life at the Waitara District Services and Citizens Club, 16 Queen Street, Waitara on Monday 8 July at 2pm, followed by a private cremation.  No flowers please (they made Joy sneeze!) but please bring a plate to share during a time of fellowship following her service.


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Dear David Gloria and families. I am so sorry to hear about Joy. We have been long time friends. Our Sympathy goes out to you all and we will be thinking of you at the sad time.. Love from Wendy and Myra Prankerd.

Wendy Prankerd ( 08 Jul 2019 )

Deepest sympathy to you David, Gloria, Michael and families. I remember those weekends away from 'Scotlands' with Joy & her parents on their farm all those years ago. Joy had the warmest and most generous heart and I cherish those memories. What a brave lady she was, always bright when I phoned her from Hamilton, even though her health was failing her.

My thoughts are with you all today. Jill Flint (Aplin)

Jill Flint ( 08 Jul 2019 )

Our Deepest Sympathy to you David and your Family.
Our memories go back a long time.
We would have attended the funeral but will be in Whangarei for another funeral.
Love and Kind Regards
Beth and Murray

Beth and Murray ( 07 Jul 2019 )

Members of the Waitara Railway Preservation Society send their sympathy to David and family, with the sad loss of Joy. Our thoughts are with you.

Waitara Railway Preervation Society ( 07 Jul 2019 )

More 'Heavenly Tunes' to be sung above...

Thinking of you all.
Vincent, Joelene & Abigail.

Vincent, Joelene & Abigail Roguski ( 07 Jul 2019 )

Joy was truly a delightful, sunny and happy person. David and family, my deepest condolences to you all. May you all laugh lots as you remember Joy for the beautiful person she was.
Jenny and Bob Gray.

Jenny Gray ( 05 Jul 2019 )

Joy will for sure find a group to sing and act with up there. I have so many memories of Joy to treasure, and I will always be indebted to her for my rise in Women's Institute. Thank you Joy. Deepest sympathy David and family.
Leah Laurence

L Laurence ( 05 Jul 2019 )

Dearest Joy, many memories of fun times over the years doing the pantomimes and other activities. You took my kids and grandkids under your wing and made these days fun for them as well and they have very fond memories of you. Much admiration for your courage and strength. You will be dearly missed but the final curtain has come down. Our antics will always bring a smile to my face my sister witch. Deepest condolences to David, Gloria and Michael. Love from Sandy, Neil and family xo

. Sandra Collins, Waitara ( 05 Jul 2019 )

Our Deepest Sympathy & love to David and all the family. May your treasured and beloved memories of Joy comfort you always.

Colleen & Mike Hoskins

Colleen & Mike Hoskins ( 05 Jul 2019 )

Oh Joy of all Joys. Such an apt name. How your sense of fun, your sense of humour and your great community spirit will be so missed.
David and family please accept our sincere condolences. May the hands of time ease your aching hearts. May all the great memories of days gone by overtake the sadness
Lyn and Geoff ( Putaruru )

Lyn and Geoff, Putaruru ( 05 Jul 2019 )

Joy so quick to make people laugh,got so many memories,from camping,to a perm that went wrong,from father Christmas visits, to numerous laughs across the table with you.David,Gloria and Michael my heart hurts with yours.Joy one beautiful lady inside and out.

Sandra Manu ( 05 Jul 2019 )

To you,David,Gloria and Michael and families,my sincere condolences.A lady with a wicked sense of humour.She will be missed

Loryn Potroz ( 05 Jul 2019 )