Gary Max Pool

06 Mar 1953 - 13 Aug 2019

Gary Max Pool

06 Mar 1953 - 13 Aug 2019

POOL Gary Max:

Unexpectedly but peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday 13 August 2019, aged 66.

Dearly loved husband and best friend of Dalwyn.

Treasured Poppa-Bear of Catherine (deceased) and Stephanie.  Much loved and respected son-in-law of Ian Kasper.

Loved Uncle-Grandad of Brooke, and Zac. Cherished friend of Denise.

Messages to the Pool family can be left on Gary’s tribute page at

A donation to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service.

A service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Saturday 17 August 2019 at 11am, followed by a private cremation.


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To Dalwyn and family, thinking of you all at this sad time. We are thinking of you and sending you our heartfelt condolences. Treasure your memories.

Donella and Tony Hall ( 15 Aug 2019 )

Sending you our heartfelt condolences at this sad time. Thinking about you and sending you our love xxxx

Geoff and Helen Emson ( 14 Aug 2019 )

To Dalwyn and family, thinking of you all at this time, condolences from Michelle and Stuart Keat.

Michelle Keat ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Gazza I'm gonna miss you heaps, but you already know that. It seems an age since we first met and hung out together in our teens, and what an age it has been. An age full of humour, of friendship, of the odd disagreement and of course of you just being Gary. You tackled life at full throttle (just like you flew your models) and you made many impressions on the people you met and on the NPMAC flying field when you crashed! All of our lives will be much less colourful with you not in it, but our memories of you will continue to enrich them. Love you Gazza and thanks for being part of my life, it's chocks away and may all your landings be text-book from now on.

Mike Pillette ( 14 Aug 2019 )

To Delwyn and the Pool family my Sympathy and Thoughts are with you all at this sad time ,embrace the wonderful memories of Gary they will give you strength and comfort

Regards Margaret

Margaret Steven's (Whitehead) ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Uncle Gary, We will miss your incredible sense of humor, and that hard case laughter!!. The love and appreciation for and your talent for music.I will never forget the day you picked up my guitar and started jamming on it, it was just awesome!!. You were an exceptionally talented and gifted man with an amazing energy and aura. You leave us with memories of the most wonderful and unique person you always were and always will be. Much aroha to you. For ever and always. The next time when I pick up my guitar, The one you jammed on, I will sing to you like I have never sung before so you can hear me all the way from the other side. May your spirit roam free and now be at peace. Love you heaps. Godfrey & Angie. oxoxox

Godfrey & Angie Honeyfield ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Gazza, you were a great friend to my dad Rob, more than just a mate, you two guys were the Waldolf & Statler of the peanut gallery
You really made a genuine effort to make my kids feel welcome when out flying, taking a real interest in their lives and showing your caring side.
We all laughed at your jokes and quirky sayings Gazza which i will miss immensely, you seamed to have an ora around you and when you were not there it just wasn't the same and it now will not be the same.
I've got some great memories of you Gazza which i will treasure till we meet again.
over and out for now, Justin

Justin Whalley ( 14 Aug 2019 )