18 Mar 1974 - 05 Nov 2019
18 Mar 1974 - 05 Nov 2019
Wolfe Brooke Harry Nelson
Sadly, on Tuesday, 5 November in Lucie’s arms Brooke took his last breath. He is the most awesome Dad of Millie and Oscar. Dearly loved youngest son of Raewyn and Neil. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Sally and Troy, Katie and Tim, Todd and Suzy, uncle of Ben, Matt, Sam, Edie, Jake, Nikau, Samara, Josh, and loyal master of Max.
Loved son-in-law of Pam and Andrew, brother-in-law of Ella and Paul, Fern and Brett, and uncle of Sam and Hazel.
In preference to flowers donations to Taranaki Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service.
Messages for the Wolfe family may be left on Brooke’s tribute page at www.eagars.co.nz/brooke .
We as a family invite you all to celebrate Brooke’s life at Ryder Hall (NPBHS), Coronation Ave, New Plymouth on Sunday 10 November 2019 at 2.00pm, followed by a wake at Brooke’s beloved Fitzroy Beach. A private cremation will be held afterwards.
"Devestated to wake up to the news this morning that Chook passed away after a brave fight. Words can't express the sadness I feel for Lucie, Millie and Oscar, not to mention Min, Wolfie, Katie, Sal and Todd! You were the best of us growing up! You were the social glue that connected the School, the town and later the country (when you went to uni). At school you connected rugby with cricket with snow sports with athletics and soccer, you tried hard to connect acadamia as well. You were a master "netwroker" before networking was even a thing. The dick of the day annual award, the after ball, 1st XV parties, the round the mountain pub crawl- you were the architect of all those experiences that shaped our lives. I love you and I know my role is to keep telling Millie and Oscar, Brooke stories (age and stage appropriate of course). You are a fighter and a champion and I will always remember you. Keep up the good fight."Michael, Sarah, Abby and Joe Collins ( 29 Nov 2019 )
Sorry for the late response to this very sad news. Our family is thinking of you at such a trying time and remembering happy memories of our skiwi trip where Chubb and Brooke kept us on our toes. Much love and thoughts the George Family.George Family ( 27 Nov 2019 )
Thinking of you all and sending love.
What a great loss to the Wolfe family. I will remember Brooke for his cheecky and fun personality and the greattimes we shared together during our years at school,
Deepest sympathy Webo
Will always look back fondly on the early days at BF. A great boss and all round nice guy. Rest easy. Love to your family and friends.Jen ( 12 Nov 2019 )
My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Kia KahaKate Rigg ( 11 Nov 2019 )
Sending our thoughts to Lucie, Millie, Oscar, and family at this sad time. Brooke was always so encouraging and helpful. He will be sadly missed.Renee and Trent Coster ( 10 Nov 2019 )
A lovely service for Brooke. Thinking of you all xxAlice Verry ( 10 Nov 2019 )
So sad to hear of Brookes passing, I'll always remember him as one of Elixirs best regulars, never without a smile and a good chat, such a lovely guy. My thoughts are with you all during this hard time xxKelsi Voyle ( 10 Nov 2019 )
I'm So very sorry to hear of the loss of Brooke. I met him when I worked at Storage Box and he always came in with a smile while purchasing stock for Burger Fuel. He was such a bubbly guy! My thoughts are with his family xoNicky ( 10 Nov 2019 )
Sadness at rhe passing of Brooke but happy he is free of pain. Will miss those lively, bright eyes when he saw you. Our love to Lucie, Millie and Oscar. Also to the wider family at this sad time for all.Grant and Barbara Rankine ( 10 Nov 2019 )
An amazing man that we feel very lucky to have had met. Lots and lot of love to Brooke’s entire family. Janna and Alex James xxJanna and Alex James ( 10 Nov 2019 )
An awesome guy, full of personality who will be remembered by so many. We feel honoured to have had the opportunity to have met Brooke. Our thoughts are with Brooke's family at this time. Matt and LydiaMatt & Lydia Willacy ( 10 Nov 2019 )
Only time and happy memories will ease the pain that no words can.
Condolences to you all.
It is so very sad when you lose someone so close and there is nothing we can say to make it any easier. Brooke was a very well respected member of our community and you can all be very proud of what he has achieved. Please know that there are lots of people in our community to support you and ready to help if you need it. Aroha nui from the Venables FamilyKaren Venables ( 10 Nov 2019 )
Dear Wolfe whanau,
I am sad and sorry to hear of Brooke's passing. We know the devastation a brain cancer diagnosis causes. We have followed Brooke's journey through family and Facebook. He obviously lived life to the fullest. His energy and courage were an inspiration to us. I would have liked to attend Brooke's funeral today but I am with Rory as he endures treatment for this hideous disease a second time. My thoughts and love are with you all. xox Leigh Honnor
Dearest Lucie, kids and Wolfe whanau,
Brooke was a sweetie and full of cheek. We would always shoot the breeze at Burger Fuel and I always left smiling. Simple acts have big impacts.
My heart hurts for your loss of a beautiful man.
Fond memories of that Burger Fuel jeep burning down the mains of Devon will forever live on! Much love to Lucie & kids, you truly have the support of an army behind you xYvette x ( 09 Nov 2019 )
To the Wolfe family
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Brooke was always keen for a chat and never failed to ask how Thomas was doing down at Uni. So very thankful for the opportunities & life learnings that Brooke taught Thomas at Burgerfuel! A fantastic boss who really cared about his staff.
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Louise, Simon, Thomas & Jessica Jansen xx
Sending lots of love to Lucie, the kids and extended family.
Heaven gained an amazing guy taken way too soon 😥
To the Wolfe Family,
Sending all our love at this most heartbreaking time.
Cain and Kate. xx
My sincere condolences to all the Wolfe family. I played rugby with Brooke in our Otago University days and am in town for the funeral of my Father in Law and I was deeply saddened to hear of Brooke's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Jeff Ward and Rebecca Crabtree
So sorry to hear of the passing of Brooke, have many fond memories of tearing up the skate parks on rollerblades back in the day, and he always gave a friendly hello when we saw him in town years later. May you RIP BrookeJacqueline Roper ( 09 Nov 2019 )
To the Wolfe family, my deepest sympathy as I think of you at this time. Brooke was a truly great guy and an amazing person in so many lives.
In remembering Brooke over these last few days, my thoughts have often returned to those early Central School years; playing cricket, rugby, soccer, walking to and from school, skateboarding the mean streets of New Plymouth, birthday parties and so on. I remember a big, often varying, crew, the likes of Scott Craven, Glen Stewart, Jonathan Fitzgibbons, Peter Little, Paul Drake, Jeremy Coley, Derek Richards, among many others.
But, always at the centre of the action, I remember Brooke.
David Smale (08 Nov 2019)
Our heart goes out to your family. Our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Wayne & Vicki Baker & Family
Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Brooke. We have fond memories of Brooke and his family, through our sons Shane and Paul who played rugby at NP Boys High.
Brooke always asked how Paul (or Willie as he liked to call him) was doing every time we saw him at his work or around town.
Maurice, Vickie, Shane & Paul Kelly
Dear Wolfe family
Our deepest sympathy on this sad occasion. Brooke will be well remembered with fondest by many people.
Brooke, jude, nick and Matt
My sincere condolences to Millie,Oscar, Lucie and family. Brooke was such a wonderful Dad and community minded person, always actively involved and supporting his children in their school activities, coaching sports teams and giving generously of his time. A very special man who will be sadly missed. Arohanui.Kay Crofskey ( 07 Nov 2019 )
Sorry for the loss of Brooke. I hope fond memories of time you all shared give you some comfort and strength.Chris King ( 07 Nov 2019 )
So sorry for your loss. We have very fond memories of a lovely young man at the Manganui Lodge. Brooke was a pleasure to be around, and always happy to help out, when needed.
Much love to all.
Rest in peace mate 😥
Been looking back fondly at the time we spend at Central school and around the neighbourhood as kids great times 😃
My heart goes out to Wolfe family at this time 💔❤
Dear Raewyn, Neil, Sally, Katie and Todd
All those fond memories way back Christmas 1984/5 our wonderful family Skiwi’s holiday in France, oh what a team you were from the Taranaki! Our deepest condolences to you all for the loss of that gorgeous Brooke.
Fondest love, sincerely
Karen and Susannah McNeill
So sad to hear of Brookes passing. Thoughts and deepest sympathy to the Wolfes and all the family's.Louise Hickey (Sydney, Australia) ( 06 Nov 2019 )
So sad. What a loss Brooke is to the world. He offered so much and had so much more to give. Being the youngest, he was able to use the many positive strengths that Sally, Todd, Katie, Raewyn and Neil all have in abundance and combine them to make one special person. Memories of Brooke and his family will be with me forever.
My Deepest Sympathy To Raewyn,Neil,Sally,Katie & Todd & All the family's.
Was very sorry to here the sad news Of Brooke's passing away.
Such fond memories of a lovely boy that was always at our house, playing with the cat that Brooke named Sally😀, we tried & tried to get him to call her Sooty because she was black from head to toe, but no Sally it was.
My Deepest Coldolenses To Niel,Raewyn, Sally,Katie & Todd.
I was blown away to here the news of Brooke's passing away.
It's been 38 years since I have seen you all, you have never been forgotten in my thoughts.
All the wonderful memories i have of you all, babysitting Sally, Katie, Todd & Brooke nearly every day after school. Brooke was a lil treasure so funny he was like a lil spring rabbit always on the move, he used to tell me every time i read him a bed time story that he Loved me & when i came to Australia he was coming with me😢.Well Beautiful Boy you did come with me because I will never forget you & your Mum, Dad Sister's & Brother.
My ❤ felt Sympathy goes out to you all
Jackie Robinson (nee Nolan)
My deepest condolences to the Wolfe family at this time. I knew Brooke back at Central School back in the day, and through Highlands and NPBHS, I remember him as being funny and generous hearted even as a liitle kid.Great memories of running amok in Pukekura Park in the day. Rest easy bro.Derek Richards ( 06 Nov 2019 )
My heart felt sympathy to you Raewyn, Neil and all the family in the loss of your son Brooke. We as members of the Nolan family are truly shattered to read of Brookes passing. Much love from all of us. I have let Mum no and all she could rembember was how much she and Dad enjoyed Brooke always coming to see them.
love and hugs to you all.xx
Had the pleasure of knowing Brooke through our family and also NPOB Rugby Club when he managed the Premier team. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him. Sincerest condolences.Sharon Nickel (Lilley) ( 06 Nov 2019 )
So sorry to hear of Brooke's passing away, a fabulous family man, loved and respected by many. Much love to you all.
Heather and David Tootill
Fond memories of our time together at school and the 1st XV Brooke.
Will never forget those scorching runs down the Gully touchline and the cheeky laugh.
Rest easy mate you will be sadly missed.
I'll never forget Brooke and our time working together so many years ago. Immensely proud of his Taranaki roots, Brooke was epically kind, patient and generous. Quick to smile, slow to judge, he was one of a kind. Heartbroken. Arohanui Brooke xxLiz Rollo ( 06 Nov 2019 )
I had the greatest pleasure working with Brooke many years ago, such a gorgeous young man who enjoyed teasing my young boys. He popped into the office about 12 months ago sharing his news and wanting to know mine. He told me how he was concentrating on his family and that summed up Brooke for me, his love for family. May you rest in peace Brooke, the world is sadder without you. Love Mary, Thomas and Daniel xxxMary Ellen Davy ( 06 Nov 2019 )
Sincere condolences to the Wolfe family at your very sad loss of Brooke.
We have fond memories of Brooke at Central School through Highlands, Boys' High and beyond. He will be sadly missed.
David, Carolyn Jim and Marlene Smale
Our hearts and thoughts are with you this time at grieving. Please know that you are not alone in remebering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to many.Stewart and Dawn Sargent ( 06 Nov 2019 )
sad news about Brooke.
thinking of you all at this
sad time love John
Sorry to hear of Brookes passing.
David and the Staff of RoTech Automotive.
A very much loved son in law of Andrew and Pam. We will miss you dearly.Pamela Sargent ( 06 Nov 2019 )
There are days when words can not take away the sadness, neither do they stop the pain, they cannot halt the tears, or fill the empitness that remains...... where there is deep love there is deep grief. Another hero and brain cancer warrior taken from his loved ones. To dearest Brooke and The Wolfe Family, sending you the love and strength you need to get through the minutes, hours, weeks ahead. We understand and are here if you need to talk. Love The
Turnbull-Young family xxxx