Mandy Maree Coupe

07 Jan 1971 - 06 Feb 2020

Mandy Maree Coupe

07 Jan 1971 - 06 Feb 2020

COUPE Mandy Maree

7 Jan 1971 – 6 Feb 2020 after a hard-fought battle.  Precious most dearly loved youngest daughter of Patricia and Bill, special sister of Sonia and Brad Miles, Dawson and Donna, Anna and Mike Wilson, adored Auntie of Jade and Vineta; Melissa and Bradley, Brendon; Morgan, Brittany, and Caitlin.  Will be sadly missed.  In preference to flowers please consider a donation to Taranaki Hospice in Mandy’s memory.  Messages to the Coupe family may be left on Mandy’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/mandy.

A celebration of Mandy’s wonderful life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 2.00pm.  A private cremation will be held.

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I am so sorry to hear that Mandy has passed away. I met Mandy through the Christchurch College of Education many years ago. She was an intelligent, hard-working, professional, collaborative and friendly colleague.A team player. She will be warmly remembered always. My heartfelt condolences go to her family and friends. May happy memories of Mandy help to relieve your grief.

Ali Wegner ( 17 Feb 2020 )

Our Beautiful Mandy,
You couragously fought a long hard battle that you tried so hard to win, but your vibrant personality and brave determination was an inspiration to us all. It was an honor and a pleasure to have worked alongside you in the early years, we had many fun times. The special memories will always be ours to treasure. Rest in peace Lovely Precious Lady untill we meet again. Love you for ever and ever.
Kath Baker 💞 🌹💞

Kath Baker, Bev Armstrong ( 12 Feb 2020 )

We knew Mandy as a determined, talented and a fun team mate on the tennis court in the Naki.
To Bill, Patricia and family our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
The Somerville Family - Toko

Somerville Family - Toko ( 11 Feb 2020 )

Kia ora Mandy's loved ones.
I first met Mandy when she was my lecturer through Canturbury Uni up at WITT campus (I'll always fondly remember her 'Luke' the dog stories) and connected with her more recently when she was with Kindergarten Taranaki and I was a Kindergarten parent and Board member. Mandy was such a colourful, vibrant woman- passionate and strong. I know she will have touched so many people during her life. I last saw her at The Snug Lounge last November enjoying a drink with a friend. We had a chat and I remember thinking how happy she seemed. I am thinking of you all during this incredibly sad time. Claire

Claire Southee ( 11 Feb 2020 )

Kia ora Mandy's whanau
I met Mandy (& Luke) when we flatted together some 20 years ago. She was one of the most cheerful, vibrant, big-hearted, confident, generous people I have met ... and a blast to share a house with. I would bump into her occasionally over the years since and she was always the same - smiling, happy, positive. I couldn't help but feel upbeat after having a chat with Mandy, even if it was only for a few moments. She was one of a kind - amazing smile, awesome laugh and just great to be around.
There are many people who know Mandy so much better than I and I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope there is some comfort in knowing that Mandy made many lives richer just because she was Mandy. Condolences to you all. Rest easy, Mandy.
Arohanui, Kerri Rattenbury

Kerri Rattenbury ( 10 Feb 2020 )

Kia ora Mandy & Whanau
I had the privilege of meeting Mandy in 2002 at the beginning of my Early Childhood Journey. She helped me find care for my son at Polytots and then was one of my main tutors for three and a half years.
Mandy's sense of colorful style will always stick out to me and her passion and deep knowledge for all things Early Childhood Pedagogy.
Thank you Mandy for sharing your wisdom with our class of 2005 and bringing such creativity and professionalism to the Taranaki wide sector.
We'll miss seeing you during your pop ins to ABC Educare.
Moe moe mai ra e kaiako.
Arohanui Keri Booker x

Keri Booker ( 10 Feb 2020 )

RIP Mandy,thankyou for being such a beautiful friend to my daughter,Petrina,your passing will leave a large void in her life.
Deepest sympathy to your family and extended relatives.
Love Jenny McElroy-Brown

Jenny McElroy-Brown ( 10 Feb 2020 )

Such a loss of a beautiful girl. We will always remember that killer forehand on the tennis court especially on the grass when it didn't bounce and no opposition could ever get it back! Jo will never forget the fun Taranaki Rep trips full of mischief and full of Mandy. Amazing smile, always cheerful. Sadly missed.

Chylek Family ( 10 Feb 2020 )

Mandy was an amazing boss and colleague. She was a fierce advocate for children and the sector. Mandy aways had time to support a colleague and give sound advice. She influenced a great number of early childhood teachers and her passion will live on in their work. Haere, haere, haere.

Bradley Hannigan ( 10 Feb 2020 )

Mandy, I will miss your laugh, our collaboative chats, and sneaking away from meetings together to reminiss. You were such an amazing person both professionally and personally. The world is a less awesome place without you in it. Aroha nui, Megan xx

Megan Edwards ( 10 Feb 2020 )

I was so shocked to have received a message telling me that you had gone. I met you through work at the childcare centre I worked at. You were such a lovely and inspiring lady. Your beautiful smile. My sympathy to all your family at such a sad time. Rest in Peace. I was lucky to had had the pleasure to know you. God Bless.







Patricia Herd ( 10 Feb 2020 )

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I am so sorry to hear that Mandy passed away. I remember her asa passionate early childhood educator, a supportive colleague and a person witha great sense of fun. She is a huge loss to the early childhood sector. Mysympathy to her family and friends.

Lynda Boyd ( 10 Feb 2020 )

Sorry to hear of Mandy‘s passing our deepest sympathies to the Coupe family. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Ballantine family.

Jan Ballantine ( 10 Feb 2020 )

Selflessly gave your all and made us all feel so special. I sure hope you are not proof reading up there x

Dimity Edmonds ( 09 Feb 2020 )

Beautiful Mandy, I am just one of the many fortunate people to have been inspired and in awe of you. I wonder if you really ever knew the difference you made to quality in ece and the betterment to the world as we know it. Integrity, passion, authenticity and kindness. You saw the best in people and selflessly gave you all. How on earth did you mange to make each and every one of us so special. I will never forget you. Love to your family at this time and love to you.

Dimity Edmonds ( 09 Feb 2020 )

⁣⁣⁣Mandy, an amazing and beautiful lady. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge the ECE industry has been greatly influenced by you and you will forever be remembered.
I thank you Mandy for all that you did, there are many special memories that I will treasure. RIP my thoughts and prayers are with all your family x

Adeline Smith ( 09 Feb 2020 )

So sorry to hear about Mandy. Our deepest sympathy to all the Coupe family at this very sad time. RIP Mandy

John and Jane Mansfield ( 09 Feb 2020 )

Mandy,you were such an inspiration and you will be missed a great deal in the early childhood family. You were a wealth of knowledge, a breath of freash air, the sun shine in the room, caring, calm, just to name a few things. I admired your passion just to be yourself with a wonderful flare for bright clothes, amazing shoes and wild hair and you always looked amazing. Such a strong lady with a strong passion. I am sure you will one of the brightest stars in the sky. RIP, and aroha to all your family.

karen stewart ( 09 Feb 2020 )

you will be so sadly missed Mandy. I will keep your memory close to my heart. We had some amazing and fun times working together for Kiddicorp. Your knowledge and committment to Early Childhood was amazing. Rest in peace dear friend.

Gillian Lawson ( 09 Feb 2020 )

Lovely lovely Mandy. Don't you just hate it when your body lets you down! It was always so nice being in your presence. So much laughter. So much fun and always some lovely kai to be shared. You were an absolute wealth of knowledge with a commitment to life-long learning and supporting our tamariki. Thanks for your awesomeness! You're totally loved and totally missed. Pleased you're not in pain anymore but I'm selfishly wishing you were still here. Huge big hugs to the family. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lauree Jones ( 09 Feb 2020 )

⁣⁣Ducky, you are the best aunty anyone could ask for. You were my second mum. I miss you so much already. I will love you forever. Britt xxx

Brittany Wilson ( 08 Feb 2020 )

Mandy,
I am lost for words. Even though our lives took different paths over the years it was always a pleasure to catch up with you when I came home.
I am sitting here shedding a tear but remembering all the good times, our many laughs and your great style in clothes and your hair.
Rest in peace Mandy. My thoughts are with your family.
Another star shining brightly in the sky. I will look out for you. Xx

Helen Charleton ( 08 Feb 2020 )

Mandy,
I am lost for words. Even though our lives took different paths over the years it was always a pleasure to catch up with you when I came home.
I am sitting here shedding a tear but remembering all the good times, our many laughs and your great style in clothes and your hair.
Rest in peace Mandy. My thoughts are with your family.
Another star shining brightly in the sky. I will look out for you. Xx

Helen Charleton ( 08 Feb 2020 )

Mandy,
I am lost for words. Even though our lives took different paths over the years it was always a pleasure to catch up with you when I came home.
I am sitting here shedding a tear but remembering all the good times, our many laughs and your great style in clothes and your hair.
Rest in peace Mandy. My thoughts are with your family.
Another star shining brightly in the sky. I will look out for you. Xx

Helen Charleton ( 08 Feb 2020 )

What a lovely genuine lady who has inspired and influenced so many in the ece industry. Her power of knowledge and dedication was admiral and she will be sorely missed by many! Mandy I thank you for everything you have done for me both professionally and personally! I will miss the laughs we shared over the years xx RIP

Haylie Bocock ( 08 Feb 2020 )

Dear Patricia and Bill, Remembering the lovely girl from Douglas Mandy was and to grow into the vivacious young woman we last saw, she had become. So very sorry for you and your family. Chris and Alan Smith

Chris an Alan Smith ( 08 Feb 2020 )

darling lovely lady. sorry.deepest sympathy Trisha bill and family precious courageous girl who fought such hard battle love you all so much 💕💞

Rae Bacon Janice Gilbert ( 08 Feb 2020 )

It was my pleasure to have Mandy as my friend and in our group of friends at Stratford High in the 1980s. She was bubbly, bright, clever, playful,⁣ ⁣sporty, creative and adventurous. I am grateful to her for her friendship and generosity and for the years we shared. She has moved into the stars far too soon. Sympathies to her loved ones. Sharyn

Sharyn Brunton ( 08 Feb 2020 )

So sorry to hear of Mandy’s passing - she was always such an inspirational, passionate and supportive colleague who showed a very personal and caring interest in those who worked with her- RIP Mandy
Jan Forsythe

Jan Forsythe ( 08 Feb 2020 )

Heartfelt thoughts - what a wonderful gorgeous girl - how proud you must be of her courageous journey - and you have all surrounded her with such amazing love and support. May this help you get through the tough times. Much aroha to you all.

Christine McLeod ( 08 Feb 2020 )