Kelly Maree Cotter-Childs

15 Nov 1984 - 30 May 2019

Kelly Maree Cotter-Childs

15 Nov 1984 - 30 May 2019


Peacefully at home with her family on Thursday 30 May 2019, aged 34.

Cherished wife of Simon.

Beloved daughter of Maree and Wayne Broadmore, and Murray and Lyndal.

Awesome sister of Andrew and Talya, Jared, Karl, Lisa and Andy, Shane, Letitia and Jason.

Loved Aunty of Mitchell, Scarlett, Joel, Alex, Nina, and Hunter.

Will be sadly missed by all who loved her – especially Rocky!

In preference to flowers a donation to the Friedreich Ataxia Research Association New Zealand would be welcomed and can be made online at or may be left at Kelly’s service.

Messages to Kelly’s family can be left on her tribute page at

A service to celebrate Kelly’s life will be held at the Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 172 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 2pm, followed by a private cremation.


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Hello to all of Kelly's family and friends. I went to Spotswood College for a few years with Kelly back in the day. We may not have stayed in contact after my family and I moved, but I've always considered Kelly to be one of my best friends. I remember when she went to France, Kelly was so excited and, I for her. She got to achieve one of her many many dreams. To Kelly's family, she would've been proud of the service and everything today. The coffin was typical Kelly

Hannah Phillips ( 05 Jun 2019 )

Thinking of you all non stop today as you farewell a very special, stylish beauty.
Blessed to have meet your Kelly while studying Fashion a year below her and holding her hand on the dance floor.
Blessing, sparkles and strength.
From Sarda’e

Sarda'e Palmer-Curd ( 05 Jun 2019 )

My deepest of sympathies and so much love you all, Kel was a light, an aura of joy, a spark of quirky humour, sarcastic and full of love.
She said what she meant and meant what she said, honest, loyal and smile to light even the darkest of rooms.

Much love Kelly, xox

Ngaere Woodford-Bender ( 05 Jun 2019 )

Sincere sympathy to Kelly's family, she was an inspiration to all around her, she made the "WAVES" days very special

Lou Roebuck ( 05 Jun 2019 )

Sincere sympathy to you all
Garry and Catherine Broadmore

Garry and Catherine Broadmore ( 04 Jun 2019 )

Sending our love and thoughts to you Simon and all the family
Vaughan, Ainsley, Tyson, Carter

Vaughan Ludlam ( 03 Jun 2019 )

Maree & family, I was so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. A beautiful young woman in every way. Annette & family

Annette ( 01 Jun 2019 )

So sorry to hear your sad news - please accept our sincere condolences. You have some wonderful memories that you and Kelly made together, that are a treasure and which we hope will comfort you through the difficult times. Thinking of you.
Love, Raewyn and Neil

Raewyn and Neil Ludlam ( 01 Jun 2019 )

Maree and family. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Kelly. I know she will be greatly missed by you all. Raewyn Arden

Raewyn Arden ( 01 Jun 2019 )

Maree & Wayne, Murray &Lyndal
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Kelly, a true gem. She will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and we feel very privileged to have been a part of her life. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Kevin & Sonia Jenkins

Kevin & Sonia Jenkins ( 31 May 2019 )