Russell John Ceclil Bublitz (John)

21 Aug 1931 - 03 Sep 2019

Russell John Ceclil Bublitz (John)

21 Aug 1931 - 03 Sep 2019

BUBLITZ Russell John Cecil (John)

On Tuesday 3 September 2019, 88 years young! Loved soulmate of Jo, for 58 years.

Beloved King of his Pride: Karena & Keith, Sophie & Caleb.

Tanya & Greg, Matt & Jack.

Shane & Ann, Kayley, Shannon, Luke, & Sharni.

Jodee & Terry, Caitlin, Jack & Lachie.

Rocky & Ruby.

Passed peacefully at home with So Much Love.

“Night night, Johnny B”

In preference to flowers a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

Messages to the Bublitz family can be left on John’s tribute page at

A service to farewell John will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Saturday 7 September 2019 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

John will be at home on Friday afternoon from 2pm-4pm if you’d like to visit.


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I miss you, Dad xx

Rocky Bublitz ( 09 Sep 2019 )

I couldnt be there to say goodbye. to you. John but I watched the service
Thanks to my familys help
it was a beautiful tribute to you. . I laughed. I cried..
You and my Aunty. Jo have a Beautiful loving crazy Family .
You Done Well

Arohanui John. .
Love cheryl and whanau

Cheryl ( 07 Sep 2019 )

Our sincere condolences to Jo and whanau on the passing of your beloved Johnny. We remember him as a good friend and a strong presence in our Waitara community for many years. Rest in peace John. Arohanui.

Joe & Lorraine Coster ( 07 Sep 2019 )

Dad I will miss you every minute every second of the day .I didnt want you to go , if i had one wish it would be to have you with us again.One more day , one more kiss .I love you so much jb our lion king .Our Bublitz chain is broken . We will look after Mum .Tarn

Tanya Burton ( 06 Sep 2019 )

Hey Dad we will have alot to say tommorrow. We have loved you nearly the longest! Our lives will be poorer without you....your wonderment and pure child-like joy for us and all be do will live on. We will take care of Mum for you.
Night, night Dad. Love Karena, Keith, Sophie, Ross, Caleb and Kate xxxxx

Karena Mawson ( 06 Sep 2019 )

⁣For 45+ years you welcomed me into your family, without question. Who knew that when Jodee uttered the words "Hellow little girl, what's your name?" to me, that your family would end up having such a huge impact on my life. Sometimes in small ways, and sometimes in big ways.

⁣John, you were always generous with your time, and your stories. Sunday mornings, snuggled up to you and Jo, listening to Bad Jelly The Witch, remains an enduring happy memory of my childhood. Like you, your family are always generous of heart, and loving of spirit. You were a great example of 'Treat others as you wish to be treated' and you John, were always such a gentleman.

I feel so privileged to have had you in my life, and blessed that even though we are heartbroken today, tomorrow we will continue to honour your memory by following your example.

Thank you for always having a seat at your table for me.

Sonya Cole ( 05 Sep 2019 )

Dad, what can I say that hasnt been said over the last few days. I told you I loved you, that I would be there with you till the end and that I was going to be ok. Dad I will be ok but something will always be missing, I am heart broken but I am glad that I dont have to watch you fighting anymore , to see you struggling , I want to remember you out in the garden, in the shed, telling us kids to cut it out, and being amazed at our lives. You were the best dad and I am going to miss you every day of my life, I will speak of you often, laugh and yes cry, you will never be forgotten x

Jodee Munro (daughter) ( 05 Sep 2019 )

Dear Jo and Family
My sincere condolences on the loss of your much loved husband, father and grandfather.
With warmest thoughts
Margi Arthur

Margi Arthur ( 05 Sep 2019 )

Farewell Johnny - the earth has just become a poorer place with your clocking out. I always love our chats around a beer and game of quoits. Total respect for you Johnny and may you RIP.

Pete Bennett ( 05 Sep 2019 )

IT was great to know you Brother and have you in my life our talks together to see who could talk the most were great i will miss them but now you are with the family and mum i will miss you mate cheers Richard [ Rick ]

Richard wellington ( 05 Sep 2019 )

Having the pleasure of meeting you some small time ago of about 15yrs, through the Taranaki Fringe Garden festival committe ,
There was never a dull moment in your company, laughter, wisdom, knowledge, always able and willing to help anyone, that would listern.
Your work ethic;s were of a young buck, that you would tell people you still were, it was just the body that looked a bit beaten up ( over work my lad )
Hope your final journey takes you to were you want to go......step back take a look and see where you can put one of your concrete creations to make it a better place.
Alf & Bernie Christian Hawera

Alf & Bernie Christian ( 05 Sep 2019 )

fly high brother, you lived life to the fullest, an amazing husband and dad. everyones friend and that laugh , infectious smile.sending love from sister sue.x

Sue feehan(wellington) ( 05 Sep 2019 )

R.I.P John, thank you so much for being in my life am very proud to have knowen you. from the time i was a young girl to a growen woman. your talents always amazing me. could never forget your birthday as was my wedding day as well, which i was also happy to have you and jo a part of. you and jo raised 5 very grounded children. heaven is lucky to have you . you have left a huge gap that no one will ever fill in so many peoples lives.

sharon savage ( 05 Sep 2019 )

R.I.P John. Thank you for being there in life along side with your family who I have known you thru from a knee high to grass hopper. You have been a great example in life to me and many others, defanitley a jack of all trades, hard worker, wonderful father enough to make me feel jealous wishing that I would of love to have along side with a beautiful family who have been kind and genorous in lots of ways. May you be watching us all in heaven and tell my grandmother that I love her as she is sadly missed just like you will be and in our hearts forever! Love you John!😪❤

Sandy MITCHELL ( 04 Sep 2019 )