Rodney Michael Johns

23 May 1962 - 02 Jan 2020

Rodney Michael Johns

23 May 1962 - 02 Jan 2020

JOHNS, Rodney Michael:

On 2.1.2020 we tragically lost a special man. He dies surrounded by his 3 favourite girls – Wife Toia and daughters Ashley and Elle. Dearly loved youngest son of Coleen & Leo (both deceased). Loved brother of Garry, Barbara Flett, Neil (deceased), and Christine Smith. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Special substitute dad to Ashleigh and Catlin Baker.

Gone to soon and will be missed by many.

Messages to the John’s Family may be left on Rodney’s tribute page

A service to celebrate Rodney’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 10:30am, followed by a private cremation.


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UNBELIEVABLE! We all heard the news today and gutted for loved ones and that we didn't know untill now! messages between the sisters have neen utterly sad, funny, delightful, about loyalty and connection from the beginning....on and on. no words say the shock and sadness. Loved him....beautiful special man. Tia, Margy, Josie and Tanya.

The van Hoof clan. ( 16 Jan 2020 )

Dear Toia, Ash & Elle. it is with saddnes that I hear of Rodney’s passing. I have always held fond memories of our time together at school. Long after the tears have dried - may the memories of happy times live on.

Rod Smith Sydney ( 16 Jan 2020 )

To Toia, Ash & Elle
No words can really express how a sudden loss like Rod affects everyone he came to know. He was a true loyal mate not only to me but to all. Our deepest sympathies go to you all at this sad time. He will always be in your hearts as in ours.
Love Vaughan & Carolyn Smith

Vaughan Smith ( 08 Jan 2020 )

Great memories of a good bugger from the Taranaki age grade rugby.RIP mate

mark muller ( 06 Jan 2020 )

We offer our condolences to you all on your tragic loss of Rodney.
Malcolm and Biddy
Upland Road.

Malcolm & Bridget Sutherland ( 06 Jan 2020 )

To Toia, Ashley, Elle and, family,
With special memories of a great guy who so proudly loved his family. It was an honor to have known him.
Love from Denise and Richard

Denise and Richard Burton ( 06 Jan 2020 )

Dear Toia, Ashley and Elle,

Our deepest sympathy to you all on the sad and sudden loss of Rodney,a wonderful husband and father, may he rest in peace 🙏❤ gone but will never be forgotten, no-one can ever take the memories off us,especially those of the budgies. Such a gentleman, such a character. Hope there's enough Coruba in heaven, Aroha always, 🌹
lots of love, Pickles and Whare, xxx

Anne + Whare Turuwhenua - Perth ( 05 Jan 2020 )

To Dear Toia & Girls,
Words of Rodney's Passing leave me just so chilled. I have great Memories of Rodney who 35+ Years ago travel around Scotland,Wales and England with me. Great times were have at Oktoberfeast in 1984 with the Budgies. I have had some very enjoyable times in New Plymouth with Rod and Toia over the years, and have enjoyed their company down here in Oamaru. You will never be forgotten Rodney I have a lot of photos to remind me, even a photo of us both letting the heems down on Toia,s Curtains Rest in Peace Bro and Fly Free Malcolm Partridge Oamaru

Malcolm Partridge ( 05 Jan 2020 )

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣To Toia, Ashley & Elle
Words can't express the sadness we felt when we heard about Rodney passing. What a great man he was, loved by those that got to know him. A friend, a mentor and someone you could always rely on. We will miss our chats over coffee at smoko. He will be truely missed by us, but will always remain in our hearts. RIP Rodney
love from mike, lauren and the kids

Lauren and mike ( 05 Jan 2020 )

To Toia, Ashley, Elle and family,
Sending our sympathy, thinking of you all.

from Patti's Thursday Girls x ( 05 Jan 2020 )

Dear Toia, Ashley and Elle,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Rodney - our thoughts are with you af this very sad time!
Stay strong and hold tight to all your special memories!
Lots of Love
Annette, Emma and Callum Taylor (Melbourne, Australia)

Annette Taylor ( 05 Jan 2020 )

A very special and loved friend. You will be so missed. Rugby and cricket chats will never be the same. Rest in peace, love you mate.

Brent and Christine, Toni, Craig, Megan and partners ( 04 Jan 2020 )

So remember all those holidays when he stayed on the Dent farm and at urenui beach.
Hold on to your memories they will never pass. Sending all our love 💕💕💕
Maree and Brent

Maree Schumacher ( 04 Jan 2020 )