Rex Chapman Taylor

21 Dec 1938 - 20 Jan 2020

Rex Chapman Taylor

21 Dec 1938 - 20 Jan 2020

TAYLOR Rex Chapman

Passed away aged 81 years on Monday 20 January 2020.  Loving husband of Christine, loved father and father-in-law of Karyn and Steven, Karl and Janet, Glen and Vanessa.  Adored grandfather of Sam, Michael, Katie, Andrew, Jackson, Ally, and Boston.  Loved brother of Judith.

In preference to flowers please consider a donation to Hospice Taranaki that  may be made at the service. Messages to the Taylor family may be left on Rex’s tribute page at

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Miranda Street, Stratford on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 11.00am.  A private burial will be held.


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Dear Chris, 1 week has passed, may your grief lessen as more weeks go by, & you settle into your new permanent home.
Dear Karyn, Karl & Glen, what a wonderful father you have. Enjoy all the memories of him that you share with your own families.
Much love, Helen

Helen O'Neill ( 30 Jan 2020 )

Saddened by the passing of Rex, enjoyed the times we had together.sorry we were unablr to speak with you on Saturday.

John & Noeline More ( 27 Jan 2020 )

Christine, Karen, Karl & Glenn and families.
Really saddened by the news of 'Uncle' Rex passing. It was wonderful to chat with you Karen and its times like these where distance becomes reality- we would have liked to have been with you all to celebrate Rex. I have so many memories of life on the farm and the many hours in the milking shed, feeding calves, all the farm machinery - the old days of making silage and the mighty old Landrover!!
I cherish those memories as I know you all do. I'll be in Taranaki late Feb and look forward to stopping in and catching up. You are all in our thoughts & prayers as you heal from this loss. God Bless. Richard & Barbi Verney.
Asheville, NC USA.

Richard & Barbi Verney ( 25 Jan 2020 )

Dear Christine & family,

I just wanted to say how much fun Rex and I had 'running' the ski field in the 80's & 90's. Whenever Rex was around, any problems were sorted out efficiently and normally in a comical manner. The trips up and down the mountain track in his trusty landrover were great fun. My memories with Rex on the mountain will remain with me for life. To you and your family, thank you for sharing him with us. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Neville Christiansen

Neville Christiansen ( 25 Jan 2020 )

Very sad to read of Rex’s passing. kind regards, Kevin and Karin.

Kevin Nielsen ( 24 Jan 2020 )

Oh my dear Chris, what a shock I just got when checking the notices online from
Gold Coast, to learn that you have lost Rex. In our special catchup two months ago, I was aware of his health issues but was hopeful for his recovery.
My heartfelt sympathy & love goes to you & your beautiful family at this sad time.
I am sorry I can't join you to farewell Rex but if it is being live streamed I would join you that way? Our friendship has been over many years, with many special memories & you are so much in my thoughts & prayers.

Betty Melgard ( 24 Jan 2020 )

Christine and Family,

Thinking of you at this time.
Rex was a standout and respected member of our communiy and person we looked up as a leader. He will be sadly missed.

Murray and Ruth Cross

Murray and Ruth Cross ( 24 Jan 2020 )

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
Tom Prout

Tom Prout ( 23 Jan 2020 )

Our prayers & thoughts are with you, Christine & family at this very sad tme. May he Rest In Peace. Heather & Michael Kerr

Michael Kerr ( 23 Jan 2020 )

Dear Christine & Family,
Our Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Kind Regards
Teresa & Peter Uhlenberg

Teresa Margaret Uhlenberg ( 22 Jan 2020 )

Dear Christine & Family,
So very sad to hear you have lost Rex.Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. and know we are all thinking of you.
Roger & Jenny.

Roger &Jenny Hignett ( 22 Jan 2020 )