Robert Brian Clement

20 Jun 1953 - 02 May 2020

Robert Brian Clement

20 Jun 1953 - 02 May 2020

CLEMENT, Robert Brian:

On the 2 nd of May 2020 Robert passed away at his home in Midhirst, Taranaki, aged 66 years. Loved by his sons Jemaine, Zed and Te Maia, his grandchildren Holly, Sopho and Mabel, and his brothers and sister Trevor, the late Graham and Sandra. Loved and respected by all of his friends.

Messages to the Clement family may be left on Robert’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/robert

A gifted, sensitive and complex man who designed and made many beautiful stained glass windows. He will be remembered as a man who always wore his heart on his sleeve and found peace and comfort in his faith.

A farewell will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel 172 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Friday 22 May 2020 at 10:30am. As the numbers are limited, please call 06 759 2200 if you wish to attend. This service will be available to view live on Robert’s tribute page at eagars.co.nz/Robert.

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to my darling younger brother robert it is with great sadness and a heavy heart that i must say goodbye to you today i have the fondess memories of you and shall never forget you you leave a great legacy in your beautiful stain glass dotted all around the world ive heard many fantastic things about you from many of your friends things i would never have known rest in peace my darling your loving sister sandra

sandra kathleen clement ( 22 May 2020 )

In the mid eighties Rob was living in his housetruck at the end of Timaru Rd, down by the beach. He managed to cut a rakish figure in lace-up gumboots, and had the eternal company of his intimidating but thoroughly lovely Dobermann, Jenna. We were lucky to spend a Taranaki autumn with them around that time, as he started to find a more settled place for himself in the world he lived in. As a kid, I liked his laugh, and there was something pretty honest about how he talked to us youngsters. Some grownups were too cool to spare kids their full attention, but Rob was actual cool, he could have a two-way conversation and you felt as a kid like it was an exchange between equals - it reflected an integrity of Rob too, he wasn't wearing a mask. I knew he had some things going on in his life, but he was genuine, and kind, and those are the qualities of loved people.

Much aroha to Rob's family. I'd like you to know that far from your gaze, he was as lovely to others as you could ever wish he was.

Emerson Vandy ( 17 May 2020 )

In the mid eighties Rob was living in his housetruck at the end of Timaru Rd, down by the beach. He managed to cut a rakish figure in lace-up gumboots, and had the eternal company of his intimidating but thoroughly lovely Dobermann, Jenna. We were lucky to spend a Taranaki autumn with them around that time, as he started to find a more settled place for himself in the world he lived in. As a kid, I liked his laugh, and there was something pretty honest about how he talked to us youngsters. Some grownups were too cool to spare kids their full attention, but Rob was actual cool, he could have a two-way conversation and you felt as a kid like it was an exchange between equals - it reflected an integrity of Rob too, he wasn't wearing a mask. I knew he had some things going on in his life, but he was genuine, and kind, and those are the qualities of loved people.

Much aroha to Rob's family. I'd like you to know that far from your gaze, he was as lovely to others as you could ever wish he was.

Emerson Vandy ( 17 May 2020 )

Sadly, the world's become a lot less colourful. You will be missed, Rob, but you've left behind many beautiful works. I've enjoyed our friendship over the years and all the interesting conversations that not everyone could or would want to engage in, that we have. God bless you on your journey, Arohanui, Jennie.

Jennie McClean ( 13 May 2020 )