Coral Kathleen Richards (nee Mould)

04 Jun 1932 - 14 May 2020

Coral Kathleen Richards (nee Mould)

04 Jun 1932 - 14 May 2020

Richards Coral Kathleen (nee Mould)

On Thursday 14 May 2020 we said our last goodbye to Coral, the beloved wife of Bryan, treasured Mum to Matthew, Priscilla, Paul, and John; loved friend of Diane, Alex, Chris, and Mair; and Gran and Great Gran to a host of wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private family celebration of a beautiful life, well-lived will be held on Monday 18 May 2020 at 10.30am.  To remember Coral, we ask that you rejoice in your families, smile at a neighbour, and give thanks for the beauty of the world we live in.  Oh, and play a recording of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ – Coral’s favourite song.  You are welcome to view her farewell via her tribute page

In preference to flowers please consider a donation to Taranaki Alzheimer’s Association (15-3955-0003806-00).


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Sending all of the Richards family our best wishes at this sad time.
We have fond memories of growing up in Taita and round St Michael's school and parish together.

Andy, Angela and Philippa Pidd ( 19 May 2020 )

Dear Bryan and families, I have already left a message on the other tribute page, but I must say a very big thank you for sharing the live video of dear Coral's funeral service, yes it was hard going, but absolutely beautiful, thank you all once again, keep smiling, keep well and keep safe. Love to you all. Regards Jean Hastie.

Jean Hastie ( 18 May 2020 )

It was a privilege to be able to share in your family's moving and beautiful farewell to Coral via livestream, Brian. You and Coral must be so proud of them all. As former Chaplain at Tainui what I remember most about Coral was the way her eyes would light up when you were there. Your love and faithfulness are an example to us all.
God be with you in this time of change and may your family His hands and voice of comfort and assurance. aroha nui Sue Pickering

Sue Pickering ( 18 May 2020 )

A beautiful farewell for a lovely lady.

Steve and Joan Jenkins ( 18 May 2020 )

Dear Bryan and family.

So sorry to hear this news. Mike, Amanda, Tom and I send our deepest sympathy to you all. We loved seeing you both when we visited Mum and enjoyed our chats and Coral's cheeky sense of humour. All the best for this sad time for you .

love, Sally Robinson and family (Ann Larsen's daughter)

Sally Robinson ( 17 May 2020 )

Dear Bryan,
I was sorry to read of Coral's death this week. It has been a long and difficult time for you and you should be proud of your devotion to her care. Joan Gaines

Joan Gaines ( 17 May 2020 )

Dear Bryan,
I am Peter and Clare Munn's eldest daughter, Therese. You were great friends with my parents and I visited Coral with Mum when you were living in Lower Hutt many years ago. I am very sad for your loss, Bryan. I know you and Coral were devoted to each other. Take care and good wishes. Therese

Therese Ashworth ( 17 May 2020 )

Dear Bryan and family

Coral, I'm sorry I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I know that you were loved, I saw it in Bryan's eyes when he talked about you and proudly showed me your photo.
Know that you will be missed.

Kind regards Sue Black

Sue Black ( 16 May 2020 )