Andrew John Mackie (John)

05 Mar 1932 - 19 May 2020

Andrew John Mackie (John)

05 Mar 1932 - 19 May 2020

MACKIE Andrew John (John)

Peacefully at Te Rangimarie Hospice on Tuesday 19 May 2020 aged 88 years.  Dearly loved husband of Gwenyth Helen (Helen) for 65 years.

Loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Selina, Chris, Robyn and Alan.  Loving Grandad of Brooke and Gavin, Emma-Rose; Matthew and Alisa, Chris and Lauren, Lori and Jesse, Connor, Great Grandad of Great Grandad of Poppy; Hadley and Tommy. Messages for John’s family may be left on his tribute page at .

John’s family have privately celebrated his life and said farewell.


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Helen, Peter, Chris, Robyn and families. John passed on some wonderful kernel of rugby and other knowledge to me in my youth, and in the few times I saw him since then. He always treated me and everyone with respect and friendliness. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Thinking of you all. Bruce and Simone Kuklinski (Victoria BC, Canada)

Bruce and Simone Kuklinski ( 10 Jun 2020 )

Hi Rocky
We have just heard from Hillary & Ben that you and your family have lost your loved Dad. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time and we trust that happy memories will replace the sadness around you at present. Kind regards to you all. Denise & Greg Carter

Gregory Carter ( 27 May 2020 )

Helen our thoughts are with you and your family today. Jeanette Curtis and family

Jeanette Curtis ( 26 May 2020 )

To Helen and all your family, Our Deepest Sympathy to you all in the sad passing of John. Thinking of you all just now and remembering our contact with John in the butcher shop and at rugby always had a smile and a laugh. You all will have your special memories, treasure these they will help you at this time. Joy and Keith Hosking.🌹🌹🌹

Keith and Joy Hosking ( 24 May 2020 )

What fabulous times we had together, And the 'olden days' stories that Len and John had, time and time again. Alot of history was revealed.
Helen, Peter, Chris and Robyn and families-ours thoughts are with you. The memories will live on forever.
Love from Lenand Pauline Stack

Pauline Stachurski ( 24 May 2020 )

Helen and family,
So sorry to hear of your news. John was a well respected man. Many great memories of his rugby days.
Condolences from Jennie and Graham Meads

Jennie and Graham Meads ( 24 May 2020 )

My deepest condolesces to Helen and family of the passing of a great man. I cherished the times I had with the family on the their Tarata farm all those years ago. John had a great influence on me and his mana was truelly inspirational.

Kindest Regards,


Mike Roberts ( 24 May 2020 )

gonna miss ya dad but rest assured ur grand kids plus great grandkids will always remember you u are and always wll be a legend. love u long time rob

Robyn Bayens ( 23 May 2020 )

Dear Helen
Our condolences on the sad news of Johns passing, a real legend in the Inglewood community and such a nice man to have a talk with , he will be well remembered.

Kevin Walsh & the Walsh Auto staff

Kev Walsh ( 23 May 2020 )

Dear Helen and Family.

Please accept the sincere condolences of the Hall family at this sad time. Our family connections and shared respect didn't start with rugby, which of course was John's second passion, but his values. From hard times and floods on the farm and how communities assisted each other when the chips were down. John was the epitome of fairness and that everyone is equal. He built teams with these values and passed it on. Thinking of you all.

Peter and Celia and all of our family

Peter Hall ( 23 May 2020 )