Kevin Thomas Probyn

11 Aug 1938 - 31 May 2020

Kevin Thomas Probyn

11 Aug 1938 - 31 May 2020

PROBYN Kevin Thomas:

Peacefully at home with his family on Sunday 31 May 2020, aged 81.

Dearly loved husband, best friend, and rock of Debbie.

Loved and respected Dad and Pop of Carolyn and Glenn Miller, Mark and Kelly, Julie and Geno Moore, and Dean and their children Daniel and Styx, Liam and Roxie, Caitlin, Hayden, and Christina; Kane, and Meira; McKay, and Callum. Great-pop of Maeve.  Former husband and good friend of Hazel.

Messages to the Probyn family may be left on Kevin’s tribute page at

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Inglewood District Health Trust for their care of Kevin.  Please consider a donation in Kevin’s memory to this important service.

Invited family and friends will celebrate Kevin’s amazing life at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 1.25pm followed by his burial at Mangapouri Cemetery.  Kevin’s wider community is invited to view his service online on his tribute page. 


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⁣⁣⁣⁣Thinking of you all - Carolyn, Mark, Julie, Dean and family - and the great memories you all each have of Kevin.

Gerard Martin ( 11 Jun 2020 )

Debbie , Im sorry to hear of Kevin's passing
I alway enjoyed Kevin's lively banter and debate when bringing cars through the lanes and his natral ability to make people feel at ease and share a laugh

My thoughts to you and your family in this sad time.


Simon McPhee ( 07 Jun 2020 )

We have just viewed the service in celebration of Kevin's life. It was a service that covered all aspects of his life and expressing so much of his unique personality portrayed with much genuine sincerity, and respect for Kevin's care and concern for
the welfare of family, friends and the community neighbourhood. We remember his
big welcoming bear hugs and farm hospitality. Please accept our sincere sympathy and
our loving greetings at this sad but memorable time. Allison and Bev

Allison and Bev Chappell ( 05 Jun 2020 )

Debbie, Carolyn, Mark, Julie and Dean sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you today and always. Love to all.
Dave, Sandra, Nick and Tom

Sandra Hopkins ( 04 Jun 2020 )

Carolyn, Mark, Julie and Dean. Sorry for your loss, remember the good times, share the stories with your own children and keep laughing at the little things that will come along and remind you of your Dad. Apart from the rather cool boat he had parked in the Eltham driveway it was the way he'd always want to pick us up and throw us into the air! Watched the service on live stream, thoughts are with you.
Regards Janet and Karl

Karl Taylor ( 04 Jun 2020 )

Kevin, I am sad that you have left before your grandchildren have grown fully. I will remember you for your 'straight up' approach; stories told; conversations had; but mostly for the love you showed for Kane, and I as his mum. You made it clear that you were there for us and that mean't alot. Your hardworking and determined nature kept an interesting life for you and Debbie - a great Team! My deepest sympathy goes to all that loved and appreciated you. The checkered flag awaits. Julie xx

Julie Murray ( 04 Jun 2020 )

Debbie so sorry for your sad loss Kevin will always be special to me with his help regarding my car.He is at peace now
Rose McGregor

Rose ( 03 Jun 2020 )

To all of Kevins family, our sympathy with you all. A truely great friend lost.

Ross & Pam Laurence ( 03 Jun 2020 )

This man was one in a million and loved you all dearly in his own way. Myself and Abbey (shortness) are really sorry to hear about your loss of this great man and will be thinking about you all on Thursday. Take care all of you xxx

Karen Houghton ( 02 Jun 2020 )

To Debbie & Dean, Mark and all the rest of the family. sending sympathy to you all on Kevin's passing - We have always shared a great banter since meeting at the Borthwick's office those many years ago and then with contact during the U-Turn years with trainees. So appreciated Kevins cheek and good heart. ( 02 Jun 2020 )

Our sympathy and thoughts are withh you all Have fun memories of Kevin, Hazel and family when they lived in Eltham

Moya Pitcaithly and Family, Eltham

Moya Pitcaithly - (nee Waite) ( 02 Jun 2020 )