Shirley Bevins

08 Feb 1938 - 09 Jun 2020

Shirley Bevins

08 Feb 1938 - 09 Jun 2020

BEVINS Shirley:

Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Tuesday 9 June 2020, aged 82.

Dearly loved wife of Alan (deceased).

Cherished Mum of Wendy and Richard Goodwin, Donna and Graham Thomas, Glenys and Dick Furze, Brian and Leanne, Geoffrey (deceased), and Aaron.

Adored Nana of Matthew, and Hayley; Lisa, and Shane; Ana, Jenna, and Sarah; Jessica, and Stacey and all their children.

Messages to the Bevins family may be left on Shirley’s tribute page at

In preference to flowers please consider a donation to Hospice Taranaki which may be made at the service.

A service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Monday 15 June 2020 at 10.30am, followed by her burial at Kopuatama Cemetery.


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Hey Nans!

as much as it is hurting my heart that you arent with us in person it is a huge comfort knowing that you have been reunited with Poppa ❤

I will always remember staying weekends with you. My sister and i hiding in the back seat laughing and embarrassed in the car as you drove 30km around the streets of stratford with cars tooting their horns because we were going to slow for their liking.

Running around the house trying to find eachother when we were scared from the massive thunder storm happening outside.

I am glad you got to meet my children.. Landen just adored his Old Nana.

We miss you Nana.

Love you heaps!


Jessica Bevins ( 15 Jun 2020 )

Dearest Nana,

Some of my dearest memories are of those shared with you. I always felt a special connection with both Grandad & yourself.

I have a memory of a day at the park. Possibly near Egmont Village. We were feeding the ducks & swans. Somehow the bread bag entred the water. I swear the bag isn't in my hands, it was my sisters. Anyhow off came the shoes & socks and in you went after it.

I miss the smell of Raro in your fridge - this smell reminds me off you in a second. It was always in the fridge and the biscuit tin full. I miss fried potatoes done in your old electric frying pan. They were the best! Funny the things that bring back the memories. I miss holidays spent with you & our phone calls later in life. I wish I made them more often. I also wish my girls had the opportunity too meet you. You would have been proud. We always talk about Old Nana & will continue too do so.

As much as we will all miss you, I smile knowing you are back with Grandad.

All my Love, Jenna xx

Jenna Hardy ( 14 Jun 2020 )

Please read as is.

\Nana would tell me off for saying this but in the words of grandad, the covid 19 is a fucking bastard.

It breaks our hearts that we were unable to be with you in your final moments, that we never got to say goodbye and be with you all to say our final goodbye. i know that your up there looking over us. You will forever be in my heart, We are all gunna bloody miss you

Love your grand daughter, Sarah

Sarah J Furze ( 13 Jun 2020 )

To My Family,
Deepest Sympathy to all. Thinking of everyone at this time. Wishing we could make it there. Have alot of fond memories and will cherish them forever.
Love Always Ana xxx

Ana Furze ( 13 Jun 2020 )

To Glenys, Dickie and Family, also the rest of the Bevins Family. Our sincerest sympathy with the loss of your mum.
Bev and Andy Davy xxx

Bev Davy ( 13 Jun 2020 )

Hello everyone, Sorry to hear of your mums passing. My deepest sympathy to
you all at this sad time. Be strong and cherish all the memories.

Karen Phillips ( 10 Jun 2020 )

Really sorry to hear of your Mum's passing. Have many happy memories of calf competition days. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Diane Trim

Diane Trim ( 10 Jun 2020 )