Colin Joseph Sowry

Passed away on 23 Jun 2020

Colin Joseph Sowry

Passed away on 23 Jun 2020

SOWRY Colin Joseph:

Peacefully at Jean Sandel Retirement Village on Tuesday 23 June 2020. Aged 90. Formerly of Tauranga and Pahiatua.

Much loved husband of Alison (deceased), and father and father-in-law of Barbara and Greg (deceased) Bray, Wayne and Kate, and Murray and Nicki.

Loved Poppa of Matthew, Andrew, and Natalie; David, William, and Stephen; and Amelia. Friend to Ian.

A special thanks to the hospital staff at Jean Sandel for all their care.

Messages to the Sowry family may be left on Colin’s tribute page at

A celebration of Colin’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Monday 29 June 2020 at 2pm, followed by a private cremation.


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Colin.. you would be happy with the way the course of your long life has run, including the achievement of so many things you have been involved with, apart from losing Alison too soon. We remember all the good times reminiscing and chatting about the present and future and at the same time your children and grandchildren were growing like the proverbial mushroom. Our blessing.

Barry & Jennifer Brungar ( 30 Jun 2020 )

To Barb and family,
I am thinking of you today, while watching the livestream, when you will be farewelling your beloved father and grandfather. My love to you all at this very sad time.
Sandy and girls.

Sandy O’Brien ( 29 Jun 2020 )

Dear family. Very sorry to hear of your dads passing.It was great to have a good chat with him at your mums funeral. It's a pity that all the family cannot be together at this sad time.
Deepest sympathy to you all, from Geoff Eagle.

Geoff Eagle ( 28 Jun 2020 )

Dear B
I remember the good times spent with you, Greg and the kids and on many ocassions your mum and dad in Tauranga. What a great life they had and all lovely family time they spent with you all. Our quick visit up to Jean Sandel looks like was our last. Take care. Lots of Love Lynn and Dave xxx

Lynn Wilkinson ( 26 Jun 2020 )

On behalf of Brent and I we would like to extend our condolences to you all. We will be on the live stream watching the service. Thinking of you all.

Arlene Rayner ( 26 Jun 2020 )

Dear Barbara, Sad to read the news of your dad. It has been many years since we have caught up with you . Feel free to email me. Big hugs Jan and Doreen Payne

Jan payne ( 25 Jun 2020 )

Dear Barbara and family
I am saddened for you all on the death of a much-loved father and grandfather. Though Colin would have been pleased to finally be with Alison again, it is still painful for those who are left behind. I wish you strength during this time. Love and sympathy, Joy

Joy McGregor ( 24 Jun 2020 )

Dear Barb Murray and Wayne
With deepest sympathy to you and your families on the death of your Dad.
I have fond memories of Uncle Colin and the fun when the family were all together.
My thoughts are with you. Love to all

Helen Tobin ( 24 Jun 2020 )