Brian Charles Holdt (Jeeves)

22 Oct 1942 - 11 Aug 2020

Brian Charles Holdt (Jeeves)

22 Oct 1942 - 11 Aug 2020

HOLDT Brian Charles (Jeeves)

Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Tuesday 11 August 2020, aged 77.

Dearly loved husband and best friend of Colleen.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Denny and Denise (deceased), Alan and Pamela, Danny and Grace, Kerry and Karla, and Rob (deceased) and Elizabeth.  Devoted and adored uncle of all his nieces and nephews.

Messages to Brian’s family may be left on his tribute page at

In accordance with Brian’s wishes, invited family and friends will celebrate his life at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Tuesday 18 August 2020 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

Brian’s wider community is invited to join his service online via his tribute page.


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Dear Colleen, we were so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was a pleasure to work with at the court, although we had the occasional ding dong when we both thought we were right and neither of us would back down. You certainly spoilt him with those lunches and I loved the smiley faces. He is a big loss. The service was lovely. Kind regards, Val and Grayson

Val McEldowney ( 18 Aug 2020 )

We are so sorry to hear of your loss Colleen. Our little neighbourhood has lost yet another very special man. Thinking of you.

Anne & Gary Bovett ( 18 Aug 2020 )

To Colleen and family. Brian was a lovely person who always made you feel welcome with a smile and a chat. Will be sadly missed. Jocelyn and Don Stevenson

Jocelyn and Don Stevenson ( 17 Aug 2020 )

Colleen, Deepest sympathy on your very sad loss from Karin and Kevin Nielsen. I remember playing with Brian for Tukapa many years ago, a multi talented player who played lock and on the wing! An unusual combination for sure! Always enjoyed his company.😒

KEVIN NIELSEN ( 17 Aug 2020 )


You will miss Brian so much but you have wonderful memories and loads of laughter to remember him by. I am sure Midge will have a beer waiting for him

Gloria xx

Gloria Shaw ( 17 Aug 2020 )

Bowls Taranaki sadly records the passing of Brian. He was synonmous with the Taranaki Open fours ever since he appeared in the 1978 final leading for Bruce Ballinger. Brian went on to supervise our flagship event for nigh on 40 years - quite possibly a record. Brian, with Geo Walker, won the consolation pairs in 1997 and also claimed Taranaki titles in the champion-of-champions triples (1979) and New Year fours (1990). He was a magnificant stalwart of Paritutu, a terrific competitor, greatly under-rated but tremendously loyal to his team mates. I'm sure he guided Tukapa to its 17th title yesterday.
May the Angels lead you into Paradise, Brian.

Grant Hassall, Bowls Taranaki Chairman ( 16 Aug 2020 )

so sorry for your loss Colleen. thinking of you at this time , love Pam

Pam Olsen ( 14 Aug 2020 )

Hello Colleen, our deepest sympathy on Brians passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time. One brave man to the end. Take care Anne and Peter

Peter and Anne ( 14 Aug 2020 )

Dear Colleen

Our sympathies and thoughts are with you at this sad time

With love from Janet John Law & Family

Janet & John Law ( 14 Aug 2020 )

So very sorry to hear of Brians passing, love & thoughts to you Colleen & the family.
I warmly remember Brian, a lovely man, through the years of friendship with Dad (Noel Scouller)
Thinking of you ❤️

Karen Shaskey (Scouller)

Karen Shaskey ( 14 Aug 2020 )

To Colleen and family - Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Brian was the first person I played for when joining Spotwood Indoor Bowling club. He was always fun and encouraging. He will be very much missed by eveyone. Take care

Bronnie Read ( 13 Aug 2020 )

Such a lovely man. So sorry for your loss Colleen.
Clive and Shirley

Shirley Bishop ( 13 Aug 2020 )