Morris Robert Loft

16 Jul 1932 - 13 Jan 2021

Morris Robert Loft

16 Jul 1932 - 13 Jan 2021

Peacefully at Jean Sandel Retirement Village on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 in his 89 th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Anne and the late Maureen. Loved and respected Dad of Richard & Helen, Chris & Fiona, and Andrew. Adored Grandad & Poppy of Chelsea, Hamish, Courtney, Brittany, and Angus; Lauren, Ryan and Cameron and all his great grandchildren. Special stepfather of James & Diane, Ewen & Gael, Malcolm & Di and their families. Beloved uncle of all his nieces & nephews.

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A service to celebrate Morris’ life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 10:30am, followed by a private cremation.


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what a totally beautiful, fitting service for our old Darling, Maurice. i am trying to get transcripts of your messages as my ole ears missed a lot and you all did such incredibly remarkable Eulogies for your Dad. He and Anne would be so proud of you all. I would love to stay in touch with you three, even tho I seem to have lost something in my relationship with you Christopher and Andrew. please trust I love you all and loved and honoured your Dad. Arohanui. Anne.

Anne Coplestone ( 20 Jan 2021 )

our condolences to Richard, Chris, Andrew and families. we will remember Maurice with very, very fond memories.

Rob and Sharon Bell q ( 19 Jan 2021 )

Beautiful service , x

Lorraine Swanson-Hoyle ( 19 Jan 2021 )

My sincere condolences to Andrew, Richard, Chris and family. Morris was always so friendly and hospitable to all of us, and was happy to put up with our nonsence over the years. He will be greatly missed.

Peter Stewart ( 19 Jan 2021 )

To Chris Fiona, Richard Helen And Andrew all the Family, So sorry we could not attend and please know that we are very sorry for your loss and will cherish many memories of Dad ,& your Family growing up lioving in Ohura.
Love & God Bless
Lorraine Swanson Hoyle & Family- Mum Jessie, Guy Gaylene & Mirella. x

Lorraine Swanson-Hoyle ( 19 Jan 2021 )

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of my dear Uncle Morris. You were a good friend and my champion. I will miss your big warm character, and keep you in my heart. Your niece Heather Loft, London, United Kindom.

Heather Loft ( 19 Jan 2021 )

⁣During my high school boarding years with Andrew, and later once I hadstarted my own family, my own father was overseas in Africa and India. Morriswas an example for me of what being a man was over this period. He was quietspoken (until he wasn't), listened to you and gave you the chance to prove yourcompetence. In short, he was fair and respected effort.It is with sadness that I am unable to make the service but know that myfamily’s thoughts are there and our heartfelt condolences are extend to the Loftfamily.Roy, Adrienne, Kallaway, Kelsi and Connie.

Roy Abbott ( 18 Jan 2021 )

Sorry to hear of Morris' passing. A lovely man who will be sadly missed. We are unable to attend but send our sympathy to you all.
Geoff & Rhondda Bruce

Geoff and Rhondda Bruce ( 18 Jan 2021 )

loverly man i had a lot of respect for maurice we had some good times when i lived in inglewood he loved his horses we could talk for hours on that subject rest in peace mate

John &margaret hamilton ( 17 Jan 2021 )

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Morris, a great big man with a big heart, sad for your loss.

Chandler family, Puketihi and Ohura.

Berth Chandler ( 16 Jan 2021 )

Our condolences to the Loft family, our thoughts are with you. Colin and Carolyn Couchman Stratford

Colin and Carolyn Couchman ( 15 Jan 2021 )

It was a pleasure to look after you at the Village Morris. You were an extremely kind and caring gentleman. Rest in Peace

Lisa Raymond ( 14 Jan 2021 )

On behalf of the New Plymouth Stroke Support Trust, I would like to convey our sincere condolences to all the family. Dear Morris was such a lovely gentleman who thoroughly enjoyed coming on bus trips and attending the socials, he was also a dear friend of mine personally, with living in the Jean Sandel Retirement Village, always enjoyed having a natter, I will miss phoning and singing "Happy Birthday" now Morris,it is your time to catch up with your lovely wifes' who have passed on before. Rest in Peace. Deepest Sympathy to all. Regards Jean Hastie, Secretary/Treasurer/Activities Co-ordinator.

Jean Hastie ( 13 Jan 2021 )