Gwendolen Margaret Brewster

07 Aug 1925 - 10 Feb 2021

Gwendolen Margaret Brewster

07 Aug 1925 - 10 Feb 2021

BREWSTER , Gwendolen Margaret ( nee  Archbold)

On 10th February 2021, at Jean Sandel Village, in her 96th   year. Dearly loved mother of Stephen (Dunedin), Fran (NSW), Barney (Nelson), Helen (New Plymouth), and Lesley (Waikanae); much loved mother-in-law of Linda, Narumon, Richard and Rob; beloved grandmother of Merrin and Dale, Pachali and Yanapun, Isaac, Leon and Beth, Thomas, Lewis and Julia. A warm, wise and witty soul who will be sorely missed. Many thanks to the nursing staff at Jean Sandel.

Gwen's funeral service will take place at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon St, New Plymouth on Monday 15 February 2021 at 2pm. Messages for the Brewster family may be sent to 8 Omata Rd, Westown, New Plymouth or  left here on Gwen’s tribute page.  For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed on her tribute page.  


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Gwen, My heart is broken. I've known you nearly all my life. You were like my adopted Grandmother.
Thank you for being you, supporting my grandmother, (Florence) your friendship of my Aunt (Betty Collings) your consistant loving support to my mother and my family.
You will never be forgtten.

Katy-Jo ( 15 Feb 2021 )

Aunty Peg, your homemade vegetable soup was delicious, I have childhood memories of coming to visit you with my mother Janet for lunch and a few cups of tea.

Gillian McKenzie ( 15 Feb 2021 )

What a beautiful service and tribute to your Mums life Helen, I really wish I could have been there with you but so glad I could attend via this link. It was so nicely done and I love the beautiful image of your Mum at the front. Just as I remember her when I met her. Such a lovely gentle woman with a delightful sparkle in her eyes and deep love for her family. The world has been a better place for her life so treasured you alll. Prayers and love sent to you all. Your friend Esther

Esther Edmonds ( 15 Feb 2021 )

Warm, wise and witty indeed Gwen. It was an honour to know you as the kind mother of one of my best friends. Some flowers from your New Plymouth home live on in our garden here, near Waiuku!

John McDowell ( 15 Feb 2021 )

To the family,
Eddie and I didn't know Gwen for long but we loved her. What a sweet kind lively lady whom we will always remember fondly. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Emma Thorp

Emma Thorp ( 15 Feb 2021 )

Our heartfelt condolences from my family to yours.
Dear Gwen will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Gwen always had a beautiful soul and was such a positive influence in mine and my siblings lives when we were children. Always a genuine excample of Gods love. We will always be eternally grateful to her.

Marina Glover née Champion ( 15 Feb 2021 )

Steve, Fran, Barney, Helen, Lesley and families our deepest heartfelt condulences on the passing of Gwen. A woman whose kindness and joyous outlook of life will always be in our hearts and memories. She had a unique ability to turn frowns upside down a view life from the bright side. Along term friend and neighbour to the late Pearl and Geoff Parr
She will be sadly missed.
Kevin and Erin Parr and Kath and Syd Thoumine.

Kevin Parr ( 14 Feb 2021 )

Happy memories of meeting Gwen on two of the visits that she and Rex made to England. My mother Rosemary, daughter of Lewis Archbold, was one of her English cousins.
Such a lovely person. I'll never forget her amazing, life-filled letters, which were a joy to receive. Gwen was one of a kind.

Lindy Perera ( 14 Feb 2021 )

Dear Gwen was a very good friend of my late mother's (Reta Newman) when they worked together at Duncan and Davies in New Plymouth in the seventies! Gwen was always caring, up-beat and spiritual. Remembered with great fondness. Rest in Peace lovely lady.
from Lynda Newman (14/Feb./2021)

Lynda Newman ( 14 Feb 2021 )

To Gwen's family, I send my condolensces. I sat in class with Fran at Westown School. I remember staying with the Brewsters and was fascinated by the collection of soap bits hanging from the bath tap. Whether they were boiled and remade into cakes, I can't remember. And over the back fence of my childhood home were more Brewsters - of the Beehive House. I hope you all have heaps of happy memories to sustain you going forward. Best regards, Gillian

Gillian Lobb ( 13 Feb 2021 )

Such a grand innings for such a great lady! Gwen certainly made the most of her fulfilling life with her cool attitude, upbeat manner, caring disposition and quirky sense of humour. Our family lived in the the same street as hers, and with children of the same age, friendships were easily forged, some even enduring to this day. Gwen took a keen interest in all our lives as we grew up and left the neighbourhood nest and she leaves a legacy of memories of all the good times shared together when we were in and out of each other's homes. Through the sad times when our parents passed away, Gwen's compassion shone through with her loving support and hospitality and we have a lot to thank her for. It was a privilege to have known such a positive lady and role model and we were so fortunate that she chose to live in our street.

Farewell Gwen, R.I.P.
Bruce & Sheila Alley

Bruce and Sheila Alley ( 13 Feb 2021 )

Dear Gwen, you were such a lovely caring lady in the Jean Sandel Retirement Village, rest in peace now dear. Lots of love Jean

Jean Hastie ( 11 Feb 2021 )