Desmond Stockman (Des)

02 Aug 1938 - 24 Mar 2021

Desmond Stockman (Des)

02 Aug 1938 - 24 Mar 2021

STOCKMAN Desmond (Des)

Peacefully in New Plymouth on Wednesday 24 March 2021, aged 82.

Loved husband of Audrey.

Dearly loved father of Jan, Darren, and the late Layne.

Adored Pop of Danielle, and Joshua; Sarah, and Ben; Nathan and their children Levi, Mali, Charlic, Nyah, and Tilly.

Loved by his extended step-families.

The family greatly appreciate the support of Hospice Taranaki.  A donation in Des’ memory would be welcomed.  A warm thanks to the staff and management of Jean Sandel Retirement village for their tireless care of Des.

A service to farewell Des will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Friday 26 March 2021 at 10.30am, followed by a private cremation.

For those unable to attend, Des’ service will be live streamed here on his tribute page.


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To the best pop in the world .Cheers to your wonderfull life. It was a pleasure to spend those very few times with you and it kills me having only met you so late in my life ,i wish i had more time and memories with you ,but the time we shared was enough for me to really get along and love you pop.
God will let us meet again thankfully ,and i cant wait .Iv read all the other tributes and you were deeply loved by everyone including us from Aussie ,im really upset that i couldnt fly over and see you one last time before you left us,love you pop and ill see
you on the other side.
deepest regards to Audrey love you too.
love Ben

Benjamin peroulis (stockman) ( 26 Mar 2021 )


I am missing your voice already, I am sorry Wednesday afternoon never come for our visit together but I am so happy we spent what time we did together before you left us. I will treasure our memories forever, you are an inspiration to me since they day you and Audgry open your hearts and home to me. Thank you for being a grandparent and friend to my family this I am forever greatful and will always tell my kids and their kids about you. we love you so much and know you are finally able to reast your body and be with God and our past loved ones.

Alisha ( 26 Mar 2021 )

A big thankyou Dez for sharing your time, riding skills, stories and experiences.
We've had some great times and the memories will hang in there forever.
Big thank you Audrey - thoughts are with you.

Love from just one of the many Norton Guys you have both been so generous to.

Don Green ( 26 Mar 2021 )

My Poppa,
I love you so much. Thank you for all of the memories, love and joy. Christmas in Kaitaia, collecting tuatuas and making fritters, building us an epic go kart to race down the driveway, convincing me that fairies lived at the bottom of the garden, watching Saphire and I perform 'shows' for you and Nana, showing us the inside of a sheeps belly and squirting is with fresh cows milk, fallimg asleep with us on your chest, taking us for motorbike rides, Nelliphant the imaginery elephant, sneaking us chocolate and so many more memories. You were the best Poppa we could ever ask for. I'm so glad that you reached out to us and we had time to reconnect. My love for you never changed. You touched so many people and I will carry you with me forever. I love you Pop. Your granddaughter, Bee xx

Bee (Kimberley Malloy) ( 26 Mar 2021 )

Dear Pop, it was a privilege to spend the last 12 day's of your Physical Life by your side 24/7, feeding and bathing, nurturing and caring, sharing and healing, I was very happy to recieve your call in your hour of need, and as I did many times in your life, I came immediately to your side, no one can take that from me, your 'Last Wish' on the 1/3/21 'was to die peacefully', and I did my best to see it granted. Jan and her whanau and Nathan gave you a lovely public farewell which is what you asked of them, and Albie Martin and Eagars did a wonderul job facilitating that.

Aroha nui ki a koe Pop.

Your son, Darren

Darren Stockman ( 26 Mar 2021 )

I will miss you pop. Your stories, your laugh will remain in my heart. I wish I could be there to see you off. Heres a poem I'd like to dedicate to you. Love Always Sara.

He's Gone by David Harkins-

You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray he will come back. Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you cant see him. Or you can be full of the loved thet you shared, you can turn your back on tomorrow and live for yesterday, Or you can be happy for tommorrow because of yesterday. you can remember him and only that he is gone. Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry, close your mind be empty, and turn your back. Or you can do what he would have wanted, smile, open your eyes, love and move on.

Sara Peroulis (Stockman) ( 26 Mar 2021 )

WOW Pop, What an amazing life you have had, so many adventures, so many stories, so much love, so much life. Thankyou Pop for choosing to be our Pop, Thankyou for being an amazing Pop to Saphire, Kimberley and Joel. Thankyou for all your time, love, cuddles, laughter, help, lessons, stories, Thankyou for the motor bike lessons and talking Mum into letting me have a motorbike 😃, I remember you telling me that you were born for Blue Jeans, Boots, Black T Shirt, a Leather Jacket and a Motor Bike. 😂 And yes you truely were. Pop you are truely one of God's Unique Creations, I am so truely blessed that God steered you in the direction of our lives, I will forever cherish the very special times we have had together lately, Thankyou for loving me and being so proud of me, My heart is breaking, My tears are flowing, I know you have been lifted up in the arms of an Angel to take you to the next part of your Journey, Until we meet again my beautiful One of a Kind Poppy
PS When ever I hear the song "Heaven Got Another Angel" You will always be in the forefront of my Mind, Heart and Soul
Love You To Bitz Poppy Big Huge Hugs and Kisses 🥰💔💖
Your "Daughter From Auckland" JoJo
May God Bless You and Keep You and Give You Peace, Love and Happiness

Jo ( 26 Mar 2021 )

Sorry i couldnt make the funeral dessieboy will miss you and our jacinda chats mate, great to know you brotha go well. deano

Dean lovich ( 26 Mar 2021 )

Wish we could be there to wish you farewell Pop and share in the memories of your great life, we will be live streaming from the UK and sending our love to you in heavens. All our love Chris, Saph and Archie xx

Saphire Lorigan ( 26 Mar 2021 )

Thinking of you Audrey, enjoyed our fun times with you and Des. All our love Aaron and the rest of the Hinton Clan

Aaron Hinton ( 25 Mar 2021 )

To The Tocker Family, Ken, Murray,Christene Denis. sorry for the loss of your Uncle. also a long time friend of mine. May Des rest in peace..

Margaret FitzGerald ( 25 Mar 2021 )

thinking of you Audrey love to you and your families

Margaret cavey ( 25 Mar 2021 )