Ian Blackstock

24 Aug 1938 - 29 Apr 2021

Ian Blackstock

24 Aug 1938 - 29 Apr 2021


Suddenly but peacefully at home in New Plymouth on Thursday 29 April 2021, aged 82.

Dearly loved husband of Marina for 61 years.

Much loved Dad of Sharon and Trevor Brown (Auckland), Deidre and Barry Tippett, Alison and Gus Lythgow, and Carolyn and Chris Burgham.

Loved Grandad of Elizabeth and Simon Buswell, Olivia and Amir; Andrew and Emah, Aleisha and Craig Balks; Danyon and Sally; Courtney, Samantha, and Lydia.

Great-grandad to Stevie, Emma, and Charlotte.  And button!

The family appreciate the wonderful care shown to Ian by the staff at Ascot House and Waimea House.  A donation to Alzheimer’s Taranaki in Ian’s memory would be welcomed and may be left at the service.

A service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at the Whiteley Methodist Church, 60 Liardet Street, New Plymouth on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 11am, followed by a private cremation.


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Dear Marina and family such a shock to hear of Ians passing as I had only seen him at the club when he did a wonderful charade skit for us - he sure was a laugh. We will miss his smiley positiveness at the club. Love and hugs to you all in this time of sadness

Kim Marshall ( 04 May 2021 )

To Marina and family,
My thoughts and memories are with you all at this sad time, deepest sympathy,
Alison O’Byrne

Alison OByrne ( 04 May 2021 )

Sorry to hear of you loss, our thoughts are with you and your family Marina. We will miss Ian's wonderful friendly personality, his phone calls and visits. He truely enjoyed his bus driving days at Kiwi Tours and was much appreciated for his service and time spent with us, especally after the passing of Stewart. He will be forever missed by all.

Judy & Tracey ( 04 May 2021 )

To Marina and family, so sorry to hear of Ian's passing.
He always had a smile.
My thoughts are with you all.
Love and Hugs.
Sue Miscall

Sue Miscall ( 04 May 2021 )

TO.Marina girls and extended family our thoughts are with you all at this sad time of losing Ian. Im sure the great memories you all have of Ian will help you through the difficult days ahead Love Trevor & Shirley Barr

Shirley Barr ( 03 May 2021 )

Dear Marina and family -
Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Neville and Ruth Vesty

Ruth Vesty ( 03 May 2021 )

Dear Marina & Family,
My prayers and thoughts are will you all at this sad time.
Kind regards
Teresa Uhlenberg

Teresa Uhlenberg ( 02 May 2021 )

Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and love are with you Marina and all your family.

Kelly-Jo Mitchell (Nee Olliver) ( 01 May 2021 )

Uncle Ian, we have just heard of your passing and it was with much sadness
Rest with love and peace Uncle, I shall always remeber you with a big smile and many stories to tell
Aunty Marina and family, our heartfelt condolences to you all
Much Aroha Julie and Mark and family xx

Julie King ( 01 May 2021 )

Ian was a great bus driver for Newmans, intercity. His knowledge was always good. My thoughts are with Marina & the family. Rest in peace Ian.

Darrell Puquiz Pearce ( 01 May 2021 )

Our special thoughts and love are with Marina, the girls and their families. Bill and Ian were very close. Growing up Ian always said Bill was the brother he never had and they were always great mates. We will miss his phone calls and him popping in and having a cuppa and a chat on his walks. Both he and Marina were so good to Bill's parents when they were on Bird Road and when they moved to Stratford town. Rest in peace Ian, we will miss you. Margaret and Bill

Margaret Taunt ( 01 May 2021 )

Thinking of you all at this time.

Stay strong for one another.

Ian & Frances Jenkins ( 01 May 2021 )

Ian will be remembered as such a caring person. His extra care of all the boarders traveling on the buses was always appreciated. Our thoughts are with all the family.

Lorraine Collier ( 01 May 2021 )

My Dear Dad, We never got to say goodbye last night . You left us too soon but at the same time you are not suffering any more with that awlful disease Dementia.
Thankyou for being a wonderful caring Dad and The Best Bus Driver for many years . When you took your final drive from the house this morning .. We could nearly hear you telling him how to drive around the bend .. Drive Free Dad . Love you with all my Heart Dad ,
Ali , Gus , Danyon and Harley xxxx

Alison Lythgow ( 30 Apr 2021 )