Colin Cook

18 Nov 1940 - 02 Jun 2021

Colin Cook

18 Nov 1940 - 02 Jun 2021

COOK, Colin Ronald:

Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 aged 80. Dearly loved husband of Ellie (Elwyn). Cherished father and father-in-law of Fay and Warren Haakma, Tony and Stephanie, Joy and Todd Burbidge, Brett Mackey, Troy and Kellie Mackey, and beloved Grandad and Poppa to Bradley, Morgan, Emily, Charlotte, Oliver, Kayla, Sam, Josh, Bailey, Dylan, Dania and Ryan.

In preference to flowers donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service.

Messages to the Cook Family may be left on Colin’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Colin’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Saturday 5 June 2021 at 10:30am, followed by a private cremation.


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Thinking of you Ellie, Fay,Tony, Joy and Cook family ~ our sincere sympathy on the loss of Colin.
Colin's big smile, twinkling eyes, his love and many memories will always be with you
Big hugs xx

Claire & Andrew Weir ( 07 Jun 2021 )

My thoughts are with you Ellie,TC and family on the passing of dear Colin. He was a highly respected and treasured friend of my parents Rob and Carole Bradshaw. Big hugs! XXX

Kelly Bradshaw ( 07 Jun 2021 )

sending the Cook families our most sincerest condolences and sympathies on the loss of dear Colin - a most respected and loved by all those who knew him.

Vanessa and Peter Löwl ( 05 Jun 2021 )

Deepest sympathy to Colins family. A top bloke, one of the good ones. He made doing an apprentiship a laugh. Many good memories.
You banged in your final nail. RIP mate. Brent

Brent Lambert ( 05 Jun 2021 )

Ellie & family, we are sad to hear of Colin's passing and wish you peace and comfort during this diffcult time.

Melanie & Bryce Marr ( 05 Jun 2021 )

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful man! Our thoughts and love coming to you Elwyn and all your family at this time. We will be at the funeral from a distance🥰 Lots of love from the Waikato Reichardts ❤️❤️❤️

Ann and Mark Reichardt ( 04 Jun 2021 )

What a lovely photo of Colin on this page, just how I remember him. So sorry to hear of his passing Elwyn. Much love to you, Brett, Troy and family. Arohanui, Leanne and Doug xox

Leanne Wallace ( 04 Jun 2021 )

To Ellie and all the family, we just want to express our sadness and deepest sympathies at the loss of Colin. He'll be long and fondly remembered by everyone who knew and worked with him at the Whangamata Menzshed. He was a true gentleman and great to work with. it was a real pleasure to have had him in our midst.
Dale & Jeannie McKenzie

Dale McKenzie ( 04 Jun 2021 )

Ellie and Cook Family
Our thoughts are with you all,with the sad loss of Colin. His love and memories will be with you all every day.
Our Deepest Sympathy.
Annette and Merv

Annette and Merv Bain ( 04 Jun 2021 )

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. May all your memories of your loved one, help bring you peace and comfort through the days ahead. kindest regards Barry & Jean Webb. ( nee) Upson

Jean & Barry Webb ( 04 Jun 2021 )

Our love and sympathy to Ellie and all the family and extended family. We are sorry we will not be with you all on Saturday to share memories, laugh and cry with you as you reflect on dear Colins very full and active life.
We will miss our dear cuzzybro very much, especially the unexpected knock on the door and catchup.
Love to you all from Marilyn & Murray
Stephen and Moira, Louise and Shane & their families

Marilyn & Murray ( 04 Jun 2021 )

A wonderful man.
Highly respected by Members of the Whangamata Community Menzshed.
Colin was a founding member, who worked tiredlessly to bring a dream of many to action.
A methodical man that would do anything for anybody in need.
Rest in Peace dear friend.
You were natures gentleman.

Never forgotten.
Fiona and Dave Ryan.

Dave RYAN ( 03 Jun 2021 )

good mate. allways there to lend a hand. lots of good memories at nzmca rallies and fishing. a true friend. !!!

Patrick donovan ( 03 Jun 2021 )

So sorry to hear of Colin's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

With love from Clem and Jenny Cook, and Melanie and Shane Hurliman

Melanie Hurliman ( 03 Jun 2021 )

Colin will live on in the heart of you and your family's.
We are sorry for your loss.
We wish we had the right words, just know we care.

Russell & Heather Hannah ( 03 Jun 2021 )

Deepest sympathy, Regards Shona

SHONA Wagstaff ( 03 Jun 2021 )

Sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful guy, and may you rest in peace. Our condolences to the Cook family.

Kevin & Lyn Neale

Kevin & Lyn Neale ( 03 Jun 2021 )

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. May your Special Memories be a Huge
e Comfort to you in the days ahead!.....Faye Magee and Families.

Faye Magee ( 03 Jun 2021 )