Tony Burnham

04 Mar 1929 - 09 Jun 2021

Tony Burnham

04 Mar 1929 - 09 Jun 2021


Passed away in his sleep after giving the dog his dinner and promising to write to his son the next day.

Much loved husband of Jenny for 59 years. Father of Dan, David and Cathy.

Messages to the Burnham Family may be left on Tony’s tribute page at

A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 2pm followed by a private cremation.

For those unable to attend, Tony’s funeral will be live streamed via his tribute page.


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To Jenny and family.
Sadly I have not been in touch for too long, but saddened by Tony's death. When I arrived to NZ in 1986 Tony welcomed me to NPBHS and New Plymouth with friendliness, good humour and a sincerity which was wonderful. We played squash often together and I was priviledged to meet you Jenny, and your family. Tony was the perfect English gentleman and showed insight, care and gentle leadership at all times, in teaching, recreation and life in general. Never one to judge and a person with time to converse with a smile always on his face. He leaves significant memories for us all. My time over the 15 years I lived in New Plymouth was made richer by you sharing Tony with me Jenny. Thank you sincerely. Phil. Glass

Phil. Glass ( 15 Jun 2021 )

On behalf of the Kawaroa Park Squash we would like to offer our condolences to Jenny and family on the passing of Tony .
Many of our members have lovely memories of Tonys time at the the squash club and have commented on what a lovely gentleman has was.

Kawaroa Park Squash Club ( 15 Jun 2021 )

Jenny, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. πŸ™
🎢In peace, love, faith - be steadfast strong and true, know He will guide you in all you do.

We are unable to attend your celebration of Tony's life on Wednesday but please know we are thinking of you.
love Ruth πŸ’Œ

Ruth& Paul Wiseman ( 15 Jun 2021 )

May the Gaslight Variety Co elicit "A final round of applause please" for our much loved 'ebuliant' chairman. With whom we shared many enjoyable uplifting performances. Glenys, Maggie, Loraine, Gary, John

Glenys Horsfall ( 12 Jun 2021 )

Thinking of you all at this incredibly sad time.
Deepest Sympathy and God Bless

Pat Collins ( 12 Jun 2021 )