Neville John Whayman (Poldark/Poldy)

13 Aug 1952 - 13 Jul 2021

Passed away peacefully surround by family on 13 July 2021. Adored soul mate of Jan. Deeply loved father and father in law of Nathan and Tori, Em and Shan Ali. Awesome Grandad and best friend to Jai, Isla, Leon, Saif and Aria.

Messages to the Whayman Family may be left here on Neville’s tribute page.

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


I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me,

So put me on a boat headed out to sea.

Please send along my fishing pole

For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole.


Where every day is a day to fish,

To fill your heart with every wish.

Don’t worry, or feel sad for me,

I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea.


We will miss each other for awhile,

But you will come and bring your smile.

That won’t be long you will see,

Till we’re together you and me.


To all of those that think of me,

Be happy as I go out to sea.

If others wonder why I’m missin’

Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’


Leave a tribute

Rest in peace uncle . x

Dean filby ( 06 Aug 2021 )

i wish we could of seen you one last time uncle Neville... i used to love borrowing all your records in my young teenage years... lots of fond memories that will last forever xxxxx

Jayne masikau ( 06 Aug 2021 )

wonderful memories growing up in stowupland suffolk uk with neville and all the rest of family fantastic bloke who will be sadly missed xx

Neil (Buff ) Chaplin ( 05 Aug 2021 )

Jan and family - our thoughts with you at this sad time. A top man in all respects and will be missed by everybody.

Colin & Lauren Cameron

Colin Cameron ( 20 Jul 2021 )

I can recall meeting Neville some 40years ago in New Plymouth at family gatherings, as well as support at football and sports games. I remember him being there to give a hand at many working bee's. His presence and humour was always appreciated to lighten the load.

John & Sue Proffitt ( 20 Jul 2021 )

Jan, Nay & Em,
So sorry to hear about Nev, thinking of you all.
Michael, Tabitha, Freddie & Ash

Michael, Tabitha, Freddie & Ash ( 20 Jul 2021 )

Dear Jan, Nathan, Emaan and families. There are no words capable of relieving you all of the pain of your loss. Nev will be remembered always as the wonderful, strong, loving husband, dad and Grandad that he was. Cherish those memories as he remains with you all in your hearts. Sending our heartfelt sympathies and much love to you all. From Sandi, Julz, Lu and David Kneale

Sandi Kneale ( 19 Jul 2021 )

Janice & family

Sorry to hear of Neville’s passing our thoughts are with you

Johns family

Heather Johns ( 19 Jul 2021 )

Jan to you and your Whānau- we send you much love at this time. It was with sadness when we heard the news of Neville's passing. Aroha nui to you all. See you tomorrow afternoon.

Alyson and Des Fitzsimons ( 19 Jul 2021 )

Love you Gradg, Miss you
my angel...Best Dad ever!

Love your lil Petunia xx

Emma ( 19 Jul 2021 )

Dear Jan and family,It was a privilage and honor to have looked after Nev,he was so cheeky at times will miss his cheeky quips in the mornings,Loren Smith (caregiver)

Loren Smith ( 19 Jul 2021 )

Darling jan, we were both so very sad to hear of dear Nev's passing. We will never forget the fun and kindness you both showed us as 'foreigners' all those years ago ,Nev was a total star and i know his loss will be so hard for you, you were an amazing couple. Take care, Dan and Anna xx

Dan and Anna ( 19 Jul 2021 )

Hi Jan , Condolences from Desa Lawrence- have some great memories with Poldark - in Suffolk - i will have a pint for u .

Terry( Desa) & Sheila Lawrence ( 18 Jul 2021 )

Deepest Sympathy
Thinking of you all.
Jeanette and Rachael

Jeanette Keane ( 17 Jul 2021 )

Dear Jan, Nathan, Emily & family so sorry to hear of Nevillie's passing. Such a lovely ex neighbour to have around. He will be truely missed.

Mark & Margaret ( 16 Jul 2021 )

To Jan and family
sending our deepest condolenece to you all.
We have many great memories of Nev.
He was a top fella for a Pom ha ha.
RIP Nev.
From Paul and Diane.

Paul Frank ( 16 Jul 2021 )

Janice and family, our sincere condolences to you of those real good buggars.will certainly be missed. lots of love Peanut,Allana and family

Graham Prestney ( 16 Jul 2021 )

We are so very sad to hear of Poldarks passing Jan. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Vicky and Cameron

Vicky and Cameron Ashton ( 16 Jul 2021 )

Auntie jan and family thinking of you at this time and sending love. xxx

Jackie O'Connor ( 15 Jul 2021 )

dear jan. It was an honor and a privilage to have looked after Nev. his cheeky quips will always be remember. Forever in our hears. Vanessa RN

vanessa ( 15 Jul 2021 )

dear jan. It was an honor and a privilage to have looked after Nev. his cheeky quips will always be remember. Forever in our hears. Vanessa RN

vanessa ( 15 Jul 2021 )

Dear Jan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Nev's passing. I will always have fun memories of Nev and his great sense of humour. All my love and prayers to you and your family xxx

Kay Baker ( 15 Jul 2021 )

jan and family,
so sorry to hear of Nevs passing. he was someone whose humor brightened my day and week always- a real character to be around + never a dull moment thats for sure.
All my love, Neville will be missed dearly but left with everyone are some corker memories and a personality that never truly leaves.

Rebekah Carter ( 15 Jul 2021 )

Dear Janice, Nathan, Emily and families.So saddened to read of our ex neighbour Neville's passing. Thinking of you at this time and sending our love and big hugs to you all. Shirley, Graeme, Louise, Blair and Emily Howarth and families.

Shirley Howarth ( 15 Jul 2021 )

Jan and family
My deepest sympathy to you and your extended family.
RIP Neville
Colleen Holdt

Colleen Holdt ( 15 Jul 2021 )

To Jan,
Our sincrere condolences from Sheila and I, to you and your family on the passing of Neville. Only seems like yesterday that we met at Monks Ely. Many great memories albeit we were never able to catch up that often with our moving to Australia. May God bless you and your family and you are in our prayers.
Ian and Sheila

Ian Fahy ( 14 Jul 2021 )

your laughter, fun etc we will miss for a long time to come . You have left us far to young Neville

Brenda and Lester earby ( 14 Jul 2021 )