Russel Grant Skedgwell

20 Nov 1956 - 14 Aug 2021

Russel Grant Skedgwell

20 Nov 1956 - 14 Aug 2021

Peacefully at Te Rangimarie Hospice, New Plymouth on Saturday 14 August 2021, aged 64.

Father of Simon and grandfather of Hine and Marama.

Loved brother of Roy and Helen, Gail and Russell Hardy, Glenn, and Maureen.

Respected uncle of his niece and nephews.

Messages to the Skedgwell family may be left on Russel’s tribute page at

Due to Covid-19 Level changes, Russel will be cremated and the family will hold a memorial service for him when unrestricted gatherings are once again allowed.


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Deepest condolences to family and friends.
I remember Russell as a quiet gentle person, sharp thinker and caring and respectful nature.😔
Always has a special place in my ❤
Arohanui Linda and Whanau

Linda Goodwin-White ( 15 Sep 2021 )

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Memories of a long friendship with Boots.

Maree Hughes & family

Maree Hughes ( 15 Sep 2021 )

Always in my heart brother Russel. I remember all the good times we had together.
My condolences to all the family.

Billy Powell ( 23 Aug 2021 )

I remember Uncle Russell from when i was a little girl.
He married my Mum's sister,i was only young but i attended their wedding.
Uncle Russell was such a handsome man.A couple of times in my childhood ,Uncle Russell and Aunty Gail lived nearby. Foxton and Rata. I remember Russell as being quiet ,peacable with long wavy hair.
Simon was born on my birthday, Aunty Gail said he was my birthay present.👍
I think Simon is like his Dad quiet , thoughtful and long wavy hair😏I wonder if Russell loved plants and gardens like Simon?
I believe in Gods promise at Revelation 21:3,4 and i look forward to a better time when we will meet our loved ones again.John 5:28,29.
Rest in Peace ,Uncle Russell Lots of Love Stella and Nessa. we were both at your wedding 💚❤

Stella Reweti nee Eustace ( 20 Aug 2021 )

Grew up together. Best mate always.
Rest in peace brother.
Russell White

Russell White ( 19 Aug 2021 )

Condolences to the Skegwell family. Russel a good friend from earliest primary school days and since. A gutsy bloke and always a loyal friend. RIP.

Richard Baxter ( 16 Aug 2021 )

Our condolences to Russel's family. A sad loss of a great workmate and good guy.

Andy and the team at Bidfood New Plymouth.

Andy Hay ( 16 Aug 2021 )

fly free my cousin guess we wont be having a beer together. going to miss our Facebook chats. rest free of pain until we meet again in heavens gardens 💔

Janine ( 16 Aug 2021 )