Robert Nairn GILLIES
1950 - 2021
GILLIES, Robert Nairn. 28 March 1950 - 07 May 2021 Loved second son of Robert and Mariana. Beloved husband and partner of Lynette. So loved by daughter Merenia, and Airlie, and Leaska and his 7 mokopuna, and one mokopuna tuarua. Remembered by musicians everywhere. Funeral at Tūnohopū and Kauae. Arohanui na te whanau.

Published by The New Zealand Herald on May 10, 2021.
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I knew Robert from Malfroy Primary School days, Intermediate and RBHS he was my first friend and we hung out until I joined the Navy in 1967,we went to all the Elvis movies and he loved the blues especially Fats Domino and Sounds of Silence, He was a gentle person from a great family and I so much want to pay my respects!
Bill Shaw
May 14, 2021
Its always a tragic loss when a great kauri falls. In this case a well respected, talented and admired one .... our Robbie. Rest easy now Robbie with the angels and your mighty ancestors.
Our most sincere condolences to all of Robbie's beautiful family and our very special love to you Lynnie our darling friend always, Jenny and John
Jenny Murray
May 12, 2021
Kia ora koutou te whnau, it is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Uncle Robert. I had the pleasure of meeting him not long before the covid lockdown struck our beautiful country. He was with Uncle Bom and called in to see me at my workplace in Masterton. They had been to visit the then, only other surviving comrade of the 28th Mori Battalion Epineha Ratapu. Uncle Robert mentioned how he was looking forward to heading to Sydney, Australia to celebrate his 70th birthday with his daughter who lived in NSW. My deepest condolences, prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Arohanui Dallas Gillies
(granddaughter of Piri and Bena Gillies, Papawai, Wairarapa)
Dallas Gillies
May 11, 2021
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