- 57 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 5, 1954
- Place of birth:
Napier, New Zealand
- Date of passing: Mar 31, 2012
- Place of passing:
Napier at his home with his family, New Zealand
|Let the memory of Richard be with us forever. Let his love for us comfort us as we grieve for him.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Richard Longshaw, 57, born on July 5, 1954 and passed away on March 31, 2012. We will love and remember him forever.
A big man with a giant heart. Richard was an extremely honest and loyal man who never wavered from his beliefs and values. Once he befriended anyone he was their friend for life no matter the circumstances.
Richard also had a wicked sense of humour, and his dry wit and irony are one of the things I miss most about him.
Richard had a great love and appreciation for nature and for life in all it's forms. He not only "stopped and smelt the roses' but he also watched and marveled at the creatures on the roses.
Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
When we were together.
"Happy Birthday Bub
May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear
How much i miss you and wish that you were here.xxx"
"Miss you uncle Richard xox"
"I miss you Richie. Keep killing flies in the hope you'll come back and haunt me. Jenxxx"
"Thank you for teaching me how to turn problems into adventures. i am a more chilled person because you loved me. i still miss you so much xxx"
"Dear Richie missing you today.
Soft soul gentle man
Voyaging now ever more
Leaving us behind."
"Oh bub i miss you so much. Happy 61st birthday my darling Richard.
If memories bring us closer then we are never far apart
for you are always in my thoughts and forever in my heart..
I’ve lost my life’s companion, a life linked with my own,
You’re still mine to remember, a husband proud to be my own..
Many a tear I’ve shed since I lost you,Many more will continue to fall,
You took my happiness with you,The happiest hours of all.
Love you forever xxxxxx"
"I MISS YOU SO MUCH. It has been three years but you are my first thoughts every morning and my last thoughts every night. When you left a part of me went with you. I have come to realize that I will never get it back. i will Love you ALWAYS."
"Another mate year surley it has not been three it seems like It was only yesterday
Still we talk in on our Dreams
We still have those debates wished you could stay though
But alas It's not to be so ou are missed by many and all"
"Saw someone who looked just like you in the street this week-what a shock it gave me and evoked sad memories"
"Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace Rich. Lots love Tony & Debbie"
"Three years ago today. Still feel lost."
"I miss your comfort and humour. You could always make me see the sunshine through the cloud and darkness. Some days are just harder than others without you. Love you bub xxx"
"Having a missing you day. :( Jen"
"Happy 60th Birthday Rich. Missing you and thankful for your life. Walk tall out there xoxo"
"Happy 60th dear Richie. Miss you more each day. Love, Jen"
"Happy Birthday bub I wish you were here so we could celebrate your 60th together. I miss you so much xxxx"
"Time does not bring relief
Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year's bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go - so with his memory they brim.
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, 'There is no memory of him here!'
And so stand stricken, so remembering him.
Edna St Vincent Millay (1892 -1950)"
"Rest in Peace..Richard.
I suppose you are wondering if I will arrive up there one day with a computer under my arm needing to be fixed?
Watch over Diane, xo"
"Not a day goes by Richie when you aren't missed. Wish I could be even half as accepting of all the stupid in the world as you were. Or half as patient."
"Richard it's two years today and I love and miss you more than ever.
You always waited for me,
Anxious, if I were late,
In winter at the window,
In summer by the gate,
Although I laugh and seem carefree,
And make no outward show,
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.
Love you bub xxx"
"Richard, I miss you so much. Once again i am sleepless aching for just a glimpse of you, I try to be strong but the nights are so tough without you.You were always there for me and believed in me.and that gives me the strength to get through the days, but the nights are still bad. I love you Bub. xxxxxxx"
"Richard we have started another year 2014
still miss you heaps man
Some how ideas and things just dont seem to come as quickly theses days
I don't have you to bounce some of my crazy ideas off we talk often in my dreams i discuss them then
They are poor substitute for the real thing
Yes mate i miss you a lot
2014 should bring a few new surprises for all i think and i believe you will be impressed only time will tell
i have and always will miss you"
"Christmas has come and gone my love and was hard without you by my side. I miss you so much bub it is like part of me is missing. Thank you for all the wonderful Christmases we had together. Thank you for the love and thoughfulness, the caring and the patience, not to mention the humour.Jen and I laughed and laughed yesterday with memories of your wit. Be at peace. I will always love you xxx"
"Thinking of you today Richie. Another Christmas gone by without you."
"You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love, I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe, I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because
I was loved by you"
"Spent your birthday with friends and family. You were thought of by all with love, laughter and respect. Very much missed, especially by me. A difficult day made easier by the love and support of family.I LOVE YOU."
"As you knew Tony doesn't say much when it comes to feelings, so will say it for him. We mention your name often, we miss your cheery smile often and we think of you often. Debbie & Tony xx"
"Mum and I spent some time talking about you last night - just remembering you, your happy ways and your ability to always make us laugh, if I close my eyes I can still see you sitting by the fish bins with scallop shells all around, a smile on your face, a sparkle in your eyes as you help us clean and stack the mountain of shells in front of us. we miss you"
"Sat by the sea in Napier this afternoon and thought of you Richie. Doesn't get any easier this missing you."
"Thinking of you with love and thankfulness that I had a brother.xo"
"Richard i really miss you just having you to be able to discuss things would give clarity to problems we face everyday.
5TH july is your birthday.I cannot call you or speak to you only in my dreams. But you are there mate as always"
"Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday.
Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
i love you bub."
"Death leaves a heartache no one can ever heal.
Love leaves cherished memories no one can ever steal."
"Thinking about you Richard.. you are still very missed xxxxxx"
"A year has passed bub and the pain of not having you by my side has not dimmed. I miss you so much. I love you."
"Miss you Uncle Richard xxxx"
"Really really miss you Richie. No one can ever take your place.
You'll be happy to know I did a Stargate Atlantis marathon in your memory today though it wasn't the same without you telling me all the back stories. Love you forever. Jen"
"Strange you are not here to talk to.
Life is precious.
You live in our memories"
"Doesn't seem like a year Rich. Tony and I miss the times you just used to pop in for a catch up. I can still see myself cringing when I made you a coffee with very little coffee and 5 heaped teaspoons of coffee. I always made sure the cup that you liked was in the cupboard."
"Over the past year I have thought you, You are constantly in our conversations with dad and mum you are very much missed. Your computer problem solving I really miss, especially when i could not solve it. At times like this you are really, really missed.
"Richard its been a year now
You have constantly been in my thoughts and dreams you are so missed by not only myself but all your friends and family.
today is you first day of remembrance of many.
my memories are as strong as and you will never be forgotten in my family"
"The best and most caring brother in the world. Not a minute goes by that I don't think of you. Love Jen"
"Richard you always knew when I just wanted to vent and kept quiet and just let me go. You knew when I needed your help and guidance. I miss your wisdom and advice. I didn't always take it but there was always merit in your words. Love you darling and god I miss you so much. xxx"
"A real good guy, not many of them left that I know."
"For ever remembered and will always be missed only in our memories and dreams now
"Nikita is with you now. I miss you."
"Stick I cant believe you have gone you were a good mate and the most straight up guy I have known CHEERS MATE. I hope to see you in a better place. Roy"
"You are dearly missed, Uncle Richard
"It has been 29 weeks now my love and I still can't believe you are gone. I miss so much about you but most of all I miss not having you in my life. Always in my heart Love Diane"
"Richard, you always accepted people as the individuals they are no matter their quirks or behavoiurs. Often when I complained about, or criticised someone you would say " But that is who they are, accept them for who they are not what you expect them to be." Thank you for teaching me to be a better person. I love you."
"I LOVE YOU, ALWAYS HAVE, ALWAYS WILL!.~~~My soulmate~~~. Thank.you for filling my heart with so many, many happy memories."
"I miss you my love.I miss your silly sayings and your wonderful sense of humour.
"We are not accepting consequences today".
"We're going need a bigger boat""
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