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Richard William Longshaw
  • 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
(Author unknown)

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.



 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 6th July 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Anna Leese on 5th July 2016

"Miss you uncle Richard xox"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 31st March 2016

"I miss you Richie. Keep killing flies in the hope you'll come back and haunt me. Jenxxx"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 19th March 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 5th July 2015

"Dear Richie missing you today.

Soft soul gentle man
Voyaging now ever more
Leaving us behind."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 4th July 2015

"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"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 2nd April 2015

"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."

This tribute was added by Dave Hosegood on 31st March 2015

"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"

This tribute was added by carolyn leese on 31st March 2015

"Saw someone who looked just like you in the street this week-what a shock it gave me and evoked sad memories"

This tribute was added by Debbie Melling on 31st March 2015

"Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace Rich.  Lots love Tony & Debbie"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 31st March 2015

"Three years ago today. Still feel lost."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 7th October 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 26th September 2014

"Having a missing you day. :( Jen"

This tribute was added by carolyn leese on 5th July 2014

"Happy 60th Birthday Rich. Missing you and thankful for your life. Walk tall out there xoxo"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 4th July 2014

"Happy 60th dear Richie. Miss you more each day. Love, Jen"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 4th July 2014

"Happy Birthday bub I wish you were here so we could celebrate your 60th together. I miss you so much xxxx"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 2nd July 2014

"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)"

This tribute was added by carolyn leese on 31st March 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 30th March 2014

"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."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 30th March 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 17th February 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by Dave Hosegood on 2nd January 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 26th December 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 26th December 2013

"Thinking of you today Richie. Another Christmas gone by without you."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 1st September 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 6th July 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Debbie Melling on 5th July 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Kylea Heaton on 5th July 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 5th July 2013

"Sat by the sea in Napier this afternoon and thought of you Richie. Doesn't get any easier this missing you."

This tribute was added by carolyn leese on 5th July 2013

"Thinking of you with love and thankfulness that I had a brother.xo"

This tribute was added by Dave Hosegood on 3rd July 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 3rd July 2013

"Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday.
Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
i love you bub."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 5th April 2013

"Death leaves a heartache no one can ever heal.
Love leaves cherished memories no one can ever steal."

This tribute was added by Katherine Krohn on 1st April 2013

"Thinking about you Richard.. you are still very missed xxxxxx"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 1st April 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Anna Leese on 31st March 2013

"Miss you Uncle Richard xxxx"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 31st March 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by carolyn leese on 31st March 2013

"Strange you are not here to talk to.
Life is precious.
You live in our memories"

This tribute was added by Debbie Melling on 30th March 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by becky hosegood on 30th March 2013

"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.
Boo"

This tribute was added by Dave Hosegood on 30th March 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Jen Longshaw on 1st March 2013

"The best and most caring brother in the world. Not a minute goes by that I don't think of you. Love Jen"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 25th February 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Doug Griffin on 4th December 2012

"A real good guy, not many of them left that I know."

This tribute was added by DAVID HOSEGOOD on 4th December 2012

"For ever remembered and will always be missed only  in our memories and dreams now

D"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 2nd December 2012

"Nikita is with you now. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Roy garrett on 3rd November 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Anna Leese on 2nd November 2012

"You are dearly missed, Uncle Richard
xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 20th October 2012

"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"

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 26th August 2012

"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."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 26th July 2012

"I LOVE YOU, ALWAYS HAVE, ALWAYS WILL!.~~~My soulmate~~~. Thank.you for filling my heart with so many, many happy memories."

This tribute was added by Diane Longshaw on 25th June 2012

"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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