Let the memory of Richard be with us forever. Let his love for us comfort us as we grieve for him.
  • 57 years old
  • Born on July 5, 1954 in Napier, New Zealand.
  • Passed away on March 31, 2012 in Napier at his home with his family, New Zealand.

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.



 

Posted by Anna Leese on 5th July 2018
Happy birthday uncle Richard. Wish you could have met Matteo. He loves tomato sauce too xox
Posted by Mekhaela Cher on 5th July 2018
I met you through your gorgeous sister Jen, and I always remember you as a kind, gentle soul. RIP Richard. Much love Jen, xx
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 5th July 2018
Missing you. Love Jen
Posted by Diane Longshaw on 5th July 2018
Happy Birthday. I miss you more on on your special day because i cant be with you. Love you xxx
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 31st March 2018
I wish you were here right now Richie. Doesn't get any easier.
Posted by Diane Longshaw on 31st March 2018
ALWAYS
Posted by Diane Longshaw on 31st March 2018
I love you
Posted by Dave Hosegood on 8th February 2018
Hi Rich been thinking about you quite a bit over last few months today i looked out on the paddocks and realised that one of our dreams was slowly coming to fruition. (You would love it) The apricot tree in the garden has spawned some thirty eight trees here . and soon fifty more. I call it your orchard had a few tough months and i really wanted you to be around man i miss you. You would have been good to mull things over with but alas that was not to be, only in my dreams. At least i still have them and your there.
Posted by Diane Longshaw on 5th July 2017
Your birthday has come around again and I wish i could share it with you. Miss you so much.Always in my heart xxx
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 5th July 2017
Another birthday gone by. :(
Posted by Dave Hosegood on 31st March 2017
Richard I miss you heaps man been lots a times recently when i have really wanted to have you around to talk too in person still talk to you in my dreams we still discuss about problems somtimes wonder if its you thats keeping me sane or is that insane probably the later LOL Yes probably is i do really miss you Rich
Posted by Diane Longshaw on 31st March 2017
Love leaves a broken heart no one else can heal. But your love leaves memories no one can steal.
Posted by Diane Longshaw on 31st March 2017
Still missed so very much. Thank you for being at my side when times were hard or scary or tricky and every other time i needed you.I will always love you Richard xxx I miss you
Posted 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
Posted by Anna Leese on 5th July 2016
Miss you uncle Richard xox
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 5th July 2015
Dear Richie missing you today. Soft soul gentle man Voyaging now ever more Leaving us behind.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Debbie Melling on 31st March 2015
Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace Rich. Lots love Tony & Debbie
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 31st March 2015
Three years ago today. Still feel lost.
Posted 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
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 26th September 2014
Having a missing you day. :( Jen
Posted by Carolyn Leese on 5th July 2014
Happy 60th Birthday Rich. Missing you and thankful for your life. Walk tall out there xoxo
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 4th July 2014
Happy 60th dear Richie. Miss you more each day. Love, Jen
Posted 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
Posted 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)
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Jen Longshaw on 26th December 2013
Thinking of you today Richie. Another Christmas gone by without you.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Carolyn Leese on 5th July 2013
Thinking of you with love and thankfulness that I had a brother.xo
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Katherine Krohn on 1st April 2013
Thinking about you Richard.. you are still very missed xxxxxx
Posted 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.
Posted by Anna Leese on 31st March 2013
Miss you Uncle Richard xxxx
Posted 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

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