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Cherie Dawn Hansen (nee Cooper)
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Cherie passed away peacefully with her loving husband Nicky at her side on Tuesday February 8th 2022 at Nelson Tasman Hospice. Aged 68 years. Loved wife of Nicky, adored and much-loved Mum of Justin and Mariesa and loved mother-in-law of Melissa and David.  Devoted and much loved Nana of Loryn, Jacob; Tayla and Jack. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Dianne and Winston Kemp, Gaylyn and Billy Brown, Gary and Gaye Cooper.  Much loved Aunty of all her nieces and nephews.


Messages can be sent to the Hansen family c/- 110 Aldinga Ave, Stoke, Nelson, 7011 or left online Here. will be available to view following the service also.


In lieu of flowers donations to the Nelson Tasman Hospice would be appreciated. These can be made online at or at the service.


A service to celebrate Cherie will be held at 2pm on Friday 11th of February 2022. Due to the current restrictions, the service will be a private family service. It can however be viewed online both in real-time and also afterward. See link below.


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Chris Regnault

Loving memories of a dear friend and ex-neighbour gone to soon. She was always there with love and support not only for me but anyone who needed it - precious memories not forgotten. My thoughts are with Nicky and Family at this sad time. Sincerely, Melva Hewetson


I will miss you dearly Cherie. XOXO

Tarnz Partridge

Nicky and Family. It has come as a shock to hear of Cherie,s passing. Cherie was such a cheerful, carefree, lovely person and will be sorely missed. Carole has so many fond memories of her early days with her closest cousin and school mate. The two Cooper families in Bluff were very closely linked so Carole remembers them as one big family. With Cherie and Carole being the same age they became really close friends. We have included a Bluff School Photo with both Cherie (front row middle) and Carole ( 2nd row 4th left). Our thoughts go out to Dianne and Gary on the loss of your sister Cherie. We will definitely be watching the livestream of the service tomorrow morning. Please accept our condolences. RIP CHERIE

Carole & Les Knight


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Nic - we are thinking of you and sending our love during this very difficult time. Our journey in life has many ups and downs but losing a loved one is the hardest of all. We both wish you emotional strength to move through this time and let you know we are here for you. Lex & Deb xoxo

Deb & Lex Campbell

Sending our deepest condolences and love to Nicky, Justin, Mariesa, Dianne, Gary and families on the untimely passing of Cherie. Gone far too soon.

Lynette (née Cooper) and Doug Hillstead

Cherie, Sorry I didn't make it over to Nelson to re-connect. The memories from way back don't fade but just get added to as we absorb the extra information shared. You made your mark; soar freely.

Suzanne Sampson

My Loving thoughts are with you all at such a sad time may you treasure all the special memories .Cherie was a very beautiful lady I have lots of fond memories off times spent in Melbourne may she be forever in our hearts Nicola Ryan xxx

Cherie and Nikki were my “South Island Parents” in my younger years when Justin and I were young army lads. They would house us, feed us and lend us all sorts of camping equipment when we went down south with just a few clothes in a bag. I have very fond memories of our time together. Sometimes life just isn’t fair and good people are taken from us all too soon. Jen, Nikki, Mariesa and all the family I really wish I could be with you all now to give you all a hug and just be there to support you. It was a lovely service and you can all be proud of the women Cherie was. All my love Adam

Adam Plumstead


Thinking of you Nicky - Smithy & Muz

Paul Smith (Smithy) /Murry Elford) Muz

Thinking of you all. Love from Christien and family xx

Christien Horton (Cooper)

My sincerest sympathy goes to Nick and all the family on the sad passing of Cherie. My thoughts are with you all at this really difficult time. I have very fond memories of seeing you both on your many trips to   Invercargill.

Natalie Hesson (Invercargill)

Where do I start when I begin talking about this fabulous woman. Cherie was my second Mum in the mid to late 70's. Not    because my Mum wasn't capable, but because Cherie, Nicky, Justin, Mariesa, Mum and I spent so much time together.         Discipline was handed out as if she was my Mum and there was never any disrespect. In recent years she has always made the effort to be available for a catch up when I've returned to NZ for a holiday. Always full of stories and laughter - to the point my stomach would ache and my face super sore from laughing. Never afraid to tell it how it is, which made everything all the more hilarious!! There are too many great times to list and I know everyone has their own moments. There is not a BeeGee's song played where I don't remember this wonderful woman. My fear - it was walking past that stupid maiden-hair fern she held to the highest regard at 131 Queen St - still don't get how that thing suffered from people walking past it. But hey, what the hell would I know? My heart labors between grief and loss then sweet relief that you are now free...breathing without anguish and restored to perfection. You have fought so gallantly, so bravely and so boldly. From me to will be truly missed, but will remain forever in my heart. Fly high angel and RIP beautiful lady. Love always Lia xoxo

Lia Maheno

To Nick and family. We were advised by friends still in Nelson of the passing of Cherie. You may be aware we have lived in    Australia for the past 22 years but still have fond memories of you both and the wonderful times we spent together in Austen Ward Heights and those will continue to remain with us forever. We are both saddened by the news of Cherie's passing and offer to you all our deepest sympathies.

John & Trudy Shore

So sad to hear of Cherie's passing. She is now at peace. Thinking of you Nick, Justin and Mariesa with the very Deepest sympathy. Sorry we can't be there to farewell Cherie but will be watching online. From The McCleely family xx

Karen & Geoff McCleely

Nick, my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Simon Mareangareu

Dear Mr Hansen, Mariesa, Justin and family, Our sincere condolences to you all. Mrs Hansen was like a second mother to me growing up and it was a privilege to have been included into the fold of the Hansen family. Always a ready smile, a hug and a laugh when I would call by. I have no doubt that your loss and grief is very present now, but hope that over the coming months and years this gives way so you can reflect fondly on your memories – share smiles, love and laughter with each other. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Justine, Tim, Abbi, Briar and Maddie.

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