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Eric Davy
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17th Nov 1945 – 4th June 2021


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Eric Kay Davy in Nelson on the 4th June 2021 aged, 76 years. Beloved husband and soul mate to Diane Davy married for 54 years, loving father to Darrin, Mark, Amanda and father-in-law to Brett, Michelle, and Lina. Adored pop to Aaron, Liam, Logan, Cole, Madison, Daniel, Regan and Dylan.


Eric served his community for 41 years in Ministry of Transport in Road Policing and three terms as a Nelson City councilor - a passionate man who always wanted to help people and his community. A true scholar and gentlemen, your warmth and kindness will always surround us and our special memories will forever be in our hearts.


Awas celebration of Eric’s life was held at the Headingly Centre, 2 Headingly Lane, Richmond on Saturday 12th June 2021 at 1:30pm. Eric's funeral service can also be viewed live here.

In lieu of flowers donations to The Nelson Tasman Region Hospice would be appreciated and can be made at the service or online at


Messages can be sent to 10 Marino Grove Richmond 7020 or left online here


"Thank you Eric for your friendship. As a Traffic Sergeant in Dunedin you were one of the very few who, after I had been seriously assaulted in 1984 just before Queens Birthday Weekend, supported me and my wife Daphne throughout my recovery. You got me back into model trains and there were many a night where we slapped plaster around your layout and talked rubbish. I will always value your friendship". Trevor Buchanan

"Diane, our thoughts are with you on the passing of Eric. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. It was always great to have a chat with Eric".Diane & Lyndon Chandler

"We are saddened to hear of Eric's sudden passing. We have known you for 55 years We went to your beautiful Wedding to Diane, kept in touch for all those years. Our visit in March to see you both was special spending the day all together. We will still keep in touch with Diane. Friendship is a privilege, and its been a privilege to have been your friend. Love to All The Family". Pam and Allan Davies, New Plymouth

"We were so devastated to be told of Eric's sudden death and to come to the realization that our friend and colleague of 35 years had passed. Over the years Eric Davy and I have been great friends and colleagues. Dianne and Lee also became very firm friends over the years and to Dianne and the Davy family, be aware of our sympathy at this time. We regret, due to my health problems, we are unable to travel to the funeral but will follow the service online and we will be thinking of you all". Selwyn and Lee Law

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