22 Nov 1951 - 30 Mar 2015
22 Nov 1951 - 30 Mar 2015
Inspector N.Z. Police
22.11.51 – 30.3.15
Courageous Kevin passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones.
Treasured ‘boyfriend’ of Catherine, loved father of India, respected and loved friend and mentor of Anita and David, loved father-in-law to Shawna and John, adored ‘big Poppa’ of William, Shawn, Ben and Ada.
‘Forever in our hearts’
Kevin has asked for a colourful funeral ‘no black’.
Kevin’s service was held at the Napier Sailing Club, 36 West Quay, Ahuriri, on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 1.00pm.
So many friends and workmates have surrounded us with love and support which made Kevin’s journey more tolerable. Very special thanks to Jody Jordan, Hilkka Sheffield and the wonderful V6 team, the staff of HBDHB Urology team, especially Nelson and V4, and the A3 and A4 teams who treated Kev with dignity and respect. The amazing Cranford Hospice team enabled care for Kevin at home, as he wished (Marie B you were his star).
Kevin has asked that in lieu of flowers, could a donation be made to Cranford Hospice with thanks, via www.crandfordhospice.org.nz
A tribute to Kevin or a message for his loved ones may be left at our website www.dunstalls.co.nz or posted to the Kalff Family, c/- PO Box 1055, Napier 4140.
Kevin will always be remembered by the class of '65 at Opotiki College. Who could forget that laugh - usually when we were not supposed to be laughing! You did us proud Kevin.
Catherine, we were out of town and are saddened to hear that the good fight is finally over. All the best to you and the family. I personally found my contacts with Kevin through my work very professional with the tricky isues that arose.
Ash & Jane
Kevin, I will miss you terribly. Without your support and encouragement throughout our 'rust' journey together, I doubt I would have made it through this far. I am truly sorry that it was you who didn't. Much love, Maree
No family could be more proud of a man who had achieved so much in his life. A much loved father of India of whom he was so proud. A special son to Daphne, and a much loved brother, brother-in-law, and friend of Larry and Maree, Glenys, Murray and Vicki and all his nephews and nieces.Many wonderful memories will be treasured by us all.
Rest in Peace Kalffy, a great friend and petrol head. Lots of wonderful memories extending from our misspent Wellington days.
You were a great cop and friend, and will be sadly missed.
Our deepest sympathies to Indi and family.
Lots of love Glenda and David
A lifelong friend who was a true larrikin. Enjoyed many days in his company both at work and at play. We shall miss you big fella.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Catherine and the family in your loss of one of the good guys. So many memories to share and friends to support you on this new journey.
Sincere sympathy, Barbara and Paul
Great memories of our time working together in Wellington through the late 1970's and 80's. I was saddened to learn of your passing but am sure you faced your challenge with the same grit and determination you had in your Police work. Even at the worst times we could still expect a smile and cheery comment to keep us on track. My deepest sympathy to you and to your loved ones..
Rest in peace. You will remain in my memories as a "Top Bloke"
Kevin, thinking of your enthusiasm and energy for living. iIn a letter on the death of Michael Collins, Geogre Bernard Shaw wrote: " So tear up your mourning and hang up your brightest colours in his honour." Celebrating your life. Love Sean and Anne
Rest In Peace Cousin Kevin! The wonderful memories created when you visited me here in the States last August are treasured and will remain in my heart forever! My heartfelt condolences to Daphne, India, Catherine, Larry and Maree, Glenys, Murray and all my NZ cousins. May your memories of Kevin and the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days!!
With Love and Sympathy,
Rest in peace kevin, a good friend taken to soon, he will be sadly missed by so many people. Love from all our extended family.
Dear Catherine and all Kev's family.
It saddens me to learn of Kevins passing,the time Iwas in the Bay Kevin was good fun and a good support to my daughter Donna until her passing.We had lots of good fun at the East Pier pub too.
I hope you all care and support each other through this difficult time.
Catherine my intention is to come up with Juliet for a visit and catchup and we could have a cheeky few wines.I'm sure Kevin won't mind.
Another angel taken too soon. Kev you were a big friendly giant with a huge heart and soft soul. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Travel well to your resting place where you will be pain free and able to laugh a lot with the people who have passed before you. Take care up there gentle giant xo
Always a pleasure to work with Kevin - so professional, so genuine & so caring. Special love & best wishes to Catherine and the family. Sally
Wonderful memories of working with a top cop & top guy. I'm sure I speak on behalf of all ex Lower Hutt CIB & CCU unit members in expressing our deepest sympathies on the passing of Kalffy
Our thoughts are with you Catherine and family. A wonderful caring and beautiful man. Glyn