Erlin John Thomsen

26 May 1919 - 27 Jan 2019

NZ Army 1939-1945 – Private No.73306

Peacefully on January 27, 2019 at Atawhai. Aged 99years.

A loved husband.

Loved father and father in law of Marie and Keith Dolman, Kevin and Bev Thomsen and Chris and Tom Taylor.

Treasured poppa to his 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Erl’s life will be held at St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Gloucester Street, Taradale on Thursday January 31, 2019 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Cranford hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service or via

All messages to the Thomsen family C/o PO Box 1055, Napier 4140.