Colin Ernest Francis

16 Apr 1946 - 07 Apr 2024

died at home in the early hours of Sunday the 7th of April 2024. 

Col was a unique, loyal, fun-loving man. He loved his sport, his wine, his mates, Hawke’s Bay and most of all, his family.  

He is survived by wife Helen, children Kirsty, Doron and Rebecca and six precious grandchildren. 

A service to celebrate Colin’s life will be held in The Napier War Memorial on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 1pm. A livestream of the service will be available at  

All messages to The Francis Family C/o PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140.