Lydia Joyce WEVERS
Lychgate Funeral Home
cnr Willis & Aro Sts
Wellington, Wellington
WEVERS, Lydia Joyce. At home in Wellington on 4 September 2021 with her family around her. An extraordinary woman. Dearly loved wife of Alastair Bisley; mother of Sebastian, Lizzie and Tom; mother-in-law of Bryony; and grandmother of Max, Matilda and Thea. Sister of Jeremy Spanjaard, Francis, Maarten and Nick Wevers. A private burial for immediate family will be held at Makara Cemetery on Wednesday 8 September, and a service to remember Lydia will follow when circumstances allow. Special thanks to Lydia's doctors, all staff at Wellington Hospital involved in her care over many years, to the Wellington District Nurses and Health Care Assistants and the staff at Mary Potter Hospice. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Mary Potter Hospice. Lychgate Funerals FDANZ 385 0745

Published by The New Zealand Herald on Sep. 7, 2021.
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Lydia's scholarship and her inner radiance helped Victoria University acquire a more human and global presence. I miss her. Moe moe ra taku whaia ko wahine toa. Thank you Lydia. Deepest sympathy to her whanau.
Anne Phillips
September 30, 2021
a memory of Lala was her picking me and my siblings up from school every Wednesday. another memory was going on a grandma day with her and my other grandma. I have tons of memory's with Lala
matilda bisley
September 22, 2021
Lala was a very nice person and i liked coming to tillys house and she would be standing there and say "hello!"
indie janse
September 22, 2021
We have many wonderful memories of Lydia and Alastair during their time in Brussels, and are in awe of her achievements. She was a humorous witty and generous friend. Sincere sympathy to all her family. Alan and Jillian Wilkinson. Siegburg Germany, Cambridge UK
September 22, 2021
Dear Maarten. So sorry to read of the loss of Lydia. Remember Lydia from our days of growing up together. My thoughts are with you, Jeremy, Francis and Lydia's family at this sad time. Trevor Campbell
Trevor Campbell
September 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to Lydia's family and friends. I met Lydia personally only twice, I think, separated by some 12 years, but on each occasion her warmth of personality and her generosity shone through. Her death is a great loss.
Robert Hannah
September 16, 2021
The Heuser family extends Heartfelt condolences to the Wevers family at the loss of Lydia. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Trish Heuser
September 10, 2021
My sincere sympathies to you all. Lydia had a fierce mind and was a generous colleague. We had the occasional coffee while I was working at Vic, and she was both intellectually impressive and personally kind. She will be missed by many.
Gillian Green
September 10, 2021
Our Empathy Research Team are so grateful that Lydia gave her time so generously at the end of her life so that we could build kind, empathetic healthcare environments for all New Zealanders. Her gift of time, wisdom, and critical thinking has inspired us and we will miss her. VUW Faculty of Health - Empathy Research Team, Helen, Caz, Chris, Tosin & Deborah
Helen Rook
September 9, 2021
I did not know Lydia well, nor did I get to spend a lot of time with her. However, during the short time I did while at VUW she made a profound impact on me. She was a kind, strong, generous and deeply thoughtful scholar, woman and leader. Alofaaga e le mavae, ia manuia lou malaga, Lydia - you will live forever in the love of your family and friends, go well in your journey home.
Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni
September 9, 2021
Lydia was an inspiring and vigorous teacher whose sense of reading was large and who impressed upon her students the idea that life and art were vitally interconnected... a thrilling idea for a seventeen year old girl coming to her first university tutorial in English Literature. I am sorry she has left the room of learning. She will be much missed Kirsty Gunn, VUW 1978-80
September 9, 2021
Dear Alastair and family. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lydia. She led a wondefully full life and left a legacy that most of us can only aspire to. Please accept our warmest sympathies. Kia kaha. Nick and Christine Hurley
Nick Hurley
September 8, 2021
I did not know Lydia very well but I know that my parents both knew her well from their time at Victoria (in their later years) and would want me to send her family and loved ones their deepest condolences, their admiration for Lydia as a wonderful friend and scholar, and their love. My father worked at the Stout Centre when researching his study of New Zealand prisoners of war in Turkey during WWI, and I know he greatly enjoyed working with Lydia. She was also one of my mother's favourite tutors and lecturers when she studied English, and my mother often spoke of her. Lydia is a huge loss to New Zealand's cultural and literary life but of course most of all to her whanau and to all those who loved her. My deepest sympathies; arohanui.
Jane Hurley
September 8, 2021
A wonderful woman who worked in the house next door at Victoria University.was always welcoming me to her office..
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
My heart is sad. Deepest sympathy to all her family. Marie Chapman (The nurse)
September 8, 2021
Kia ora whanau of Lydia
Deepest sympathies on your loss. Always admired from afar and delighted to have had the chance to work closely with her a couple of years ago. Intelligent, compassionate, astute.
Much to admire as she rests in love
Yvonne Underhill-Sem
September 8, 2021
Dear Alastair and family
Thinking of you all at this time and remembering Lydia from our student days.
With feelings of loss and warmest wishes,
Alan Hinkley
(VUW English 1969)
Alan Hinkley
September 7, 2021
To Lizzie and family, My sincere condolences. Wish I had known Lydia better but what I saw I definitely liked and admired. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Hope Lydia has a wonderful life celebration.
Mark Stocker
September 7, 2021
Dearest Alastair, Tom & family

What a huge loss for you all to lose dear Lydia - such an amazing and extraordinary woman, loved by many - take heart that we're thinking of you at this sad time.

Peter, Louise and Alexis .
Louise Rider
September 7, 2021
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