Ronald George STARNES
STARNES, Ronald George (Ron). Born May 10, 1959. On January 6th 2022, Ron tragically passed away doing what he loved most, surrounded by the people he loved. My husband, my soulmate, my dance partner for 40 years, will be forever in my heart and those most precious to him. A private cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ron's life will be announced in due course. Till we meet again on the slopes, all my love Sal xxx


Published by The New Zealand Herald from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2022.
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Sally, Laura, James and families. Know that our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Ron will be sadly missed by so many. All our love Jeff and Jan Begbie xx
Jeff and Jan Begbie
Friend
January 22, 2022
To Dear Sally, James, Laura and Families We are deeply saddened to hear of Ron's passing, our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Always a smile and a witty jokes, his personality and love of life we will miss dearly. Tairua will not be the same. Jen and Graham
Jen and Graham Beare
January 18, 2022
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Starnes family for their tragic loss. Ron was a gentle, knowledgeable person to work for and will be greatly missed by so many he touched and helped.
Eugene Pawliw
Work
January 15, 2022
There are no words to express the extent you will be missed Ron and, the impact you had on so many. Your gentle, kind spirit and open arms welcoming everyone as a friend - always. I´ll forever be enormously grateful for the welcome you gave me, and will remember your strength as it lives on through your family. Sending love from afar x
Jess Williams
Friend
January 15, 2022
A Sheriff to reveal no other, The Kindest hearted man i new to many & all, We morn the passing of a Great Rangatira /Gem that walked amidst us all Blessings & Aroha go the all your whanau at this time, Rest easy in the after world Ron Starnes
Romana Kana
Work
January 14, 2022
Sally Laura, James & family Barbara and myself are sending our deepest and sincere condolences to you all at this tragic time. We both have wonderful memories of "Starnee" socially and professionally he was held in very high regard. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron you will be missed, you were larger than life rest easy my friend
Paul & Barbara Gierc
Friend
January 13, 2022
Sending our love and heartfelt condolences to Sally, Laura, James and their families at this sad and difficult time. We're thinking of you all and wishing you strength, comfort and peace. Our relationship with Ron spanned over four decades and his humour, antics and company will be sorely missed. A great character, dive partner, fisherman, and friend. Forever in our hearts. Bruce and Donna
Bruce and Donna
Friend
January 13, 2022
Sal, Laura, James & family Paul and I have just heard the sad news of the tragic passing of our friend and work colleague Ron. We are sending you our sincere and deepest condolences at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with those still in hospital and wish them a speedy and full recovery. Much love Paul and Barbara Gierc Gisborne
Barbara Gierc
Friend
January 13, 2022
I'm not sure there are any words to say how sorry I am for your loss. Look after yourselves and each other, and know how much he touched the lives of people around him, in such an amazing way. "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Sending Hugs XX
Carole Evans
Friend
January 13, 2022
Out thoughts and prayers are with those closest, and in the wider Starnes family, as you grieve the sudden loss of Ron in the boating tragedy last week. We hope that the children and other adults involved will recover fully. With our love to you all from Miriam (wife of the late Les Starnes - d 2020), Murray, Delwyn (Brigham), and Craig plus spouses and families.
Miriam Starnes
Family
January 12, 2022
Best friend and neighbour anyone could wish for. Many wonderful memories on land and water full of fun and laughter
Don & Karen
January 12, 2022
Sal, Laura, James & families; we´re heartbroken and send you all our love. Ron was such a generous spirit who could never do enough for you, as well as being incredibly funny. We didn´t get to see him as much as we would have liked, but we will miss him.
Rich & Jo
Family
January 12, 2022
Deepest sympathy. As the papers reported he was a hero, and you must be sp proud. I am Nancy Starnes first cousin, Nancy's father Lesley was my Mums brother and I did meet Ron when he was about 10 or so. Sadly distance has conspired against a closer bond, although he did pop-up on my ancestry, I sent a note but no reply. I am in contact with Ros Mitchell and through her Ross, we are such a small family. Have been thinking of you and your family with love since I heard.
Rosemary
Family
January 11, 2022
To Sal, Laura, James and families, Our heartfelt sympathy and love to you all on the tragic loss of your beloved Ron, Dad and Poppa. Tairua will not be the same without his cheeky grin and chats at the gate. The little ones are in our thoughts constantly and we hope for a complete recovery soon. Love and hugs from our family to yours.
Ridler Family
Friend
January 11, 2022
STARNES, Ron George (Dad/Poppa). Born May 10, 1959. Passed away on January 06, 2022. Tragically, the world lost one of its best and the hole in our hearts is immense. Our Poppa and Dad, a kind, gentle, funny and smart man who knew how to love deeply, chat and laugh. You dropped everything for us and gave us your all. Throw a ball to Tommy for us. We love you forever Dad, we love you forever Poppa. Love your Buttons, Richie, Zoe, Indie and Maisy xxx


January 12, 2022
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