Charles Armistice CORLETT

Auckland, Auckland


CORLETT, Charles Armistice (Buddy). 11-11-1921 to 09-05-2015. Passed away surrounded by his family after fighting adversities but rising to the challenge since his stroke in 2000. Much loved husband of Yvette, and cherished Dad of Neville, Peter, Karen and Bruce, their partners Tascha, Robin,...

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Mrs Corlett, Pete & family - over the years Buddy would have done as much as any single person to get and keep East Aucklanders fit and healthy. Being singled out by him for special mention at a Gym night prize-giving because you nearly managed to turn a crouch into a handstand, made a kid so proud you wanted to burst. He's well remembered.
(steve, for the Woodhouse family)

Sincere condolences to the Corlett family. Our father, Owen Rutledge, who died in December 2009, often talked of his mate Buddy Corlett. I believe they played both soccer and basketball together in their youth. It sounds as though they were both courageous battlers in their final days too.
They leave a big gap in the family, but lived their lives to the fullest, creating many great memories for us all to cherish.
from the Rutledge family - Brian, Allan & Julie

My deepest condolences to the Corlett family. And to Buddy, so many wonderful memories, thank you for these. Our trip around the South Island, magic. I hope you and mom are enjoying a sip, and feeling the love....that is all for you. RIP...

Buddy Corlett What a great man sportsman and all round nice guy What an inspiration for all of us to live up too. Thoughts prayers and condolences to Yvette and the family at this time Gone But Will Never Be Forgotten God Bless

Terry Brooks

Dear Yvette and family
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We have wonderful memories, of you both, when visiting Dunedin to open our Retirement Village.
Kindest regards
Residents and staff of Yvette Williams Retirement Village

From all the young basketballers playing in the secondary school competitions at PYCC Friday nights - thank you for all your encouragement and for making the game so much fun. You gave so much to us all.

What a kind caring family man you were Buddy. Yvette and your loving family were your world and you theirs.You were loved by all, so gentle, with a good sense of humour, full of mischief with that twinkle in your eye. There seemed to be no holding you back. Your trusty scooter meant you were able to tend your garden and to venture out to have a wee flutter on the horses. My love and thoughts are with you all at this sad timeMargie xx

Remembering all the happy times our families shared. Great memories.
Heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Wally and Charmaine, and the Ewan family.

Dear Yvette and sad but time to rejoice the life of a great man. I will cherish the memories forever. Never will be picking a race horse be the same again- his wonderful sense of fun was a joy. Thank you all so much for allowing so many to share Buddy with you over the years. My heartfelt apologies for not being able to be there with you all at this time. Like Jack, Buddy will never be forgotten. My love, Dennis x (UK).