Allan John Birtwistle

Allan John Birtwistle

16 August 1937 - 4 April 2021

Allan John Birtwistle

Service Details

8 April, 2021
11:00 am
St Luke's Anglican Church
Amohia Street
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Allan died aged 83 years in Rotorua Hospital after suffering an accident. He passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends. Loved husband of Winsome Birtwistle, father of Mark, Bruce and Sahra Birtwistle, grandfather of Fallyn, Beau, Xavier, Truman and Riley. We will miss him so much, as will his friends at the Masonic Lodge. A Service will be held to celebrate Allan’s life at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Amohia Street, Rotorua, on Thursday, 8 April, commencing 11.00am. All communications to The Birtwistle Family, 22 Uta Street, Utuhina, Rotorua. Enquiries to Osbornes Funeral Directors on 07 348 3600.


  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of such a lovely man. You will be sadly missed.

    Maree Ferguson, Victoria, Rotorua
  2. missing Allan so much now Winsome – he was a good mate & brother Freemason – he is sadly missed at L Rotorua 153 I will keep in touch as usual & give me a call at any time if you need a hand or just someone to talk to.
    Geoff Mather

    Geoff Mather, Rotorua
  3. To Allan’s family. I am so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. I met Allan at QE Health when he was attending pool classes. We had many interesting discussions about many topics.
    He always expressed how proud he was of all his family. I will miss our talks and his smile and cheeky sense of humor.

    Sandra Hope, Rotorua
  4. Aaaw Allan, we will truly miss your visits…Your immense pride in your family, your Navy career and the Lodge!

    “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out” – George Bernard Shaw – you were always a true gentleman Allan!

    You gave so much to so many people! A real loss!

    Sherry and Jen - Advocate Print, Rotorua
  5. To Winsome and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Allan. He was always a friendly face and with a warm welcome whenever we met. He will be sadly missed at our Remembrance Services and Parades in Rotorua. His Service in the Royal New Zealand Navy was very much appreciated.
    Sincere condolences,
    Ski Wisnesky, Regional Naval Officer Rotorua

    Ski Wisnesky, Rotorua
  6. Dear Winsome. So sad to hear the news. I only visited Allan last Wednesday. such a shock.

    kind regards, Bruce.

    Bruce Buchanan, Tauranga
  7. Dear Winsome and family,
    We offer our sincere condolences on Alan’s passing; we will miss a golfing friend of many years.

    Ada and Bill Lindsay (Auckland)

    William Lindsay, Auckland
  8. Dear Winsome and Family,

    Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Allen was always very proud of his family and would often come down to our office with a big smile on his face, to show us what you were up to whether it was about university, sporting achievements or a new grandchild being born.

    If there is anything you need at this time please let us know.

    Kind Regards
    Malcolm, Stephanie, harriet and the team at Adlam Painters Ltd

    Adlam Painters Ltd - Malcolm ,Steph and Harriet, Rotorua
  9. So sorry to read the above I new Alan from our Navy days especially at Irrirangi he was a really great guy and very well thought of. P[lease accept my apologies as I will be unable to attend the funeral tomorrow due to other commitments. Sincerely Trevor Johns ex ship mate

    Trevor Johns, Rotorua
  10. So very sorry to read this notice of Allan’s passing.
    Long time memories of Allan of times shared although not regular, through my association with Jack, his father.
    Thinking of you all.
    Graham Shoebridge

    Graham Shoebridge, Waiheke Island
  11. So sad to hear of Whistles passing.
    A mate,golfing buddy and flatmate.
    Rob Alston

    Robert Alston, Auckland

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