Edward Charles Bretherton

Edward Charles Bretherton

4 June 1943 - 30 March 2021

Edward Charles Bretherton

Service Details

7 April, 2021
10:00 am
Osbornes Funeral Directors Chapel, 197 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua
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Known as Ted, Teddy , ZL1MG

After a lengthy battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by immediate family on 30th March 2021 at age 77 years.

Beloved Husband of Margaret, Dearly Loved Father & Father-in law of Darryl, Jason & Julia, Shelley & Craig, Cherished Poppa of Daniel, Nate, Liam & Blake, Loved Brother, Brother-in-law and Uncle of Evie, Audrey & Brian, Marcia, Vivienne & Gary and their families.

Much respected colleague and friend to many in the Rotorua building and construction industry plus life member of the Rotorua Amateur Radio Club, Rotorua Model Aircraft Club and the ‘T’ Car Group.

It’s time to rest now Ted, the struggle is over with this chapter completed.  Let us hold on to those many and wonderful memories of a man with a cheeky smile who spent his life focussing on those around him ahead of himself and leaving a fond and lasting impression through his actions rather than his words. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ted’s funeral at Osbornes Funeral Directors Chapel. At the conclusion of the service Ted’s family invite you to join them for light refreshments in the adjoining lounge, followed by burial at Kauae Cemetery at 365 – 383 Ngongotaha Road at 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to Rotorua Community Hospice Trust: https://rotoruahospice.co.nz/donate/ 


  1. So very saddened to hear that my 4th cousin Ted has passed away. Thinking of Margaret and all the family.
    Pauline Beckley (nee Bretherton-Watt) in the UK

    Pauline Beckley, Coulsdon
  2. Dear Margaret and family,
    Sad to hear Ted has passed away.
    Our thoughts are with you and family at this time.
    Marg and Owen Mabey

    Marg Mabey, Tauranga
  3. Dear Margaret and Family,
    Our loving thoughts are with you at the sad loss of Ted.
    Lots of wonderful loving memories to cherish.
    Barbara and Dion Kerr.

    barbara, Rotorua
  4. The link to a friendsip that spans over 58 years has been shattered. Our love to you Margaret, Darryl, Jason, Julia, Daniel, Nate, Liam, Shelley, Craig and Blake. Rest in peace Ted, as you pain and discomfort is no longer. Garlic will never have the same impact.

    Bruce and Christine

    Bruce and Christine Mercer, Papamoa
  5. We will always cherish the memories of our dearly loved brother and brother-in-law, Teddy. He was a loving family member and will be dearly missed. Sincere condolences to Margaret, Darryl, Jason, Julia, Daniel, Nate and Liam, Shelley, Craig and Blake.
    Love from Vivienne and Gary

    Vivienne and Gary, New Plymouth
  6. Dear Margaret and Family,
    Sad to hear that Ted had passed away.
    Thinking of you all at this time and sending much love.
    Kerryn, Arwen and Leah.

    Kerryn, Rotorua

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