Waikanae Funeral Home
17 Parata St
Waikanae , Wellington
LOWE, Terence Richard
Selby (Rick):
Of Waikanae (formerly Karori). Passed away peacefully on 12 October 2021 aged 78 surrounded by family. Dearly loved Dad of Pip and Nick, Bridget and Jake, Sunny and Mark, Tom and Sarah, and special GD to Jack, William, Grace, Harry, Charlie, Lucy, Eva, Madi, Paige, Harriet and Olivia. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Life Flight and all the wonderful staff in ICU and Ward 6 at Wellington Hospital for their care and compassion for Rick. A celebration of Rick's life will be held at 11.00am, Monday 18th October at St Luke's Anglican Church, Elizabeth Street, Waikanae for close family and friends. Due to Covid restrictions there will also be an overflow service at Waikanae Funeral Home, 17 Parata St, Waikanae. The service will be live streamed on https://vimeo.com/631416280/cecec706b7 Messages can be left on legacy.com or sent to PO Box 300, Waikanae. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Flight Trust.
Fly high Dad!
You will be sorely missed.

Published by Dominion Post from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
St Luke's Anglican Church
Elizabeth Street, Waikanae, Wellington
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To the Lowe family,
Rick was an incredibly caring man who loved a giggle. He was great friends with our parents Mick and Leonie for many years and made everyone laugh so much with the crazy Waikanae beach vs Waikanae hill debate. Rick never missed a visit to see our mother when her health went downhill. Even when his own mobility was not the best, he always visited Mum. Rick had a heart of gold. Our deepest sympathies to the Lowe family.
Monica, Simone and Mike Robbers
Monica Robbers
October 18, 2021
The Davis family from St Michael's, Waikanae Beach extend to you, Rick's family, our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dearly loved father and grandfather. I was so pleased to be able to share in Rick's funeral service via the live stream. Rick's former and ancient chess adversary, Hector.
Rev Hector Davis
October 18, 2021
Having just watched the wonderful service for Rick it brought back so many memories of the time I spent working with Rick during his latter time with National Mutual. Tom your reflections on Rick's life were just so accurate brought back a tear or two as I listened to your eulogy - so well delivered. Rick was a wonderful human being and my thoughts are very much with his family. Peter Standish
Peter Standish
October 18, 2021
I have just watched a remarkably fine funeral so befitting and reflective of the person Rick was. Knowing Rick only since his stroke I learnt a lot about Rick I did not know but I also witnessed first hand his strength of character, fantastic attitude to life, determination and generosity. It was lovely to see Rick's legacy shine in his family. Thank you Rick and thank you to your family for a wonderful service.
Margaret Davis
October 18, 2021
To Pip,Bridget,Sunny and Tom
Having just watched a wonderful send off for Rick it brings back our very very fond memories we have of Rick and his antics and "THAT HOLE IN ONE"
Thinking of you all.
Kay& Kevin Kelly
October 18, 2021
Together with Jay & John our paths have crossed many times over the years. Rick was always the life of any occasion, loved his Jaguar E type cars ,and remembered by everybody he met.
Neville and Barb Bevan Tauranga
Neville Bevan
October 18, 2021
Rick had a great passion for chess and was a regular at the Kapiti club for the past 12 years. He always played with a smile on his face and he had a wicked sense of humour. The effort he made to get to the Club, due to his limited mobility in later years, was in itself inspiring. He will be sorely missed by his chess friends.
Gordon Lyall
October 17, 2021
Rick was a great mate and friend to our wider family. We caught up many times over the last 50 years. He was such a fun guy to be around. Our recent contact was by phone just a couple of months ago. He sounded so positive despite his health challenges. Many condolences to his family. Rest in peace my friend.
Chris Reid
October 16, 2021
Hi Sis, nieces, nephews, cousins and families. Sending you our best wishes at this sad time for you all. Looking forward to catching up with you in person soon.
Barb, Tim, Kate, Sam Benton
October 16, 2021
Rick was a great personality at Kapiti Chess Club. He had a wonderful chess themed car. His chess playing ability did not match his enthusiasm but it didn't matter to either Rick or his opponent. Rick knew how to enjoy the game and is missed by his chess friends.
Ross Jackson
October 15, 2021
Dear Rick
So pleased we caught up only a few months ago
Great memories will always remain with me
Pete and Ada Heald
Peter Heald
October 14, 2021
Hello Lowes, Right about now Di, Mum (Carolyn) and Rick will be supping the first of many drinks to celebrate the best parts of their lives. For those of us left behind, we have a lifetime of amazing memories to share. When bucket hats became fashionable again, all I could think of was Mr Lowe and his bucket hats and very uncool checkered flares sprawled across the floor in the family room at 34a Messines Rd watching Coronation Street. And he had that uproarious laugh which could probably be heard in neighbouring suburbs. He was also the first person, outside of the Diessl fam to have his photo taken on my first camera which I got for my 9th birthday. The OG Clan of Messines Rd is getting smaller but we have a lot to celebrate and stories to pass on. All my love, Geet xxx
Brigitte Diessl
October 14, 2021
Dear Pip, Bridget, Sunny and Tom and and all of Rick’s extended family,
Sincere condolences to you all.
Rick was a great & kind man with a quick brilliant sense fun, humour and wit.
A real Waikanae treasure.
Warmest Regards,
Adi Pryor- Robbers
Adi Pryor-Robbers
October 14, 2021
Dearest Kerry, Pip, Bridget, Sunny and Tom, I am thinking of you all at this time. All the magnificent memories of Waikanae have come flooding back games, tennis matches, big parties, time with the Diesel’s and Prestons. not to mention racing around Waikanae in the E-type! I have such fond memories of my teenage years with you all! May Rick be skidding around above forever! I can’t imagine heaven will stop him. Much love to all of you and the grandchildren. Lucy Whyte
Lucy Whyte
October 14, 2021
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