Updated 17 September with details of honour guard and funeral service, and book of condolences for Colin Lawrie.

Honour guard

Due to the restrictions currently in place with the COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Colin’s family and the Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade will support the acknowledgement of the passing of Colin with a family and friends private funeral service and a Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade raising of the siren for Colin’s last call.

Colin will leave his beloved Levin Fire Station through an honour guard of past and present fire brigade members from all brigades that wish to attend.

Colin’s family and the Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade invite you to be present at the front of the Levin Fire Station, Queen Street West, Levin at 3.00pm this Friday 17 September. Here we will form up in an honour guard in front of the station and along Queen Street West to offer Colin and his family the acknowledgement of his last call with a raising of the station siren at 3.30pm and a reading of the United Fire Brigades' Association ritual.

Colin will then be driven past the honour guard for his final journey from the Levin Fire Station to his resting place.

Dress code

Dress code will be undress uniform and medals, with no caps.


If you wish to post your condolences, thoughts and wishes to Colin’s family please do so through this link:

http://www.tributes.co.nz/ViewMyTribute.aspx?id=16695(external link)

Funeral service live stream 

If you wish to view the funeral service online for Colin on Saturday morning 18 September, please use the link below and log in by 10.50am.

https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/(external link)

Email: david.james.lawrie@icloud.com

Password: MWH1YU

Downloading funeral service

After the service you can download the recording by going to https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/family-and-friends(external link)

If your access is denied, please contact the funeral home and request to be registered as a family contact.


Harvey Bowler Funeral Services

284 Oxford Street, Levin

06 368 2954

Email: support@harveybowler.co.nz

Web site: www.harveybowler.co.nz/(external link) Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of Colin Lawrie QSM, JP,  Brigade Support, Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Colin served the community for 56 years, joining the Masterton Fire Brigade in 1960 as a career firefighter, where he served for four years. He joined the Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1969 and served for the next nearly 53 years.

Colin was due to receive his Queen's Long Service and Good Conduct medal with his sixth clasp for 56 years' service at the next Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade Honours night. These will be awarded posthumously.

Colin’s service to the community was recognised in 2008 with a Queen's Service Medal.

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