Aaron Paul Davies

October  5th, 1974 April  17th, 2024
Aaron Paul Davies

A life that touched so many hearts will be forever remembered.


Aaron Paul Davies, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 17, 2024, at the age of 49. Born on October 5, 1974, Aaron lived a life filled with kindness, courage, and generosity.

Aaron was known for his hardworking nature and his drive to explore new places. His love for travel took him to various corners of the world, where he immersed himself in different cultures and experiences. Aaron spent his time trying new foods & cooking dishes from all around the world. Aaron had a passion for teaching and shared his knowledge with others, leaving a lasting impact on those around him.

With a great sense of humour and thoughtfulness, Aaron was a caring friend and a loving family member. He will be remembered for his generosity, his adventurous spirit, and his unwavering dedication to those he loved.

Aaron leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.


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May 3, 2024
Aaaarooon!! My buddy. Meeting you at Air NZ dragon boating to pub quizzes and endless conversations about travel. Your spirit and lust for life infected everyone around you. I loved the fact we always caught up when you were in Auckland to share stories and laugh about life. I’ll miss you mate.

My condolences to Aaron's friends and family. Xxxx
Katie Fullard
May 2, 2024
I hope to live a life half as full as yours mate, that energy to learn and throw yourself into everything with an unbridled willingness even in the midst of your biggest trials was inspiring.

Reading that you went on to teach makes all the sense in the world, you were a walking Britannica of facts and I’m happy some part of you will live on in the knowledge you shared with us all.

Most dedicated footy keeper I’ve ever played with, we are all definitely richer for having known you.
Anthony Peters
May 1, 2024
Around 15 years ago I was living in New Zealand and every Tuesday we went with a round of people to pub quiz. We knew if Aaron was part of the round we certainly will be top of the score. He had the most random facts stored somewhere in his brain, which he got out by connecting weird memories together, such as "I remeber hearing this on tv because I had the same red socks on as today".. I saw Aaron in 2007 the last time but he really stuck in my memory as a truly exceptional person and I'm so sorry to hear that he has moved on. But somehow I know that he is one of those people who has lived his life like he wanted to, always kind and curious. We all should be a bit more like Aaron
Nicoletta Moss
May 1, 2024
My sincere condolences to the family. I met Aaron at my time at Airnz and dragon boating and he always made us laugh and smile. I always thought he was soo cool and such a free spirit travelling the globe living life to its fullest. Rest in peace.
Tamarin Blackmur
May 1, 2024
I met Aaron while teaching in Vietnam in 2020. He was placed at my center in Hanoi during a difficult time for the school, and the country in general. The very first day I met him I knew we had someone special - his care for his students, his exceptional work ethic, his kindness to his colleagues and his positivity and optimism were a blessing to our center. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing, and will remember him very fondly for the light he brought to me and his students.
Sarah Mason
April 30, 2024
I met Aaron during his travels back in 2018, Sri Lanka. Such a lovely person, Spent a few weeks at the same hostel. Rest in peace machan
Edu Bergo
April 30, 2024
I met Aaron in Kosovo in 2017. There happened to be an animated film festival on in Peja whilst we were both there and I have fond memories of spending our evenings watching short films at an outdoor cinema next to a lake. An absolutely lovely kind man who I'm sure will be remembered by many across the world. His passion for traveling was inspiring. My condolences to Aaron's friends and family.
Mia Fallon-Clarke
April 30, 2024
My friend and I were travelling in Turkey in 2017 and met Aaron in Pamukkale. I remember we were walking the same route from the pools to the town so we ended up chatting and having dinner. The stories of his life were incredible and he was so kind. We then ended up staying in the same hostel and doing the same tour in Canakkale a few days later! It was a really cool experience to go see Gallipoli sites with him and he taught us about Anzac Day (we’re from Canada). He was an incredible spirit to come across in life, one you never forget. He lived a life so few people will ever experience, and I hope that his family can find solace in that.
April 30, 2024
I am so shocked and sad to find out the news about Aaron. I met Aaron in 1999/2000, we both worked at the Rock nightclub in Bristol and stayed in contact through fb and would catch up in NZ when I visited my dad.

He really was one of the most loveliest, kindest people I've met. Love to all Aaron's friends and family x
April Boulton
April 30, 2024
I only met Aaron once (at a hostel in Budapest in 2001) but his joyful spirit and love for travel were a wonder to behold. I enjoyed seeing his adventures over the years and it’s clear he touched so many lives. My thoughts are with his loved ones ❤️
Bryce Durbin
April 30, 2024
Aaron was just the coolest guy. I are lucky for having known him. Azza, you will never walk alone my friend.
Nick kirk
April 30, 2024
Aaron, what can I say? You were such a great person. Had many a laugh with you during our AirNZ journey. You were funny, kind and such a wealth of knowledge. Many a drink was had and many many stories told. My condolences to your family and all who were blessed to have crossed paths with you. Rest in peace my friend 🧡
Amand Watson nee Wall
April 30, 2024
Hello Aaron,

I didn't know about your battle with cancer. I remember the time when we taught together for quite a while at AKD in Cambodia 2019, spending time with the children and celebrating the festivals in Cambodia with family and friends. What a tragedy... I remember you telling me about Vietnam and Bali and we shared our teaching experiences....

I also remember your block, which was always a great escape from reality.


I just went through some of the old chats.... HerebeDragons and The Balcony...our favorite bars in the city!

You will be missed dear friend...hope to see you again someday...My deepest condolences to this amazing teacher, friend and travel enthusiast and your family.

Oliver and Yong

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Oliver Bödicker
April 30, 2024
RIP Aaron gone way too soon
April 30, 2024
I've known Aaron for 20 years, he was in my team at Air NZ contact centre and took our international training. We discovered a mutual love of quizzes and used to go to the Bluestone Room for weekly quiz nights with some of our friends. We also rigged the Air NZ quiz nights and managed to win quite a few times (including 2011 when we got World Cup Rugby tickets as prizes). I played soccer with him and he joined the Air NZ dragon boat team and paddled with us.
Aaron was always gentle and kind. He was always up for an adventure and I'm so glad that he took the chances to go travelling and doing things he loved. His intellect was enormous but he was people smart too. Sending love to his family and friends!
Natalie Stone
April 30, 2024
Hi there , so sad to read of Aaron’s passing. I loved following his adventures online.
Aaron and I were flatmates in Cricket Ave, Mount Eden. I was a young 22 year old (2003/2004) from Manawatu and he was the person who made me feel welcome and part of the flat family. I will remember him for his gentle kindness and great sense of humour. Rest in Peace old friend. You touched many hearts and made warm fuzzy memories. Much love to the family and friends of Aaron. Warm regards, Roxy
Roxy Tricklebank
April 30, 2024
Aaron was a really special and incredibly kind soul. I was lucky enough to have lived with him in London, he was a stand up guy, good friend, and a genius pub quiz team mate. I have so many fond memories with I was amazed by his drive and passion to work really hard to fulfill his passion to see the world. I hope he is still out there traveling and exploring wherever he is…
Helen Tempest
April 30, 2024
We were lucky enough to have a family afternoon at the pub in Feilding during Labour Weekend in 2022. A special time with Aaron & Tasmyn where Aaron shared wonderful family, travel, learning & teaching stories over a couple of craft beers in the sun. With such fond memories of our time together & much love to your family, from ours, Carolyne, Sam, Ben, Mark, Sandy, Alex, Bill & Lesley.
Carolyne Gebbie

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Patricia Alderson 
Gary Davies & Bruce Alderson
Michelle Kim-Davies
Michelle Kim-Davies
Aaron Davies


What was Aarons favourite Travel destination?
Most recent exploration to Bali during the school holidays, diving and seeing the bearded dragons
What cause was important to Aaron?
Teaching his class at Normanby Primary School 
What was Aaron's favorite Sport?
dragon boating


Please join us to pay a last tribute.
We will come together to remember and pay tribute to the wonderful person. While we mourn the loss of Aaron, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy brought into our lives. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of remembrance and reflection.
St Johns Hall
11 Kakamutu Road, Otorohanga, 3900
4th May 2024. 11am-4pm

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