Prominent New Zealanders commemorated
By Graeme Hunt
Prominent among business and professional people and public figures who died this year were:
- Harold (Jock) Barnes (92), fiery union leader who led the Waterside Workers' Union on a failed 151-day strike in 1951; in Auckland.
- Thomas Butson (68), Winton-born one-time editor of the New York Times and author who started his career at the Southland Times in 1949; of pneumonia in the US.
- David William Crowe (66), Blenheim-born father of cricketers Jeff and Martin Crowe; of cancer at Auckland.
- Joan Christian Davis (100), one of Geraldine's oldest residents and a former mayoress of Nelson; at Timaru.
- de Lautour, Geoffrey Bertrand (78), singer and opera director; of a heart attack in Wellington.
- Dorothy Whitson Freed (81), Dunedin-born librarian and composer; at Wellington.
- Andrew Douglas Strath Heal (28), Wellington-born award-winning journalist; while kayaking at Golden Bay.
- Ronald Courtney (Ron) Hemi (67), Whangarei-born former All Black and Waikato rugby player; of cancer in Hamilton.
- Martin Jones (59), Bayswater marina developer; of rare lung disease, Auckland.
- Bernard Keith (Bernie) Knowles (75), accountant and former Dairy Board general manager and Wool Board managing director.
- Edward Roland Lindstrom (89), former sports administrator (especially rowing); at Christchurch.
- Dr Maxwell John (Max) Lovie (61), Hastings-born but Wellington-based plastic surgeon; suddenly at Wellington.
- James John (Jim) McMath (79), Invercargill-born aviator and among the last of Ord Wingate's Chindits in the Burma Campaign; in Southland.
- Samuel Rogerson (Sam) McRae (90), Riversdale-born farmer and pioneer transport operator in western Southland; in Southland.
- Pte Leonard William Manning (24), New Zealand soldier; killed in action in East Timor.
- Sidney Lewis Moses (93), Auckland-born former managing director of the Maple Furnishing Co; at Karori.
- Michael John Noonan (78), Richmond Hill (Sumner)-born radio, film and TV scriptwriter, novelist and playwright; at Brisbane.
- Sir Walter Neville Norwood (93), Wellington-born businessman and philanthropist and former chairman of New Zealand Motor Corporation; at Taupo.
- Lyndsay Mason (Lyn) Papps (80), former lawyer and professional company director; at Waikanae.
- Hugh Lancelot Marshall Peirse (75), economist and former Wool Marketing Corporation and Wool Board "fix-it man;" at Auckland.
- Professor Bryan Passmore Philpott (79), Palmerston North-born Keynesian economist and economic forecaster; at Wellington.
Comments from our readers
No comments yet
Add your comment:
MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Tower, Fletcher
NZ dollar little changed as investors await US economic data
Sky TV says programming costs-to-revenue ratio likely to rise in 2016
NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows
Green Cross annual profit falls 4.1% on higher staff costs
Scott Technology lays off 13 staff, moves to more temp workers, EPMU says
Chorus says RMA fix needed as fibre rollout stumbles on shared driveways, multi-unit homes
Orion Health reports $61M full-year loss, beats prospectus on recurring revenue
NZ trade surplus narrows as expected in April as whole milk powder exports decline
FMA gives NZX clean bill of health for its regulation of markets
Most Commented On
NZX 15 Index