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Sunday, 20 January 2019 03:46

Obituaries

Written by Ross Cottle
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DUNZ farewells great supporter

Robin Borthwick
Robin Borthwick, a long-time member of DUNZ of 30-plus years, passed away  in July at 80 years of age.

Rob was a great supporter and always bid up well at our annual dinner and auctions, as well as donating Borthwick Wines. He farmed for most of his life at Wainuioru, east of Masterton, where he established several wetland areas. 

He will be sorely missed. – Ross Cottle

Top seller kept raffles in profit

 
 
In August, another one of our longterm members, Joyce Brooks,  passed away.
 
Joyce was the secretary/ treasurer for the Wairarapa Chapter for 17 years. I went and saw Joyce about two months ago to get the accounting books from her as she felt it was time for her to retire – the books were immaculate, I might add. She said how much she had enjoyed the job over the years but could not recall how she got the job. I reminded her – her husband, Roger, had volunteered her.
 
We used to have national raffles and  Joyce always sold more raffle books  than anyone else. Her record was 90 books and I can honestly say, without Joyce, the raffle would have struggled to make any money.
 
Rest in peace, Joyce, you will be sorely missed. – Ross Cottle
 

 

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