Plimmerton bridge club stalwart dies
Miriam Phillips, long-time patron of Plimmerton Bridge Club, died on May 12, aged 89, after a rapid deterioration in her health.
Mrs Phillips and her late husband, Jack, joined the club in the mid-1980s.
They both became involved in the administration.
He was the club auditor from 1987 until they retired to Peka Peka in 2010. In the early 1990s heavily
club Mrs Phillips became the club’s partner steward.
During the years of her involvement, the attendance reached its highest in the 34-year history of the club, and many current players said they would not still be playing if it hadn’t been for her enthusiasm and perserverance.
Her well-attended funeral was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waikanae on May 17.
Hard worker: Miriam Phillips, who did such good work for Plimmerton Bridge Club.