Mem­ory hon­oured

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STE­WART ni­cola.ste­

‘‘Tenac­ity and Ted are two words that should be on the same page in the dic­tio­nary.’’

Coun­cil­lor Bob McGrail spoke fondly of the late Ted Guy on Satur­day ahead of the un­veil­ing of a seat ded­i­cated to he and wife Eva. About 35 people turned out to con­grat­u­late Eva and to pay trib­ute to the man who came to be known as the Mayor of Wa­haroa.

‘‘There are so many things that could be said about Ted,’’ said McGrail.

‘‘But the most im­por­tant thing was that he was hon­est and that he re­ally did what he thought was best for his town.’’

Wa­haroa Main­street and Com­mu­nity Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Al­lan Mayo thanked Eva for her all she had done for the town and pre­sented her with flow­ers.

Ted and Eva’s daugh­ters Sandy Rogers and Elaine Ross were also pre­sented with flo­ral cor­sages.

A plaque on the seat reads: In recog­ni­tion of Ted and Eva Guy for their con­tri­bu­tion to the Wa­haroa com­mu­nity.

The seat was crafted from 1250 re­cy­cled milk bot­tles – a touch that Ted, an ad­vo­cate for keep­ing Wa­haroa clean, would have ap­pre­ci­ated. It is also sur­rounded by newly-planted Kowhai trees, do­nated to the com­mu­nity by Eva.

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