‘‘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.