It was a pleasure to read the obituary of Kerry McKinley where he was referred to as Kerry using his Christian name, unlike the front page article ‘‘Wills honoured with ONZM’’ [June 3, Matamata Chronicle].
To me it was disrespectful to call this lovely lady who had been honoured with the New Zealand Order of Merit, by her surname.
The first line tells me her name is Janette Wills but from there on she is referred to as Wills.
I cringe every time I read a surname when you are referring to a lady.
It’s a man thing, and
Alan and Hilary Bland