The Williams family would like to thank everyone who helped make the reinternment ceremony very special for John (Jack) Stewart Williams (pictured), who was killed in action in Vietnam on June 17th, 1969 and has finally returned home. Many gave generously of their time and the use of their facilities and resources was very much appreciated. Special thanks to the District Mayor and Council, the principals and staff of Central Hawkes Bay College and The Terrace School, the Community and local iwi, RSA, Vietnam Veterans, Nichola Hayes, Patrick Bronte and others who all went out of their way to make this a memorable occasion. Please accept this with our gratitude and thanks for all the loving support you gave us.
Thank you Waipukurau and CHB District. RIP Jack.
Jill McClean (Jack‘s twin sister) Practitioner in the Tukituki practice since his arrival in CHB as a young GP. He is also involved in a lot of other community work, including securing our Health Centre for Central Hawke’s Bay and helping to keep the essential services needed for our area. He quietly works for us all without people being aware of what he does.
Penny is the stalwart of CHB Red Cross which she has lead for many years after joining in 1980. She went on to be the NZ President and is still very well respected in the Red Cross community, nationally and internationally. She travelled extensively in her role, helping around the world when needed in times of crisis.
The time has come to move on and find new and exciting opportunities before the need to retire, and the community would like to wish them well in their new adventures and thank them for their immense contribution to the wellbeing of Central Hawke’s Bay.
Thank you both for your contributions to CHB — you will be missed.
Di Petersen Waipukurau