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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

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