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Passing of Jack Fielding
Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:18

JNZ is sad to announce the passing of Jack Fielding at the age of 94 on 27 October.

Jack was a well-respected judoka who was amoung the "path-finders" of judo in New Zealand. He gave many years of service to Judo at a club, area, and national level over many years. He was awarded his 5th dan in 1995.

He was one of the founders of the still active Can Am Ju club in 1953, as well as the Canterbury Provincial Judo League (now the Canterbury Area Judo Association) of which he was the first Director and President.

Jack was President of the NZ Judo Federation from 1963-65 and 1971-73. He was made an Honorary Past President in 1995.

Mr Fielding became JNZ's first Life Member in 1971, and was also a life Member of Can Am Ju and Canterbury Area.

The funeral service will be held at the Westpark Chapel, Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, Christchurch at 10am, 1 November.

Our condolences go to Jack's relatives and also his "judo family".

 

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