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Obituary - Ted Lonergan
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 07:47

Judo NZ joins Judokwai in mourning the passing of JNH Life member and former club President Ted Lonergan.

He started with Judokwai in the early 50's and was in the first ever JNZ team which competed at the first Oceania Champs which were held at the Auckland YMCA in 1965 and was also in the team that fought in the second Oceania’s in North Sydney in 1966.

Ted is described by those who knew him as one of life’s gentleman off the mat, but a ‘tough’ competitor on the mat.

He was a well respected and skillful Judoka who was responsible for developing many of Judo NZ’s champions from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s.

Our condolences to Ted's family and friends.


Ted passed away on January 1st aged 78 after suffering several strokes last year with the final two last week.

Further information follows;

A requiem mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church, 260 Richardson Road, Owairaka at 11.00 am on Thursday January 7th.

On Wednesday evening a Rosary service will be held at 7.00pm also at Christ the King Church.

In lieu of flowers, a donations to the Westpac Rescue, P O Box 2252, Shortland St, Auckland and St John's Ambulance, Private Bag 14-902, Panmure, Auckland would be appreciated by the family.


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