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Chris Purcell
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 11:18

purcellcIt is with deep sadness that JNZ announces the peaceful passing of Chris Purcell on Sunday 2 August after a brief illness.

Chris was the Vice-Chairman of the JNZ Board of Directors and the JNZ Sports Director. He has contributed greatly to JNZ, Wellington Area, and Wainuiomata YMCA Judo Club over a long period, and both he and his tireless contribution will be greatly missed.

The family advises messages can be sent to the family home at 18 Mimihau Grove, WAINUIOMATA, flowers to the Chapel at Cornwall Manor and donations made to the Te Omanga Hospice, PO Box 30 814, Lower Hutt – online @

Chris’s funeral will take place at Cornwall Manor, corner of Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt at 10 am Friday 7 August.

As there will be many out-of-towners arriving at Wellington airport, Doug Lloyd (Wellington Area Director) has agreed to coordinate pickups from the airport and transport to Lower Hutt.

If you need a lift please advise Doug of your flight number and time of arrival by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our sympathy and condolences go to Bev and the Purcell family.


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