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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Ian McDonald
died a decade ago today 17th July 2021
Ian’s mother was t7 on this website.
They lived on a farm at Pungarehu opposite the Parihaka pa.
Ian went to New Plymouth Boys High School.
He got a job as a clerk at the fertiliser works just north of New Plymouth.
Ian married Annette and they moved into their parents retirement home at Oakura beach after his mum & dad Flo & Doug had both died.
Ian rose to be the manager at his job, retiring early at 55.
He spent 5 years motor homing around NZ annoying all the fish.
With Annette overseas, 10 years ago today, Ian went to a friends place in New Plymouth to watch his favourite rugby team Taranaki play Auckland. At the end of the game he stood up to go home, had massive headache and collapsed.
His funeral was at the New Plymouth Cathedral and the tune played was Jim Reeves ‘The Nightwatch’ – well wortha listen and to remember Ian.