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Died 30th of August 2021

Ronald HERMANNS Funeral Notice-Death Notice-Obituary

Family Announcement: "Ron died peacefully at his home on August 30, 2021. He was 109 and New Zealand's oldest person. He did not marry but leaves a niece, Joy Windelev, and a nephew, John Fickling. He was a gifted man. He had the rare combination of high intelligence and manual dexterity. He spent his life problem solving, thinking of new ways of doing things, and continued to do this until the last few days of his life. He served in the Pacific as an aircraft engineer in WW2, and created 'trench art' in his spare time. These items are on display at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand at Wigram. After the war he became a Senior Instructor at the Aircraft Engineering Workshops at Christchurch Airport, initially for NAC, and then for Air New Zealand. He retired in 1976. In recent years he has been able to live independently at home with the help of his friends. These were the late Joy Monteath for many years, and then her husband Mike Beard, Robbie Georgieff, Katherine Ryan, and Pauline Gibson. Over the last few months Judy Fanning and Lynn Williams have given Ron essential and expert support, assisted latterly by Nurse Maude." John Rhind Funeral Directors

Ronald HERMANNS Funeral Service Details or Message Continued:

"A celebration of his life will take place at a later date"

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Obituary originally published: The Press on 2nd of September 2021

This HonourThem publication is not serving as the official obituary announcement by the family. HonourThem learned about the death of Ronald HERMANNS through obituary notice publications on: The Press 02/09/2021. HonourThem quotes the words of Ronald HERMANNS death notice/obituary directly. Find Grief Support

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John Rhind Funeral Directors

Phone: 03 379 9920

Address: 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch, New Zealand

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