17 August 2015

Gwen steps out

Remembering this stylish young lady about town, Gwendoline Violet Tucker (nee Phillips), born 30 August 1921, who died at the St Andrew’s Rest Home hospital in Auckland on Saturday morning, aged 93. An Onehunga resident for almost the entirety of her life, Gwen raised three children and doted on five grandchildren and plenty of great-grandchildren that crossed her path at the sky-blue ex-State family home in Smith Crescent. 

 Following her marriage to Claude at St James’ church in Mangere Bridge in 1943, the couple lived happily together for 70 years, receiving congratulatory messages for their platinum anniversary in 2013 from the Queen, the Governor General and the Prime Minister. She will be missed by her assorted clan, and can rest easy in the knowledge that none of them will ever leave the house without remembering to take their handkerchief.

Xmas Day 2008, Hamillton
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