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Upper Hutt Leader : August 31st 2011
30 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS www.leaders.co.nz Nobody in the world sells more real estate than Each office independently owned and operated ® Leaders Licensed REA Act (2008) View www.open2view.com ID#250967 OPEN HOME SUN 1.00-1.30PM ART DECO IN PLATEAU * 3 Bedrooms * Master ensuite & Walk In Wardrobe * Separate lounge French doors to patio * In gro und Swimming pool * 1429 sqm fully fe nce section * Single garage and carport Prese nting a rare 160 sqm Art Deco home that will cast its spell over you, complimented by rimu flo ors throughout and an authentic wood fired coal range to master your baking and cooking skills, giving added character to this already gorgeous home. Situated in the plateau offering a unique semi rural lifestyle with country atmosphere and serene bush walks but only 8 minutes to Upper Hutt Central, 40 minutes to Wellington, 40 minutes to Wairarapa. Interested. ... this is just a sampler of the beautiful features of this enchanting home. RV $365,000 Contact the vendors exclusive agents Annette or Peter today! Vendor will consider all offers by 14 September 2011 1pm at 31 Main St Upper Hutt 3 1 1 /www.leaders.co.nz/87172 RE/MAX Upper Hutt ANNETTE KIRK M 04 212 6699 PETER JOHNSTON M 04 5283 161 TE MARUA 46 Plateau Road HERETAUNGA 50A Palmer Crescent www.leaders.co.nz/87153 STEVE MAHONEY M 027 232 2666 O 04 212 6738 ASKING PRICE $263,000 Set in the heart of Heretaunga with Silverstream school zoning at this price! * 3 Bedrooms * Good size lounge * Separate bathroom & W/C * Neutral colour scheme throughout * Good first home or rental * Great location, handy to schools and all public transport 3 1 1 1 View www.open2view.com ID#248722 OPEN HOME SUN 2.00-2.30PM RIVERSTONE TERRACES 14 James Nairn Grove www.leaders.co.nz/87168 TONY PITIROI M 021 562 564 O2 1 26 5 8 2 BASK IN SUN AND VIEWS This spacious quality 4 bedroom brick and cedar home has been built to maximise its positioning for all day sun and uninterrupted mountain, river and valley views - features include: - Solid rimu floors, solid oakstaircase-Plushpilecarpetsinbedrooms-Gasheatingandextra Insulation throughout - G3 heat transfer plus heated DVS - Double glazing and tinted windows - Designer Kitchen with double pantry - Bosch wall oven and Bosch microwave oven - Bosch Gas Hobbs, Bosch Dishwasher - Separate downstairs room with external access - Large lounge area with views and room dividers - Large office/play area near kitchen/lounge - Master bedroom en-suite and walk in wardrobe - RV$590K 4 3 2 2 View www.open2view.com ID#249874 OPEN HOME SAT & SUN 1.45-2.15PM Community mourns Olive Ward EXTRAORDINARY Mrs Ward received a diocesan medal in 1988 for her work at St Mary's. In 1962, when the official branch of the Royal School of Church Music was set up in Wellington, Mrs Ward was appointed the first representative of the Hutt Valley's Belmont archdeaconry. She also spent 11 years as organ tutor at Pat's College, Silverstream. Woman of faith: Olive Ward By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Olive Ward was a woman of faith, family and the community, mourners at her funeral on Friday heard. Mrs Ward died peacefully on August 18 at Stokeswood Hospital in Stokes Valley, aged 90. Her funeral was held at St Mary's Anglican Church, Silver- stream, where she began the choir and was musical director for 30 years. The service was taken jointly by St Mary's vicar, the Rev Graham Silkstone, and the Rev Heather Macdonald from St Philip's in Sto- kes Valley, near Stokeswood. Mr Silkstone began the service with a message of sympathy from the clergy at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington. Mrs Ward's son, Nigel, said his mother, who was Welsh, was at teachers' college in Portsmouth during World War II. She was hit in the arm by shrapnel from a bomb. In another incident she was at the movies with two friends but because of her strong sense of duty left early to meet the curfew where they lived. Her friends were killed by a bomb that dropped on the gate as they arrived home later. Mrs Ward, who had captained the school cricket team, trained as a physical education teacher and taught swimming. She enjoyed tennis and was a keen golfer. She met her future husband, Malcolm Ward, on Christmas Day and they spent Boxing Day playing golf together. In 1943, the couple married, and in 1947, travelled to New Zea- land on a troopship. Mr Ward became a solicitor in Upper Hutt (as a founder of Ward and McCulloch) and they settled in Chatsworth Rd, brought up their children and became part of the village atmosphere in Silver- stream. They also had many happy memories of times at their Waikanae Beach house. But music dominated Mrs Ward's life for many years and she was director of music at St Mary's for three decades. She had a key role in fundraising for the church's organ. There were organ appeal fundraising garden parties -- real community events -- around Sil- verstream and Heretaunga. She helped bring the com- munity together by various activi- ties.'' After she retired as music direc- tor in 1988, a stained glass win- dow was installed in the church, to the right of the altar, in her honour. Mr Ward died the same year, and in 1990, Mrs Ward married Archdeacon Tom Pearson, who had also been widowed. Peter Ward said his mother's years at Stokeswood had been a wonderfully happy time''. Her life had been a happy one despite losing her first-born child, Richard, at 15 months (a cross in the church was made in his honour). His parents were both highly intelligent people but incredibly rounded, he said. His mother was a kind and caring person who would always approach and talk to anyone in a corner on their own. She always made people feel a part of what was happening.'' People on their own on Christmas Day were often invited to join the Wards. She had a great sense of humour and was a wonderful storyteller. But she never wanted any praise for what she did and was satisfied with a job well done. Mr Ward said his mother found two wonderful husbands who thought they were the luckiest men in the world. Mrs Ward planned her own funeral, down to hymns and readings, to make it easier for her family. Hymns were Lead us, Heavenly Father, Lead us, Guide me, O Thou Great Redeemer and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (sung at both her weddings). Granddaughter Heidi Ward, speaking on behalf of Mrs Ward's six grandchildren, said their Gargie'' was the best grand- mother ever and they had many happy memories of visits to Chatsworth Rd. There were pool parties, treasure hunts, manner's compe- titions at the dinner table, church on Sunday and summers in Waikanae. We were delighted to make her a great-grandmother . . . she was always our rock and foundation.'' Granddaughter Philippa Ward read a message from Mrs Ward's friend of 85 years, Betty Dixon. The two women started school together 85 years ago and were bridesmaid for each other. She said Mrs Ward was a calm, kind person very able to cope with life's difficulties. Fiona Pearson spoke about her step-mother on behalf of the Pearson family. Mrs Ward had made a huge dif- ference in the life of Mr Pearson, who had been grieving the loss of his first wife. The couple had 13 wonderful years together. Ms Macdonald expected the funeral to be a celebration and had Mrs Ward's great- granddaughter Olive Kitney help her unwrap a present which was filled with party poppers. These were distributed to mourners who let them off during the service. Ms Macdonald said Mrs Ward's faith left her in no doubt where she was going but her death was a sad time for those left behind. Mrs Ward is survived by chil- dren Cally Ward (Wellington), Nigel (Auckland) and Peter (Wel- lington), six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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