Murray John Finlay (John):
The Honourable; QSO; CNZM
Passed away peacefully at home on 16th November 2021, aged 75. Dearly loved and cherished husband of Mary Scholtens, adored and much-loved precious father and father-in-law of Nicola and the late Mike, Sarah and Sam, Richard and Claire, Ed and Caroline. Treasured grandfather of Ariana, Isa, Jack, Kian, Charlie, Oliver, Tait, Charlotte and Vida. Loved brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. Special thanks to the staff of the Bowen Icon Cancer Centre. A public Memorial Service to celebrate John's life will be held in Wellington at Old St Paul's on 16 December 2021 at 1.00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the John Luxton Foundation which will support education and training for Waikato iwi, particularly in agricultural and rural endeavours, as was John's wish. Donations can be made c/- Lewis Lawyers, Cambridge. Please email [email protected]
for bank account details. Messages not sent direct to the family can be left in John's tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz
under "the Luxton family". A private family service and burial will be held in Morrinsville on Saturday 27th November 2021 at 2.00pm and a livestream link will be available in John's tribute book at www.tributes.co.nz
at that time. A further link will be made available to the memorial service closer to the time.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? Ko te whānau.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is family.
Published by Waikato Times from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2021.