Memorial service
Dec, 16 2021
Old St Paul's
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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 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 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.
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Memorial service
Old St Paul's
Wellington, Taranaki
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deepest sympah[phies to yourn family on the passing of John we knew john when we lived at waitoa when my husband worked at the dairy factory for 36 years.
Raewyn and john gleeson
November 27, 2021
Dearest Mary Sending you much love at this time and prayers for comfort and peace Alofa Tele from Samoa Brenda x
Brenda Heather-Latu
November 19, 2021
Sincere condolences to Murray's family at this difficult time. May you remember the joyful times.
Shirley Boyde
November 19, 2021
Dear Mrs Luxton and family, I was in Parliament from 1996 to 2005 as a member of the Alliance John and I were on opposite political sides. But I remember his courteousness, approachability and that he always respected opposing views- and ours were certainly often that! But we shared a common regard for human rights and both held the view that public service was both a responsibility and a privilege. When we had both left Parliament he assisted me with a number of projects He will be remembered by his fellow MPs, from all parties, as someone who served New Zealand well. Matthew Robson
Matthew Robson
November 19, 2021
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