John QSO MUNRO
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MUNRO,
John Baldwin (JB) QSO:
On June 4, 2018, at Windsor Care, Christchurch. Loved husband of Val; loved father, father-in-law and grandfather of Sharon & Tony Prisk, Tony & Leeanne Munro, Meagan, Rachel, Maddison, Stella. Loved son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle of the Baldwin-Butel and Munro families. Loved brother-in-law and uncle of the Sharfe family. In lieu of flowers, donations to Windsor Care, IHC and Abbeyfield would be appreciated. Thank you to the Windsor Care staff for their devoted care of John over the last four months. JB's Funeral service will be held at
St Albans Uniting Parish Church, 36 Nancy Avenue, Mairehau, Christchurch on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 1.00pm. There will be a short committal service at the Eastern Cemetery, East Road, Invercargill on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1.00pm.



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Sincere condolences to JB's family. He was one of a kind and certainly made a positive difference for many, many people. I remember many of our discussions fondly. Rest in peace dear JB.
Georgina McMillan
June 29, 2018
JB was my mentor through St Andrews and Life Boys in Invercargill when I moved to YMCA he was there too. He instilled in me the qualities of compassion and to be a better person. Maybe I may have ended up before the courts if he hadn't steered me in the right direction. I've so regretted not keeping in touch over the years, and now sadly it is too late. Sincere condolences to Val and JBs family.
Graeme Finnie
June 11, 2018
the way he talked I keep thinking is he going to get in the record book for the longer talker I ever met
peter omally
June 7, 2018
JB's commitment to a better, more equitable society for people with intellectual disabilities inspired so many of us - disabled people, families, professionals. Our country is a better, more caring place because of him. Warm thoughts to JB's family.
Jude MacArthur
June 7, 2018
He was an exceptional & determined humanitarian. His passion for the Abbeyfield movement worldwide will never be forgotten. Abbeyfield Nelson was the first House established in NZ.
Abbeyfield Nelson Inc
June 7, 2018
he was the best talker I new I rember him well he even got me to met jan who took over as cdook
peter omalley
June 7, 2018
I am sory to here you lost john mumro he was the nices mani new my hart goes out to his wife he was a good talker peter omalley
peter omalley
June 7, 2018
peter omally
June 7, 2018
A great Man who will be missed by many and admired for his tireless work for many people in the disability sector. I personally got to know JB through our affiliation with the Mosgiel Abilities Resource Centre. Warm thoughts to Val and the extended family on the loss of your husband and friend
Gordon McKewen
June 7, 2018
JB you were an inspiration for so many of us.
People with an intellectual disability knew and trusted you as you knew and trusted them.
It was your vision that each person should have a voice in the decisions that affected them and you helped us build the self advocacy movement first in New Zealand then in the wider world.
It was your vision and skill that built IHC into the organisation it is today and we are thankful for that.
You contributed so much in other fields which others will speak about.
Go in peace JB knowing we who worked closely with you will never forget you.
To Val and the rest of your family my condolences for the loss of JB However you must be proud of the man that loved and cared for his family but at the same time gave so much to others.
Desmond Corrigan
June 6, 2018
To Auntie Val, Sharon, Tony and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. J.B. was an amazing man who always had an interest in what we were doing and how we were getting on. He will be greatly missed but now is at peace. Love to you all. Shona, Robert, Late Phil, Caroline and Valerie Marshall and families.
June 6, 2018
JB was a good friend and an inspiration to our family in his IHC and Abbeyfield roles. Mostly we remember his passion for the disadvantaged - older lonely folk (Abbeyfield), intellectually disabled (IHC) and homeless (shelterbox). Determined, enthusiastic, a generous and entertaining guest and with endless energy, his like will not pass our way again. Our condolences, love and blessings to Val and his family.
Chris and Ann Armstrong
June 6, 2018
My heart goes out to Val and family. JB was a unique character and will be so missed. He was a good man, a good friend, and a great mentor.
June 6, 2018
JB made a difference. Heartfelt sympathy to Val and family and to the many who shared in his generous and caring life. A feisty mentor and friend whose advise will linger. Edith Morris (former President, Polio NZ.
Edith Morris
June 6, 2018
A sad passing but a rich and full life from a very caring man.He was my bench mate in Parliament in 1972-75,RIP JB.
Richard Mayson
June 6, 2018
A truly incredible man with great caring energy whom I admired & loved. Released from the body now, JB has transitioned to his new life with God. JB was my sunday school teacher at St Andrews. It was a privilege to know you. RIP
Carole Stevens Bibisi (nee Gray)
June 6, 2018
I only meet my uncle several times. But my memories are all of a man with presence and leadership. But also someone who was happy to spend some time with those who were just there, being interested in them, chatting the chat. I am forever grateful that he and his family are part of our extended family. My warm wishes, rest in peace JB.
Paul Butel
June 6, 2018
A wonderful kind man with so much energy , what a full life he lead !, condolences to his family an absolute privilege to have known this kind kind man
June 6, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family of JB. From Abbeyfield SA
Cheryl Dean
June 6, 2018
Loving sympathy to Val and family. I worked on his team at National Office of IHC between 1980 and 1986. He was one of life's characters, a good man and so committed to bettering life for disabled people. Be at peace JB. Eileen McParland. Lower Hutt.
Eileen McParland
June 5, 2018
A wonderful man who made a big difference to the lives of people with disabilities. I have so many memories of JB giving sage advice that still resonates many many years later.
Karen Roberts
June 5, 2018
JB's leadership of Abbeyfield New Zealand will long be remembered by the many who knew him through his years of passionate service both in Dunedin and at the national and international level. Rest in Peace JB. You have well earned to do so. God Bless.
Simon Hayes
June 5, 2018
Way back in the '50s JB was a leader at Life Boys and Boys Brigade, St Andrews, Invercargill. He was a great guy and we were all very sad when other committments forced him to give that up. Sad too, now. A very good man.
Greg Lawson
June 5, 2018
JB you were a great supporter of Abbeyfield Australia
David Kay
June 5, 2018
Many great memories of J. B.
Ray Robb
June 5, 2018
A wonderful man who will be very much missed. Where would we families be without the great advocacy and support of our beloved JB
Maureen Wood
June 5, 2018
JB took me and my mates at Life Boys/ Boy's Brigade, St Andrews, way back in the '50's. Loved the guy and hated it when he moved on. Sad day then, and now.
Greg Lawson
June 5, 2018
JB, you were a very special and passionate Abbeyfielder, your work with this organisation will never be forgotten. Rest in piece. Fenn and Rod, Abbeyfield Christchurch
Fenn Shaw
June 5, 2018
My Deepest Sympathy to All JB's Loving Family and Friends.
TRISH GUTSCHLAG
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Trish Gutschlag
June 5, 2018
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