Louise Winhall

24th July 2019

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of one of our longest serving staff members. Mark passed last week after a very short illness.

Mark had been working at Hawkes Bay Woolscourers since 1999 and was a much valued and respected staff member.

He had worked in a number of the departments throughout the scour, the last few years he maintained our site and facilities to a high standard, his helpful nature was appreciated by all. 

Mark joined us following some years working in the mines in Perth. Mark was a keen traveller and took the opportunity to travel to a number of countries.  Prior to his OE, Mark worked in Hastings and did his apprenticeship as a glazier. 

Mark returned to New Zealand after his travelling adventurers abroad were over to be able to support his mother. During that time he worked at Tucker Wool Processors, Clive which was about 25 years ago. 

Mark was interested in photography and we understand that his photography equipment has been passed on and is still within his family. 

Mark was a character, but he had a serious side as well as being deeply interested in statistics.  He spent time studying the Lotto numbers, which we understand resulted in some luck, for him!

He enjoyed cars and had great stories about his XU1 and how it would still do 100 mile an hour down school road! He spent a lot of time with his family as he was a caring person by nature.   He had many stories to tell about adventures that he had whilst traveling; Mark also spent some time in the outback of Australia. 

On Saturday 19th July 2019, Mark was taken suddenly.   He will be missed; our thoughts are with his family. 

Thank you Mark, may you now Rest in Peace

 From your workmates at the scour

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