Another Sad Loss
It is with sadness that I write to inform you that Johan Bonnevie died peacefully on 8 September surrounded by his family. He had been a member of the Palmerston North Rotary Club since December 1971 and was a Paul Harris Fellow.   Johnan has left a lasting legacy for the Manuawatu, the Sixtus Lodge which is in the hills approximately one hour north of Palmerston North.  The Lodge is used as an outdoor education venue and by families heading into the hills hiking.  Johan initially set up the Lodge in 1977, it is a run by a charitable trust and proudly supported by the Palmerston North Rotary Club.  In his obituary he was described as a "quirky man" much loved by his family; he was a husband, father and cherished granddad.  Bruce Wilson, President of the Palmerston North Rotary Club said that Johan had attended Rotary meetings right through to the end of August.