16 Nov 1921 - 11 Mar 2020
16 Nov 1921 - 11 Mar 2020
( Katie Isabel ) (nee McClymont). MNZM.
Peacefully on March 11, 2020 with family by her side.
Much loved and respected mother of Helen.
Loved by her many nieces and nephews.
A mighty Kauri has fallen.
A Memorial Service honouring Isabel’s life was held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Tennyson Street, Napier on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11.30am.
A tribute to Isabel or messages for her family can be left via www.dunstalls.co.nz or C/o PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140.
It was with great sadness that I have just learnt of Isabel's death.
In the 1970's, when I was involved in similar work with the Friends of Nelson Haven and Tasman Bay, I first became aware of (and started admiring from a distance) Isabel's environmental activism to protect the Ahuriri estuary.
When I finally met Isabel she more than lived up to my expectations. What a wonderful, friendly, passionate, feisty, focused and fun woman! She has truly made a great contribution to conservation, not only in her Hawkes Bay community, but also to the country as a whole.
Isabel really made a difference - and will be sorely missed.
My heartfelt best wishes go out to Isabel's family and many friends.
I had a high respect for Isabel, her commitment to the environment and her energy for making sure things happened!. We often had lively chats when she phoned the Regional Council on business - it was early days for Councils getting up to speed on what environmental care might involve and she was ahead of them in so many ways! But she always put her case with a positive perspective and was appreciated for her kindness and firmness. She was a true future thinker.
Mrs Morgan was a wonderful teacher from my days at Onekawa Primary School, she had a no nonsense approach as my standard 3 teacher in the 70's. It was only a few years ago i knocked on her door while walking down Vigor Brown Street, when she answered the door i said "Mrs Morgan do you remember me?" Mrs Morgan looks me in the eye for about 10 seconds and "YES you were a skellywag ......... Kevin Wagg! That made my day. RIP Mrs Morgan.
Mrs Morgan was a wonderful, inspirational teacher at Onekawa School, who taught me and 4 siblings in the 1970s. I joined Forest and Bird in Standard 3 and went on many fantastic trips with Mrs Morgan.I have had a life-long love of native bush and birds since, as have the rest of my family. Love to you Helen, thinking of you at this time.Helen St. George,Betty,Donald, Linda, David and Peter
I have always held Isabel in high esteem. Her passion and commitment provide a model for us all. A mighty Kauri has indeed fallen. Her life is worthy of rest.
Mother, Thank you for choosing me to be your daughter. You were the most wonderful Mother a daughter could ever wish for. You were selfless to the very end.It was a real honour to be your daughter. You were a mentor, teacher, friend to so many. You are now with your beloved Lord. Loved you so much! Helen xxxx