It is with huge sadness and a heavy heart that we learnt of the passing of Otaki Surf Life Saving Club member Julie Laurenson yesterday. Julie was a Lifeguard, coach, manager and most of all a role model and inspiration for all.
"In it for Life" is testament to who Julie was. She is someone that will be remembered for her contagious smile, positive outlook on life, warm personality and limitless generosity of spirit.
Despite battling illness in recent years, Julie constantly put others wellbeing ahead of her own and will forever be admired for her courage and resilience.
Our love and thoughts go out to Julie's family and the wider Otaki community.
Julie's funeral will be held at Rangiatea Church, Te Rauparaha Street (turn right at the TAB), Otaki at 12.30pm on Thursday.