It is with absolute sadness we hear Surf Life Saving New Zealand and Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service Life Member Louis (Lou) Jordain passed away earlier today (Sunday 12 May 2013).
For well over fifty years Louis has been involved in so many aspects of surf lifesaving within New Zealand and his Bay of Plenty area.
Louis was a very proud Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service clubbie and was a real pioneer in the development of the IRB in New Zealand.
"Surf Life Saving New Zealand sends its heartfelt condolences to Louis' family, his friends and fellow Clubbies. We are a tight-knit family in Surf Life Saving and when something like this happens we all feel an overwhelming sense of loss. Louis gave a huge amount of time to Surf Life Saving and our sincere sympathies go out to all who knew him." said Mark Weatherall General Manager, Surf Life Saving New Zealand.
The funeral for Louis will be at 3 pm Friday 17 May at the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service Surf Club.
Cory Hutchings presenting Louis Jordain his SLSNZ Life Membership in 2005