Condolences over the passing of two 21 Club members

Monday, 6 January 2014

Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to pass on its condolences to family and friends of two 21 Club members who recently passed away.

The 21 Club's oldest surviving member, Harry Goldsmith, passed away peacefully on December 28 in Christchurch. His funeral is to be held on January 8.

Harry will be remembered as a top competitor of the 1930s and 1940s and the winner of several national and Canterbury titles.

He was made a Life Member of Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club in 1966 and he was their Patron from 1989 up until his passing.

Robert (Bob) Weir, Life Member of Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club, passed away on Christmas Day.

He was a colourful and well-respected member of his club who gained his Lifeguard Award in 1948.

His enthusiasm rang through the club before every major event. His enthusiasm inspired many young members to do well and he will be forever ingrained in the Fitzroy club culture.

Bob's family held a private service and the club also held a well-attended memorial service for him yesterday afternoon.

Our thoughts go out to Harry and Bob's families along with their fellow 21 Cub members and the wider Surf Life Saving family.

For more information please contact:

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823