Sad news

Update: Dec 16: Veronica’s funeral will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 1.30pm at the Te Puke Methodist Church, on the corner of Oroua Street and SH2 in Te Puke.

Original post: Veronica Lowe, long-time secretary of the Bay of Plenty Rose Society, died on Friday in Tauranga Hospital.

She has been a real stalwart of the society, which has had some challenging times over the past few years, including the death just a few months ago of its president Derek Vane. But, despite everything, Veronica was always happy to help when I rang seeking information and loved an opportunity to promote roses.

Veronica has had some health issues recently but seemed to be recovering when she fell gravely ill on Wednesday. She will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Russell and their family.

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