We honour the friends of the Lions Club
of Titahi Bay who have passed away.
The men and women listed are shown
to pay tribute to their lives and their
contribution to community service.
They have volunteered their time as a
friend to the Lions Club of Titahi Bay.
Where whilst not a member directly,
have worked well with our club.
We feel their memory also needs to
live on for those who visit this page.
John Wilce QSM1934 - Friday 3 March 2017 age 83 years
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
I have always respected John for his incredible enthusiasm
and energy levels. When I started Lions over 20 years ago,
John was a very effective Zone chairman for two years
running, Supported Titahi Lions Club with our mid winter
swim (participated) and helped with our annual citrus fruit
project, even last year when straight back from holiday.
John has been the Secretary of Mana Lions Clubs for
many years, organised the over 70's Annual Christmas
party. John is and was seen as guiding lion for myself
and many others. Will certainly miss but remember him
fondly. Lion Greg Koschak, Titahi Bay, Wellington
Charles Bokany17 October 1940 to 18 April 2014 age 73 years
Charles joined Lions Club of Waitangirua 1980s.
He had been Club President a couple of times,
and also Club Secretary for a period of time.
In the earlier years he took part in his clubs
regular activity of traffic control at the
Porirua Saturday Market.
Charles leaves behind a legacy of goodwill
and fellowship for Lions. He was also a
His funeral was on April 24 at St. Theresa's Church, Plimmerton
Fred Denz1 December 1945 to 30 March 2014 age 68 years
Fred joined Porirua's Rotary club in 1990. He was heavily
involved with the club's youth activities and was president
in 1998-1999. After being diagnosed with cancer is 2009,
he became involved with the Rotary club's Relay For Life
team, last taking part in the event on March 15 and 16.
Fred was a supporter of Lions Club of Titahi Bay, would
support the Porirua Saturday Market and looked after the
'Welcome to Titahi Bay' sign at the reserve near his house.
Lions Club of Titahi Bay were honoured to be standing
side by side with Fred's fellow Rotarians, participating
in the role of Guard Of Honour as Fred arrived and
departed from his funeral service.
His funeral on April 7 was at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua.
Katarina ( KP ) Pawa11 June 1961 to 18 November 2013 age 51 years
Katarina Pawa (KP known to many) passed away
with family and friends at her side. KP being the
mother to Lions member Dawn Pawa, would often
get her family involved in the Lions activities of her
daughter Dawn and this is why the Titahi Bay club
has placed such interest for including family
members from its members.
KP leaves behind family and friends that remember the fairness
though strictness gift she gave to those all around her.