Memorial Service for John Sawyer

There will be a memorial service for John next Tuesday in Wellington and the details are as follows:

When:     Tuesday 24 November; 6.00 - 8.00 pm (doors open at 5.30 pm) – there will be plenty of time to share memories of John outside the formal component of the night.

Where:    Begonia House Foyer, Wellington Botanic Gardens (located next to Lady Norwood Rose Garden) – Thanks Wellington City Council!

There will be nibbles and drinks provided.  The venue holds 120 people.

If you will be attending:

  • Please RSVP with the number of people to Sylvia Ho (
  • Please note that we will be seeking a small koha to cover the service expenses (once we know numbers we will let you know the amount – any remaining dollars will go to the NZ Plant Conservation Network)

Please also send any pictures you may have relating to John to Tania Wrightson ( for inclusion into a slide show at the service (these will also be sent to John’s family).

John's funeral is yet to be held, so we can still add your stories to the collation to be sent to John's family  (please send to  by Friday this week).