Newspaper Article 1940 – Late Mr FW Williams


Te Makarini Trust Board Pays Tribute

The late Mr F. W. Williams was for many years and up to the date of his death chairman of the Te Makarini Scholarship Trust Board. At a meeting of the board Mr W. G. Wood, the newly-appointed chairman, paid a tribute to Mr Williams’ long association as trustee.

“It is fitting, and indeed it will be the wish of us all,” said Mr Wood, “that we should pay tribute to the memory of our late trustee and chairman, whose death we all so much deplore. Mr Williams was appointed a trustee on June 4, 1891, by the Venerable Archdeacon Samuel Williams and the Hon. J. D. Ormond, and he has been our chairman for many years. He was always deeply interested in the welfare of the Maori people, and because of that he made an ideal trustee and chairman. The services he rendered to this board were invaluable, and we were indeed fortunate to have associated with us so able a businessman, so kindly a man, and one who took so keen an interest in all the activities of the board.”

Mr Wood moved that the board record appreciation of Mr Williams’ services and an expression of deep regret that he was no longer a member, and that the board send to Mrs Williams a letter expressing its deep sympathy with her in her bereavement.

The resolution was passed in silence.

Mr T. Lindsay Gordon was unanimously appointed a trustee.

The Te Makarini Scholarship Trust Fund was established in memory of the late Sir Donald Maclean [McLean] by his son and exists for the purpose of providing scholarships for boys of the Maori race.

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