Members who were in the Karori Rotary Club back in the mid -1980s, will remember with affection Father Don Morrison who joined the Karori Club in 1986.

Past President, Doug Langford says Don was a member for around three years and had a quirky sense of humour. He left the Club when he was transferred from the Parish of St Teresas in Karori back to Featherston.

Father Don passed away on 15 August last year at the Joseph’s Home of Compassion in Upper Hutt in his 90th year. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the St Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Featherston on Sunday 14 August 2022, followed by a dedication of his Memorial at the Featherston Lawn Cemetery.

Father Don is pictured with his faithful companion Harry, who he walked daily around the streets of Featherston. He served for over 60 years as a priest. He said that his first posting was to Pahiatua where the then parish priest advised him that “the less you say, the more you say.” In the course of his 60 years in the Church Father Don served in Kilbirnie, Opunake, Takaka, Featherston from 1976-80, Picton and Karori. He returned to South Wairarapa in 1990.