Members, wives and partners in the Rotary Club of Karori were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a former active member of the Club, Pat Duncan, earlier in the month.

Pat and Lyn Duncan were popular members of the Club and within our Karori community. Pat, who owned a signwriting business in Karori, had been ill for a short time and passed away peacefully in Hutt Hospital, aged 83, on 10 June.


He joined the Rotary Club of Karori in the 1991/92 Rotary year and was active throughout his membership helping numerous projects and providing signage for many events that the Club engaged in. He was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2003.


Pat and Lyn lived on Karori Road, close to the offices of Ray White Real Estate. After selling the signwriting business some years ago Pat and Lyn moved to Eastbourne where Pat joined the Pencarrow Rotary Club and continued his active involvement in Rotary and in other community activities in Eastbourne. Lyn also took a deep interest in the Pencarrow Club and was its bulletin editor for some time. She has continued her deep interest in craft work.


Pat maintained his close association with Rotary in Karori, with his many friends here and helping our Club with the promotion of the Karori Community Book Fair.


A memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at a later date.