Kapiti laments the passing of Rosemary Barrington
Many tributes have flowed since the sudden death last week of Paekakariki's Rosemary Barrington.
In a moving ceremony conducted by the Very Rev John Murray at Old St Paul's, stories were told of the very many facets of Rosemary's full and colourful life.
Friends and family came to farewell this remarkable woman who had achieved in so many fields - academic, political, social justice, feminist politics, student politics, as well as her love of family and community.
Last week Kapiti mayor Jenny Rowan said Ms Barrington's death would be deeply felt throughout the community.
"Rosemary made an extraordinary contribution to the public roles she held and had so much more to contribute. Her untimely death has stunned all of us and our thoughts are with her family."
"My initial dealings with Rosemary were in her role as a Paekakariki Community Board member where she was making a huge contribution to her local community. Rosemary was very much of the firm but fair school of thought which made her very effective.
Mr Wilson said Rosemary was an energetic, vibrant and keenly intelligent woman who will be greatly missed.
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