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We honour the members of the
Lions Club of Titahi Bay
who have passed.
The men and women listed are shown
to pay tribute to their lives and their
contribution to community service.
They have each volunteered their time as a
member of the Lions Club of Titahi Bay.
James Harland29 August 1939 - 02 October 2017 age 78 years
James Harland (known as Jim to many) was a member of Titahi Bay Lions from 1995. Jim was a very colourful character. The stories of his adventures were told in
such a way that you felt like you were there. Jim spent an incredible number of hours working for Lions with the Lions Market, he was there when it moved from Ferry Place to Cobham Court and was the force behind numerous other activities. Jim also had a fulltime job during the week and his energy was so very contagious to all those around him. Jim became a "Lion at Large" from 2011, travelling around NZ in his bus, remaining a member of Lions, visiting when he could and being a Lions Ambassador for not just his old Titahi Bay club but for all of Lions Clubs International, letting the folk know what Lions does and has done for so many. Jim was truly one who was PROUD TO BE A LION. RIP Jim, you remain in our hearts..
Raphael Smithsunrise 18 December 1950 to sunset 24 April 2017 age 67 years
Raphael Smith was a member of Titahi Bay Lions from
2011 attaining the position of Vice-President from 2015 and for a few months as acting President for our club. Brother to Olando Smith who passed away in 2013.
Raphael being a very active Lion to his final day. Always
ready to lend a hand. Two Lion Brothers now to serve in the community of Heaven. Raphael, a very strong leader at
St. Pius X Catholic Church. Raphael was known to many
in Titahi Bay and Porirua in general for his poems. He was a
poet from the heart and wrote often for his friends and family.
Raphael's Service became a Poem of his life story, so many
came to see Raphael to continue his journey from this earth.
RIP dear Raphael.
Olando Smithsunrise 22 February 1953 to sunset 17 November 2013 age 60 years
Olando Smith was a member of Titahi Bay Lions from 2002. From day one he took the hearts of all those he met with his lovely smile and golden heart. You would often see Olando controlling traffic at the Porirua Saturday Market. He would guide drivers into empty car parks and then guide them out as they leave. Once the Porirua Saturday Market had finished, and in those days it was till 10am, Olando would then travel to North's Rugby Football Club and engage in similar activities during the Rugby season. Greeting drivers, their passengers, and pedestrians as they arrive and depart. Olando was known personally by many in the Porirua Region, his name recognised with fabulous contributions in the community, and loved by his family and his many, many, friends. RIP Olando.
Dutz Special 2013 by Peter Smith – 4min 8sec
Dutz Tribute by Peter Smith – 4min 27sec
Terry Warren17 March 1939 - 7 November 2013 age 74 years
Terry Warren was a member of Titahi Bay Lions from 1981. Terry was involved when the club became part of the car boot sales at Riverside park and into what has become known as the Porirua Saturday Market today. Terry had a reasonably adventurous life and found Titahi Bay as his home. His health took a bad turn and whilst was not an active member during this time, he still found joy in reading the clubs minutes and to know what was going on.
Dharam Sahay Prasad31 January 1937 - 30 July 2008 age 71 years
Dharam Sahay Prasad (known as Dhaji) came from the village of Vuda near Lautoka in Fiji. He was the first to own a car. He became a policeman, and then an accountant. Aged 52, he took his family to Vancouver, Canada in 1989. many of them to New Zealand in 1995 looking for better things. Dharam joined our Lions Club and was appointed Treasurer. He was a good man, having good presence. He was energetic and full of good humour. He was a loyal family man who was a self-starter. He and his family became involved in club affairs, in the Bay happenings, and in local small businesses. He enjoyed the Community Market Dharam's wife Sumintra is a good dressmaker. He loved travel, he just up and went to places like Whanganui River and Stewart Island, not to mention his Globe-Trotting, Sadly, Dharam developed cancer and he died at home on Wednesday the 30th of July aged 71. Former Lion Wayne Whitman and wife Puspa attended the funeral service on Saturday with Lion Dave Read and wife Loloma.
Kathleen Mabel Mexted (Mabel)2 February 1916 - 15 June 2007 age 91 years Awarded the Porirua Civic Award in 1995 and an honorary life member of Titahi Bay Lions.
Alf MextedDeceased 12 August 1997 age 87 years
Alf Mexted had been a founding member of Titahi Bay Lions. On many occasions he travelled to Hawkes Bay and on his return trip would load his vehicle up with Grapefruit and Lemons for distribution to the elderly in Titahi Bay. Often, to bring as much as possible, he would pack the fruit around his wife Mabel's feet also. After arrival in Titahi Bay he would load a wheel barrow with this fruit and walk the streets distributing it to the elderly and beneficiaries of Titahi Bay. He had been a councillor with Porirua City Council 5 terms. He was presented with the Porirua Civic Award in 1995. He was also a member of the Porirua Licensing Trust and a member of Titahi Bay Lions. He was also instrumental in initiating the Over 70's Christmas Party , an event still enjoyed today.