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Michael tragically died in the devastating Christchurch Earthquake.

Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Michael's photo was submitted by his mother Patricia.


Michael hugging Mum while his brothers, Anthony, Christopher and Gregory look on.

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    • Neighbours!

      Thinking of you today mate. Very Special man.

      David. Sutton, United Kingdom. Friday, June 12, 2015

    • Margery and Brian Deaker only knew you for a little while but we will not forget you Michael. I met pat and David just the other day and I was totally unaware of his terrible and unbelievable, and untimely death. I would like to offer our heart felt condolences to his family and also David and Patrica.

      Brian Deaker. North Otago, New Zealand. Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    • My son Michael

      Michael my son, the shock of your death was one of disbelief. You survived the rigours of your officer training and the UK bombings, so I hoped against hope you would survive in the PGC building, but that wasn’t to be. The wonderful memories I have of you and your brothers is something I will always cherish. You were always a full of life boy, getting into mischief but having so much fun. Remembering you loved fishing but didn’t eat fish, you and your brothers lying on lilos tied up in the middle of the Lindis river, swatting mozzies, drinking Speights [of course], and deep into a book. My love for you will never diminish and you live on through yours and Rachel’s children. Love you always, Patricia [your Mum]

      Patricia Brooker. Dunedin, New Zealand. Thursday, March 24, 2011

    • Michael

      As a colleague and friend of your lovely mother I can see how you became such a special man who was loved, admired and respected by so many. It is so sad that there are now only precious memories of such a caring person. Your Mum raised you by herself and the result was a pretty awesome man. She was so very, very proud of you and misses you dearly. Only a mother could know the depth of pain when her son dies so suddenly and tragically. Know that you are loved forever Michael.

      Claire Perry. Dunedin, New Zealand. Thursday, March 24, 2011

    • Michael

      We crossed paths for a short time at University yet you have remained a long time in my memory as a very special person whose presence made a positive difference in the lives of others. My thoughts are with your family.

      Nicolette Edgar. Wellington, New Zealand. Thursday, March 17, 2011

    • Miss You!

      We had a ball together at Otago. Thinking back some of my fondest memories you were there with me. You were so much fun to be around always happy, everyone loved you! I will cherish those memories it was a special time in my life. So feel for your family and sorry I cannot be there to say farewell in person but I will thinking of you.

      Stephen Moore. Sydney, Australia . Thursday, March 17, 2011

    • My dear friend.

      Spending some quiet alone time we you as you rested today only served to reinforce how much I will miss you my dear friend. You have been taken from us too soon.

      Jeff R Brown. Christchurch, New Zealand. Sunday, March 13, 2011

    • Daphne,Rachel and children,

      It was with great sadness and tears when I read about Michael's tragic passing and I am so sorry I can't be near by to acknowledge it in person and give everyone some hugs. Thinking of you all, and Daph hope to see you soon. Please accept my deepest sympathy Rachel and hope to see you and your beautiful children when next in Waikouaiti. love Carolyn Gaston

      Carolyn Gaston. Dunedin, New Zealand. Sunday, March 13, 2011

    • Dear Michael

      You made us so welcome, you and Rachel, when we visited you at Totara some years ago. Although our paths have regrettably not crossedsince, we grieve your passing. You were such a caring, considerate and thoroughly nice young man. Allan and Marguerite Fairweather

      Marguerite Fairweather. Blenehim, New Zealand. Sunday, March 13, 2011

    • Michael

      You were wonderful in your job as Statutory Supervisor of the Mountain View Village in Timaru.You were totally trustworthy and reliable and had the full confidence and respect of the 130 retired people resident in the Village that you were responsible for. I have dealt with some good and not so good people who previously filled the role of Statutory Supervisor over the last 24 years-you were the best of them all and will be missed as you would have contributed a lot more to NZ society in the comiing years. I hope your family will gain some comfort from knowing that Michaels work was appreciated and valued by us and I am sure many others.

      Duncan Brand,Mountain View Village Trust. Timaru, New Zealand. Saturday, March 12, 2011

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