COURTEOUS, SHARP, WONDERFUL – SIR WILSON WHINERAY TRIBUTES – PART II
Sir Wilson Whineray tributes pour in.
It’s a miracle to even get to read them. Wow!
“He was a clear thinker, a gentleman, a man who understood how to deal with people, always very quiet, but he had a steely business mind at the same time. Just a lovely guy.”–John Maasland.
“He was a great leader of people,–Peter Springfield.
Two friends remember a friend.
“A loss we will all feel,”–John Key
“Courteous and sharp… He had a wonderful manner with people. He made himself available – and he was seen as sincere and credible but to the point. He didn’t hide from a tough discussion: That was the rugby training coming through. [His style] discussions through logic and reason, not bravado or raising [his] voice.”–Steven Fyfe said.
“Highly intelligent, mature beyond his years… a firm but calm leader who commanded unqualified admiration,”–said Terry Mclean.
“A legend in the New Zealand game and “a hell of a good person too”. The few times I met him, he was a true gentleman and a lovely man.The All Blacks’ condolences and our own family condolences to the Whinerays because clearly we know what they’re all going through at the moment.”–Steve Hansen
“He was the perfect gentleman, in all walks of life. Whether we were at Buckingham Palace, or whether on our way home after a game, a dinner, a bit of a booze up, an argument with some Welshman, he was the perfect gentleman,”–Sir Colin Meads.
[Photo: Sir Wilson Whineray ]
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