Auckland member, George Pirie, died age 91 on the 20th January 2010 after a short illness. George was a former long standing chair of the Auckland branch of the Humanist Society of NZ and a long standing Humanist Marriage celebrant. In accordance with George’s wishes, George was taken directly from the hospital to the crematorium without a formal funeral ceremony. Until the end, George remained a generous supporter of the Humanist Society and his daughter reports that he always enjoyed reading our newsletters and communications. An informal memorial gathering for George’s friends, to share stories and memories, will be held at the Homestead Cafe, Bells Road, Pakuranga, between 4.30 pm and 6 pm on Saturday 20th March.