Date: 9th September 2008
Christchurch City Council Media
The Mayor Bob Parker is saddened to hear of
the passing of another former mayor.
Ron Guthrey passed
away last night, aged 92.
Mr Guthrey was a councillor
from 1944 to 1968, and from 1968 to 1971 served as mayor. He
was strong supporter and closely involved in the development
of the Lyttelton Tunnel Road, and the Christchurch
International Airport. Mr Guthrey was the chair of the
Airport Committee at the time of the opening of the new
terminal building in 1960.
The Guthrey family is also
another well known Christchurch family, having established
Guthrey Travel and Guthrey Coachlines, among other
Mayor Bob Parker says, along with Sir Hamish
Hay, Ron Guthrey was another statesman who made a long and
commendable contribution to the development of Christchurch.
A condolence book for Mr Guthrey has also been
established in the foyer of the Civic Offices. The
condolence books for Mr Guthrey and Sir Hamish Hay will be
available until the end of the week.
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