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Sir Fred Allen dies

Sir Fred Allen dies

It is with great sadness that his family advises of the death of Sir Frederick Richard Allen, KNZM, OBE on the 28th April 2012. Sir Fred passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning at Maygrove Village Hospital, Orewa where he has resided in recent months. He was 92.

Sir Fred’s record as a player and coach of the Auckland rugby team and as a player, captain, selector and coach of the All Blacks has been well documented. He was forthright and inspirational and his services to Auckland Rugby and many other sporting and non-sporting organisations reflected his ever present passion and generosity of spirit.

Earlier this week, Sir Fred had participated in the opening of a bridge at Auckland Memorial Park and at an Anzac Day service.

His beloved wife Norma died in 2009. He is survived by his daughter Marianne and granddaughters Inés and Katia.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later stage.

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Les Divers
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Churton Hart & Divers

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