Last month Around Wellington published an appreciation of Dr John Cole, a former Wellington GP and by then terminally ill himself. Dr Cole died over the weekend and we have received this message from his daughter Alison:
“Very sadly, my dear father, Dr John Cole, passed peacefully away in the early hours of this morning. He was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease early in March 2012 and has bravely managed his illness to the end. For those who know him, and I know there are many in Wellington and the surrounding area, he will be remembered for his unfailing commitment to his work, the local community and his love of music, friends and family. Dad remained positive and true to himself right to the end. His sense of humour and love of life has been an inspiration to all of those who were lucky to know him. He will be hugely missed by us all.”
Arrangements for Dr Cole’s funeral will be published here later in the week.