Peace Movement Aotearoa

In memory of Ian Prior     Ian Prior


Dr Ian Prior died last night, Tuesday, 17 February 2009. He was such a great man, and this is very sad news for all who knew him. Our experience of Ian was mainly in the context of his tireless and passionate work for peace and social justice - in many ways over many years - and we will not forget him. While Ian was a longstanding and valued member and supporter of Peace Movement Aotearoa, amongst peace people he is perhaps best known for his work for nuclear disarmament, in particular his association with IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) and Abolition 2000.

Ian was, and will remain, an inspiration to everyone whose life he touched. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Messages of condolence and appreciation of Ian's life can be sent to the family home, or c/o Peace Movement Aotearoa, PO Box 9314, Wellington 6141.

Below is the notice about Ian which will be in tomorrow's papers (forwarded from Ian's family by Robin Halliday). Friends are welcome to visit Ian at home, and his funeral service will be at 2.30pm, Monday 23 February at Old Saint Paulís, Mulgrave St, Wellington.

PRIOR, Dr Ian Ambury Miller ONZM. On Tuesday 17 February, aged 85. Dearly loved husband of Elespie Kate Forsyth (1919Ė2002), brother of Owen and the late Elaine McLaren and Arthur Prior, father of Ione Yockney Prior, Susan Jessie and Bettina Bradbury. Father-in-law of Malcolm Yockney, Kiyohiro Ejima, Jim Horton, John Bradbury, Craig Heron. Grandfather of Mereana Yockney, Anju, Shion and Mirai Ejima, Ben and Jay Horton, Emily and Anna Bradbury and partners Nina, Eunjoo, Jane, Sacha, Craig and Matt. He wairua hautu a Ian - his spirit and legacy live on. Friend to so many; medical doctor and researcher; passionate supporter of the arts and promoter of peace, the environment and political change. Ian is at home at Wade St and friends are welcome. Ianís funeral service will be at 2.30 on Monday 23 February at Old Saint Paulís, Mulgrave St, Wellington.

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