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Bringing Linwood Cemetery Alive!


The Friends of Linwood Cemetery gratefully acknowledge support from the following people, organisations and businesses:

The Original Linwood Cemetery Working Party

(June 2001-May 2006)

Rex Hurndell

Janet Cowen

Warwick Scadden

Jan Moody

Katheryn Howard (CCC)

Richard Wisnesky

Linda Rimmer

Linda Rutland

Sponsors – Direct Funding

Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board (2007, 2008, 2009)

Canterbury Community Trust (2008)

The Lottery Commission (2008)

Eureka Trust (2008)

The Pub Charity (2008)

Christchurch City Council (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

COGS (2010)

Ministry of Social Development (2011)

Sponsors – Indirect Funding by providing goods and/ or services free or at a nominal rate.

Trees for Canterbury (Native trees 1999, 2009)

NZ Post (Community Post -2010)

BP (Petrol for Volunteers -2010)

Returned and Services Association (ANZAC Day Poppies – 2011)

Spectrum Brands NZ Ltd (Camera-quality batteries – 2011)

Images Unlimited (Free design of Trust’s banner – 2011)

Dulux NZ (Paint for Peacock Mausoleum – 2011)

Riccarton/ Wigram Community Board (Grant to attend Garden Gala – 2011, 2012)

Woolston Community Centre (Reduced pitch fees at Community Gala – 2012)

NZ Society of Genealogists (Canterbury Branch) (Loan of Headstone Transcripts and data-projection equipment – 2010, 2011, 2012)

Gazebos Factory (free loan of gazebo at events 2012, 2013)


Linda Rimmer (June 2001 – December 2009) Headstone restoration and photography, and initial website development.

Sue Wilkinson (December 2007 – October 2010)

Linda Rutland (June 2001-November 2010) Chairperson (April 2007-August 2009)

Helen Munro (November 2010 – December 2012)

Maggie Rillstone (October 2011 – December  2012)

Anne Holloway (Secretary April 2007-August 2009) Chairperson (September 2009-December 2017)

Alexandra Gilbert (June 2009 – February 2016) Secretary (September 2009-February 2016)

The following have been acknowledged by the Trustees as Honorary Life-Time Friends of Linwood Cemetery in gratitude for the contributions they have made with the maintentance and preservation of Linwood Cemetery:

1st December 2010 – Linda Rutland for leading the Trust and giving 10 years service.

13th February 2013 – Tom Adam, City Care – for repairs, maintenance and passion for the preservation of Linwood Cemetery above and beyond his paid work role over 15 years.

2nd April 2015 – Judy McCaw –  for the contributions she has made in helping with the maintenance and preservation of Linwood Cemetery for over 15 years.

28th October 2015 – Stewart Harvey (HCCTNZ) – for the contributions he has made to increase the awareness of the heritage value of all NZ cemeteries over the past 14 years.

© Friends of Linwood Cemetery Charitable Trust

Updated 17th June 2018 by Alexandra