We were sad to be advised of the passing of Mollie Whiting, widow of D’Arcy and mother of Penny, Debbie, Tony, Grant and the late Paul, and a grandmother and great-grandmother.
A service for Molly will be held on Saturday 12 November at 1.30pm, Selwyn Village Chapel, Target Street, Pt Chevalier.
Tribute from Ian McRobie: Mollie and D’Arcy Whiting were institutions in the RAYC for their spontaneity and originality, contributing and making our Club a happy Club. They were the backbone of the Off-Shore Sailing Division and Mollie will be sadly missed by the Daylarks ladies. I well remember being present when the Daylarks were in fine fettle and Bob Tizard (the M.P’s brother) turned up to represent a rope company. He was swamped by all these ladies and we got the sponsorship for the Feltex Ropes for the Winter Series.
Heather Lidgard adds: John and I did a lot of sailing with the Whitings. Mollie was always involved with cruising, racing and meeting us at the destination of off-shore races. D’Arcy and Mollie won the 1988 Cruising Award.
Further information: Marian Harkness, ph: 09-431-6332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.