MR. A. J. POPIiE After taking part in discussion at a circuit meeting at the Otahuhu Methodist Church on Monday evening, Mr. Albert John Pople, of 22, Turama Road, Onehunga, collapsed and died almost immediately.
Mr. Pople, who was in his seventieth year, was born in Somersetshire, England, and came to New Zealand with his parents at the age of ten, the family settling at Mangere. For many years he was engaged in the wholesale fruit trade at Auckland. He had lived in Onehunga for the past 50 years. In his early days he was prominent in athletics, and won many walking events. He later took "up bowls and was a past-president of the Onehunga Club. He was a life-long member of the Methodist Church, and circuit steward for many years. He was also a Freemason and Oddfellow, being a Past Deputy Grand Master in the New Zealand Grand Lodge, and Past District Grand Master of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows. His wife predeceased him about three years ago. He is survived by one son and three daughters. There are 12 grandchildren and four great-grand-children.
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OBITUARY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945
OBITUARY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945
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