Ben Blake, California

RIP our very good friend

March 18, 2019
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Categories: Daffodil Enthusiasts, General

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Nancy and I have lost a very dear daffodil friend today, Neil McQuarrie of New Zealand.

Neil had such a positive and friendly attitude about life and I was always happy to see him and be around him.  As Neil said “we are mates”.

Neil enjoyed funny stories and had a wonderful laugh.  Nancy and I always looked forward to a visit with the McQuarries.

Today, our thoughts are with Denise and the McQuarrie family.

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2 Responses to RIP our very good friend

  1. Ben Blake, California
    Ben Blake, California
    March 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Neil is on the left holding his cat.

  2. Robin Hill, New Zealand
    March 18, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you for this posting Ben,

    Neil was one of the kindest cheeriest people that you could wish to meet. He always had a smile on his face and encouraging words. Even in the face of adversity he retained his sense of humour. I spoke last to him on the morning of Ian and my wedding just over a month ago, his fondest wish then was that he could have attended the day and joined in the celebrations.

    To Denise and family I am sure daffodil growers worldwide send there best wishes and love. We are a very close family when the chips are down.

    Daffodil shows in New Zealand will not be the same without him.

    Personally Ian and I have lost a great friend, we will miss him dearly.

    Robin Hill

    Vice President – National Daffodil Society of New Zealand.