In memorium: Kyne remembered for her kindness

Howick RSA staff are mourning the loss of former Howick RSA Women’s Section president Marie Kyne.

Marie Therese Kyne (nee Mahon), 87, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, July 31, surrounded by family.

Over the course of her life, she was a passionate tennis player, golf player, mother, grandmother and member of the RSA and Probus.

Margaret Jones, president of the Howick RSA Women’s Section, said Marie had been an RSA member “for a very long time”. “Marie was on the Women’s Section Committee for a few years and stepped up when Jess Potter was ill and subsequently passed away and was president for five years.

Marie Kyne second from left. Photo supplied

“She was a member of the Pakuranga Tennis Club. She was also Midweek Ladies Convenor when Christine MacIntosh joined over 30 years ago and was still supporting the club with fundraising through champagne breakfasts etc.”

Kyne’s NZ Herald death notice said she faced every challenge and celebration with a smile and laugh – a true testament to her attitude and strength until the end.

“Marie was the adored wife of Tom Kyne who preceded her in death, the beloved mother of sons Thomas McGhie, Duncan and Tess McGhie and preceded in death by daughter Anita (Grant) Aspinall. She is also survived by step-children Stacey and Harold, Steve and Jill. A much loved Nan to Cameron, Nick, Matt, Trent, Ryan, Kendyl, Zoe and Kaelyn and a devoted great-grandmother of three,” the notice said.

“She will always be remembered for her kindness and every-present laugh. We will all cherish our memories and carry her close to our hearts. A small, private family cremation and celebration of Marie’s life will be held at Davis Funeral Homes in Pakuranga.”