Sophie will be remembered by the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group as a tireless advocate in making our community and environment better places to live in. She gave freely of her time and was driven by passion for what she believed in making her a formidable opponent in any gathering or meeting. She was never afraid to speak up and speak her mind.
She was a woman of strong views, proud of who she was, honest in her opinions and we as a group respected the input she had into the group. She played a pivotal role in connecting people from all walks of life and working through issues in positve and meaningful ways.
Sophie spent many hours out on the whenua and at the schools working with us all, planning, planting, advising and sharing her wealth of knowledge.
She will be missed and remembered fondly as a woman of integrity and someone who walked the talk everyday
Pat OBrien Chair WCMG