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In Memory of George Villars

It is with greatest sadness that FloorNZ staff and Board offer their condolences on the death of George Villars from Handley Industries on 20th July in Auckland.

George served on the FloorNZ Board from 2000-2009 and was the longest serving member to do so. He also served as chairman. George played a big part in initiating, promoting and participating in block course training and has always been a great supporter of both FloorNZ and the Allied Trades Institute where he was a regular visiting tutor at the Fine-Sand and Timber block courses.  George was also a patron of the Apprentice of the Year Awards and provided the Villars Trophy for the best improved apprentice category.

We all found George to be a calm and gentle person who brought a professional approach to all his dealings with both the Board and apprentices.  He will be greatly missed.

Our sympathies to his family in these trying times.

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