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 Post subject: Gai Haviland
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:30 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:05 am
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DOSS: 01 Oct 1968
I received an email from Frank Haviland advising me of the passing of his wonderful wife, Gai, at the beginning of May.
Unfortunately I was in the back blocks of China (YangShuo) at the time and couldn't post anything here until now.

Frank Haviland was my boss (ADC) at Finschaffen in 1971-72. Gai was his wonderful wife and life partner in everything.
As a young PO (I was just 19 at this time), Gai made sure I was well looked after and 'behaving' myself. A tough lady with an enormously caring heart.
Although we have only managed to keep in touch with the proverbial Xmas card in recent years, I will miss her and send my love and condolences to Frank and his kids (and grandkids). ... It was he Havilands that gave me the nickname "Big Steve".

Big Steve
(Kabwum, Wasu, Siassi, Finschaffen, Lae, Pindiu, Erap/Boana, Bougainville)

 Post subject: Re: Gai Haviland
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:53 am
Posts: 806
Location: Boonah, Queensland
DOSS: 30 Jun 1969
It's a tribute to Gai and Frank that many Kiaps, Admin staff and their families spent many enjoyable stays at the 'Haviland Hilton'

Our thoughts are with you and your family, Frank

Pindiu, Mindik, Kabwum, Yalumet, Aseki, Wau, Sialum, Finschhafen, Moresby

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