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In Memoriam: J N Edwards (55 - 58)

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories and celebrate the life of Nick Edwards (55 - 58) who we sadly lost in 2023.
10 Dec 2023
Written by Robin Knight
Obituaries
Nick Edwards, OP Rep in New Zealand for many years
Nick Edwards, OP Rep in New Zealand for many years

Nick Edwards (55-58), for many years the OP Representative in New Zealand, died on 20th August 2023, aged 81. He had not been well for some time. He is survived by his wife Yoko, their son, John Paul, and their daughter, Mieko.

Robin Paine (55-58) writes: “Nick joined the NCP in the Summer Term of 1955 and became a member of Harbinger Division. He was in Form VI MN and also boxed for the College in 1957. After ‘O’ Levels in 1958, he left the NCP to join the British India Steam Navigation Company (BI) as a cadet. Three years later, having obtained his 2nd Mate’s Certificate, he became 3rd Officer for a 2½ year contract on BI’s Eastern Service, by the end of which he had obtained his 1st Mate’s Certificate.

With better prospects for promotion elsewhere, Nick left BISC and joined the China Navigation Company (part of the Swire Group) based in Hong Kong, where he obtained his Master Mariner’s Certificate. Soon after he joined CNC he married Yoko, who was working in the company’s office. He was to remain with CNC for 32 years, many of them in command.

In 1997, aged 55, Nick retired to Auckland, New Zealand, where he had made his home several years previously. He then took up employment with the Outboard Boating Club in Auckland as 'Operations Staffer', working there for 17 years and doing sterling work as the OP Rep in New Zealand.

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