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David George Porter
1921 - 1998

Funeral Service

Old St Paul's
Mulgrave Street
Aotearoa, New Zealand

Monday, March 2nd


Officiating: Rodney Murphy
Speaking about George
as an Architect and Town Planner Lewis Martin
as a City Councillor Gerald O'Brien
as an Environmentalist Derek Wilson



Who would true valour see,
Let him come hither;
One here will constant be,
Come wind, come weather;
There's no discouragement
Shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent
To be a pilgrim.

Whoso beset him round
With dismal stories,
Do but themselves confound;
His strength the more is.
No lion can him fight,
He'll with a giant fight,
But he will have the right
To be a pilgrim

No globlin nor foul fiend
Can daunt his spirit;
He knows he at the end
Shall life inherit.
Then, fancies, fly away;
He'll not dear what men say;
He'll labout night and day
To be a pilgrim.