The ACT Party was today deeply saddened by the news that former ACT Party President Michael Crozier has passed away.
"Michael lived a full life with many fine adventures, and he died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 21 2012, with his family by his side," ACT Party President Chris Simmons said.
"Michael grew up in Christchurch and completed a PhD in Physics before going on to work in the US, and the UK. He moved back to New Zealand where he eventually became Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Defence.
"Michael joined ACT in 1996 and held numerous roles, including Chair in the North Shore Electorate, Regional Chair on the ACT Board, and Deputy President, before he stepped up to the role of Party President in 2009 - retiring in 2010. In all this, his partner June Toose and his family gave him invaluable support.
"Politically, Michael believed that people are happiest if they can make the most of their potential; and that, by a happy coincidence, our country performs best if everyone contributes as much as they are able.
"Out of his great intelligence and kind heart he aimed to help others to be the best they could be. Michael will be sorely missed," Mr Simmons said.
A non-theistic service will be held at St-Matthews-in-the-City, corner of Hobson and Wellesley Street, Auckland on 26 July 2012 at 1.00pm to celebrate his life.
No flowers please; donations to St John Northern Region, Private Bag 14902, Panmure, Auckland 1741.
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