In announcing the death of Roger Kerr, Business Round table chief executive, the New Zealand Herald quotes Sir Douglas Myers who calls him a national treasure.
I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting him but have long admired him through his writing.
He explained his views simply and backed up opinions with fact.
He made huge contributions to business and public policy.
His death is a loss to New Zealand.
It is an even greater loss to his family and friends to whom I offer my sympathy and this:
Turn Again To Life
If I should die and leave you here awhile,
Be not like others sore undone who keep
Long vigil by the silent dust and weep.
For my sake, turn again to life and smile,
Renewing they heart and trembling hand to
That which will comfort other souls than
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of
And I perchance may therein comfort you.
Mary Lee Hall.
His wife, Catherine Isaac, will be carrying on his work should she get into parliament.
UPDATE: TV3 has republished a transcript of his last interview on The Nation.