Memorial for Ted Delahunty

A memorial service will be held for the late Ted Delahunty (seated, third from left) at the Manawatū campus on September 19.

Mr Delahunty was a senior lecturer in the University's School of Accounting and Finance from 1978-86 and, on his retirement, established the Delahunty Trust to provide education and research into accounting and other business activities for land-based primary industry.

He died in Hobart, Australia, on August 11. His niece and only surviving relative, Andrea Rounthwaite, requested the memorial. She says he loved his time at Massey and in his will left a further significant bequest to the Delahunty Trust, which is currently worth about $690,000.

Former colleague Bruce Wilson says Mr Delahunty had a long career in the former Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries as a farm adviser before studying accountancy and finance and coming to the job at Massey University. "He realised the importance to farmers of economic and financial advice. When he came to us he had that huge agricultural knowledge and background but he was also very good on the accountancy and financial side of things."

Mr Delahunty was also a keen – and successful – investor in the sharemarket, Mr Wilson says. "After he retired I visited him in Tasmania. He liked the fishing over there."

The memorial service will be at 2pm at Tiritea House. For catering purposes, if you wish to attend please email the Massey University Foundation. You may also wish share photos or stories if you are unable to attend. The foundation staff would love to hear from you.

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