You will never be forgotten Mr Matley. Your green leathers made you a legend back in the late seventies, early 80's. Hello to all the pre deceased teachers when you see them. RIP Koro Roland. 😢😭😟❤
Oh my heart is broken. What a wonderfully kind, gentle man you were Mr Matley. I wish that I had of met you earlier to share in your knowledge, humour and most of all your piano playing. You taught, shared and played with passion. There are many people that I am grateful and honored to have met, you were right at the top - I will never forget your kindness.
Rest peacefully Mr Matley - thank you so much
I have just read your comments about my beloved cousin Roland. You really knew him didn't you? His character, his kindness, his caring brilliant mind, his gentleness. His Father was my Mother's elder brother, and our two families were very close and Roland and his brother Jack, and my little brother Roy, and myself were like brothers and sister.
When Roland sailed off to New Zealand we expected him to return after a year's teaching, but of course he loved Wairoa so much that he stayed put.
Thank you for caring and taking time to write as you did. It means more to me than I can say through the tears. Roland would tell me to buck up !
Sincerely Pat Faunt
Roland and Jackie were my cousins too. Florence their mother and my father George Salmon were brother and sister.... May he rest happy, knowing he made everyone he met happy with his piano playing. He was so elated when he played for Dame Myra Hess ,the pianist of the 40's and 50's.As was were his parents Flo and Jack. Rest well cous. Val and family.xx
Matley aka Jungle Man
Your landcruiser, bike & your overalls will
be missed in Wairoa.
Yes Mr matley was a great maths teacher he had brilliant mind his green army back sure was with him were ever he went.such a kind gental soul RIP Mr Matley let your old soul be nurtured in your new journey's to the heavenly lands above .
RIP. Thinking of you Rosa at this sad time.. hope you and mum are ok.
Thank-you for the conversations and advice. I will remember your advice and guidance provided to me outside the Book Store,.Through everything thrown at you in the last few years, you stood true, focused on the issues, not the people, and stood up in the Mayoralty to be counted. Thank-you! You will be missed.