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Alan Raine.OBE TOPHAM Obituary
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June 13, 2019
I first met Alan when he was working at Ceramco and I was a young executive at their UK operation Royal Grafton. Later I reconnected with him at John Raine and got to know him as a very kind, courteous gentleman. He welcomed me into his home, he was that kind of man. Alan was one of those people who make such an impact on you that you never forget. God bless Betty and all the family.
June 12, 2019
I was secretary to Alan at Ceramco in New Lynn way back in 1980 and loved working for him. It was around the time Ceramco was involved with Sir Peter Blake and the Whitbread Cup so it was a bonus for me when Sir Peter Blake popped in to see Alan. Alan was extremely trusting of a me, just young 22 year old, regularly giving me his new Mazda 626 to do pick ups and drop offs for him. It was also around the time of his heart surgery so it's heartening that this enabled him to live a full life with Betty, his children and grandchildren. Such a kind, lovely man who I have happy memories of working with. He achieved much in his life and I know he'll be sadly missed. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
June 10, 2019
Alan was always such a charming & gentle man to chat with. My condolences to Betty, Geoff and Debi, Sean and the family.
June 11, 2019
TOPHAM, Alan Raine. Much loved and respected former boss, Alan was a doyen in NZ's tableware industry and friend to many in the trade. We all learnt so much from his expertise and knowledge. Thank you ART for our many years working together. Love and condolences to the Topham family, Shona and Dave Addison.


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