We were very sad to hear of the passing of John Webber this month. John has been a champion of packaging issues and product stewardship in New Zealand and was due to retire last month to spend more time with his family. Unfortunately, this was not to be, and we would like to share some words from John's family which captures John perfectly.
"Dad passed away after an exceedingly long battle with good living, good times and great friends. He will be sorely missed by yacht chandlers, wine merchants, co-conspirators and enablers. Dad finally, if somewhat reluctantly, has cast-off on the big expedition he so often talked about.
Bon voyage, love Hallam, Gretel and family."
We would like to add to that list, John will be missed by the industry and the many friends he made in it. His contribution to the industry was immense and his dedication, passion and knowledge well respected by all who knew and worked with him.