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Ian George Vile

Photo of Ian Vile's panel on the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

For more detail, a high-resolution version of this image (about 5 times wider than shown above) is available for download here. Broadband is recommended - file is big (8.2 Mb).

This panel forms part of Block 14 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.

 

From the stories folder that accompanies The Quilt to displays

This Quilt is a memorial to Ian, youngest son of Barbara and Trevor Vile of New Plymouth.

Ian was born in Eltham. He attended Eltham Primary and Stratford High School.

As a child he enjoyed hockey and tap dancing.

He began his working life at Spinay Motors, Hawera.

He continued playing hockey when he later lived in Auckland and Palmerston North.

He also built his own 120-C car and raced it.

Ian enjoyed life to the full.

The Quilt was thought of, then arranged and sewn by Betty Chainey.

Autographing was done by Colleen Simpson, and Mt Egmont painted by Marilyn Earp.

The Samoan panel was jointly worked by Ianís flatmate and his nurse in Palmerston North.

An adopted Dutch aunt from Auckland contributed the loaves of bread.

The teddy bear and go-cart were made by Ianís nephew and niece.

The remaining work was the combined effort of friends and family.

 

If you knew Ian and wish to add your memories to this page, or wish to remember a loved one with a strong connection to New Zealand who has been lost to AIDS, you may do so on this page.
 

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