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Russell Noel Warnock-Davis
12 January 1960 - 22 June 1995
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 (7.56 Mb).
This panel is still to be joined to a block of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.
From the stories folder that accompanies The Quilt to displays
Russell passed away on 22nd June 1995 of AIDS. - a cruel and savage disease but one Russell fought with much dignity and bravery.
We decided to place the Rose ‘Friesia’ as the main centrepiece of his quilt as it was one of his favourite roses and which my mother and I have now growing in our gardens. Russell truly loved his flowers and gardens. The gardens gave Russell much pleasure and even his sickness did not stop him from tending to them.
Russell was not only my brother, he was my best friend, advisor and mentor and he is still so deeply missed and longed for. I have lots of wonderful memories of all the good times we shared together and which cannot ever be taken away from me.
Russell was a wonderful human being who made the most of his life with lots of energy and zest.
Russell was also a caring son. He cared very much about our Mother and would often send her little cards just to say he loved her. That was so typical of Russell. There never had to be an excuse to send or say anything, he would just do it.
Russell spent the last three and a half years of his life in Dunedin with his beloved partner Russel Wedge. Russell had a quality of life whilst there, making lots of friends and generally enjoying his new life with Russel.
I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH RUSSELL,WHEREVER YOU ARE,
Your loving sister, Robyn.
If you knew Russell 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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