Dr Mike Whitwell's Funeral
28 Jan 2019
The Waitara Health Centre family are sad to announce Dr Mike Whitwell passed away on the 25th of January.
Dr Whitwell was the epitome of a local hero. He worked in the Waitara community for over 40 years and touched the lives of many, many people through his dedication to care.
It was a great pleasure working alongside him at the practice and we will always be thankful for the many lessons he taught us — even those about fishing.
We will miss you, Mike. You were an exceptional friend, mentor and carer for all of your patients — many of whom you delivered.
Our thoughts are with Rose, Jonathan, Nick, Chris and the rest of the Whitwell family at this time.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at the Whai Tapuwai Nō Rongo (Clifton Park Community Centre) from 1PM.
Waitara Health Centre will be closed all day Thursday to celebrate Mike's life.
Phoenix Urgent Doctors — (06) 759 4295 — will be providing emergency GP cover for all Waitara Health Centre patients. You can also phone Parkland Medical Centre — (06) 755 0422 — for emergency advice.
Dial 111 in an emergency.
Normal hours will resume on Friday the 1st of February.