National Rifle Association of New Zealand

RIP - Bill Beck

Posted by NRANZ Secretary

It is with much regret I advise that Bill Beck, a long-time member of the Upper Hutt Rifle Club, passed away on Monday 29 October. 

Bill shot for Rotorua Club when he was stationed there as a Police Officer.  He was also a member of the New Zealand Police Rifle Team travelling overseas to represent the Police, along with fellow Upper Hutt Rifle Club members, Tom Penrose and Brian Whiteman.

In 2007 Bill, along with Peter Keyzers, cataloged all the NRANZ historical files into 143 archive boxes containing 1065 files.

Bill was also a long time member of the 'Wednesday Gang', where he enjoyed the banter and comradeship of the other members for any years.

A funeral for Bill will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 2.00pm. Flowers c/- Gee & Hickton Funeral Home, 1 Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt.