RIP Patron of the Karori Rifle Club – Mr Cor Husmann
It is with sadness that I inform you all that Cor Husmann Patron of the Karori Rifle Club has passed away.
Cor’s life ended on the 19th of July 2017. He has been cremated wearing his black New Zealand Blazer. A private family service will be held for him this week. Cor is survived by his wife Jos, two sons and grandchildren.
Cor joined the Karori Rifle Club in the post war era staying a staunch and vocal advocate for our club for decades. Cor attended all KRC functions wearing his blue Karori knitted jumper with his name on it and his blue KRC blazer. After the original Karori Rifle Club burned down Cor was one of the driving forces behind the rebuild and extension of our Club house. He also built the family home in Point Howard with his own hands.
He is remembered as a great man both in stature and for his Dutch temperament. Cor would fiercely voice his opinions about the direction of the club and any proposed changes it considered. He also fiercely voiced his opinions on how the range should run on a Saturday and how people should behave both on the range and in the club house. He continued to give his advice to myself and Immediate Past President Shaun Connolly. Advice that both Shaun and I have cherished and will miss dearly.
Cor was a fantastic marksman. He won the club championships from B Grade and also made the NZ Palma Team. I am told that he may have been the first Chairman of the NZ Veterans Association and made their team many times. He kindly donated his Range shooting hat to the Karori Rifle Club many years ago with a plethora of badges.
His personality and antics are well remembered; from enjoying a beer with Don Wilton and Colin Simonsen to staunchly supporting the Dutch football team, to the time he crashed into Bob Bent’s car on Seddon range when Bob had the only other car parked on the range.
Rest in peace Cor Husmann. Thank you for your contribution to the Karori Rifle Club, to New Zealand Fullbore Rifle Shooting and to New Zealand. You will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.
Karori Rifle Club