On June 24, we hosted a morning tea in Christchurch to celebrate the opening of our new office. We are now at 329 Durham Street North, opposite the law courts, in a building developed by architect, Richard Peebles.
Many long-term clients of our company came along and we had one very special guest in attendance – June McMillan is a client of our agency service and it was her 102nd birthday on our opening day in April. June led an independent life up until very recently when she moved into a care home. We manage her finances, pay her bills, visit her often and generally keep an eye on her wellbeing.
What makes our relationship with June even more special is the life-long association she has had with Perpetual Guardian. Her late husband, Hugh Stuart McMillan was the Christchurch Manager with our company when it was known as The Perpetual Trustees Estate and Agency Company of New Zealand in the sixties and seventies. Her brother, Frank, was the General Manager at the same time. Client Manager, Kate Palmer (pictured above) has been looking after June’s affairs since 2012 and says, “She’s an absolutely delightful lady, always smiling”.
June attributes her longevity to enjoying a glass of wine each night and not exercising. We hope you had a happy birthday June and here’s to many more.