Ray Reardon Obituary, Death- Bay of Plenty, located in Tonga The demise of Ray Reardon is a tragic event for the rugby world, and the news of his death is shared with heavy hearts by his friends and teammates.
The significant amount of time and effort that Ray devoted to the game of rugby stretched well over half a century and included a multitude of contributions that he made to the sport. Ray’s distinguished rugby career began in the counties of Manukau and Waikato, from whence he went on to represent the provinces and, ultimately, the Maori All Blacks. From these counties, Ray went on to represent the Maori All Blacks. Before going on to administrative roles within the sport of rugby, Ray got his start in the industry as a coach for the Hutt Old Boys team in Wellington. After that, he moved on to other coaching positions.
Throughout the entirety of his professional career, he never faltered in his passion for the sport, and he was a vital contributor to the Barbarians Rugby, Harlequins, and Centurions. After moving to Bay of Plenty, Ray maintained his active participation in the sport of rugby and quickly became a regular spectator at both Bay of Plenty games and events hosted by Club Rugby.
All of us here at Bay of Plenty Rugby would want to take this opportunity to extend our deepest condolences to Ray’s whanau at this time. The news of Ray’s departure has left us in a state of profound grief. The wake and funeral service for Ray will take place on May 20 at 11 am at the Mount Maunganui Surf Lifesaving Club, which can be found at 1 Marine Parade in Mt. Maunganui. The address of the club is 1 Marine Parade. The location of the club is at number 1 Marine Parade.