A colourful memorial service will be held this afternoon for the late Peter Taylor, who died a week ago after a two-decades fight to stay well despite two debilitating infections. Taylor, who wrote the book Don't Postpone Joy about his philosophy of life, was in an increasingly frail state and unable to face the rigors of ongoing treatments when he decided to stop all medical intervention and let his HIV and Leishmaniasis take their course. His memorial service will be held this afternoon from 3-5pm at Auckland's St Matthew's In The City and those attending what is expected to be a packed service were asked by Taylor to forgo mourning clothes and dress as brightly and cheerfully as possible.
First published: Monday, 23rd September 2013 - 11:26am
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