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Kapiti feminist and writer Pat Rosier dies

Sat 14 Jun 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Pat Rosier Kapiti Coast writer, feminist and lesbian Pat Rosier is being deeply mourned after dying suddenly at home from a heart attack on Thursday. The Paekakariki resident leaves behind long-time partner Prue Hyman. “She and I knew each other for about 30 years and had over 16 busy and happy years together as partners, the last 14 in our beautiful beach house at Paekakariki,” Hyman has written to friends on Facebook. “She was taken too soon, in the middle of writing what would have been the best of her five novels (and the others were fine!). 72 years of activism, writing, friendships, and fun.” Born in Auckland, Rosier had two children, and was a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Before her first novel, Poppy’s Progress, was published in 2002, she had published numerous works of non-fiction including a New Zealand Women’s Studies handbook and a book covering 20 years of writing from the feminist magazine Broadsheet, of which she is a former editor. Friends can see Rosier at home on Monday and Tuesday. A celebration of her life will be held in the Paekakariki Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast, on Wednesday, June 18, at 11.00am. Tributes are welcome to news@gaynz.com    

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First published: Saturday, 14th June 2014 - 10:09am

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