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Maurice Francis Chaney
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Dad was a talented welder, boilermaker. That was his trade in his civilian life after the war ended. He could make fancy gates, whitebait nets, hills hoist style clothes lines. I'm sure he made ours for mum at home when she got one. He made a swing for his children which lasted for years and years. After we had grown up and left home the swing was given away to some other lucky little kids I guess so. He also had been a shooter employed by the NZ Government to keep the feral pig, goat populations in check in the bushland. That was before he got married. Dad taught all his children respect for guns, and usage of guns. He wasn't ever careless or stupid or drunk with guns. He might not have had everything right in his life, and I know he suffered with depression, and a number of physical ailments as he got older, he spent a lot of time in bed because he suffered with arthritis. ❤️


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