Jinny Patrick passed away on 23 July 2014. She was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of July, but while waiting for a decision on treatment options, had a stroke on 20th July from which she did not recover.
Jinny’s funeral was held at Greenlane Christian Centre on 30th July. As I was overseas and unable to be at the funeral, and knowing that any opportunity for messages to be read out at the funeral would be limited, I sent Bruce Patrick the following short tribute.
Jinny has been a very significant part of my life. In partnership with Bruce, she was a huge part of bringing Vision Network (now called New Zealand Christian Network) into existence.
She was a founding board member. And when I was called in 2002 to serve the Network, Jinny along with Bruce helped me learn the ropes in what was at the time to me a very unfamiliar environment.
Jinny served on our Board until 2011 during which time she helped with 3 Congresses in addition to the 3 that ran in the ’90s, and also headed up a project through the Network’s Woman’s Ministry to combat domestic violence. God used Jinny in her support for me personally when I went through a number of difficult work situations where I wasn’t sure if I could continue.
I think it’s fair to say I may well have not been still doing my current job if it had not been for her support during those times.
I thank God for her life and her support, and pray God’s peace and strength for Bruce and all the family at this time.
Click here to view the order of service of Jinny’s funeral