Ann WENSOR (CLIMO)
My father was Ivan Rex CLIMO who met my mother Hazel Alice WENSOR nee CAVANAGH in a little rural town called Pongoroa,which is situated "out back" from Paihatua, North Island. From what my mother told me he was the acting Rural Postal Service at the time.
They were both married to other people when they met. In those days (back in the late 1950's) there was still some amount of social stigma attached to being a single mother with children. Hazel had children from her marriage to Richard WENSOR as well as children from a common marriage to Raymond Ebbett (BDM has as Eblett). LONDON.
Needless to say that neither divorce was finalized when i was conceived and born at Paihatua Maternity Annexe nine months later in December of 1961. It is said that i was in somewhat of a hurry to see the world and was almost born in the back of the hearse that Ivan used to deliver mail. I was registered under the surname WENSOR.
Sadly, in 1964 Hazel fell pregnant with another child (also the son of Ivan Rex CLIMO) whom was still born on June 12 1964. She named the infant Paul before birth so this is what i shall refer to him as. Paul is buried in the Pongoroa Cemetary, Row 6. Plot 15. Some how Paul ended up being registered under the surname LONDON and his plot is marked accordingly.Ivan Rex CLIMO buried the infant with Reverend Clegg as witness.
My parents married at the Register of Births, Deaths and marriages, Pongoroa, on the 10 March 1965.
Hazel CAVANAGH was Born in Hamilton on the 10 August 1924. Her Parents were Lillian Winifred CAVANAGH nee PRUDEN and William John Campbell CAVANAGH. Hazel passed away suddenly at Kerikeri on the 17th of January 2003. Her ashes are interred with her still born son Paul.
For those interested in the LONDON side of things, Raymond Ebbett (BDM has Eblett) LONDON he died on the 24th of February 1957 aged 39 and is buried in Grave 34, Plot 6, Main section of Mangatainoka Cemetary.
Known names of other children are John, Peter WENSOR, Ken CLIMO, Valray Doreen CLIMO, Ruth WALKER (nee WENSOR), Janice (married name GRAHAM) Her Death Certificate shows 4 living males and 4 living females at time of Death.