Marcus William TURNER
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Hope and Sons Ltd
523 Andersons Bay Rd
Dunedin, Otago
TURNER, Marcus William. Unexpectedly at his home; aged 59 years. Loved husband of the late Anne Hewton, loved Dad of Cushla, and Maura, loved brother and brother-in- law of Marcella and Neil, Linus and Marcelle, Kirsten and Clive and their extended families. A farewell for Marcus will be held in Hope and Sons Chapel, corner Andersons Bay Road and Oxford Street, Dunedin, at 3pm on Friday February 12 followed by private cremation. Messages to 41 Wharfdale Street, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin 9014. Hope and Sons Ltd, FDANZ www.hopeandsons.co.nz


Published by The New Zealand Herald on Feb. 5, 2016.
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Marcus played beautifully at our wedding at Chingford Park, a good few years ago now, solo on the violin as well as a part of the group Marannan. He was a big part of making our day special and we are both so sad that he is gone.
Janine & Gordon Thompson
February 13, 2016
Sarah Cowhey
February 12, 2016
Will be sadly missed, will live on in our hearts.
Trevor Ruffell
February 12, 2016
There was a genius about Marcus that was his personality and his music. My children were awestruck when they met him, having enjoyed hours of his entertainment on Spot On - my four-year-old wanted to know how he managed to get into our television. I was privileged to have spent as many hours playing music with him in the 70s and 80s and to play alongside him in his brilliant performances at Wellington Folk Festivals, notably in some of the Final Concerts held in the old Opera House. New Zealand has lost a special musician and precious entertainer.
Ken Allan
February 10, 2016
So deeply saddened at the loss of such a gracious talented man. Thank you Marcus for all your gifts to us all. But oh it was so much too soon. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.
Kuini and Jimmy Scott-Fyfe
February 7, 2016
So sorry to hear of Marcus passing. He was an incredibly talented man starting at school. Marcella I have thought of you many times over the year's. My sympathy to all of the family.
Margaret Stoddart nee Lee
February 6, 2016
thank you Marcus....for your gift of music's...for the dances....for your gentle eye contact in public, along with a smile....i'm glad you did not suffer in your passing....you live on, within my memories, & heart. Bless~ed are the Released, for They shall Know Peace.
.ara Nokomis
February 6, 2016
One of the many folkies of Aotearoa who held you in awe for your virtuosity and showmanship and later came to know you a little behind the scenes ... Marcus, you made me laugh and cry - sometimes within seconds in one artful set, yet the spirit was even more precious. and a huge thanks for your song about the girl who loved another girl, very brave for a man in the 80s or any time to write and perform such a song. It meant a huge amount to me. also for singing in te reo and your love of the natural world. We will carry you in our hearts and sing your songs. arohanui. Mary Hubble, Wellington
February 6, 2016
I was in awe of Marcus. He was so good at zoology, and performed music so brilliantly. And yet somehow, we were classmates.

So although the photo is fuzzy, my memories of him are clear.

In particular I recall him being concerned abut his experimental animals. Saying wryly, "Physiology is never having to say you're sorry".

For the moment, I am yet again on that long ago Dunedin shore.
Peter Weekes
February 6, 2016
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