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It is with great sadness that we let you know about the passing of John Langdon - our thoughts go out to his family and his many friends around the world.
John built his Dominion English School on his love of learning and his love of people. From 1969 until 5 years ago, that was where he worked every day, creating a unique school.
John was a foundation member of FIELS (which became English New Zealand), where he was the first Chairman. He was dedicated to the development of export education from its very beginning and worked at this task passionately until his retirement in 2007.
It was wonderful to have John attend the 25th anniversary of English New Zealand in June 2012 and tell some of his stories about the early days of our association.
A service for John will be held at the Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium chapel (www.purewa.co.nz ), 100-102 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank, Auckland at 1.30 pm on Monday 5 August.
"You have touched the heart of a New Zealander” he would say on meeting anyone from anywhere around the world, as he clutched their hand to his heart. John was all heart.