Capalaba, Australia: On Sunday, January 18, 2015, Ivor Radnuz, a cherished member of the Capalaba Community Church of the Nazarene, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 91.
Ivor was born in Kingaroy, Queensland (QLD), Australia on August 27, 1923. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in November 1942 at the age of 19, but did not serve overseas. Ivor was posted to Townsville and later to 6 Aircraft Depot, a maintenance unit, at Oakey, QLD. Discharged in January 1946, Ivor reached the rank of Leading Aircraftman.
An experienced carpenter, joiner, and machinist, Ivor was introduced to the Lord and the Church of the Nazarene by the late Myrtle Johnson, while staying with her and her husband Jimmy “Johnno” Johnson.
Ivor was a faithful member of the Capalaba church, starting with his involvement more than 45 years ago when the church was located at Mt Gravatt. Ivor served the Lord as a member of the Mt Gravatt/Capalaba church board for more than 40 years, was chair of the Board of Trustees that built the church building, and was often the first person people would meet at the church due to his decades as a greeter.
Never married, Ivor also attended the Croydon Park church in Adelaide, and the Mt Waverley church in Melbourne . When Pastor David Graham & his wife Vicki became pastor of the then Dominion Rd Church of the Nazarene (now All Nations) in Auckland, New Zealand, Ivor moved there for a few months to help them.
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In November 1993, Ivor received a Distinguished service Award in recognition of his loyal sacrificial service to the Lord through the Capalaba church.
“While his church attendance was restricted during the last 2 years, it was a joy to celebrate his 90th birthday with him at our church in August 2013, and for him to visit several times in the following year as his health allowed,” shares pastor Steve Walsh.
Ivor’s memorial service was held at the the Capalaba Community Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, January 22, 2015.
The Australia New Zealand Field and the Asia-Pacific Region wish to honor this faithful servant.
— Submitted: Pastor Steve Walsh, Lead Pastor, Capalaba Community Church of the Nazarene.