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Farewell to Kevin 'Chalky' Carr

allblacks.com     15 Jan 2018    

Chalky was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016 and passed away in Christchurch overnight.
In the last six months of his life, he set up the Chalky Carr Trust and raised $100,000 for a little girl, Isla Lunn, who lost her mother in 2017 to breast cancer.

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “This is an incredibly sad time and our thoughts are with Chalky’s wife, Sarah, and their two sons, Jamie and Josh.

“Chalky gave so much to everyone during his time in rugby, and his selfless action in helping set up wee Isla for the future says so much about the man.

“Chalky had such a cheerful and bubbly personality and even when we knew he was struggling with his illness, he kept on smiling. We will miss him terribly.”

Chalky Carr became the All Blacks Logistics Manager in 2014 after roles with the Canterbury Colts and Crusaders Development teams before three seasons as manager of the Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup side. Born in the UK, Chalky served as a Royal Marine before emigrating to New Zealand and became a Lieutenant Commander for the Royal New Zealand Navy. He was awarded a bravery medal for helping save lives during rescue efforts following the CTV building collapse in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

To make donations, go online to the Chalky Carr Trust