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Surfer who came from the jet ski was remembered as a passionate loader that everyone loved

“That was his greatest passion: going west and surfing. He did that with his jet ski,” she said.

Moir also had his own construction company, but was willing to take down tools if the wave forecast was good, White said.

“His motto was: ‘don’t do today what you can do tomorrow’. It was all about work-life balance.”

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He was soulmates with partner Jessica White, she said.

“They brought out the best in each other and (they) adored each other. They have had some amazing times and adventures – it is absolutely devastating,” she said.

Moir taught his son how to build Loc, but also shared his love of the outdoors, including surfing, fishing and hunting, Sophia White said.

Moir was also an excellent uncle and a kind man who made everyone feel loved and special, she said.

Steve Moir and partner Jessica White were "soulmates" who loved spending time on the beach.
Steve Moir and partner Jessica White were ‘soulmates’ who loved spending time on the beach.

This was demonstrated by the more than 600 people who attended his funeral at the Mangawhai Tavern on June 13, including those who stood in a ‘guard of honour’ with their surfboards.

In her speech at the funeral, Jessica White described her partner of six years as loved by all.

“Steve lived to work, but he also loved to build.

“He had tremendous emotional intelligence, wisdom, kindness and strength, and lived life to the fullest,” she said.

‘Steve had to leave us, but he is riding his eternal wave. He wouldn’t want anyone to be broken by this, he would want us to keep going.”

Denise Piper is a news reporter for the Northern lawyer focused on healthcare and business. She has more than twenty years of experience in journalism and is passionate about writing stories that make a difference.

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