Patricia Woodroffe

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Patricia Parkinson
Personal information
Birth name Patricia Louise Woodroffe
Born (1926-07-14)14 July 1926
Died 5 August 2001(2001-08-05) (aged 75)
Spouse(s) Finlay James Parkinson (div. c.1974)
Sport
Country New Zealand
Sport Fencing
Achievements and titles
National finals Foil champion (1947, 1948, 1949)

Patricia Louise Parkinson (née Woodroffe, 14 July 1926 – 5 August 2001) was a New Zealand fencer who won a silver medal for her country at the 1950 British Empire Games.

Early life and family[edit]

Born Patricia Louise Woodroffe on 14 July 1926 in the Auckland suburb of Epsom, Parkinson was the daughter of Louise Olivia Woodroffe (née Martin) and William David Woodroffe.[1][2] Educated at St Cuthbert's College,[3][4] she married Finlay James Parkinson in the mid 1950s, but they later divorced.[5]

Fencing[edit]

Woodroffe won the New Zealand national fencing championship in three consecutive years, from 1947 to 1949.[6] She represented New Zealand at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, winning the silver medal with a record of six wins from seven bouts, losing only to the gold medallist, Mary Glen-Haig.[7][8][9]

Death[edit]

Parkinson died on 5 August 2001, and her body was cremated at Hamilton Park Cemetery.[1][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Death search: registration number 2001/17024". Births, deaths & marriages online. Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Births". Auckland Star. 15 July 1926. p. 1. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "The school year". New Zealand Herald. 15 December 1942. p. 5. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Old girls' wall of honour" (PDF). College Ties. September 2014. p. 48. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Parkinson, Finlay James v Parkinson, Patricia Louise". Archives New Zealand. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand fencing champions" (PDF). teara.govt.nz. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Patricia Woodroffe". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Results for the 1950 British Empire Games – fencing – foil individual – women". Commonwealth Games Federation. 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Englishwoman's fencing title". The Advocate. 8 February 1950. p. 6. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Cemetery search". Hamilton City Council. Retrieved 12 September 2017.