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Veronica Tan Cherry

Yoshino or Tokyo cherry

Tree species:

Prunus x yedoensis


1 September 2007


South-west corner of the Staff Club


Veronica Tan (1987–2007) came to study Commerce at the University from her home in Malaysia in 2007.

With a strong background in the Christian Church, soon became involved in Dunedin church life.

During a tour of Central Otago, she died as a result of a car accident on 21 June 2007.

She was buried in the Allanton Cemetery near Dunedin airport and on her gravestone are these words: “The Spirit and the bride say, Come” (Rev 22:17).