Former Cook Islands
prime minister Sir Geoffrey Henry has died aged 72.
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Handball Australia wishes to extend our deepest
sympathy to our Cook Islands friends on the passing of Sir Geoffrey
A proud Cook Islander, the Speaker of the Cook
Islands Parliament, Sir Geoffrey Henry, who earlier had led his
country for more than a decade, died on Wednesday night at home
surrounded by his family. He was 72.
Sir Geoffrey was an Executive member of the Oceania
Continent Handball Federation (OCHF), and held the important
position of Vice President of the Commonwealth Handball Association.
His death is a great loss, not just to handball in Oceania, but in
particular to handball in the Cook Islands.
Sir Geoffrey is survived by his wife, Louisa, five
children and ten grandchildren.