Doc ranger who died in Wanaka crash farewelled

Department of Conservation's Scott Theobald and his terrier Crete check Dunedin's Orokonui...
Department of Conservation's Scott Theobald and his terrier Crete check Dunedin's Orokonui Ecosanctuary for stoats in 2012. Photo: ODT
A funeral service for Department of Conservation senior ranger Scott Theobald (59) was held at the Glentanner Holiday Park near Mt Cook yesterday afternoon.

Mr Theobald was killed in a helicopter crash near Wanaka Airport on October 18 along with pilot Nick Wallis and Doc senior ranger Paul Hondelink.

One of the eulogies was given by Doc director-general Lou Sanson.

The family requested the media did not attend.

Mr Theobald is survived by his wife Adriana and children Jacinta Cronje, Nathan and Conrad Theobald.

A second service will be held in Whangarei on Saturday.

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