Thursday, 8 March 2012


Things have taken a turn for the worse. This will be my last blog. Thank you all. Goodbye.


At 8 March 2012 at 21:06 , Anonymous Rosalind Archer said...

This post was dictated by Andrew to his wife Patti on the afternoon of Friday March 2nd.

At 8 March 2012 at 21:20 , Anonymous Andrew Mason said...

Rest in peace, Andrew. Out thoughts are with you Patti, Zeke and Xanthe. Andrew, Catherine and family.

At 8 March 2012 at 21:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patti, Zeke and Xanthe, our prayers are with you. We're really sorry.
Lots of love, Robyn, Jim and kids

At 8 March 2012 at 22:22 , Anonymous Lawrence Li said...

Andrew Pullan

A man who has touched the hearts of all those in engineering science and beyond

Rest in peace

At 8 March 2012 at 22:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patti, Zeke and Xanthe. We are all so sorry and heartbroken to finally hear this news. Andrew was such a special person, as you all are. We will always remember him with much love. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you and you know we will always be there to support you. With love from Joseph, Grace, Michael, Daniel, Nick & Susan a

At 8 March 2012 at 23:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, Andrew - thank you for helping to set me and my fellow ESci class of '94 on our engineering career paths all those years ago.

My deepest condolences to your family.

Peter A

At 9 March 2012 at 03:25 , Blogger Ben said...

Goodbye Andrew. You have given so many others and I the greatest gift - an education. ME (2001).

Ben Wright

At 9 March 2012 at 04:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Andrew, for everything - the knowledge you shared and the support you provided to those who had the pleasure of being your student.

Our thoughts are with your family.

Kavi & Jai; E-Sci Grads (2002)

At 9 March 2012 at 05:46 , Anonymous Margot said...

Thank you, Andrew, for your wonderful presence and friendship. You made my years in ESci more enjoyable, and certainly more entertaining. I remember all the hard times you gave me about being blond, and the hard times I gave you about same. Fondly remember the time we spent together in Los Angeles too. I'm so very sorry that "the beast" won. You put up an incredible fight though, as only you could. Patti, Zeke and Xanthe, my deepest condolences. I'm thankful that Andrew could spend more time with you than originally feared. Warmest wishes, Margot (and Callum)

At 9 March 2012 at 08:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ua tagi le fatu ma le eleele" (Samoan lament: the heart and earth weeps). Patti, Zeke and Xanthe - our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time as we refelct on and celebrate Andrew's life. Alofa atu - Walter, Imela, Ayla and David

At 9 March 2012 at 09:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patti, Zeke and Xanthe - Know that our prayers continue with you in this time of grief. We have such fond memories of the times we had our families together and we all still think of each of you frequently.
In Christ,
Alan, Leah, Zach, Katherine and Lindsay Bradshaw

At 9 March 2012 at 14:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Andrew for sharing your epic fight and journey with us all. Kia tau te rangimarie
Patti, Zeke and Xanthe - my deepest heartfelt sympathy.
Arohanui, Hine

At 9 March 2012 at 15:10 , Anonymous Robyn MacLeod said...

I'm so glad I knew you Andrew. Thank you for making a difference to all the women students - a bright light in the mist sometimes!

At 9 March 2012 at 15:41 , Blogger Harvey Ho said...

Andrew, I went to your lecture only once, but what a meomry! you made the ESc class so interesting, you mentioned that Green was a baker (sth like that) and also about the Gauss curse, that I still remember vividly 6 yrs later, & surely in the rest of my life. My deepest condolences to your family, and rest in peace Andrew.

At 9 March 2012 at 19:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew was one in a million, a very special man who touched our lives and many others. Our hearts are heavy today, but filled with many happy memories we shall always treasure. Pattie, Zeke and Zanthe our heartfelt love and prays go out to you.
Love Lynda and Tayla

At 9 March 2012 at 21:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patti, Zeke and Xanthe, we are very sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts are with you. We will always remember Andrew in our heart. May he rest in peace.
Love Yan and Anping

At 10 March 2012 at 08:34 , Anonymous Lovena said...

Patti,Zeke and Xanthe,
Fakalofa lahi atu a mautolu kia mutolu momoko e loto to hear of Andrew's passing. We weep with you! Thank for the many memories glad we got to hug him last Easter.
Until we meet again Andrew,
Greg, Lovena and Monuina Solia.

At 10 March 2012 at 09:14 , Anonymous Charlotte Pullan said...

Uncle Andrew was my uncle. I wish he hadn't died. I liked it when he did a fireman's lift and picked me up high off the ground and sat me on his shoulders. Love from Charlotte. (Charlotte Pullan, age 9, UK)

At 11 March 2012 at 00:48 , Anonymous Geertjan Huiskamp said...

From now on I'll not be meeting Andrew at various places around he world
when there is a conference, of he has one of his sabbaticals. I will sadly miss
these encounters with ever enthusiastic and energetic Andrew. Often Patti,
later Zeke and still later Xanthe were there too. We would have a joint meal,
in a jungle restaurant in Chicago, an Italian place in New York, at Merton College
dining hall in Oxford, but also in an "eetcafe" in my own town Utrecht. But most
often in Orange County California, when both I and Andrew and his family were
teaming up with Fred, Rose, Zachary and Sophie. Here we also had
our most lively and exciting scientific discussions -I will really miss those too.

The most important place where I have not met Andrew was in his hometown,
Auckland. This is where he will be missed most, and the loss for Patti, Zeke and
Xanthe is unimaginable. I wish them all the strength to cope with this, unfair, loss.

At 11 March 2012 at 20:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Andrew for the great inspiration you were and always will be to me and that I was fortunate to have had you as a part of my life. You will be missed but certainly not forgotten. Patti, Zeke and Xanthe, my heart goes out to you all, you are in my prayers. Anita

At 12 March 2012 at 14:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrew, I will never ever forget you. You were the first person I met when i came to the department. We shared many laughs. My heart is so sad that you have gone. Life is so unfair sometimes. My love to Patti, Zeke and Xanthe. I will always be here for you. My love and friendship goes on. Love Kim Williams

At 15 March 2012 at 22:37 , Anonymous Steven Thrupp said...

Good bye Andrew. I admired your enthusiasm. Your determination to be yourself. Your commitment to your marriage. Your love for your children - your brimming pride. I admire the fact that you fought this cancer - as you would - as I would have expected you would.

At 21 March 2012 at 14:09 , Blogger Sm*-*r said...

Good bye Andrew and rest in peace

At 25 March 2012 at 14:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your life with us Andrew. You always offered your time, knowledge and friendship whenever we needed it over the years. Your enthusiasm, energy and kindness will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Patti, Zeke and Xanthe: our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Warmest wishes,
Rashmi (Andrew's ESci Master's student, 2003) & Roshan

At 8 April 2012 at 00:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farewell to an enthusiastic and brilliant man. Not a long life but an outstanding one. Andrew will live on through his work, in our memories and for eternity through his children.

At 1 June 2013 at 01:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A year later, one of your students still recall you and left a message of solemn of lost here again. wish everything is good for the family. your legacy will be remembered.

At 5 October 2013 at 00:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might have only met you twice but boy did you leave an impression. Mark my words professor pullan I will find a cure for melanoma, we can't lose another great man like you.


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