Ōhakune man Errol Vincent will be remembered for his career as teacher, antique dealer, photographer and naturopath and as a prime instigator of the Ohakune Coach Road visitor attraction.

Vincent died in on May 27, and was farewelled on May 31 in the unusual double A-frame pole-house he had built.

Always a questioner and experimenter, Vincent had many careers and projects. He was first a teacher, then a bus driver, an antique dealer, photographer, and then a naturopath and osteopath.

He was a father of four and in his final years his main focus was bringing up his granddaughter, Holly