It is with sadness we advise the death of Mark Elliot Laybourn on 19.05.2020, aged 52.

Mark commenced his working career in the late 1980’s as an apprentice fitter & turner with McBreen Jenkins.

Mark was the son of Max Laybourn a shareholder and Director of McBreens, and prominent figure in Northland quarrying with the role of McBreen’s Quarry Division manager. With quarrying in his blood Mark changed roles and moved into the Quarry Division as a plant operator. He worked his way up to managing portable crushing plants, and on his way obtained his A-Grade COC. Mark was appointed manager of Puketona Quarry.

He then went on to manage Golden Bay Cement’s Wilsonville Quarry, until he recently left to take up an opportunity in beekeeping which had been a long time hobby and interest.

Mark was an IOQNZ member, and served on the Northland Committee. He will be missed by all that have worked with him. We extend our sympathies to his family