Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2015, at Parklands Hospital, aged 80 years. Loving husband of the late Ruby, loved brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and the late Dirk van Nieuwkoop, and Wyn Dee. Uncle of Richard and Yvonne van Nieuwkoop, and Louise Deane. Loved step-father of Alan and Sylvia, Bev and Tommy, Keith and Linda and their families.Messages to the Dee family c/- P O Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimers Canterbury, would be appreciated and may be made at the service.Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Parklands Hospital for their loving care and attention. A service to celebrate Laurie’s life, will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Monday April 13, at 2.00pm. Interment thereafter at Ruru Lawn Cemetery.