Peacefully at Essie Summers Retirement Village on Wednesday 3 August 2016, aged 84. Beloved husband of Lenzie. Loved father and father-in-law of Phillipa and Wolfgang, Mark and Karen, and David and Karen. Adored grandfather of Ben, Sam, Tim, Alyssa, and Joshua and great grandfather of Bailey. Special thanks to the very caring staff at Essie Summers. Messages c/o Po Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Order of St John would be appreciated. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel at 297 Ferry Road on Monday August 8, at 10:30am. Private cremation thereafter.