Peacefully at Christchurch Public Hospital on Wednesday 17th August 2016, aged 85. Loved husband of the late Mabel. Father and father-in-law of Kevin (deceased) and Debbie, Judy and Wayne, and Julian and Coralie. Treasured grandad and great-grandad of all of his grandchildren. Thanks to Dr John Cook for his care over the years. Messages c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of John’s life will be held in St Mary’s at 112 Lonsdale Street on Monday 22 August at 1:00pm.