Peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Trish, loved and respected father and father-in-law of Blair and Laura, Nikki, Steve and Karen and Nathan and Nikki, loved granddad of Summer and Jess. Heartfelt thanks to the cardiology team at Christchurch Public Hospital, for their care and attention to Rod. Messages to the Nute family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Rod’s life, will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 1:00 PM. Private cremation thereafter.