Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on May 25, 2018, at Burwood Hospital, aged 50 years. Most precious son of Margaret and the late Leo. Treasured brother and brother-in-law of Adrienne and David Cooper (Sydney), Bill and Anita (Brisbane), Lynette and the late Allan Eastwick, Angela Witteman and Corey Hall (Brisbane), and Mark and Carol (Melbourne). Awesome uncle of Bridget, and Tristan; Amy, Julie, and Andy; Kieran, Bryce, Alice, and the late Gareth; Mikaela, and Madison; and Chantelle, and Nathan. Great uncle of Henry, Charlie, McKenzie, and Max. Special thanks to the staff at Marshlands Family Health Centre, Palm Grove, and Burwood Hospital for their wonderful and loving care of John. Messages to the family C/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SkillWise Charitable Trust, a long standing association that John loved so much, would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A funeral service to celebrate the life of John will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Phillipstown, on Friday June 1, 2018, at 11:00am. Thereafter private cremation.