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Thursday, 25 May 1933



Sunday, 3 July 2022

Passed to heaven on 4th July 2022 at home in Invercargill. Much loved husband of Gaynor; they were in love for 68 years.

Brother of Brian. Father to David, Peter, and Stuart. Father-in-law to;

Liz, Hannah, Laarni; grandfather to Nick, Jack, Samantha, Saji, and Christopher.

A friend and fellow punster to Andy, Ben, Reg, Bob, Peter, John, Bruce, Ian, and lots of folks whose names we can’t recall but that he could long remember laughing and playing with words with.

One of the best teachers ever, much loved at schools including Springdale, Tuakau, Kowhai and Balmoral Intermediate, May Rd, Coatesville, Marshall Laing.

Headmaster of Ruapotaka school, and visiting teacher and social worker to the west and central Auckland schools.

Heartfelt member of the Plymouth Brethren of Morrinsville, Howe St, Wiremu street, Glass Road/ Waikowhai, Browns Bay, Northcross Sunday School, Eden Chapel, Elles Road Bible Chapel, Three Kings Congregationalists, Glen Eden Baptists, Tweed Heads Church of Christ and The Hub and Liberty Church.

Counsellor and volunteer ESOL teacher. Trip and holiday organiser of the first degree.

What a huge life of everyday faithful service, giving, discussing, frugality, care, and fun.

John’s funeral will be held on
Saturday 9th July, 10 am, at Elles Road Bible Chapel, Invercargill.

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021 2054330

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