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Desmond (Des) Lander No. 827291 L/BDR, 23 Battery Artillery, RNZA

August 3, 2023

Peacefully at Allen Bryant Ultimate Care, Hokitika, on August 3rd 2023.  Loved husband of the late Sue, stepfather of Brent and Helen, Richard and James. Loved grandad of Cody, Nichole, Danie and Josh and great-grandad of Archer and Kaizen.  Following Des’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. 


  1. Murray and Shona Marshall

    With Sue at last. RIP Des

    • Roni Wright

      RIP Des. Back with Sue

    • Danie

      I’m happy he is where he wants to be but I’ve learnt I wasn’t ready to say goodbye x Thank you to everyone who spent their time with him and gave him joy.

  2. Jane Chapman

    A brave man until the end
    Rest in peace Des. Now with Sue

    Colin and Jane

  3. Diane & John Craig

    I worked with Des. He was a nice guy. Sue will be pleased to welcome you Des. Rest in Peace you two.

  4. Frances Stapleton

    Des I enjoyed my visits to you after Sue died
    and our chats together
    RIP Des and Rise in Glory


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