Peacefully at Hokitika, on Saturday March 4, 2017, aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband of Val, loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Bernadine (Auckland), Sharon and Chris (Hokitika), much loved Grandad of Sean, Bryana, Claudia and Jack. A loved brother of Gordon, Pauline and Beryl, loved brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. Messages to 76a Jollie Street, Hokitika 7810. Flowers respectfully declined but donations to the West Coast branch of the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A service to celebrate Eddie’s life will be held at The RSA Memorial Hall, Sewell Street, Hokitika, on Wednesday March 8, commencing at 2:00pm. Private cremation to follow.