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Passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, aged 87 at Ernest Rutherford, Nelson. Dearly beloved husband of Gale.

Loved father of Catherine (Richard, deceased) and Paul, and Rosemary and Matthew. 

Much adored grandfather of Julian and Angela, Jackie and Nathan, Adam and Shirley, and Andy and Emma.

Special great grandfather of Lucy, Evelyn, Georgia, Hugo, George, Harry, and Isabel.

Messages to 1178 Kaniere Kowhitirangi Road, RD1, Hokitika 7881, or can be left on Cliffy’s tribute page at

A celebration of Cliffy’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 20, at All Saints Church, Stafford Street, Hokitika, commencing at 11 am, followed by private cremation. 

A true gentleman that left a smile on the hearts of all that cherished him dearly.