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In his 73rd year. He passed away doing what he loved whitebaiting on the Okuru River on the 15th October, 2019.

Treasured and adored soul mate of Helen. Loved “free-range” father of Lee, Kara and Kim and whāngai father to Hannah, Ebony and Aston.

Cherished and adored grandfather to Nikki-Leigh & Hayden and Kahurangi.  Beloved great-grandfather of Nixon, Beau-Ian and Violet.

Loved son of the late Lancelot and Rose Rasmussen. Loved brother and brother in law of Ray (deceased) & Daphne (deceased), Ken (deceased) and Nola, Graeme and Jan (deceased), Theo & Noeline, John & Cheryl, Roma (deceased) & Bill (deceased).

Brother in law of Paul & Maree Wilson, Maxie Duncan (deceased), Joye & Tom Hanrahan (deceased), Bryce Hope (MIA) and Margaret Blackgrove.

Loved uncle and friend to his many nieces and nephews. Special friend of Ant Black, Marshall Freer and Peter Stephens.

Messages can be sent to; Charles Court Motels, 350 Main South Road, Greymouth 7805.

Ian will be taken home to Okuru for time with family and friends. He will then be taken to Te Tauraka Waka A Māui Marae in Bruce Bay on Friday 18th of October. All are welcome to visit and share time with Ian and family at home and at the Marae.

His final service will be at the Haast Hall at 1pm on Monday 21st of October and then he will be laid to rest in the Okuru Cemetery in Haast.

Following the interment, all are invited to share stories, food and drink at the Haast Hall.

The adventurer, the accumulator of “stuff”, the lover of the land, the pilot, the fisherman, the hunter, the provider and the most amazing back-bone of his family is now at rest. We are heart broken but we know we were so lucky to have had you in our lives.

E te Rakatira, e te papa, e te pōua, e te pouanui, haere, haere, haere atu rā, Moe mai rā.

Second notice

Ian Lancelot Rasmussen

My heart is breaking, I have suddenly and tragically lost my husband. The absolute love of my life, best friend and soul mate. While I have a lifetime of wonderful memories, my life will never be the same without you my darling. You will always be remembered as a loving, supportive, generous, caring, hunter-gatherer and provider. Thank you for the wild ride. My heart will always belong to you.

Third Notice

Ian Lancelot Rasmussen

This week I have lost the greatest source of unconditional love and support that I will ever know in this lifetime. Thank you for loving me, listening to me, protecting me, reading to me, and always making me feel valued. I am beyond thankful that my children had the time to feel as loved by you as I was, and that my husband found in you the chance to be nurtured, supported and appreciated. Thank you for showing us what true love looks like and for setting an example of marriage and friendship with nana that we will forever strive to match. You are my safe place, my home, the first friend that I ever had, my grandad – and I will miss you every day, for the rest of my days.