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On August 11, 2016, aged 70 yrs.  Peacefully in his sleep, at home, Hurunui Jacks, the place he created and loved so much.

Deeply loved soulmate and best friend to Maureen.  Much loved and respected father of Toni and Chris, father-in-law of Theresa.  Grandfather of Marie, Michael and Samantha and great-grandfather of Brooke, TeRangi and Kobe.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Ian, Rose and family. We are forever grateful to Hokitika District Nursing, the West Coast medical team, Mary Marr and the Hokitika community. The support and kindness has been overwhelming.

A private cremation for John has been held. Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering to be held at Hurunui Jacks, 693 Lake Kaniere Road, Hokitika at 1pm on Wednesday 17th August.

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