Tragically taken on Saturday evening, February 13 2016, surrounded by friends at Lake Kaniere. Aged 17 years. Dearly loved son of Ron and Jan and much loved brother of Laura and his twin brother Gerald. Loved grandson of Pearl and the late Cec Heward and Mary and the late Mervyn Thomas and a much loved cousin, nephew and friend. Mitchell will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Messages to 163 Hau Hau Road, RD 2 Hokitika 7882. Friends from school and other clubs and organisations Mitchell was involved with are invited to attend in the appropriate uniform and form a Guard of Honour as Mitchell is carried from the hall at the end of the service. A public service for Mitchell will be held at Seaview Hall on Seaview Terrace, Hokitika, on Saturday February 20th commencing at 1.00pm. At the conclusion of the service, Mitchell will be laid to rest in a private service, (family and close friends only), at the Hokitika Cemetery.