23-9-1949 ~ 14-8-2021, after a courageous battle, in his 72nd year. Best friend and husband of Lynda, devoted dad and father-in-law of Brendan and Cath, Russell and Chantelle (Australia), Michael, Jessica and Geoff Blackmore, and Louise. Beloved grandad of Elizabeth and Benjiman; Jasmine, Jamika, Jack and Juliette; Ryleigh; Stephanie and Jennifer; loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. “A beautiful soul has been taken”. Messages to PO Box 68, Whataroa 7857, or can be left on Wally’s tribute page at www.thompsonfd.co.nz. In compliance with Covid19 Level 3 Regulations, a family graveside service has been held. A Memorial Service to celebrate Wally’s life will be advised at a later date.