On March 27, 2023, peacefully at Ellesmere Hospital, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of Lenore, much loved Dad of Donna and Wayne, Tracey and Greg, and Anna and David. Devoted Pop of Tom and Dee, and Bid and Will, and adored Poppa Sam of Charlie, and Lilly. Special thanks to Ellesmere Hospital staff for their amazing care of Sam through his final journey. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Noel (Sam) Thian, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Friends of Ellesmere Hospital would be appreciated and may be made to bank account 02-0860-0077462-00. The Funeral Service for Noel (Sam) will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, April 1, at 10.00am, private cremation thereafter.