On August 6, 2022, aged 69 years, suddenly at home, with Lorraine close by. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Lorraine, much loved step-dad of Mark and Anneliese, and Simon and Amber, devoted grandad of Sophie, Katie, Hannah, Isabella, Poppy, and Tennison. Dearly loved son of the late Geoff and Joyce. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Leonie and Richard (deceased), Phillip and June, Jack and Leanne, Danny and Christine, Ken and Lynda, and the late Ronald, Trevor and Peter, and brother-in-law of Aileen and Tom, and John and Vicky. Dearly loved uncle, and treasured friend to many. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance in memory of Blackie would be appreciated, and may be made directly online at www.stjohn.org.nz. A Celebration of Blackie’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, August 13, at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.