Passed away peacefully in Christchurch, on 3rd January, 2019, in his 75th year. Much loved father of Jeffrey, David and Frieda, Merryn and Jens, Dion and Lisa, and Katie and Luke, and proud Papou of Rhyan, Louis, and Ruby; Ephelia; Jens; Beatrix, and Louis. Dearly loved by his family and friends, Dennis was a big hearted man who lived life to the fullest. Son of the late Andrew and Polexeny Paxie, Dennis was born in Napier on 2nd August, 1944. Educated at Napier Boys High School and Victoria University of Wellington. Dennis began his career as a teacher, was an Education Officer at the Royal New Zealand Police College and, most recently was resident owner of Ngakawau Store, Hector. A former Surf Life Saver and dedicated Freemason, Dennis loved rugby, fishing, and his faithful sidekick Pinky. A special thank you to the caring and dedicated staff at Edith Cavell Rest Home. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Dennis Paxie, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Dennis would want us to smile and remember the happy times. Family and friends are welcome to join us in celebrating Dennis’s life in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside on Wednesday, 9th January at 2.00pm.