On December 13, 2018, peacefully at Darfield Hospital after a lengthy illness, aged 65 years. Dearly loved son of Barbara and the late Derek, much loved father of Kane, Jamie, Damian, and Hayden, beloved grandfather of Chiara, and Hunter; Brody, Otis; and Cipreana. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ricky’s long-time companion Dawn Clark, for her ongoing love and care, along with the dedicated nursing staff at Darfield Hospital who made sure Ricky was comfortable and cared for in his final months. Messages may addressed to The Family of the late Ricky Bligh, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to celebrate Ricky’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, December 21, at 10.00am.