– It is with much sadness that the family announce the passing of Des on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Very dearly loved husband of Judith, loved father and father-in-law of Karl and Jessica, Phillip and Beth, Samantha and Simon, and much loved grandad of Mason, Mia; Kaitlyn, Cooper, Bentley, Finley; Jordan, Natalie, and Drew. Special thanks to the staff at Nurse Maude Hospice, and at Ward 25 (Respiratory Services) Christchurch Hospital, for their kind and supportive care of Des and his family. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Des Schumacher, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated, and may be made at the service, or directly online to https://nursemaude.org.nz/product/nurse-maude-donation/. A Celebration of Des’ life will be in the Rangiora RSA (Kippenberger Lounge), 82 Victoria Street, Rangiora, on Monday, February 1, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.