On August 12, 2023, passed away peacefully at Lady Wigram Retirement Village, surrounded by his loving family, aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Audrey, dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Denise, Barry and Alice, Wayne and Janet, Terrence and Helen, Kim and Peter, Phillip and Trina, Darrin and Tracey, Christine, and Linda, much loved grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. Special thanks to the team from Lady Wigram Retirement Village for their kindness and care of Des. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Des Burgess, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to Celebrate Des’ life will be held in our Oaklands Chapel, corner Halswell Junction and Wigram Roads, Halswell, on Monday, August 21 at 2.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.