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Donald (Rob) Kenneth Robin ROWLEY

15/05/2021
22/05/2021
Westpark Chapel

Died peacefully at Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, Christchurch, on May 15, 2021, in his 101st year. A West Coaster at heart, he served in the RAF (RNZAF Reg#41192) during WWII, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many. A passionate rugby player, gardener, and bowler. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, and the late Joyce. Much loved father and father-in-law of Pam and Les, Maggie and the late Neil Houston, Glenys and Dennis Little, and George and Deb. Much loved grandad of David and Alison, and Christina and Richard, and the late Adrienne; Michelle and Steve, and Melissa and Graeme; and David and Carmen, and Helen. Much loved great-grandad of David and Karla, and Courtney Houston; Brodie, and Kaleb Cahill; Logan, and Hayley Marsh; and Iris, and Tavis Reynolds. Loved surrogate grandfather of Tracey, and special pop of Albany, Siobhan, and Euan.

“Any man can be a father. A special man becomes a Dad.”

Loved brother of the late Babs and Bill Chandler, Marj and Archie Richards, Jack and Irene Rowley, Greg and Marie Rowley, Phyl and Jim Ford, Betty and Noel Pamment, and Shona and Fred Jackson. Loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Our special thanks to the caring staff at Ngaio Marsh. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Robin Rowley, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Robin’s life in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Saturday, May 22, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.