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Gareth Stewart JAMES

Westpark Chapel

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, aged 70 years. Loved by his partner Maree, children Rhiannon, Dylan, and Ceri, children-in-law Jon, Jade, and Rebecca, stepchildren Caitlin, and Briar, grandchildren Bella, and Noah, and former wife Katherine. Beloved son of Lyn and the late Jack, brother and brother-in-law of Susan and Peter, and Malcolm. Proud of his Welsh roots and loved by family and friends throughout Aotearoa and South Wales. A caring, generous, courageous and inspirational man. The creator of fabulous memories which we will treasure forever. Well loved and admired by all. His legacy lives on at the Kate Valley Landfill & Gareth James Energy Park.

Requiescat in pace, iechyd da.

Special thanks to all the staff at Nurse Maude Hospice. Messages may be addressed to: The family of the late Gareth James, c/o PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to Nurse Maude Hospice at A celebration of Gareth’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00am, followed by private interment.

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