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On October 26, 2021, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends, aged 50 years. Adored husband and soulmate of Trudie, idolised dad and best friend of Jenna, loved and respected step-dad of Will, and Lachie, dearly loved son of Jack and Jeanette Borthwick (Rakaia), loved son-in-law of Bruce and Faye Saunders (Ashley), treasured brother and brother-in-law of Maree and Warren Smith (Rakaia), Paula and Gary Smith (Waiau), and fun-loving uncle of Tamzin, and Corey; Laura, Charlotte, and Riley.

“A true friend and mate to all”

Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Gavin’s service will be private, with invitations personally extended by the family.