(Formerly of Timaru and Levin): Passed peacefully, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Ruth for 70 years. Loved and precious father of Lyn (deceased), Russell (deceased), Richard, Jayne, and Dave, and a loved father-in-law of Beryl, Jess, Mark, and Steph. A most cherished ‘Pop’ of his 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. A loved brother of Barrie, and the late George, and Robbie. The Family wish to thank the Staff at Addington Gardens Rest Home for their dedication and care of Poppy over the past 4 years. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Howard Ireton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Blind Low Vision NZ would be appreciated, and can be made online at https://blindlowvision.org.nz/get-involved/donate/ A Service to celebrate Howard’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, June 10, at 10.00am. Private thereafter.