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James (Wattie) Walter BLAIR

Westpark Chapel

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his family, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Kathy, loved Dad of Jayne, and Peter, respected father-in-law of Aaron, and Sirena, adored Grandad of Emma, Laura, Billy, Daniel, Kate, and Eleanor, Great-Grandad of Maggie, loved brother of Colin, loved friend, and neighbour. A special thanks to Dr. Mark Cohen, and to the staff at Christchurch Hospital for their care and support. Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Wattie Blair, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John would be appreciated, and may be made online at The celebration of Wattie’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Tuesday, February 27, at 2.00pm. To watch a livestream of the service, please click here.