Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital in the company of loving family, on January 9, 2021, aged 82 years. Dearly loved father of Marcel, and Monique, father-in-law of Jody, and Thomas, cherished friend and companion of Thea, Judy and Elly, Opa to Sofia, Jakob, Jessica, and Jayde. Beloved son of the late Jan and Wilhelmina, brother of the late Rita, brother-in-law of Wim, John (deceased), Christine and John, Corrie and Roshni, and Jurrie (deceased) and Marie, uncle to Francis, John, William, Mariam, Ronald, Natasha, James, Julianna, Antoinette, Nicole, Melanie, and Chontelle, and a loyal friend to many. John: caring and compassionate, artistic, gregarious nature, fun and adventure loving, orderly and pragmatic, bookworm and mischievous jokester. A special thanks to Christchurch Hospital staff, St John Ambulance staff, and Friends of the Emergency Department (FED’s). In lieu of flowers, donations to St John NZ would be greatly appreciated and may be made at the service. A Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, January 29, at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.