On Saturday, September 3, 2022, aged 69 years, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband and life-long friend of Maggie, much loved dad and father-in-law of Gary and Defne, Lisa and James, and doting Avô of Axel. Heartfelt thanks to Nurse Maude Association, and to the Palliative Care Team for their compassionate care of John and his family. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John de Freitas, c/- P O Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nurse Maude Association in memory of John would be appreciated and may be made online at www.nursemaude.org.nz A Celebration of John’s life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Tuesday, September 13, at 10.00am, private cremation thereafter.