Passed away peacefully at Charles Upham Retirement Village, on May 1, 2021, in his 88th year. Dearly loved husband for 61 years of Betty, treasured father and father-in-law of Marty and Jo, David and Maria, and Catherine and Mike, fun-loving and cheeky granddad of Emma (deceased), Harriet, Heidi, Toby, Jake, Georgie, Ollie, and Tim, and loved and respected by Gillian Knight and her family. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Ashby, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nurse Maude would be appreciated and can be made at the service. A Funeral Service to Celebrate John’s life will be held at Church of St. John the Baptist, 355 High Street, Rangiora, on Friday, May 7, at 2.00pm.