On December 12, 2018 suddenly at Essie Summers, Christchurch, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Jill, loved father of David, Simon, and Mary, grandfather of Simon, Christopher; Zjana; and Simon, father-in-law of Mandy, Vanya, and David; brother and brother-in-law of the late Peter and Barbara-Ann, and the late Nicola Savage, loved uncle of Megan, Mark, Bronwen, and their families, and a respected friend and colleague of so many. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Richards, c/o PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Neurological Foundation of NZ would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for John will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch on Wednesday, December 19 at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.