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Passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 23, 2023, aged 81 years. Loved son of the late Frank and Norma Latchford, brother and brother in-law of the late Graham and Brenda, Fay, Brian (deceased), Colleen and Alf, Gavin and Sharon (deceased), and Warren. Uncle to his many nieces and nephews, loved by his extended family, best friend to Sharon. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Latchford, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation would be appreciated and may be made online at In accordance with John’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place.