John left us on October 1st, 2021. He was an extraordinary man, a wonderful friend, compassionate and spirited, a wordsmith, and a great lover of sport and music. He was a thwarted musician but a wonderful listener. John loved and was deeply loved by, and will be missed by, his wife Sarah, and children Debbie, Tony, Joanna, and Jonathan. He loved and was proud of his grandchildren Laura, Henry, Bruce, Isabella, and Sam. An original West Coaster, and one of four brothers, he made a memorable impression not only on his nieces and nephews (who were very important to him) but also to those who came into his life over the years. Always having a strong community interest, he was also a car fan (Lancia and Peugeot), with a family-imbued love of historical aviation (particularly the Spitfire and the Tiger Moth), with an involvement in cricket, and a fullback’s view on how to continuously improve the All Blacks back-line. Messages are welcome via email firstname.lastname@example.org . A livestreaming link for those unable to attend will also be available via contacting this email address prior to the day. Otherwise, please send messages to The Kidd Family, c/- Lamb & Hayward, P O Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life, and to share stories will be held at our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside on Friday, October 8th at 10.00am.