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Michael Gilding READ


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, after a well-fought battle against cancer. Much loved husband and soulmate of Jan for 31 years, dedicated father of William. Beloved brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, adored by family and friends, and a homestay father to many far and abroad. Michael will be best remembered for his charisma, tenacity and faith.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith”.

2 Timothy 4:7

With grateful thanks to all the medical and nursing staff at Nurse Maude Hospice, Oncology Outpatients, and Christchurch Hospital (Ward B5) for their exceptional care and support. In memory of Michael donations to the Canterbury District Health Board (Oncology Outpatients) would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. A Service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held in St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel, Normans Road, Strowan, on Tuesday, April 20, at 1.00pm. Private cremation to follow.