Peacefully after a period of ill health. Loved husband of Mary. Loved father and father-in-law of Lou and Andy, Hamish and Sarah, Sam and Wills. Loved grandad of Lucy, Poppy and Tom; Alex and Hugh; and Georgia.
Call me by my old familiar name, speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me.
Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Mike Newton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Canterbury or Adriel House and Rest Home, Amberley, would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Northbrook Chapel, Spark Lane, Rangiora on Saturday, 9 January at 2.00pm. Family and friends welcome. A private cremation has taken place.