On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, peacefully at Rosewood Rest Home, aged 81 years. Loved husband of Mary, loved father and grandfather, loved and respected by the students of Okinawa-Te Aranui, avid dog lover. A special thanks to the staff at Christchurch Hospital, and at Rosewood for their care and professionalism. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Patu, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. As were John’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.