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Richard (Richie) THORPE

06/11/2021

Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on November 6, 2021, aged 65 years. Much loved husband of the late Pauline, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Holly Johnson (nee Thorpe) and Nick Johnson. Treasured Poppa of Max, Leo, and Lily. Dearly loved son of Winifred, much loved brother of Karen James, Christopher Thorpe, Jill Harrison, and Brian Thorpe and their partners. Dearly loved brother-in-law of Peter Hockley, and Jude Hockley and Iain Chinnery. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the Christchurch Hospital Renal Unit for their exceptional care and support of Richie over the years.  Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Richie Thorpe, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, Richie and his late wife Pauline will be farewelled in a joint private Memorial service, with invitations personally extended by family. Please email holly.thorpe@gmail.com if wishing to attend the service, or to watch a livestream of the service.