On June 25, 2023, peacefully at Essie Summers Retirement Village, aged 95 years. Most beloved husband of the late Thelma, beloved father of David (deceased), Gary, and Raymond (Zac), and loved father-in-law of Janice, Annie, and Andrea. Much loved and loving Grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff at Essie Summers for their care of Dad. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Rod Newton, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rod to St John would be appreciated, and may be made online at www.stjohn.org.nz. The Service to remember Rod and celebrate his life will be held in our Oaklands Chapel, corner Halswell Junction and Wigram Roads, Halswell, on Thursday, June 29, at 2.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.