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Roger Fredrick JAMES


(Ordre du Merite D’Agricole – Chevaliers – French Order of Agricultural Merit), (Worshipful Brother Tawera Masonic Lodge, and formerly of Coalgate Masonic Lodge)

On April 24, 2022, Roger passed away peacefully at Park Lane Retirement Village, in his 90th year. Much loved husband of the late Estelle, and friend of Heather Maxwell.

Loved father and father-in-law of Karen and Olly Matson, Joanne and David Frecker, Warrick and Celia James, and the late Rowena. Loved Grandy to Emma, Sam, Annabelle, and Ginnie; Caroline, and Julia; Phoebe, Duncan, and Bridget; and Great-Grandy to Alexander, George, Imogen, and Freddy. Special thank you for all of the wonderful care from the Park Lane staff. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Roger James, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to celebrate Roger’s life will take place at the Tawera Memorial Hall, Springfield, on Saturday, April 30, at 11:00am, followed by a burial at Kowai Pass Cemetery at 12:30pm.