On March 19, 2022, peacefully at Essie Summers Retirement Village, aged 103 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Edna, much loved father and father-in-law of Wayne and Edna, Grant and Yvonne, Michael and Tricia, and Sandra and Alan Direen. Loved granddad of Jacqui, Katrina, and Belinda; Nicola, and Andrew; Kate, and Emma; Sarah (deceased), and Jonathan; and their partners. Great-granddad to his 28 great-grandchildren and the 2 partners, and his 2 great-great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff at Essie Summers for the care of Ron over the last 4 years. A Service to Celebrate Ron’s life will be held in St Augustine Anglican Church, 5 Cracroft Terrace, Cashmere, on Monday, March 28, at 12.00pm, interment at the Little River Cemetery thereafter. Vaccine Passes will be required. If wishing to attend, please email the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org.