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Russell James WARD


(of Leeston) (late of Masterton, Paraparaumu, and Papakowhai): Passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021, at Christchurch Hospital with Joan and Dean at his side, aged 73 years.  Dearly loved husband of Joan, cherished father of Bryan, and Dean, and his fur babies.

“You were so brave, and tried so hard to stay with us.”

Special thanks to Nurse Maude, Leeston Medical Centre, the Oncology and B5 Wards of Christchurch Hospital, for your exceptional care of Russell. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Russell Ward, PO Box 31, Doyleston 7548.  Russell’s funeral will be held at St David’s Church, Leeston, on Wednesday, September 15, at 1.00pm, COVID restrictions will be in place dependant on current levels on the day.  Following the service, Vintage and Classic Vehicles are invited to accompany Russell on his final journey to the Leeston Public Cemetery.

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