On February 28, 2021, passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital with family by his side, aged 74 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Cymon and Ange, Emily and Nequita Giesteira, Charlotte and Nathan Rump, loved granddad of Grace, and Georgia; Jaimee, and Noah; Jack, and William, and husband of Delma. Special thanks to the staff at Christchurch Hospital for the care and respect shown to Russell. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Russell Allfrey, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, as per Russell’s wishes, the family have set up a Give-a-little page in support of “Special Children’s Christmas Parties” (NZ) Limited. Please use the link https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/in-memory-of-russell-john-allfrey .The Funeral Service for Russell will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, March 5 at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.