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William (Bill) Hugh COULING


Bill passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Bainlea House Rangiora, with family by his side, aged 82 years.  Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Toni and Darren Mitchell, and Amy and Daryn Jarvie. Adored by his grandchildren Brooke, Oliver, Hayley, Nicholas, Ella, Charlotte, Matthew, and step-grandad of Jamie, Ben, and Josh. Loved brother of David, twins Jennifer Bertie, and Geoffrey, Margaret Catherall (all deceased), and Elizabeth Wards.  Bill will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Bainlea House, your kindness and compassion towards Bill was greatly appreciated. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Bill Couling, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545, or you can email In keeping with Bill’s wishes a private cremation has been held. A family celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.

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