BANKS Ivan Lester, (Lester) (Reg. No. 442253, 27th Battalion) on October 20, 2016 peacefully at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton surrounded by his loving family. In his 94th year. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy (Dot) and much loved and loving Dad of Jeanette and Michael Prain, Roger and Jan, and Heather and Dudley Couper. Adored Grandfather of Christopher and Deborah Kirkman, Nicola Turner and Paul; Gemma and Nicholas Morgan; Anna and Jonathon Jackson, and Andrew and Iona Couper; and great grandfather of Hamish, and Samantha Kirkman; Aleisha, and Caleb Turner; Jairus, Elijah, and Hazel Morgan; Libby and Greta Jackson, Jackson, and Angus Couper. Messages to Banks family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.Special thanks to the staff at B G Ward, Burwood Hospital, Ashburton Hospital and Rosebank. A service to celebrate Lester’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Havelock Street, Ashburton on Wednesday October 26, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private interment.