BIRKETT Raymond John, (Ray) on June 10, 2016. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband of May. Loved father and father in law of his two daughters Angela, and Sandra and Simon and grandchildren Olivia, and Michael; Matthew, Ashleigh, and Laura. Messages to Birkett family, C/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thank you to Dr Guthrie and the staff at Allenton Medical Centre, The Districts Nurses and the Ashburton Cancer Society. Donations to the Ashburton branch of the Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road, Ashburton on Tuesday 14, June commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.