On April 11, 2019 at Christchurch Hospital. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Elaine (nee Quigley) for 60 years. Very much loved father and father in law of Jude and Tim, Karyn, Ross and Sharon and loving Pop of Will, and Harriet; Dardanelle, and Maddison; Callum, and Sophie and loving great Pop of Leila. Messages to the Cooksley family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to the Bone Marrow Unit, and Ranui House in memory of Don would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Thank you to the Doctors and staff of the Bone Marrow Unit and Ranui House for their amazing care of Don. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at St John’s Presbyterian Church, Jackson Street, Methven on Tuesday April 16, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.