HOUGHTON Donald Russell, (Don) on April 3, 2017 peacefully at home after a courageous battle. Husband, soulmate and best friend of Colleen for 61 years. Dearly loved Dad and Dad in law of Kevin and Sharon, Debbie, Wayne and Jo and best Grandad of Sam; Dan, and Katya. Loved brother in law of Nola. Messages to Houghton family P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. In lieu of flowers donations for a memorial trophy, in memory of Don at the Ashburton Golf Club, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to Dr Peter Sparks and the home care Nurses. A memorial service celebrating Don’s life will be held at the Ashburton Golf Club, Golf Links Drive, on Monday April 10, commencing at 2.00pm.