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McOMISH Benjamin Blackwood Reid, on June 17, 2020

at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton, aged 87 years.  Beloved and treasured husband of June, dearly loved father and father in law of Cameron and Denise, Struan and Virginia, Scot and Anna-Lisa (Philippines).  Special Poppa Ben of Connor, and loved Poppa of Stuart and Kim, Rachael and Viggo (Brisbane), Ben and Jen (Townsville), Callum, Fraser and Lexi, Sarah, Katharine, Hamish and Addie (Philippines), Lachlan and Coen.  Loved eldest son of the late Christina and David McOmish (Scotland), also loved clan member of family in Scotland and Australia.  Special thanks to the Rosebank staff for their wonderful care of Ben during his stay there, Dr Tarry, and the Netherby Pharmacy. Also the Mehlhopt family of Southbridge for their loving support.

June,.” The life that I have is all that I have, the life that I have is yours.  The love that I have of the life that I have, is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have, yet death will be but a pause. For the peace of my years, in the long green grass, will be yours and yours and yours, Ben”