passed away peacefully on May 27, 2022, at Ashburton, one day after his 86th birthday, with family by his side. Loved father of Phillip, Marie, Raylene, and Bronwyn. Loved brother (last of 8), and brother in law, and uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Dearest uncle and friend of Denese and Peter. Friend of Jill Mitchell. Had a long career in the hospitality industry and dabbled in breeding and racing of standard bred horses. “NOW AT REST”. Messages to the Mitchell family, 6 Dame Street, Waikouaiti 9510. `In keeping with Phil’s wishes a private cremation has been held. A gathering is to take place at a later date for the interment of his ashes in Akaroa where he was born.