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NEWTH Desmond Reader (Des), on December 18, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, aged 93 years.  Dearly loved husband of Joy.  Much loved father and father in law of Jill and Jason (Auckland), Richard and Fran (Norwood), Wendy and Terry (Ashburton), and Brian and Cheryl (Auckland).  Loved Pa of Sophie and Sam, Kaitlin and Ian, Shannon and Jerry, Liam, and Jared, and loved Pa to his great granddaughters Ruby, Ollie, and Chloe.  Loved brother and brother in law of Joy and Alan Papprill, and the late Atty, and Wally. Messages to the Newth family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.  A service to celebrate Des’ life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday December 30, commencing at 1.00pm, followed by interment at the Seafield Lawn Cemetery, Seafield  Road, Ashburton.  At the family request Vaccine Passes will be required.