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PATERSON Ronald William (Ron)of Ashburton (formerly of South Otago), on September 8, 2021

  in his 77th year, passed away peacefully.  Loved and respected husband and best friend of Edith and proud father and father-in-law to Adrian & Julie, Ronelle & John, Todd & Sarah, Dallas & Aimee. Pop was a role model to grandchildren Hugh, Arthur, Edgar, Morgan, Emerson, James, Sam, Will, Jake and Finn and friend to Carlijn and Harriet. Son of the late Mollie and Jim Paterson, brother and brother-in-law of Jay and Sheila, Daune and the late Mick O’Connor, the late Doug and Marilyn Paterson, Colin and Pam Paterson and the late Linsey Paterson. Respected son-in-law of the late Kit and Hughie Todd and brother-in-law of Hugh Todd and a very much loved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. ”Ron demonstrated a courageous battle to the line and dedicated a lifetime to community service.” The family wish to thank Doctor Penny Holdaway, Jane Smith and her palliative care team, and the doctors and nurses of Ashburton Hospital. Messages to  the Paterson family c/- Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A private family service will be held and a Memorial service will be organised to celebrate Ron’s life at a date to be advised. “A dearly loved and inspirational man has left the world.”