Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital after a courageous battle, aged 74 years. Much loved father of Dereli and Max, Deane, Craig, Kylie and Fanus, and Cory and Emily. Loved Grandad and great Grandad of all his grandchildren. Loved brother and brother in law of Max and the late Doreen, Alison and the late Arthur Stringer, the late Janice, and Brian Brough, and the late Graeme. Messages to the Rose family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate John’s Life will be held in our Chapel, corner East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on Friday May 14 commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by a private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.