Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Adored and cherished husband of Shirley for 62 years. Loving father and father in law of Barbara and Peter, Vicki and Gary. Loving Poppa of Louis and Maddison; Jordan and Anna, Josef and Emily, and great GrandPoppa of Lucy. Messages to the Stringer family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. In lieu of flower donations to Gideons would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A celebration of Blair’s life will be held at the Ashburton Baptist Church, Cass Street, on Thursday April 26, commencing at 2.00pm.