It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of John on Friday October 5, 2018. John passed away at home in Hororata, aged 86. John was the beloved husband and soulmate of Jan, treasured and devoted Dad and father in law of Carol and Ross Chalmers, Colleen and Geoff Scott (Waitahuna) and dearly loved grandad and mentor to Kelly, Gregory, Kimberley, Sam, and Aidan. Messages to J Tate, 449 Hororata Road, R D 2, Darfield 7572. A special thank you to Bernard Egan, Dr Cox, St John Ambulance Service, Darfield Fire Brigade, Constable Hamish Caird and Paterson’s Funeral Services for their wonderful care of John.
“If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven
And bring you home again”