Passed away peacefully on Sunday 24th May 2020 at Ashburton Hospital, aged 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Noelene, loved and respected brother in law of Gavin and Shona Prebble and Kevin and Lorraine Hartnett. Beloved uncle of all his nephews and nieces and their families. Messages to the Welsh family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Ward 1 Ashburton Hospital for their extraordinary care of John. At Johns request a private service has been held.