8 April 1940 – 27 February 2021. He tramped his beloved hills, trapped and released his beloved eels, fought for the waterways, looked after Mother Earth, now he in turn will return to his roots. His mana will prevail. Loved husband of Gloria (deceased). Special and much loved Pop of Stevien and Tarn. Wonderful brother of Bev (deceased), Sally and Noel, Sylv and Don, Eddie and Anne, and Al and Tia. Loved and loving uncle of Sonya, Nichola, Tracey, Gerald, Janelle, Kell, Ricki, Jade, Alan, and Shane and their respective partners. And a loved great uncle. The whanau would like to acknowledge his amazing support network for their friendships and aroha through John’s environmental passions and his final days. Special mention goes to his Rangitata family, who have always been there for him. To all the people who have loved and befriended John over the years, we thank you so much. Messages to the Wilkie Family, c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Due to the current restrictions a private service will be held, with a celebration of his life to be advised at a later date.