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    - James & Marion Milligan
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    - Dermot Smurfit
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    - Sue Frey (Norton)
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    - Chris Downs
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Service Information
Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors
cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts
Blenheim, Marlborough
Death Notice

On 6 October 2018, peacefully at Hospice Marlborough; aged 79. After battling a short illness; surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved and devoted husband of 53 years and friend of Janice. Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Fiona and Michael (Blenheim), Janet and Sam (Blenheim), Karen and Andy (London). Special and loved grandad to Alexandra, Aaron and Joshua. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered. Thanks to the staff at Wairau Hospital and Hospice Marlborough for their support and compassion. Messages may be sent to the Ashcroft Family, c/- P O Box 110, Blenheim 7240. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated, and may be made at the service, or sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A service to celebrate Fred's life will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, cnr Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim at 11am on Wednesday October 10, followed by cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

Published in Marlborough Express on Oct. 7, 2018
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