Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Country Lodge on Sunday 15th January 2023. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan and much loved father and father in-law of Ruth, Peter and Joanne, Mary and David. Adored Gpa of Oliver, Alice and Sam and GGpa of Noah. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 22 Meura St, Matamata on Saturday 21st January at 11am. Should anyone desire, contributions may be sent to St John, 32 Rawhiti Ave, Matamata. Messages to the Townshend family C/- Broadway Funeral Home, 10 Short St, Matamata 3400.