Death Notice
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Charles Thornton (Thornton):
Reg. No. 294516 (Army) WWII, 36th Batallion. On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, peacefully at Wairau Hospital, in his 96th year. Loved husband of the late Sybil. Treasured father and father-in-law of Neville and Viv Patchett; Glenys and Duncan McVicar. Much loved Grandad of Brendon and Kate Patchett, Tops and Stephen Forsyth; Jaron and Charlotte McVicar and Craig McVicar. Very special Great-Grandad of Holly and Will Patchett; Gabby and Jonty Forsyth; Rosa, Milly and Fred McVicar. Messages to 162 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim 7201. A Funeral Service for Thornton will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church, Maxwell Road, Blenheim, on Saturday, August 12, at 11.00am, followed by interment at the Fairhall Cemetery.


Published in The Press on Aug. 10, 2017