Death Notice
  • "Dear Roma, Emma and Susie - thinking of you at this time. I..."
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    - Carolyn Brown
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    - Jenny Dawson
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    - Jenna Birchfield

FINLAY, Robert James:
Our beloved Robert died Tuesday, July 11, aged 68. An extraordinary husband to Roma and adored father of Emma and Susanna and their families Gareth and Kathryn and Menno, Amelia and Sander. Eldest son of Jim and Shirley, Robert was the caring and much loved brother of David, Anne and Karen. A wonderful grandad, brother-in-law and uncle with great love for his family and friends. A poet, a teacher, a mediator and a champion of justice. We will miss his sense of humour, his huge heart and his passion. A man who left his mark on the world. To all those who have cared for Robert and supported us on this journey we are so thankful. We will gather to remember Robert at Rossendale, 100 Old Tai Tapu Road, Christchurch, on Monday, July 17, at 11.00am. We welcome you to join us. Until then Robert will be at home.


Published in The Press from July 14 to July 15, 2017