Desmond RIACH

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Death Notice

Desmond Douglas (Des):
25.12.1930 - 22.02.2021
Loved and loving husband (and verbal sparring partner) of Jennie (nee Maxwell) for 62 years. He was a proud father of his loving sons, Ian, Hamish, and Andrew, and their wives, Deb, Jane, and Lucille. Loved Grandfather of Claire and Josh; Alice, Nasi and Nadia; James; Amy and Callum. Loved son of Doug and Lola Riach, and brother of Norma Andrews (deceased). Messages to the Riach family may be sent to C/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440. The family gratefully acknowledges the loving care given at Oxford Hospital from all the staff to Des and family. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Friends of Oxford Hospital would be much appreciated.
We will all miss him.
As Des requested, a private cremation has been held.


Published in The Press on Feb. 27, 2021
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