Passed away at Grey Base Hospital on May 12, 2019 aged 84. Dearly loved husband of Crystal, cherished dad and father-in-law of Neal (Christchurch), Vivianne & Dave (Katoomba), Fern & Kevin Greenem (Takaka), Martin (Greymouth), Angela (Christchurch), Bryan & Viv (Cobden), and the late Kerry, deeply loved grandad of his 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, a loved uncle, cousin, and a friend of many. Messages to 1 Sturge Street, Cobden 7802.

At Des’s request a private cremation has taken place on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.