Ian Robert Alexander HAMILTON
After a long and courageous battle with bone marrow cancer Ian passed away, in his 71st year surrounded by his loved ones, on October 18, 2018, at Anthony Wilding Hospital, Christchurch.
Much loved best friend and husband of Colleen, and dearly loved father and father-in-law of Richard and Rae (Halswell), and Rachel (Brisbane). Cherished Granddad and Pop of his grandchildren Jasmine, Grace, Michelle, Hannah and Jacob of Christchurch, Sophie, Keanu and Jackson of Brisbane, and beautiful new great-granddaughter Peyton (Christchurch). Loved brother-in-law of Mary and John Macdonald (Invercargill), John and Judy Richardson, and Harold and Joan Richardson (Gore), and brother Keith Hamilton (ex Gore) (Dec), and Kathleen Ward (Bli Bli, Australia), and all his dearly loved nieces and nephews.
Sincere thanks to Dr Sean MacPherson and Haematology Team and BMT and Oncology, our caring GP Dr Phil Jacobs of Halswell, Ian's caregivers Janice, Sam and the team from Nurse Maude and Palliative Care, St John Ambulance and Longhurst Pharmacy. To the special caring and compassionate staff at Anthony Wilding Hospital, Halswell in Ian's final days, our grateful thanks. Our heartfelt thanks for the special love and ongoing support over the past 2 years, of Val and Eric Whyte, and Lynda and Paul O'Connor.
"At peace - Forever in our hearts and thoughts"
It is Ian's wishes that a Private Cremation and Celebration of Life shall be held. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ian Hamilton, C/- Colleen Hamilton, 31 Elba Crescent Halswell, Christchurch 8025.