HELLYER, Lawrence George.

After a long and courageous battle, Laurie passed peacefully on 13th January, with family at his side. Aged 87 years. Loving and adoring husband of Marie for 64 years. Oldest child of George and Adelaide Hellyer (dec) of Clive.

Much loved father and father in law of David and Karen, Stephen (dec), Debbie and Tony, Judy and Felix, Linda and John, Bryan and Ngaire, Tracey and Eric and Ann-Maree and Mark.

Loving grandfather of Trevor, Rechelle, Jenna-Marie, Brent, Kelly, Brad, Lance, Tracey, Matthew, Paige, Jarrod, Braedon, Joseph, Melissa, Luke, Daniel and Ryan. Doting great grandfather of soon-to-be 11. A cherished brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and mate, who has departed to make the best vege garden heaven has ever seen.

A service for Laurie will be held at  11.00 am Saturday the 18th January at Crestwood, 615 Heretaunga Street Hastings. All messages to c/o 9 Osler Street, Wairoa 4108.