02 May 1932 - 02 Jul 2021
Peacefully at Atawhai on Friday, 2nd July 2021 in his 90 th year.
Dearly loved and loving husband of Jennifer for 65 years: much loved and respected father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend of Richard and Linda, Stephen and Suze, Tony (deceased), Fiona and Chris: Emily, Kathryn and Michael, Georgia and Andrew, David and Minu, Samantha, Daniel, Logan and Hollie: loved uncle of Jane, Henry and Henny.
Our grateful thanks to the staff at Atawhai for their care and support for Des and his family.
A service to celebrate and give thanks for Des’s life will be held at the Waiapu Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Friday 9th July at 11 am, followed by private cremation.
A tribute to Des or messages to his family can be left via www.dunstalls.co.nz or C/o PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140.
Uncle Des, I wish I could have been home to say goodbye. I loved our many chats over the course of my life and always enjoyed your humor, stories and sense of wonder about the world around. You will be greatly missed. Lots of love, Henry
Sorry I can't be there to say goodbye Des
But I will always remember you as a gentleman, a man who loved his family foremost, a man full of knowledge, and a passionate collector and historian.
Enjoyed the times we dug for antique bottles together. A lovely man!
Rest In Peace my friend