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Ronald J Nilsson

28/08/1941 - 26/10/2022


NILSSON, Ronald Jack (Ron): Born August 28, 1941, died peacefully after a short illness at Christchurch Hospital on October 26, 2022. Best friend of Sue for 40 years, brother and brother-in- law of Anna (Taupo), Graham and Diane, Nick and Anne Leitch (Auckland) and the late Lois Ann and Ian Lyall, Jonathan Nilsson, and Josephine Beattie, beloved of his Christchurch family Jan Carr, Caroline Ross and Brent Collins, Dianne Ross, Allison and Simon Elkington, Wendy Mackenzie and the late Andrew, son-in-law of Ngaira Ross and late Alton (Barney), treasured by his many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews across the country, cherished by his many communities, father of Kjesten, Kit (Canada) and Jennie, and grandad to his dearly beloved grandchildren Tarn, Dustin, Pippi, Max, Mackenzie, and Quentin. Messages may be addressed C/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545.  In lieu of flowers donations to South Island Kokako Charitable Trust can be made online or may be made at the service. A Service to celebrate Ron’s rich life is to be held Sunday December 4th, at 2pm, at Omarino Wine Park, 638 Harewood Road, Christchurch. HIGH COUNTRY WEATHER Alone we are born, And die alone, Yet see the red-gold cirrus over snow-mountain shine. Upon the upland road, Ride easy, stranger, Surrender to the sky, Your heart of gold. With apologies to James K Baxter.