2/3/1940 - 3/12/2017.
Dearly loved husband of Jacqui and best mates for 62 years, after an Oropi mate said "that Jacqui Newnham's a bit of alright" and she made eyes at him, (Rex, not the mate), on May 1st 1955 at Tauranga College. Hardcase and loving father of Paul, Susan and Carolyn. Love you heaps Dad, will miss your stories and unique view of the world and we promise to look after Mum and Leo - lovely boy. Respected, but mainly grumpy father-in-law of Anne, Hone and Tony, you guys were never gonna win but good on you for putting up with it. Special Loila Poppa to Jasmine, Summer-Jane and Georjia-Rose, and remember Grandma McLean said only fools' names are seen in public - we are making the exception here of course. Grandfather-in-law to Kanon and Laquan, you guys got off lightly. Great grandfather of Lila-Rose (18 mths) and Hāme (4 mths), sorry you littlies are gonna miss out on the best card writer. A private family gathering has been held as per Rex's request, with no humbug!! Communication to the Rex Ake family c/o P.O Box 3136 Tauranga 3142.