JOHNS, Alan James
29 March 2021

BUTT, Terence (Terry) John, Terry died peacefully at Sevenoaks Lodge, Paraparaumu on Sunday, 28 March 2021.  Dearly loved husband of Barbara (Williams). Much loved by his sisters Joan Hansen, Maureen Metcalfe, Lyn Jarvis and the late Alan Miller and their children.  Loving father of Aaron, Sarah and Damon.

Terry was dearly loved by Barbara’s family; her daughters Emma, Kate and Victoria and husband Danny and grandchildren Milla, Sammy, Lizzie, Lottie and Isla. Loved and respected by Barbara’s sisters Lib and Jane and their husbands Mark and Hugh and children Simon and Haydee, Matt and Heidi, James and Emma, Livvy, Laura and Mark and their respective children.

With many thanks to the dedicated and caring staff in Ward 7 North Wellington Hospital, Ward 5 at Kenepuru Hospital and for far too short a period in Kauri House and Matai wing at Sevenoaks Lodge for their loving care of Terry.

Terry had a long career with New Zealand Red Cross, both nationally and internationally for which he received a Counsellor of Honour Award. Prior to his international career with Red Cross, he worked at the Welcome Institute in Dunedin and on retirement from Red Cross as CEO of Volunteer Service Abroad.

Along with his love for humanity, Terry loved exploring and climbing in the New Zealand mountains and bush particularly in the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks. In later life, he was able to develop his passion for astronomy from his observatory at Te Horo.

Donations would be welcome to New Zealand Red Cross Society.

Terry’s life will be celebrated at St Margaret’s Church, School Rd, Te Horo at 11am on Tuesday 6 April 2021. Messages c/- PO Box 300, Waikanae.