RAALTE VAN
FUNERAL HOME
Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors
cnr Hutcheson & Parker Sts
Blenheim, Marlborough
van RAALTE,
Charles Alex Peter:
Passed away at home, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Aged 85 years. Charles is dearly missed by Moreen, his beloved wife of 53 years, loving daughter Anita and grandson Brodie, son Rodger and daughter-in-law Esther, and grandchildren Zane, Arielle and Elias. Survived by dearly loved brother Peter and sister Beatrice. Special thanks to the wonderful friends at St Christopher's Church who were like his extended family. Thanks to St John Ambulance services. Charles lived a full and colourful life and has gone to be with the Lord. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the NZ Bible Society would be appreciated and may be made to bank account 03-0558-0245656-02 (ref. van RAALTE). A celebration of Charles' life will be held at St Christopher's Anglican Church, Weld Street, at 1.00pm, on Monday, October 11, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. Alternatively, Charles' service may be viewed via https://vimeo.com/event/1356888



Published by Marlborough Express on Oct. 7, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
11
Service
1:00p.m.
Charles' service may be viewed via https://vimeo.com/event/1356888
Marlborough
Oct
11
Celebration of Life
1:00p.m.
St Christopher's Anglican Church
Weld Street, Marlborough
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Geoffrey T Sowman Funeral Directors
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i am so sorry to hear of the passing of Charles. though i only met him once felt like we knew each other for years. condolances to all who knew him.
Adrienne Leathem
October 14, 2021
Response from Sam Anderson, former Minister at St Christophers: "I was sorry to hear about Charles - a brother who loved the Lord."
Steve Quarles
October 12, 2021
I will always remember Charles as a brightest star on earth. His sense of humour was also quite good. He also was a happy chap. My very sincere apologies to the family.
God will look after him. As he was an angel on earth.
Beth MacKenzie
October 9, 2021
I am very sad to hear of the passing of Charles. It was a pleasure to provide relief care for Charles and Moreen as they were always very grateful. My thoughts are with Moreen, Anita, Brodie and the family.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Jane, Access Community Health, Picton
Jane Thomas
October 8, 2021
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