DOODY, John Richard:
It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the tragic passing of Doctor John Richard Doody, Director and Veterinarian of Waikiwi Vet Services, Invercargill, who tragically passed away in peace on Monday, January 10, 2022. John will be heartbrokenly missed beyond words by his deeply adored and dearly loved best friend and partner of 15 years Melissa Crennan, dearly adored and deeply loved son of John and Mary Doody, dearly adored and deeply loved brother of Eucharia Doody, dearly adored and deeply loved by his close relatives in Ireland, dearly adored and deeply loved by his extended family in Invercargill, Southland, Wellington, Nelson and Sydney Australia. Melissa and family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the staff of The Southland Hospital, The Invercargill / NZ Police, The Order of St John Ambulance Service and The Invercargill Fire Station. Relatives, close friends of both John's and Melissa's, colleagues and clients are respectfully invited to farewell John on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Distinct Funerals place of farewell, 15 Eye Street, Invercargill, from 4pm - 9pm. Vaccine passes required.

Published by Southland Times on Jan. 15, 2022.
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John will be missed by many people and pets. Our deepest sympathies to family and colleagues.
The team at K9 Essentials
January 19, 2022
My dearest sympathies to John's family and the staff at Waikiwi vets. Whenever I was at the clinic John was always soo kind. Rip John the veterinary world has lost a star
Violet Armstrong
January 17, 2022
My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with John´s family, friends and colleagues in the veterinary world. He was a great guy and I enjoyed our conversations putting the world to rights. He will be sadly missed by many.
Claire Cameron
January 16, 2022
I was very sad to read that John had passed on. He was a brilliant and very kind vet. He will be sorely missed. I'm thinking of you Melissa.
Wendy Durling
January 15, 2022
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