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Philip BAIRD
BAIRD, Philip John:
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospital Christchurch, aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband of Aileen, and much loved father and father-in-law of Nicola and Tony (London), Patrice and Ralph, and Tim and Alison. Very special and much loved poppa of Sacha and Hamish. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Bill and Kelly (Dunedin), Sister Mary Anna (Dunedin), the late Annie Small, and Stephen and the late Margaret (Dunedin).
R.I.P.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Nurse Maude Hospital for their wonderful care of Philip. Messages to the Baird family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Philip at Christ the King Catholic Church, Greers Road, Christchurch, on Thursday, December 9, at 11.00am, and then private interment. This will be a My Vaccine Pass entrance only. Please allow plenty of time to have your pass scanned to allow you to attend the service. Those unable to attend can watch via the live stream link

https://youtu.be/QLaRfBf56fM



Published by The Press from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
9
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
Philip at Christ the King Catholic Church
Greers Road, Christchurch, Canterbury
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i love you poppa
hamish
Family
December 9, 2021
I can remember the organisation of the ST.Thomas 'PTA where Phil was a key driving force. 40 on the committee surprisingly worked very well. In latter years we both tried to master the vagaries of the lincoln golf course. Not a lot of success but good exercise and a good catchup. Thanks also for sage legal advice deepest sympathy to all the Baird family
kerry mccashin
December 9, 2021
Michael Baird
Family
December 8, 2021
Michael Baird
Family
December 8, 2021
Dear Aunty Aileen and cousins Nicola, Patrice and Tim. Sending our sincerest condolences on the passing of Uncle Philip. Just to let you know that you are in our thoughts and we will be watching the livestream from The Blue Mountains. I still remember my first after school job in Uncle Philips office catching up on all of the filing. Not the most interesting job in the world but I was grateful for it anyway! I've attached a couple of photos that you may not have seen. I will remember fondly that welcoming smile and that twinkle in the eye. Love to you all x Mike and Tracy
Michael Baird
Family
December 8, 2021
Dear Aileen, Nicola, Patrice and Tim, I am so very sorry to hear that your beautiful husband and Dad has passed away. He was an absolute treasure. For 23 years after we worked together, he continued to write to me, send Christmas cards and calendars no matter here I was in the world. For many years while I lived in NZ, Philip filled the role of father in my life and we had many lovely lunches together and lively discussions and he gave me such great advice. When I moved overseas , he quickly adapted to email and made sure we kept in touch. He never gave up on me, always reached out with grace and love and I know he prayed for me regularly. I believe it was because of his prayers that I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. He was very proud of you all. Aileen he loved the precious years you had together after he gave up work. He often mentioned your garden, your beautiful walks together and told me that you were the backbone of his life - his everything and how amazing you were to have raised their family while he was mostly at work.
I just wanted to say I will miss him very much in this world.
But that I look forward to seeing him in heaven one day where we shall dine again and discuss our earthly lives with a heavenly perspective.
My love to you all. Haylee xx
Haylee Reed (new Sloper)
Friend
December 6, 2021
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