SPOONER, Raymond John (Ray) On 26 August 2018, reunited with the love of his life. Adored husband of the late Patricia. Much loved father and father-in-law of Sharon and Barry, Gary and Tania, Kirk and Angela. Cherished granddad of Ryan, Cameron, Peter-James, Kereama, Michael, Karalee, Courtney, Raymond Jnr, Madeleine and Emily. Precious great-granddad of Breeze, Ameliah, Joseph, Seth, Wiley, Uriah, Psalms and Hezekiah. “Thank you for your unconditional support, guidance and giving heart, you will always be our hero.” Ray will be lying in state at his home until the day of his funeral. A service to celebrate Ray’s life will be held in the Chapel of Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe on Friday 31 August at 2pm. Flowers are welcomed or memorial donations to Totara Hospice, PO Box 75560, Manurewa 2243 would be appreciated or may be left at the service.