Mr Frederick William John Lathlean


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Passed away peacefully at Resthaven Leabrook, 8th May 2020.

With love and peace from us all.

Heartfelt thanks to all the loving carers and staff at Resthaven Leabrook.

Fred's Funeral Service will be live streamed on Thursday 14th May 2020 at 2:50pm for a 3:00pm commencement.

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"Isabel (Gert) & family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss of a dear man. We have been privileged to include you into our extended family. We have fond memories of your time here in Thames, New Zealand. We look forward to the resurrection hope of welcoming Fred back into paradise John 5:28,29 where "No resident will say I am sick" Isaiah 33:24 May you find comfort in the coming days. Our love, Pauline & Dennis xx"
– Dennis & Pauline 14th May 2020 - 09:47:32 PM

"Our condolences and love to Isabel and family. May you know God's peace in your life now and in the days to come."
– Ros and Leigh Duffett 14th May 2020 - 04:33:37 PM

"Rest in peace Uncle Fred. You taught me so much. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered."
– Andrew Jesse 14th May 2020 - 03:38:03 PM

"A better gentleman and neighbor cannot be found. Rest in peace dear friend. Peter, Petite, Nikita and Andreas"
– Peter and Petite Klar 14th May 2020 - 03:26:29 PM

"Wishing that the happiest of memories and many many wonderful years will bring you all comfort and peace. Such a strong close family that you are thanks to the love of Fred and Isabel.
With love from Gabbie."
– Gabbie Spiro 14th May 2020 - 03:25:27 PM

"So much love to Isobel and all of the Lathlean family as you celebrate the life of a very dear man. He will be very missed and I shall always remember him fondly xx"
– Jane Bowen 14th May 2020 - 03:20:07 PM

"Sincere condolences sent with loving thoughts for the family."
– Ray and Jocelyn Nicholson 14th May 2020 - 03:17:23 PM

"Sending all our love to the Lathlean family & thinking of you all at this time. I only met Fred a couple of times at Nicole & Andy’s farm when they came to visit in NZ. Such a beautiful loving family my heart goes out to you all.
Sending all our love & strength to you all
Love Trac, Reu, Jord & Jess xxxx
RIP Fred trust you are free of pain now ❤️"
– Tracy Tomars 14th May 2020 - 02:56:36 PM

"For close to 50 years the Lathlean family has been part of my life; an important part.
Fred's passing is deeply felt. May he rest in peace.
My heartfelt best wishes and love to Isabel, Leisa, Gina, Matt, Nicole and family."
– Peter Wade 14th May 2020 - 11:04:27 AM

"Gentle, kind and generous to us both. God loved the peace maker.In God's care, rest in peace. Fay Ryan"
– Fay & Pat Ryan 14th May 2020 - 10:26:43 AM

"A wonderful brother who meant the world to me and will be sadly missed.
Love always Faith"
– Faith Bowden 14th May 2020 - 09:59:42 AM

"A man that I adored and thought the world of. Always loved my trips to Adelaide spending time with this great man.
Will miss you Uncle Fred"
– Mark Bowden 14th May 2020 - 09:57:03 AM

"I missed my Wednesday afternoons with Fred, it was wonderful to share these albeit brief times together. Fred had a great sense of humour, cheeky at times, but that went both ways. My thoughts are with Isabel and her wonderful family.
– Nick Rogers 13th May 2020 - 04:20:25 PM

"I met the Lathlean family through my high school friend Leisa, Fred's eldest daughter. I subsequently became friendly with the whole family. Fred and his wife Isabel seemed to have full hearts that could always find room for one more person and I was impressed when they fostered two children, squeezing them into their home, along with their four kids. Fred was an important figure in my life as I navigated my teens, when my own father was largely absent. I will remember Fred as a gentle man, with a deep smile, and a twinkle in his eye. My condolences to the family and to Isabel in particular."
– Holly Landgren 13th May 2020 - 03:56:14 PM