The Reverend John Sidney Dillon Shallard died peacefully on 2 October 2017, aged 80, at West Auckland Hospice surrounded by his family.
John was deaconed in 1980 and priested in 1981 in the Diocese of Waiapu. He began his ministry in Rotorua as Curate Assistant from 1980 to 1984, and then became the Vicar of Opotiki from 1984 to 1989. John then moved to Taupo to take up the role of Vicar from 1989 to 1996. He then moved to the Wellington Diocese and took up the role of Vicar in the Parish of The Epiphany, Masterton from 1996 to 2003, and then the role as Honorary Priest Assistant in the Parish of St Matthew’s, Palmerston North from 2003 to 2008. John moved to a Permission to Officiate licence in 2008, before moving to Auckland in 2013. He maintained his PTO licence in Wellington from that time.
John was the loved husband of Kitty (Catherine), father of Robyn, Steven, Julie-Ann, Mandy and Nicola (children of the late Pat), and a loved father-in-law and grandfather. Please uphold his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.
His funeral service was held in Auckland today and in lieu of flowers, donations to the West Auckland Hospice are welcomed.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.