On Saturday 11 July 2020, peacefully at Lower Hutt Hospital. aged 88 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Diane & Stephen Hope (Canberra), David & Susan (Melbourne), Andrew (dec) & Melissa, and John & Kim. Beloved Grandad Merv to Will and Neve; Max and Harry; Kaleb and Shelby, Ariane, Ally and Charlotte. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be made at www.wfa.org.nz... donate or posted to PO Box 601, Wellington 6140. Special thanks to staff at Coronary Care Unit Lower Hutt Hospital. A Requiem Mass for Merv will be held in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 61 Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt, on Friday 23 October 2020, at 1.00pm, and thereafter interment at Akatarawa Cemetery. Messages may be left on Merv’s tribute page at legacy.com or sent to "The Allardyce Family", c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt.