Jim Anderton’s son Chris says he has been overwhelmed with support after his father’s death at the weekend.
Writing on Facebook this morning, Chris Anderton thanked people for the messages of supported he had received:
“They uplift me.”
Anderton was two weeks shy of his 80th birthday when he died peacefully in Christchurch, a city he had served as the Sydenham and Wigram MP from 1984 until his retirement from Parliament in 2011.
A Requiem Mass will be held for Anderton at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Spencer St, Addington, Christchurch on Thursday at 2pm.