SHEPPARD, Avon Bentley. — Passed away after a complicated illness on Friday December 10, 2021 at Southland Hospital with Raewyn at his side. Much loved son of Heather and the late John (Jack) Sheppard (formerly of Tapanui), loved brother of Brian and Margaret, the late Linda, Ngaire, Raewyn, a much loved nephew and uncle. — In accordance with Avon’s wishes a graveside has been held at Tapanui Cemetery. Messages to 33A Kitchener Street, 9710.