Two years later in 1968 the pair wed.
Mr Ngapo got a job at Kinleith as a security officer so the couple moved to Tokoroa.
In the early 1970s the family joined the Tokoroa High School Old Boys, which the family is still involved with today.
They also became members of St Francis Anglican Church in the 1970s, a commitment to God which would see Mr Ngapo become a man of the cloth in later years.
In 1972 the couple had their first child Crossley ( Korohere), followed by Arama in 1973 then Keinan in 1978.
‘‘ He was great dad who was involved in all aspects of his children’s lives, from rugby, athletics to singing clubs. If it was a passion of his children’s, he would make it a passion of his,’’ Mrs Ngapo said.
In 1991 Mr Ngapo was ordained a minister of the Anglican Church.
‘‘We owned a security business at that time, and Lloyd would come off a shift sometimes and be asked to attend an accident site, a funeral or asked to bless a house.
‘‘He loved helping our community.’’
Mr Ngapo was a regular at ANZAC dawn services, his commitment to the community in which he lived was ongoing right up until his passing in October.
‘‘He was still doing God’s work, until he