OBIT­U­ARY

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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

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