Fu­neral plans

The Press - - Port Hill Fires -

A fu­neral ser­vice for the war hero pilot who died fight­ing the Christchurch’s Port Hills fires will be held on Mon­day.

Steve Askin, 37, died on Tues­day when the he­li­copter he was pi­lot­ing crashed near the Su­gar­loaf. He is sur­vived by his wife and two chil­dren.

The ser­vice will be held in the Christchurch sub­urb of Wi­gram on Mon­day, a friend of the fam­ily has told NZME. A Givealit­tle page set up to help his fam­ily has re­ceived over­whelm­ing sup­port. By yes­ter­day evening al­most $100,000 had been raised.

For­mer SAS sol­dier Steve Askin

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