Douglas Stanley Peche SMITH

SMITH, Douglas Stanley Peche. D.F.C, Legion d'Honneur. Born March 11, 1918. Passed away December 19, 2018, aged 100. Pilot; 88 Squadron RAF, 207 Squadron RAF, National Airways Corporation. Dearly loved husband of Rhoda and beloved friend of Eve. Much loved father of Susan, Bill, Phillip and Richard, loving father-in-law of Lynette and Sarah, fun-loving grandfather of Jason, Georgie, Jamie, Daniel, Sam and Harry, and great-grandfather of Perry, Dominik, Dustin, Clae, Finn and Darcy. Relatives, friends and colleagues are warmly invited to attend a memorial celebration of Doug's life where we will remember fondly his many adventures and escapades. Bring warm hearts, stories and laughter to share as we raise a glass to a remarkable man at this, his very last, departure gate. The memorial will be held at 5pm on Sunday 27th January at the Sir Keith Park Memorial Aviation Hall (MOTAT 2). Enter at 200 Meola Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland. No flowers, however a donation in Doug's honour, to MOTAT 2 for the further preservation of our aviation history, would be most welcome.

Published in The New Zealand Herald on Jan. 12, 2019