Peter Christopher Auton

30th May 1957 - 9th February 2021
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J Fraser and Sons Chapel
Cnr Esk and Doon Streets
16 February 2021, 1:30PM

Auton, Peter Christopher: Suddenly on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Loved husband and soulmate of Susan. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Mike and Tracy, Dave and Kaye. Much loved Grandad of Paige and Hayden, Ella, Riley;Jorja, Jayden, Corrie and Tori, Tyler. Loved son of the late Gordon and Doreen. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Rod and Kui, Neville and Glenda, Robyn and Jason. A much loved Uncle to all his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Tuesday, February 16 at 1.30pm. Messages to 41B Renfrew Street Street 9810


Dearest Pete. The best neighbour me and my girls could have ever wished for. So devastated to hear of your passing. What the bloody hell were you up to Pete! Rest easy my friend. Big loves to Sue and your boys. From Shayna, Darcy and Scarlett xoxo
Shayna Jolly, Invercargill
Pete you are a legend and will be sadly missed by all. The OPS Support team and of course your favourite van have lost a great member. RIP mate and our thoughts are with your family at this time. Ubique brother.
Murray Milne-Maresca, Invercargill
Pete you were always up for a chat when I dropped into the Four Square or if I saw you round town.
Its been a pleasure to have known you, you were such a special man, rest in peace mate.
Julie, Invercargill
I'm going to miss my big bear hugs you always gave me when I saw you Pete.
Rest in Peace
Valerie Taylor, Invercargill
Aww Pete I really cant believe your really gone the years and shifts we worked together at the 4 square so many laughs Im truely going to miss you xx Thinking of you Sue and family at this sad time
judy, georgetowninvercargill
Pete I am so going to miss you my lovely bubbly friend that I had the pleasure of working with when I was with our Four Square family over a year back...We had such fun working times my friend and I well never forget you Pete.Im so going to miss not seeing you and Sue come into my new work place.Stay smiling Pete and Fly Hi .
R.I.P my friend
Thoughts are with you Sue and family xxooxx
Shona Harford, Invercargill
Been a pleasure to know you since my daughter Tracy marry Mike we have been friends and got on you are a gently and loving guy just Rest in Peace my friend love to Susan and family .
Janice clarke, Hamilton
To all the family.. very sorry to hear of the passing of Peter.. such a bright happy man always on 4 a yarn.. R.I.P
Darrell and anne moodie, Invercargill
I still can't believe you have past away. I feel so sad every time I find your ‘footprints’ at the shop. I enjoyed to work with you. Thank you for teaching me Kiwi jokes. You are a great memory of my NZ life. RIP
Mutsuki , Invercargill
To the family of peter please accept our sympathy for your sad loss of a special friend to us all who visited him in the store a friend of us in particular for twenty years
Valerie and George Holden, Invercargill
Hi Susan and Family, sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Pete My Thoughts are with you all at this sad time XXXX
Leanne Cameron (A Streak A head)
RIP Pete! Rest in Peace 🕊✨
Gina Juanjolio, Invercargill
Dear Susan. We were so shocked to hear of Peter’s sudden death. We have always felt like the Canadian part of the Auton family. We’re thinking of you now.
With Sympathy.
Barb and Gary Flewelling
Barb & Gary Flewelling, Braeshore, Nova Scotia Canada
Always such a joy to chat to you when we popped into the shop, what a terrible loss for the community. Thanks Pete for being a bright light in an often dull world. Sincere condolences to your family and your 4 square crew
Lori & Mark
Lori Bradley, Invercargill
It is with great sadness that I write a small tribute. Pete always went out of his way to stop and have a catchup. There was always sincerity and genuine conversation and he would hug me and say take care, look after yourself.
It is now time to rest pete. You take care
I also send hugs to david, my favourite customer at the fonterra canteen, and Susan and families
Glennise Bower, Invercargill
Dear Sue, Michael, Dave & families,
My most heartfelt sympathies to you all at this time. May Pete live on forever in your heart and memories. Throughout this new journey I hope you find memories to make you smile and laugh.
Lots of love to you all.
Mwa Xxx
Michelle Douglas (nee List), Hamilton
Pete, ill never forget your infectious laugh and bubbly personality growing up as a litlle fella up till i last seen you, such a warm hearted guy, you were an Uncle to me and my brother growing up ill never forget!

Sue, and the boys my deepest condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤
Shane Johns, Sydney, Australia
Dear Susan and family, Rodney and Kui, Neville and Glenda, Robyn and Jason. I was saddened and shocked to read of the sudden loss of Peter. He was always a positive person to have around and always a laugh or two. He will be greatly missed. We were going to come down for his send off but with the Covid Level 2 now in place have decided it will be best to stay home and leave it for the close family etc to make up the 100.
We hope to catch up with the odd one or two of you in the coming months.
John Kemna, (the cherry picker) and Linda Byron. Cromwell
John Kemna, Cromwell
We are broken hearted at the loss of an amazing man who brought joy to everyone he meet.

Our thoughts are with Sue and her family at this sad time.

Love you like a brother Pete, shine on you star.
Lloyd & Sue Freeman, Auckland
It was an Honor to serve with you Pete in the Invercargill Fire Police an Event Safety . You will be Missed by all of us . Rest in Peace Pete .
FPC,Carl Heenan, Former Invercargill Fire Police & Event Safety., Invercargill
I am honored and blessed to have known Pete. He was truly a blessing in mine and my sons life and we will miss his chats, hugs and smile. My condolences to all his family xx
Melissa and Silas, Invercargill