A Christchurch skier who died when his car plunged off the Mt Hutt access road was dedicated to his family and a healthy lifestyle, mourners were told.
Friends and family yesterday said a tearful goodbye to Arthur "Arch" Richardson, 60, whose body was found in a gully early last Tuesday after his family reported him missing after a day's skiing.
About 150 people packed St Peter's Church in Riccarton for the funeral of the former Yorkshire man.
Richardson's children, James, Alex, Kirsty and Liam, former wife Fiona and partner Sharon Reid all spoke of the life they had shared with the electrician.
Richardson arrived in New Zealand in 1972 and spent time in Queenstown, where he learnt how to ski and do tai chi, before moving to Christchurch.
In Queenstown, he also discovered he was gluten- intolerant, which led to a move towards a life focused on exercise and healthy eating.
Police could not be contacted about the crash investigation.