Talented sportsman Chris Richter-Visser loses 18-year battle with cancer

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Former Hautapu senior A rugby player Chris Richter-Visser has died, aged 56.

Talented at a number of sports, Richter-Visser played for Hautapu’s top team in 1990 and 1991, and remained a follower of the club after his retirement from playing.

Hautapu senior A rugby team, 1990. Chris Richter-Visser is fourth from the left, back row.

Brother Anton said:

“Chris was recognised as a very gifted sportsman and excelled at cricket, golf, squash, rugby, football, basketball and even hockey. There are many people who have been touched by Chris, not only through his sporting brilliance and on-field actions and also by his humble nature off the field.

“He had some outstanding achievements in his time, but none more so than the brave and dignified 18-year battle with cancer. Chris never complained — he just got on with living. He will be sadly missed by all.”

Memorial service

Friends are invited to attend a service to remember Chris Richter-Visser:

Thursday April 7, 2022, at 2pm
Hamilton Park Cemetery & Crematorium
Morrinsville Road

Christiaan George Richter-Visser (October 30, 1965 — March 31, 2022)

Husband to Fiona (Fi), father of Brittany and Eva, son of Franz and Angela Richter-Visser, brother to Joanna and Anton, and uncle to 15 nieces and nephews.