Ballantyne, John

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John Ballantyne established J. Ballantyne and Co Ltd. – the company which continues to operate Ballantynes shops in Christchurch and Timaru. Upon his retirement he became a farmer at Ruapuna. In all his dealings his reputation was as an earnest, humble and upright Christian who never did a mean or unjust thing, and this was the stamp that he put on his business.

He was a liberal behind-the-scenes contributor to numerous charities including the Durham Street Methodist Church where he was also a Trustee, Circuit Steward, Bible Class and Sunday School Teacher.