Tom Hiini Crossed the Bar – Update

Regret to advise that our mate Pokiha (Tom) Hiini U18648 crossed the bar at 4.15am this morning, Saturday 15 September 2018.  Tom was an ex Chief Petty Officer Yeoman of Signals who joined the Navy in January 1966 and retired from the Navy in April 1987.

The funeral service for Tom will be held at the Waiheke Sports Club in Causeway Road, Ostend on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 commencing at 1100 and from there Tom will be interred in the RSA Section of the Waiheke Island Cemetery which is located at 205 Onetangi Road, Onetangi.

After the burial, its back to the Waiheke Sports Club, for a cup of tea???

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12 Responses to Tom Hiini Crossed the Bar – Update

  1. Jim Dell says:

    Very sad to hear this. Never served with Tom at sea but enjoyed more than a few beers with him over the years. Sincere condolences to his family.

  2. Yes this is a real shock, Many good times out of North Head in all the likely places. Really taken me by surprise. To all the family my best wishes and sad for your loss

  3. Paul Murray says:

    Served with Tom on Inverell and North Head all those years ago, so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. My sincere condolences to Tom’s family.

  4. Neal Catley says:

    An outstanding Chief Petty Officer, Yeoman of Signals. Tom is a gentlemen of refinement, exemplary, and very much respected and loved by his Whanau and many friends. Tom, your mission is complete – so, now it’s time to meet up and enjoy the company of your shipmates. I believe Butch Kingi is preparing the Hangi! Safe travels. E NOHO RA!

  5. Dave Carroll says:

    Really sad news, a great bloke and wonderful colleague who will be sadly missed. RIP Tom and condolences to the family.

  6. BC Walden says:

    Sad to hear. Good man.

  7. Bruce (Dusty) Miller says:

    Very sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a class mate of mine (CS7 ) and one of the nicest guys around. Farewell Tom, you will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing you.

  8. Bill Bartlett says:

    Yes. Quite a shock indeed! Tommy (Pokia) was a quiet gentle friendly guy. An asset to the bunting fraternity sadly gone. We will remember him. No reira e te rangatira haere haere oki atu! ma te atua koe e manaaki e tiake.

  9. Jakesy says:

    A person I was proud to call a friend

  10. Alan (tug) Wilson says:

    RIP Tom, you will be missed, you were fun to serve with, Philomel, Waikato and Inverell some good times were had.
    You served your country well
    Alan (tug) Wilson

  11. Gary and Anne Hine says:

    Both of us enjoyed your friendship, your teasing humour and ever lasting laughter and smiles. We both will always treasure your memory.
    Gary and Anne Hine

  12. Dan Warrington says:

    Tom, you will remain in my memory until I join up with you again. I will never forget when yor tea arrived on the table in front of you. Fair sailing

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