Jack Passings – December 2015

LISTER, Anthony Parnham (Tony) Service No. 12662 C.P.O. RNZN (Ret). Passed away peacefully at Onewa Lodge Hospital, on Saturday 26 December 2015; aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Eileen for 63 years, and much loved father of Frances, Catherine, Adrienne, and John. Father-in-law of Steve, Pat, and Lyndel, and grandfather of James, Chanelle, Matthew, Aimee, and Daniel. Great grandfather of Isabelle, Dara, and Hunter, and loved brother of Ian and the late Keith. Special thanks to the staff of Onewa Lodge Home and Hospital for their gracious care of Tony. A service for Tony will be held at Romaleigh Chapel, 31 Ocean View Road, Northcote, on Wednesday 6 January 2016 at 1pm, to be followed by interment at North Shore Memorial Park Cemetery.

PANTING William Francis (Bill) NZ15610 POTEL  WWII Veteran, RN, RNZN, Service No. NZ15610 On 20 December 2015, peacefully aged 89 years. Loved husband of the late Marj and Kay, father and father-in-law of Diane and Gary Kingdon, and Pop to Toni and Steve, Michael and Sarah, Alex, Jessica, Kaylin, and Samuel. A celebration of a colourful life will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park Crematorium, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, on Thursday 24 December, at 1:00 p.m.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz Bill served in Maori, Philomel, Wakefield, Paea, Irirangi, Kaniere, Royalist and Lachlan.

SMYTH, Patrick Thornley (Pat). Passed away Tuesday 15th December 2015. #8257 RNZN. Much loved husband of Olga (Olly) and cherished father of Dan, Paul, Dianne, Stephen, Susan and Teresa. Father in law and best mate of Kevin, the late Frank, Trevor, Anne and Kath. Inspirational Pop to his many grandchildren, great and great great. “You are a Legend forever Patrick” An amazing 91 years Dad. All our love. R.I.P

ROBERTSON, Raymond Gordon. RNZN 16379 17.01.1942-13.12.2015. Aged 73 years. Peacefully at Cranford Hospice surrounded by his family. Most loved, respected and adored Dad of Leanne and Basil French, Craig and Kath and Shell. Absolutely treasured and devoted Gdad of Jk and Dom, Eden and Brett, Kayden (ABI), Keanu, Kayne, Kingsley, Kailah, Joe, Grayson and Hope. Totally cherished Great Gdad of Leilanah, Zavier, Fern (deceased), Lucian and Amelia. Beloved brother, Uncle and friend to many. Dad is resting peacefully at home 3513 State Highway 50 Maraekakaho. A Service for Ray will be held at Maraekakaho Church on Thursday December 17 at 1pm, thereafter to the Hastings Crematorium. Deep are the Memories, Special they stay, no length of time can take them away. Love you Dad, Rest in Peace. To Cranford Hospice, Thank you for your exceptional and unconditional care of Dad. Bless you all.

BRISTOW, Johnson Anthony (JB – Bula) RNZN Stoker NZ15569 of J.B. Taxis, Feilding. On December 14, 2015, at Palmerston North Hospital after a brief illness. Aged 76 years. Loving husband of Kathleen. Loving father of Michele, Lucy, Sean, and Annette. Loving grandfather to Timo, Lon, Poppy, Kathleen, Coco, Jude, Eloise, Lulu, and Manu. Loving father in law to Simon, Darren, and Helen. Haere ki Tai Tokerau, ki t tpuna, ki t mtua, ki t whanaunga. Haere takoto ki t marae a Karetu. Haere, haere, haere atu pp. You will be forever missed by all those left behind. You will leave a hole that only you can fill, our loving Dad, my loving husband Johnson. Rest in peace and God Bless! A service to farewell Johnson will be held at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Monmouth Street, Feilding on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 6pm. Johnson will be travelling to his family Marae, Karetu, Kawakawa, the following morning.

BRYANT, Kenneth Charles (Ken). Service No. 15018 AB RNZN On 14th December, 2015 at Rangiura Home, Putaruru. In his 78th year. Dearly loved husband and mate of Marge. Loved Dad of Kayce and Sandra Lee, Wayne and Averil, and Pauline. Loved “Gumdad” of Ben, Thomas, Paige, Luke, Sammy, and Jesse. “He fought to the end.” Donations to Rangiura Home Amenities Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Ken will be held at The Rangiura Home Hall, Matai Street, Putaruru on Thursday 17th December, 2015 at 1 p.m. followed by private cremation. South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd P O Box 459, Tokoroa FDANZ

PULLIN, John James. Service No. K16500, CPO, RNZN. On Saturday, 12th December 2015, peacefully at his home, after a long illness courageously fought. Aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Chris. Loved father and father in law of Ben and Tracy, Mathew and Jen. Treasured Poppa of Breeana and special mate of Pippy. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel, 235 Schnapper Rock Rd, Albany on Wednesday, the 16th of December 2015 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the West Auckland Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Our grateful thanks to Dr Hollie Shine, and Amy and Amelia from the West Auckland Hospice for their loving care. All communications to “The Pullin Family” P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943.

HILL, Cameron Brett Cochrane LT RNZN On Saturday 5th December 2015, passed away peacefully at home, aged 76 years. Much loved dad of Penelope (Nelli) and Alex. Dearly loved brother of Jan. Much adored Poppy to Caitlin, Liam and Iris. Father-in-law of Geoff and Thibault. Brother-in-law of Lyle. Uncle of Duncan, Andrew, Gavin Milne and Brent and Gavin Condon. A celebration of Cameron’s life will be held at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mount Eden on Thursday 17 December 2015 at 10.30am. Online tributes may be left at http://www.heavenaddress.co.nz. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society of New Zealand, PO Box 1720, Auckland 1140 would be appreciated.

GREATBATCH, Henry LouisRNZN NZ3003. Peacefully on 9 December 2015 at Aria Park, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Ruth. Loved father and father-in-law of Bronwyn and Errol; Rowen and the late Elisabeth. Much loved Grandfather of Joel, Jordan and Irene, Jesse, Liam; Sarah and Mark. Remembered with love. A service for Henry will be held at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Saturday, 12 December 2015 at 1:30pm

DYER, William David (Bill) Service No 441696, Sapper, NZ Army. Service No 10045, Stoker, 1st Field Engineers, RNZN WWII. Passed away peacefully at Palms Hospital on December 8 2015, aged 93 years. Now at peace. Bill will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends. As per his wishes, a private family service will be held to celebrate Bill’s life.

SMITH, Lillian Alice (Anne) WRNZNS 98 WREN Telegraphist. Passed after a short illness at North Shore Hospital on 7 December 2015. Dearly loved wife of the late Ron; loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Glenis; Nana of Pere and De, and Adam; and great grandmother of Troyden, Kian, Innaya and Braxton. Many thanks to the staff at Ward 7, North Shore Hospital, and Shoal Bay Villas Rest Home for their care of Lillian. A service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held at the chapel of North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road Albany, on Thursday 10 December at 1pm.  Anne was a member of the RNZN Communicators Assn and served on the Committee for a number of years as President and member.