Jack Passings – March 2015

HANKIN,John Curtis (Jack) MX714945 Royal Navy, 12176 R.N.Z.N: Of Palmerston North on Monday 30th March 2015 (peacefully) at Arohanui Hospice. In his 93rd year. Dearly loved husband of the late Anne. Much loved Dad of Leonie (deceased); Doug and Rae; Susan and Maurice Reid; Emma and Scott Milne. Fun loving Grandad of Sean, Karen, Nicholas, Crystal, Haley, Nathan, and Jack. Cuddly Grandad Jack of Hikurangi, Ythan, Jade, Sophie, and Kaylee. “Will be sadly missed by us all” In lieu of a floral tribute a donation made to Arohanui Hospice, P.O.Box 5349, Palmerston North 4441 would be appreciated or may be left in the Chapel foyer. Messages to the Hankin family c/- P.O.Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441 or may be left at http://www.robertjcotton.co.nz. A Service to Celebrate Jack’s life will be held in the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North tomorrow Thursday 2nd April, 2015 at 1pm.

NORTHOVER, Neville John (sub-Lieutenant, RNZN)- On Saturday 28th March 2015, suddenly but peacefully, in his ninety-third year. Neville, dearly loved husband of Isobel for fifty-five years. Loved brother of Godfrey (deceased), Helen Morrison (deceased) and Kay Williams; loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. Isobel extends heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Hilda Ross Rest home and Hospital. A service for Neville will be held on Wednesday, 1st April, at 1.30 p.m., at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Rd, Newstead. All communications c/- 138 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216

GILCHRIST, James William (Jim) (serviceman no.1702, ex- Leander, Petty Officer, R N Z N) Passed away on Friday 20 March 2015 at home with family present. Gone to rest with Bill and Mavis. Survived by wife Frances (Fran) of 68 years and children Jim, Bob, Sue, Don and Heather and their partners and grandchildren and great grandchildren. “He was my Man.” The funeral service will be held in the Green Bay Life Church, 14 Vardon Road, Green Bay on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 2.00 p.m.

PETTIGREW, Sir Russell Hilton RNZN 3886, WWII. On Friday March 20th 2015, of Ahuriri, Napier. Dearly beloved and cherished husband of Glennis, father and father-in-law of Lorraine, Kevin and Susan. Loved and respected by six grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren. “Forever in our hearts” Appreciation is extended to the outstanding clinicians and ward staff of Hawkes Bay Hospital who gave such wonderful and caring service to Sir Russell, also Cranford Hospice and the support of Princess Alexandra Retirement Village. Donations to Cranford Hospice or St John Ambulance may be left at the service and would be appreciated. The celebration of Sir Russell’s distinguished life will be held at St Columbas Presbyterian Church, 176 Gloucester Street, Taradale on Thursday March 26, at 11.30am, followed by a private cremation. Messages conveyed to PO Box 12106, Napier, Hawkes Bay 4144. Beth Shan Funerals, Napier. Phone 06 835 9925

SORRENSON, Noel Francis. On March 19th 2015 suddenly at Tauranga Hospital (aged 78 years) loved husband of the late Patricia, Loved father and father-in-law of Carl, Tania and Michael, Haley and Tony, and Lisa and Mike. Loved Pop of Nicholas, Jarod, Shiloh, Indira, Aaron, Emily, Jedidiah and Casey and great grandfather to Skyla and Ryder. Loved brother of Ray, Keith and Liane, Janice, Karen and Chris. Noel’s funeral service will be held at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Dee Street, Mt Maunganui on Monday 23 March at 1.30pm to be followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Waipuna Hospice and may be left in the chapel foyer. All communications to Mike and Tania, 486 Matarawa Road, Tokoroa. 3491. RNZN 14261, EX PUKAKI, OPERATION GRAPPLE,

NEWTON John Russell Ex New Zealand Naval Veteran. Late of Clontarf. Passed away peacefully on 12th March 2015, aged 78 years. Much loved Husband of Margaret, and Father of Mary, Jackie and Terry. Loving brother of Bill and devoted Grandfather of eight Grandchildren. “Sadly missed by all his family and his many friends”. Family and friends are invited to Funeral mass and celebration of John’s life to be held at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Woody Point, Tuesday 17th March 2015, at 11 am, followed by burial at Redcliffe Cemetery.

MARTIN, Margaret (nee Cleveland). On Saturday afternoon, surrounded by her loving family on 7 March 2015 at North Shore Hospice. Dearly loved wife of Dennis. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Warren and caring friend, Virginia, Christopher and Melanie. Cherished nana of Matthew, Lucas, Jacob and Savannah. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Neville Cleveland and Rawinia Matthews and the late Graeme and their families. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel, 235 Schnapper Rock Road Albany on Wednesday 11 March at 11:30 am. Special thanks to the North Shore Hospice and Dove House for their love and care. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice PO Box 331129 Takapuna or may be left in the chapel.

SEYMOUR, Sheryl Eileen (nee Gilbert). Service Number W28862 WREN NZ Navy. On March 11, 2015, peacefully at Waipuna Hospice after a courageous battle, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Pat. Much loved mum and hero of Loren, Kate, and Ella. Precious daughter of Elaine and the late Martin. Adored sister of Rex and Angela, and Brian and Jo. To you, you were just one person in the world, but to us you were our whole world. A service to celebrate Sheryl’s life will be held at WestpacTrust Waihi Beach Community Centre, Beach Road, Waihi Beach on Monday March 16 at 11am, to be followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Bossom Buddies would be appreciated or maybe left at the service. Communications to the Seymour Family C/- PO Box 108, Waihi 3641. Waihi Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

DINWIDDIE, David John. RNZN 19515 Stwd 23/11/52 to 2/03/2015 Passed away suddenly in Motueka. Sadly missed by much loved partner Jim (Dylan) Shepherd and family; mother Ann Prendergast, brother Michael Dinwiddie, sisters Julie King and Deborah Grover, stepdad Brian, mother-in-law Berny Tuita, brothers-in-law Mike and Brian, sister and brother-in- law Karen and Pale and kids (Sydney), Mariera and Robert (W.A.), Terri and Michael, nephews Scott, Aaron and Christiaan and nieces Bryony, Roanna and Caitlin. Messages to Jim 03 929 8627 Golden Bay/Motueka Funeral Services NZIFH http://www.gbmfs.co.nz

BURGESS, Axel Adair (Moose) NZ597420. At home, on Tuesday 28th October 2014. Treasured husband of 50 years to Gail, loved Dad of Angela, Nicolla and Stephen, father in law of Wayne and Trudy, and loving Grumps to Andrew, Michael, Thomas, Alayna, Blake and Eboni. Forever in our Hearts. A service will be held at 10:00 am, on Thursday 6th November at the Birkenhead RSA, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead. Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz – Moose had an Army O/N and joined the Navy with Bill Luttrell, along with Jake Huka, Pilz Edwards, the Rapley twins, John Lowen, Dennis Moffat, etc in 1959.

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