Jack Passings – March 2016

ANDERSON, Edward Barrie – Sub Lt, R.N.Z.N.V.R, WWII Formerly of Eketahuna On 31st March, 2016 peacefully at Lansdowne Park, Masterton, in his 94th year. Dearly beloved husband of Joyce for over 70 years. Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Sandy and Diane, Jane and John Armstrong, Hamish and Jenny, Bunter and Mary, John and Kathy, David and Magali. Much loved grandad of his 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Barrie’s life will be held at St Cuthbert’s Church, Church Road, Eketahuna on Tuesday 5th April at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. Messages to Joyce may be sent to 100 Titoki Street, Masterton. Masterton FDANZ Rosewoodfuneralhome.co.nz

OLLIVER, Clifton John (Cliff). LTCDR RNZNVR Died peacefully aged 85 on Wednesday 30th March 2016 at Caughey Preston Private Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Annette. Cherished father of Annabelle, William, and Andrew. Father in law of David Claridge and Sonia Piccablotto. Proud grandpa Cliff to James, Ella, and Anita. Fond brother in law of Juju and family to Kate, Patrick, and Tara. A service to celebrate Cliff’s life will be held at 10:30am on Monday 4th April at Somervell Presbyterian Church, corner of Greenlane and Remuera Roads, Remuera. A very special thanks to all the staff at Caughey Preston Private Hospital for their wonderful care of Cliff over the past two years. In lieu of flowers donations to St Johns Ambulance http://www.stjohn.org.nz would be appreciated or can be made at the service. State of Grace East 09 5270366.

JACKMAN, Maurice Harvey. RNZN WWII. Died at the age of 94. A kind and generous father. Sadly missed by family and many friends. Husband to Nola, father to Karen and Paula, grandfather to Peter and Amanda, Stephanie and Karl, Philip and Toni, and Luke. Great-grandfather to Bella, Ben and Zoe, and artist and gardener. A service will be held in his own home, 2pm Tuesday 29 March 2016.

KING, Maxwell William (Bill). (Service No. 7093, Submarine Detector, RNZN, WWII). Peacefully in Thames, on 18th March, 2016; in his 91st year. Devoted and dearly beloved husband of Nola for the past 69 years. Much loved Dad of Marilyn and Terry, Grant (deceased), and Julie. Loved Grandpop of his 5 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Twentymans Grahamstown Chapel, Kirkwood Street, Thames, tomorrow Tuesday 22nd March, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Thames St John Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to PO Box 49, Thames. Messages to: 42/109 Wilson Street, Thames 3500.

CORBETT, William Norman (Bill). (Service No. 10181, Able Seaman, RNZN, WWII). Peacefully at the Booms Rest Home, Thames, on Wednesday 16th March, 2016; in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband of Vilma for 65 years, loved father of Jill and John, John and Teena, Alex and Penny. Adored grandfather of 10 grandchildren, great- grandfather of 27 and great- great-grandfather of 1. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Twentymans Grahamstown Chapel, Kirkwood St, Thames, on Tuesday 22nd March, at 11am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Ngatea St John would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to PO Box 40, Ngatea. Communications to: 89 Jamieson Rd, R D 1, Te Kauwhata 3781.

TAIROA, Ian Ian is lying in state at his sisters house in Whanganui. People are welcome to go before the service to her house – 11 Konini St – Whanganui. The service itself is Private and will start at 11am on Friday 19th March. That will be followed by a service at the Aramoho Cemetery, approx 12.30pm. People can go to the Ceremony at the cemetery.

CAMERON Alastair Mark (Al) R13562, WOPTI (Rtd). Al passed away Sun night at his home in Auckland. Al joined the RNZN as a Radar Plotter (RP) on 31 Dec 50 and served until 24 Dec 73. In 1953 Al changed Branches to the PTI trade until he left in 73 where he went on to teach physical education at Takapuna Grammar. Al re-joined the RNZN on the 26 May 81 until 2 Nov 84. Al served in Bases Tamaki, Watson, Tasman, Irirangi and Wakefield. His sea service saw him posted to HMNZ Ships Bellona, Hawea, Pukaki, Rotoiti, Blackpool and Waikato. A funeral service will be held at St Christopher’s Chapel, DNB on Mon 21 Mar 16 at 1030. Al will be remembered for his enthusiasm and zest for life.

BROWN, William Elliot (Bill): RNZNVR 0/7372. Passed away peacefully on 11 March 2016; aged 96 years, surrounded by loving family. Loved husband of the late Moira and dearly loved father and father-in-law of Paula and Peter Clarke and Murray and Glennys (QLD). Cherished grandfather of Fraser (UK), Merran and Mike Powell, Hamish and Sharon Brown (UK) and Duncan and Cara Brown. Much loved Poppa Billy of Lucy and Emily Powell and Imogen Brown. A service for Bill will be held at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 2:00pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to St John Ambulance Association, Private Bag, 3215, Hamilton 3240 or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Brown family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton, 3242.

GREENWOOD, John Edgar. Lt Cdr RNZN (Ret) Service No. J104290 At age 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 7th 2016 after a long illness. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Karen. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Ruth and Steve, and Andrew. Cherished Grampy of Elizabeth, Matthew and Claire. Special thanks to Hospice Mid-Northland for their care and support. In accordance with John’s wishes a private service has been held. A donation in memory of John to Hospice Mid-Northland, P.O. Box 141, Kerikeri, 0245 would be greatly appreciated.

MORRISON, Wayne Peter (Snow) Regtl No A22425 RNZN on Tuesday 8th March 2016, aged 56 years. Loved son of Ailsa and the late Warren. Treasured dad of Adam. Adored Grandfather of Taikaha. Loved brother and uncle of Marice, and Robbie. A funeral service for Snow will be held in Tauranga Park, 383 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga on Friday 11 March at 2pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Morrison family C/- PO Box 2070, Whakatane.

TOPINE, Anthony Graham (T.C). Passed away peacefully at Redwood Home and Hospital aged 70 years. Beloved soul mate of Beverly. Father and Father in law to Stacey Jane, Jack, Marcus and Jodie. Will be missed by his Grandchildren Jade Arihi Kahuari, Mason Anthony Hikitia, Jackson, Sydney- Paige, Brayden and Kegan. The family would like to thank the staff at Cantabria and Redwood for their support and care of Tony. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Osborne’s Funeral Director’s Chapel, 197 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua on Monday 7th March at 11am. All communications please to Stacey Reedy, C/- P O Box 926, Rotorua.

GRAHAM, Gordon Francis RNZN10033 On 4 March 2016, at Lady Allum Village, surrounded by his family. Husband of the late Peggy, beloved father of Rob and partner David, and Sandra and grandfather to Sebastian. Many thanks to the amazing staff at Lady Allum retirement Village. In lieu of flowers donations to Cue Haven, at http://cuehaven.com/how-you-can-help/ would be appreciated. A service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Thursday 10 March at 3pm, followed by committal.

HUNGER, Peter (Donald Peter): 5980 ABST RNZN Passed away peacefully on 4 March 2016, surrounded by his loved ones, at Vickery Court, Invercargill. Aged 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Noelene. Loved father and father-in-law of Julie and Garry Millar, Peter and Christine Hunger, and Anne Saunders. Loved and cherished grandfather of Katherine, Rebecca, Matthew, Nick, Emily, Michael and James. A dear friend of Richard and Tania. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 1.30pm on Thursday 10 March, then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John’s can be left at the service. Messages to the Hunger family, c/- PO Box 1380, Invercargill 9840.

ROOK, Alan James George. (K.E.V.) Service No. P/KX765295 Stoker Mechanic RNZN. On March 1st 2016 peacefully at Hetherington House Waihi, surrounded by family. Aged 88 years. Beloved husband of Carole and the late Gwladys. Dearly loved dad of David and father in-law of Louisa. Loved step dad of Kathy and Peter, and Lynley and David. Loved granddad of Lucy, Sarah, Jacob, Mitchell and Lily. A service to celebrate Alan’s life will be held at Waihi Beach RSA, Beach Road on Saturday March 5th at 11am followed by private cremation. Communications to the Rook family, C/- PO Box 108, Waihi 3641. Waihi