Jack Passings – September 2018

HIINI Pokihi (Tom) detail will be published when known

POOLMAN, Richard Alexander (Dick). RNZN 13122, Bellona, Kaniere (Korea), Hawea (Antarctic) On September 11th 2018, Dick passed away at home, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Hallam), dearly loved father and father-in-law of Brenda and Roy Norgrove, Gary and Natasha (Perth), Trish Poolman, and the late Rick and Keith. Dearly loved Poppa Dick of Richard, Alannah, Logan, Bryce, Cleveland and Lily, and great- grand Poppa Dick of Baylee. Underneath are the Everlasting Arms. A service for Dick will be held at the New Lynn RSA, Veronica St, New Lynn on Thursday 20 September at 10.00am, and thereafter to private cremation.

LESTER Thomas Evan (Tom):Unexpectedly on Friday, September 7, 2018. Aged 72. Dearly loved husband of Frances. Loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Sarah, Kerry and Ian (Harry), Angela and Geoff, Erin, Joshua and Katherine. Adored granddad Tom of Anita and Jeff, Zoe and Ben, Brogan, Zackary and Tahlia, Zakiaya, Blake, Maddox, Kip, Frankie and Mac. Great-granddad to Archie, Ruby and George. A memorial service will be held at the Orari Hall (MacDonald Street, Orari) on Friday, September 14 at 11.00am. Messages c/- 20 Taylor Street, Geraldine 7930.  CK,18294, Crossed the Bar, Friday 7 September, Navy Veteran, served Tamaki, Philomel, Royalist and Inverell.
GSM with Malay Peninsula/Singapore Bar, NZ Operational Medal, NZ Defence Force Medal with Regular Force Clasp (tbaf)

MONTAGUE, Albert Frederick (Monty). Royal Navy 1943-1946: NZ Navy 1948-1951 Service No CLX31498. Peacefully on 5 September 2018 at Lady Elizabeth Resthome. Dearly loved husband of the late Alice, father and Poppa to Colin and Jan Flynn and Catherine: Maureen and Bill Johnson, Paul and Carolyn, Darren and Marina, and Vaughan: Great Poppa to Victoria, Danielle, and Stefanie: Isabella, Joshua and Christopher. “RIP Monty you’re now with your princess”. A service for Monty will be held in the Papakura RSA, 40 Elliot Street, Papakura on Friday 14 September at 10am

LARSEN, Noel Gordon. RNZN, NZ14712. Died peacefully on September 8, 2018 aged 81. Loved husband of Dianne (deceased). Father and father-in- law to Annette and Wayne, Sue and Mike, Gavin and Kathy. Poppa to his six grandchildren. In accordance with Noel’s wishes, a private family service has been held.

ARNOTT, Frank David. On 4th September 2018. Loved husband of Bev, and father of David, Kevin, and Philip. A private service has been held, at Frank’s request.

SMITH Alexander George (Alec) On September 7, 2018, Alec passed away peacefully at Resthaven, aged 88 years. Beloved husband and soulmate of the late Cora. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Sarah and Phil, Haidee and Brad, Stewart and Lynda. Much loved and respected granddad of Leah and Pippa, Sam and Raine, Andie and Carrie, and much loved by his younger brother Noel. Special thanks to the staff and residents of Resthaven for their care, dedication, friendship and love over the last 7 years, they were simply marvellous. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Alec Smith, c/- PO Box 5111, Papanui, Christchurch 8542. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Service to remember Alec and celebrate his life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Thursday, September 13, at 2.00pm.

SUMMERS, Norman Peter (Norm). (Royal Navy MX801257 and RNZN No. 12177) On September 9th, peacefully at Auckland City Hospital, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Shirley, loved brother-in-law of Stafford and Fran Monteith and much loved uncle of Kevin, Claire and Jarred; and Michael, Toni, Larissa, and Scott. A service to celebrate Norm’s life will be held in the Manning Funeral Cottage Chapel, 31 George Street, Newmarket, Auckland on Thursday, August 13th 2018 at 1 p.m. followed by private cremation.