Jack Passings – September 2018

TWYMAN, Brian Sydney Sadly, we must announce that Lieutenant Brian Twyman RNZN (retired) passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Friday 28th September 2018. Brian had been in hospital for some months but was discharged on Wednesday to travel to his new home closer to family in Auckland. Husband to Susan, father to Philip, Chris and Sam, Melanie, grandfather to Rachel, Bradley and Jonathan. We are all very sad that he didn’t have longer to enjoy this new part of his adventure, but we are grateful that he has found rest after a long battle with illness. A funeral service will be held on Thursday 4th October at 11.30am at St Andrews Presbyterian Church (in the old chapel). 11 Vincent Street (on the corner of Vincent Street and Ridge Road), Howick, Auckland. A reception to follow, then a private interment.

ANDERSON, Edwin Alexander (Ed). Reg No 10103. Chief Petty Officer. RNZN. 1939 – 1945. Passed away peacefully in Jane Winstone, on 29 September 2018, aged 93 years. Most beloved husband of Pat for 66 years. Cherished Dad of Larry and Ann (Brisbane), the late Stephen and Cherie, John and Odette (Whakatane), Mark and Sharon (Brisbane), the late Jane and David Corney. Adored and loved Grandy of his 14 grand children and 6 great grandchildren. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held in the Cleveland Chapel, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui on Thursday 4 October 2018, at 1:30pm. Followed by private cremation.

BROWN, William Thomas (Bill). 3124 1st Class Stoker RNZN Passed away peacefully at home with Merle at his side, on Saturday 29th September 2018, aged 98 years. Cherished husband of Merle for nearly 75 years. Loved mother of the late Carol. Adored Grandad of Darrin, Geoffrey, Suzanne and their partners and 8 great grandchildren. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo on Tuesday 2nd October at 1pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to Bill’s Family c/- 26 Lakeridge Close, Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ

BINES, Alan Frederick QSM Service No 11202 Steward RNZN/Lance Bombardier NZ Army, Passed away peacefully on Sunday 16 September 2018. Dearly loved husband of Joyce and much loved by his family. The family would like to thank the staff at Cantabria for their special care of Alan. Donations to the Rotorua Community Hospice Trust would be appreciated and may be left at the service. As per his wishes Alan has been privately cremated and a memorial celebration and acknowledgement will be held at The Rotorua Bowling Club, Government Gardens, Hinemoa Street, on Wednesday 19 September at 11 am.

HIINI Pokihi (Tom) He Panui tenei mai i a Haven Falls Auckland
E nga mana, e nga reo, o tena hapu, o tena iwi, tenei te mihi kia koutou katoa.
Bereavement Panui on behalf of Jayne Wardell, regarding the loss of her beloved Partner, Te Pokiha Hiini (Tom), who sadly passed away on Saturday the 15th in Auckland. Matua Tom is currently laying in state at the whanau whare on Waiheke Island. The whanau have advised that the funeral service will take place on Wednesday the 19th at the Waiheke Sport Club followed by a graveside burial at the Onetangi Lawn Cemetery.
Feel free to contact us for more information. Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou.
Moe mai ra e te Matua hoki ki nga maatua tupuna kua wehe, haere, haere, hoki atu.

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.