Jack Passings – April 2014

MAXWELL, Patrick (Moose) RNZ Navy NZ11351. On Tuesday 29th April 2014, peacefully at Golden Pond Private Hospital, aged 85 years. Gone to be with his parents, Clyde and Minnie, as well as his brothers, Richard, Tom, Joseph and Terence. Brother in law of Marjorie and Nancy (deceased). Loving uncle of Stuart (Australia) Lance (Whakatane) and Hamish (Auckland). A graveside service for Moose will be held in the Returned Services Section of Hillcrest Cemetery on Friday 2nd May at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the SPCA, 15 Gateway Drive, Whakatane. Messages to the Maxwell Family, C/- PO Box 2070 Whakatane.

HURRELL, Eric Clyde (Ric).  Able Radio Operator N22299 RNZN. On April 27, 2014 unexpectedly in the ICU, Wellington Hospital; aged 54 years. Very much loved husband of Viv and Dad of Heidi and Graeme Abbott, Ludene and Logan Dee, Rachel and CJ Hurihanganui and CJ Hurrell. He loved his Grandies Max, Megan, Mikayla and Amia. Beloved son of Maisie and the late Clyde. Loved brother of Paul and Stacey. In lieu of flowers donations to the Christian Fellowship for Disabled would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to 14 Moana Grove, Lower Hutt. Special thanks to the staff in the ICU, Wellington Hospital. A celebration of Ric’s life will be held in the Heretaunga Christian Centre, 51 Lane Street, Upper Hutt on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 2:00pm; followed by private cremation. All messages to “the Hurrell family” c/o PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

HEWITT, Francis Ashley. Service No. 10092 Signalman RNZ Navy WWII. Passed away peacefully on April 25, 2014. Devoted husband of the late Joyce and loved Father and Poppa of Bruce and John and grandchildren Francis and Tessa. By request a private family service. So many thanks to staff and all involved at Metlife Care Highlands. Messages to Howick Funeral Home 35 Wellington Street Howick Ph 534 7300 –

O’CONNELL, Daryl John. RNZN Y20768 L/S Peacefully at Auckland Hospital on Thursday, 24th April 2014. Dearly loved Father of James, Amy, Sally, and loved son of Roana Lawless. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Yvonne and Trevor, Colleen and Laurie, David and Chris, Sandra and Bruce, Raymond and Susie, Sonja and Richard, Raewyn, and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cancer Society, PO Box 1724, Auckland, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Daryl will be held at Graham’s Funeral Chapel, West St, Pukekohe on Wednesday, the 30th of April 2014 at 2:00 PM followed by a private cremation.

KINGSTON, Peter Stanley. 333191, RNZNVR, Captain Rtd. On 24 April 2014, passed away peacefully, aged 80. Much loved husband of Daphne. Loved father of Ian, Steve, Jenny, and Clare. Father in law of Maggie, Gail, Craig, and Andy. Grandfather of Martin, Stephanie, Hannah, Breanne, Jean and Riley. Much loved brother of Sue and the late Ray and David. Loved stepfather of Dianne, Lynda, Kenneth and families. Special thanks to all the staff on Ward 67 at Auckland City Hospital for their special care. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at the All Saints Chapel, Purewa Crematorium, 100 St Johns Road, Meadowbank on Tuesday 29 April at 1.30pm.

LARKING Stanley Maurice Passed away on Sunday February 23rd, 2014 at Oakland Lifecare. Much loved husband of Thora, and the late Theresa. Loving father of Maureen, Kaylene, Dianne, and James. Stepdad of Lewis, and Maurice. The service for Stan will be held at Woodhill 167 Grange Road on Wednesday February 26th at 2.00pm followed by a private cremation.

MARSHALL, Mary Margaret. W.R.E.N.S. Passed away at Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital, Hastings on Thursday April 17, 2014 aged 89 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Cooper Marshall. Loved aunt and friend of Natalie Healey (Wellington), Marshall Whittaker (Ruakaka), Susan Harlap (USA), Jane Rushby (UK), and the late John Legg. Loved great aunt of Sean (Wellington), Sarah (Auckland) and Emma (Wellington). Loved Aunty Mary of Lily, Thea, Louis and Isaac, and loved great aunt of her family overseas. A service for Mary will be held in the Beth Shan Chapel, 157 Georges Drive, Napier, on Thursday April 24 at 2:00 pm, followed by private cremation. Beth Shan Funeral Directors, FDANZ, Napier. Phone 06 835 9925

GALVIN, Dennis James. (Serviceman No. 13148 RNZN Korea.) Passed away on Friday 18 April 2014; aged 82. Much loved father and father- in-law of Keri and Desma, Kirsten, the late Dennis and Inez. Treasured granddad of Wayne, Angela, Lisa, Scott, Michael, Nicole and great- granddad of his many great- grandchildren. “Loved and respected.” Special thanks to the staff at Taupaki Gables Rest Home for their loving care of Dennis. A memorial service will be held in the Main Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson on Thursday 24 April 2014 at 10.00am. A further time of sharing memories will be held at a gathering in the Cleveland Funeral Home, 179 Ingestre Street, Wanganui, on Thursday 1 May 2014 at 10.30am.

RITANI Milton Ray passed away suddenly in his 77th year. Milton served in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment W2 Infantry Rifle Company, 1st Australian Task Force, South Vietnam and also previously in the RNZN. A service to celebrate Milton’s life will be held 22 April at 1100, Aoraki Funderal Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru. Communications Messages to Ritani Family, 21 Hawea Street, Timaru 7910.

WOODHOUSE, Rt Hon Sir (Arthur) Owen PC, ONZ, KBE, Kt, DSC, RNZNVR – On April 15, 2014, aged 97. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy) his life-long friend. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of the late Roger, Susan, Peter and Annabelle, John and Elizabeth, Tim and Barbara, and Margaret and Jack. Loved grandfather and grandfather-in-law of Erin and Barry, Peta and David, Geoffrey and Adrianne; Timothy and Fleur; Jonathan and Danae, Elizabeth and Sean; Henry, Eleanor, Frederick, Katherine; Matthieu, Emilie and Felix, Isabelle, Maximilien; and Harry, Briana and Alistair, Hayden and Sarah. Great-grandfather of Keogh, Malenka; Jack, Willow; Katie, Grace, Ben, Jessica; and Avelyn. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 11.00am, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, corner Parnell Road and St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland. In lieu of flowers donations to SPCA, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2153, would be appreciated. Messages to PO Box 2558, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.

Robinson, David Jeffrey. Able seaman 17991 RNZN. Cherished husband of Pauline. Dearly loved father and father in law of Jeffery, Paula and Paul, Tyrone and Siu. Adored koro of Jacob, Levi, Ranea and Tiana. Dave will lie at home over the weekend. On Monday Dave will lie at Whaakirangi Marae. A funeral service for Dave will be held at St Peters Catholic church at 11.00am Tuesday 15th April 2014. Followed by a private cremation. All messages to 12 Hunterbrown st, Wairoa 4108

SINCLAIR, Kelly Ann. On April 6 2014, as a result of an accident. Aged 25 years. Cherished daughter of Sharon Muzyka and Andrew Sinclair. Dearly loved sister of Luke and Sophie. A celebration for Kelly’slifewill be held at Bowentown Boating and Sports Fishing Club, Pio Road, Bowentown, Waihi Beach on Tuesday April 15th at 11am, to be followed by private cremation. Communications to Sharon Muzyka C/- PO Box 108 Waihi 3641. Waihi Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

BARKER, Wynne Cuthbert (Service No. 10226, AB Seaman, RNZN and RN, WWII). – Passed away at Orewa on 13th April, 2014. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dawn. Loved father and father-in-law of Susan, Doug and Maria, Lloyd and Lynne. He was a special grandfather and great-grandfather. A World War II veteran originally from Morrinsville.  A service will be held at Faithfull Funeral Services, 35 Red Beach Road, Red Beach, on Thursday, the 17th of April, 2014, at 11.00am. All communications to “The Barker family”, c/- P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa 0943

GROUBE, Kevin Charles K15994, WOGI, RNZN (Rtd) – On April 7, 2014, dearly beloved husband of Deirdre, beloved father of Ralph, and the late Diana, loved father-in-law of Leanne, a much loved granddad of Piers, and Elena, and a loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. In lieu of flowers donations to Cystic Fibrosis (Canterbury) would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages to the Groube family, c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. The Funeral Service will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Friday, April 11, at 2.30pm.

2 Responses to Jack Passings – April 2014

  1. Bill Bartlett says:

    Sad news. KC was nice guy all round. However we never served at sea together.
    Sincere condolences to the family.Rest in peace Kev

  2. Mike Catlow says:

    I agree Bill ,Kevin signed on the same day as me in 39th boys had met up a few times and some months ago helped me with some info on our intakes photo… RIP

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