Jack Passings – April 2015

JEFFERIES, Frank Herbert RNZN, CPO, C5355/ NZV104103, B.E.M. Died peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, aged 95 years, in the presence of family. Much loved husband of Barbara (Barbie). Former husband of the late Joan. Loved father and father-in-law of John and Moreen; Sue; Sandra and Ron; Michael and Kaye; and Judy and Des. Stepfather and stepfather-in-law of Tina and Alex; and Sue and Derek. Grandad of Steven, Brad, Scott, and Julia; Jacqueline, and Natalie; Jorja, Jacob, Jack, and Charlie. Great-grandad of Charlotte, and Henry; and Joey, and Finn. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of Frank’s life will be held in the Papanui RSA at 55 Bellevue Avenue, Papanui, on Sunday, May 3, at 2.00pm.

O’CONNOR, Basil (Snow). RNZN 4141 ex HMNZS Leander, HMNZS Achilles HMS Lotus. Passed away peacefully Friday 24 April 2015, aged 94 years. Loved husband of the late Margaret and father of David (Doc), Peter, father-in-law of Margie and Sue, Grandfather of Mark, Andrew, Alice, Michael. A service will be held at St James Church, Kerikeri Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 1pm followed by refreshments. All communications to Peter, 46 Lydbrook Place, Tauranga.

HOLLERON, James Wooster 10382. Able Seaman Royal NZ Navy WW 2 2.5.1926. Suddenly and peacefully at Hawkes Bay Hospital on April 20, 2015. Dearly loved Husband and best mate of the late Daphne. Much loved Father of Brett and Farideh, Glenys and Bob, and the late Garry and Rhonda. Cherished Grandad of Scott and Catherine, Kim and Ben, Lisa and Fin and Kara. Dearly loved Great Grandad of Tony, Callum, Scarlett and Monty. Last of the gang of 10 – now together again. Our sincere appreciation to Dr Brian Hitchcock and the wonderful staff at The Doctors Hastings for the excellent care provided. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at St Francis Co-operating Parish, Ferry Road, Clive on Friday April 24, 2015 at 1.30pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Cranford Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Holleron Family c/- PO Box 8424, Havelock North, 4157.

JONES, Neil Arthur Able Seaman RNZ Navy. Died peacefully at home on April 18, 2015; loved husband of Marlene, dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Helen and Vaughn, Leeanne and Jeff (Australia), stepdad of Malcolm, Cheryl, Julie, Brenda, David, Sonny, and Anthony, granddad of Olivia, Emily, Marcus, Victoria (all Australia), also step-granddad to Stacey, Sean, Jessie-Lee, Apera, Dakoda, Brayden, Bayley, Courtney, Makea, Jada, Matua, Tyrone, Annitta, and Jamie, and great-grandchildren Kaea, Jahvarn, and Jasmine. A celebration of Neil’s life will be held at Betts Chapel, cnr North and Butler Sts, Timaru on Friday, April 24 at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to: 116 Evans St, Timaru. Betts Funeral Services F.D.A.N.Z.

BAGLEY, Leslie John (Jack) Service No. NZ4258 RNZN Peacefully on April 19, 2015 aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Effie. Much loved father and father in law of Robin and Jessie (deceased), Michael and Noelene, Janet and Mike, Dorothy and Sam, Graham and Vicky. Much loved grandad if his 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and his great great grandaughter. Will be sadly missed by all. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Dee St, Mount Maunganui on Friday 24th April at 1pm. Messages to the Bagley family C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3140.

CLUTTERBUCK Reginald Leo (Reg) NZD9022 RNZN Signalman. Peacefully at Gore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday April 17, 2015, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Teana and much loved father and father in law of Reg and Kathy, loved and looked up to Grandad of Nicholas and Megan (Taiwan) and Sam (Dunedin) dear friend of Diane and Terry Moore. A celebration of Reg’s life will be held in St Andrews Presbyterian Church Ardwick Street, Gore on Wednesday, April 22 at 11.00am then leaving for Gore Cemetery.

ROBB Martin Arthur (Robbie), T23178 RNZN Cook DOB 14/08/1961 died on the 18th April 2015 in Hamilton. His funeral will be held at the White Rose Chapel, 75 Cook St, Hamilton East at 1030 Tuesday 21 April 2015.

DENCH, Opal Louise (nee Taylor) (Crossley). Ex RNZN 1210 Dental Assistant Of Carterton. On 19 April 2015, after a determined battle. In her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Des Crossley, and the late Allan Dench. Much loved mother and ‘Superior Role Model’ of Karen, Jacqueline and Neal Mateara, Colin and Sheila, Des and Tracey. Beloved Nana of Tim, Erin, and Leah; Jasmin, and Nikki. Loved sister of Lenora Nysse, and the late Eddie Taylor. A loved sister-in-law, auntie and friend to many. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 145, Carterton 5743 would be appreciated and may be left in the Chapel foyer. A service of celebration for Opal’s life will be held at the Richmond Chapel, Richmond Rd, Carterton on Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 11.00am followed by private cremation. Messages to the Crossley family C/- PO Box 185 Carterton 5743 or can be left on Opal’s tribute page at http://www.tributes.co.nz

PAPPS Clarence Roland (Bob),  NZD2069 Life Member of the Nelson Branch, RNZNA, passed away Thursday, in Takaka. He was 92 years of age. Bob was a JP and also believed to be the longest serving member of the RSA. For this he was awarded the RSA Gold Star and later the RSA Gold Bar. Additionally Bob was awarded the Queens Service Medal. Bob joined the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy in 1940, serving in various ships through the Mediterranean Sea, Indian and Pacific Oceans. For his time in the Mediterranean, he was awarded the George Cross Commemoration Medal for ‘Services in the Defence of Malta’. Originally drafted to HMS Neptune, he was fortunate in not making the vessel, however he later served in HMNZS Leander, sister to Neptune. The funeral for Bob will be held in Church of Epiphany, 42 Commercial Street, Takaka, at 1100 Tuesday April 21st.

KINGI, Trevor ‘TK’ John PORS L20181 RNZN passed away suddenly on Friday, 10th April 2015 in Elliot, Northern Territory, Australia. The following has been received via facebook

Judith & Krystal will be arriving back in Auck at 6:10pm on Tues evening (21st) with Trev. Roger will be meeting them at the Airport and taking Trev directly back to Karangahape Marae, Matangirau, After speaking with Hori McGarvey, our intentions are to meet at the Dairy Flat BP Petrol/Food MSA just 16km north of Oteha Valley Rd on Wed departing there 9am. The trip to the marae is about 3hrs 30min. Those wishing to join up with us can meet us there. Our kaumatua will be with us. We’re looking at arriving at the Marae at about 1pm. For those who were at the Reunion (Adelaide) consider wearing your No 1′

TUTTY, John Stanley CPOCEA (M18319) RNZN. Passed away 2 April 2015. Cherished partner of Jenny, former husband of Lyn, much loved dad to Raewyn and Susie, granddad to Emma, brother of Joy and good friend to many. Service will be held in Sydney on 15 April 2015. Any communications please send to susie.tutty@gmail.com. A brave battle fought to the end!

JONES, Kurtis Kerei Fredrick. Able Seaman Combat Specialist. M1018037 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his whanau, aged 29 years. Dearly loved only son of Stephen & Turia Jones and adored brother of Turene. Truly loved partner of Melissa. Kurtis will be sadly missed and deeply treasured by all his family and friends. Kurtis will lie at Tunohopu Marae, Ohinemutu from 2.00pm Tuesday, 7th April 2015. A funeral service will be held for Kurtis 11.00am, Wednesday 8th April, St Micheals Catholic Church, Lake Road, Rotorua. “Hard Times Come and Go But Tough Men Live Forever” Wayne Bennett

BERRY, Neil 15566, Writer, RNZN. At Paraparaumu, on March 28, 2015. Loved husband of Lynne. Loved father and father-in-law Craig and his fiance Aron; Liz and her husband Neil Johnstone. Loved grandfather of Tasman, Dawson, Aleshia; Sarah, Emily and Thomas. Messages for ‘The Berry Family’ may be sent c/- PO Box 218, Paraparaumu 5254. A service for Neil will be held in The Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street, Blenheim, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 11.00am. Affordable Funeral Directors (Wellington) Ltd F.D.A.N.Z. Phone 0800 333 309

PAYNTER, Bryan Eric Lester passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on April 1 2015, aged 81 years. Loved son of Keith and Pearl Paynter (deceased), brother and brother in law to Joyce and Robin Bourdot. Uncle to Terry, Grant and Denise. A service for Bryan will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church 260 Richardson Road Owairaka Auckland on Friday 10 April at 11.30am followed by private cremation. No flowers please. All communications c/o Tilton Opie and Pattinson P.O.Box 151126 New Lynn Auckland 6040

2 Responses to Jack Passings – April 2015

  1. gunther says:

    aaahh red the painter. the sharpest mind I have ever know. could cut you dead with a look or a comment. knew more tall tales and true than I could ever remember, and his memory of jokes had me with sore stomach muscles, ill be at his funeral

  2. Bruce Kenyon says:

    A legend for sure — spent many an anxious hour under his care when I was a young OSIG recovering from a broken leg … RIP

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