Jack Passings – April 2016

JOHNSON Brian  Commander George Brian White Johnson RNZN (Rtd), formerly RN, Master Mariner, HMS Conway 40 – 43. Died peacefully in Christchurch, on April 29, 2016, in his 90th year. Much loved husband of June. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Brian Johnson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Brian will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch, on May 13, at 2.00pm. Lamb & Hayward FDANZ Ph 03-359 9018 http://www.lambandhayward.co.nz

MASON, Alan Livesey QSM: Service No: N.Z.6075, SLT, RNZN, WWII. Of Feilding. Peacefully at home on April 28, 2016, aged 94 years. Much loved husband of the late Mary, much loved dad of John and Jan (Taupo), Susan and Keith Bunn (Wanganui), David and Liz (Hastings), and grandad of Bruce, Andrew, and Anna; Nigel Mary-Jean, Angela, Diana and Daniel; James, Eddie, Genenive, and Alex, and all his great grandchildren. A service for Alan will be held at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Camden Street, Feilding on Friday May 6, 2016 at 2pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Arohanui Hospice, P O Box 5349, Palmerston North 4441 would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Mason family, C/o 4 Konini Street, Taupo 3330.

ROBERTS, Alan. RNZN 2265 On April 28, 2016, aged 98. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan. Much loved father and father-in- law of Brian and Rosalie, Brenda and Richard, and Doug and Jane. Admired and much loved Poppa of Julian, Lucy, Andrea, Simon, Amanda, Simone and James. A good man at rest A private cremation has been held. Messages to The Roberts Family can be sent C/o PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140.

LLOYD, Douglas (Bill). RNZN H16705 Passed away peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospital on Wednesday 27 April 2016 in his 74th year. Dearly loved husband of Kay (nee Zander) and the late Wilma. Loved father and father-in-law of Penny Lloyd and John Brummitt, Tracey and Shayne Morgan, Claire and Glenn Waghorn, Kris Nilsen and Angela Rego, Anita Coulter and Dr. John Coulter. Loved Grandad of Katie and John, Emma and Josh, Robin, Glen, Casey, Benjamin, Sam, Jenna, Sebastian, Oska, Dexter, Klara, Xavier, Francesca. Loving Great- Grandad of Maddison, Paige and Aaliyah. Loved son of the late Noel and Ruth. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Robin (deceased) and Helen Lloyd, John and Vicki Sanchez- Lloyd. Foster brother of Dale, Zigrida and Wendy. Douglas was much loved and respected by all his nieces, nephews and extended family within New Zealand and abroad. Fondly remembered by his shipmates in the Royal New Zealand Navy and his colleagues at the University of Canterbury. The family would like to thank the Christchurch Cancer Society and Nurse Maude Hospital and our many friends for all their care and support. Messages can be sent to the family c/- P.O. Box 24033, Eastgate Christchurch 8642. A celebration of Douglas’s life will be held on Sunday 1 May 2016 at 11.00am in the Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo St, Cashmere Christchurch. John Rhind Funeral Directors. FDANZ 03-379 9920 –

WHITE, Thomas James (Tom) N.Z. 4086 RNZN Leading Seaman WW11 Passed away peacefully at Whangarei Hospital 21 April 2016, aged 95. Dearly loved husband for 67 years of Barbara (Babs). Father of Pam, Jim and Bev. Grandfather of Nick, Antony and Michaela. His quick wit and humour will be sadly missed. A small family service for Tom will be held at Morris & Morris Funerals, (entrance 199 Kamo Road, Whangarei) on Friday, 29 April 2016 at 1:00 p.m., followed by private cremation. All communications to “The White Family” C/- PO Box 8043 Kensington, Whangarei 0145

RALPH, Frederick William (Fred). Lt.Cdr. Rtd. M.B.E. RNZN. On Anzac day 2016, peacefully at Wharerangi Rest Home, Taupo aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of Iris. Much loved Dad and father-in-law of Lynda and Bob, and Geoff and Elaine. Much loved Pop of Wayne and Jeannie, Michelle and Paul, Paul and Caroline, John and Jacqui, Michael, Di and Darren, Dan and Marian. Adored Grand Pop of Anelies, Matthew, Mikayla, Amber, Indiya, Davis, Emily, Connor, Isabella and Tessa. A service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street Taupo, Friday 29th April 2016 at 2.00 pm. At Fred’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army Taupo, 2 Kiddle Drive, Taupo would be appreciated, or may be left at the service. All communications to Fred’s Family, C/- P.O.Box 940 Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

LAMBOURNE, John Edward Ballantyne [RNZNVR. A1783] Passed away peacefully on 23 April, 2016 with his loving wife Avis beside him, in his 96th year. Loved husband of the late Frances, father to Alan, Peter, David, and Rosemary Chick, and stepfather to Warwick Hambleton, Janice Morse, Trish Jonathan, Tonette Laing, and Alex Seweryn. A funeral service for John will be held at Tamahere Eventide Home, 621 State Highway 1, Hamilton on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, at 1pm followed by private cremation. All communications please to the Lambourne family, P.O. Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840. Te Awamutu Funeral Services F.D.A.N.Z. –

MAIKA Nawaina Frank S22579, CPORS (Rtd) on Mon 25 Apr 16. Naiwaina joined the RNZN 26 Jan 77 and retired 18 Sep 02 after serving 25 years 236 days. He served ashore in Tamaki, Philomel, Tasman, COMAUCK, Irirangi, MCHQ and undertook a UNSCOM mission to (IRAQ) in 1998. Naiwaina served in HMNZS’s Tui, Waikato, Canterbury, Monowai, Wellington and Manawanui. Ngawaina Frank is lying at Te Pakira Marae, Whakarewarewa Village. His funeral is 28th April 2016, service is at 11am. He will be then be taken to Hinemihi Marae where he will lay for a brief service before he is taken to St Joseph, Ngapuna, which is in walking distance. He will be buried beside his father and the rest of his whanau.

SMITH, Charles Francis (Frank). Returned Serviceman RNZN 9411. Passed away peacefully on 20 April 2016, in his 92nd year. Loved husband of the late Edna. Beloved father of Craig (deceased), Brett, Merrin and Gina and their partners and loved Poppa and Grandad to all of his grandchildren. A service will be held to celebrate Frank’s life at 1.30pm on Tuesday 26 April in Chapel of Faith in the Oaks, Waikumete Cemetery (use Waikumete Road entrance please). State of Grace 0800 764 722

WATSON Walter McGregor (Wattie) 5517 RNZN – Passed away peacefully at Lake Wakatipu Home on April 16 2016; aged 92. Service will be held Glenorchy Hall on Thursday 21 April at 1.30pm. Messages to Watson family c/- Post Office Glenorchy 9350

RURU, Matengaro Te Moe, RNZN 16031. — 10.2.1940 – 2.4.2016. 76 years old. Beloved husband of Rosemary. Loving father of Huriana (dec), Chris, Keri and Alisha, Mo and Kath. Cherished Koro of Tatiana, Alex, Andi, Ezara and Payton. Loving son of the late Mo and Maggie, and Norma. Brother to Bess and David, Pancho and Peggy (dec), Lena and Geordie, Mau and La (dec), Buster (dec) and Jenny, Karen, Marlene and Ruka (dec), Parker and Pito (dec), Hobo, Janet and Eva, Babe and Bass. Brother-inlaw to Lily and Bruce (dec), Raymond and Helen, Michael (dec), Jos and Sid (dec), Jude, Joe (dec), and Wimutu, William and Gina, Mark and Sandra, and Michael. Adored Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He will be lying at Takitimu Marae, Waituhi. Tangi will be at 11am, Saturday 16 April.

McDONALD, Gregory Shane (Fat Mac). V20926 CPO PRI RNZN. Ex Navy Service Man 22 years. Died on Wednesday , April 12, 2016, held and surrounded by his loving family and friends at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved Husband of Karen, devoted father of Te Huki, and Moana. Dearly loved Father- in – law of Monique, Sol, and Detroit. Dearly loved and missed Cuddly Bear Poppa. He was loved and adored by all his Whanau Whanui. Shane will be resting at home. All messages to 0214 94453 A Funeral Service for Shane will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, Entrance off Gardiners Road on Saturday 16 April at 11.30 a.m. Academy Funeral Services. F.D.A.N.Z. Ph 343 0919

CURE, Lionel James. Service No. A18262 RNZN. On 11 April, 2016. Peacefully at Tokoroa Hospital. Loving partner to Lynette Ramsey. Much loved father and father- in-law of Chey and Natalie, Tania and Rex, Donna and Derek and Joanne. Loved grandfather and great grandfather to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lionel will be lying in state at Ngatira Marae, Ngatira Road, Lichfield. A service for Lionel will be held at the above Marae on Wednesday 13 April, 2016 at 11 a.m. followed by a private cremation. All communications to 021-231-8348 or 021-138-5164. South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, P O Box 459, Tokoroa FDANZ

CAMPBELL, Calvin James NZ Navy Ser. No. NZ106245 Died at home on April 8, 2016. Loved husband of Jo (nee Brier) and father of Alana and Roy and father-in-law of Jarrad. ‘Forever in our hearts’ In accordance with Calvin’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. A memorial service will be held at Calvin and Jo’s home in Katikati at 11:30am on Wednesday, April 13th.

MIDWINTER, Gordon Edward David (George). Service No 1787 AB RNZN WW11 Left us on 6 April 2016. Will be sadly missed by Warren and Anne, Wayne (Herm) and Bumble. At George’s request, a private cremation was held.