Jack Passings – April 2018

WILKINSON, Jack Ernest. RNZN8991, Able Seaman Passed away on 19th April 2018, at Jane Mander Retirement Village, Kamo. Aged 92. Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Valma for 66 years. Father and Father-in-law of John and Michele, Rob and Cali, Peter and Anne. Special Poppa of Scott and Amy, Louise and Daniel, Brendan, Aimee, Matthew and Renee, Charles, Henry and Eliza. Great Poppa of Hunter, James and Olivia. Will be sadly missed but never forgotten. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Chapel of Morris and Morris Funerals (entrance 17 Western Hills Drive) Whau Valley, Whangarei at 1.30pm on Thursday 26th April 2018. All communications to the Wilkinson Family, c/- P.O. Box 8043, Kensington, Whangarei.

RICHARDSON, Robin Henry: Service No 11601, RNZN, Leading Signalman, Korean War. Of Levin. Passed away peacefully on Sunday 8th April 2018, at Levin Home For War Veterans, in his 89th year. Dearly loved husband of Barbara for 66 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Dianne & Turi Jones (Hastings), Janis and Jim Searle, John and Pauline (Carlisle), Graeme and Sandra, Andrew and Bella, Iain (deceased) and Desiree. Beloved Grandfather and Great-Grandfather to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
R.I.P. Dad, love you The family would like to thank the staff of Reevedon Home and Levin Home For War Veterans for their dedicated care. A service for Robin will be held at The Funeral Home, 545 Queen Street, Levin, on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation at the Avenue Crematorium, Levin.

McNEILL, Allan Crawford: RNZN No 6730 Gambia British Pacific Fleet. At his home in Auckland on April 14, 2018, aged 97 years. Formerly of Invercargill, Christchurch and Auckland. Beloved husband of Jill for 63 years, and loved father of Neil (Queensland), and Andrew (Golden Bay); father and father-in-law of Julie and Ross Pearce and Malcolm and Lucy (Auckland). Dearly loved Grandad of Jesse, Beth, Lachlan, Alasdair and Samuel. Funeral service to be held at Morrison Funeral Directors’ Garden Chapel, Auckland, on Thursday, April 19, 2.00pm. All communications to the McNeill family at Morrisons Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610. Wm Morrison Funeral Directors Ltd 09 8360029

HAYHOE, Edmund John. (Lt Cdr, RN/RNZN, Retired) Peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 22nd, 2018. Much loved dad of Phil, Nick and Penelope and grandfather of Tom, Kate, Nikki, and Anita and step-grandad to Ryan and Amber. “Home is the sailor home from the sea and the hunter home from the hill”. A service for Ed will be held at Hillsdene Chapel, 143 Thirteenth Ave, Tauranga on Saturday 28th April at 1pm. Messages to the Hayhoe family C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3140.

DONOVAN, A Trevor. RNZN H14014 On 16 April 2018. A graveside service for Trevor will be held at the RSA section of North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road Albany on Friday 20 April at 2pm.

McNEILL, Allan Crawford: RNZN No 6730 Gambia British Pacific Fleet. At his home in Auckland on April 14, 2018, aged 97 years. Formerly of Invercargill, Christchurch and Auckland. Beloved husband of Jill for 63 years, and loved father of Neil (Queensland), and Andrew (Golden Bay); father and father-in-law of Julie and Ross Pearce and Malcolm and Lucy (Auckland). Dearly loved Grandad of Jesse, Beth, Lachlan, Alasdair and Samuel. Funeral service to be held at Morrison Funeral Directors’ Garden Chapel, Auckland, on Thursday, April 19, 2.00pm. All communications to the McNeill family at Morrisons Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610.

ROWE, John Henry (Mick). S/No 13262 WOREM (Retired), NZ Corrections (Retired) Passed away on 8 April 2018 aged 85, John passed away in the arms of his children, surrounded by whanau at Dargaville Hospital. Much loved father and father-in-law of Scotford, Jacqueline (deceased) and Stan, Nicholas and Elaine, Peter and Chrissy, Rebecca and Logan (deceased), Victoria and Albert. Cherished grandfather of Conroy, Tyana, Leon, Jamie Lee, Brielle, Georgia, Keneti, Brodie, Cole, Kahurangi, Manawa, Pania, Edyn and Waiaria. Precious great grandfather of Maddison, Sonny, Cooper, Coby and Evie. Much loved Uncle, Brother, Cousin and a friend to many. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 10:30am at Haven Falls Funeral Home at 139 Bank Street, Whangarei, followed by a private cremation with family. Haven Falls Funeral Home Whangarei 0800 428 364