Jack Passings – April 2018

CAINE, Noel Lyon: (of Island Bay, Wellington) unexpectedly in his 92nd year. Passed away on Friday 27 April 2018 at Wellington Regional Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Irene. Much loved father of Joanne and Beth, brother of Mona (dec), father-in-law of Ian and Geoff. Beloved Grandad of Gryffon and Edie. Proud Manx descendant, Navy Veteran, ex-Raoul Islander and Civil Aviation technician. The world is a poorer place without him – a devoted family man always ready to help a friend in need. We miss him – especially his wry sense of humour. In accordance with Noel’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Wellington Free Ambulance in his memory would be appreciated.

SHAW,Denis Michael (Artie): R17173. Lost his final battle at the age of 74 years, on April 29, 2018, with his loving family by his side at South Canterbury Hospice. Dearly loved husband of Irene, much loved father of Darren, Tania, Maria, and Tony. Loved Granddad of Ben, Simon, Sarah, Ruby, Hailey, Luke, Aimee, Kody, James, and William. Loved brother of Colin, Alan, Audrey and the late Kathleen. A special loving friend to Irene’s Family the late Paul, Wayne, Cherie, Lee and her nine grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations to the South Canterbury Hospice would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Denis’ life will be held in the Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Saturday, May 5, at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation. Messages to 20a Dampier Street, Timaru, 7910. Aoraki Funeral Services Timaru F.D.A.N.Z.

MILLS, Kevin Mann. RNZN 9131 Life Member and Past President of Mt Wellington Panmure RSA. In his 91st year, after a long struggle bravely fought Kevin passed peacefully away on 23rd April 2018. Dearly loved husband, friend and best mate of Glennis. Much loved father of Ewen, Brian, Judith, Brenda and the late Colin. Loved and respected friend of David, Jacqui, and Raymond Lewis. Where ever a beautiful soul has been. There is a trail of beautiful memories. Rest in Peace Kevin. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Mercy Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mercy Hospice, PO Box 9911, Newmarket, Auckland, would be appreciated. The Funeral Service will be held in the Mt Wellington Panmure RSA, 163, Queens Road, Panmure on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 10am.

MARLOW, Gerald William. RN / RNZN (ret.) T15749. Born June 8, 1933. Passed away on April 17, 2018, at his home in Kuluin, Queensland. Much loved father of Kirsten and Sian, beloved Papa of Toby, Paddy, Rafe and James. The Chief, at final count, adventured to 121 countries, through 158 airports and on 138 airlines. He is free to take to the gangplanks and air bridges again…

VINGOE Sydney Alfred (Syd) Born August 18, 1920. Passed away on April 24 2018. Beloved husband to Judy, much loved father to Leonie, Chris, Lisa and Angela, Grandfather to Danica, Monty, Nikita, Ethan, Adam, Miro, Maggie and Harriet. Great Grandfather to Locarno and Abel.  A Sailor, Fisherman and Astrologer.  Rest easy longliner, Sail free amongst the stars.

GASKIN, Robert (Bob). NZ13161 Able Seaman RNZN On April 17, 2018, at Greenwich Gardens Care Home. Darling husband of the late Joan, treasured father and father-in-law of Alan and Kerry, Lynette and Grant, and precious Poppa of Hannah and Jason, Rebecca and Stewart. Much loved brother-in-law of Annie and Chris, and devoted uncle of Tim and Hali, and great-uncle to Zoe. Enjoy your well-earned rest, you Dear Soul. Bob’s Funeral Service will be held at The North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Wednesday, May 2 at 12:30 pm followed by private cremation.

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