Jack Passings – August 2014

MURPHY, Allen Arthur Service no. NZ12507 CPO RNZN (Ret). On 29th August 2014 at North Shore Hospital; aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Freda, and beloved dad of Suzanne, Wendy and Leon, and Warren and Barbara. Proud granddad of Sarah and Warren, Christopher; Renee, Andrea and Mark, Nicole, and Jessica; Tristan, Allan, and the late Richelle and great granddad of Ava. Special thanks to the Nurses of Ward 6, North Shore Hospital for their compassionate care of Allen. A service will be held at the Chapel of North Shore Memorial Park, Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 1pm, to be followed by interment.

PRICE, Stephen John (Jack). (Service No. 10248, Able Seaman, RNZN, WWII). Peacefully at Tararu Rest Home, on 29th August, 2014; aged 87 years. Loved husband of the late Marie, loving Dad of Kevin and Heather, Ian, Grant and Christine, and Joanne. Loved Poppa of Narelle, Katrina, Jack, Liam and Great-Poppa of Jamie, Benjamin and Brelle. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at St James Union Parish Church, Pollen St, Thames, on Wednesday 3rd September, at 11am, followed by private cremation.

PRIESTLEY, Mark Scott. E746216 WO1 RNZN, RNZASC, RNZAC, RNZALR, MNZM On 25 August 2014 at Masterton Hospital after a long illness aged 59 years. Dearly loved husband and soul mate of Shelley. Respected and cherished Dad of Toby, Thomas and his partner Sky. Loved eldest son of the late Charles and Norma Priestley, and respected brother and brother in law to Julie and Stuart, David and Nerida, John, and Adrienne. Dearly loved brother in law to Deidre and Richard Hall and Chris and Cindy Ratahi. Treasured uncle to all his nieces and nephews. All messages to Gary Pickering Funerals, PO Box 2035 Kuripuni Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers donations to Margaret Stewart House 16 Hospital Road, Newtown, Wellington 6021 would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr Tim Matthews, the nursing staff of the MSW ward Masterton, the Kahukura team and Jenny Bradley for giving Mark dignity, and compassion at the end of his life. A military funeral will be held at Linton Military Camp Palmerston North, funeral details to follow. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him. Mark was a battler to the end. A man of strong will, spirit, mana, humility and a tireless giver of his time, resources and knowledge. We will love you and miss you forever. Gary Pickering Funerals NZIFH Masterton

HANSEN, Frederick Edward RNZN 11213 Passed away 27 August 2001. You are not forgotten loved one, Nor will you ever be, As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee. Love Joy and family.

SUTHERLAND Hylda Mabel WREN, WRNZNS, Irirangi 1942 – 1945 WWII – Peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Aged 90. Devoted wife of the late Ian and loving mother and mother in law of Kay and John Ross, Hugh and Penny, and Neil and Marg. Beloved Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. A service for Hylda will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen St, Masterton on Friday 22 August at 1.30pm followed by private cremation. SUTHERLAND, Hylda Mabel; nee Callender. Reg No. 71 WREN, WRNZNS (Irirangi 1942-1945) WWII. 20th January 1924 – 14th August 2014

Peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2014, aged 90 years. Devoted wife of the late Ian Gilbert Sutherland DFC, NZ 421251, RNZAF, and loving mother and mother-in-law of Kay and John Ross, Hugh and Penny, and Neil and Marg. Beloved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. A Service for Hylda was held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton on Friday 22nd August at 1.30pm. Ian was my only Uncle on my Dad’s side (Ross) – just one brother, no sisters and were only 20 miles from our farm in Sth Wairarapa so we got to see them as Uncle and Aunt quite frequently. They moved to Wairoa to dairy for 15 years or so and retired back in Masterton in about 1981 on First St. Living there and creating some front flats for income over the next 20 yrs or so. My next brother Andy, was very close to Ian in his fishing expeditions for whitebait at Lake Ferry nad more adventurous fishing out at Ngawhi and of the rocks at Shag Point. Andy had quite some stories to tell at Ian’s funeral on behalf of the family as Ian and Hylda’s two sons (Hugh and Neil) and daughter (eldest – Kay) moved a distance away around NZ from them, while Andy was always close and they had some good laughs together including of the earlier days of post war love affairs and motorbikes!!  And recounted a story of Hylda working at Irirangi and using the aerials – usually two at 90deg to pick up a coded message from a Japanese sub in NZ waters and was able to indicate the direction the signal came from. Quite an important bit of “spying” and detection for our home safety!  There was a good showing of RSA and WRNZ at Hylda’s funeral – a great occasion.

SHIRNACK, L E O (Laurie), Reg 7171 RNZN 1939 – 1945. – On August 12, 2014 died peacefully in the company of family at Ranfurly Manor, Feilding, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Maureen, (nee Huddleston), beloved father of Lesley (deceased), Christine and Kevin Fillingham (USA), Ross and Moya (Blenheim), Peter and Stephanie (Feilding), loved Grandad of five Grandchildren and great grandad of seven great grandchildren. Loved son of the late Otto and Evelyn of Otaki, and son-in-law of the late Lul and May Huddleston, and much loved brother-in-law of Lorna Stewart (Rotorua). A Private service has been held.

RASSIE, Shible Elias Leslie (Syd) RNZN No. 11371 – Passed away with family by his side, at Elmswood Retirement Village, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, aged 87 years. Much loved husband of the late Pat. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Denise and David, Leslie and Christine, Dolores and Herwig, Brendan (deceased), and Wayne. Loved granddad of Andrew (deceased), Elizabeth, Mary, Samuel;
Rachael, Rebecca; Christopher, Richard, Warren, Patrick, Alexander; Jack, Harry; John and Liam. Great granddad of Juliet, Alexandra, Devin; Joshua, Samuel, William and Ryan. Many thanks to all the staff at Elmswood for all their loving care of Syd. Messages to the Rassie family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013 or http://www.heavenaddress.co.nz In lieu of flowers donations to the R.S.A. would be appreciated and may be made at the funeral. A Funeral Mass for Syd will be celebrated at St Teresa’s Church, 8 Puriri Street, Riccarton, on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 10.00am, followed by interment at Belfast Cemetery.

GAGE, Alexander Richmond (ex RNZN). – After a long illness, he leaves us to join his 180 shipmates from HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Canterbury veterans of Mururoa Atoll. May they all rest in peace. Lest we forget.

KARIPA, John Buddy, NZ 13966 (15.04.1933 – 10.08.2014) At Napier. He was at 102 Hunter drive, AWATOTO, NAPIER. Funderal service was held today Wednesday 13th August 2014 at 11am.

MILLAR, John Elderson. Retired District Court Judge; Lt Cmdr NZ Naval Reserve NZ5821 (Retd). Died peacefully on Monday 11 August 2014. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of Cath; loved father and father in law of Dave and Yvonne, Helen, Angie and Alec, and Ruth and Nigel. Loved granddad of Michael, Megan, Symonn, Stefan, Lisa, Natasha, Benjamin, Timothy, Hannah and Alice; and great granddad of Arlyn, Cormac, Sabha, Riley, Lauren and Arabella. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter, 51 Victoria Street, Hamilton, on Saturday 16 August at 1pm. Cath and John would like guests to wear colourful clothes. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Plunket. Donations can be given at the service. Communications can be posted to the Millar Family, 138 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216

PATERSON, James Douglas (Doug). (RNZN Regtl No. 0/7315 HMNZS Monowai.) On August 8, 2014 peacefully at Ranfurly War Veterans Home, in his 96th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Marcia and the late June. Loved father and father- in-law of Sandra (Sam) and Darryl, loved Pop of Damon and Kylie, Kyle and Karina, great-pop of Zach, Ella and Taylor. Loved brother of Robert (Bob) and Rae and the late Wyn and Stan. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mount Eden on Wednesday 13 August at 10.30am, the Funeral then leaving for the Mangere Lawn Cemetery. All communications to the Paterson Family, c/- PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.

COLLIER Clarence John Edwards – It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of ex sailor Clarence John Edward Collier, P22277, LSEA SN1 known as ‘Collie-Dog’, last Thurs in his home in Te Karaka, Gisborne. Collie-Dog served from 15 Sept 1976 to 14 Sep 1996 and served onboard HMNZS’s Tamaki, Tasman, Philomel, Waikato, Taranaki, Otago, Wellington, Canterbury, Pukaki, Southland, Hawea, Monowai, Kiwi & Charles Upham. Collie-Dog was one of the driving forces in establishing Navy Rugby League and the Navy Dolphins’ RL Club. A service at Evans Chapel, Gisborne will be held at 1100 on Wed 13 Aug 14 on completion of which he will be taken to Takipu Marae, Main Road, Te Karaka where he will lie in state until 1100 Fri 15 Aug 14. His will be buried at Te Amo Urupa(cemetery), Te Karaka

FISHER, William Greaves (Bill). RNZN 9470. Passed away peacefully on Friday 1 August 2014 at Paeroa. Dearly loved husband of the late Nola. Cherished Dad of Dawn and Dave, Lesley and Brian, Garry and Audrey and of Michael. An adored grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in the Paeroa Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms 5 Tower Street, Paeroa on Tuesday 5 August 2014 at 11am followed by private cremation. Special thanks to the staff of Ohinemuri Home for their wonderful care of Bill.

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