Jack Passings – August 2016

WAKEMAN, William Joseph. RNZN, WME, Service Number G16037 1957 – 1977 Born 14th June 1940 in Hunterville. Sadly passed away on the 21st August 2016 at North Shore Hospital. Dearly loved Dad of Lyndelle, Briar, Darrinee and Mark. Loving Grandad of Toni, Kaela, Heliena, Khan, Ryan, Halle, Liam and Lauren. Great Grandad to three week old Lyla. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services 39 Riverside Road Orewa, on Friday 26th August 2016 at 1pm. Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. –

ZACHAN, Dennis Allen. Royal NZ Navy, Service No.Q571357 Peacefully on August 20, 2016. Aged 74 years. Loved friend and companion of Margaret McKibbin. Much loved father and father-in-law of Kirsten and Jon, Heath and Ann, and Tineka. Grandad and Pops to Tyla, Leanne, and Tayler. A special friend to Glenn, Scott and Conal, Craig and Debs, and Poppa to Damon, Kayla, Paige, Cooper, and Holly. Brother of Hilton, Colin, Shirley, Sonia, and Noel. Special thanks to the staff at Ozanam House for their care and support. A Service for Dennis will be held at the Sugar Loaf Chapel, cnr Lee Road and Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at 2pm. Followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to Westshore Sea Scouts can be made at the service, and would be appreciated. Messages to the ‘Zachan Family’ C/o PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141.

RANKEN, Virginia Ranui (nee Flint). Navel Service No. 560 (Wren) The Royal New Zealand Navy. Passed away peacefully on Thursday 11 August 2016, aged 90 years, at Palms Aged Care, Pukekohe. Dearly loved and precious wife of Duncan. Loved mum of Brent and Margaret, Madelaine and Laura. Cherished Nana to her seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Forever in our hearts, now at rest. Family farewelled Virginia at a private service.

McBREARTY, Brian Denis (Brian).  Lt. Cdr. RNZN. Born 21 August 1939, died peacefully in Perth on Saturday 13 August 2016 with his beloved wife Tin Aye and treasured niece ZuZu by his side. Much loved and adored dad to Robyn, Christine and father in law to Bruce and James. Grandfather (Pop) to Ben, Hamish, Leo and Ruby. Loved brother to Barry and Dawn. Best friend (BD) to Laurie. Dad we will forever miss your humor and kindness that touched all. Rest in peace at last pain-free. A veteran memorial service will be held date and location TBC.

DUFF, John (Ian). Lt. Cdr. RNZN (Rtd) Formerly Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Born Glasgow 14 November 1934 , Died 11 August 2016. Husband and best friend of Gaynor, father of Linda Jean (deceased 1960), Iona and Graham Blackall, Andrea Duff and Robert Schwamberg. Much loved grandfather (Jock) of Fleur and Reid Blackall. Brother of Robert and Alistair Duff and families. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. A Service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at the Chapel of Faithfull Funeral Services, 35 Redbeach Road, Hibiscus Coast on Tuesday 16 August at 2.30pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to North Shore Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Our grateful thanks to the staff of Ward 5 North Shore Hospital and especially the staff of Hospice North Shore for their loving care. All communications to the Duff Family, PO Box 89030, Torbay, Auckland 0742.

TILYARD Trevor, d’Arcy, H17418 Leading Seaman RNZN, ex Fire Service, – On August 6th at Dunedin Hospital after a short illness aged 70 years. Loved Dad of Michael and Raewyn, Dean and Helen, Rhys and Amanda, Shane and Angelique, Kaahu and Trina. Service will be held at Hope and Sons Andersons Bay Rd at 10am Wednesday August 10th. Messages to Tilyard family DX BOX YX 15-033 or Trevors tribute page http://www.tributes.co.nz

PHILLIPS, Trevor James. RNZN NZ16235. Suddenly on 4 August 2016 aged 75 years. Dearly loved Husband of Lois. Awesome dad of Debbie and Christine. Grandad “Rat Rat” of Joshua. Loving brother and uncle of Suzanne and Lou, Bernice (decd), Ann and Will, Kerrie and Wayne, and all their families. A rock to us all, A service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Tuesday 9 August at 1.00pm Followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the National Heart Foundation, PO Box 17160, Greenlane 1546 would be appreciated.

HANDISIDES, Barry Edmund RNZN 13419. On August 5, 2016, peacefully at Palm Grove Hospital, loved husband of Patricia and the late Margaret Handisides. Loved father and father-in-law of Gail and Dale, Christine and John, David and Debbie, grandad to Natarsha, Charlotte and Alice, Cathrine, Jenny, Michael and Stephine, Mark, Timothy and Rebecca, great-grandad to Ashley, Hemi, Coby, Karlia and Nate, and loved step-dad to Edward, Shirley, Rayleen, Maria, David, Kevin and Kathrine. A special thanks to the staff at Palm Grove Hospital. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Barry Handisides, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch, 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the RSA would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Barry will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Thursday, August 11, at 10.00am, followed by interment at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery.

BATT-BROWN, Henry Alwyn (Bunny). RNZN NZ15842. Born April 25, 1940. Passed away on August 3, 2016 in Auckland, aged 76 years. He is survived by his sons Kelly, Daniel, James and his grandchildren Renee, Michael, Kerri, Ashleigh, Matthew, Timothy, Sarah, Aaron, Angel, Christopher, Joshua. May he rest in peace. A service for Bunny will be held on August 10 2016 at 2:00pm at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Brown family.

MCMASTER, John (Jack, Mick). RN MX102018, RNZN NZ12759, Chief Petty Officer 12 November 1922 to 29 July 2016, in his 94th year. Suddenly but peacefully after a short illness. Treasured and beloved husband of Dawn (deceased). Much loved and loving father and father-in-law of Alan, Chris, Anna and Clinton. Grandad of Ivan, Saul, Amelia and Anthony. Great grandad of Marena and Delilah. Much loved brother of May, Noel (deceased), Harry (deceased), and their families. Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Middlemore Hospital for their tireless care and respect shown to Dad during his recent illness. In accordance with Dad’s wishes a private family service has been held. “Home is the Sailor, Home from the Sea”. All communication to Alan, (09)9627838 or 02108781828.