Jack Passings – August 2017

ANGUS, George Charles Regt No: 10231, Able Seaman; RNZN, WW2; of Wainuiomata. On August 26, 2017 peacefully at Bob Scott Retirement Village, aged 92. Cherished husband of the late Marie Joan Angus (nee Healy); much loved father and father-in-law of Bruce & Lori, Sharyn & Paul and Lynne & Rowan; loved grandad of Leigh & Jo and Glen & Chanelle, Callum (dec), Hamish, McKenzie, Mitchell and Caleb. ‘Will be sadly missed’. A family funeral service for George has been held. Messages can be posted to the “Angus family”, c/o PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt 5040.

SEERUP, Larry Joseph. Peacefully at North Shore Hospital on 16th August 2017. Adored husband to Alice and loved father to Brendan.Much loved son-in-law to Flossie and brother-in-law to Jo Ann and Richard. Loved brother to Pamela and Paula and families. At peace now.

SAYERS, Alan John MNZM. RNZN # 1/15/2685 WWII After 102 years the most venerable member of our family has finally crossed the finish line. Passing away peacefully at home on Saturday 19 August 2017 in the company of loved ones. Very much loved husband of June, outstanding father of Greg and Christina and cherished grandfather of, and hero to, Amalia and Reuben. Brother of Margaret and Ailsa and the late Horace. Honouring Alan’s wishes, a private blessing and cremation have been held and a celebration of his life will take place on the Arkles Bay waterfront on Friday 15 September at 2pm. Remembered always as a community champion and a family man who has left us a priceless legacy.

PILCHER, Margaret (Meg) Irene (nee Waddell): WREN NZ 425. Born, Gisborne, 24.2.1925, passed away Waikanae, 17.8.2017. Much loved and cherished daughter of Barbara and Archie Waddell (d) (Patutahi, Gisborne) sister of Neil Waddell (d) wife of Ron (d) Mum of Murray Pilcher, Barbara Amohau, and Russell Pilcher. Nana, Grand Nana and Mother in Law of Linda Burroughs, James (Jim) and Elliott Pilcher, Michael Amohau, Rebecca Amohau and Phillip Delaney. Jarrod and Anne Amohau, Denise Pilcher, Caitlin and Hannah Pilcher, Connor, Samuel, Ella and Bree Delaney, Naia and Amalia Amohau. Resting now after 92 proud years. Thank you for your love, the lessons taught, and the service given. You have been an example to us all and we will treasure you in our hearts forever. A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at Kapiti Uniting Parish, 10 Weka Road, Raumati Beach, at 1.30pm on Thursday 24 August. Donations to the Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers please. Messages to “The Pilcher Family” PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254. Kapiti Coast Funeral Home FDANZ-NZIFH 04 298-5168

PENNINGTON, Ross William. N.Z. Service No. 10704 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on 17 August 2017, aged 88 years. Much loved husband of Barbara for 63 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Diane and Bill, Jack and Gwenda, Neil and Margaret. Adoring Grandy of Liam, David and Julia, Ben and Monique, and Strahan. Proud Great-Grandy of Cooper and Henry. A service for Ross will be held in the chapel of Morris and Morris Funerals (entrance 17 Western Hills Drive) Whau Valley, Whangarei at 1.30pm on Tuesday 22nd August 2017. In Lieu of flowers, a donation to St John Ambulance c/- PO Box 8011 Kensington, Whangarei 0145 would be appreciated. All communications to the ?”Pennington Family?” C/- PO Box 8043 Kensington, Whangarei 0145

LEGGOE, Arnold Thomas Richard. RNZN 12913 Passed away August 17, 2017. Loved husband and constant companion of Norma. Father of Susan and father-in-law of Richard Witteman. Grandfather of Greta and Roxanna. Great Grandfather of Eva. Thanks to Dr Cathie Ellis and Dr Ian Hosford for their care and attention. Following Arnolds wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages to the Leggoe family C/O P.O Box 2610, Stortford Lodge, Hastings 4153.

URWIN, Paul Francis 17315 Leading Steward R.N.Z.N. Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017, aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Gina. Loved father and father-in-law of Anthony and Nellie (dec), Tina and Ace S’ee, Deanne, Paul Jr, Andre, Diana, and Stephanie. Loved Koks of Alefosio and Niko Urwin-S’ee, Dezha, Khairal, Nikora, Hannah, Fredia, and Cory. Loved by his brothers and sister. Messages may be shared online at http://www.heavenaddress.com or sent to the Urwin family, C/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held in Kairau Marae, Matarikoriko Road, Brixton , on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11.00am. Thereafter to Nga Mata O Kairau Urupa

BUCKINGHAM, Samuel Graham (Buck/Big Sam):CPOWM, RNZN, V20121. On August 9, 2017, passed away peacefully, aged 63 years, after “nature’s version of Pacman rapidly consumed his pancreas.” Best friend and soulmate of Lynne, much loved father of Nat, Mike, Sam, Harry, and partners. Grandad of four beautiful grandchildren. Special thanks to Nurse Maude for Dad’s care. Messages may be addressed to: The Family of the late Sam Buckingham, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. Donations to Nurse Maude may be made at the service, in memory of Sam. The Service for Sam will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, 15 Wilkinsons Road, Harewood, on Saturday, August 12, at 11.30am.

STEPHENS, Trevor Cyril. Reg No: 17462, ME, RNZN. On August 6, 2017. Peacefully at home surrounded by family, aged 73 years. Dearly loved husband of Bev. Much loved father of Arun, Roshni and Jamie. Grateful thanks to the Wellington Free Ambulance and Te Omanga Hospice for their care and support. Trevor’s funeral service will be held at the Harbour City Funeral Home Chapel, 665 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington on Thursday 10th August 2017 at 11:00am, thereafter private cremation. Harbour City Funeral Home Hutt Valley and Wellington

PETRIE, Rex William: Service No. 6183, Able Seaman, RNZN, WWII. Passed away peacefully at Brightwater Home on Friday 4 August 2017, aged 96 years. Much loved husband of the late Rose. Father and father-in-law of Ross and Lynda (Paraparaumu Beach) and grandad of Aaron. In accordance with Rex’s wishes a private service has been held.

ELRICK, James. Service No: Y18110 Mech3 RNZN On August 6th 2017, suddenly at his home in Papamoa. In his 82nd year. Dearly loved and treasured husband of Gill, and loved Dad of James and Andrew. The funeral Service for James will be held at Legacy Gardens, 53 Te Okuroa Road, Papamoa on Thursday (August 10th) at 12:00noon. To be followed by a private cremation. All communications please to (027) 2483-609

BAILEY, Arthur. (Service No. U14669, WOREA, RNZN). Peacefully, at Matamata Country Lodge, on 2 August 2017; aged 92 years. Loved husband of the late Betty. Loved Dad of Vivienne, grandpa of Sean, Michael and Travis and great grandfather of Lyric, Bailee and Heidi. Very special thanks to all the staff at Matamata County Lodge for all their care of our Dad. Broadway Funeral Home (Matamata) FDANZ.