Jack Passings – August 2019

SUMMERS, Margaret (Peg) (nee Morris): Wren No.70; Women’s Royal New Zealand Naval Service; World War II.
Born 15th January 1924, Wellington. Died 31st August 2019, aged 95 years, peacefully at Shona MacFarlane Retirement Village, Lower Hutt. Dearly loved wife of Andrew for 72 years; Mother of Glen and Clive; Mother-in-law of Ann and Jon; Grandmother of Steven, Jennifer, Daniel, Julie and Paulo, Great-Grandmother of Andrew, Arthur, Zachary, Levi, Quinn and Indie; Daughter of Charles and Margaret Morris; Loved younger sister of Charlie, Percy, Mavis and Stan Morris; beloved aunt to her many nieces and nephews and their families. A service for Margaret (Peg) will be held in the Croft Centennial Chapel, 2 Osborne Place (off Queens Drive), Lower Hutt, on Friday 6th September 2019, at 11.30am.

KWAK, John Warren (Johnny). Ex RNZN Stoker in the mid-80’s On 24th August 2019, unexpectedly at home. Best Dad ever of Nina, Joey, and the late Joel. Loved son of Janice and Gus. Loved brother of Jeannie(RNZN Musician), and Patrick(Jay) (RNZN Stoker). Dearly loved by all his numerous aunties, uncles and cousins. Well-liked and respected by his work- mates and colleagues. Loved by his close friends. For those who wish to say goodbye to Johnny. Feel free to come to Evans Chapel, Ormond Road on Fri- day between 6 9pm. The funeral service will be held at Dive Tatapouri (the Stingray Feeding) at 12 noon on Saturday 31st August followed by private cremation. – Evans Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

FEUTZ, Mervyn Edwin: Royal New Zealand Navy 13919. On Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Christchurch Hospital, with his loving family at his side, aged 85 years. Loved husband of Cynthia, and the late Letitia. Loved father of Wayne (Nelson), Cheryl (Christchurch), and Maxine (Sydney). Loved granddad of Richard, and Simon; and Daniela, and Livio. Loved great-granddad of Hannah, Finn, Rowan, and Scarlet. Loved stepfather of Mark, Bronwyn, Megan, and their families. Special thanks to all the wonderful caring staff on Ward 24 Christchurch Hospital for their love and care of Mervyn. Messages may be addressed to the Feutz family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In lieu of flowers, donations to Darfield St John Ambulance would be appreciated and can be made online at bit.ly/mefeutz2908 A Celebration of Mervyn’s life will be held in the Trinity Church – Darfield, Cnr McLaughlins and Bangor Roads, Darfield, on Tuesday, September 3, at 11.30am.

RAWLINSON, David Walter T18440 RNZN Petty Officer. Passed away peacefully on Monday 26th August 2019. Dearly loved husband of Dawn. Loved father of Christina, Arana, Keith and Marissa. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather. A funeral service will be held at 1.00pm, Friday 30th August, at Paeroa RSA, followed by a private cremation. Forever in our hearts

WOOD, Norman Charles (Charlie). (Service No. NZ 8571, RNZN, WWII). On Saturday, 17th August 2019 peacefully passed away, in his 95th year. A colourful, caring man now at rest with his beloved wife, Wanda. Loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Glenys, Lynn and Rob, Norman and Zina. Warmly remembered as a special grandfather and great grandfather. Also a good friend to many. Charlie’s family would especially like to acknowledge the care and love shown by the staff of Radius Arran Court Henderson. As per Charlie’s request, a private cremation has been held.

PITMAN, Thomas Paratene. Service Number RNZN 17689 SPO. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday surrounded by his loving family. A much-loved eldest son, husband, Dad, ‘Dah’, Uncle, Brother, and friend to many. Rest in peace our darling Tubby. A service will be held at The North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock, Albany on the 22 August at 12.30pm.

STEWART Ian Grant It is with great sadness, that I must inform you, that our classmate Ian Stewart Crossed the Bar at 1750Hrs today. Saturday 17th August 2019. Ian was under treatment in Middlemore Hospital. Our condolences to his wife Nong, and his family. I will inform and other details as they come to hand. A funeral will be held Tuesday 27th August at 11.30am at All Souls Chapel, Purewa, 100-102 St John’s Road, Meadow Bank, Auckland. Reception at Lounge of Remembrance, Purewa.

RHODES, David Hugh. RNZN 18721 On 10th August 2019, at Lansdowne Park Village, Masterton. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Sarah and Richard, Kate and Jared, and Damon (deceased). Special friend of Yvonne. Treasured Grandad of Hannah and Elodie. Brother of Judith, Cushla, and Sherry (deceased). A special thank you to all the staff at Lansdowne Park Village for their wonderful care of Dave. In accordance with Dave’s wishes a private service has been held. Messages to the Rhodes family C/- PO Box 185, Carterton 5743.

MARTIN, Terence Richard (Terry). M.B.E. D15367 R.N.Z.N. Ret WO MEA Engineer Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 1st 2019 after a long courageous battle with Parkinsons. Dearly loved husband soulmate of Sue (nee Miller). Adored and dearly loved father of Richard and Cynthia, dearly loved grandfather of the late Chase, Paige, Benjamin and Emma. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Uelma and Ross Jones and family of Dargaville. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at the chapel of North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, on Wednesday 7th August 2019 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinsons New Zealand would be most appreciated. Many thanks to Bupa Hugh Green – Albany for all the love and care they gave Terry during his 12 months in their care.