Jack Passings – December 2017

WILSON, Jack Charles (Duffy) NZD 2873 Commander (retired) On 29 December 2017, aged 96. Beloved husband of Jean, and much loved father of Geoff, Cherry, Alastair and the late Fraser; father-in-law of Judy, Garry and Janet; grandfather of Nick, James, Sarah and Michael, and great-grandfather of Jack, Mia, Alessandra and Isabel. A service will be held at the Hamilton Park Cemetery Chapel at Newstead, 395 Morrinsville Rd, Hamilton on Thursday, 4 January, at 1.00pm.

HAWES, Barry Graham. POME RNZN E18680 Peacefully at North Shore Hospice on Wednesday 27th December 2017. Adored husband of Anne. Loved father and father-in-law of Sonia and Gavin, Greg and Tracey. Precious Grandad to Jared, Matthew, Cameron, Aimee and Violet. Loving son of Violet and the late Alfred. A Service for Barry will be held at the Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport, Auckland on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 11.30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice. State of Grace North 0800 764 722

TOKONA, Thomas Tuma (Tommy) ex RNZN. Joined Jan 1956 Died peacefully on the 28th of December, 2017, at North Shore Hospital after a long illness. He was well loved and will be sadly missed by Valda, the late Meri Theresa and the Tokona, Paua, Ata and Lucas whanau. A service will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 20 Church Street, Devonport, on Monday the 1st of January 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Communications c/- 16 Anne Street, Devonport, Auckland, 0624.

JORDAN, Zoe Elaine (nee Prebble). Women’s Royal New Zealand Navy Wren 608 Passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017 in Tauranga, aged 92. Beloved wife of the late David. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ken and Rose, Helen and Rupert Stephens, Lesley Harris and Maurice, Hugh and Ana, Andrew and Keiko. Loved Nana and Gran to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Will be sadly missed by family and friends In accordance with Zoe’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

REED, Roy Rex: Reg. No. NZ13574 Leading Seaman Navy. Passed away peacefully at Ranfurly Veterans Rest Home, Auckland, on Wednesday, 20th December 2017. Aged 82 years. Loved eldest son of Ken and Kath (deceased), and brother of Yvonne and Bert (deceased), Noel (Mate) (deceased), Diane. Brother-in-law of Lois and Ken (deceased) and families. Family and friends are invited to attend a service for Roy at the Remembrance Crematorium Chapel, 10 Swans Road, Bell Block, today Saturday, 23rd December at 2.00pm.

HARRISSON, Frederick Herbert (Fred): NZ Navy WW11, Able Seaman A1720. On 22nd December 2017, peacefully at Matamata Country Lodge. Aged 98 years. “Fred has now passed into the presence of his Lord” Dearly loved husband for 70 years of Sylvia. A loved and respected father of Ken, June and Peter, Graeme, and Neville and a special granddad and great-granddad. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at the Matamata Baptist Church, 26 Tower Road, on Friday 29th December at 10.00am. Communications c/- Chalet 11/20 Elizabeth Street, Matamata 3400. Broadway Funeral Home (Matamata) FDANZ.

HAIR, Robert Lawrence Carlton (Bob): Of Foxton (formerly of Wainuiomata). Ex RNZN 692000 (Christmas Island – Malaya – Borneo – Indonesia). 1956-1977 Warrant Officer, Master Mariner. Passed away peacefully at Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North, on 17th November 2017. Husband of Bonnee and the late Lorraine. Loved father of Debbie (deceased), Coral, Laurel and Bonita. Father-in-law of Pip, Kevin, Ken and Joe. Grandad of Nikki, Jody, Lisa; Joshua, Mahlah; Kate; Grace, Gabriel and Ana, and great-grandad of 8. Son of Carl and Maisie Hair both deceased. A much loved brother and brother-in-law and uncle. Messages C/o PO Box 20, Foxton 4848. In accordance with Bob’s wishes a private service has been held.

DUNCAN, Victor (Noel) (NZ5187 RNZN) Passed away peacefully at Te Ata Rest Home, Te Awamutu, on 19th December 2017, aged 95. Loving husband of the late Norma, father of Robin, Graham, the late Allan and Peter. Grandfather to Hamish and Benjamin. “A good chap, one of life’s gentlemen and a great humanitarian. He will be sadly missed by many.” A heartfelt thanks to Joy, Andrew and the staff at Te Ata for their loving care. A funeral service will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, on Friday, 22nd December 2017 at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Duncan family, PO Box 137, Te Awamutu 3840. Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ

ROWLANDS, Eric RNZN, NZ8256, AB. Peacefully at Chalmers Rest Home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, aged 96 years. Dearly loved Husband of the late Elsie. Loving father of Heather and Tom Thomson, Robin, Karen and Peter Bennett, and Keith and Eve. Dearly loved Grandad of Sally and James, Julie and Chris, Thomas, Maia, Jock and Gemma, Sam and Jenna, Campbell, and Chris. Great-grandad to Kate, Lachlan, Maddison, Rocky, and Finn. Messages may be shared online: http://www.heavenaddress.com or sent to 1A Webster Street, Westown, New Plymouth. According to Eric’s wishes a private service has been held.

COX, John Andrew Reginald. Passed away suddenly 6 December 2017, aged 52. Husband of Olesya. Loving father of William, brother of David, Robin, Allan and Noel (twin), brother-in-law of Claire, Pam and Katy, and uncle of Tim and the late Emma. A service will be held at St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity, Parnell, 11 am Wednesday 13 December, followed by interment at North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Rd, Albany. We have lost a much loved irreplaceable human being, a gentleman and friend to all.

FROST, Brian Douglas. 13/9/1937 – 02/12/2017. Reg. No.15411. LME RNZN. Malaya, Korea, Vietnam.  Peacefully at New Vista Rest Home. Beloved husband of Kathleen. Loved Father and Father- in-law of Dennis and Kathy, Elita and Andrew, Suzanne and Jeff, Robert and Liz, Gail and Wayne, and Melissa and Andrew. Grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of 11. Will be missed, but never forgotten. In accordance with Brian’s wishes a Private Family Service has been held.

HOOPER, Bruce Arthur. Born May 18, 1932. Passed away on December 01, 2017. J20731, General Dutyman NZRN (Korea). Bruce passed away at North Shore Hospital aged 85 years. A private service for Bruce has been held.