Jack Passings – December 2014

FLINT, Richard Percival (Dick) (JP) (Service No. 8108, Ldg Seaman, RNZN, WWII). Peacefully at Thames Hospital, on 29th December, 2014; aged 90 years. Beloved husband of Mavis, much loved Dad of Carolle and Mike (deceased), Philip and Gail, Barry, Robyn and Brian. Cherished Granddad of Brent, Grant, Shayne, Kirstine, Gavin, Richard, Brendan, Jodi, Nicola, Melanie and Tom, and 13 Great-grandchildren. ‘Will be missed by all’. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at the Hauraki Plains Co-Operating Parish Church, Darlington St, Ngatea, on Monday 5th January, 2015, at 11am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Ngatea St John, would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to P O Box 40, Ngatea. Communications to: 31 Benner Dr, Ngatea.

CAMPBELL, Robert Arthur (Arthur): Service Number 9560: RNZN, WW 2. On December 24, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Beryl, father and father-in-law of Barbara (deceased) and Neil Stewart Christchurch, Dave and Penny Hamilton. Much loved grandfather of Glenda and Phil Christchurch, Bevan and Michelle Christchurch, Grant and Kate Christchurch, Margaret and Pieter Auckland, Aaron and Ling, Auckland. Loved Great-grandfather of Oliver, Benjamin, Sophie, Eliza, Zara, Isabella and Harry. Now at rest. Arthur’s Funeral Service will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London Street only, on Saturday, January 3 at 2.00pm.

Mr Shui (No1) passed away (peacefully) at North Shore Hospital about 1415 this afternoon 30 December 2014.

AITKEN, Thomas (Tom) SN 13263 RNZN Of Russell, Bay of Islands, died at his home December 27th 2014. Beloved husband of Patricia Aitken and treasured father of Scott, Grant, Rory, Jackie, Tony and Tracey. He has left a massive hole in our lives. ‘Here he lies where he long’d to be; Home is the sailor, home from the sea’. A service for Tom will be held in the Christ Church Anglican Church, Church Street, Russell, Bay of Islands at 1pm Wednesday December 31st 2014 followed by interment at the Long Beach Services Lawn Cemetery,Long Beach Road, Russell. All communications to the Aitken Family C/o PO Box 8043 Kensington, Whangarei 0145.

MARSHALL, James Douglas. WWII 110780 RNZN, RNZAF, NZA, Pacific Theatre. Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, 28th December 2014, in his 91st year. Loving husband of the late Eileen. Darling dad of Jim and Bev, Judi and the late Norm, Nigel and Debbie, Jenny and Murray, Liz and Ross. Much loved by all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A heartfelt thanks to the Hospice staff, and Doctors and Nurses in the Surgical Ward for all their loving care and support. Reunited with his one true love. A farewell family service will be held at 168 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua on Tuesday 30th December at 11.00am. All communications to the Marshall Family C/- P O Box 926 Rotorua. FDANZ

TURNER, James Henry (Jim Slainte). (RNZN No13959) Born 1927 Kildare Island. On December 26 2014 peacefully at Everil Orr Home and Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Catherine. Loved father of Mary Brigid. Loved father, father in law and grandad of Seamus, Merilynn, Declan and Ciaran. May he rest in peace. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Telford Avenue, Balmoral on Tuesday December 30 at 10.30am. The funeral then leaving for the Servicemens’ Lawn, Waikumete Cemetery. Rosary at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mt Eden today (Monday) evening at 7pm. All communications to the Turner family C/- PO Box 56013 Dominion Road, Auckland.

STANFIELD, Edward Buck RNZN 9701. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Parkwood Hospital on Monday December 22, 2014, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of Eileen. Loved father of Loren and Lindsay, father-in-law of Dave, Pam and Fay. Granddad of Brock, Hannah, Marc, and Kelly (Australia). Much loved by all his great-grandchildren. Loved brother of Lorna and Edna (deceased). Messages to the Stanfield Family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013 or http://www.heavenaddress.co.nz A private family funeral service has taken place.

BURLEY, Ronald Graham (Ron) (Service No: NZ14045 RNZN) On 23rd December, 2014 (peacefully) at North Shore Hospital. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jack and Bev, Tom (deceased) and Jan. Always remembered. The entire service will be held in the Garden Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson on Monday 29th December, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. All communications to the Burley family C/- the above Funeral Home.

COCHRANE, John Frost (Jack). RNZN 9308. Passed away suddenly at his home in Pinesong Retirement Village. Saturday 20 December 2014 Devoted husband to Colleen Josephine for 63 years. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of David and Janene, Stephen and Robert, Peter and Raewyn. A proud and loving grandfather to Aaron, Hannah and Matt, Lisa and Kane, and Bradley. In his 89th year. A life well lived. A service for Jack will be held in the Chapel of Tilton Opie and Pattinson, 3232 Great North Road, New Lynn on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 1pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the RSA Welfare Section New Lynn, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn. All communications to Tilton Opie and Pattinson, PO Box 151126, New Lynn, Auckland 0640.

OSBORNE Ernest Royce (Roy). NZ7522 RNZN On Monday 15 December 2014, peacefully at Wairau Valley in his 94th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbara. Much loved father and father in law of Barry and Chris and Warren and Zoella. Messages to 22 Endeavour Street,Blenheim. At Roy’s request a private service has been held.

PULLEN, Victor Charles. Able Seaman NZ Navy WW11. On December 16 2014 peacefully at Rotorua Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Florence for 71 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of David and Jenny, Owen and Kate, Philip and Barbara, and sadly missed by all his grand- children and great grand- children. In his 94th year. Friends are invited to attend Vic’s funeral service at The Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit St Taupo at 1.30 pm on Monday 22nd December 2014. Private cremation to follow. All communication please to The Pullen Family C/- PO Box 940 Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ.

URWIN Raymond ex-WOMAA K16983 passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 16 December 14. Dearly loved husband of Pat. Loved father of Jannine, Grant and Chandra and loved Poppa of 5 grandchildren. Sincere thanks to all Staff at Hospice for their dedicated care to Ray and the support for our family. God bless. Ray served onboard HMNZS Ship’s TASMAN, TARANAKI, OTAGO, WAIKATO, ENDEAVOUR, PAEA, CANTERBURY and TUI as well as onboard HMNZ Bases TAMAKI, PHILOMEL and WAKEFIELD. Ray served 19 Jan 61 – 30 Sep 81, 19 Apr 88 – 18 Apr 94 and became the Defence Travel Supervisor in the Naval Base for 18 years thereafter. He worked over 45 years for the NZDF. He was instrumental in organising and managing the duty travel and relocations of many, many serving personnel. It was Ray’s personal wish that he didn’t have a Service funeral but a memorial service may be promulgated at the discretion of the family in due course. Meanwhile personnel may make donations to the Takapuna Hospice.

STEVENS, Rupert John (Steve) (Service No. 10322, Ord. Sea., RNZN, WWII) Of Charles Fleming Village, Waikanae, formerly of Lower Hutt. On 15th December 2014, peacefully at Wellington Hospital. Aged 90 years. Loving husband of the late Ngaire. Loved father and father-in-law of Wayne & Marilyn Stevens (Te Horo), Christine & Bryan Drysdale (Masterton), Ashley Stevens & Karen Morrison (Lower Hutt), Julie & Rob Nowlan (Brisbane, Australia), Diane & the late Bryan Denham, and Debra & Tony Short (Wellington). Much loved Grandad of Mandy, Angela, Kylee, Christopher, Steve, Mike, Craig, Brent, Rachael, Jessica, Natalie, Alicia, Ricky, Emma, Sam, Jay, and of all his great-grandchildren. Now reunited with his beloved Ngaire. Rupert’s funeral service will be held at Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, 9–11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, at 10.30am on Friday, 19th December 2014, to be followed by interment at Awa Tapu Cemetery. Messages for the Stevens DANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168.

SHAW, William Shane R17794 , RNZN, CPO Passed away peacefully at Hospice North Shore on 9th December 2014. Much loved husband and mate of Kath. Loved father and father-in-law of Robin and Cath, Aaron and Novi. Precious grandfather of Sonja, Damian, Cecilia, and Dylan. A service will be held at Romaleigh Funeral Chapel, 31 Ocean View Road, Northcote on Friday 12th December at 2pm .

EAST, Robert (Bob) Reg No 2261 RNZN. On December 9, 2014, at Hoon Hay; aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Marge, loved father and father-in-law of Susan, Robin and Dianne, Peter, Chris and Vicky, Jill and Graham, a loved granddad and great-granddad, and a loved brother of Heather and the late Allan. Messages to the East Family, c/- PO Box 11101, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road, on Monday, December 15, at 11.00am.

JOHNS John Lester Henry  Reg No 13578 NZ Navy.  Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on Dec 8th, 2014, aged 79 years.  Dearly loved father of Christine (Tizzy), and Darren; and Jacquie (UK), and Grandad of Tyler.  A memorial service for John will be held at the Papanui RSA, 1 Harewood Rd, on Monday, December 15, at 2.00pm.

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