Jack Passings – December 2016

RABONE Les John LRO RNZN Born in New Zealand on 14 December 1951 Passed away on 23 December 2016 Late of ALTONA MEADOWS Aged 65 years Service Detail Funeral service will be held at Altona Memorial Park – Chapel of Repose, Dohertys Road, ALTONA NORTH, VIC on Wednesday, 4th January 2017 at 2:15pm. Committal service will be held at Altona Cemetery, wattle lawn fx bb 65, Dohertys Rd, VIC, Australia on Wednesday, 4th January 2017 at 3:00pm.

MACKAY, Ian Gary: R.N.Z.N.15154. Of Sevenoaks Village, Paraparaumu. Peacefully at Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua, on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. Loved husband of the late Janie. Loved brother of Roger, Bruce, David, Lindsay, Stuart, Andrew, Sandra, the late Coral, and Susan. Loved father of Rhonda and James, father-in-law of Glen and Jen, beloved “Granddad Ian” of Liam, Josh and Sascha, and “Grandad Gary” of Tyler and Maddox. A private cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday 12 January 2016 at 2.00pm at the Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu. This will be followed by the placement of Gary’s ashes. Ka kite an au i a koe dad. Kapiti Coast Funeral Home FDANZ – NZIFH 04 298-5168

CROSS, Albert John. Passed away peacefully on 24th December 2016, after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of the late Marie. Loved father and father-in-law of Bruce and Joanne, Russell and Debra, Kathryn and Deane and Roger and Maree. Dearly loved Poppa to his 11 grandchildren. A service to celebrate Albert’s life will be held at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden, on Friday, 30th December at 10.30am, followed by private burial.

RIKIHANA, Taipari (Rick). POEL RNZN 23 December 2016 aged 70 at home. Our larger than life father has decided this life is too small for him and he’s move on to a grander adventure. After a long illness, the pain is all gone and Dad died peacefully in his sleep Thursday morning. Son of Ra Awatea and Raniera Paranihia Hoani Rikihana. Loving husband to the late Christine Rikihana, loved father of Adi and Pari and their mum Anne. Whawha to Kellan and in his mother Brigitta, Father in Law to Andrew and Phoebe, Uncle to Manu, Inia, Rawinia, Matiu, Kiri, Corey, Zac, Mishy, Betty, Brendan and Vanessa, Brother to Frank, Diana, Jack, Queenie, Miki and Sandra, mentor and much loved friend to so many. Taipari is at Raukawa Marae where he will lie in state until Tuesday 27 December. Service will be held at Rangiatea Church, Otaki on Tuesday 27 December at 11am followed by burial in the urupa. Moe mai ra e te Rangatira. Harvey Bowler Funerals Levin Otaki Shannon Locally Owned

NOBLE, Alexander John (Lex): 13424 NZ Navy Bosun’s mate. Peacefully at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, on Wednesday 14 December 2016. Beloved husband of Doris* (nee Mitchell). Loved eldest son of Les* & Lil*. Loved brother & brother-in-law of Ian*, Reg*, Marion* & Kevin Devery, Alan* & Lyn. Loved uncle & great-uncle of all his nieces & nephews. “The family would like to thank the staff at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village for the love & kindness shown to Lex during his stay” A service to celebrate Lex’s life will be held in the Lindisfarne Community Church, cnr Lindisfarne & Miller Streets, on Monday 19 December, at 2.00pm, followed by an Interment at the Eastern Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations for RSA Invercargill would be gratefully accepted and can be made at the service. Messages to 27 Edinburgh Cres, Invercargill 9812.

BOYD, Graham Buick (Dickie) Peacefully on 14 December, 2016 at Mary Potter Hospice, aged 72. Dearly loved by the Boyd family; Natasha, Michael, Lynnette, William, Riley, John, Diane and Suzanne. In lieu of flowers donations to Mary Potter Hospice would be appreciated. A service to celebrate the life of Graham will be held at the Sea Cadet Corps Hall, 387 Evans Bay Parade, Hataitai on Saturday, 17 December, 2016 at 10.30am, thereafter private cremation.

DUFFY, Arthur Lawrence RNZN Signalman WW2 Peacefully at Timaru Hospital, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in his 94th year, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband of Mary, loved and adored father and father-in-law of Suzanne and Maurice Eddington, the late Lawrence Duffy and the late Geoffrey Lord. Cherished and respected gramps of Sara and Todd Bentley, Juliette and Jason Stevenson, Lawrence, and James. Loved great-gramps and pa of Minnie, Taylah, and Scarlett; Thomas and George; Liliana; and Korbyn. Also loved and sorely missed by Madeline, Janny, Hemi, Tamati, Jo and Savannah. Loved son of the late Alexander and Florence Duffy and brother of Verna and the late Alec Duffy. “Forever our loyal legend”. Special thanks to Glenwood Rest Home. A service for Arthur will be held in Betts Chapel, cnr North and Butler Streets, Timaru, on Tuesday, December 13, at 1.00pm, thereafter Interment at the Timaru Cemetery. Messages to 194 Rocky Hundreds Road, RD 2, Fairview, Timaru 7972. Betts Funeral Services F.D.A.N.Z.

WYATT, William Peter (Peter). CPO RNZN 2056 BEM 1940 – 1955 (WWII and Korea) Passed away in Tauranga Hospital 6 December 2016. 1920-2016. Dearly loved husband of Pat for 69 years. Loved father of the late Annette Wyatt-Fraser and Simon. Father-in-law of Johnny and De. Adored Granddad of Kylie (London), Sasha (Whanganui) Kate (Wellington) and Elyse (Auckland). Great- granddad of seven and great-great granddad of one. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Olive Tree Cottage, 247 Joyce Rd, Pyes Pa, Tauranga on Monday 12 December at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Communication to the Wyatt Family, c/- PO Box 3136, Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

MacNAB, Maureen (Olga) (nee Warring): NZWA 817 First Officer RNZN (WRENS) On 5 December 2016, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald George MacNab (DCM). Loved and respected Aunt to all her nieces and nephews and their families. Treasured friend of Vera Brown (deceased), Rick and Netta Brown and their families. Requiem Mass to celebrate Maureen’s life will be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, 58 Osier Rd, Greenmeadows, on Friday, 9 December, at 11.00am, (please note: for this community this will be the Mass for that day) followed by Interment at Taradale Services Cemetery, Puketapu Road. In lieu of flowers donations to St Vincent de Paul can be left at the service. A tribute to Maureen, or messages to her family, can be left at http://www.dunstalls.co.nz or c/- PO Box 1055, Napier 4140.