Jack Passings – December 2018

HARGREAVES, Maraea Rahiri. Ex -Wren WRNZNS service No. 955. Life member of the Birkenhead RSA. Mum sadly and peacefully passed away at home with whanau on the 4th of December, 2018. So glad you were able to celebrate your 84th birthday! Beloved daughter of the late Henare and Ngahina Taiaki. Dearly loved wife of the late Allan. Adored mother of Mannie, Manu, Sally and the late Wiremu and loved sister of Georgie and Honey and the late Newha, Mina, Mary, Ake and Ty. With 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren mum’s cup overflows with love. Take your place in heaven mum amongst all our other angels who will welcome you with open arms. It’s been a privilege mum we all love you very much. A service will be held at the Birkenhead RSA Clubrooms, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead, on Monday the 10th of December at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at the North Shore Memorial Park Cemetery. All welcome to visit Maraea who is at her home. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice North Shore, P.O. Box 331129, Takapuna, would be much appreciated as their support was invaluable.

SMITH, William James Lanyon: DSO, OBE, Commander RNZN retired. Peacefully at home on 2nd December aged 96 years. Willy to his late wife Natalie, Bill to his friends and ‘Kiwi’ to his war comrades. Loved by his daughter Victoria (Gubb) & Mike Daniel, family and especially great-granddaughter Lily Jones (the apple of his eye). Special thanks to all his caregivers, doctor and hospice staff. All messages may be sent to Victoria Daniel, 69 Wairahi Road, RD2, Waipu 0582. In accordance with Bill’s wishes a private cremation has been held. “An officer and a gentleman.”