Jack Passings – December 2018

SMITH, Janet Anderson (nee Batten). RNZN 940. Passed away peacefully on 28 December 2018 at North Shore Hospital. Much loved wife of Bill. Loved Mum of Bill and Lynette; Karen and Allen; Patricia; Donna; and Elaine. Grandma of Nicholas, Betty and Justin; Tyler; Ashley and Devon; Kyle and Cory; Olivia and Victoria. Loved sister of Betty; John and Joyce. At Jan’s request a private cremation has been held.

MORUNGA, Wiremu Pororua (Bill). RNZN Reg No: 7164 WWII On December 27, 2018 aged 93 years. Much loved husband of Jenny (deceased). Treasured Dad to Jim (deceased), Bill and Robyn, and Suzie. Much loved Grandad, Great Grandad, and Great-Great Grandad to his many moko. Dad will lie at Bill Jnr’s home in Awamate Rd from 3pm Friday, December 28. On Sunday, December 30 he will be taken to Huramau Hall, Awamate where a service will be held at 11am followed by a private cremation. All messages to 385 Awamate Road, Wairoa 4193. Fair winds and following seas Pickering (Wairoa) Ltd Funeral Directors Wairoa FDANZ

TRETHEWEY, Allan Stewart RNZN 16918. At Christchurch Hospital, peacefully passed over on 22 December, 2018. Dearly loved husband of Raewyn, loved father of Teena, Jason and Erin, and loving granddad of Ethan, Stella and Rhiannon. At Allan’s request a private cremation has been held.

NOLAN, Simon Andrew Ex NZ Navy. It is with great sadness that we advise of Simon’s passing at ”CHT Bernadette Hospice” Mt Maunganui, on December 14, 2018. Treasured only son of Stewart (Stew) and loved stepson of Trish. Much loved brother of Michelle, and loved son of Janet. Simon was a much loved nephew and cousin, and treasured grandson of the late Cliff and June Nolan (Temuka). As per Simon’s wishes he has been cremated. Memorial details to follow. Messages to The Nolan Family, 8 Carinya Lane, Heathcote, Christchurch 8022.

FOX, Maurice Frederick: W3658, Leading Seaman, RNZVR, WWII. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 5th December 2018, aged 97, at Stokeswood Rest Home and Hospital, in the presence of family. Husband of the late Josie. Father and father-in-law of Maureen and Alex Rodger; Keith and Jenny; Gary and Sharon. Grandfather to 8 and Great-Grandfather to 17. Thanks to the staff of Stokeswood for their loving care for the last 6 years. A private family service has been held.

CARTER, Michael Paul (Paul). Service No PJX370768 LSM Royal Navy (NZ12131 Royal NZ Navy). Peacefully at Wanganui Hospital on Tuesday 18th December 2018 in his 94th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Beverley (Bev) and dearly loved father and father-in-law of Simon (Deceased) and Lilian, Chris and Di, and Jane. Much loved Grandfather to Hannah, James and Ashley. Loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to St Johns Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left in the Church foyer. All messages Carter family C/- P.O.Box 341, Wanganui. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at CCU and Medical Ward Wanganui Hospital. A true gentleman with a quick wit and kind heart, we will miss you. Friends are invited to a Service to celebrate Paul’s life in Christ Church, Wicksteed St, Wanganui on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at 11.00am to be followed by private cremation.

NOLAN, Simon Andrew Ex NZ Navy. It is with great sadness that we advise of Simon’s passing at ”CHT Bernadette Hospice” Mt Maunganui, on December 14, 2018. Treasured only son of Stewart (Stew) and loved stepson of Trish. Much loved brother of Michelle, and loved son of Janet. Simon was a much loved nephew and cousin, and treasured grandson of the late Cliff and June Nolan (Temuka). As per Simon’s wishes he has been cremated. Memorial details to follow. Messages to The Nolan Family, 8 Carinya Lane, Heathcote, Christchurch 8022.

WIN, Neville Ross (Nev) H11338 Captain RNZN. 15 July 1931 to 8 December 2018. Aged 87. Enlisted RNZN 13 April 1947 retired 13 April 1982 died peacefully at Somerset Retirement Village Upper Hutt after a short illness. Neville had no family and the Navy was his life, he will be missed dearly by all his friends old and young alike. Neville recieved the following medals The NZ Operational Medal, British Service Medal Korea 1951, United Nations Service Medal Korea 1951, Confrontation 1964 – 66 “Malaya Peninsula”, Malayan Emergency 1948 – 60 ” Malaya”, RNZN Long Service Medal and Clasp, Korean War Service Medal ( issued by Korean Govt 50 Years after the War) Pingat Jasa Malaysia, NZ Defence Service Medal. We know he captained HMNZS Wellington at some point.

Funeral details – Friday 14 Dec, @ 2pm Lady of Our Grace Church, CNR Ferguson Drive and Palmer Crescent Upper Hutt for those wishing to attend

GAPES John Arthur With heavy hearts, we announce the death of John Arthur Gapes, who passed away on December 17th 2018. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of John Arthur Gapes to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of John Arthur Gapes. He was loved and cherished by many people including : his children, Simon, Daniel, Jenni. ROTORUA Returned & Services Association (Incorporated). GAPES, John Arthur. NZ16334 PO RNZN RSA members wish to express their sincerest condolences to the Gapes family.

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.”