Jack Passings – December 2019

BRAKENBURY Jim Crossed the Bar. Received a message last night (29 Dec 19) from Ceala Brakenbury wife of our Shipmate, Run Ashore Oppo…. AB Jim Brakenbury N19079 Crossed the Bar after a long and hard-fought battle with Prostate Cancer in Robina Hospital Gold Coast RIP Jimmy no more pain…..

LAWRENCE, Anthony Gwynne (Tony): OBE N.Z.C.M. RNZNVR WW2 On December 21, 2019, at Masterton. Beloved husband of Justine and loved father of Jackie, Bridget, Benita, and Tim. Loved Grandpa Tony of all his children and great-grandchildren. A private ceremony and cremation took place on Monday. A Memorial Service will be held in the New Year, date to be advised.

HOLMES, Herbert Clive. NZ 8450, Able Seaman; RNZN. It is with great sadness we announce that dad passed away on Monday 9 December 2019. Devoted husband, loyal supportive dad, fantastic grandie to all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad has had a private farewell. At 94 years of age, you had a great innings and all the family salute you.

FORD, Walter James (Wally): (Reg. No. 8247. RNZN A.B.) Walter passed away in the care of Elmswood Hospital, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in his 95th year. Treasured father of Jane (Marriner), and brother of Ann Ford; father-in-law of Tony; adored Poppa Wal of James and Katie; respected by Margaret Ford (deceased) and step-brother to Nell Heaven (deceased). Many thanks to the staff of Elmswood Hospital for their loving care of Walter and his family over the past few weeks. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Walter Ford, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. A Service to Celebrate Walter’s life will be held in the Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Avenue, Harewood, on Monday, December 9, at 1.30pm, private cremation thereafter