Jack Passings – February 2014

RITCHIE Rodderick Kenneth, (Ken) (Reg No 6384 RNZN) on February 11, 2017 passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Ashburton Hospital. Aged 92 years. Much loved husband of the late Betty. Loved Dad of Owen (Roly) and Kathy, Adele (Tich), Mark (Mickey) and Sandra, Paul and Jeanette, Wendy and Tony, Lyndon and Andrea and much loved Grandad of Jason and Barbara, and Cory; Lewis, and Alex; Quinn, and Zoe and great grandchildren Jason, and Liam. Special thanks to Dr Ritchie and the staff at Ashburton hospital for their care of Ken. Messages to Ritchie family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday February 16, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by interment at the RSA Section, Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

NIMOT, Leonard Alfred (Alfie) RNZN No13164 Passed away peacefully at his home on 26 February 2014, aged 82 years. Beloved Husband of Jean. A loved Father, Father in law, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather to Peter Terry and John and all their families. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to South Auckland Hospice PO Box 75560, Manurewa, Auckland,2243, and would be appreciated by the family. A service for Alfie will be held at the Mt Wellington Panmure RSA, 163 Queens Road, Panmure, on Monday 3 March 2014 at 1:00 pm. All communications to the Nimot Family, c/- Wm Morrison Funeral Directors PO Box 25731 St Heliers.

HOSKINS, Allan David Ex Royal NZ Navy W19846 – Peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, on February 20, 2014. Dearly loved father of Keri, Barry, Bruce, and Thomas. Loved partner of Pip Sarjeant. A much loved grandad, brother, and uncle. Messages to the Hoskins family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held in The John Rhind Chapel, entrance from London and Whitmore Streets, on Thursday, February 27, at 1.00 p.m.

REVELL, Brian Arthur (Baldy) Ex RNZN. Passed away peacefully on 18 February, 2014, at North Shore Hospital, after a brave battle. Dearly missed by sons David and Bevan and sister Barbara. Another sailor, another sunset. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, (Naval Base), Queens Parade, Devonport, on Monday 24 February at 11:00 a.m. Please note: Photo ID is required for admission to the Base.

CAMPBELL Alexander James (Lex) RNZN NZ10884 ORD SEA WWII. On February 18, 2014, Peacefully at Birchleigh Residential Care, Mosgiel. In his 88th year. Much loved husband of the late Joan Mairi Campbell nee Doudle, Special friend of Lily McDonald. Loved father and father in law of Lesley and Allan Gray, Margaret and John Collingwood, Helen (deceased) and Ken Mackway-Jones, Donald, Lindsay and Elina. A service for Lex will be held in First Church of Otago, Moray Place, Dunedin on Monday February 24th at 1.00pm.

COUTTS, Craig Ex Commander RNZN. On 15 February, 2014, at Eversleigh Hospital, aged 80 years. Loved father of Matthew and David. A service will be held at the Chapel of Mark Rowley Funeral Services, 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport, on Wednesday 19 February at 11:00 a.m.

WARD George William (Geordie) NZ14200 On February 13th, 2014 at Rosebank Hospital, Ashburton in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Lois. Loved father and father in law of Mike and Sylvia, Richard, Jeff and Sandra, Bruce and Michelle, Mark, Graham all of Brisbane, Russell and Bernadette, Leanne and Peter Henny, the late Carolyn, and Lisa and Richard. A much loved Grandad of all his grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. A service to celebrate Geordie’s life will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on Thursday, February 20th commencing at 1.30pm.

ANSTIS, Robert John Kelven (Jack). RNZN Svce No: NZ 5547, Mine Sweepers W.W.II. Aged 90 years. Passed away peacefully at Paeroa on 3 February, 2014. Loved and beloved husband of Marcia for 68 years. Dear “Papa” and Dad of Louise and the late Trevor Davies, Robert (Bob) and Kelven (Kelly) and the late Julie. Dear “Poppa” and “Poppa Podge” to his grandchildren, Troy, Rowan, Deb, Michael, Leah, Tamara and Kieran and great-grandchildren Zak and Tobyfox. Rest in peace Dad A Service for Jack will be held at the St Pauls Anglican Church, Willoughby Street, Paeroa at 1pm on Saturday 8 February followed by private cremation.

HOWE, Richard (Dick) Hamiora D20335 Ex CPOGI, RNZN 1971-1991 , February 4, 2014.  Dick will lie in state at Te Taua Moana Marae from 1300, 5 February 2014 until mid morning 6 Febraury 2014. Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, 5th February, 2014, aged 61 years. Dearly loved husband of Vera. Much loved dad of Lydia; and Richard. Dearly treasured koro of Chelize. “If love could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we would step our way to Heaven and wheel you home again.”
– Richard will be resting at Maniaroa Marae, Mokau, from 5.00pm, today (Thursday). A service will be held at the Marae on Friday, 7th February, at 11.00am, followed by Kai Hakari, then to Te Iringa, Aria for interment.

CALLEY Ray – Stores Assistant, RNZN NZ15964. Member of Kings Empire Veterans.  Passed away peacefully of February 4, 2014 at Buller Hospital with Angie by his side. Loved Husband and sole mate of Angie. Loved father of Mike, Michelle and Melissa and Charlie and Denise. A much loved Grandad of his 10 Grandchildren.  A private Cremation Service has been held.

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