Jack Passings – February 2015

FRASER, Albert John (John), 11689, A/L.S.M, RNZN, Korea Peacefully, and surrounded by his family, at Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital on February 27, 2015. Aged 86 years. Much loved husband of Roberta. Loved Father and Father-in-law of John and Susie, Julie and Geoffrey, and Granddad of Dale, Sarah, Lisa, and Innes. A service for John will be held at St. John’s Church, Kenilworth Street, Waipawa on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 2:00pm followed by private cremation. Messages to:- The Fraser Family, C/- PO Box 200, Waipukurau 4242 C. H. B. Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ Waipukurau

ROSS, Leslie Andrew Steele. Royal NZ Navy S/N A1901 W.W. II 1939-1945. Passed away peacefully at Grace Joel Hospital on 28 February 2015, Aged 93. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret. Much loved father of Margaret, Christine, Robert, Janet and Beverley. Dearly loved father-in-law of Graham, Christopher, Gail, Tony, and Denis. Treasured Grandpa of David and Anne, Scott, Andrew and Sarah, Abby, Kate, Sam, Harry and Alice, Stephen, Daniel, and Andrew, Ben and Samantha, and Great-Grandpa of Zac, Max, Jayden and Oliver. Sadly missed and will always be remembered. Our most grateful thanks to the wonderful staff at Grace Joel for their loving care, kindness and compassion. A service to celebrate Dad’s life will be held at the St Heliers Presbyterian Church, 100 St Heliers Bay Road on Thursday 5th March at 11am. All communications to: R Ross, PO Box 25060, St Heliers, 1071.

STANAWAY, Terence George (Terry). (RNZN9392.) Passed away suddenly on 27 February 2015 aged 90 years. Much loved husband for 58 years of Bette, loved father of Glenys, Brett, Grant, Jay, Scott and Hayley. Loved grandfather of Laura, and Abby; Mark, and David; Amanda, Jack, and Michael; Nicola, and Kirstie; Carrie, and Anthony. With 6 great- grandchildren and counting. Will be greatly missed by all of us. A Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Selwyn Heights Retirement Village, 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough on Wednesday March 4 at 12pm. All correspondence to 201/42 Herd Road, Hillsborough 1042.

WILKES, Alan John at home in Nelson 12.02.15 after a brave battle with cancer. Loved brother and brother in law of Gary and Diane, Carterton. Linda, Wanganui. Vicki and Kev, Greytown. Loved uncle of Annie, Brad and Aidan, Graham, Kieran and Sam.

BURROWS, Anthony Lionel U20465 LMM RNZN Passed away suddenly in Birkenhead, late of Beach Haven. A service for Anthony will be held at Romaleigh Chapel of H. Morris Funeral Services 31 Ocean View Rd, Northcote on Monday 2nd March at 3pm.

STEPHENS, David Alexander 13477 RNZN PO Malaya. On 21 February 2015, aged 83. Late of Birkenhead. Father of Raymond, Toni and Graham and their partners. Brother of Bob, Ron (Deceased) and Helen (Deceased). Grandfather to his 7 grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff of Greenvalley and Te Mana rest homes for their care of David. A private service for David has been held.

CHAPMAN, Gordon Huia NDZ5947 WW2 RNZN Stoker 1st Class Of Pahiatua, on Tuesday 24 February 2015, peacefully at Roseview, Rahiri, Dannevirke, in his 91st year. Loved husband of the late Joy. Much loved father of John and Diane, Tony and the late Jill. Cherished Grandad of Bevan and Christy, Michael and Ani, Lisa; and Gemma and Brodie. Loving great-Grandfather to Emmerson, Bentley, Juniper, Clove, and Jack. Special thanks to the staff of Roseview, Rahiri. No flowers by request. Messages to Chapman family c/- PO Box 23 Pahiatua. A service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held in St. Paul’s Union Church, corner Huia and Arthur Streets, Pahiatua on Friday 27 February, 2015 at 11 am, followed by interment at the Mangatainoka Cemetery, Pahiatua. –

BRAXTON Arthur Neville, (NEVILLE, BRAKKY) RNZN 14816, Operation Grapple Veteran, ex Rotoiti. Neville passed away 26 Nov 2014. Rest in Peace Sir. From all at NZNTVA

GOLDS, Michael John On 20 February 2015, peacefully, after a short illness, at North Shore Hospital. Loved son of Kath and George, former husband of Kathy, dad to Ron and Sami, brother and brother-in-law of Tony and Liz, Terry and Kim, George and Cheryl, Angela and Max, Darlene and Brian. Son-in-law of Selwyn and brother-in-law to Steven, Debbie and Mary and Elijah. RIP Goldie – a farewell for you is to be held at North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Rd on Wednesday 25 February at 2.30pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Cancer Society of NZ, Auckland Division. Communications to the Golds Family, c/- PO Box 36-273, Northcote 0748

ANDERTON, Andrew Howard (Andy). (Service No. 11243, Able Seaman, Navy). Peacefully at the Booms Lodge, Thames, on 21st February, 2015; in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, loved dad of Linda (deceased), and loved Granddad of Andrew. Loved brother of Emily, and loved uncle of Sandra, Phillip, Martin, Penny, and Wayne. A celebration of Andy’s life will be held at Twentymans Grahamstown Chapel, Kirkwood Street, Thames, on Thursday 26th February, at 1pm, followed by private cremation.

FELTON, Grahame Elsbert Q.S.M. Reg.No 07444 Sig. RNVR NZ Div. On February 21, 2015, at Edith Cavell Home, in his 96th year. So dearly loved husband of Doreen for 72 years, much loved dad of Peter, Wendy, Suzie, and their partners, adored poppa of his nine grandchildren, and great-poppa of his nine great-grandchildren. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Grahame Felton c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Order of St John would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral service for Grahame will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside on Friday, February 27 at 5.30pm. Private cremation thereafter.

MURRAY, Reginald Bruce (Reg) RNZN 15406 Peacefully on Monday 16 February 2015. Dearly loved precious husband of Glennis. A loved father, father in law, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. At Reg’s request a private cremation has been held. All communications to G Murray C/-Maketu Postal Agency, via Te puke 3189.

COMP, William Hugh John (Bill). RNZN No. 147545. Passed away at HB Regional Hospital on 14 February, 2015, after a courageous battle. Aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Barbara for 37 years. Loved father of John and Kim, and Marise and John. Remembered with love by Leanne and Graeme, Shiree, Perry and Tracy, Melissa and Andrew, James, Thomas, Kylie, Sam, Josh, Jake, Lockie, Cam, Max, and Olivia. Bill will also be missed by his pets Shanaei and Paris. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart Foundation and the Cancer Society. Bill’s family would like to thank the caring staff of Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital. In accordance with Bill’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Messages to the Comp family C/o PO Box 439, Napier 4140. Beth Shan Funerals, Napier. Phone 06 835 9925

QUEENIN, James William (Jim), Service No. 7438 RNZN Peacefully with family on February 14, 2015 after a long illness, aged 91 years. Loved husband of the late Daphne and Betty. Very loving dad and father in law of Gary (deceased), Carol, Gail and Kevin, Maureen and Kerry, Malcolm and Tania, Irene and Sam, Brian and Josie. Dearly loved grandad and great grandad. A celebration of Jim’s happy life will be held at Mount Harbour Chapel, 416 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui on Wednesday 18th February at 11am. Messages to the Queenin family C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3140

SUMNER, Ralph Cyril (serviceman RNZN, W W II) Peacefully and unexpectedly on Monday 9th. February 2015, in his 90th. year. Dearly beloved husband of Nellie for 60 years. Much loved father of Mary, Phil, Mark, Ray and Dave. loved father-in-law of Lisa, Chris, Sue and Kim. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Laine, Tait and Jade, Pat and Nick, Taryn, Alana and Brody, Keiran and Reon; also Daniel, Karl and Katie. Ralph’s life will be celebrated with a Requiem Mass at St. Dominics Catholic Church, 34 Bolton Street, Blockhouse Bay on Friday 13 February 2015 at 11.00 a.m. Vigil Prayers will be held at St. Dominics Catholic Church on Thursday at 7.00 p.m. All communications to the Sumner family C/- Morrison Funeral Directors, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610

MELLSOP, Wallace Maxwell (Max) (RNZN12981)Passed away peacefully on 4th February 2015 at home, aged 83 years. Much loved husband of Margaret, father of Tony and Eva, Richard and Pamela, Naomi and Douglas Smith, Alison and Bob Steiner, and Jillian and Ruth Mellsop-Masters. Grandad of eleven and great grandad to six. “Rest In Peace”.  A Celebration of Max’s life will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Arawata Street, Te Awamutu on Monday, 9th February 2015, at 11:00 am, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Waikato would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications please to the Mellsop family c/- P O Box 137, Te Awamutu. Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.

HALLIDAY, Christopher John BEM (Retired RNZN Warrant Officer) aged 58, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, 4th February, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Son of Stanley and the late Ann Halliday, beloved father of Tracey, Nikki and Matthew, father-in-law of Brendan, brother and brother-in-law of Tony and Liz, brother of Anita, and much adored grandfather (Poppa) to Mya. Another angel in heaven tonight. Forever in our hearts. Love you, Dad. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, (Naval Base), Queens Parade, Devonport, on Monday 9 February, at 10:30 a.m. Please note that photo ID is required for entry to the Naval Base.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

LEMBERG Frederick John Eastwood (Fred) NZD3486 RNZ, On loan to the Royal Navy, AB WWII, aged 95 years.  Peacefully at home with his family. At rest with his wife Eva, and sons David and Bruce, Loved and treasured father of Jeni, father in law of Gary, Poppa of Sarah and brother of Bill.  In lieu of flowers donations to Nelson/Tasman Hospice Trust.  Fredericks funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Traflagah Square, Nelson.

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