Jack Passings – February 2016

GRAHAM, William Kere (Bill) 4 October 1944 – 22 February 2016. RNZN 17055 LS (1961-1970) died suddenly in Kyeamba, New South Wales, Australia. Aged 71 years. Beloved youngest child of Waka (deceased) and Martha (Kui) (deceased). Loved brother of Rewi (deceased), John (deceased), Blackie (deceased), Norma and Miki. Treasured Uncle and Koro to all mokopuna of Waka and Martha. Loyal friend to many both near and far with special acknowledgement to his Hawaiian ohana. Bill’s ashes will be returned to New Zealand.

ORCHARD, Victor Charles (Vic) Ex RNZN On February 29, 2016 at Ranfurly Veterans Home (late of Northcote) Dearly loved husband of the late Audrey, loved father and father-in-law of Keith and the late Lorraine and Helen and loved Grandad of Rachel and Claire. Aged 96 years. A service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Rd Albany on Friday, 4 March, at 10:30am, followed by private cremation.

SAULL, Keith Michael (Michael) CB, Rear Admiral RNZN (Rtd) Passed away peacefully on 28 February 2016, aged 88. Husband of the late Lin (nee Barnsdale). Father and father-in-law to Kim and Catherine, Barbara and David, Nick and Jan. Grandfather to Phillip and Elle, Patrick and Nozomi, Kieran, Anna, Jack, Stacey, Brodie, Toni and Carter. Great Grandfather to Isabelle and Madeleine. Please refer to Wednesday’s paper for funeral details.

HANSEN, James David
17.3.1952 – 26.2.2016JD y19365 RNZN PO. Tragically taken at sea. Dearly loved husband of Tonia, much loved father and father-in-law of Nathan and Teresa, Kirsty, Ryan and Suz, treasured granddad of Shaun, Michael, Matthew, Caseanne, Caleb and Brittany, Noah and Jake, loved great-granddad of Natalia.
“Hark now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea and feel the sky,
let your soul and spirit fly.”
A service for Jim will be held in the Harewood Crematorium, Christchurch, on Monday, March 7, at 1.30pm. Thanks to all involved in the search and recovery of Jim. Messages to 37 Managhan Street, Christchurch 8051. If our love could have saved you, you would still be with us Gillions Funeral Services, Dunedin F.D.A.N.Z., N.Z.I.F.H.

ENGLISH, Kenneth Hamilton JP 1927-2016; RNZ Navy; NZRL Kiwi, NZ Police. Soulmate of Selma, cherished Dad of Cheryl & Ian, adored father-figure of John, Joanie & Robert. Loved Poppa Ken to Callum, Annalise & Darren, Lachlan & Carmel, and his ten great grandchildren. Ken will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at Croft Centennial Chapel, 2 Osborne Place, Lower Hutt on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 at 10.30am. A memorial service to follow at 3.30pm at Wairarapa Services & Citizens Club, 20 Essex Street, Masterton. Online Tributes http://www.tributes.co.nz.

JONES, George Howison MID, Reg NZ1465 Navy: On Monday February 22, 2016 passed away peacefully at Maxwell Care Home Blenheim aged 95 years.  Cherished husband of the late Rona, dearly loved father of Rodney, Kevin, Patricia (deceased) and Brett.  Good friend of Ann and Alison.  Messages to 20A Durham Street, Picton 7220.  A donation to the Picton RSA would be appreciated and may be made at the service.  A service for George will be held at the Picton RSA, Wellington Street at 11.00am Saturday, February 27 followed by internment at Picton Cemetery.

SORBY, Thomas Godfrey (Tom) (RNZN 18134) Died suddenly in Melbourne (Australia) 9th February 2016, aged 68 years Father of Aaron, Granddad to Ryder, Father in law of Casey. Eldest son of the late (Jock) Godfrey and Lily Sorby. Eldest brother of Keith – Clint, the late Jock (Jnr) Joshua and the late Cora-Ann. Brother in law of Karen and Kelly. Special friend of Marlene and the Marevich family. Tom will be missed by all of us. A celebration to remember Tom will be held in Melbourne and will be attended by friends and family. Communications to : Clints Email sorby@xtra.co.nz

WOLFE, Lyall Ronald Regtl No 450623 RNZN On 6 February 2016, at Middlemore Hospital. Aged 93 years. Loved husband of Laxshmi, and the late Ethel. Loved father of Suzanne, Geoffrey, Grant (deceased) and adopted son Michael. Sadly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Lyall’s request a private graveside service at Heights Park Cemetery, Pukekohe, has been held.

MCDOWELL, Gordon Douglas. QSM, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY, SERVICE No. NZ920038, Gold Star Member of the Taupo RSA. Died peacefully at Taupo Hospital on 9 February 2016, in his 85th year. Loved husband of Elsie, loved father and father-in-law to his 5 children and their partners, grandfather to 11, and great grandfather to 3. Special thanks to Judy and the teams at Hospice and Ward 2 at Taupo Hospital. We’ll miss you Mac. Steam easy. As per Gordon’s wishes a private cremation has been held. All communications to the McDowell Family, C/- P.O.Box 940 Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

LAUCHLAN, Brett Robinson Late of Burpengary East, passed away peacefully, 2nd February, 2016. Aged 63 Years Beloved Husband of Ruth, Dearly loved Father of Stephanie, Vanessa, Dean and Scott. Much loved Brother and Brother-in-law of Karen and Michael and Cherrie and Murray and loved Uncle of Debby, Toni and Naomi and their Families. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Brett’s life, which will be held at the Albany Creek Memorial Park, Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, Friday, 5th February, 2016, at 9:30 a. m.

PARKER, Allan. Royal Navy and RNZN (BEM). 8 July 1936 to 1 February 2016. Passed away at Hibiscus Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loved brother of John (England). Loved father and father-in-law of Sarah and Max and Stephen and Vicki. Loving and proud grandfather of Madeleine, Anna and Tessa. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Shakespeare Open Sanctuary Society Inc (of which Allan was a founding member) or to the Hibiscus Hospice in respect of their care and dedication to Allan and his family. A service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Church, 1-5 Stanmore Bay Road, Whangaparaoa on Friday 5th February 2016 at 1pm.