Jack Passings – February 2018

FREEBORN Christopher John  Born December 24, 1934. Passed away on February 25, 2018. RNZN (Vet). Peacefully on Tuesday, 20th February. Loved husband of the late Rua, and loving father. Small memorial to be held at a latter date. Contact Christine cdudarko@gmail.com.

BARNES Arthur Charles 2 September 1928 – 22 February 2018 In his 90th year at Nelson. NZ Navy Leading Cook NZ11698. Dearly loved husband of 67 years to Olwyn and loving father of Bruce and Rosemary, Kathryn, Tony (deceased), Rev David and Jennifer, Dean, and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Andrea of Nurse Maude, the exceptional Staff of Otumarama Resthome, and GP Steve Cameron. John 11: 25 Jesus said “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying” Messages to 021 100 28 60.

MILLS, Stanley William (Stan). 16028, Ordinary Seaman, RNZN After a long and courageous struggle, Stan passed away peacefully at Hastings Hospital on February 18, 2018. Beloved husband, father and father-in-law of Pat, Jessica and Sarah, and Phillip. Loved Grandy of Chad, Sam, Ben, Nick, Jacob and Josh. Proud Great Grandy to Isabella and Kyah. Thank you to everyone who supported Stan and his family over the last 3 years. A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at ‘Stonehaven’, Peel Street, Waipukurau on Friday, February 23 at 11am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to CHB St John would be appreciated. These and any messages to the Mills family may be left at the service or posted to c/- PO Box 207, Waipukurau 4242. C. H. B. Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ Waipukurau

HOHAIA, Raymond Joseph. NZ16332 RNZN CTB 16 Feb 18. Loved Father of Lyndon and Kathryn, and Megan, Koro and Matthew, Victoria, Jonathan and Lucas. A big presence who will be greatly missed. Donations to Hospice North Shore in lieu of flowers. Rays funeral will be held on Wednesday 21 Feb at 1300 at Funeral home on Ocean View Rd in Northcoate

HARKER, John Derek (Buster): Navy/Army 645560, 10973 On February 19, 2018, Buster died peacefully at Hawkes Bay Memorial Hospital. He was in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Rosalind, much loved father and father-in-law of Jeremy and Sally, Caroline and Grant, Sally and Steve, Pip and Finlay. Adored Grandfather Buzz of Tim, Jack and William Harker; Maddy Harker and Tom, Harriet and (the late) Dougal Fyfe; Charlie, Ella and Rosa Hanna; and Minnie Harker Gilmour. A memorial service to celebrate Buster’s life will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Havelock North at 2pm on Monday, February 26, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NZ Cancer Society would be welcome.

NUTTALL, Murray Alfred: (Royal NZ Navy no: 823003, CMT Tamaki) On Sunday, February 18, 2018, Jan’s husband, partner and best friend of 58 years ended his journey after a well fought battle, at home with his loving family. Cherished father of the late Mark, much loved and admired dad of Sharon and Craig Tozer and Deidre and Asdin. Adored “Grondan” of Ricky, Bryce, Nakita, Jordan and Lola, and dearly loved brother of Jewel and the late Geoff and Bruce. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Public and Burwood Hospitals, Healthcare and Nurse Maude whose care has been unsurpassed.
“I’ve set my course,
My spirit is free,
I’ll see you again,
Upon the high seas.”
To celebrate Murray’s life, a service will be held at the Papanui RSA, 1 Harewood Rd, Christchurch, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 11.00am.

O’KEEFE, John Francis. NZ16849, RNZN. Peacefully on Tuesday the 13th of February 2018. Dearly loved husband of Carol. Great father of Gerrard, Lauren, and Christopher. Father-in-law of Tracey, and Meng. Loved poppa of Jayden, Jasmine, Stella, Sandra, and Mason. A celebration of John’s life will be held in Fountains Memorial Chapel, 35 Wood Street Papakura, on Friday the 16th of February at 11.00am.

BACON, Brian. Memorial service for “Streaky” Fri 16th Feb. All welcome at St Cristopher Chapel, Devonport Navy Base 13.30pm. Bring ID. Reception at Pupuke Tennis club.