Jack Passings – January 2015

BOYLAND, James Albert (Jim). RNZN 2102 MID 1940 – 1952. WWII and Korea. Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Saturday January 31, 2015, in his 90th year. Beloved husband and soulmate of Flo and sadly missed father and father-in-law of Lyn (deceased), Karin, Michael, Robyn and Pat, Glenn and Adva, Brett, and Debbie. Loving step-father of Rex and Jan, Peter and Julie, Karen, Sue and Chris, Nigel, Wendy and John, and Dave. Dearly loved Grandad and great Grandad of his many grandchildren. A service for Jim will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Tuesday February 3, at 2.00pm, followed by burial in the Taupo Public cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust, P O Box 950, Taupo would be appreciated or may be left at the service. Communications to the Boyland Family, c/- P O Box 940, Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ

DENCH, Reaburn (Ray/Sailor) Cecil, RNZN, NZ5201, Leading Stoker, WW2: On January 26th 2015 in his 92nd year. Died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Arohanui Hospice. Loved husband and best friend of the late Andrea Merle. Loved Dad to Peter and Sheridan, Paul, and Kathryn (Kath). Grandad to Matt, Chris, Whitney, Josh, Mitchel, and Kate, and great Grandad to Tegan, Osgar, Oisin and Ihaia. Messages to 9 Tane Road, R D 4, Palmerston North 4474.The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Ward 23 and Arohanui Hospice for their care of Ray. Donations made to Arohanui Hospice would be appreciated, by Ray and his family. A Private Service, at Rays request, has been held.

WILSON, Arnold George: Passed away on January 23, 2015, surrounded by family, at The Oaks Rest Home. Dearly loved husband of Elsie.

MANKTELOW, Graeme Don Passed away 21st January. A big thank you St Joans and Memory Clinic Team. 82 years. Army Papakura No 33102 and Navy. Met Joan (wife) in London. Father to Greg and Kris. Blessed by all aunties, all mentors. A private simple cremation.

ROEBUCK, Neville Douglas Charles 9 October 1931 – 23 January 2015. RNZ Navy 11677. Loved and loving husband of Janette; father of Greg, Paul, Gill; father in law of Stephanie, Roberta, Kym; grand-dad of Dominique, Victoria, Thomas. So greatly admired, leaves many cherished memories. Funeral 3pm, Thursday 29 January, North Harbor Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany. –

LAVERTY Richard (Dick) CDR, VRD*, RNZNVR, S920775. (CO TOR 1981-1984). He enlisted on 08-01-1953 after being called up for CMT. He was commissioned on 17-07-1955, assuming the rank of Sub Lieutenant, and went on to serve efficiently for 30 years, posting to the Retired List of Officers in the rank of Commander on 31-12-1983. He was awarded the Volunteer Reserve Decoration with an additional clasp for 25 years service. During his service he was an associate professor of pharmacology at Otago University spending his entire RNZNVR Career posted to Toroa. He served onboard HMNZS’s Bellona, Black Prince and Canterbury during the 1950s and onboard Motor Launches (ML’s) in the early 1970s. CDR Laverty’s funeral will be held Monday 19 January at 1100 at St Pauls Cathedral, The Octagon. Dress No. 2W

RICHMOND, Margaret Agnes (nee Hume). (WRNZS 1143). 8-9-1934-19-1-2015 Passed away peacefully at Matariki Hospital after a courageous battle, hard fought.Life partner and soulmate of George. Much loved mother of the late Kim William, Tania and Akutina, Lance and Kaye, Loving Nan of Jade, Shea, Kimiora, Tamatea, Daniel, Samantha, Maiya, and Joshua. Special Nanny Ma of Rehutai. Loving Mum, Nan and Aunty of her many extended whanau and mokopuna. Many thanks to the staff at Matariki Hospital and district nurses for her excellent care. Margaret will be at 273 Warburton Crescent, Te Awamutu. A Funeral service for Margaret will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Arawata Street, Te Awamutu on Thursday 22nd January 2015 at 1pm followed by a private cremation. Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.

BLAKE, Turi Service No 621648 NZ Navy WWII: Peacefully after a short illness with family by his side on Friday 9th January 2015 at Chalmers Rest Home , aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Muru, and partner and good friend of Vicky. Loved Dad and Koro of Theo (deceased), and Jerry and Dianne, Millissa; Turi, Talia; Waveney, Larissa and his Great Mokupuna. In accordance with Turi’s wishes a service has been held.

WADDELL, Kevern John. Service No, 13632, P.O., RNZN, Korea. On Saturday, 10th January 2015 peacefully, after a long illness at Evelyn Page Hospital, Orewa, Aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Ann. Loved stepfather of Donna and Keith Patterson, Robyn and Neil Jury (Perth). Loved grandad of Campbell and Bessie, Ryan and Alicia, Karl and Jessica, Blake and Taine, Rebekah and Adam, Nicholas and Jemma. Dearly loved great grandad of Kyah, Bella, Jai (Perth), Harper and Arlo, Xavier and Zhara. A private cremation has been held. A donation in Kevern’s memory may be made to Alzheimers Auckland, P O Box 5132, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141. Our thanks to management and all the staff at Evelyn Page for their loving care. All communications to A58 Evelyn Page Retirement Village, 30 Ambassador Glade, Orewa, Auckland 0931

HARRISON, Patrick Haldane RNZN 11151 Passed away peacefully in his sleep 13th January 2015 aged 86. Much loved husband of Nola, Loved father of Jennifer, Linda, Kevin, Edmund “Herb”, Deborah and Paul. Grandfather of 9 fine young men. Great grandad of 17 little boys and girls. In accordance with dad’s wishes he has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be held on 24th January at 11a.m. at the Arapuni Village hall. All family and friends invited.Cambridge Funeral Services FDANZ

REVELL, James Douglas (Jim) Ex RNZN, Service No. G20223. On 11 January, 2015, peacefully at home. Dearly loved husband of Rose, father of Ben (deceased) and Del, father-in-law of Malia and Blair and Granddad of Luisa. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, (Naval Base), Queens Parade, Devonport, on Friday 16 January, at 1:00 p.m. Please note that photo ID is required for admission to the Base. In lieu of flowers donations to the North Shore Hospice Trust, PO Box 331129, Takapuna, would be appreciated.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

SHIU, Hang Che ‘QSM’ (No 1) passed away peacefully on 29 December 2014. He was well liked and known in the Royal New Zealand Navy. He is survived by his wife Boon Shau Chow. A loving father and father-in-law to Yuen Ching Shiu (Raymond) and So Kwai Lai (Ida), Wai Lai Shiu (Emily), Yuen Chuen Shiu (Pierre) and Chan Tin Cheung Shiu (Cynthia), Yuen Wing Shiu (Stephen) and Yin Yu Shiu (Sandy) grandfather of two grandsons and two granddaughters. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, Auckland on Tuesday 13 January at 10.00am, followed by interment at North Shore Memorial Park Cemetery at 1.00pm. Please provide photo ID to enter the Naval Base.

SLATTERY, Owen Woods (Owen) Born 18 June 1920. Passed away on 17 December 2014. Owen Woods Slattery passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at his home in his 95th year. Loved husband of Gwen, much loved and admired father to Owen, Anne, Joy, Della, Kay, Robert and Beth. Adored Poppa of Breeze, Jennie, Stephanie, Reuben, Nadia, Briar, Danuel, Gina, Joshua and Ryan. Precious Great-Grandfather to Holly, Mia, Mackenzie, Lucas, Savannah, Helaina. The light has gone out of our shining star, rest in peace Poppa we will love you forever in our hearts. A life thats now spent, From an era that went. You created no fuss, But be assured you’ll be missed by us. Love you always, “Sail on Dad”. Private family service and cremation was held Monday 22nd December.

One Response to Jack Passings – January 2015

  1. Mike Dinwiddie says:

    sad to see you go No1 you were a great mentor for us young fellas on HMNZS Taranaki 1967

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