Jack Passings – January 2016

KERSEL, Brian Raymond: RNZN 13924. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Arohanui Hospice on Saturday, 30 January 2016 in his 85th year. Much loved partner of Kiri (Chris) for 51 years. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Ken (deceased); Ronnie (deceased); Graham (deceased) & Margaret; Shirley (deceased); Valerie & Lloyd Fraser; Pauline & Brian Shortland; and Denyse. And a much loved uncle to all. Brian will be resting at his residence and a service for Brian will be held there on Tuesday, 2 February at 10.00am, followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to the Kersel family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North or may be left at http://www.thelychway.co.nz. In lieu of flowers a donation to Arohanui Hospice PO Box 5349, Palmerston North would be appreciated. “The family express their thanks to the wonderful staff at hospice for their care of Brian.”

HARGREAVES, Alfred Edward Earl (Alf) R.N.Z.N. W.W.II, Service Number NZ9315, died on 30th January 2016 in his 90th year. Loved husband of Joan, Father of Tony, Paul and Tim. Father-in-law of Angela and Jane. Grandfather of Erin, Mathew, Toby, Lisa (deceased) and Jeremy (deceased). Grandfather-in-law of Lyndsay and Great Grandfather of Chloe. Will be greatly missed. R.I.P. A Funeral service for Alf will be held at Pyes Pa Crematorium Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga, on Wednesday 3rd February at 11.30am. All Communications to Jane (027) 407-9124.

BLACK, Bernard Roy (Bernie): (Reg. No. 8634, RNZN Achilles) (Reg. No. 208263, J and K Force) WWII. Passed peacefully at home in Kaiapoi on January 25, 2016, in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Valda. Loved Dad of Peter. Loved grandad to Jardene and Elliot Morgan, Ethan and Melony, and Dean. Special uncle to Liz and Herri Patten. Special thanks to the wonderful caring Nurses from Nurse Maude. Messages to the Black Family, C/- PO Box 263, Kaiapoi 7644. At Bernie’s express wish, a private cremation has taken place.

MANNERS Margaret (nee Greig) LCK. NZWREN898 Margret was in her 83rd year and joined the navy in 1952. Her husband is Tom Manners one of the Kaumatua for the Navy Marae. Margret is lying in state in their home 84 Eskdale Road until Wednesday 9am and then will be taken Omanaia for burial.

RONGONUI, Abraham Diddie RNZN 14116: Passed away peacefully 25th of January 2016 at Hawera. Loved husband of the late Alice. Loved father of Douglas (Whenuakura), Gary and Charlene (Cambridge), Ramona and Roger (Taihape) and of the late Te O Marama. Cherished koro of all his moko and great moko. A service to celebrate Diddie’s life will be held in the Cleggs Funeral Chapel 268 High St, Hawera on Wednesday the 27th January at 11.00am followed by interment at the Hawera Cemetery RSA Lawn. All communications to the Rongonui Family C-/ P.O. Box 183 Hawera 4640.

BRANT, Peter Alfred (Lofty). NZ 688672 L/REM RNZN Passed away at Parkhaven Hospital on 25 Janaury 2016 aged 82 years. Dearly loved Husband of Jeannette (Jo). Dearly loved father of Gary and Maria,Martin and Samantha. Cherished Poppa of Ayrton, Emerson, Erica, Shelby and Angus. “Fly Free” A Service to Celebrate Peter’s life will be held in the Chapel of Manukau Memorial Gardens Puhinui Rd Papatoetoe on Thursday 28th January 2016 at 11am ENSOM Funeral Services 15 East St Papakura 09 299 6646

SAUNDERS Kyrene Michelle (nee Hunt) L29082 PORP, RNZN, After a courageous battle, surrounded by her family at home, On Saturday, January 23, 2016. Loved wife and soul mate of Mark for 26 years. Loved and cherished Mum of Blair, Aaron, Leitisha, and Joshua. A service for Kyrene will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 2.00pm followed by a private cremation.

DUNLOP, Stephen Desryck Born 29-10-1939. Passed away on 18-01-2016. Beloved Husband of Ruth and Father of Robyn and Paul. Passed away peacefully. Ruth and the family wish to thank all concerned for their love and support and advise that a private cremation has already taken place. All communications to ‘The Dunlop Family’ c/o 25 Ninth Avenue Tauranga.

TOMLIN, Harold Ernest. On 16th January 2016. Passed away peacefully after a short illness. Ex RNZN 16211 ME1, an Operation Grapple Veteran. Beloved wife of Gwynneth Mary and beloved children Gwynmarie, Irene, and Harold Junior and great grandson Jordan. Special thanks to the Hospice and doctors for their support. –

PECK, George William Bertrid (Bill). Reg.No. 14071 (Navy). Passed away on Sunday 17th January 2016 peacefully at Dannevirke Community Hospital. Aged 88 years. Loved husband of the late Kim Soon. Loved eldest son of the late William and Laura Peck. Will be missed by Wendy, his cousin, companion and caregiver. As was Bill’s wishes a private cremation has been held and his ashes will be scattered at sea, with a formal Navy burial. Tararua Funeral Services Ltd Dannevirke FDANZ 06 3747785 NZIFH

MORLEY-HALL, Nicholas St John. Lieut. CDR. RN/RNZN. JP Rtd. 17 September 1937 – 8 January 2016. Died peacefully, in excellent care, at Dove House, Eastern Bays Hospice. Most dearly loved husband of Judy. Loving father and father-in-law of Charles and Tracy, Andrew, Richard, Alexandra and Charlie, Edward and Christopher. Grandfather of Angus, Henry, William, Koko, Tito, Momo, Luca, Victor, Freda, Benson, Ella, Arlo, Sophie and Harry. Brother of Charlotte (England), Fenella (South Africa) and Marcus (England). A private service was held for Nick in his home on Tuesday January 12. All correspondence to the family c/o State of Grace East, P O Box 25109, St Heliers, 1740. State of Grace East 09 527 0366

MORRISON, Hugh Adair D/NZ8584 Sub-Lieutenant RNZNVR. Peacefully at home in Palmerston North on January 6, 2016, aged 94. Dearly loved husband of Margaret who passed away on December 31, 2015 and father of Kate, Lloyd, Andrew, Rob, Hamish and Dugald. Loved father-in-law of Ant, Julie, Deborah, Liz, Dawn and Mike. Loved grandfather of 18 grandchildren. A private service will be held on Saturday January 9, 2016 in Palmerston North. A memorial service to commemorate Hugh’s life will be held, with details to be released soon. In lieu of flowers, donations please to All Saints Church Building Account, P O Box 549, Palmerston North 4440.

TATANA, David Joseph (Ex RNZN 1975-89 LEM) Passed away on 04-01-2016. Passed away suddenly at Middlemore Hospital on 4th January 2016 aged 58 years. Dearly loved son of Amy and Jack Donnelly, cherished fiancee of Lisa, proud father of Stacey and Kris and Joshua and Michelle, adored granddad of Krysta-Leigh, Levi and Taiharuru. A service will be held at Te Taua Moana Marae, Devonport Naval Base on Friday 8th January 2016 at 10am followed by burial at Waikumete Cemetery.

PATTERSON, Jack Sherwood Telegraphist No 7144, NZ Navy, WW11 of Palmerston North (formerly of Woodville) peacefully on 1 January 2016. Aged 95 years. Dearly beloved husband of the late Mary. Much loved father and father in law of John and Lauren; Mary and Richard; and their families. Messages to Patterson family c/- P.O.Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ross Street, Woodville on Friday, 8 January 2016, at 11am. Followed by Interment at the Ashhurst Cemetery.