Jack Passings – January 2017

HALL, Frederick Bertrand. C/FX76130, WWII, RN & RNZN L/C HMNZS Leander, A/C Carrier HMS Formidable. Passed on 27th January 2017 at the age of 97. Loving husband of the late Patricia. Loved father and father-in- law of David and Maxine, Carl, Keith and Mary, Deborah and Jeff, and Tony. Grandad of David and Andrea, Jamie and Aenoy, Nathan and Jess, Katie and Matt, Patrick and Jane, and Michael. Great Grandy of Jax and Aieva, and Bonnie. Funeral service to follow. Rest in peace

BOLLINGTON, Barry Alan Edwin. Royal NZ Navy, 14185, Seaman. Passed peacefully, 30 January 2017 at Middlemore Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Marion. Loved father of Jo and grandfather of Ashley and Zane and their families. Loved step-father of David, Karyn, Janine and their respective families. “Beautiful memories forever in our hearts”. A service to celebrate Barry’s life will be held in the Manurewa RSA, Maich Road, Manurewa on Friday 3 February at 11.00am followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Totara Hospice South Auckland, PO Box 75-560, Manurewa, Auckland 2243 would be appreciated or may be left at the service.

REVELL, Gordon Charles Service No. Y15271. Leading Electrical Mechanic RNZN, Warrant Officer Class 1 RNZ Artillery (161 Bty Vietnam). ‘O’ Group held, orders issued, prepared to decamp, ordered to move ‘29.01.2017’ in his 79th year, at Vincentian Resthome and Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth. Loved father of Katherine and William and Samuel. Loved son of the late Dorothea and Charles. Brother and brother-in-law of Annette and the late Charlie, Ralph and Bev, Maureen and Alan, James, Pauline and Dave. Son-in-law of the late Katherine and James Brownhill. For we know that when this tent we live in – our body here on earth – is torn down, God will have a house for us to live in, a home he himself has made, which will last forever. 2 cor 5:1. In lieu of flowers donations to The Leprosy Mission, PO Box 10227, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446, would be appreciated or may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff at Vincentian. Messages to the family may be left in Gordon’s tribute book at http://www.tributes.co.nz or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241. A service to celebrate Gordon’s Life will be held at Lyall Bay Baptist Church, Resolution Street, Lyall Bay, Thursday, 2 February 2017, at 11.00am, thereafter private cremation.

BRUNING, Russell Graeme. RNZN R21037 Passed away 28.1.2017. Loved soulmate of Colleen. Much loved by the family. Cherished brother of Jan and the late Harold, Murray and Jeannie and family. Loved Dad of Clementine and Poppa to Joseph. Your ship has sailed, your journey is over. Rest now my love. As per Russell?’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. All communications to 166 Cook Drive, Whitianga 3510. “Always loved, never forgotten (831)?”

TIMMINS, Antony Owen (Tony). ASTWD On Thursday, 26 January 2017, after a short illness, at his home. Aged 59 years. Loved son of the late Owen and Christine. Loved brother and brother in law of Alan and Cushla, Sharon and the late Norman, Mike and his partner Jenny, and the late Linda. Loved uncle of Fran, Sara, Caleb; Amanda and Stacey. Good friend of Marty and Sandy and family. Sadly missed by all who knew him. A service for Tony will be held at the Chapel of Faithfull Funeral Services, 35 Red Beach Road, Red Beach on Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 11:00 am followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Hibiscus Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Our grateful thanks to the staff at Hibiscus Hospice for their care and compassion. All communications to “The Timmins Family” P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943

PITT,Vaughan McColl Charles: HMNZS Achillies, NZ Navy NZ8254. died peacefully on 23 January 2017 at Malvina Major Village, in the presence of family in his 92nd year Funeral was held Friday 27th January at 3.00pm in Johnsonville, Wellington.

TEAGUE, Francis William (Bill) (RNZN, Petty Officer, #11066). Peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Sylvia, loved father and father-in-law of Linda, Anna and Ian Walsh, Matthew and Sue Teague, Mark and Sue Teague, and Rebecca and Paul Baker. Loved grandpop of Reuben, Nathan, Sarah, and Ben Watkins; Ben, Geoff, and Jasmin Teague; Karen, and Adam Baker. Loved Great-Grandfather of Mia, Tala, and Aaliyah; Jordan; Eilish; Drew, and Lyla. Messages to the Teague family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

VENNELL Christopher Richard (Kit)  OBE. Commander RNZN (Retired) On January 23, 2017, at Ilam Lifecare, aged 87 years. Most dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, very much loved father of Caroline, loved brother and brother-in-law of Adrian, Guy, Jock, and Tim, and Dennis O’Rorke. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Christopher Vennell, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Kit’s wishes, a private service has been held.

PENNINGTON, Richard John (Dik): LPTI Died on Monday 23rd January 2017, at his home with his darling wife and supported by Hospice. Aged so close to 85 year. Died peacefully. Loving husband and soulmate of Colleen. Father and father-in-law of Sharon, Robyn and Pat, John and Margaret. Grandfather of Kelly, Daniel, and Steven. Great Grandfather of Emily. According to Dik’s wishes there will be a small private service. Friends and family who wish to come together to celebrate Dik’s life are invited to a “shout” at 5pm Friday 27th at the Tasman Bowls and Social Club at 35 Octavius Place, New Plymouth.

BENSLEY, Athol George Allen (RNZN 6389, Able Seaman, NZASC 3/9/750, Corporal WWII). On January 20, 2017, peacefully at Kauri Lodge, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Olive, loved father and father-in-law of Chris and Lorraine, Roger and Janet, and Simon and Galina, treasured grandfather and Pemba of Michael and Nikki; Rachael; Sasha, and Daniel, great-grandfather of Corey. Special thanks to the management and staff at Kauri Lodge for their wonderful care. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Athol Bensley, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Athol will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, January 27, at 10.00am, to be followed by interment at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery.

GODDARD, Roy. RNZN NZD2998. Died peacefully at Orewa on 20 January 2017, aged 96. Loved husband of the late Marion, father of Keith, Jennifer (Jinny) and Murray. Grandfather of Caroline (Sam), Keith, Helen, Leila, the late Robin, Adrian, Josue, Kate and Tim. Also survived by 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A service for Roy will be held at St John’s Presbyterian Church, 442 Mount Albert Road, Mount Roskill on Thursday 26 January at 11am. All communications c/- PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.

BENSLEY, Athol George Allen: (RNZN 6389, Able Seaman, NZASC 3/9/750, Corporal WWII). On January 20, 2017, peacefully at Kauri Lodge, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Olive, loved father and father-in-law of Chris and Lorraine, Roger and Janet, and Simon and Galina, treasured grandfather and Pemba of Michael and Nikki; Rachael; Sasha, and Daniel, great-grandfather of Corey. Special thanks to the management and staff at Kauri Lodge for their wonderful care. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Athol Bensley, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Athol will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Friday, January 27, at 10.00am, to be followed by interment at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery.

FLEET, Rex. RNZN 12859 After a courageous battle, Rex passed away surrounded by his loving family. Loved husband of Karen. Cherished and loved father and father-in-law of Helen and Iain, Craig and Natalia, Hayley and Michael, and Robyn and Matthew. Very loved Gramps to his nine grandchildren and his two Great grandchildren. A big Thank you to Brent our amazing caregiver, and to the hospice nurses, Dr Richard Jamieson and the staff at Hastings Health Centre. In lieu of flowers donations to Cranford Hospice may be left at the service. A service for Rex will be held at The Hastings Crematorium Chapel, Orchard Road, Hastings on January 20 at 1.00pm. Messages to the Fleet family c/o Po Box 2610, Stortford Lodge, Hastings 4153.

JOHNSON, Lance Douglas (Jonno). (SN 18194 Mechanical Engineer Diver R.N.Z.N). On January 13th 2017 suddenly at his home Whangarei, aged 70 years. Loved partner of the late Nancy Stone. Much loved father of Kim, loved pop of Jason and Diana, and Sean. Sue (Kim’s mum). A service for Jonno will be held in the Chapel of Morris and Morris Funerals (entrance 17 Western Hills Drive), Whau Valley,Whangarei at 10:30am Friday January 20th 2017 followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations sent direct to the Whangarei RSA,Welfare Fund PO Box 740, Whangarei 0110 would be appreciated. Communications to the Johnson Family C/- PO Box 8043, Kensington, Whangarei 0145.

MILLER, Harold Roy (Dusty). Of Marton. Peacefully on Sunday 15th January 2017. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved husband to Barbara. Cherished father to Tania, Moana, Shane (deceased) and Nicole. Adored grandad to Mahia. In lieu of flowers donations to Arohanui Hospice P.O. Box 5349, Palmerston North 4414 would be appreciated or left in the hall foyer. Family and friends are invited to attend a service for Dusty at The Friendship Hall, 7 Morris Street, Marton on Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 2:00pm. NZIFH

SIVEWRIGHT, Mark Philip: Left us on Thursday January 12, 2017. Much loved husband of Jenna and adored dad of Casey, Brianna, Abby, and Zach. Cherished eldest son of Phil and Wendy. Loved brother of Kerry, and Grant, and brother-in-law of Kylie. Loved son-in-law of Colin and Yvonne Gardiner. A celebration of Mark’s life will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, cnr Puketapu and Church Roads, Taradale, Napier on Monday January 16, 2017 at 11am. Followed by a private cremation. Messages to the ‘Sivewright Family’, C/- PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141.

STEWART, Patrick Ramon (Pat). NZ 7563, RNZN, WWII Signalman Passed away at Gracelands on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in his 89th year. Loved husband of Moira. Loved Dad of Rod, Pauline and Tom Robertson, Graham and Christine, and Lynn. Loved Step-Dad of Alastair, Charles and Patricia. The family would like to thank Doctor Jon Eames and the staff at Gracelands for their kind care of Pat. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Market Street, Hastings on January 16 at 11.00 am. Donations to the Parkinsons Society may be made at the service. Tributes can be made online at http://www.tlas.co.nz or posted with messages to Pat’s Family, c/- P.O Box 8424, Havelock North 4157.

NELSON, Alexander David (David): OBE (Captain RNZN Retired) Peacefully, at Aria Park, Epsom, on 12th January, 2017 aged 88 years. Much loved husband of 55 years of the late Mary. Father, father-in-law and grandfather of Andrew and Phyl (Peter, William, Rupert, and Jane), Jeremy and Luis, Alasdair and Agnes (Elsie, Fintan, Milo, and Darcy). No flowers by request. Donations to the Cancer Society of NZ would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres, Grafton, PO Box 1724, Auckland 1140. A service for David will be held at Davis Chapel, Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mt Eden on Monday 23rd January, 2017 at 1:30pm, followed by private cremation. Many thanks to the nurses and staff of Aria Park for their loving care over the last months and years. All communications to the Nelson family, c/- Davis funerals, PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.

McAULEY, Dulcia Edith (nee Newsham -West). Service No WRNZNS 822. Passed away Sunday 8th Janaury 2017. Loved wife of Frank (deceased). A private service has been held.