Jack Passings – July 2016

FENTON, Bruce Hebenton. X12970 RNZN Shipwright Artificer 1. On 28 July 2016. Suddenly at his Retirement Village- aged 88. Loved husband of the late Dilys, father to daughters Chris, Lynn and Sharon, friend to son in laws Colin, Dave Morris and the late Dave Netting, and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. As with Bruce’s wishes there was a private cremation and a memorial service at Northhaven Retirement Village with his dear friends and family.

MCMASTER, John (Jack, Mick)). RN MX102018, RNZN NZ12759, Chief Petty Officer 12 November 1922 to 29 July 2016, in his 94th year. Suddenly but peacefully after a short illness. Treasured and beloved husband of Dawn (deceased). Much loved and loving father and father-in-law of Alan, Chris, Anna and Clinton. Grandad of Ivan, Saul, Amelia and Anthony. Great grandad of Marena and Delilah. Much loved brother of May, Noel (deceased), Harry (deceased), and their families. Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Middlemore Hospital for their tireless care and respect shown to Dad during his recent illness. In accordance with Dad’s wishes a private family service has been held. “Home is the Sailor, Home from the Sea”. All communication to Alan, (09)9627838 or 02108781828.

PAYNE, Jack Ernest Service Number 17189 RNZN. Passed away peacefully at home on 13th July 2016. Aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband and best mate of Robyn. At Jack’s request a private cremation has been held.

LEA, Richard Nathaniel Montgomerie. Capt. RNZN (retired) On 29th July 2016 at North Shore Hospital, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Joy (recently deceased) for 63 years; much loved father of Lynne, Elizabeth, John, and Sue. Loved Grandpa of Sarah (and husband Andrew), Lloyd, Michael, Natasha, Nathan, Louis, and Ella; much loved father-in-law of John, Ian, Marcus and Karen; much loved uncle of David Martin. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice North Shore, PO Box 331129, Takapuna 0740 would be appreciated by the family. The funeral service will be held at the Naval Chapel of St. Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, Queens Parade, Devonport on Saturday 6th August at 1pm, to be followed by a private cremation.

OLNEY, Bernice Jessie (nee Pendergrast). On 23 July 2016. Dearly loved daughter of the late Margaret and Percy Pendergrast. Sister to 7 brothers and sisters. Loved wife of the late Ron. Treasured mother of Jeannette and Andrew Smith; Alison and Henk Keuning and Kathy Hughes. Adored grandmother of Toni, Peter, Roger, Diane, Caleb and Sage and Great grandmother to 8. “Now it’s your turn to get up those golden stairs”. Special thanks to Aria gardens for their care of Bernice. A service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Thursday 28 July at 12.30pm followed by cremation. Published in The New Zealand Herald on July 26, 2016

THORPE, James Richard (Jim). Reg. No. NZ 13274. P.O. RNZN. Died peacefully on Tuesday July 26, 2016 after a short illness at Wanganui Hospital aged 83 years. Loved father of Audrey, Janet, Catherine, and Richard. Husband of Barbara, grandfather of seven and great- grandfather of one. Brother of Hugh, the late Alec, and the late Peter. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jim’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Friday July 29, 2016 at 1.30pm to be followed by private cremation.

NUTSFORD, Keith Alexander: 13496 Able Seaman RNZN Korea. Of Otaki. On July 23, 2016 at Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North. Dearly loved husband of Gwen. Loved father and father-in-law of Tony & Leanne, Heather, Murray & Chisato. Loved grandfather of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Keith’s life will be held at Cedarwood on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30am followed by a private cremation. Waikanae Funeral Home DANZ Tel 04 2936844

BRYANT, Christopher Frank (Cmdr RNZN – retired) Ben: Died peacefully at Hutt Hospital on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, aged 86 years surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Bridget, loving dad to Kevin and Wendy Bryant, Janet and Lance Peel. Grandad to Gemma and Todd Bryant and Elizabeth Hart. We would like to thank doctors and nurses at Hutt hospital Emergency dept. and Medical Ward. Your care and compassion was outstanding. Our deep-felt thanks also to the staff and management at Wesleyhaven Village Rest home. Dad was so happy to be with his Deckston Home family and was looked after so well. A special thanks to Karin, Leigh and their wonderful team. May he rest in peace and run freely with his dogs again.
You were so loved dad xx As with dad’s wishes a private family ceremony will be held on Friday, 22 July followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers please send donations to NZ seeing eye dog association – Red Puppy Sponsorship C/- NZ Blind Foundation (www.blindfoundation.org.nz).

WERNHAM, Antony John (Tony). RNZN15323. Passed away Tuesday 19 July 2016 at Aria Gardens, Albany aged 77 years. Son of the late William John Wernham and Ethelwyn Churchouse. Brother to Phillip A. Wernham and Elizabeth Lancaster. Beloved husband of Jill (nee Betson), married 55 years. Father to Tracy-Anne, Deirdre (Dee) and Richard (Rich). Father-in- law to Stephen Watson and Graeme Landon. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Grandfather to Miles and Rosalie Watson, Jared Wernham, and Caleb Landon. Service at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Friday 22 July 2016 at 3pm. Special thanks to the staff at The Palms Aria Gardens, especially Chris, Sharon and Ann, Olive and Cathy, Bora and Sue. Rest in peace.

JOHNSTON, Frederick Alexander Ross (Fred): No 12534, RNZN, Korea. Raelene, Helen and Neil, Linley and Will, Philippa, Rhonda, Glen and Delia, Jason, and Shaun Marshall, and their families wish to sincerely thank relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues for their love and support following the loss of Fred. A special thanks to the staff at Wairarapa Hospital for their care of Fred; to Pam Bailey for her comforting words; to the Carterton RSA members for their fitting tribute to Fred; to those who gave donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance; and to all who travelled from near and far to be with us at this time. The lovely personal messages of sympathy, cards, letters, flowers, food, phone calls, visits and tributes were much appreciated and we are grateful to you all. Please accept this as our personal thankyou.

COPPELL, Winifred Doris. On Saturday, 16th July 2016, peacefully, at Hospice North Shore, after a short illness. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Penny and Graham, and step mum of Dave and Cheryl. Loved grandma of Douglas and loved aunt of all the Capper family. A service to celebrate Doris’ life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 3 Stanmore Bay Road, Whangaparaoa on Thursday, the 21st of July 2016 at 2:00 pm followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to either the RSA (PO box 97 Silverdale 0944) or to St Stephen’s http://www.ststephenswgp.org.nz to help with their children’s music program would be appreciated. Cheques can be left at the service. Our grateful thanks to the staff at both Ward 2 of North Shore Hospital and the North Shore Hospice for their loving care. All communications to “The Coppell Family” P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943

PECK, Todd McDaniel (Billy) Reg. No. Q21059. AME. RNZN. Suddenly at home on Saturday July 16, 2016 aged 62 years. Dearly loved son of Bob and the late Peggy Peck. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Michael and Brenda, Mark and Margaret, Lynn and Steve, Geoff and Angelique, Grant and Philippa, and Rachel and Clayton. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. An amazing life well lived. In lieu of flowers donations to St. John would be greatly appreciated and can be left in the Chapel Foyer. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to all Todd’s Caregivers and Health Professionals for their exceptional care. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Todd’s life in the Forrest Lawn Chapel, 208 Guyton Street, Wanganui on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 11.00 a.m. to be followed by interment at the Rangataua Cemetery. Published in The Wanganui Chronicle on July 18, 2016

BROWNE, Evan Ferris (Brownie): (921887 MCPO RNZVR 1952-68) On July 15, 2016, at Wanaka. Dearly loved husband of Noelene, loved father and father-in-law of Glenys and Bevan Rickerby (Ashburton), Martin and Alanna Browne (Allanton), Carolyn Browne and Bryan Green (Christchurch), Barbara Browne and Colin McCoy (Christchurch) and Brownie to his grandchildren, Sarah and Alistair Rickerby, Hayley and Lachlan Browne, Alex and Oscar Green, and to Dan, Kristyn and Jenny, great-grandfather to Lily and Louie. A service for Brownie will be held at St Columba’s Anglican Church, cnr Upton and McDougal Streets, on Tuesday, July 19, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wanaka St John Ambulance Association are welcome and may be left at the service. Messages to 1 Bridle Path Lane, Aspiring Village, Wanaka, 9305. Respectfully cared for by Affinity Funerals Central Otago &
Lakes District F.D.A.N.Z.

TAYLOR, Robert Patrick (Bob) Born 15-06-1932. Passed away on 09-07-2016. Royal New Zealand Navy S No13520 Leading Mechanic. Korean veteran Will be sadly missed by his brother John and his family

WALL, Dave Ex RNZN Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 13 July 2016. Darling husband of Ruth. Wonderful Dad of Amanda and Ben. Awesome grandpa of Liam and Cai. We will miss you terribly. A service for Dave will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services 185 Schnapper Rock Road Albany, on Saturday 16 July at 10am followed by private cremation

PAYNE, Jack Ernest Service Number 17189 RNZN. Passed away peacefully at home on 13th July 2016. Aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband and best mate of Robyn. At Jack’s request a private cremation has been held.

CARSON, Ronald James (Ron) (Reg. No. 4071, AB, R.N.Z.N.) On July 4, 2016, peacefully at home, aged 92 years. Loved husband of the late Freda, much loved dad and dad-in-law of Kit (deceased) and Ligaya, Phillip and Gail, Nicki and Brian, loving Grandpa of Shane, Jason, Kris, Clare, Jessica, Robert, Matthew, Samantha, and their partners, loved Grandpa of all his great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ronald Carson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the RSA would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Ron will be held in the Hanmer Springs Golf Club, 133 Argelins Road, Hanmer Springs, on Wednesday, July 13, at 1.00pm, followed by interment in the Hanmer Springs Cemetery.