Jack Passings – July 2017

NEWSON, David Henry. Service No. NZ13423 RNZN Able Seaman. On 19th July, 2017 peacefully at Tokoroa Hospital. Aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Glenis. Much loved father and father-in-law to Cindy and Bob, Carolyn and Lance, and Michael. Loved brother to Ian and Betty. A service for David will be held at the Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Auckland on Tuesday 25th July, 2017 at 12.30 p.m. followed by a private cremation. South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, P O Box 459, Tokoroa FDANZ

COZENS, Frederick (Fred). CPO Writer RNZN 13327, RN MX738887. Passed away peacefully at Summerset in the Bay, Napier on July 16, 2017, aged 89 years. Much loved husband of Betty (deceased). Dearly loved and respected father of Garry and Yvonne, and father-in-law of Helen and Paul. Much loved grandad of Anthony (UK), also grandad of Joanne and great-grandad of Rebecca, Pandora, and Jasper (UK). Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Summerset in the Bay for their loving care of dad in the last two years. A service was held at the Dunstall Memorial Chapel, Napier on July 19, 2017. A tribute to Fred or messages for his family can be left via http://www.dunstalls.co.nz or C/- PO Box 1055, Napier, 4140.

HILL, George Darvel JP, RD, VRD Captain RNZNVR. Retired Associate Professor of Lincoln University. Life Member of the Association of University Staff. On July 17, 2017, passed away at Cashmere View Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Roberta for 53 years, loving father and father-in-law of Alexandra and Adrian, much loved Poppa of Thomas, and Oliver. We would like to acknowledge friends and family in New Zealand, Perth, Sydney, the UK and worldwide for their sustained support over the past four years. Special thanks for the loving care of the staff and residents of the Ashgrove Wing at Cashmere View. Messages may be sent to PO Box 22, Diamond Harbour 8941. The Service to celebrate George’s life will be held at HMNZS Pegasus, 419 Montreal Street, on Saturday, July 22, at 11.30am, followed by a luncheon. Private cremation will follow.

DANDO Bryan Stoker crossed the bar 19 July 2017 in Perth. Western Australia

WINSOR, Malcolm Lee. RNZN M 19285 Born 2 October 1951. Passed away peacefully on 10 July 2017. Loved son of Betty and the late Morice. Caring brother of Marion, Glenn and Debbie. Much loved dad of Curtis, Stacey, Hayley and Toni. A funeral service will be held at Manukau Memorial Gardens, Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 2pm.

HUNTER Allan Douglas (MNZM) Sub Lieutenant Royal Navy NZ8722. New Zealand Order of Merit. Headmaster Burnside High School 1969 – 1980. Passed away peacefully at the Ngaio Marsh Rest Home on July 12, 2017, after a battle well fought. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loved father and father-in-law of Paul and Helen, Phillipa and Derek, and Vivienne. Grandfather of James and Sarah and step-grandfather of Jeremy and Courtney; Christopher, Daniel, Mark and Anna, Richard, Catherine and Gareth and great-grandfather of Olivia. A special thanks for the compassionate care provided by the staff of Ngaio Marsh and to all the friends, colleagues and family who called to spend time with our father during these past three weeks. Funeral will be held on Monday 17th July at 1400hrs. The venue is the Aurora Centre at Burnside College, Christchurch.

TOWLER, Frederick James (Fred).  A service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, 15th July 2017 at 11:30am at the North Shore Memorial Chapel, Schnapper Rock, Albany. No flowers please, donations can be made to the SPCA Auckland.

CUNNINGHAM Robert (Guts) MAA The Funeral of Robert (Bob) Cunningham Ex MAA will be held at the Tauranga Funeral Park. 383 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. At 1300 Saturday 15th July . Todd Gower Funeral Services. Medals to be worn. After the service attendees are invited to the Mt Maunganui RSA to farewell Bob in the Traditional Naval Manner.

GEARY Robert Andrew (Bob) 2nd NZEF 1939 – 1945 Navy, Able Seaman. Peacefully on 9 July 2017, with family by his side. In his 96th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Sylvia. Loved father and father-in-law of Jan (dec) and John Morrison, Ross, and Alastair. Treasured grandfather of Robert, Scott, and Vanessa, and cherised great-grandfather of Jack. The family wish to thank the staff at Annie Brydon for all their care and attention, also thanks to his dedicated housekeeper Joanne and the boys. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held in St Johns Presbyterian Church, High Street, Hawera. On Thursday, 13 July, at 1.00pm. Followed by interment at the Manutahi Cemetery.

RICKARDS, Graham William. (Service No. H24410, Able Seaman, RNZN). 5 October 1965 – 4 July 2017. After a long courageous battle with cancer (the robber); aged 51 years. Gone too soon. Beloved husband and soul mate of Sandy (nee Smythe) (Turua). Cherished son of Russell and Margaret Rickards (Hamilton). Dearly loved father of Shivana-Maree and Andrew Gordon, Morgan and Jason Ridgway, Lisa and Matt Prince and Kellie. Proud Grumps/Poppa of Baiden, Riley, Blake and Emalyn and pending arrival of another loved grandchild in December. Loved brother and brother-in- law of Wayne and Leah, Gary and Bobbi, Trina and Ron, Shelley and James, Gary and Catherine (Aussie), Rod and Jo, and adored uncle of his many nieces and nephews. Graham is at home (15 Raratuna Street, Turua) for anyone who wishes to visit. ‘We love you dearly Graham and you will be missed by all your family and friends.’ A celebration of Graham’s life will be held at St George The Martyr Anglican Church, Mackay Street, Thames, on Saturday 8th July, at 2pm, followed by private cremation. Tributes to Graham may be left at http://www.heavenaddress. com. Messages to phone: (07) 867-5281 or Shivana phone: 021-201-7096.

DAVIDSON, George Spence (aka GS, George, Paps, Georgie):Reg. No. 8832 (Navy), 620738 (WWII & J Force), 206028 (K Force); Pte; RNZN, NZ ARMY.
Passed away peacefully on Monday 3 July 2017 to join his soulmate and wife Patricia. Adored by his family, Allan, Helen, Karla, Craig, Mya, Ella and Jolene (dec); Maureen, Kevin, Yvette, Derek, Logan and Mitchell, Craig, Kim, Callum, Joshua and Angus; Judith, Russell, Stacey, Mark, Angus, Margot; Teresa (dec), Matthew, Libby, Taika, Louis; Cherie, Michael and Valentino; Sharon, John, Jason, Rebekah, Keiran, Naekayla, Haylen, Paytan, Jessica, Scott, Brocklyn, and Shanelle. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society would appreciated, and may be posted to 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown 6022 in remembrance of our Mum and Nana. Huge thanks to the wonderful staff at the Woburn Masonic Home for their loving care. George’s funeral service will be held in the Woburn Masonic Home, 66 Wai-iti Crescent, Lower Hutt, on Thursday 6 July 2017, at 11.00am, and thereafter a private cremation.

LEE, William Clayton (Bill) RNZN Service No. 6728. Sailed away 1 July 2017, aged 97. Loved father of Sue, Karen, Terry and close friend of Ian. Cherished big brother of Tessa, Cherry (dec) and Patricia. Much loved uncle to his nieces and nephews. Served on HMNZS Achilles and later sailed the South Pacific as designer, builder and Master of the yacht Drumpeel. Widely loved father figure and CEO of The Met Shop. Heartfelt thanks to Irwell Rest Home for their care, especially to Shamima and Julia. Messages may be sent to the family, c/- Lychgate Funerals, 306 Willis Street, Wellington 6011 or via www.heavenaddress.co.nz. A graveside farewell will be held at the Natural Burial area of Makara Cemetery at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 5 July 2017. Lychgate Funerals FDANZ 385-0745 www.lychgate.co.nz