Jack Passings – July 2017

COOK, Robert. Reg No RN C/JX15-4881 RNZN 13737. Passed away on Saturday 29 July 2017 after a short illness; in his 96th year. Much loved father of Diana and Terry, Ken and Maree, Audrey and John, and Glenda and Daniel. Cherished grandfather of 14 and treasured great grandfather of 10. Thank you to the Bert Sutcliffe Home and nursing staff at North Shore Hospital. A service will be held on Friday 4 August at 11am at the Waikumete Cemetery Chapel 2. State of Grace 0800 764 722

GRANT, Edward Milton (Ted): 7955, RNZN, Signalman. Passed away peacefully at Mary Doyle on 28 July 2017, aged 92 years. ‘ A Great Innings’. Adored husband of Elaine (deceased). Beloved Dad of Neil and Penny, Jeff and Pat. Cherished Grandad of Annette, Greg, Justin, Jacqui, Michael and Mandy. Special Great Grandad to Daniel. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Mary Doyle Lifestyle Complex, Marilyn Coombes, and Dr Lisa Percy for their love and care of Ted. Family take comfort Ted and Elaine are together again, now tending God’s peaceful garden. Donations in Ted’s memory to the RSA would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at the Hawkes Bay Crematorium Chapel, Orchard Road Hastings on Friday, 4 August 2017 at 11:00am. Tributes can be left online at www.tlas.co.nz or sent to The Grant Family, c/o PO Box 8424, Hastings, 4122.

STABLES, John: RN, PJ942117, Borneo, AS. RNZN, C18862, MAA. – JP 3.9.1939 – 30.7.2017 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, aged 77 years. Loved son of Mary Berry, Kent (England). Dearly loved and adored husband of Sue. Loved Dad of Paul, Mark, Shane and Joanne. Much loved ‘Bonus Dad’ of Paul and Melissa, Mel and Darryl and Jeremy. Grandad to Kayden, Kyrah, Hamish, Amber, Zaelan, Cherish, Richelle, Sam, Charlie and Grace. Great grandad to all his moko’s in Tauranga. Sue would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support, visits and phone calls and also to Dr Paul Johnston, Terry and Monique Longley and Cranford Hospice. “Have a tot of Rum in Johns Honour.” Friends and family are invited to join in a celebration of John’s life at Clubs Hastings, 308 Victoria St, Hastings on Thursday 3rd of August 2017 at 11am followed by private Cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Clubs Hastings (RSA) Welfare Fund at the service. Messages can be made on line at www:tnphb.co.nz or posted to the ‘Stables Family” C/- PO Box 967 Hastings 4156.

COLL, Edward McLaughlin (Ted): 1924 – 2017. R.N.Z.N AB 6044 3rd Submarine Flotilla Holy Loch. Husband and best friend of Audrey Joan Coll*, son of John Alexander Coll* and Grace McLaughlin Coll*, brother of Mary Coll*, Daniel Coll*, Grace Dunne*, Kathleen Jolly, John Coll*, Patricia Duggan*, Desmond Coll*, loved father of Anthony, Michael and Jackie, Paul and Marie, Stephen and Tracey, Chris and Sandra, David, and a loved Granddad to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family are especially grateful for the care given to Ted at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Brockville. Funeral details to follow.

NORMAN, Donald Reece (Our Don). At 10am, 22nd July and after many years of pain, Don chose to start his next journey. His final night was peaceful and warm as he slept beside his darling, on his own pillow with fresh linen. Don was surrounded by love and laughter, and he slipped away so peacefully. Loved partner and friend of Lynn. Adored father of Sue, Wendy, Kim and Tracy. A loved brother, grandfather, great grandfather, and an amazing friend. A final celebration for Don will be held at the Taranaki Crematorium Chapel, Junction Road, New Plymouth on Wednesday 26 July at 2pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated. New Plymouth FDANZ

OLDFIELD, Peter. (Ex RN and RNZN) Suddenly at home on 15th July 2017. Aged 82 Years. Dearly loved husband to Joan. Much loved father and father in law to Frances and Barry, Michael and Lorraine and the late Gerard. Loved and respected Grandad of Morgan and Cameron. “Peaceful Man, you shall not be forgotten” Rosary for Peter will be recited at the St Pius X Catholic Church SH1 Tokoroa on Friday 28th July at 4.30pm with Requiem Mass celebrated on Saturday 29th July at the above church at 11.00am followed by interment at the Tokoroa Lawn Cemetery. South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ P O Box 459, Tokoroa

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