Jack Passings – July 2019

MOSSMAN, Henry Wilmot (Harry). RNZN 9837 Died 27 July 2019, aged 96 years. Husband of the late Joyce and father of Stuart, David, Mark and Reid. Father-in-law of Phyllis, Karen, Gayle and Linda and fun grandfather of his 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Rest in peace Memorial service at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade 1pm Saturday 3 August Photo ID required

SUTCLIFFE Richard John (Dick) RNZN 8285 Able Seaman WW2. Passed away peacefully on July 27, 2019, at Springlands Lifestyle Village, in his 95th year. Loving husband to Joyce for 68 years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Stephen and Pam (Sydney), Denise (Harvey Bay, Australia), Jan and Graeme Bishop (Adelaide), and proud Grandad of Rachel (Nelson). A funeral service for Dick will be held at the Mayfield Chapel, corner Hutcheson and Parker Streets, Blenheim, at 1.00pm on Thursday, August 1, 2019, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium.

EALES, Geoffrey Manville (Geoff). Service No. 16702 Marine Engineer, Royal New Zealand Navy. On 20th July 2019 suddenly at his home, Whangarei. Dearly loved husband of Marie. Loved father of Kurt and Alishya, Konrad and Elsa, Krystle and Kevin, Tracey, and Joanne. Loved Grandad of Kye, Emelia, Trey, and Carne. His funeral service will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, (corner Kamo Road and Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangarei) on Saturday 27th July 2019 at 10.00 am followed by interment at Maunu Services Lawn Cemetery, Whangarei. All communications to Mrs M.B.Eales, 10 Paratai Crescent, Woodhill Whangarei 0110.

AHLFELD, Walter Frederick Stoker 1st class RNZN5246 WWII 1939-1945 Passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019, at Essie Summers Retirement Village Hospital, in his 99th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Edith. Loved father and father-in-law of David and Pam, Neville and Marina, Joy and Clifton, Ross and Julie and the late Brian and Camelia. Also loved grandfather of 11, great-grandfather of 16 and great-great-grandad of 4. Many thanks to Essie Summers Retirement Hospital Team for their dedication, support and care of Dad. Messages to the Ahlfeld family, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A funeral service for Walter will be held at the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Tomorrow (Tuesday), at 4.00pm, followed by a private cremation.

ANDREWS, Alfred Allan (Allan): RNZN, reg. NZ 104022. On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, peacefully with his loving family by his side, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of June; loved father and father-in-law of Barry and Lorraine, Grant and Franky, Christine and Al, Michelle and Graham; treasured Grandad of Tyler, Vanessa, Nic, Conner, Lizzie, Sam and their partners; special Grandad to his great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Radius Hawthorne for your wonderful care of Allan. Messages may be addressed to the Andrews family, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A Celebration of Allan’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London and Whitmore Streets, Richmond, on Monday, July 22 at 3.30pm.

ROWARTH, Barbara (nee Macky). Veteran 4th officer of WRNZNS Peacefully and gently on 5 July 2019 at Bruce McLaren Care Centre, aged 95 years. Beloved wife of David for 75 years. Adored Mother and Mother-in-law of Rick and Sandra, Diane, Mike and Shelley. Cherished grandmother of 7, and great-grandmother of 14. Veteran 4th officer of WRNZNS, one-time police volunteer. A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held in St Columba Presbyterian Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany on Friday 12 July at 2pm. No flowers at the family’s request.

ROSEWARNE, James (Jim) Able Seaman R.N.Z.N. 12471. Passed away 12 July 2019. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Valerie and George Parry, Dick and Judy Rosewarne, Joycie and the late Ross Gallichan, the late Kathleen, Colin and Joe. Loved by all his nieces and nephews. Our love to Jim’s family. Now at peaceful rest.

SPENCE, Owen James Henry (Miles). Born Christchurch 29 October 1922. Died Nelson 9 July 2019. RNZN, Royal Navy 1941 to 1945 WW2. NZD5094/33206 AB Radar Operator, aircraft carrier HMS Victorious in Pacific War, RNZN Reserve. Dearly loved soulmate and ‘Oppo’ of Pamela for 20 years, and her family. Former husband of Evelyn (Auckland); sadly missed father and father-in-law of Colin and Mimi, Dianne, and Jennie and Grant; grandfather of Kyle, Lara, Kayla, Cameron, and Liam. Father of John. ‘Will be sadly missed by many.’ In lieu of flowers donations to St John’s Ambulance would be appreciated. The funeral service to celebrate and remember Mile’s life will be held on Wednesday 17 July 2019, at Marsden House Funeral Home, 41 Nile Street East, Nelson, at 11am, to be followed by interment at Marsden Valley Cemetery. Marsden House Funeral Directors N.Z.I.F.H.

BERRY, Anton Guiani (Tony). RNZN 15189 32nd W/T. Passed away at home 14 July 2019 aged 81 years. May he Rest In Peace with his beloved wife Lorraine. Father to Vanessa, Stephen, and Bruce. A private service will be held for details contact the Titirangi RSA

ROBB, Allan RNZN Petty Officer REL #16549 Passed away peacefully at the Hospice South Canterbury on Sunday, July 7, 2019, surrounded in love. A devoted and loving husband of Janice (Jan) for 55 years, and a caring father and father-in-law of Andrew and Suellen, Tania and David. A much loved and treasured Popsie of Luke and Zack. A loved brother and brother-in-law of Lillian, Bill, and the late Don, Bob, Jimmy and their families, and Helen and her family. A cherished uncle to his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice South Canterbury would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to PO Box 4041, Highfield, Timaru. A celebration of Allan’s life will be held at the Lascelles Hall, 17 Wilson Street, Timaru (behind the Church), tomorrow Wednesday, July 10, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation.

GRAF, Vicki It was with shock and sadness that I received a message whilst in London, from Sam, Vicki Graf’s son informing me that she had passed away suddenly on Tuesday NZ time. Vicki joined the Navy as a Medic in my intake on the 1st of August 1977. She served for several years until the mid-1980s. She will be fondly remembered by many for her sense of humour, enjoying a good Disco at the JRFC and being a loyal friend to many, both while she served and she continued to be so to some of us. RIP Vicki

ROWARTH, Barbara (nee Macky). Peacefully and gently on 5 July 2019 at Bruce McLaren Care Centre, aged 95 years. Beloved wife of David for 75 years. Adored Mother and Mother-in-law of Rick and Sandra, Diane, Mike, and Shelley. Cherished grandmother of 7, and great-grandmother of 14. Veteran 4th officer of WRNZNS, one-time police volunteer. A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held in St Columba Presbyterian Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany on Friday 12 July at 2pm. No flowers at the family’s request.

SOLOMON, John Te Tarehu RNZN – No 17277 10.3.1946 – 5.7.2019 Passed away peacefully at Tauranga. Loved husband of the late Anncy and companion of Janphen. Dearly loved father of Kelly and Hope, Tatiana and Manuel Brown, Linda and Lee Aldworth, Kirikau and Wiremu and Jo. Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Kaye and Eddie, Allan and the late Amiria, Trevor and Lyn, Te Paea and Larry. “Rest easy sailor, your watch is over, your part of the ship is squared away and secured. Calm seas and fair wind as you cross the bar, stand easy.” John is lying in state at Matau Marae, Clay Road, Levin. A service for John will be held on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 11.00am, followed by interment at The Avenue Cemetery, Levin. Anderson Funeral Services FDANZ Foxton

HOWDEN, Robert Gordon RNZN AB 6802. Bob passed away peacefully at Peacehaven on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the age of 96, surrounded by family. Dearly loved husband of the late Avis, much-loved father and father-in-law of Mervyn and Jill, Carey and Neville Corkery, Blair (Fred) and Alena, Rod, and Robyn, and the late Elwyn. Loved Bob Bob of Morgan, Josh, Sam, Natalie, Ana, Mark, Danielle, Sean, Jeremy, Jared, and Jeana. A loved Great-Grandbob of his great-grandchildren. Loved son of Len and Kathleen Howden, loved brother of Bruce and Hilda, the late Joyce and Bill Gray, Eileen and Bill Elliot, and Harry. A graveside service will be held according to Bob’s wishes at the Eastern Cemetery – Block 38, Invercargill, on Friday, July 5 at 11.00am. Messages to 88 Fox Street, Invercargill 9810.