Jack Passings – June 2015

HALE, Richard Thomas – It is with much sadness that we advise the passing of Commodore Richard Hale, RNZN (Rtd) who passed away on Thursday 2 Jul 15 at Westport Hospital. Commodore Hale transferred to the RNZNR from the RN Reserve in Jun 1942. In 1946 he commissioned into the RNZN in the rank of Lieutenant. Commodore Hale served on board HMNZ Ships Leander, Cook, Hautapu (CO), Achilles, Bellona, Royalist (XO), Philomel, Taupo, Hawea (CO), Pukaki (CO) and Otago (CO & Captain F11). Commodore Hale also held a number of shore positions notably as DCNS, COMAUCK and ACDF(Pers). The funeral service will be held in Westport, details to be advised.

MARRINER, Kerry Mervyn 28.7.1955 – 22.6.2015 RNZN STWD.   Passed peacefully after a long struggle with his loving family by his side. Loving partner and soulmate of Carol Jerry. Dearly loved Dad of Danielle and Sam. Loved friend of Andrea and Pete, Nathan and Diane, Aaron and Macaela and best mate of Stella. Loved son of Ella and Jim Steans. Dearly loved brother of Daryl and Jan Marriner and brother-in-law of the Curtis family. Loved by his friends and his special friend the Hendos.
“See you bear,
Love ya Cat”.
“Always in my heart.”
Kerry will be resting at home, 224 Livingston Road, RD 1, Winton, until his service at home on Friday, 26 June, at 1.30pm. Please feel free to come and see Kerry anytime.

ARTHURS, Terrence (Terry). Service No. 15261, RNZN, Commander. Peacefully in Masterton on June 24, 2015 aged 77 years. Much loved husband of Ann. Great father of Rachael, Sarah, and Matthew. The most fun Poppa of Charlotte, Ella, Toby, and Benjamin. Brother of Kathryn and Dorothy. Father-in-law of Mike and Roseanna, and friend of Alan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society of New Zealand, or the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind (puppy sponsorship), would be appreciated. Message to the Arthurs family may posted C/- PO Box 460, Masterton. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held in The Masterton Club Inc., Chapel Street, Masterton, on Monday June 29, at 2:00pm followed by private cremation. Wairarapa Funeral Services http://www.wairarapafunerals.co.nz FDANZ, Masterton

DURRANT, Bryan Raymond (Surfie-Doc). RNZN CPOMA J19995: On June 17th 2015. Aged 62 years. After a long illness. Much loved son of Dorothy Smith (Greerton). Loving father and father-in-law of Nadia and Cory Spooner (Carterton), Carl Durrant (Auckland), and grandad of Abby-Rose. Sincere thanks to Waipuna Hospice for their care. At Bryan’s request a private cremation has been held.

BRADLEY, Captain Ian Leslie Stuart Blenheim. RNZN (Retired), BCA, MPP. August 10, 1937 – June 20, 2015. Died suddenly in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Adored father of Georgia and Sarah, grandfather of Melinda, only brother of Lesley Rosalyn, uncle of Edwina, new grand uncle of Auberon and cousin of Margaret. Memorial service date TBA – tel 09 413 9102 or email lbradley@xtra.co.nz

WHITING, Keith William (Bill). RNZN WW2. 10.03.1927 – 16.06.2015 An extraordinary man who was so admired by all who knew him. Most treasured best friend and loved husband, for 62 years, of Angela. Enormously loved father and father-in- law of Dennis and Keryn, Jocelyn and Phillip Dean, Nigel and Margot, Richard and Mandy, Annette and Steve, and Claire and Terry May. Adored Poppa of Todd, Katie, Richard, Greer, Blair, Mikaila, Luke, Harrison, Catherine, Dominic, Georgia, Abigail, Grace and Frank. The family wishes to pass on their immense gratitude to the amazing staff of ICU who gave Keith such special care and love during his time with them. Rosary for Keith will be recited at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Te Mata Road Havelock North, on Thursday, June 18 at 7.00pm. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 19 at 1pm at Our Lady of Lourdes. Interment at the Havelock North Lawn Cemetery will follow. Messages to the Whiting Family C/- P O Box 8424, Havelock North 4157.

GULLEY, Louis John. Service No A1829 RNZN AB WW2 Passed away peacefully at Norfolk Courtrest home, Dargaville on the 15th of June 2015. Aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Phyllis May. Much loved Father and Father in law to Dennis and Joan (Rotorua), Lynda and John (Nelson), Sue and Kevin (Dargaville). Loved Grandfather to Jon, David, Rachel, Bevan, Cindy and Karen, Kyle, Michelle and Mark, Tanya and Ben. Great Grandfather to Mandy and Nicky. “In our hearts he will be remembered.” “The river calms as night draws, the anchor is down. A rum awaits, while the mullet jump your Spirit is free like the sea on the seashore. Your journey will be gentle rocked as JayJay settles for the adventures to follow.” A celebration of Lou’s life will be held at the northern Wairoa memorial RSA clubrooms Hokianga Road, Dargaville on Saturday the 20th of June 2015 at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. All communications to c/o PO Box 306, Dargaville. In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Freemason society would be much appreciated, Please leave donations in box provided at service.

McLEOD, Stewart Angus. Service No RNZN NZ 11503 Telegraphist NZ Navy Korea Peacefully at Duart Rest Home, Havelock North on June 11 in his 87 year. Beloved husband of the late Dulcie. Loved father and father-in-law of Christine and Mark, Ross and Delwyn, Ian and Annette. Loved grandad of Alex, Liam, Campbell, Connor, Lachlan and Mitchell. Special thanks to the staff of Duart for their love and care of Stewart over the last five years. A private service was held on Monday 15 June, 2015. All messages to The McLeod Family, c/o Po Box 1055, Napier, 4140

SCHULTZ, Peter Terence. U16210 RNZN Ex-WOSA Passed away peacefully on 11th June 2015 surrounded by his family. After bravely fighting a long illness and never losing his awesome sense of humour. Late of the Gold Coast, Formerly of Western Australia and Auckland Dearly loved husband of Lynne Loved father of Maryanne and Paul Father-in-law of Matt Cherished Poppa of Mikalina and Mishenka Loved brother of Bill, Shane, Vicki, Tim (deceased) and their families Pete’s funeral will be held at the Heritage Brothers Chapel, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast on Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 2.30pm AEST Correspondence can be forwarded to the Schultz Family, 134 Dunline Drive, Burleigh Waters., Queensland, Australia, 4220 Heritage Brothers Wes and Ashley Heritage Gold Coast 0061-7-55 358 758

MCGREGOR, Alexander James (Flash). Service No RNZN 9884, Stoker, HMS Achilles, WWII. On June 12, 2015, peacefully at Auckland Hospital; in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband of the late Mele, dearly loved father of Robert and Elizabeth, father in law of Eve and Derek, Grandfather to Max, Hugh and Rory, brother of Margaret and the late Ian, loved by Ila, Amasaia, Jemima and Eddie. Toka a ihe fiemalie, Rest In Peace Flash. Flash’s funeral service will be held at Pt Chevalier Memorial RSA, 1136 Great North Road, Point Chevalier on (tomorrow), Tuesday June 16 2015, at 10am, followed by refreshments. J. Weir & Co Funeral Directors Est. 1897. Ph 376 0088

HARRIS, Malcolm Vincent Reg No 624996, ME1 RNZN. On June 11, 2015 at Wairarapa Hospital, aged 76. Much loved husband and soul mate of Margaret. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of James (Rotorua), Stuart (Gisborne), Jo and Errol Bosson (Papamoa). Loved grandfather of Bryce, and great grandfather of George. Member of the NZNTVA. A service to celebrate Malcolm’s life will be held at the Wairarapa Services and Citizens Club, corner of Chapel and Essex Streets, Masterton on Wednesday June 17 at 11.00am, followed by interment at Riverside Park Services Cemetery. Messages to the Harris Family C/- P O Box 2055, Masterton. David Dew Funeral Services Masterton FDANZ rosewoodfuneralhome.co.nz

BASSETT, Nelson Fisk NZ Territorial 3/4/433, NZ Army 622461, RNZN 7638 On 12 June, 2015. Born 24 October 1922, in Addington, Christchurch to James and Myrtle (nee Fisk) Bassett. Dearly loved husband and friend of Marie (nee Ryder) and loved father of Maureen, Lawrence, Gregory, Margaret, Adriane and Rachel. Father-in-law of Clive, Jennifer, Diana and Christopher. A special Bassy to 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Truly loved by his nephew and nieces Christopher, Kathleen, Pauline, Maria and the late Gerard. A service will be held at St. Francis de Sales and All Souls Catholic Church, 2a Albert Road, Devonport, on Monday 15 June, at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at North Shore Memorial Park Cemetery.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

JARVIS, Frank (FAA 8739, WWII): On 6th June 2015, peacefully at Cascades Retirement Village, Hamilton; aged 90 years. Much loved husband of Bobbie; Much loved father and father-in-law of Jon & Libby; and Susan. Adored grandfather of Frances, Sarah, and Rachael; and proud great grandfather of Aiden “Buster”; and best friend of Ollie the poodle. Our grateful thanks to Diane and her team at Cascades for their compassion, care and kindness to Frank, particularly in his final days.”Frank, you have finally arrived at the big hanger in the sky”A service for Frank will be held in the Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead on Friday 12th June 2015 at 11.00am. All messages to the “Jarvis Family”, c/- 717 Grey Street, Claudelands, Hamilton 3216.

DOWNER, Allan Farley (Pye) RNZN Service No: 8445 Seaman Born 01-03-1935. Passed away on 05-06-2015 peacefully with family present. Husband of the late Joy. Father and father in law to David and Rosalie, Brett, and John and Shona. Loving poppa to Lance, Stephanie and Paula, and great grandfather to Isabelle. Rest in Peace. A service for Pye will be held at St Matthews Church, 60 Garfield road Helensville on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 11:00 am. All communications to the Downer family c/- Wm Morrison Funeral Directors PO Box 25731 St Heliers, Auckland.

TANSWELL, Peter (Navy NZ8438 WWII, AB Seamen, British Pacific Fleet): Passed away peacefully at Rhapsody Rest Home on Friday 5th June 2015, aged 90 years. Loved husband of Gloria. Loved Dad to Gary and father and father in law of Brian and Clare, David and Linda, John and Diane and Mark and Nori. Loved Grandad to his 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Brother in law to Owen and Bev Walter and Graeme and Diane Walter. Step father to John and Peter Wright (Australia). Family and friends are invited to a service to celebrate Peter’s life in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Thursday, 11th June 2015 at 10.30 am, private interment to follow.

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