Jack Passings – June 2016

MCNAMARA, Kevin Bernard ((Mac) Ex RNZN, Communicator) left us Tuesday 28th June 2016 while at Waipuna Hospice Tauranga almost completing his 64th year. Son of Bernard & Ruina McNamara (both deceased). Loving husband of Judith Prior (Judy) and formerly of Jeni. Treasured Father of Katherine and Bradley, Father-in-law of Tim and Grandfather of Aria, Hazel and Landon. Brother and Brother-in-law of Gail and Jim, Barry and Sherryl and Uncle to their children. Always in our hearts. A Celebration of Mac’s Life will be held on Saturday 16th July 2016 at Fairview Golf Club in Katikati at 3pm. A donation towards Hospice would be welcomed in lieu of flowers.

WYATT, Norris Alfred. Service No 8944 Navy Sub Lieut. NAMR 2nd Lieut. WWII. On Tuesday 28th June 2016 peacefully at North Shore Hospital. Aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty. Treasured father and father-in-law of Tony and Janet, Wendy and Warwick Hooper,Kristine and Bruce McMiken, Suzanne and David Whalan, Peter, Jackie and Frick Atkins, Rosie and Greg Blok, Felicity and Steve Paddison, and Norreen. Precious Grandpa and Poppa to his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A service for Norris will be held at Leigh Hall on Saturday 2nd July 2016 at 1:00pm followed by interment at Leigh Cemetery. Communications to C/- The Wyatt Family, PO Box 15, Leigh 0947.

CLAUGHTON, Harold Walter. (Harry) RNZNVR SUB/LT (A) FLEET Air Arm 1939 – 45 Peacefully on 18 June 2016 after a courageous battle with family at his side, aged 91. Dearly loved husband for 63 years of Oriole. Much loved Dad of John and Carmel, Mark and Sarah, Diane and Michael Drake, (the late) Wendy, and Rachael and Lee. Loving Grandad of Brendan, Daniel, Renee, and Nichole; Katie, and Richard; Matthew; and great Grandad of Levi, and Cruz. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff of Jane Winstone and Dr John Holt for the exceptional care that you gave Dad. Messages to 67 Montgomery Road Wanganui. A family farewell has been held at Harry’s request.

LEMBERG, Frederick John Eastwood (Fred). NZD3486 RNZN, on loan to the Royal Navy, AB, WW2. Aged 95 years, peacefully at home with his family. At rest with his wife Eva, and sons David and Bruce. Loved and treasured father of Jeni, father- in-law of Gary, Poppa of Sarah and brother of Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nelson Tasman Hospice Trust, P O Box 283, Nelson 7040 would be appreciated. Frederick’s funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Nelson on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10.30am. MARSDEN HOUSE FUNERAL DIRECTORS NZIFH http://www.marsdenhouse.co.nz

CAMERON, Alexander James Edward (Alec): (NZ Navy, NZ 15400, Able Cook). On June 17, 2016, peacefully at Christchurch Hospital, aged 77 years. Loved father of Glenn, Deidre, Bruce, Glen, and Carl, and father-in-law of Melody, loved grandad of Tayla; Cole, and Lauren; Jennifer, Christina, and Alexander, loved friend and companion of June. A Memorial Service for Alec will be held at the Papanui RSA, Harewood Road, on July 1, at 2.00pm.

IRVINE, Rognvald James Thomas (Ron). Service 11217 Lead Telegraphist R.N.Z.N Korean War. On 19th June 2016 Passed away peacefully at the Papakura Private Hospital, aged 85 years. Dearly Loved Husband of Helen. Loved Father of Heather, Jim, Graeme, Bruce and Pauline. Loved and missed by all the family. A Service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church Corner Coles Crescent and Great South Road Papakura on Thursday June 23rd 2016 at 11am prior to a private Burial. By request no flowers please. All communications to: ENSOM Funeral Services 15 East Street, Papakura 09-299-6646

WILSON, Trevor Gordon. (Tug). NZ 16756, RNZN, PORE. On June 13 2016, peacefully at home after a long illness, aged 73 years. Dearly beloved husband of Carolyn. Loved father of Richard and Cynthia. (Cindy). We will love and remember you forever. “Across the bar” Grateful thanks to Dr Sheffield, Dr Jordan, Dr Alan Wright and all the team at Villa 6 Oncology HBRH. A service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be held at Crestwood Chapel, 615 Heretaunga Street, Hastings on Saturday June 25th 2016, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cranford Hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Tributes can be made online at http://www.tnphb.co.nz or posted with messages to the Wilson family c/- P.O Box 967, Hastings 4156.

BELLAMY Grant Herbert, RNZN 4342 Signalman, WWII. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife Sylvia and friend Anne, on June 6, 2016, at the Wood Retirement Home, in his 96th year. A Service of Farewell is to be held at the Shone and Shirley Chapel, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 2.00pm.

SHANNON, John Alexander: 1925 – 2016 (NZ8841 Stoker RNZN WWII, Ex cruisers Achilles, and Pellona. Life member of SCRSA) Died peacefully at Parklands Hospital in Christchurch after a long illness. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty, loved stepfather of Gay, Di and Paul, Jackie and Trevor and the late Robbie, beloved “Pop” of his nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Special thanks to the staff at Parklands for their care of John. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Shannon, 2/347a Church Street, Westend, Timaru 7910. A Private Funeral will be held in Christchurch.

THOMAS, Rupert Trevor. RNZN 10369. On Wednesday 8th June aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Sue. Much loved father of four daughters, Jacqueline and Steve, Andree, Antonia and Syd, Anna and Chris and loved step-father of Victoria and Lisa. Pop Thomas was adored by all 7 grandchildren, Dylan, Kelli, Lily, Rupert, Hugo, Baxter and Oliver. A private family memorial for Rupert will be held at a later date. Messages to the Thomas family can be sent to 3a/171 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland 0622.