Jack Passings – June 2017

HATA, Te Whiwhi Vivian (Viv). Service No. 14070 RNZN Leading Seaman. On 29 June, 2017 at Waikato Hospital. Aged 92 years. Dearly loved father of May, Phillip and the late Greg. A Service for Viv will be held at the Buffulo Lodge, Waerenga Road Mangakino on Monday, 3 July 1pm followed by interment at the Returned Services section of the Mangakino Cemetery. South Waikato Funeral Services Ltd, FDANZ P O Box 459, Tokoroa

LEWIS, Peter John Reg No 13469 RNZN. On June 13, 2017, at Anne Maree Garden, Auckland, aged 85 years. Loved only son of the late John and Miro Lewis, dearly loved brother of Gwen. A service for Peter will be held at William Cotton & Sons Funeral Chapel, 29 Beattie Street, Feilding, on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11.00am.

SPRAGGS Richard Kendall (Dick) RNZN NZD 3890 17.09.1923 – 29.06.2017 In his 94th year of life, fought the good fight for the last time on 29th June 2017, surrounded by family at Bupa St. Andrews. Loved husband (and sparring partner) of the late Lorna. Adored dad of Peter and Bernice, Deb and David, the late Richard and Adrienne and. Special Pop of Sarah-Jane, Keryn and Cameron, Melissa and Emma, Steve, and Todd and Anna. Great granddad to Riley and Regan. The family would like to give a special thanks to the caring staff at Bupa St. Andrews for all their care and support. To celebrate Dick’s life a service will be held at the Hamilton Combined Services Club, Rostrevor Street Hamilton, on Monday, 3 July 2017 at 1.00pm, followed by burial at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Stroke Foundation, PO Box 27112, Garnett Avenue, Hamilton 3257, or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Spraggs family, C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242.

PATCHELL, Christopher Martin (Patch). Service No: E18036, Chief Petty Officer, RNZN. On 28 June 2017, at North Shore Hospital. Loved wife of Cheryl. Loving father and father-in-law of Brenda and Andrew, Annette and Grant and pop of Matthew, Samantha and Emily, brother and brother-in-law of Graham and Lea, Murray and Helen and the late Bruce. A Service will be held at the The Naval Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport on Tuesday 4 July at 10.30am, followed by private cremation. ID will be required to get on to the base.

JOHNSON, Ronald Samuel Passed away peacefully on Friday 2 June 2017. Loved father of Tony, Darrell and Eugene. Loved Grandad of Clinton, Dean, Georgia, Cadyn and Zhairrah. Great grandfather to Ava and Tyson. Loving step father of Jim, Jennie and Sally. Loved Pop of Melissa, Mason, Jodie and Jasmine. Great grandad of Jaylah, Holly and Grace. Forever in all of our Hearts, you will be loved and missed. A service for Ron will be held At the Henderson RSA, 66 Railside Ave Henderson on Thursday 8 June 2017 at 10:00 am.

NOAKES Steven Miles It is with profound sadness that the Australian Defence Force announces the passing of Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes. Steven was a much loved husband, father, brother, uncle, son and proud Navy member. He devoted 36 years of his life to serving his country and for that we couldn’t be more proud of him. When not home with his family, he was most happiest when at sea with his crew. We wish to extend our thanks to his shipmates and colleagues who provided such a rewarding and joyous career to Steven over the years. His life has made a significant impact on all those who knew and loved him. Defence requests that the media respects the family’s privacy at this difficult time.

DAVIES, George Henry. Service No. 14226 Royal NZ Navy. Passed away on 24 June 2017. Loving husband of Rose for 60 years. Much loved Father of Linda, Peter and Kevin. Cherished Poppa to 9 and Gramps to 6. “Much loved by many and will always be remembered”. A service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Friday 30 June at 12.30pm, followed by private cremation.

KENNEDY, Grant Morriss. RNZN L19859. Passed away on 24 June 2017 at Hospice Waikato. Loved Husband of Pam and Loved father of Michael. A service for Grant will be held at Simply Cremations, 388 Wairere Drive, Hamilton at 1pm Saturday 1 July.

HALL, Colin Richard. RNZN, Service No. 16966 04/09/44 ??” 18/06/17 Beloved husband of Sue. Loving father, stepfather and poppa. A private service has been held at Colin’s request.

MEAD, Barrie Desmond. (RNZN and Merchant Navy Service No: 15485). Passed away peacefully at Powley House on 20 June 2017, aged 78 years. Beloved husband of the late Dee. Father of Karyn, Shane and Suzanne. A much loved grandpa and great grandpa to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service for Barrie will be held in the Main Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 12:30 pm.

WILKINSON David Rex (Rex): Gunner Rex passed away peacefully at Strathallan Lifecare in his 93rd year, on Monday, June 19, 2017. Loved husband of the late Beryl. Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of Peter (dec) and Jan, Lynn, and Ivan (dec), Paul and Jan, John and Shelley, Corinne, Gina and Jayson. Loved grandad of Marc, and Blair; Dwayne, Channtal, and Campbell; Natasha; Victoria, and Marty; Jordyn, and Amy. Loved great-grandad Rex of his 14 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Rex’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Rd, Timaru, on Thursday, June 22, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to 2 Hurdley St, Timaru 7910. Aoraki Funeral Services Timaru F.D.A.N.Z.

MOON, Henry Albert. (Albie) Service No. 4750 Very peacefully with family on June 18, 2017 aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Eileen. Loved father and father in law of Terry and Heang, Pat and Alanna, Alan (deceased), Pauline, Myrah (Maureen), Peter, Donna and Brian. A loved grandad and great grandad of many. A celebration of Albie’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Dee St, Mt Maunganui on Friday 23rd June at 11.30am. Messages to the Moon family C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3140.

DRAKE, Hardie Francis. Aged 94 years. (Ldg. Signalman 2175 RNZN) Peacefully on Wednesday 14 June 2017. Dearly beloved husband, soulmate, and adventure companion of Jeanne for 71 years. Cherished father and father-in- law of Jenny and Malcolm, David and Karen, and the late Stephen. Adored grandfather of Megan and Wayne, Steven and Donna, Paul, Leanne, Hayley, Kalib and Mandy, and great- grandad of Sara and Bria, William and Joseph, Jacob, Ollie and Arleearna, Tahlia and Kruz. A service for Hardie, will be held at Woodhill, 167 Grange Road Tauranga, on Monday 19 June at 10:30am, followed by burial. Communication to the Drake Family, c/o P.O. Box 3136 Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

KYLES Wayne Arnold AIKEN South Carolina USA – Mr. Wayne Arnold Kyles, 74, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at University Hospital. Mr. Kyles was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, son of the late Henderson and May Kyles. While in New Zealand, he served with the New Zealand Navy, and was a Warrant Master at Arms. He was also a member of the Church of England. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Helen Joyce Raynel Kyles; son, Dr. Antony H. Kyles, New Zealand/Aiken; grandchildren, Austin Wayne Kyles, Garrett Glenn Kyles; great grandchild, Karter Kyles; brothers, Terri Coote, New Zealand, Brad Coote, New Zealand. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Toni and Paul Kyles. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Shellhouse Funeral Home chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Salvation Army, 322 Gayle Ave., Aiken, SC 29801. SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC Wayne’s online guest book may be signed at http://www.shellhousefuneralhome.com Funeral Home

AHURIRI, Rawiri George (David). RNZN WOYS T22258 Passed suddenly at home on Saturday 10th June 2017 aged 57. Dearly beloved father of Claire and Brent. Adored by many, loved by all. A dedicated serviceman of the Royal New Zealand Navy and a committed member of The New Zealand Salvation Army as a counsellor to many. David will be laying in state at Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa Marae (RNZN Marae) from 11am on Wednesday 14th, June 2017. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, 15th June 2017 at the Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher?’s, Devonport Naval Base commencing at 10am. Refreshments will be held directly after the Funeral Service in the Seminar Centre also on the Naval Base before departing for North Shore Memorial Park where a grave side burial service will take place. All are welcome to attend. It has been asked by the Navy base that all who attend are required to bring photo ID before entering the grounds. For further information, please contact the funeral home.

MOODIE, George MacIntosh. (Service NO: NZ9171 RNZN WW11) (Ex NZ Police Force) On 9th June 2017 passed away peacefully at Waitakere Hospital, in his 94th year. Much loved husband of Dorothy, Dearly loved Father and Father-in-Law of Michael (deceased) and Alison and Tracey. Cherished Grandad of Victoria and Logan, David, Cassandra, Jake, Breeanna and Beau. Great Grandad of Mikayla. Loved and remembered always. A service for George will be held in the Garden Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 11:00 am. All communication to the Moodie family c/- the above funeral home.

STUCKEY, Doris Lorane (Dorrie): W.R.E.N.S. On June 4, 2017, at Gladys Mary Rest Home, Napier, surrounded by family. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Hast, and adored and respected mother and mother-in-law of Sue and Russell Chant (Waipukurau), Cheryl and Bob Burnett (Darwin), Mark and Sandra, Brent and Ann. Loved Nana of Brad, Blair, Olivia and Nathan Chant; Melinda and Rebekah Burnett; Leah, Ollie and Earnie Stuckey and their families. Special Nana of Fiona, Ashleigh, David, Cody, Hayley, Amy and Nick and families. Loved sister of the late Dawn, the late Nan, Joy, Heather and Cleve. “Was at her happiest when surrounded with those she loved.” Special thanks to the staff at Gladys Mary Rest Home for their amazing care and genuine affection. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society left at the service would be gratefully received. A service for Dorrie will be held in the Beth Shan Chapel, 157 Georges Drive, Napier, on Monday, June 12, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to the Stuckey Family, C/o PO Box 439, Napier 4140.

JOHNSON, Ronald Samuel. NZ16813 RP Passed away peacefully on Friday 2 June 2017. Loved father of Tony, Darrell and Eugene. Loved Grandad of Clinton, Dean, Georgia, Cadyn and Zhairrah. Great grandfather to Ava and Tyson. Loving step father of Jim, Jennie and Sally. Loved Pop of Melissa, Mason, Jodie and Jasmine. Great grandad of Jaylah, Holly and Grace. Forever in all of our Hearts, you will be loved and missed. A service for Ron will be held At the Henderson RSA, 66 Railside Ave Henderson on Thursday 8 June 2017 at 10:00 am.

TAIAKI, Te Akerama Manuka (Tai, Ake). Peacefully passed away on Wednesday 7 June 2017. Loved son of the late Te Pahunga (Henry) and Ngahina (Te Teira). Loved husband of the late Linda (Rina) Te Rio. A very much loved Dad of Ake (deceased), Ngahina (deceased), Ngaio (deceased), Ngamano, and Tio. A loved Koro to Shaun, Rawiri, Micha, Darius, Geneva, Lincoln, Karere, Hinemaia, Maru, Shikynah, Keyleigh, Demi- Rose, Manaia, Awanui, and Maia. A Service will be held at Whakarongotai Marae, Waikanae, on Monday 12 June 2017 at 10am followed by the interment at Awa Tapu Cemetery, Paraparaumu. Waikanae Funeral Home FDANZ Tel 042936844

ERSKINE, Allan John: (NZ11711, A/POSM, RNZN, Korea). Of Paraparaumu. On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, peacefully at home, with his family around him. In his 90th year. Much loved husband of Ria for 63 years, and cherished father and father-in-law of Takiri, and Karin & Len. Beloved Grandad of Ra & Nancy, Sarah (London), Rowan, Kelly & Jaron, and Matthew, and GG of Ruby, Tui, and Solomon. Allan will be at home (21 Watford Drive, Kapiti Village), where friends are welcome to join the family throughout Sunday to pay their respects. Nau mai. Haere mai. “Underneath are His everlasting arms” A funeral service for Allan will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church, corner Kapiti Road and Langdale Avenue, Paraparaumu, at 2.00pm on Monday, 12th June, to be followed by a private cremation. Kapiti Coast Funeral Home FDANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168

BEERE, Graeme Maunsell Douglas: and
BEERE, Winifred Margaret (née Ward):
Our family would like to advise the passing of both our parents. Graeme passed away peacefully on Friday, 2 June 2017, aged 95 years and Wyn joined him on Saturday, 3 June 2017. They were deeply loved and respected by all who knew them. Their three daughters: Vivien, Jan and Julie, their husbands Mark and Peter, grandchildren and their spouses Sam and Vanessa, Francis and Tamara, Peter, Jenny and Alex, Andrew and Caitlin, Serena, Rachel and their great grandchildren Ayla and Freya, join in welcoming you to a celebration of their lives at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, on Tuesday, 13 June at 1.00pm. We wish to express our thanks for the loving care by staff of the Special Care Unit and Hospital at Charles Fleming Retirement Village. In lieu of flowers donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Please direct any messages to “The Beere Family” PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254. Kapiti Coast Funeral Home

BETHELL, John Francis (Johnny Railway). Regt number Navy 15378 Army 775539. Passed away peacefully at St Christopher’s Rest Home, Papatoetoe on 3 June 2017, aged 77. Much loved husband of the late Vy. Dearly loved father of Darren, Tracey, Kim, Sue and Dave. Proud grandad of 11. Cherished friend of Frank, Cliff and Frank. A service for John will be held at the Papatoetoe RSA, 22 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe on Wednesday 7 June at 1.00 pm. RIP John. Now in the arms of Vy and Bradley.