Jack Passings – June 2018

QUINCEY, Colin: CDR RNZN, LT RN. C23117 1978-2001 . Very sad to say that after a short battle with cancer Colin passed away on Monday night 9 July 18. The family will be having a memorial in Auckland the weekend of the 21st – details soon.Colin, at age 17, Colin left his home town of Yorkshire, England to participate in the tall ships race around the world, After sailing the oceans of the world, New Zealand became his home and the desire for adventure began brewing. After serving 25 years with the Royal New Zealand Navy, Colin has worked with disadvantaged children in Tonga, Thailand and Cambodia

RAVEN, Thomas Charles Money (Charles). M.B.E. Cdr (Rtd) RNZN Service No. 6330 On the 5th of July, 2018, aged 91 years. Loved husband of the late Dee and father of Jenni and the late John, Paul and Sandra, and John and Cindy. Loved Papa of James, Andrew, Harry, Adam, Nick, Eliza, Joshua and Alana, and Great Papa of Maya, Charlotte and Jackson. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher, HMNZS Philomel (Naval Base), Queens Parade, Devonport, on Friday the 13th of July at 10:30 a.m. Parking is available on the Base. Photo ID is required for entry.

DAVIS, Henry (Harry, Snow): WWII, J Force, Royal NZ Navy 10646, NZ Army 656116. Passed away on July 1, 2018, at Christchurch, at 92 years after a short illness. Beloved husband and soulmate of the late Rose. Loved father and father-in-law of Lyn and Brian (Barney) Henderson, John and Cassandra, and loved grandad of Jarrod and partner Reshma, and Alex, and loved great-grandfather of Brodie. A special thanks to the staff at Essie Summers Retirement Village, and Ward 24 at Christchurch Hospital. Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Henry Davis, c/- 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. A Service to Celebrate Harry’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London or Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 1.00pm

CORNEY, Reginald Osborne (Reg). RNZN. NZ7350, Fleet Air Arm, WWII Peacefully on Saturday the 7th of July 2018; aged 97 years. Devoted husband of the late Kay for 60 wonderful years. Father and father in law of Sez (Sarah) and Graeme, Will and Julie, Rob and Susan, Joanne and Kevin. Loved Grandad to Chase, Maureen, Nicola, Devon, Ayla, Amber, Sam, Hayden, Nelle and Great Grandad of the late Anthony. “The Captain has set sail on his final journey”. A service to farewell Reg will be held in the Fountains Memorial Chapel, 35 Wood Street Papakura tomorrow Wednesday at 2pm. All messages to aaron.gray@fountainsfunerals.co.nz

YORK, Joffre Howard (Jeff): NZ16005, EM1, RNZN.Of Palmerston North, passed away peacefully at Palmerston North Hospital on Sunday, 8 July 2018, aged 77 years. Dearly loved son of the late Howard and Laura. Much loved cousin of Melvin York, Trevor York, Julie Hall, and Valma McIntosh. Cherished friend of Dale and Gail Hunter, and Maraia Statham. Will be greatly missed by his church family. Messages C/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441, or may be left at http://www.robertjcotton.co.nz/funerals. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society, PO Box 5170, Palmerston North 4441, would be appreciated and may be left in the Church foyer. A service to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held at St Oswald’s Church, corner Featherston and Kingswood Streets, Palmerston North, on Tuesday, 17 July 2018, at 1.30pm.

BARNETT,Thomas Stanley (Tom) RNZN 9580. Of Woodville, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on June 24, 2018. Dearly loved husband of the late Patricia. Cherished father and father-in-law of Graham (dec), Margaret and Stu McLean, Patricia and John Shannon, Janice and Mary. A special brother to his brothers and sisters. Loved grandfather of Daniel and Lauren. Special thanks to the Woodville Volunteer Fire Brigade and the St John Ambulance service. In accordance with Tom’s wishes a private family service has been held. Messages to the Barnett family c/- PO Box 235 Dannevirke 4942.

TOPP, Colin Edward. MNZM JP RNZN 7506 HMNZS Gambia WWII. Holder of the RNZ RSA Gold Badge. On June 27, 2018 peacefully in his sleep, in his 95th year, of Papakura. Dearly loved husband and soul mate to Phyll for 72 years. Most adored and loved father to Kerry (deceased) and Julie. Dearly loved grand dad to Hayley. “Love you all, thanks for a marvellous life”. A service will be held at the Papakura RSA, 40 Elliot Street, Papakura on Monday 2 July 2018 at 11am. All communications to: Ensom Funeral Services 15 East Street, Papakura 2110 09 299-6646

DAVIS, Henry (Harry, Snow): WWII, J Force, Royal NZ Navy 10646, NZ Army 656116. Passed away on July 1, 2018, at Christchurch at 92 years after a short illness. Beloved husband and soulmate of the late Rose. Loved father and father-in-law of Lyn and Brian (Barney) Henderson, John and Cassandra, and loved grandad of Alex, and Jarrod and partner Reshma, and loved great-grandfather of Brodie. A special thanks to the staff at Essie Summers Retirement Village, and Ward 24 at Christchurch Hospital. Messages may be addressed to the family of the late Henry Davis, c/- 19 London Street, Richmond, Christchurch 8013. A Service to Celebrate Harry’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry from London or Whitmore Streets, Christchurch, on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 1.00pm.

MITCHELL Louis John , Signalman & Comcen Supervisor. T18003. Suddenly at Hutt Hospital on Sunday, 24 June 2018.  Beloved husband of Pamela.  Loved father, farther-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  ‘Here he lies where he longed to be, Home is the sailor, home from the sea’ Messages to the ‘Mitchell Family’ may be left in Louis tribute book at http://www.tributes.co.nz or posted C/- PO Box 44176, Lower Hutt 5040.  A service to celebrate the life of Louis will be held at the HarbourCity Funeral Home Chapel, cnr Ward St and Fergusson Drive, Uppper Hutt on Friday 29 June at 11.00am.  Private cremation thereafter.

GAMBLE, David Ronald Maxwell (Max). (Service No: 12924, Chief ERA Petty Officer, RNZN). On 26th June, 2018 passed away peacefully at West Harbour Gardens Rest Home, age 85 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend for 63 years of Sally, loved father of Paul, loved Granddad of Lisa, Jason, Kyle and Jenna, and great granddad of 8 (Australia), dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Clarke and Margaret, Wayne and Ann, and Gaye. Many thanks to the Nurses and Carers of West Harbour Gardens Rest Home for all the care and attention they gave to Max. Forever loved and cherished. Funeral Notice Later.

MURRAY, Michael James (Hose, Skin) 19580 ABSEA RNZN. Mike joined the RNZN 22 Jan 1969. Mike was born in 1952 and CTB on the 7th of November 2017, age 65, at home in Ngatimoti, suffering Motor Neuron Disease (aka ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) for about a decade. Ngatimoti is a rural area out of Motueka. The sculpture in the photo, he’s next to was his design. There are a series of them around the Wellington city council, and two of them in Courtenay Place, Wellington. POC is his son Jay Murray.

BAKER, Mervyn Cyril Paul. 12101, LSA, Peacefully on June 19, 2018 aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Ngaire (nee Johnston) and much loved father and father-in-law of Bev and Robin Sage, Ian Baker and Jane O’Malley and Colleen and Richard Loffhagen. Cherished Pap of his grandchildren Andra, Claire and Haydn, Michael, Stephen and Carey, Emily and Andre, Ben and Tash, Tom and Shani, and great grandchildren Hugo, Henry and Cooper. A service for Mervyn will be held at Crestwood, 615 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, on Saturday, June 23 at 2pm. A private cremation will follow. Messages to the Baker Family, C/o P.O. Box 8424, Havelock North 4157.

RAUKAWA, Harry Moetatua. Ex RNZN S/No 19602, joined 22 Jan 1969, Peacefully at his home in Taihape, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday 17th June 2018. Dearly loved husband of Mingi, and loved father of Karl and Tereita, and Harley. Loving koko of his 10 grand children and 6 great grand children. Loving brother of the late Gail; Johnny, Moira, and Mark. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Aged 66 years. “A great mate to many finally at rest” A farewell for Harry will be held in Bennetts Funeral Home Chapel, Kuku Street Taihape on Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 1pm, followed by burial in the Taihape Cemetery. Bennetts Taihape Funeral Services 06 3880452

WILLIAMSON, John Keith. J19098 ex RNZN. Born March 31, 1951. Passed away on June 10, 2018. John’s final act played out at the Kaikohe Care Centre, his final bow at 1pm on the 10th June, 2018. He had been produced by Joyce and Jock Williamson of Pirongia (Te Awamutu), with co-starring siblings, Heather, Ian, Bruce and Stuart. His subplot consisted of in-laws Steve and Peggi; nephews and nieces Ahren, Jared, Niki, Azure-Dea and Ben. John had a supporting cast of amazing friends from the wonderful community of KeriKeri. We are incredibly saddened by his final curtain call. He will be remembered at The Packhouse, KeriKeri on Wednesday 20th June at 2pm.

FRANCE James Aitken (Jim): 2042, Stoker, RNZN, WW2. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, died peacefully with family, friends and caring staff at Strathallan Rest Home; aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Thelma. Adored, and much loved father and father-in-law of Margaret and Derrick, Helen and Luciano, John and Jenny. Loved grandad of Richard and Chelsie, Amy and Bevan, Logan, Angus, Callum and Diana. Loved great-grandad to Aidan and Lachlan, Eva and Lily, Benjamin, Blake and Christopher, Matilda, Sophie and Lennox, Jack, Pippa and Digby. A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held in the Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, next Tuesday June 26 at 1.30pm. You are further invited to attend the interment on Wednesday, June 27 at 11.00am, at the Albury Cemetery. The cortege will depart from Aoraki Funeral Services at 10.00am. Messages to Helen France at 2/30 Aikmans Road, Merivale 8014, Christchurch. Aoraki Funeral Services Timaru F.D.A.N.Z

AINGE, Raymond George: 1924 – 2018 S/Lt R.N.Z.N.V.R. 436128. Beloved husband of Ethne. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Derek and Beryl, and Rose. Loving grandfather to his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. The family wish to thank the staff, nurses and caregivers of Bramlee House and Reeve House at Mary Doyle for their loving care of Ray. A private family service has been held.