Jack Passings – June 2019

MCDONALD, Robert Allan (Bob). (RNZN 13480) Aged 86 years young. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Dearly loved husband of Shirley for 63 years; much loved Dad and Father-in-Law of Murray and Von, Rhonda and Garry and Carol and Brent. A fantastic grandad to his eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He lived his life to the full and will be greatly missed by us all. Bob will be cremated privately, prior to a memorial service to be held at the St Columba Presbyterian Church, 502 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga on Wednesday 3rd June at 2.00pm.

STRAIGHT, Murray Roald (Roy) RNZN 11161. Passed away peacefully at Christchurch Hospital after a short illness on May 27, 2019, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Diana and Wayne Hann, Barry and Vivienne, Kevin and Barbara (Havelock), and Murray and Aileen. A much-loved grandad of Simon, Ursula (USA), Amanda; Terry, Caroline; Paul, Richard (Australia), David; Nichola, Claire, Michael (Australia), and Andrew; and their partners. A loved great-grandad of all his great-grandchildren. Messages may be addressed to ‘The family of the late Roy Straight’, C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. A private cremation has been held. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held in the John Rhind Chapel, entry off London and Whitmore Sts, Richmond, Christchurch, on Wednesday, July 3 at 1.00pm.

CHADWICK, Anthony (Tony): Commander RNZN (Retired) NZ15958. On June 25, 2019, peacefully in Blenheim, surrounded by his loving family. In his 80th year. Much loved husband of Kathy. Loved father and father-in-law of Mark and Zoe; Robyn and Graham Pudney; and Tim and Kirsty. Loved Dandy of Jacob, Benjamin and Thomas; Ella, Hannah and Lucy; Eiryn and Pip. Messages to c/- PO Box 9, Blenheim 7240, or http://www.cloudybayfunerals.co.nz In lieu of flowers a donation to the Marlborough Hospice, c/- PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240, would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Alfred Street, Blenheim, on Friday, June 28, at 1.30pm followed by private cremation.

MILL, Carol Alison Service No. P28786 Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, surrounded by her team Woo Woo, in her Taupo home. Loved, adored and cherished by husband Stuart. Loved, adored and cherished by her two girls Emma-Jean and Kathryn, and their husband’s Piers and Rob. Loved, adored and cherished by her three grandchildren, Adi, Charlie and Cooper. As per Carol’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Special thanks to the wonderful team at Lake Taupo Hospice. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd F.D.A.N.Z.

MCKEOWN Treavor RAY Suddenly on Sunday, 9th June 2019, in Masterton. Aged 73 years. Beloved husband of Janice (married for 51 years). Father and father-in-law of Ray and Ange (Auckland), Debbie (Masterton). Poppa of Sean (Auckland). Father-in-law of Linda (dec). Son of Rae and Pat (dec). Son-in-law of Shirley (dec) and Mack Turnbull (dec). Brother of Joan and Warren Carter (dec) (Masterton), Len and Monica (Auckland), Mike and Sue (Auckland), Bev and Stuart (Auckland), Tony and Liz (Melbourne) and their families. Brother-in-law of Bev and Brian Clarke (Gisborne), Joy and Mike O’Brien (Tauranga) and Brian Turnbull (dec) and their families. Messages to the McKeown family may be posted to c/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. In lieu of flowers donations to Lifeflight Trust, PO Box 14448, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen St, Masterton, on Saturday, 15th June, at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation.

COKER, Lawrence Edward (Laurie). (Service No: 15303, Suez Crisis, Malaya Emergency, Operation Grapple Nuclear Testing.) Dearly loved dad of Dean, and Shannon, loved Granddad Laurie of Enzo, Georgina and Benjamin. Till we meet again. A service for Laurie will be held in the Grey Lynn R.S.C, 1 Francis Street, Grelynn on Wednesday, 12th June 2019 at 10:00 a.m. All communications to the Coker family C/- Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson Auckland, 0610

BLAIR, Darrel Raymond:BLAIR, Maria Joy:
On June 4, 2019, tragically at Methven. Dearly loved parents of Leighton and Maree, and Tracy and Joe Curtis. Adored grandparents of Jinaya, Levina, and Aidden; Mya, and Taine.”Loved by all and will be sadly missed”. A service for Darrel and Maria will be held at the Main Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 12.30pm, followed by interment at Waikumete Cemetery.Wm Morrison Funeral Directors Ltd09 8360029

HAWE Henare Rama RNZN P18827 Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare passed away at home in Napier aged 69 years on Thursday 6 June 2019. The son of Titoko James Hawe and Rangirauwaka Hawe nee Skipwith. Loved husband, father, koro our brother. Henare is laying at his home 21 Teawa Road, Napier then he will head home to Rotorua, Sunday 9th June where he will lie at Hinemihi Marae. Nehu Tuesday 11th June at 11am followed by his internment at Sala Street. Hakari back at Hinemihi.

LUNDY, Eric David (Ric). Navy No 13627. 1933 – 2019 Loved 3rd son of the late Marian and the late David. Dearly loved husband of Maureen. Brother to Brian (deceased), and Bill (deceased), and Marian. Loved by his children and stepchildren, Leonie, Jan, Stephanie, Sharon, Rohan, and David (Barney). Dearly loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss you, our quiet gentleman. No flowers, please. Donations to Hospice West Auckland would be appreciated. A private celebration of Ric’s life will be held.

ROSEWARNE, John Reginald (Rosie). Returned Serviceman, LME1, NZ17350. On 5th June 2019, peacefully, at Gisborne Hospital. Beloved husband of Kathleen (Kass). Loved father and father-in-law of Paul and June-Anne, Tania and Jamie, Michael and Monique. Loved Poppa of Naidine and Johnny, Shaylee, Marcus, Aroha, Rua, Hone, George, Alex, Quentin, Leger, and Joe. Loved Grand-Poppa to Jace. Loved stepfather, uncle and Poppa. John will be lying at his home, 494 Childers Road this evening. A farewell service will be held at his home at 11am on Saturday 8th June, followed by private cremation. – Evans Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ http://www.evansfuneral.co.nz

HARKNESS Brian Talbot (Hark, Snow) RNZN 7406. Passed away peacefully in Paihia on 4th June 2019, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Colleen. Loved and treasured father and father-in-law of Sue & Dave, Judy, Lynda, Rodger & Rosalyn. “A precious one of us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts, that never can be filled”. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at The Goatshed, 35 Tui Glen Road, Haruru Falls, Paihia, on Saturday 8th June 2019, at 2.30pm, followed by a private cremation. The family would like to thank the staff at Radius Baycare for their kindness and compassion during Brian’s time there. All communication to C/- Harkness Family, P.O. Box 276, Paihia. Squire Funeral Services Ltd

COOTES, Derrick Anthony (Dell). CDR retired (RNZN 15368). Passed away on 1st June 2019, aged 79 years. Loving husband of Valerie. Father of Claire and Hilary, Father-in-law of Crispin and David, Grandfather of Stirling and Aster. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Bupa Hugh Green. A service for Dell will be held at the Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport, Auckland on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 12 noon. Photographic ID is required to enter the Naval Base to attend Dell’s funeral.

HILL Robin Bernard (Bob) MBE Service Number: K13418, Warrant Officer Rtd, RNZN – Peacefully at Hutt Hospital on 1 June 2019, aged 84 years. Loved husband of Eunice; father of Bruce and Murray; stepfather of Donald and Nicholas; grandfather of Robert, Dana and Bree; brother of Ngaire. In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Zealand Fallen Hero’s Trust (PO Box 9129, Christchurch) would be appreciated or may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff of Riverleigh and Ropata Lodge for their loving care. A service to celebrate his life will be held in Cornwall Manor, cnr Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt on Friday, 7 June 2019 at 11.00am followed by private cremation. All messages to “the Hill Family”, c/- PO Box 30-127, Lower Hutt.