Jack Passings – March 2014

VOSS, Walter John. Service No. 10617, Ord Seaman, (Achilles), RNZN, WWII. On March 29, 2014 peacefully at his home (Orewa) surrounded by his family. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband for 61 years of Gladys. Loved father and father in law of Darryl and Sue, Gary and Annette, and Murray and Eva. Loved grandad of Jamie, Cheyne and Philip. A Service to celebrate Wally’s life will be held at Silverdale and Districts RSA Clubrooms, 43A Vipond Road, Whangaparaoa, Auckland on Thursday, the 3rd of April 2014 at 10:00 AM followed by a private cremation. Our thanks to Dr Andrew Chambers and the Hibiscus Hospice for their wonderful care. All communications to “The Voss Family” P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943.

GRIGG, Peter Cracroft (RNZN9182) (Late of Surrey Hills) – On March 27, 2014, at Holly Lea, Christchurch, aged 91 years, loved husband of Philippa, loved father and father-in-law of Robin, Paul and Sara, and Ros and Mike Dodgshun, dearly loved grandfather of Nicola, Gemma and Hamish, Amanda, Arthur; Felicity and Hamish, and Ian and Louise. The Service for Peter will be held in St Barnabas Church Hall, corner Tui Street and Fendalton Road, Christchurch, on Tuesday, April 1, at 1.30pm.

FLAVELL, Alfred Dennis (Fred). WW2, RNZN 1332. Died peacefully in his sleep, at home in his 95th year, on 18 March 2014. A private memorial service was held on 20 March 2014. Loved husband to the late Betty. Will be greatly missed by daughters Barbara and Dinny. Loved father-in-law to Richard and Andrew. A special Poppa to Emma, James, Jennifer and Barnaby. Adored Big Poppa to Isabella, Emelia, Rosa, Lily and Stella. A wise and wonderful man and a dear friend, you will be greatly missed by us all. All communications to Barbara and Dinny PO Box 5523 Frankton, Hamilton, 3242. Seddon Park Funeral Home

HARRIS, Clement (Royal NZ Navy Signalman No. 11587, Korean War Veteran) – On March 10, 2014, in Cambridge, aged 84 years. Treasured husband of Beverley for 62 years. Loved father of Stanley and Eileen, Raymond and Carol, Julie and Peter, Peter and Monica, Gordon and Deborah, Gail and Martin and the late Steve. Loved granddad of 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. With family in New Zealand and Australia. Will be sadly missed. A private service has been held.

TIMLIN Roy Boothby. Service No 816005 Steward RNZN. On March 13, 2014 in Whangarei aged 80. Loved brother and brother in law of Charlie (deceased) and Dorothy, Uncle of Cath and Rose and Great Uncle of Gareth. A private cremation has been arranged. Roy’s ashes will be interred in Christchurch at a later date.

McGLONE, Vincent Edmund (Cyclone). 23 March 1916 – 13 March 2014. NZD1130, RNZN Achilles and Gambia River Plate Veteran, of Torbay previously of Kaikohe. Loved husband of the late Pat. Father of Cheryl (Pope), Kathryn (Menown), Jim, Mike, Dan and Peter. Granddad of Sarah and Simon Pope; Pauline, Stephen and James Menown; Matthew, Laurie and Colleen; Andrew and Gareth; Sam and Alex. Great- Granddad of Tess and Emma; Eddie and William; Joseph, Shannon, and Jackson; Christian and Liam; Joel and Elisa. Many thanks to the staff of Jane Mander Resthome, Whangarei, for the wonderful care given to our father. “So long Sailor!!!” Dad will be lying at his home from noon Sunday. Funeral service to be held at the Devonport Naval Base Chapel on Monday 17 March followed by afternoon tea at the base then a service at Schnapper Rock Crematorium at 4.30pm. Please bring photo ID for admission to the Naval Base.

ATKINS, John Michael (Mike) 10/12/1928 – 7/3/2014. At St. Margaret’s, Te Atatu. Treasured by Rae. Loved Dad of Melanie, David and Angela and dear Poppa of Melissa and Rosalyn, Jack, Darcy and Holly, Emma and Tim and great Poppa of Makayla and Ryder, Lola and Sonny. Free at last. A gathering will be held in the Garden Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson on Thursday 13 March, 2014 at 2:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERISTED IN MONDAY HERALD. Special thanks to the wonderful staff in Sunflower Suite. Flowers are for the living but if you wish, donations to the Neurological Foundation, P. O. Box 110022, Auckland Hospital for Brain research would be really appreciated. All communications to the Atkins family C/- the above Funeral Home.

NEWTON, Malcolm Arthur (Mac) NZ Navy No: 18141 NZ Police #6481 Peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Hospice North Shore aged 67 years. Treasured husband and best friend of Lyn. Special dad of Kirsty and good friend of Mitch. Adoring poppa of Joshua. “This is one journey in our travels that you have to take alone, you are forever in our hearts”. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice North Shore would be appreciated and may be left in the Chapel foyer. A service for Mac will be held in the Romaleigh Chapel, 31 Ocean View Road, Northcote on Wednesday 12th March at 11.00am followed by private cremation.

HOCKENHULL, Frederick David Stanley (Fred). KEV Service No 13466 Navy Lt Gunnery Officer Korean War. On March 5th 2014, peacefully at Tauranga Hospital. Aged 83 years. Special friend of Mary, Alan, Tarsha, Jake, and Dan Weal. Special thanks to the staff at Athenree Rest Homefor their love and care of Fred. A service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Beach Road, Waihi Beach on Monday March 10th at 1.30pm to be followed by private cremation. Communications to Mary Weal C/- PO Box 108, Waihi 3641. Waihi Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ –

JAFFE, Naphitali (Nathan). Royal NZ Navy 2412 OSig. Died peacefully in his 96th year on 3 March, 2014. Loved husband of Beatrice. Beloved father and father-in- law of Susan and John, Warwick and Megan, Karen and David, Kevin and Shelley. Adored grandfather of Scott, Mark, Nikki, Sam, Elliot, Joel, Laura, Sophie and Katie. “A life well lived.” A Service will be held at the Beit Olam Prayer House, Waikumete Cemetery, Great North Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 2pm (today) Wednesday 5 March, 2014 prior to interment in the Cemetery.

BAKER Howard Henry Service No. NZD 2922, WW2. On 2 March 2014 in his 95th year, peacefully at home. Loved husband of Janet, father and father-in-law of Bernhard and Kathy (Canada), and Jennifer and Jason (Mt Maunganui).
A service for Howard will be held at the Mount Harbour Chapel, cnr Maunganui Rd and Matai St, Mt Maunganui on Monday 10 March at 11.00am thereafter private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Waipuna Hospice P O Box 1156, Tauranga 3140 would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications to the Baker Family C/- P O Box 650, Tauranga 3140.

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