Jack Passings – March 2017

ROBB, Donald (Don) No 16063 RNZN, PORE, on March 31, 2017 unexpectedly, at his home, Oamaru, aged 76 years. Dearly loved husband and friend of Joan for 53 years. Loved and loving father and father-in-law of Lianne and Jon Clarke, and Mark and Kaiko, treasured Granddad of Maurice. “Gone to be with his Lord”A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at the Oamaru Christian Life Centre, College Street, Oamaru, on Wednesday, April 5, at 1.30pm, thereafter private cremation. Messages to: 426A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Order of St John would be appreciated and may be left t the service.

PEDERSEN, Joseph. Serv. No. NZ2337, L/Seaman, RNZN, WWII. On March 28, 2017 peacefully at North Shore Hospital after a short illness. Aged 93 years. Loved husband of the late Mary and Brenda. Loving father of Joseph, Mary Robyn, and Kevin. Father-in-law of Kim. Grandfather of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rest In Peace. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 180 Centreway Road, Orewa on Thursday, the 6th of April 2017 at 11:00am followed by a private cremation. Rosary in the church on Wednesday, the 5th April at 7.30pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St John Ambulance will be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to the staff at North Shore hospital for their loving care. All communications to “The Pedersen Family” P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943

KIPA, Howey Hautonga Mana. (Ret. RNZN R015287). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on 31 March 2017. Dearly loved father, grandpa and great grandpa of many. Howey will be leaving 29 Epping Street, Glen Innes at 12 noon today to Rukumoana Marae, Morrinsville. Funeral details to be confirmed. Please contact 0276075099 for all enquiries

ADAM, Graham Percy (RNZN NZ8632) Born in New Plymouth 17 March 1926 and sadly passed away on 17 March 2017, on his 91st birthday. Much loved husband of Margaret. Father and father-in-law of Greg & Lesleeann, Warren & Desiree, Jenny & Ian McGovern, Kelly & Scott Ross. Treasured Grandad of all his grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Messages to the Adam family may be posted C/- PO Box 2055, Masterton 5842. As requested a private service has been held in Eketahuna.

PRUJEAN, Brian Geoffrey NZ8078 Tel. Royal NZ Navy WWII. Died on 24th March 2017 after 93 long and colourful years. He was the loved and loving husband of the late Jacqueline, dearly loved father of Shellwyn and Bruce, Phillip and Chris, Hayden and Emma, Lea and John, and grandfather to 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was also a beloved husband of the late Dawn, and friend of her family. Brian will be at the home of Phillip and Chris until Wednesday 29 March, at 1.00pm, when a small service will be followed by a private cremation. Thanks to Ranfurly Rest Home and the Palliative Care team. Garden flowers only please. Donations welcome to the Apiti RSA.

STARR, William Michael (Bill) Service No. 15753 RNZN Korean Veteran. Of Levin. Passed away peacefully on 22nd March 2017, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Ruth. Loved father and father-in-law of Carol & Don Searle, Deborah & Garry Forgeson, David & Denise Starr, Ann & Paul West, Andrew & Jess Starr.A loved grandad and great-grandad. Sincere thanks to all staff of The Levin Home For War Veterans for their care and kindness. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at The Levin Home For War Veterans, Prouse St, Levin, on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 1.30pm. Private cremation to follow. Messages to The Starr Family, 90 Mt Taylor Drive, RD 5, Feilding.

LOFT, Madeline Therese. (WRNZNS 659) Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday March 18th 2017. Much loved and loving wife of the late John. Dearly loved Mum of Jean, Anne, Peter, Gail, Paul (deceased), Mary, Helen and David. Adored Grandma of 13 and cherished Great-Grandma of 17. A celebration of Madeline’s life will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19 Sunset View Road, Panmure on Monday March 27th at 1pm.

MAXWELL, Michael John (Slips Honest Mike Flea). ME1 Peacefully on Wednesday 15th March 2017; aged 62 years. Loving Husband of Jill. Loving father and father inlaw of Murray and Caroline, and Damian. Loving Pop of Sky, Kaitlyn, Alex and Faith. Loved brother and brother inlaw of Maggie (deceased), Jim and Wendy, Kathy and Ted, Gaye and Mel and much loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Great friend of Bridget and Glenn, Kelli and Rick, Leah and Damion. Koro Mike will be missed by all his greandchildren. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held in the chapel of Willetts Funeral Services Ltd, 21 King Street, Whakatane on Saturday 18th March at 11am followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donation would be appreciated to Hospice, PO Box 275, Whakatane or may be left at the service. Communications please to the Maxwell Family, C/- PO Box 2070, Whakatane.

CADWALLADER, Graham Arthur. Passed on 14 March 2017, in his 81st year of Life. Ex Royal NZ Navy PO(EW) NZ14805. Born 25 November 1935. Eldest Son of the late Arthur Owen Cadwallader and Florence Vera (nee Mangham). Dearly loved Husband of the late Beverley Dawn (nee Walton). At Peace now Dad / Poppa – Father and Father in Law of Stephen and Gladwen, Julie- Anne and Chris, Brad and Liz, Lynda and Doug, Pamela and Alex, Pete and Krissy, Children, Grand Children and Great Grand Children. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Auckland’s North Shore Memorial Park, 11.30am Wednesday 22 March 2017, Schnapper Rock Road, Albany.

NEWMAN, Richard John NZ14777 Warrant Officer, RNZN, Vietnam Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on 12 March 2017. Aged 81 years. Loved husband of the late Pat. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Michele and Steve Perrett, Grant and Suzanne. Loved Grandad of Dan and Abbey, Anne-Marie and Rayn, Melissa, Natasha, Josh, and Sarah. Greatgrandad of Harlem, Archie, Isla, Cobe and Indie. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service to be held at Hamilton Park Chapel, 395 Morrinsville Rd, Newstead, on Friday 17 March at 1.00pm. All communications to the Newman family, c/- PO Box 4449, Hamilton East.

HILL, Frank Edward (RNZA, RNZN, WWII French Legion of Honour awarded 2015). Frank passed peacefully on March 7, 2017, at Christchurch Hospital, in his 95th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary (55 years). Loved dad of Terry and father-in-law of Kay (ChCh), and Margaret and Carl (Aust). Much loved granddad of Michelle, Louise and Brenna, and loved great-granddad of Nicole, Joshua, Bethan and Lucas, Reuben and Grace. Loved brother of Inez Stevens, and loved uncle to his nieces and nephews and their partners. Dearly loved special friend of June Schofield. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dog Watch Sanctuary Trust would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Special thanks to the staff at Christchurch Hospital and Parkwood Rest Home, Linwood. A Funeral Service will be held for Frank in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, corner Keighleys Road and Linwood Avenue, Christchurch, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 2.00pm.

HUDDLESTON, Maxwell Everard Frederick (Max). RNZN 11296 Peacefully on 2 March 2017. Loved husband of the late Meta. Father of Alana and late Barry, Glynis and the late Brian, Milton, Stuart and Henri Lee, Susan, the late Trevor, Wilhelmina. Loved Poppa to 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren,1 great great grandchild. Calm Sea’s Salty Special thanks to the staff and residents of Ascot House Devonport. –

CARMINE, James Louis Nealis (Jim) Service No. 8782, Able Seaman, RNZN, WWII. Passed away peacefully at Hospice Taranaki, on Saturday 4th March 2017, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Teresa (Terry). Son of Jim and Rita Carmine. Brother and brother-in-law of Mary and Pat Powell (both dec); Rita (dec); and Bernie (dec) and Margaret. Loved Uncle Jim to his many nieces and nephews. Special friend of Elaine. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Taranaki would be greatly appreciated and may be left in the church foyer. All messages may be sent to “The Carmine Family”, c/- PO Box 64, Waitara 4346. Service details to follow.

WALKER, Noel Lindsay. RNZN (Ret.) MBE J13969. Passed away peacefully at Taupo on 3rd March 2017, aged 84 years. Husband of Betty. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Andrew, Chris and Charlotte, Ann-Marie and John. Grandfather of Tamara, Ben, Sophie, Hayley and Nate. Great Grandfather of Minnie and Olivia. A funeral service for Noel will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2 Kiddle Drive, Taupo on Friday 7th March at 2.00 pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust (Inc.) P.O.Box 950 Taupo New Zealand would be appreciated, or may be left at the service. All communications to the Walker Family, C/- P.O. Box 940 Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

AVEY, Patrick John (Pat): Service Number: NZ7750, Able Seaman, RNZN, WWII. Passed away peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital, on Friday 3rd March 2017, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Kath. Much loved father and father-in-law to Judy (dec) and Wayne, Mike and Desiree, and Jackie and Charlie. Dearly loved grandfather of Shane, Jason, and Todd; Sarah, Molly, Tom (dec), and Joe; and Jasmine, and great-grandfather of Kea, Avey, and Eli. All messages may be shared on Pat’s memorial page at www.heavenaddress.com or sent to “The Avey Family”, c/- PO Box 4016, New Plymouth 4340. A service for Pat will be held at The Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, on Tuesday 7th March 2017, at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. –

SADLER, Robert Laurence (Bob). Lt (Retired) RNZN. Much loved father, grandfather, and husband to Angie. Completed his final tour of duty. 1 March 2017. Rest in Peace Dad. A service for Bob will be held at 1:30pm today at the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North. NZIFH –