Jack Passings – March 2018

ROBERTSON/ANDERSON,Elizabeth Gwendoline (Gwen) (nee Cook): WRNZNS 531. Of Invercargill, in her 97th year; died peacefully 31 March 2018, in the loving care of Rowena Jackson staff. Dearly loved daughter of the late David and Lilias Cook. Beloved wife of Ian Douglas Anderson (dec. 1982) and adored second wife of Arthur Robertson (dec. 2002). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law to Neil (Cardiff), Russell and Judy (Christchurch), Brent and Rae (Wellington), Maxine and the late Roger Blick. Adored Nana to Gary (Auckland), Carla (Hamilton), Jane (Christchurch), Danae (Auckland), Zoe (London), Diana (Melbourne) and Michael (Cardiff), and their partners. Treasured great-Nana to Marco, Oscar and Imogen. Special auntie to Gaye and family. Dear friend of Helen Giles. Loved and respected member of the Robertson family, Reita, Carole and Heather. Loved step Nana to Rebecca and Tessa, and mother-in-law to Lesley and Lis. A special mention is due to all Gwen’s supportive and loving friends and neighbours. A funeral service to celebrate Gwen’s long life will be held at J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, corner Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill, at 1.30pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Messages to ianbrentanderson@gmail.com

WALLACE, Murray Lachlan. Service No: NZ 5728, RNZN WWII Murray passed away peacefully amongst family on his 94th birthday, 31st March, 2018, at 7 St Vincent. Loved husband of the late Shirley, much loved father of Grant and Helen, Tony and Alison, Diane and Bryce, and Wendy. Adored Poppa to Ben and Pippy, Timothy, Raymond and Marcella and Stephen, Cameron and Nicole, Alex and Gary and great grandfather to Peter and Cleo, Lachie and Sam. Murray will always be remembered for his enthusiastic full of life approach to every family endeavour and many more. Special thanks to the staff in the Care Unit at 7 St Vincent. A celebration of Murray’s life will be held in the All Saints Chapel, Purewa Crematorium, 100 St. Johns Road, Meadowbank Auckland on Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Instead of flowers please consider a donation to the National Heart Foundation of NZ, P O Box 17-160, Greenlane Auckland 1546. All communications to the Wallace family C/- P O Box 125-253, St. Heliers Auckland 1740.

WHATUIRA, Carl Thomas. Service No. M24552 Ex RNZN, French Foreign Legion, 1NZSAS. Respected member of Devonport RSA passed away 29 March 2018. Carl is laying at RNZ Naval Te Taua Moana Marae, Ngataringa and on Saturday will be carried to the Whatuira family Marae, Wairoa, prior to a family service.

BESWARICK, Cedric John. 621267. Petty Officer RNZN, C.M.T. Army, Cpl. RNZAF Sadly passed away on Saturday 24 March 2018 at Radius Althorp Hospital, Tauranga aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Dianne. Loving father of Gael and father-in- law of Ray. Much respected stepfather of Neil, Karen and Julie. Proud Poppa and grandad to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service for Cedric will be held at Tauranga Park, 383 Pyes Pa Road Tauranga, on Holy Saturday 31 March at 11.00am, followed by burial. Communication to the Beswarick family, c/o P.O. Box 3136 Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

NEWPORT, Bernard Walter (Wallie): Reg. No. 8095; Sub-Lieutenant, MTB 505, RNZN, WWII. Passed away peacefully on 22 March 2018 at St Joans Hospital and Rest Home, Hamilton, aged 95 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Betty. Loved father of Diana and the late Leonard (Melbourne), Jilliene and Phil Beale (Hamilton), and Barrie and Sharon (Gore). Much loved grandfather of Heather, and Michael; Justine and Craig, and Karl; Alicia and David, Loren and Chris, Rhys and Kelsi, and Blake. Great-grandad of Michaela, and Declan. “You will be forever with us.” Many thanks to the staff of St Joans for the love and care given to us all, it was much appreciated. A service to celebrate Wallie’s life is to be held on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 1:30pm at Seddon Park Funeral Home Chapel, 49 Seddon Road, Frankton, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Forest and Bird NZ, PO Box 108055, Symonds Street, Auckland,1150 or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Newport family C/- PO Box 300, Hamilton 3240.

MAINS, Maxwell Homer (Max). Military service included the Navy on the Achilles 10138 and the Army during the Korean War 16th Field Regiment 203632. Born September 6, 1928. Passed away on March 12, 2018 peacefully at home in Auckland, aged 89 years. Life member of the Ponsonby Rugby Football Club. Beloved husband of Val for 58 years and much loved father of Carol, Linda and Gordon. Devoted and loved grandfather to Rebecca Jeremy Oliver Logan, Sally Ben and Joshua. A private service was held at home. All communication to 99 Terry Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland.

SMITH, Grahame Fredrick. ex Medic RNZN Joined 1984 Born September 18, 1965. Passed away on March 19, 2018. Passed away so suddenly. Dearly loved partner of Ange and loving father of Jessica and Nathan, much loved son of Graham and Carole, brother of Anne, Maria, Wendy, Paul and the late Aaron. Loved by all his nephews and nieces. Always loved and forever in our hearts. Funeral – Oamaru Fire Station Monday 26th 1100

BROWNE, Rita Elizabeth. Service No: 414-Wren RNZN On 21 March 2018, aged 93. Dearly loved wife of the late Frederick. Loved mother and mother in law of Stewart and Eileen, and Jennifer. Loved nana of Sara and Grant; and Janita. Loved great nana of James and Lewis. Special thanks to the staff of Ultimate Care Oakland for their excellent care of Rita. A Service for Rita will be held at the Hillsdene Chapel, 143 13th Avenue Tauranga on Tuesday 27 March at 11am. Communications to the Browne family C/- PO Box 650 Tauranga 3140.

SHAW, Robert Thomas (Bob):RNZN #W13935 Peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Bainswood on Victoria, Rangiora. Aged 82 years. Dearly loved dad of Steve, and Blair. Loved father-in-law of Tina. Loved grandad of Dylan, Kane, Thomas, Jackson, Lachlan, and Hamish. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at the Rangiora R.S.A., 82 Victoria Street, Rangiora, on Wednesday, March 21, at 3.00pm.

KING, Basil Raymond (Blue): #13645 – Able Seaman RNZ Navy. Passed away peacefully on Saint Patrick’s Day, at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, aged 82 years. Adored son of the late Reginald and Cathleen, much loved husband of the late Marianne, beloved father and father-in-law of Marc and Maree, Doreen, Amanda and Sam, and Rana. Grandad Blue will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Eli; Jessica, Shoshana, Jozeph, Sarah; Mathew, Angela, Chelsey, Ayla; Tyson, Caleb, Cheyenne, Luke, and Zane. Great-grandad Blue will also be dearly missed by his many great-grandchildren.
Forever in our hearts Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Blue King, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In accordance with Blue’s wishes, a private family service will be held.

BRAILEY, Ronald Archibald (Ron). RNZN 12129 Peacefully on Thursday 8th March 2018, aged 89 years. Much loved Husband of the late June and loved Father of the late Barry. A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at the Point Chevalier Memorial RSA, 1136 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier, today, 12th March at 1.00pm.

BIRCH, James Francis. Regt Number 13541 NZ Navy. Died Sunday 11th March 2018 at Kaitaia Hospital after a long battle, his lights finally gave up. Loved partner of Beatrice, stepfather of Brenda, Dena, Jennifer, Joanne and Families. Private Cremation.

COLLINS, Anthony Gerald (Jumper). RNZN 13843 On Sunday, 4 March 2018 at North Shore Hospital. Much loved husband of Coral. Dearly loved father of Sue and Peter, Sandie and Merv, Graham and Maxine and Debbie and Brett. Beloved Poppa Tony to his 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. As per Tony’s wishes a private family service will be held. All friends are welcome to join the family at the Birkenhead RSA Thursday 8 March 2018 at 4 pm