Jack Passings – May 2014

TOMS, Geoff On Tuesday 27th May 2014 Geoff, aged nearly 89 years, passed away peacefully at Eversleigh Private Hospital with his daughter at his bedside. Much loved father of Mary and grandfather of Kristen and Daryl. We love you Boydie, may you rest in peace with Beanie. Our grateful thanks to the staff at both Eversleigh and North Shore Hospice for your kindness. The service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services, 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Saturday 31st May at 10:30am followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Shore Hospice.

TAYLOR, John Cecil – Reg. No.689160, AEM1, RNZNVR. – On May 28 suddenly while watching rugby in Wellington; aged 83 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Dean & Sandra, Dianne & Wayne and Craig. Grandad of Cameron and Brogan. Special Thanks to the staff of Malvina Major Rest Home for their care of John. A service for John will be held in Cornwall Manor, Cnr Knights Rd & Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 10:30am followed by private interment. All messages to “the Taylor family” c/o PO Box 30 127, Lower Hutt 5040.
Gee & Hickton tel (04) 566-3103

McIVOR, James Stewart (Jim). Lieutenant RNZVNR 1701 Squadron, WWII. Formerly of Apiti. On May 28, 2014 at Chiswick Park Rest Home, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Nola, much loved father and father- in-law of Peter and Dianne (Palmerston North), Ian and Christine (Palmerston North), Alan and Jenny (Hamilton), Margaret and John Scrimgeour (Te Puke), John and Debbie (Putaturu), Geoff and Cathy (Palmerston North), Tom and Liz (Hamilton), Biz and Gabriel Jens (Hamilton), Barbara and Dennis Kraakman (Hamilton), and Sam and Sarah (Wellington), loved grandad of his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Feilding Bible Chapel, Warwick Street, Feilding tomorrow Saturday May 31, 2014 at 1pm. An Interment at Bunnythorpe Cemetery will be held at 10am. Special thanks to the staff and residents for their love and care. In lieu of flowers donations to Feilding Order of St. John, P O Box 355, Feilding 4740 would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the McIvor Family C/o 29 Beattie Street, Feilding 4702. William Cotton & Sons Feilding, 06 323-7062 http://www.feildingfunerals.co.nz

MOOR, Robert (Bob) Cecil. RNZN NZ10115 On 21st May, 2014, peacefully at this home; aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Judy for 55 years. Loved father of Grant, and loved grandfather of Ben (Australia). – A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held in the Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, on Tuesday, 27th May, 2014, at 10.00am.

WAGNER Arthur – It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Arthur ³Art² Wagner, age 84, on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Palliser Regional Care Centre, Swift Current, SK. Art was born on April 7, 1929, in the Neidpath area, to Tina & Gottlieb Wagner, the youngest of seven children. When he was sixteen, he moved to Swift Current and started working in construction and continued until age 55. He then started working as a shop foreman at the Ability Centre until he retired at age 65. Art married Frances Van on December 29, 1951. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Shannon (Bob Heffer), a son, Tracy (Trina) Wagner and two grandchildren, Kia and Jessie. Art enjoyed working on vehicles, being outside in the summertime, gopher hunting and camping in his many van¹s. Dad will be dearly missed by family and friends. Art¹s wishes were to have a Private Graveside Memorial Service for his immediate family at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Swift Current, SK. In memory of Art Wagner, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. For further information or to leave a personal message of condolence on the family¹s obituary page, please go to http://www.swiftcurrentfuneralhome.com

WALLACE, Robert Gerard Service No. 12100, Sick Bay Chief Petty Officer. R.N.Z.N. , Operation Grapple Veteran. Passed away 27th May 2014 from cancer. A kind and caring man. Husband of Jean and Dad to Robert and Robyn (Mrs Colin O’Brien). Grandad of Hazel and Heather. Home is the Sailor, home from the sea. A private cremation has been held.

BATES, Kenneth Manning (Ken). 3.9.24 – 26.5.14 RNZN 7947 Sig. Eastern Fleet WWII. – Loved husband of Shirley and the late Jean. Father of Janet and Cliff Stockwell, and Carolyn and Frank Tulic (Australia), step-father to Mark and Marnie Whitaker, Royce and Lynley Whitaker, Jay and Wendy Whitaker, and the late Susan Hanfling. Loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A service for Ken will be held at the Mount Harbour Chapel, corner Matai St and Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui on Thursday, 29 May, at 2pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to 8B Grand Pacific 17 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui.

KANA, Lance Hartley William. Service No. 9433 RNZN Peacefully on Friday, 23rd May 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Norma. Loved father and father-in- law of Graham and Sharon, Ross and Marit, Tony and Dani, and the late Colin. Cherished Pop to 11 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. A celebration of Lance’s life will be held at St Lukes Anglican Church, Te Kuiti on Wednesday, 28th May at 11am followed by a private cremation. All communications to Kana Family, P O Box 241, Te Kuiti 3941. VJ Williams & Son FDANZ

KAKE, Robert Edward Passed away suddenly 9th May 2014 at the Waitakere Hospital surrounded by his whanau. Beloved husband of Anita (Nina). Adored father of Roberta and Sonny. Cherished papa of Ocean. Love you always. Bob will be departing the Naval Marae, Devonport 11am today (12th May 2014) for the Pehiaweri Marae, Tikipunga, Whangarei. A funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at the above mentioned marae at 11am. All enquiries please call the marae on (09) 437 0833.Waitakere Funeral Services TIPENE TANGIHANGA Ph 0800-568-464

REVELL, Barbara Mary. Peacefully at home, Waiheke Island on May 20, 2014.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Waiheke RSA, Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke Island, tomorrow Sunday at 1pm.  Bobbie was a P O Wren Signals Instructor at North Head.

CRAIG, James Jacob (Jim). (RNZN 2925; Signalman; WW2) Passed away peacefully at Kenwyn Resthome, Te Aroha on 21 May 2014in his 92nd year. Dearly loved husband of Margaret for 70 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gary and Kahu; Gail and Noel Dempsey. Much loved grandfather of Leanne, Daryn, and Shaun; Dean, Paula, and Michele. Great-grandfather to 8 and great-great-grandfather to 2.Many thanks to the team at Kenwyn for their love and care to all the family. A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at the Morrinsville RSA, Studholme Street, Morrinsville, on Saturday, 24 May 2014at 11:00am followed by private cremation. All communications to the Craig family PO Box 5523 Frankton, Hamilton, 3242. Sadliers Funeral Services

LEASK, Wallace Duncan 3601 RNZN WWII Telegraphist. Peacefully on 16th May 2014 aged 94. Loved husband of the late June, loved father, father in law and friend of Margaret and Nick, Evan and Alice, Colin and Deb; and Murray and Kim. Much loved grandfather and great grandfather. “At Rest” A service for Wallie will be held at the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services 8 Glen Road, Browns Bay on Friday 23rd May 2014 at 1pm followed by a private cremation.

WILKINSON, Anita June WRNZNR 847 1951-56 – On May 14, 2014, peacefully at Ariel Rest Home, Amberley. Aged 81 years. Loved mother of Brent and Sharlene, loved grand-mother of Adam, Jessie, and Britney; Matt and Ryan, loved great-grandmother of her three great-grandchildren, dearly loved sister of Lorriane and Keith Thompson, and loved aunty of her many nieces and nephews. Messages to c/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. The Funeral Service will be held in the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, 507 Johns Road, on Monday, May 19, at 11.30am.

SCOTT, John Vivian. – Retired career diplomat, lover of life, music and people (RNZNVR 1941 – 1945) died peacefully on May 12th, aged 93, at Sprott House, Wellington. Much loved husband of Marguerite (dec), wonderful father of Hilary, Veronica and Deborah, fond grandfather of Genevieve, Christina, Gabriel, Fiona and Nichola, also brother to Eleanor and Winifred (dec). There will be a private cremation on Friday, followed by a celebration of John’s life at Old St Pauls, on Saturday 17th May at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to Wellington Free Ambulance, P.O. Box 601, Wellington.

LAVIN, John Ernest. Chief Petty Officer RNZN 1506. In his 94th year. Beloved husband of Mary for 75 years. Father of Barbara and Ross Armstrong, Ken and Wendy, Anne (deceased), Linda, and Susan. Much loved Grandad and Great Grandad. John’s life will be celebrated at Pyes Pa Crematorium on Monday 19 May at 1pm. Correspondence to PO Box 16293, Bethlehem. No flowers by request.

JAGGARD, Noel Percy. R.N.Z.N 14609 (Vice President Manurewa RSA). On May 14, 2014 after a short illness, in his 80th year. Devoted husband of Phyllis and much loved father of Peter, Paul, Brent, Ruth, Paul (P.J.) and Kathryn. Treasured Grandfather of Chelsea, Josh, Craig, Brad, Jodie, Nicky and their families. A service will be held at the Manurewa RSA, 2 Maich Road, Manurewa on Monday 19 May at 10am prior to a private cremation. All communications to 6 Gairloch Place, Wattle Downs, Manurewa 2103. ENSOM Funeral Services (09) 299-6646

CARMICHAEL, John David Born 3 November 1923. Passed away on 3 May 2014. RNZN 4202 WWII -Passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Loved husband of the late Olwyn Mary (deceased). A very much loved and special dad, father-in-law, grandad / grandfather and great grandad of Nola, Ray (deceased) Noble, Melissa, Phil, Mary and Isla Dawson, Belinda Noble and Caitlin Hall, Alison, Paul and Jasmine Wheeler; Ross and Benjamin Carmichael and Tina Watson; Maree, Chris McMillan, Samantha McMillan and Gavin Stacey, Joshua (decased) McMillan, Imelda and Michael Shaw, Tabitha and Kieran Miskimmin, Demelza McMillan and Rhys Coote; Cheryl Carmichael; Sandra Carmichael and Kirk and Sean Morris. Memories are the best things, They last from day to day, They can’t get lost, They can’t wear out, They can never be thrown away. Sailing peacefully now dad. At dads request a private family farewell has been held. Any correspondence to Carmichael Family, 34 Kauri Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa. 0932.

WAAKA, Raymond Hamiora (Min) Service Number N22069 Petty Officer RNZN. On 8 May 2014, peacefully, at Auckland Hospital ICU, after a long illness, with his family and friends by his side. Dearly loved husband and best mate of Michelle. Treasured father and father in law of Aroha and Clarence, Taryn and Rob, Erika and Greg, and beloved poppa of Mackenzie. Loved son of the late William and Keita Koa, and brother and brother in law to Paora and Anzia, Bessie, Irma, Thomas and Lorrain, Rupene and Marie, Henare and Frances. Brother in law to Annie and Gary and Scott. Min will lie at 15 Springvale Drive, Albany, with the service to be held today, at the Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport on Monday 12 May 2014 at 11am (note: photo ID is required for access to the Naval Base), with him finally resting at North Shore Memorial Park Cemetery, Schnapper Rock Road, Albany.

O’CONNOR, Chase Richard Te Kuma. Y1026765 Passed away suddenly at Waiouru Military Camp 12th May 2014. Dearly loved son of Cyndi and Kerry. Very much loved brother of Paige, Jesse and Danielle. Dearly loved grandson of Sue and Terry Martin (Albany). Grandson of Mit and the late Jan and Kerry (Australia). Loved nephew of Richard and Claire and cousin of Benjamin and Emma. Dearly loved friend of Lucy. A service for Chase will be held in the Chapel of North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road Albany, on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the NZ Fallen Heroes Trust: http://www.fallenheroes.org.nz

HUNTER, John Whitehead Neilson RNZN D15528 At his residence on 5 May 2014. Son of the late Matthew and Mary Jane (Mona) Hunter, loved brother of Peter and Jeanne, loving father of Jan and Dale, and grandfather to Wade, Nicholas, Sophie and Joshua; and great pal of Averil. A special thank-you to Dr Chris Dominick and his team of Devonport for looking after John for the past 22 years. A Service for John will be held at Romaleigh Funeral Chapel, 31 Ocean View Rd, Northcote on Monday 12 May 2014 at 11am.

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