Jack Passings – May 2016

NEWTON, Kenneth Allan NZ3112 Royal NZ Navy 1939-45. 1/7/1919 – 28/5/2016 at Wanganui. Loved husband of Eunice. Father and father in law of John and Lauren, and Susan and Garry. Loved grandfather of Joseph, Kathryn , Thomas, Jesse, Ann- Louise, Sam, and Julian; and great grandfather of his 13 great grandchildren. “At peace with Christ Jesus.” A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held in Christ Church Anglican Church, Wicksteed Street, Wanganui on Wednesday, 1 June at 11am
Published in The Wanganui Chronicle from May 30 to May 31, 2016

GOLDSTONE, Keith Franklyn NZ 16472, ABSEA passed away on the 26th of May at Parkwood rest home, a private funeral was held for Keith on the 27th of May.

GOLDS, George T.J. Ex RN and RNZN 15684. Passed away peacefully at North Shore Hospital after a short illness on 29th May 2016, aged 87 years. Beloved husband of Kathy. Loved father of George and Angela (Australia), the late Michael, Tony and Terry. Much loved Father in law, Poppa and Great Grandfather to his family. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services, 8 Glen Road Browns Bay, on Friday 3rd June 2016, at 3pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Alzheimers New Zealand. http://www.alzheimers.co.nz

PEDDIE, John Graeme (Cdre Rtd RNZN). On 29 May 2016, suddenly in Tauranga, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Dale, brother of Michael and Roger, brother-in-law of Louise, Isla, Celia and Rachel. Dearly loved son-in-law of Iris McCoy, much loved companion of Zara. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Waipuna Hospice, P.O. Box 1156, Tauranga. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Tauranga Park, 383 Pyes Pa Rd Tauranga, on Saturday 4 June at 2pm, followed by private cremation. Communication to the Peddie Family c/o P.O Box 3136 Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

CRICHTON Hector Fergus RNZN NZD 1803 Leading Telegraphist WWII On May 25, 2016, at his home, dearly loved husband of the late Irene. Loved Father of Nora Young (Scotland) and Ronald Crichton-Lisle. Aged 92 years. Hectors funeral service will be held at the Motueka Memorial RSA, 49 High Street, Motueka on Saturday May 28 2016 at 10.30am. Hector served 25 Oct 1939 – 15 Dec 1951. He served in PHILOMEL, ACHILLES, DRAKE, IRIRANGI, CERBERUS, ARBUTUS, INDOMITABLE, LOCH ACHRAY, KANIERE, BELLONA, BLACK PRINCE.

STEPHENS, Moeke (Mo, Mac) WH.A.O.P.H. Mangai Ae RNZN L16294 Chief Petty Officer Served for 21 years from January 1958 to February 1979. Passed away suddenly on 25 May 2016 aged 75 years. Cherished father and father in law of Maxine, Mark and Sheryl, Erena and Hayden (deceased), Katherine (Kat) and Phill Jones. Treasured Grandfather (Tupu) of Julie-Anne, Kambell, Calvin, Waimarie, Maia, Hayden and Ava. Moe mai ra e te poutokomanawa o te whanau. Moeke is lying in state at Te Taua Moana Marae, Ngataringa Bay, Devonport and will be departing for Roma Marae, Ahipara today (Friday 27 May) by 8:30am. All communications please call the funeral home. TIPENE FUNERALS Onehunga 0800266662.  Mo joined the RNZN 22 Jan 1958 as a Junior Seaman and retired 17 Feb 1979 after serving 21 years 26 days. He served ashore in HMNZS Bases Tamaki and Philomel. His sea postings included HMNZ Ships Pukaki, Kaniere, Royalist, Taranaki, Rotoiti, Endeavour, Lachlan, Otago, Waikato and Paea. During his career Mo was awarded his Good Conduct Badges in Jan 62, Jan 66 and Jan 70 respectively and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct medal in Jan 1973. Mo has always been described as a person who was larger than life and wore the Navy uniform and rugby colours with pride.

GARRETT, John (Bush) ex RNZN CPO NZV 15360 John sadly passed away on 24 May 2016. He was much loved and will be sadly missed by all of his family and extended family. Jan, his wife of 49 years. His children Elizabet and Mike, Peter and Jenny. Jan’s daughter, Barbara and Wayne and family. His adored grandchildren, Stefania, Antonio, Caitlin and Lauren, who will all miss their loving Nonno and Poppa greatly. The service will be held at 1pm, Thursday the 9th of June at Carmel Country Retirement Estate, 11 Hollister Lane, Ohauiti, Tauranga. Donations to St John’s Ambulance in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. – See more at: http://notices.nzherald.co.nz/obituaries/nzherald-nz/obituary.aspx?n=john-garrett&pid=180151316#sthash.NXTWiAuZ.dpuf

BROWN James Miller (Jim) RNZN 16515 – On May 18th 2016 peacefully, at Dunstan Hospital, after a long battle to get out of the rough, sparring partner of Carolyn father and father in law of Lynne, Sharon and Tony, Stephen, Bronwyn and Ash, Grandad Jim to Jono, Brittany, Jamie, Kacee, Tessa, Mitchell, Grace, Devon and Zoey. A celebration of Jims Life will be held at the Omakau Rugby Clubrooms at 2pm on Monday May 23rd. Messages to PO Box 96 Omakau

WHITE, Bernard Curtis. (Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm, Service No NZD 3802). On 18 May 2016 at Lansdowne Hospital, Howick, in his 97th year. Dearly loved and respected husband of the late Ena. Father and father-in-law of Gaynor and Tim Haynes and Jenny and Gilbert Laurenson. Poppa of Claire and Mat, Stephen and Maria, Kim and Andrew and Mark and Laura. Great Poppa to Daniel and Grace. A service will be held at Bell House, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Bells Rd, Pakuranga, on Monday 23 May at 10.30 am. The family would like to thank the staff at Lansdowne Hospital for the care and attention they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society at the service. State of Grace East 09 5270366

O’CARROLL Joseph Kuru LEM 09.09.1934 – 12.05.2016 Service number RNZN 14673 Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Taranaki Hospice on 12.05.2016. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty and loved Dad of Bonnie, Leonie, Joby and Michelle. Adored Koko of all his mokopuna. Joe’s service will be held Owae Marae on Monday 16 at 1 pm and thereafter to the Waitara Cemetery.  ‘Stand down Sailor – your watch is over – Fair winds and smooth seas on your final voyage…’

MANNERS Tom passed today, i am going to Te Puna Hauora in Northcote shorty to see him, he will lying there overnight, i will put more details up when i get back. Tom was a class mate of Eddie Tapara and Spike Hughes.  Tom Manners POME 14118, gone to join his wife Margret who passed away January this year. Tom is Lying at Te Puna Hauora, 58 Akoranga Drive Northcote, his 2 sons Colin and Dean are both there plus his 2 moko. Tom will be departing Te Puna Hauora 0800 Sunday for his marae Te Peeti in Omanaia. Moe mai ra e te rangatira, haere atu ki te taha o tou hoa rangatira a Margret, ou tupuna hoki, haere haere haere atu ra….

SMITH, Penelope Fern (Penny). Warrant Officer WRNZNS 1361, MBE. Passed away on 7 May 2016. Beloved daughter of the late Max and Fon Smith. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Michael and Chris, Gaynor and Sam, Brent and Marilyn, and their families. A service for Penelope will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Canada Street, Morrinsville on Friday, 13 May 2016 at 1:00pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Conduction Education P.O. Box 12066, Chartwell, Hamilton 3248 or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Smith family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242. Sadliers Funeral Services.