Jack Passings – May 2017

SNOW, John Graham. Passed away peacefully after a short illness, on 23 May 2017, aged 87 years. Loved husband of Pat. Father of Jo and Paul. Grandfather of 3 and Great- Grandfather of 9. No flowers please. Communications to: Jo 021-028-84515.

LEAR, Robert Campbell. Serviceman Details RN DMX 745454, RNZN12807 Chief ERA. Passed away at Assisi Home and Hospital, Hamilton on 18 May 2017, aged 89 years. Beloved husband of Mollie for 63 Years. Loved father of Christopher and Lynnette and their families A service for Robert will be held at Tamahere Eventide Chapel, 621 State Highway 1, RD3, Tamahere, on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 11am followed by private cremation. All communications to the Lear family C/- PO Box 5523, Frankton, Hamilton 3242. Seddon Park Funeral Home –

POPE, Allan Douglas. (NZ15899 LEM) Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Much loved husband of Julia. Cherished father of Jim, Graeme, Tania and Lauren. Father-in-law of Sharon, Wendy, Mark and Andrew. Poppy to 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Loved brother of Elaine and Margaret, and The Late Laurie and Gilbert. A Service for Allan will be held at Paeroa RSA, 67 Belmont Road, Paeroa on Monday 22 May 2017 at 1pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations to your local RSA would be appreciated.

MUIR, Robin (Robbie). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 10th May 2017 after a short illness. Aged 89 years. A down to earth guy who will be sadly missed. Beloved Uncle to Chris, Liane and George, and Janine. Friends are invited to attend a service for Robbie at the Bulls RSA, Criterion Street Bulls on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 11am.

PATON, Duncan John Edward:(Service Number NZ 708878, RNZNVR 1951-1961). Of Paraparaumu, formerly of Tawa. On Thursday, 11 May 2017, peacefully at home. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Patricia. Loving father and father-in-law of Andrew & Kathy Paton (London), and Sharon & Paul Bartlett (Auckland). Beloved Grandad of Michael and Christopher Paton, and Chantelle and Maddison Bartlett. Former husband of Julie. A service to celebrate Duncan’s life will be held at Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, at 2.00pm on Wednesday, 17 May, to be followed by a private cremation. Messages for the Paton family may be sent c/- PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.Kapiti Coast Funeral Home

DOUGLAS, David Lindesay. Commander (Retired) RNZN, Service No. M16341 Passed away peacefully at home in Devonport on 6 May, 2017, aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband of Cynthia (Cyndy), loved father of Paul and Susan, and father-in-law of Cristine. Devoted grandfather of Jess, Nina, Zach, Caitlin and Tim. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St. Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, (Naval Base), Queens Parade, Devonport, on Friday 12 May, at 1:00 p.m. Please note: Photo I.D. is required for entry to the Naval Base. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice North Shore, P.O. Box 331129, Takapuna, (www.hospicenorthshore.org.nz), would be appreciated.

TOWERS, William Hinton (Bill). CPO RP Peacefully, suddenly, but not unexpectedly on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Forrest Hill Home and Hospital. Just three weeks short of his 91st birthday. Loved husband for 66 years of the late Edna. Father and father-in-law of Barry and Carole, the late Gordon, Tricia, Glenn and Linda (UK). Pop Towers to grandsons Jason and Dean. Our thanks to all the staff at Forrest Hill Home and Hospital, for the considerate care shown to Dad since he became a resident in late June 2015. Also to North Shore Hospital for treatment received during his frequent stays over many years. A service will be held at Romaleigh, 31 Ocean View Road, Northcote, on Friday 12 May 2017 at 2pm.

WAIDE, Roy William Broderick. (B.E.M. N.Z. D.R. N. R.N.Z.N Service no. 1588. H.M.S Achilles (River Plate), H.M.N.Z.S. Leander, Murita,, Achilles, Bellona, Black Prince, Pukaki Chief Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic (Punch). Left us for the Trade Winds May 5th 2017. Loving and devoted husband of the late Troy Wylie. Much loved father of Rio (deceased), Coral, Roy, Troy, and Timothy and their families, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren. To Mano-Jenny, his devoted caregiver for many years, Dr. Roger Smith and the team at Dallas Clinic, District Nurses and all the others who helped with his care, our eternal gratitude. Home is the Sailor, Home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hills. Funeral service at Hamilton Park Crematorium Chapel, Newstead on Tuesday 9th May at 2.00 p.m. Ana-Maria Richardson Funeral Director