Jack Passings – May 2017

ELLWOOD, John Claude. NZ: 12104 RNZN. Passed away suddenly on 31 May, 2017, at Middlemore Hospital, surrounded by family. Aged 87. Dearly loved Husband of Beryl and cherished father of John, Bruce, David, Craig, Mary, Karl and stepdad to the Late Thelma, Arlene and Wendy. Much admired father in law, grandad and great grandfather. “You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten, Rest in Peace” A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Howick Funeral Home Chapel, 35 Wellington Street, Howick, Auckland, on Tuesday 6th June 2017, at 2.00pm. Ph 534 7300

ROWE, Murray Vincent. NZD 1920 RNZN 1940-1952 Stoker Petty Officer Ex Leander and Achilles. Passed away in his 97th year. Peacefully at home in Nelson, surrounded by his loving family. Cherished husband of the late Alice. Precious Dad and Father in law of Robyn, Ngaire and Terry Evans, Roger (deceased) and Pat. Sharlene and Gary Baker and Kerry. Loved by all his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and Tami. In accordance with Murrays wishes, a private cremation has been held. A memorial service in Cambridge will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the Nelson Hospice team and Dr Graham Loveridge for Dad’s wonderful care. “In The Arms Of An Angel” Respectfully cared for by Shone and Shirley Funeral Directors. F.D.A.N.Z.

HUNT, John. No 5909 RNZN, Able Seaman. John passed peacefully away on 25 May 2017, at Glencoe Rest Home, aged 93. Loved husband of the late Margaret, the late Hope and the late Daphne. Loved father and father-in- law of Geoff and Margaret (Taupo) and the late Bob. Loved Grandad of Darryn, Michelle, Robert, (all Australia) and Ryan. Family friend of Diane Hazelton and family. Special thanks to Glencoe Rest Home for their loving care. The entire funeral service to be held at the Papatoetoe Funeral Cottage, 34 Kolmar Road on Tuesday 30 May at 11a.m. All communications to Papatoetoe Funeral Cottage.

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