Jack Passings – May 2018

McGIFFORD, Lauderdale David (Rawiri) RNZN 15132 He had a brain tumour, He was born on 07/05/1938 and passed away 8am, 23rd May 2018, at 2 Burnside Court, Ashmore, Gold Coast . He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, 18 grand children, and 2 great grand children. Before he passed Rawiri/the Lord, made special mention of Jim Mihaere who he regarded as a close friend. Jason (his son) can be contacted on 0061 7 5578 3310.

HUMPHREY, Barry Lawrence. 1935 – 2018 Served in N.Z. Army and Navy Bands 1967 – 1982. Barry, our dearly loved husband, father and grandad passed away at Rosewood Hospital on Saturday 19 May 2018. A private cremation followed by a family gathering has been held in Christchurch.

BRUNT, Alexander (Sandy): (Lt. Commander RNZNVR (Fleet Air Arm) DSC, MBE) Died Edith Cavell Lifecare, Christchurch, on Monday, May 21, 2018, aged 99 years and 9 months, just 84 days shy of his 100th birthday. Sandy was a special man, who dedicated most of his life to helping others, both during the war years and after as a volunteer working tirelessly with the Christchurch South Lions Club, the New Zealand Police in setting up the Volunteer Kiosk in the Square, and with the Speak Up Campaign and helping out at his local church. His humour and caring will be missed. Sandy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Rona, his son Tony, his daughter Jenny (Michael) Pearce and their children Erin Davie, Alixandra (John) Peterka, and David (Deanna) Pearce, and eight great-grandchildren. Our heartfelt thanks also goes to our second family for all their help and support over the years; Andrew (deceased) and Inez Hunter, Sue and Brent Lewis, Andrea and Stephen Van Bohemen, Andrew Hunter and Karen Johnston, and Linda Hunter and James MacKenzie. Sincere thanks to the staff of Edith Cavell who cared for Sandy so well over the last 20 months. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Sumner-Redcliffs Anglican Church to be used for childrens projects, or to your favourite charity. All communications can be made to Tony at tony@tonybruntphotography.com A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 2.00pm, at St Andrews Church, Main Road, Redcliffs. All are welcome.

MITCHELL, Frank Sidney Charles: H12956 Korea Malaya Borneo CPO RNZN. Passed away on May 21, 2018, aged 85 years. Loving husband to Isobel. Father to Veronique, Mhairi and Fiona. Grandfather to Kris, Laura, Holly, Stephanie, Jason, Abby, Chad, Bela and Shay. Great-grandfather to Sidney, Nellie and Lucille. With thanks to the Staff at Aria Gardens. A service for Frank will be held at the Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queen’s Parade, Devonport, on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 11.00am. Photographic ID is required to enter the Naval Base to attend Frank Mitchell’s funeral.

BOYD, Ainslie Altona (Pipi): Reg. NZ7544 RNZ Navy, WWII, K Force, Vietnam. Passed away peacefully at Ashwood Park Retirement Village, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Jocelyn, loved father of Tui, Terance, John, Scott and Glenn, and their families. A loved grandfather and great-grandfather. A funeral service for Pipi will be held at the Clubs of Marlborough, Alfred Street, at 1.00pm on Thursday, May 24, followed by private cremation at the Sowman Crematorium. MARLBOROUGH Returned servicemen are requested to attend the funeral service

WITIKA Maia (Trakka) ex RNZN CPOMT(P) Joined Sep 69. Born 24 Sep 1951 – 15 May 2018 Trakka will be laying in state at his home 10 Jade Street, Runcorn from tonight until his last journey on friday to the Great Southern Memorial Park Cemetery and Cremetorium, 1774 – 1794 Mt Cotton Rd, Carbrook, Qld 4130 for a service to be held at 1pm Liz and her whanau extend an invitation your more than welcome to join us at the Sunnybank Community Club for tales and ales on Friday

NORTON-TAYLOR, Mary Jane: Service No K28851 RNZN. Died peacefully at Whanganui Hospice on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Loved chosen daughter of the late Anne and Richard. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Elizabeth and Phillip Cattle PN and Anthony (deceased). Treasured Aunty Jane of Joseph, Emma, Leah, Daniel, Benjamin, Thomas, Jacob, Sophie and their families. A special friend to many. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Anthony’s Church, 88 Alma Road, Whanganui, on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 9.30am, and thence to the Kelvin Grove Lawn Cemetery, James Line, Palmerston North, for interment at 2.00pm. The rosary will be recited for Jane at 7.00pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018. All correspondence to the “Cattle Family” c/- 2 Elmira Avenue, Palmerston North.

HUNTER Peter Colin RNZN Telegraphist NZ12532 crossed the bar 11 May 2018 aged 86 Ashburton.  Peter served in Bellona, Lachlan, Iririangi. Kaniere and Philomel.

McCALL, William James (Bill): RNZN A/L/Seaman NZ7865 Passed peacefully on Monday 7 May 2018, at Clare House, Invercargill, aged 94. Now at rest with his beloved wife Dorothy. Greatly loved father and father-in-law of Jan and Murray, Laichan and John, and Robyn and Roberto. Loved and respected Pop to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service will be held at St Stephens Presbyterian Church, Waikiwi, on Saturday 12 May, at 10.00am. Messages to 38 Kirkoswald Street, Wallacetown 9816, or email to smithfamly@hotmail.com Special thanks to the staff at Clare House for their committed care. Respectfully cared for by J Fraser & Sons Ltd F.D.A.N.Z.

MITCHELL, Maurice David. RNZN 15038 Passed away Friday 4 May 2018 with his loving children by his side, now at peace. Much loved Dad to Maree, Andrea, Bryce, Charlie, Diana and Eddie. Sadly missed and much loved Dad, Poppa, family man and mate. A service for Maurice will be held at the Remuera Club 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera on Wednesday 9 May at 11am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Mercy Hospice Auckland, PO Box 47 693, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144 would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Maurice. All communication C/- P.O.Box 24664 Royal Oak, Auckland 1023.

SMITH, Emil Wallace RNZN10828, WWII. Passed peacefully at Ohinemuri Home on 7th May 2018; aged 92 years. Much loved husband of Alma. Adored father of Lynne, Glen, Kathryn (deceased) and Brian. Cherished grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 1. A Service for Emil will be held at Paeroa RSA, 67 Belmont Road, Paeroa, on Thursday, 10th May 2018 at 11.00am.