Jack Passings – May 2019

MATHISON, Ian James (Buffy, Poppit). T17267 Seamanboy Jan 62 Ex RNZN, Passed away on 26th May 2019 aged 73 and now at peace. Beloved husband of Doreen (late), loving father of Maree, Craig, Terry, Diane, Mark, Peter, Dallas and Casey. Poppa to seventeen grandchildren. A service will be held at The Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, on Thursday 30th May at 11am. Photo ID is required to enter the base and no parking is available on base. Thank you to everyone for their kind support at this time of sorrow.

LUNDY, Eric David (Ric). Navy No 13627. 1933 – 2019 Loved 3rd son of the late Marian and the late David. Dearly loved husband of Maureen. Brother to Brian (deceased), and Bill (deceased), and Marian. Loved by his children and stepchildren, Leonie, Jan, Stephanie, Sharon, Rohan, and David (Barney). Dearly loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss you, our quiet gentleman. No flowers, please. Donations to Hospice West Auckland would be appreciated. A private celebration of Ric’s life will be held.

SEEQUE, Neil Holmes. Service No. NZ 915052 RNZN Passed away peacefully in his 81st year, on Sunday the 19th of May 2019, in the presence of his family. Loved husband and soul mate of Margaret. Cherished Father of Kaye, Carolyn and Tony. Stepfather to Craig and Sonja. Father in Law to Gus, Suzy Patrick and the late Dave. Adored Poppa of Victoria, Stephanie, Jennifer, Nathan, Seanaidh, Christopher, Shannen, Jesse, Evie, Frankie, Shaun and Jessica. Great Poppa to Zaria, Mila-Jay, Grayson Lyla and Kohen. He has hoisted his anchor and left port. He will be deeply missed. The funeral for Neil will be held at his home CQ Patch. 171 Kerikeri Inlet Road, Kerikeri at 1:00pm on Friday 24 May 2019 followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Mid- Northland, P.O. Box 141, Kerikeri, 0245

WESTERSON, Harold Henry (Harry). NZ 10157, Leading Seaman, Royal New Zealand Navy. Apart from Tamaki and Philomel, Harry served in HMNZS Achilles during the Pacific campaign and with the J Force, as well as later, returning to Achilles and taking delivery of HMNZS Bellona. Passed away peacefully with family by him, on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Margery for 70 years. Much loved father of Sandra, Bonny and Virginia. Loved grandfather of John, Rachel, Maxine and Selena and great grandfather to 11 great-grandchildren. Father in law of Veronica, Tony, Tim and Stuart. Messages c/- 19 Mayroyd Terrace, Nelson. A small private family farewell will be held at Simplicity Funerals, 69 Haven Road, Nelson on Saturday 25th May 2019 at 1.00pm. Enquiries to (03) 546 7455

DRUMMOND, Brian David Lyall: 106201 R/O RNZNVR. Passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Loved husband of the late Sandra, loved father and father-in-law of Craig and Maria (Perth), Debbie and Peter (Queenstown), loved Grandad of Stacey, Angela, Jenna, and Jayden. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Barrie (Cass), the late David, Kareen and Les, and Sheryl and Russell, and loved and helpful companion of Bev. At Brian’s request, a private service has been held. Messages to 28 McBride Street, Frankton 9300

HORLER, Malcolm David (Max): NZ14920 PO Seaman RNZN, Peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Adriel Rest Home, Amberley. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Lucy (nee Smolenski). Loved father and father-in-law of Geoff and Belinda, Voray and David, Fiona and Des (deceased), Michael and Aaron, Lyn and Marvin, and George and Alley. Loved Poppa of Helen, Antonio, Robert, Catherine, Anderson, Tierney, Kayla, and Tadhg. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Darcy, Wendy and Ian, and uncle of Nicola, and Simon. Son of the late Reg and Jinny. At Max’s request, a private family service has been held. Messages to the Horler family, c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440.

MORLAND, William Bernard (Bill). NZD 1708, RNZN, passed away peacefully on 6 May 2019 at Rosedale Village in his 95th year. Loving husband to the late Phyllis and the late Estelle. Dearly loved and respected father and father-in-law of Douglas (deceased) and Diane. Cherished Grandad to Michelle and Glenn and “special Grandad” to Jude. A loving brother of Kevin (Australia) and the late Ray, Eileen and Peggy. Special thank you to Rosedale Village for the wonderful care that was given to Bill. A service will be held at The Memorial Chapel of St Christopher HMNZS Philomel, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, on Wednesday 22 May at 11.00am, followed by private interment. Please Note, Photograph Identification is required to enter the Navy Base.

ROGERS, Frances Catherine (RNZN, Leading Hand #1307) Peacefully on May 9, 2019, at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 73 years. Dearly loved wife of Colin for 50 years. Loved mother of Christine, Steven, and Brian. Loved nana of Caitlyn, Hannah, and Emma and loved sister of John, Barry, Peter, Jenny, and the late David. Messages to the Rogers family c/- PO Box 10335, Christchurch 8145. The funeral service for Frances will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, Linwood Avenue, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 10.00am.

CLARK, Clive John. (ex RNZN 18868) born 2 May 1950 passed away peacefully 20 years too early on 4th May 2019. Loving, devoted husband to Anne. Fun loving Dad to Sarah and Bevan, Scott and Keryn, Lisa and Natasha. Even more fun loving Pop to Jordan, Dani, Taylor, Dylan, Daisy, Tallulah, Samantha and Michaela. He was simply the best. Thanks and gratitude to the North Shore Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please donate to North Shore Hospice. They need it more. Service to be held Wednesday 12:30pm at Dils 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany

HEWSON, Robert Charles (Bob). On 2 May 2019, passed away at home from a short illness, aged 71 years. Loved husband of Moya for 53 years. Loved father to Carol and Rob, Dion and Rebecca and Robert; and very much loved Poppa to his many grandchildren. Service to Navy 18292 HMNZS Otago, Fire Brigade Blue Watch Christchurch, Police 4836 and Port of Tauranga Security. As to Bob’s wishes, he has been privately cremated. Many thanks to the Waipuna Hospice staff. Messages to the Hewson family C/- PO Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

SMITH, Howard Campbell. RNZN 16553. Aged 76 years. Passed away on 4 May 2019. Much loved husband of Odette, loved father and father-in-law of Mike and Kim, Raychel and Fabio, Brendon and Anna, Jared and Lauren. Giddee to Jaimee, Kayden, Maeya and Lily, Cassandra and Cristian, and Franco, Malachi and Korban. A service will be held at Te Atatu RSA 1 Harbour View Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland at 10.30 on Monday 13 May. State of Grace 0800 764 722

WERE, Valentine Wilson (Val). Captain RNZN 11885 WWII. We were so lucky to have our kind and loving father, Val, for as long as we did. He passed away peacefully on 1 May 2019 at Northbridge Rest Home aged 95. Only son of the late Mary Anstruther, much loved husband of the late Joy, treasured father of Virginia and Tony, loving grandfather of Jahan and Gareth, great-grandfather of Jonathan and Kye. Always an intrepid traveler, you’re now on your final voyage and we will miss you greatly. Fair winds dear Dad. A service will be held at The Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport on Thursday 9 May 2019, at 11:00am. Please note photograph identification is required to enter the Navy Base. In lieu of flowers donations Alzheimers New Zealand, would be appreciated.