Jack Passings – November 2015

HALL, Frank Alfred Ex RN and RNZN, CPO Service No. N14406 On 28 November, 2015, at the Regency Home and Hospital, aged 87 years. Loved Dad of Kate, Eve, David and partners. Loved Granddad of Nathan, Dale, Gemma, Kieran, Tony and partners and great Granddad Frank of four great granddaughters whom he never got to know. Former husband of the late Pat. Brother of twin sisters Lillie Hartley and Betty Bayliss and Ronnie (deceased) and brother-in-law of Carol Hall and families (UK). Beloved companion and best friend of Heather. A service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, HMNZS Philomel, (Naval Base), Queens Parade, Devonport, on Wednesday 9 December at 2:00 p.m. Please note that photo ID is required for admission to the Base. No flowers by request.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

COATSWORTH, Harold John. (Harry). RNZN 5161 WWII Passed away on 27 November 2015 in his 95th year. Much loved husband of the Late Margaret (Deceased) and much loved father of Peter and Alison, John and Helen, Anne and Gill. Devoted grandfather of Katrina and Blair, Alister, Phillip, Matthew, and Michelle, and great- grandfather to his many great-grandchildren. “Sadly missed by all the family” A service of Thanksgiving for Harry will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, cnr of Ridge Road and Vincent Street, Howick, Auckland on Tuesday 1st December at 2pm. To be followed by a Private Cremation. Thanks to all the medical staff at Howick Baptist Hospital. Communications to: Ph: 534 7300

STEVENS, Pablo Ex Weapons Mechanic, RNZN, passed away on Tuesday evening, 24 November 2015. In accordance with Pablo’s wishes, his family had a private cremation today (26/11).

BETTISON, Margaret Faith (formerly Buttimore, nee Oaten): WRNZNS 503. Died peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on November 19, 2015 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Buttimore and the late David Bettison. Dearly loved and will be sadly missed by Adrian and Rona, Mark and Winsome, Garth and Kerry and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to everyone at Thorrington Village and Ward 18 Christchurch Hospital. Messages to the Bettison Family C/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. In accordance with Margaret’s wishes a private cremation has been held.

CLOTWORTHY, Donald Campbell (Don) Service No. NZ10645 RNZN, NZ203776 RNZA. Passed away peacefully at Selwyn Village, Auckland on 19 November 2015, aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Verna. Loved father, father-in-law and granddad of Greg, Aom, Hannah, Dennis, Louise, Michelle, Sam, Laura, Robyn. Allen, Katrina, and Nathan. A celebration of Don’s life will be held in the Chapel of Morris and Morris Funerals (entrance 17 Western Hills Drive) Whau Valley, Whangarei at 10.30am on Wednesday 25 November 2015 followed by interment at Maunu Services Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations sent to Alzheimers Auckland, P.O. Box 5132, Wellesley St. Auckland would be appreciated. All communications to the Clotworthy Family c/- P.O. Box 8043, Kensington, Whangarei 0145.

MACKIE, Bert (Tehinganganui) Johnson MNZM, JP, Service No. 12872, RNZN. Passed away peacefully at Takahiwai on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in his 83rd year. Loving husband of the late Edith. Beloved father of Robert and Jaydene. Proud grandfather of Dylan, Sophia and Temuera. Brother to John, Katherine, Zona, Edwin and Billy. Father-in-law of Sean, Charlotte and Lucy. Adored by those he met and whose lives he touched. Respected for his wisdom and compassion. Faithful servant of his people. Our lives are all the better for knowing him. Bert’s service commences at 11.00am on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Takahiwai Marae, followed by interment at the Takahiwai Urupa. Returning back to the whare for blessing and final speeches. Flowers and condolences can be sent to Takahiwai Marae, Takahiwai Road, Northland.

McKENZIE, Gordon James — 9526 SIG. RNZN Peacefully at Ascot Care Retirement Village, on Wednesday 18 November 2015. In his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of the Mona, Loved father and father in law of Raewyn and Gordon Hall (Wanaka), and Donna Mckenzie and Ron Hoskin (Sydney). A service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held in the Lindas Farne Methodist Centre, Lindas Farne Street at 2.30pm on Monday 23 November 2015.

SNOWDEN, Henry. WWII NZ 9320 2ND NZEF, RNZN. Sig. Arctic Convoy to and from Russia. Aged 89 years. Slipped away to become a shining star in the Southern Skies on 24 March 2015 at Edmund Hillary Rest Home, Remuera. Born 31 October 1925 in Kawakawa, grew up in Ngaruawahia, participated as cox then rower in the Rowing Club, played for Rugby League. Henry was a taxi proprietor for over 50 years, starting in Ngaruawahia then Hamilton and later Auckland. Loved and remembered by family and friends for his hard work, humbleness and generosity. Leaves behind children Marion Snowden (Seattle, USA), Terry and Sue Snowden (Taupo) and Gordon and Wendy Snowden (Australia), Jessie Snowden (Auckland), mother of his children. His late wife Colleen Snowden, stepchildren Tina and Rod Edwards, Philip and Terry Walker and their families, through all the good times, remembered with love. Cherished by many grand and great grandchildren in New Zealand and Australia. Leaves us with many treasured memories and now resting at peace. Sincere thanks to Edmund Hillary staff and VisionWest home health staff for their care of Henry. Interment of ashes at 11:30 am, Saturday 21 November 2015 at Ngaruawahia RSA Cemetery. State of Grace East 09 527 0366

CRAIG, Lewis Thorne WW2 S/LT RNZN Rgtl No. 5553. On Sunday 15 November 2015, peacefully in his 94th year. Loved Husband of the late Phyllis. Father, father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad and great great-grandad of Penny, John and Jeanette, Christine, Peter and Katherine and their families. A funeral service for Lewis will be held in the chapel of Willetts Funeral Services Ltd, 21 King Street Whakatane on Wednesday 18 November at 2pm followed by a private cremation. Messages please to the Craig family C/- PO Box 2070 Whakatane.

CONN, Beverly Phyllis (Bev) Service No.1010 WRNZNS On November 14, 2015 aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of Jim for 57 years. Loving mother and mother in law of Wendy and Andy, Michael and Bev, Caroline, Peta and a loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren. A funeral service for Bev will be held at St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, cnr Elizabeth St and Cameron Rd, Tauranga on Friday 20th November at 1.30pm followed by interment at Pyes Pa Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of Radius Althorp (Church wing) for their excellent care and attention to Bev. Messages to the Conn family C/- PO Box 650, Tauranga 3140.

BOND, James Henry Douglas (Doug). QSM. Of Taihape, aged 91 years. Peacefully on 13 November 2015 at Wanganui Hospital, after a short illness. Dearly loved husband of the late Ruby. Much loved and loving father of Carol, Rex and Jan, and Murray and Ngaire. Adored Grandad to his eight grandchildren and five Great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations to the St John Ambulance Service would be appreciated may be left at the church. Messages to Bond Family, P O Box 88, Taihape. A service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at St Margaret’s Anglican Church, Taihape on Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 2pm, followed by interment at the Taihape Cemetery. Bennetts Taihape Funeral Services 06-388-0452. RSA Members of the above association and all ex service personnel are invited to attend the funeral service for their late comrade James Henry Douglas Bond SV No NZ 7073 Able Seaman Royal NZ Navy. Bennetts Taihape Funeral Services.

O’LEARY, Patrick Joseph George 16888 RNZN WO Passed away peacefully at home on 11 November 2015 with his loving wife Rosina at his side. Beloved father and father-in-law of Barbara-May and Troy, and Trishelle and Shane. Cherished Gampa of Justin, Hayley, Chanel, Connor, Kees and Violet. Donations in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated to Hospice North Shore: hospicenorthshore.org.nz Service details to follow in Friday’s Herald. We have been advised that Pat O’Leary’s funeral will be held at the Birkenhead RSA at 1000 on Monday the 16th. Nov. 2015.

HALLIDAY, James Lynne (Jim) (service no: N Z 11600 R N Z N) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 10 November 2015, with family present; aged 88. Beloved husband of Helen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Christine and Ian, Stephen and Carol, the late Jennifer and the late Karl. Loving Grandad of 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 47693, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144 would be greatly appreciated. The funeral service will be held in the Eastern Suburbs Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 79 Line Road, Glen Innes on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 3.00 p.m.

CLARK, Patrick RNZN, NZ 8850, Stoker First Class. Passed away peacefully at the Palmerston Manor Rest Home, Palmerston North on Monday 9 November 2015, aged 91. Dearly loved husband of the late Isabella. Much loved father and father-in-law of Kathleen (deceased); Joan and Chris; and Shirley and John. A grand and great-grandfather to all his grandchildren. And a loved brother of Josie Fisher. A service for Pat will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 96 Shamrock Street, Palmerston North on Thursday 12 November 2015 at 11 am, followed by interment at Kelvin Grove Lawn Cemetery. Messages can be sent to the Clark family, c/- PO Box 34268, Birkenhead, Auckland or may be left at http://www.thelychway.co.nz.

SURRIDGE, Frank William (Mick) (Reg No. NZ3065, Able Seaman, Royal Navy NZ Division, WW2) On 7 November, 2015 at Ropata Village, Lower Hutt, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of Gwen for 64 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Alan & Diane, Dawn & Kevin Fleet, Brian & Karen, and Marie & Allan Hoare. Loved Granddad of Dylan, Nathan, Grace, Tony, Joanne, Colin, Andrew, Michelle, Aaron and Shane and great-granddad to 9. Special thanks to Sandy Dawson and the staff at Ropata Village for their wonderful care and attention. A celebration of Mick’s life will be held at the Wainuiomata Bowling Club, Moohan Street, Wainuiomata, on Friday, 13 November 2015 at 3.00pm followed by private cremation.

HEFFER, Harold Noel Reg. No. 1447, Petty Officer, WWII Navy. On Saturday November 7, 2015. In his 99th year. Loving husband of the late Gladys, dearly loved Dad of Lois and Don Freeth (Blenheim), Dorothy and Tony Hynes (Brisbane), and Kevin (Cairns). Loved Grandad of Stuart Freeth (Blenheim), Mark Freeth (Australia); Timothy and Simon Hynes (Australia). Much loved great Grandad of Madeleine (Blenheim); and Kate and Isla (Brisbane). Special thanks to the staff at Waterlea Rest Home for their love and care over the years. At the family’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place at the Sowman Crematorium.

ROBERTSON William Peter (Peter) NZ5364 Signalman RNZN, on Friday 6th November, at Rowena Jackson Retirement Village, aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Hazel, Much loved father and father in law of Barry and Jeanette, Katherine and Reece Carleton, Stephen and Claire, Sally and Richard Hoskin. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church Perth Street at 1.00pm on Tuesday 10th November.  The funeral then leaving for the Eastern Cemetery. Msgs to 22B Loop Road, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown 9300.

BEGG, James William Kenneth (Ken) RNZN 11501 (ZLIBEG) Passed away peacefully on 5th November 2015, aged 88 years. Most dearly loved and loving husband of Nora for 60 years. Dear dad of Janine, and Sandy and Peter. He was a good lad. We love you. A service for Ken will be held on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 1pm at the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services, 8 Glen Road, Browns Bay, followed by private cremation. Please send communications to Forrest Funeral Services, 8 Glen Road, Browns Bay, Auckland.

THOMPSON, James Charles (Jim) Ex RNZN, Born 01-05-1942. Passed away peacefully on 02-11-2015 James will lay at Haven Falls Funeral home from 2pm on Tuesday 03/11/2015. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday 4/11/2015 at 10am followed by a private cremation.Haven Falls Funeral Home 0800 428 363