Jack Passings – November 2017

WAYMOUTH, Michael Newcome. Commander RNZ Navy Retired. Peacefully on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Aged 84 years. Much loved partner of Hilary. Loved father and father-in-law of Belinda and Jake, and Jane and Evan. Loved grandad of Fionnula; Lily, Eloise, and Jasper. Loved brother of the late John. A Funeral Service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Hauraki Road, Leigh on Monday, 4 December 2017 at 1:30pm followed by private cremation. Michael’s family wish to thank the staff of Pinehaven Cottage, for all of their love and devotion.

HIHA Pita Rangi Seaman RNZN. Born 8 May 1933 and crossed the bar 16 Nov 17. He was 84. Pita served in HMNZS TUI 1953/54 as an Able Seaman.

HEDLEY, Alfred Keith (Keith). Ser. No. NZ7086, RNZ Navy, Senior Seaman. On 27 November 2017, passed away peacefully at Kimihia Rest Home, Huntly Much loved husband of Ann for 72 years. Cherished father of Gavin, Derry, Colin, Lex, Desmond and their families. Loved grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 20. The family would like to thank the wonderful Staff at Kimihia Rest Home for their care and support. A Service for Keith will be held at the Chapel of Memories, 32 William Street, Huntly on Saturday, 2 December at 2 pm, to be followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Huntly would be appreciated, posted to 42 George Drive, Huntly 3700, or may be left at the service. All communications to the Hedley Family C/- P O Box 147, Huntly 3740

WRIGHT, Gavin Ashworth. VRD Commander RNZNVR (Retd).On November 24, 2017 at home. He leaves his dearly loved wife Pat and children Garry, David, Jennie and respected son -in-law Pete. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wellington Free Ambulance, PO Box 601, Wellington, 6140 would be appreciated or may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Gavin’s life will be held in Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street, Waikanae, on Wednesday, November 29, at 1:30pm, followed by private cremation at Kaitawa Crematorium. Waikanae Funeral Home Tel 04 2936844

DEBENHAM Raymond John (Reg. No. 14075, RNZN) On September 20, 2017, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, loved father and father-in-law of David and Sue, Raelene and Alan Bell, loved granddad of Ross and Aimie, Bonnie and Jordan Crawford; Andrew, Scott and Jennie, treasured great-granddad of Jackson, Leah, Hannah, Tyler, and Blake. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ray Debenham, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance (Kaiapoi branch) would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Ray will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Monday, September 25, at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.

WEDGE, Christina (V29160 RNZN) Passed peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep on Friday, November 17, 2017. She lives on through her children, Samantha and Ijzaak, parents Grant and Joan, partner Greg, and brother Russel. She is forever loved and her infectious laugh and bubbly personality will always be missed. Christina will be cremated and returned to her hometown. A private memorial service will be held in Christchurch on Saturday, November 25. Please contact the family for details.

SCOTT, Nola Robin (Paddy). (Service No. 621 WWII RNZN). On Sunday 19 November 2017 passed away peacefully after a long battle, aged 90 years. Cherished wife and life long mate of Russell. Deeply loved mother and mother in law of Grant and Carol, Daryl and Sharon, Craig and Jill, Charmaine and Gino, and Michele and Albert. Dearly loved nana of 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dementia Auckland c/- PO Box 5132 Wellesley Street Auckland and would be appreciated. A service will be held in the Avondale RSA Clubrooms, Layard Street, Avondale , on Friday 24 November 2017 at 1:00 pm.

KERR, Thomas Brown (Tom). Service No: N.Z. 15632 Petty Officer N.Z. Navy. On 16 November 2017 at Auckland Hospital. Loved husband of the late Carol, much loved father of Rosina (Christchurch) and father-in-law of Andrew, and loved Grandfather for Gabriella and Billie, and Great grandfather for Penny. A remembrance service for Tom will be held in the Onehunga and District R.S.A. 57 Princes Street, Onehunga on Tuesday 21 November 2017 at 11.00 a.m. Followed by Private Cremation and light refreshments. All communications to C/- Kerr family P.O. Box 24464 Royal Oak Auckland or email bstott@simplicity.co.nz

MARTIN, Mervyn Hillreay (Merv). (Service No. 13636, A. B., R.N.Z.N, Korea/Malaya). Life member of the Paeroa RSA. Unexpectedly at his home in Paeroa, on 16th November, 2017; aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband and best friend for the past 49 years of Annie and much loved Dad of Russell. Loved brother of Margaret and the late Maurice. A celebration of Merv’s life will be held at the Paeroa RSA, 67 Belmont Rd, Paeroa on Wednesday 22nd November, at 11am, followed by private cremation. Messages to: 6 Dearle St, Paeroa.

MURRAY, Michael James (formerly from Wellington). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at home (Ngatimoti) after battling MND for 10 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jay and Laurie, loved brother and brother-in-law of Patricia and Adrian, Frances, Christine & Cliff, and loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. In accordance with Michael’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.

NEWLOVE, George Charles. RNZN D17644. Passed away peacefully on 11 November 2017 following a short battle with cancer. Loved husband of Colleen, specially loved father of Chris and Joanna, Alannah and Stephen Domigan, and Anthony and Anna. Adored grandfather to Kieran, William and Luke. May he Rest In Peace. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Cnr View and Lavelle Rd, Henderson tomorrow Wednesday 15th November at 10.30am followed by interment at Waikumete Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Waitakere Hospital as well as the wonderful care and support George received from the caring staff at North Shore Hospice. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in George’s name to North Shore Hospice, http://www.hospicenorthshore.org.nz, would be appreciated.

MITCHELL, Francis Redvers James (Frank/Mitch) (NZ13840, Ldg Sig, Royal Navy and RNZN, Korea). Of Metlifecare Coastal Villas, Paraparaumu; formerly of Waikanae and Wellington. On Thursday, 9 November 2017, at Metlifecare Hospital, aged 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Christine, and much loved father of Philip and Julie. Loved Grandad of Lauren, Patrick, Sarah, and Fraser, and great-grandfather of Bruce and Atreyu. A memorial service will be held at Kapiti Crematorium Chapel, 133 Valley Road, Paraparaumu (in the grounds of Awa Tapu Cemetery) at 10.30am Today (Monday), 13 November. Messages may be sent to Julie Mitchell, PO Box 68124, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141. Kapiti Coast Funeral Home FDANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168

VICKERS, Anthony Noel (Tony) WOMAA N18504. Passed away November 5, 2017, at Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital, Motueka, aged 69, after a phenomenal fight with cancer. Cherished soulmate and best buddy of Dayl. Dearly loved son of the late Eric and Jean (nee Parsons), loved father and father-in-law of Brent and Lena (QLD). Loved brother and brother-in-law of Carolyn Vickers, Lindsay and Colin Conbearra, and the late Nick. Loved uncle of Justin and Mandy, loved big Tony of Donna and Ron (QLD), Sean and Shelley, Jarrod and Pip Peychers (Motueka). Loved Grandad Tony of Mitchell, Lianna, Lexie and Archie Peychers, and Jake and Jesse Zaina (QLD). At Tony’s request a private cremation has taken place. All messages c/- Dayl at Carman Drive, Motueka 1720. We would like to thank Anna Woja, Dr Juliet Fleming and her awesome team at Manuka Street Hospice, Dr Sebastain Klaver and our awesome girls at Jack Inglis. A farwell service will be held for Tony at the Motueka R.S.A. on Friday, November 10, at 10.00am.

MCKENZIE, Graeme Alfred SN 5132 Stoker 1st Class RNZN WWII. Graeme died peace- fully at his home in Selwyn Village, Whangarei on October 26th 2017; aged 93 years. Loving husband of the late Ngaire. Loved Dad of Don and Malcolm. Father-in-law of Steph and Paula. Grandad of Teresa and Trevor. Adoring other Grandad of Jack and Heidi. Great Grand- father to Drew. Our heartfelt thanks to all the lovely staff at Selwyn Village who showed Graeme and Ngaire love, dignity and respect in their last years. At Graeme’s request a private service has been held. Messages to Don McKenzie, 7/30 Avon Street, Island Bay, Wellington 6023.