Jack Passings – November 2017

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.