Jack Passings – October 2014

STAFFORD-BUSH, James Leslie Signalman RNZN, NZ 7502, retired. Passed away 29 October 2014 aged 90 years. Husband of Marjorie, father of Lynda (deceased) and Gaye. Grandfather to Jane, David, Rachel, Tom and Hannah. Brother of Leo. A service will be held at the Naval Chapel of St Christopher HMNZS Philomel (Naval Base) Queens Parade Devonport on Tuesday 4 November at 11:00 a.m. Photo ID is required for admission to the base.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

DICKEN Peter Thomas, RNZN, NZ16220 LEM NZ Malaya Vet. on Sunday 26 October 2014 in Newcastle, NSW. The funeral will be held at Fry Bros Funerals, 97 New England Highway, Maitland, NSW, Australia Monday 3 November 2014, 10am. Lest We Forget.

WOODWARD, Alan Leslie Regt No: 6815, AB, RNZN, J Force. Passed away peacefully on October 26, 2014, at Aroha Care; aged 90 years. Husband of the late Zeta. Much loved and cherished father and father-in-law of Lewis and the late Josie, Lynda and Chris Jackson, Ken and Gail, Bruce and Cushla. Loved Grandpa to Mark and Cassie, Nicholas, Laura; Tilena and Ben, Andrew and Donna; Jake and Flavia, Tammy; Kieran, and Allannah. Great-Grandpa of Jack, Elise, Liam and Cadence. A much loved brother of the late Louis (deceased), Jack, June, Keith, Dorothy, Margaret, Neil and their families. Loved by Tricia. Donations to Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Special thanks to Jacquie. A service for Alan will be held in Cornwall Manor, corner Knights Road and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt, Tomorrow (Thursday) October 30, at 2.00pm followed by private cremation. Messages may be posted to the Woodward Family, c/- PO Box 30127 Lower Hutt 5040.

MONRO, Ian Scott Cdr. RNZN, retired. Passed away gently after a long illness, on 27 October, 2014, aged 87 years. Much loved husband, for 58 years, of Erica, father and father-in-law of Alastair and Robyn, Catherine and Kent, and Lucy. Dearly loved Grandad to Jacob, Sean, Eugene, Angus and Oscar. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Janet and Richard (Christchurch), and uncle of Simon, Christopher, Belinda and Annabel. A service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 20 Church Street, Devonport, on Thursday 30 October at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimers Auckland, PO Box 5132, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, would be appreciated. Our grateful thanks to the staff of Orongo Rest Home, Eversleigh Hospital and North Shore Hospice.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

McROBIE, Bruce Marshall Ex WWII Veteran, RNZN. On Sunday 19 October, 2014, at Northbridge Hospital, after a long illness, surrounded by his family. Aged 90 years. Loving husband of Pat (nee Ewen). Cherished Dad to Christine and David, and father-in-law to Kathy. Loved Poppa of Jessica and Owen, Cameron and Sarah, Kate and Charlie, and Iuen, and Great Poppa of Isac and Arlo. A service will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park Crematorium, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, on Wednesday 22 October, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Stroke Foundation, PO Box 65371, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0754. Messages to 7 Patuone Avenue, Devonport, 0624.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz – See more at: http://notices.nzherald.co.nz/obituaries/nzherald-nz/obituary.aspx?n=bruce-marshall-mcrobie&pid=172872856&fhid=12575#sthash.X1jbg2wx.dpuf

WAKEMAN, Ian Charles (Wakey) SN:16754 POM (E) RNZN On October 18th 2014 peacefully at his home Tutukaka in his 72nd year. Husband of Fay. Loved father and father in law of Glenn and Nicola, Rochelle, and Erin. Adored grandad and mate of Ollie, Zachary, and Gemma. ” Your quick wit, loving nature and cheeky smile will be missed by all, we loveyou dad, Happy Fishing”. A service for Wakey will be held in the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club, Marina Road, Tutukaka at 1pm tomorrow Tuesday October 21st 2014 followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations sent direct to the North haven Hospice PO Box 7050 Tikipunga, Whangarei 0144 would be appreciated. Communications to the Wakeman Family C/o PO Box 8043 Kensington, Whangarei 0145.

DUNNING Gordon Myles (Myles)/strong> RNZN N17722 It is with regret I have to advise that Shipmate Myles Dunning, passed 16 October 2014. As many of you will have been aware, Myles had been ill for quite some time. His funeral service is to be held at Shone and Shirley, Tahunanui Drive, next to the Suburban Club, at 1400 Monday 20 October.

BAMFORD, Frederick Augustus (Fred). Royal Navy RNZN Service No: NZ3546 Lt WWII. – Peacefully on Wednesday, 24th September 2014, in his 97th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Beryl. Loved dad and father-in-law of John and Maxine and Mark and Paula. Loved Grandad of Martin and Brooke, Mariska, Janika, and loved Great-grandad to Clara. Loved Poppa to Morgan, Jennine, Kim, Amber, Ben, their partners and their families. All messages can be sent to ‘ The Bamford Family’ 27a Skinner Street, New Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ‘IRONSIDE Society’ would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at the Tasman Bowls and Social Club, 35 Octavius Place, New Plymouth, on Monday 29th September 2014 at 11.00am, followed by a private committal service. – See more at: http://deaths.taranakidailynews.co.nz/obituaries/taranaki-daily-news-nz/obituary.aspx?n=frederick-bamford&pid=172577194&fhid=12705#sthash.gM4uatHg.dpuf

HOPKINS, Edward Ray (Eddie, Hoppy) Regtl.No. NZ10691 RNZN (1945-1977) Chief Petty Officer Peacefully at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Waiuku, on October 13, 2014, aged 85. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Marjorie for 66 years. Loving father of Kevin and Pauline, Paulette and Bill Screen, David and Maria, Pauline and the late Geoffrey Pellowe. Grandad of Kelly-Marie, Daniel, Keiran, Donna, Rachel, Damian, Joshua, Paula, Fiona and Cherie. Great Grandad Hopkins of 14. A kind gentle man, always laughing and telling stories. Funeral Details to be advised.

WHITELEY, Frederick (Fred). PMX888889 RN C19460 RNZN WOMEA Passed away after a brief illness at Hospice North Shore, surrounded by family and friends, on 11 October 2014. Very much loved husband of the late Shirley. Loved father of Janet and Peter, father-in- law of Michael and Marylene. Adored grandfather of Christiane and Stephanie. Loved brother of Doris, Lorna and the late Alan. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to Hospice North Shore, in recognition of their fantastic care of Fred and his family: hospicenorthshore.org.nz A service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held in the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services, 8 Glen Road, Browns Bay, Wednesday 15 October at 1pm.

MANDER, Donald NZ4213906, RNZAF Sub Lt (A), FAA, RNZNVR: Retired JP, Masonic Lodge, past Inglewood County Chairman. 21 April 1923 – 9 October 2014. Don passed at home surrounded by his family. He has now joined Lois who passed in 1997. Loved and respected stepfather to Jon Orr (deceased), Jenni (Akl), Debra (NP), and Andrew (Ing) for 40 years. Loved pop to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of Ralph (deceased) and Olwyn (Waikanae), Joan (deceased), Steve and Rae (Tauranga). Uncle to his nieces and nephews. Many thanks to Hospice, and the visitors who cared. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated, and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Don’s life is to be at the Taranaki Crematorium, Junction Road, New Plymouth on Tuesday 14 October 2014, at 11am.

SPENCE, James (Jim) Ex RNZN, CPO Tel. Service No. NZ1664 Gave it away on 9 October, 2014, at Eversleigh Hospital, aged 91 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Paul and Johan Henderson, grandfather of Sarah and Gopal, Nardia and Mark, and Kyle, and great grandfather of Cameron and Makayla. A commemoration and committal service will be held at the Chapel of Mark Rowley Funeral Services, 16 – 18 Anne Street, Devonport, on Monday 13 October at 11:00 a.m. ‘And the best of British!’Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

THODE, Connell Percy (Con) OBE, Lieutenant Commander, RNZNVR (Ret) died peacefully on 9 October 2014, aged 103. Dearly loved husband of the late Marcia, father and father-in-law of Scott and Lenore, Sally and Paul, John and Waveney, Andrea and Dale, and the late David. Grandfather of Carl and Stefanie, Kristie, Dayna and Steve, Aron, Simon and Hana, Tristan and Esther, and Jamie and Tomas; great grandfather of Joshua, Lottie, William, and Sofia. “I must go down to the sea again to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by…” Con’s funeral will be held at St Christopher’s Chapel, HM Naval Base, Devonport on Wednesday 15 October 2014 at 11.30am, followed by private cremation.

BOYLE, Larry Maxwell NZ8241 Passed away peacefully in Tauranga on Monday 6th October 2014, aged 89 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dot. Loved dad, grandad and friend of Carole, Stuart (deceased), Scott, Diane, and Wayne; and their families. A service celebrating Larry’s life will be held at Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Road Greerton, on Saturday 11th October at 1.00pm. Larry was a member of Hamilton Branch RNZNA for many years; and was also a National Vice President of RNZRSA, and an RNZRSA National Life member; and very proud to be so.

CHAPMAN, Ernest Charles (RNZN NZ10375, ex NZR Frankton) (Ernie): On 8th October, 2014, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Much loved Dad of Terry, Anne-Marie and Grant, Tony and Roger, Graeme, Deborah and John, David (deceased) and Peter (deceased). Loved Pa of Brittany, Surrie, Connor and Claire, Bowen, Kade, Tegan, Charlie and Great-Pa of Leilani. Brother of Frances (deceased), Audrey, Robert and Muriel. Dad, at last, is reunited with our beloved Mother, Leonie Dorothea. A service celebrating Dad’s life will be held on Wednesday, 15th October, at Hamilton Park Cemetery, Morrinsville Road, Newstead, Hamilton, at 1300 (1.00pm). Thank you to all the staff at Ward 6, North Shore Hospital. No flowers by request but donations to Starship Children’s Hospital would be appreciated. A tribute to Ernie may be left at http://www.heavenaddress.co.nz or communications to his family c/- James R Hll Funeral Directors 717 Grey Street, Claudelands, Hamilton 3216. Safe travels Dad, with love and great memories
from us all.

BARNES, Marion Laura: RNZN (WRNS) #542 On October 6, 2014, peacefully in her sleep at home, aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Ronald, loved mother of Vincent and Aileen, Loraine and John Mauger, Barry and Pam, Daryl and Marilyn, and Adrienne. Loved nana of Stephen (Sweden), Matthew and Ikuko (Japan), and Nicola; Michelle and Julian Marsh, and Kylie and Todd McMahon; Lisa and Arturo (Gold Coast), and Gina; Taylor, and Jack. Loved great-nana of Linnea, and Sigrid (Sweden), Jamie, Mark, Lisa, and Miya (Japan); Charlie, Georgia, and Archie; Asia, and Tiger, Olivia, Ayla, and Isabella (Gold Coast). Loved sister and sister-in-law of the late Tom and Nancy Keenan. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Shirley Medical Centre for their love and care shown to Marion over the years. Messages to 2 Kumara Street, Pegasus. A Service to Celebrate Marion’s life will be held in the Canterbury Crematorium Chapel, Linwood Ave, Tomorrow (Thursday) at 11.00am

BREITMEYER Ronald William (Bill) Reg No 3123 Leading Stoker, RN NZ Division, WWII. On October 2, 2014 passed away peacefully at home, aged 91 years. Much loved husband of the late Nancy, Loved father of Marlene, Jacqueline, Adele, Clifford, Robert, Irene, and the late Colleen, treasured by his 26 Grand children. 39 Great Grand children, and 10 Great Great Grand children, Loved brother of Jack. The funeral service will be held in our Avon Park Chapel, Cnr Kerrs and Pages Roads, Linwood on Wednesday, October 8th at 10.30am.

HARRIS, Winstone Lt Cmdr V.R.D. 104007 – On October 2, 2014, peacefully at Ilam Lifecare, aged 93 years, dearly loved husband of the late Mary; much loved mother and mother-in-law of Jackie and Kieran, Jenny and Johnny, Pippy and Nigel, Penny and Edward, and Andrew and Elizabeth; loved grandfather of Georgi, Janna, Hugo, and Dan; William, Harriet, and Pete; Gendy, James, and Lucy; Angus, Henry, and Millie; Alice, Jock, and Frankie; and a great-grandfather of Sophie, Kezia; Lewis, Ferdie; Luna; and Finn. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Winstone Harris, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers donations to The New Zealand Brain Research Institute for Parkinsons would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. A Service to celebrate Wintone’s life will be held in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, 84 Oxford Terrace, on Tuesday, October 7, at 2.00pm.

REYBURN, Douglas Rathbone. NZ11326, R.N.Z. Navy Peacefully at home on Wednesday 1st of October, 2014, aged 88 years. Beloved husband and soulmate of Toni. Much loved and respected father and stepfather of Dianne Reyburn (Auckland), Heather Weeks (Toowoomba), Jennifer and Athol Pont (Brisbane), Kathie and Pat Wilkes (Auckland), Paddi and Colin Tracey (Kaitaia), Mark and Sarah Wilcox (Wellington), Jo and Steve Paull (Taupo), Denise and Rohan Pearse (Hastings). Loved Grandad to his 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A funeral service for Doug will be held at the Founders Chapel of Remembrance, 117 Rickit Street, Taupo, on Monday 6th of October at 11.30am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lake Taupo Hospice Trust, P O Box 950 Taupo, would be appreciated, or may be left at the service. Messages to the Reyburn Family to c/- P O Box 940, Taupo. Taupo Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ

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