Jack Passings – October 2015

HENDERSON, Gordon Kennedy. No 15196. (WTR) Royal New Zealand Navy Departed peacefully on Thursday 29th October 2015, at Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband of Beverley, devoted father and father-in- law to Kristine and Bruce, Davina, Stuart and Jo, Grant and Nicole, and Gavin. Grandad to Samantha, Jason, Laura, Louise, Isabella, Molly and Jack. Great grandad of Kezia. “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.- Psalm 23:6” Gratitude to God for all family, friends and health professional who have lovingly cared; including the dedicated teams at Margaret Stewart House, Wellington Hospital, and Te Omanga Hospice. Loving members of Heretaunga Christian Centre and The King’s Arms. All communications to the Henderson family can be sent C/- PO Box 30-067, Lower Hutt 5040. At Gordon’s request there will be a private family burial service. Croft Funeral Home Ltd.

TALBOT, John Raeburn. LT VRD On October 25, 2015, peacefully at Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, aged 75 years. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Matthew and Rae, Rachel and Bart Challis, treasured grandfather of Casper; Chloé, and Gus; loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of his twin Richard and Mary, and Elizabeth and Bill Montgomerie. Special thanks to the staff at Nurse Maude Hospice for their extraordinary care and kindness. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late John Talbot, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army Street Outreach Service, Christchurch would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Requiem Mass for John will be Celebrated in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, 84 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch, on Friday, October 30, at 11am. Private cremation thereafter. Lamb & Hayward Ltd FDANZ Phone 03 359-9018 http://www.lambandhayward.co.nz

MAIKA, Marion Hinemutu (nee Thompson) RNZN, Born 16-11-1961. Passed away peacefully 28 October 2015 after a short illness. Much loved mother of Danielle, Mere & Te Moana. Grandmother to her moko Cyane. Eldest daughter of Kelly (deceased) and Charlotte. Beloved mother of Danielle, Mere and Te Moana. Treasured nana of Cyane. Precious sister, aunty, cousin, friend and Nanny Ma. Forever in our hearts. She will lay at 51C Birkdale Rd, Nth Shore until Sat. 9am then on to Tirau. For any queries, please call:Haven Falls Funeral Home 0800 428 363. Marion served in the RNZN from 28 May 1980 – 11 Oct 1990 as a Telecommunication Operator/Supervisor. She served onboard HMNZ Bases Tamaki, Philomel and Irirangi.

MITCHELL, Lloyd Joseph. (RNZN K16707 LT RTD) Suddenly on 22 October 2015 at Paihia aged 73. Loved husband and soulmate of Margaret. Loved Father and Father in law of Patrick Scelly, Christopher and Sarah Mitchell, Nicola and Aaron Gibbs, Granddad of Bronwyn, Struan, William, Connor and Ryan. Great granddad of Dayton and Braxton. A service for Lloyd will be held at St Paul’s church, 36 Marsden Road, Paihia 11AM Wednesday 28th October followed by private cremation. A memorial service will be held at the Naval Memorial Chapel of St Christopher, H.M.N.Z.S Philomel (Naval base) Queens Parade, Devonport at 1:30pm on Friday 30th October 2015. Please note that photo I.D is required for admission to the base.

WILSON, Marianne Joy RNZN. On October 20, 2015, in the care of Nurse Maude Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved and loving soulmate of Steve Roberts. Loved daughter of the late Stephen and Maureen Shimmin, and much loved sister and sister-in-law of Greg and Ann, Diana and David, and a beloved auntie Mag of Thomas. Her family wish to sincerely thank and acknowledge the loving care and attention of Marianne by Doctors and staff, Ward 26 Christchurch Hospital, St George’s Cancer Care and Nurse Maude Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Nurse Maude Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service or to PO Box 36126, Merivale, Christchurch. Messages to Steve Roberts, C/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. The Funeral Service will be held at the Harewood Crematorium Chapel, corner Johns and Wilkinsons Roads, on Friday, October 23, at 1.30pm.

BLACK, Raymond Basil. RNZN – NZ15025 Passed away at the Hastings Hospital on Monday October 19, 2015 aged 78. Beloved husband of Gillian, much loved brother of Jeanette and Bunny, Robert and Diane. Cherished father of Christine and Kelly, Kelvin and Linda, Michael and Robyn, Robyn (deceased), Terry and Jilliane, Jonathan and Paula. Loved Dad of Robert (deceased) Ian and Charlotte. Dearly loved Grandad and Great Grandad. He will be very sadly missed by all who loved and knew him. A graveside service will be held at the Hastings Cemetery, RSA section on Thursday October 22, 2015 at 2pm.

MacKENZIE, Graham Allan William (Allan) CPO RNZNVR 106472 on October 13, 2015 passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends of Otago community Hospice. Loved husband and soulmate of Sharon,loved Dad and Step-dad of Emma McKenzie (Christchurch) Matthew and Wade Elliot, Laura and Anthony Make-Gatt and families. A service for Allan will be held Friday, October 16 at 4pm in Gillons Chapel, 407 Hillside Road.

BURDEN, Elspeth Margery Ex WREN On 10 October, 2015, peacefully at Eversleigh Hospital, aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of Eric for 65 years. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Charles and Tomoko, Rob and Janet, and Simon and Angela. Loved Gran of Miki, Jun, Mei, Takeshi; Aneka, Julia, Sam; and Harry. Loved sister of Prue and the late Jean (England). A service will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, on Tuesday 13 October at 10:00 a.m.Mark Rowley Funeral Services

SIMPSON, Hugh Reg No 2774 Petty Officer RNZN 1941-1952. Peacefully after a short illness at Wairarapa Hospital on October 10, 2015, aged 91. Loving and devoted husband of Lenna for 67 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Catherine and Max, Doug and Jenny, and Lynda and Martin. Adored Grandad of Lucy, Anna, Tom, Sam; Hamish, Tim, Georgianna; Ben and Megan. Loved Great Grandad of Oliver and Jono. Loved by all his extended family. A celebration of Hugh’s life will be held at St James Union Church, High Street Masterton on Wednesday, October 14, at 2.00pm followed by private cremation. Messages to the Simpson family C/- PO Box 2055 Masterton.

DREW, George Alfred. (Service No.NZ14795) Passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospice on 8 October 2015 after a brief illness; aged 79. Much loved son of the late Horatio and Eva. Father and father in law to Karen and Geoff, Alan and Jo and Kathryn and Henry. Grandpa to Casey and Ron, Vanessa and Manuel and great grandpa to Asher. Friend of Janet. Special thanks to all the staff at both Auckland City Hospital and Mercy Hospice for their care. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held in the Pt Chevalier RSA Clubrooms, 1136 Great North Road, Pt Chevalier on Monday 12 October 2015 at 1.30pm, followed by a private family cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Mercy Hospice, PO Box 47-693 Ponsonby, Auckland 1140. All commmunications to the Drew family C/- Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610.

WADHAM, Roland Keith. Service No NZ326020 RNZNVR, Lt. Com.ret’d. On 6 October 2015 at Cantabria Hospital Rotorua. Dearly loved son of the late Keith and Rita Wadham of Northcote and dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Lois and David King of Hamilton. Loved uncle of Wendy, Bryan and Frazer. A special thank you to the staff of Magnolia Wing at Cantabria Hospital. All communications to King family, P O Box 12165, Chartwell Square, Hamilton 3248. A service for Roland has been held.

KEARNEY, Jon Christopher. Ex CPOWM, Q18713 RNZN. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous fight right to the end on Monday, October 5, 2015; aged 67 years. Loved and loving husband of Joan, “Hawkes Bay Champion” Dad to Megan, Mike and Michelle, and Rachael and James and adored Poppa of Tessa, Jake, Sophie, Hamish, Scarlett and Isabelle. The family would like to thank the incredible team at Hastings Hospital in ICU who have cared for Jon and helped us as a family through this devastating journey. As per Jon’s wishes a private service has already been held. All correspondence c/o 65 Trent Street, Taradale, Napier, 4112 Dunstall’s Funeral Services Ltd FDANZ Napier Ph 06 835 7196

WRIGHT, Wallie Alan. (Service No. 15175, Radio Operator, Leading Telegraphist, RNZN). Peacefully at Moana House, Whangamata, on 9th October, 2015; aged 77 years. Dearly loved husband of June, loved and respected Dad of Alan, Darin (deceased), Pine (deceased) and Shane. Special Poppa Wal of all his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. A celebration of Wallie’s life will be held at the Whangamata RSA, Port Rd, Whangamata, on Monday 12th October, at 11 am, followed by private cremation. – Wallie served 1954-1964 in TAMAKI,  PHILOMEL, HAWEA, IRIRANGI, KANIERE, WAKEFIELD and ROYALIST.

TUHEKE, Robert Paraki (Chiefy) Ex RNZN. Passed away peacefully on 6th October 2015 surrounded by whanau aged 71. Dad to Darlene and Grandad to Tyler, Jermaine and Piata. A special Dad and mate to Vance. Grandad to Jakob, Tamati, Kruise and Vance (VJ). Long time friend and pal of Elvie. Bob to Bobbie, Luen and Amanda. Grandad and Godfather to Matthew. Grandad to Nicole, Dylan, Briar, Riahn, Talya and Taine. Great Grandad to Keana, Jade, Waiariki, Rylee, Kobie, Jaimee, Wairangi, Malia, Maia, Honor and Makaio. Best friend of Tui. Bob is laying in state at the Navel Base Marae, Devonport (Te Taua Moana Marae) until Friday 9th October where a Funeral Service will be held at the above mentioned Marae at 11am. A private cremation to follow. For all communications please call Talya 0212400369.

WEBSTER, Richard Samuel (Captain MN, Commander RNZNR) Passed away peacefully on 4th October 2015 after a short illness. Loved husband and best friend of Barbara, loved father of Jane, Ian and Tim. Much loved Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Friends and family are invited to a service of celebration for Richard (Dick) at the North Shore Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Friday 9th October at 2.30pm, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Westpac Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (PO Box 2252, Shortland St, Auckland 1140) would be appreciated, and may also be left at the service.