Jack Passings – October 2016

WILLIAMS, Richard Robert Arthur (Bill) RNZN 17149: Sadly passed away on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 at Taranaki Base Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, aged 72. Most dearly loved husband and best friend of Lorraine. Dearly loved Dad of Natasha and loved stepfather of Aaron and Liesha Wood and Belinda and Paul Hickford. Treasured and loved grandad to Taylor and Regan Williams, Ella and Zoe Hickford. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Suzanne and the late Bob, Vernon, Ray and Diane Hinz and his nieces and nephews.  Loved so much, will be treasured forever and never forgotten. All messages to the Williams family C/- P.O. Box 5067, New Plymouth 4343. A service for Bill will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, New Plymouth on Saturday 29 October 2016 at 10.30am.

POMARE, Daphne Te Rauoriwa: Peacefully at Wellington Hospital on 23 October 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Much loved youngest daughter of Elizabeth Tongouri and Wharewiti Tiwai Pomare (both deceased), and sister of Kathleen (Ginger), Minnie Heni (Snowie), Epiha (Boy), Moari (Maude), Nigel, Bruce, Rihia (Letty), Puti and David (Bin) (all deceased). Loving ‘Aunty Daph’ to her many nieces and nephews, and her great, and great great, and great, great, great nieces and nephews. A service for Daphne will be held in the Ninness Funeral Home Chapel, 17 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua on Friday, 28 October 2016, at 9:30am, thereafter private cremation.

PRESTNEY, May Isabella Wilson (nee Johnstone): W.R.N.Z.N.S 411 WREN. On Sunday, 9 October 2016; aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack. Sister of Bill (deceased), Helen Hall (deceased) and Peg Perry. Loving mother and mother in-law of Fan (Alaine) Mitchell and John Robertson, Barry and Margaret Prestney. Treasured Nana of Lee-Ann and Tracy, Jennifer and Mark. Adored Gran to 9 Great Grandchildren and her daily canine companion Lewie. Passed away on ‘Prestney Pikelet Sunday’ after a long illness. Courage to the end. A Private cremation has been held. Messages please to the Prestney family, C/- PO Box 2070, Whakatane

COVENEY, Richard Henry. Born 16 June 1923, Died 8th October 2016, at Bethesda Home. Much Loved Husband of Jean (Nee Robinson), Father of Vivienne, Grandfather of Paul (Deceased), Louisa and Richard. Also a Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather. World War 2 Returned Serviceman RMBX1204 (HMNZS) Gambia. A private farewell was held 10th October 2016 at Bethesda Retirement Home.

BEAN, Tony Suddenly at home in Raumati on Monday, 10 October 2016. Aged 46 years. Much loved father of Nicole, Troy and Cory. Treasured son of Trevor & Sue, and loved brother of Sonia, Vickey, Debbie, Kay and Susan. A funeral service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held in the Paraparaumu Fire Station, 22 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu on Friday, 14 October 2016 at 1pm, thereafter private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory to the Wellington Free Ambulance would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Kapiti Coast Funeral Home FDANZ–NZIFH 04 298-5168

SOPER, Robert Leonard (Bob) RNZ Navy 14056. Bob passed away suddenly but peacefully at Christchurch Hospital on October 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of Kath, beloved dad and father-in-law of Donna and Wayne, Tracy and Len, Tania and Warren and a much loved granddad to Chase, and Maren; Sarah, and Michael; Shoni, Danyon, Briar, and Layton. Messages C/- Soper Family, 12 High Street, Rangiora 7400. In accordance with Bob’s wishes a Private Service has been held.