Jack Passings – October 2019

HENDERSON James Scott (Jim) 11216 Leading Seaman, RNZN, Korean War; Naval Reserve: Sea Cadets, Life Member Zingari Richmond Rugby Club – Passed away, with all his loving family around him (at peace finally) on October 27, 2019; in his 90th year.  Dearly loved husband and ‘best mate’ for 63 years to Pat, father and father in law to Grant and Kelly, Michael, Julie and Scott, and Leisa and Murray Turner, loved brother and brother in law to Kevin and Jean, Bob and the late Bette, the late Adin, and Deane, much loved Grandad ‘Jimbo’ to Nick, Kate, Sam, Lainie, Jim and Ruby.  A Beautiful man who led a full and happy life A private service has taken place and an informal celebration of Jim’s colourful life will be held at the Zingari Richmond Clubrooms, 40 Eglinton Road, Dunedin at 2pm on Saturday, 2 November 2019.  Messages to 217 Balmacewon Road, Dunedin 9010.

ANDERSON, Jason Bryan On October 22, 2019, as the result of an accident; too young at 48 years. Dearly loved husband of Carolyn. Loved father and father-in-law of Nathaniel, Juanita, Jess and Allan, and David. Loved grandad of all his grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of all his brothers and sisters. Cherished son of the late Mervyn and Mary. A memorial service to celebrate Jason’s life will be held at Aoraki Funeral Services Chapel, 160 Mountain View Road, Timaru, on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the South Canterbury Hospice would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 57 Matai Crescent, Timaru 7910.

EVANS, David Owen NZ15491, Petty Officer RNZN of Palmerston North. Suddenly at home on Thursday 17th October 2019 aged 82. Much loved partner and best friend of Mary. Beloved father of Margaret, Stanley and Esther.and dearly loved grandfather to all the grandchildren. According to David’s wishes, a private service has been held.

HALL, Jeremy Peter Dryden: MVO Lt Commander, RNZN, S/No. OC11821 Korea. On October 21, 2019, peacefully at Hospice Marlborough surrounded by family, aged 90 years. Loved and adored husband of Jo, loved father and father-in-law of Ju and Rick King, Debs Hall, Pete Hall, Philly Hall and Martin McDonald, grandfather of Genevieve, Will and his wife Julia King; Roger and Hamish McDonald, and great-grandfather of Isla King. Messages to 54 Dorset St, Picton 7220. In lieu of flowers a donation to Hospice Marlborough, PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240, would be appreciated or may be made at the service. A Funeral Service for Jeremy will be held at the Springlands Chapel, Cloudy Bay Funeral Services, 15 Boyce Street Blenheim, on Friday, October 25, at 2.30pm, followed by private cremation.

MILLS, Robert James (Joe). LT CDR RNZNVR Passed away at home on Saturday 19 October 2019, aged 64 years. Dearly loved partner of Shona (Flood) and brother of Judith Ann Lawrence and uncle of Ryan. A cherished friend and colleague to those who knew him. A service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held at the Devonport Naval Base Chapel, on Thursday 24 October at 11 am, followed by interment at Purewa Cemetery, 100 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank. Photo ID is required for entry to the Naval Base. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Mercy Hospice PO Box 47693 Ponsonby, Auckland 1144 – http://www.mercyhospice.org.nz Communications to Sibuns Funeral Directors and Advisors.

BENNETT, Wayne (Wiggy) ex RNZN. CPO Yeoman (formerly of Te Puke). Died on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Kaikoura Hospital, after a long and hard battle with cancer. Father of Nadine and Duane. Cherished granddad of Annabell. Close and dear friend of Rick and Katrina Kittelty, and Carol Papworth. Thanks to the staff of Kaikoura Hospital for the wonderful support and care given to Wayne during his stay. At Wayne’s request, a private cremation has taken place.

ROFF, Paul Philip. Ex RNZN 2/90 Tragically, in Perth; aged 46 years. Loved husband of Lauren, adored Dad of Curtis , and Ivy (Margaret River), dearly loved eldest son of David and Christine ( Mosgiel), loved brother and brother-in-law of Dallas and Emma, Leon and Kate, and Regan and Rachel, a loved uncle to Thomas, Duncan, and Simon; Beau; and Jessie. A Memorial Service to celebrate Paul’s life will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road Mosgiel at 11am on Saturday, September 28. – Messages to the Roff Family 56A Kinmont Crescent, Mosgiel 9024

MITA, Robert Lee Ex RNZN. Joined May 77 21/11/1960 – 15/10/2019. Roberts funeral was in Sydney, Australia. His ashes will be brought to NZ, arriving at mid-day Wed 23 Oct 19, and onto the marae at Tirohia, arriving around 1530. Robert will spend the night at the marae before going to Waihi Cemetery, the next morning where his ashes will be interred with his mum and dads grave. O/C return to the marae for the hakari. Any RNZN details would be appreciated

HAY, Colin Francis (Reverend): Ex RNZN 1999 – 2001. RNZNVR at TOROA for a number of years. Peacefully at Timaru Public Hospital on October 11, 2019, with family by his side; aged 77. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Margaret. Loving father and father-in-law of Alastair and Lorena, Robert, Michael, and Catherine. Adored grandfather of Kenneth, Cooper, Edison; Kadin; and friend of Ayla. Loved brother of the late Mel, and Les. Loved uncle of David, Gary, and Andrea. The Service celebrating Colin’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 59 Shearman Street, Waimate, on Wednesday, October 16 2019, at 1.00pm, followed by private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Waimate St John Ambulance would be greatly appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 27 Innes Street, Waimate 7924

VENNELL, John Adrian (Adrian). Cdr RNZN (Rtd) (Supply Officer) and lawyer. Passed away peacefully on 8 October 2019 at the Mercy Hospice. Much loved husband of the late Margaret. Dearly loved father of Kate and Arabella, father-in-law of David and Rob and adored grandfather of Amelia and Stella. A service to celebrate Adrian’s life will be held at St Marks Anglican Church, 95 Remuera Rd Remuera on Monday 14 October at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Adrian’s name to St Johns Ambulance, Private Bag 14902, Auckland.

MATTHEWS, John Kenneth (Jack). RNZN S/No. 9959 AB WWII. Died peacefully on October 9th, 2019 in his 94th year. Brother of Blanche, and the late Bill, George, Neil, Noel, Elsie, and Trevor (Spider). Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. The Service will be held at the Northern Wairoa RSA, Hokianga Road, Dargaville on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 11 am. All correspondence to PO Box 306, Dargaville 0340.

SAGE, Anthony David (Tony). Sub Lt. RNZN. On 6 October 2019 in Auckland, aged 94 years. Now at peace. Loving and cherished husband of Meryl, and father of Eugenie, John, Phillip, and the late Stephen Sage and the late Michael Crewe. Much loved grandfather of Christopher, Anthony, Sean, Alexandra, Natalya and Katerina and father-in-law of Richard, Mary Ann, and Andrea. Brother and brother-in-law of the late John and Mary, the late Barbara and Erle, Ros and John, Elisabeth and Ken, the late Andrew, Clive and the late Elizabeth, and of Pauline and the late Peter. Special uncle to David and Heather, Jocelyn and Neville, and Roger and the late Jenny. Loved by them, the wider family and goddaughter Christine Partridge. Many thanks to Hospital 2 staff at Edmund Hillary Retirement Village for their care and kindness over the last five months. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held at All Saints Chapel at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, 100-102 St Johns Rd, Meadowbank on Saturday 12 October at 10.00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest and Bird, http://www.forestandbird.org.nz. Messages to the Sage family, c/o PO Box 25109, St Heliers, Auckland 1740. State of Grace East 09 5270