Jack Passings – September 2014

PETHERICK, Lindsay (Leon) Passed away after a long illness on Friday 26th September 2014. Dearly beloved father of Simone, and Charrissa. Loved father in law of David, and Damian. Loved grandfather of Matthew, Christopher, and Louise (fiance to Matthew). A service will be held at the family home, 48 Orere Point Road, Orere. today (Wednesday) at 11am. At peace now with his beloved wife Ann. Gone but never forgotten. All communications to 09-292 2559

ARNOTT, John Laurence MStJ. Passed away on 15 September 2014 aged 73 years. A loyal and long serving member for 33 years in St John. Members are invited to attend John’s ashes interment tomorrow Friday at 11:00 am in the RSA Section at Maunu Park Cemetery, Cemetery Road Maunu. Full uniform with medals may be worn.  John Laurence Arnott – NZ16500, AB Gunnery Branch. Apparently he served on Pukaki, Royalist and Santon. John was the Whangarei Branch President of the Royal New Zealand Naval Association for some years.

RITCHIE, John Anthony. Emeritus Professor of Music, Sub Lt. RNZNVR F.A.A. On his birthday September 29, 2014 at Silverdale Hospital, Christchurch, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Anita, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Judy and Bruce Yarwood, Jenny and the late Ken Lee, Liz and Heath Lees, Simon and Martina Ritchie and Anthony and Sandy Ritchie. A much loved Grandfather of Anita and Richard, Shane and Anna, Lisa and Fabien, Sally and Joel, Penny and Lee, Ben, Josie and Warren, Tristan, and Annabelle and a much loved Great-Grandfather of Finlay, Dominic, Jacob, Alexis, Clara, Luca, Ashton, and Sadie-Rose. Messages to the family of the late John Ritchie, c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013. Special thanks to all the staff at Merivale Retirement Village and Silverdale Hospital for their care and support. The Funeral Mass for John will be celebrated at St Marys ProCathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch on Friday October 3 at 1pm. John Rhind Funeral Directors F.D.A.N.Z Phone (03) 379 9920

FINN, Frederick (Fred). (NZ5719 RNZN.) On September 25, 2014 peacefully at Auckland Hospital, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy), father and friend of Marie (RNDM), Gregory and Penelope, Stella and Charles, Kevin and Janet, Miles and Patricia, Anne and Mark, Poppa of Vincent, Amanda, Isobel and Emma, Anita and Micheal, Holly and Quinn, Elliot, Alona, Alya and Seira, Ashley, Sheree, Alexander and Alexia, Joel and Nicole, Declan and Ellie, Matthew and Thomas. The Family would like to thank the staff of Ranfurly Home and Auckland Hospital Ward 68 for their compassionate, friendly and respectful care of Fred over the past year and in the last days of his life. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Therese, 465 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, on Friday October 3 at 1.30pm to be followed by a private cremation. Vigil Prayers at Grange Manor, 400 Dominion Road, Mount Eden on Thursday October 2 at 7pm. All communications to the Finn Family, c/- PO Box 56013, Dominion Road, Auckland.

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.

CAWTE, George Thomas John Houghton RNZN, Fairmile Flotilla, Service No. 8140. STO On Monday, September 22, 2014, peacefully, at Wairau Hospital. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Ina. Loved father and father-in-law of Tony and Shirley (Australia), Brian and Christine, Murray, Dean and Sue. Cherished grandad and Pop of Kathryn and Paul, Georgie and Dylan, and loved great-grandad. Messages to 152 Rowley Crescent, Grovetown 7202. A private funeral service for George has been held with an interment at Mahakipawa Cemetery. Geoffrey T Sowman Blenheim, FDANZ

HENDERSON, Gordon Owen. Suddenly on Sunday 7th September 2014 aged 53. Much loved husband of Donna. Greatly loved father of Kushla, Nadine and Nathan. Beloved son of Merv and Margaret. Loved brother of Donald and Family. Forever In Our Hearts A funeral service for Gordon will be held in the Arawa Room, Arawa Park Racecourse, Park Street, Rotorua on Thursday 11th September at 11am (Please arrive by 10.45). This will be followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Henderson Family C/- P O Box 926 Rotorua. FDANZ

CLEMENT, Adam Lawrence. – Of Foxton Beach. On 6th September, 2014, peacefully at Arohanui Hospice after a short and courageous battle. Loved and cherished husband of Chris, dearly loved father of Brittany, a much loved son, son in law, brother and brother in law, uncle, uncle in law, great uncle and cousin to all his family. Special thanks to PK, Parry and Malcolm for everything they did.
“Born free, ride hard, fly high.” Adam is lying at rest at his home, 14 Andrew Street, Foxton Beach until his funeral service at the Kelvin Grove Crematorium Chapel, James Line, Palmerston North on Saturday, 13th September, 2014 at 11.00.a.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Arohanui Hospice P O Box 5349 Palmerston North would be appreciated or will be received at the service. (Adam is in the care of Rose City Funeral Home. Ph: 06.354.8888.)

WELCH, Rear Admiral John Edwin Nugent (Jack) Chief of Naval Staff 1994-1997. CB – Peacefully at North Shore Hospital on September 12, 2014, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Adrienne; father of Michael, Andrew and Antony; father-in-law of Victoria, Ellie and Rachel; much-loved Poppa of Duncan, Milla, Alice, Griffon, Zara and Harrison. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cancer Society of NZ, PO Box 1724 Auckland, would be appreciated. A service for Jack will be held at St Christopher’s Church, HM Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport on Monday, September 22, at 11am

RAINES, Kenneth Henry (Ken). (Service No. 1459, RNZN). Loved husband of Elaine, loved father of Boyd and Nicola. At Ken’s request a private cremation has been held.

HOBBS, Anthony Martin “Tony”. RNZN No.2027 Chief Petty Officer. Passed away peacefully (in Hamilton) on 7th September, 2014. In his 97th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty “Eileen”. Cherished father of Carol Scoliege and Keith. Loved Grandfather (Pop) of Marcus and Nadine; Jonathan and Yvette; Anthony and Nicola. Great Grandfather of Lucas, Oliver, Chantal, Cameron and Lucia. Also loved Pop of Robert, Lorraine, Ulrika, Will, Shirley and Maja. A service for Tony will be held on Monday 15th September at 10.30am at the White Rose Chapel, 75 Cook Street, Hamilton. All communications to Pellows, 138 Grey Street, Hamilton

PEARSON, Iris Doreen (nee Edmondson) (Ex WREN) On 3 September, 2014, peacefully aged 89 years. Loved wife of the late Eric. Much loved mother and mother-law-law of Stan and Penny, Kevin and Alison, and Don and Pamela. Loved nana of 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Loved sister of Alan Edmondson. A service will be held at the Chapel of Mark Rowley Funeral Services, 16 – 18 Anne Street, Devonport, on Wednesday 10 September, at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers donations to the North Shore Hospice Trust, PO Box 331129, Takapuna, would be appreciated.Mark Rowley Funeral Services http://www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz

WOOLSTON, Alex Neil. RNZN 16496 Passed away at home 31st August 2014, aged 70 years. Loved husband of Patsy. Loved father, father-in-law and grandad of Bruce and Kaylene, Shaydan and Chad and Natasha, Natascha (deceased), Matthew, Regan , Erica and Harley. A service will be held for Alex on Thursday 4th September at St Matthews Presbyterian Church, Miro Street, Manunui at 10.30 am followed by interment at the Manunui Cemetery. Communications to 179 Miro Street, Manunui 3924 Taumarunui Funeral Services FDANZ

MARSHALL, George Frederick. NZ2766 BEM WWII Korea Much loved husband of Pat. Father of Wayne and father- in-law of Sue. Grandfather of Jessica and Grace. Great grandfather of Maiya, Gabriel, and Oliver. According to George’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place. George, you have served your country with distinction. Rest in peace.

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