Jack Passings – September 2015

CHIVERS, Barrie Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Morrinsville. Much loved and missed husband of Ann for 56 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Raymond, Barbara and Neil (Aust). Grandfather of Matthew and Natalie. Respected Uncle and a great friend to many.
A Gentleman who will never be forgotten. A service for Barrie will be held at the Morrinsville RSA, Studholme Street, Morrinsville, on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 11.00am. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to the RSA Welfare, Studholme St, Morrinsville, or these may be left at the service. All communications to the Chivers Family, C/- 358 Thames St, Morrinsville 3300.
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ARMISHAW, Kenneth Ian (Ken) On 30 September 2015. Peacefully at Patrick Ferry House, in his 80th year. Dearly loved Husband of Emelda. Dearly loved and respected Father of Paul, Kenneth, Marie and Andrea. Dearly loved Father in Law of David, Paula, Nolene and Els. Adored Nannu of Jason, Emma, Abby and Shania. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas More Catholic Church, 336 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland on Wednesday 7 October at 11.30am, followed by interment at North Shore Memorial Park Cemetery.

RYE, Peter Raymond. (Regtl No. 514282, Sig, NZA TF, Service No. NZ514282, Stores, RNZN, Regtl No. 1201572, L/Bdr, Australian Army, Vietnam). Passed away unexpectedly, on 29th September, 2015; aged 82 years. Loving husband of Ruth, loving Dad of Ray and Karen, Sue and Robin, Andrew, Jennifer and John. Loved Poppa of Christopher, Penelope, Timothy, Michael, Samuel, Jacob and Great- grandfather of 5. A good keen Waikato man, born and bred. Moved away only to return in his later years to the place he loved the most. Peter (Dad), you will be truly missed. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at the Paeroa RSA, Normanby Rd, Paeroa, on Monday 5th October, at 11am, followed by interment at Pukerimu Cemetery, RSA Section. In lieu of flowers donations to St John Paeroa would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to PO Box 141, Paeroa.

CURTIN, Jacqueline Frances (Jackie) Born 21 October 1963. Passed away on 30 September 2015. Precious Mum of Jeremy and Kyla. Treasured daughter of Peter and Muriel and much loved baby sister and sister in law of Jimmy, Jocelyn, Judy and Clive, and Pete. Adored by all of her nieces and nephews. Kiwi Mum to Nat in Switzerland. After a long and courageous battle, our Angel has spread her wings and taken flight. Jackie is resting in her home at 7 Anne Place Putaruru. A service will be held on Saturday 3rd October at 11am at St Patricks Catholic Church Putaruru, followed by interment at Tirau Cemetery. Light refreshments and a celebration of Jackie’s life will be held afterward at the Putaruru District Services Memorial Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John’s Ambulance Putaruru Division will be gratefully accepted.

HOLMES, Christopher Maurice (Chris). (Service No. P19701, RNZN). Passed away peacefully (surrounded by family) at home in Whangapoua, on Monday 28th September, 2015; aged 62 years. Loving partner of Lynne, adventurous Dad of Zane and Glory, Renee and Josef, and proud Grandpa to Rafael. Special friend of Justin and Kirstin, Sarah and Umut, and Emma. Best mate and mentor of Summer, Hunter, Nikau, Monty, and Freya. Thank you for all the wonderful adventures we had, forever in our hearts. A service for Chris will be held at Castle Rock Cafe, 1242 Whangapoua Road, Te Rerenga, on Saturday 3rd October, at 11am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society of New Zealand would be appreciated and may be left at the service or posted to PO Box 134, Hamilton.

PLUMLEY, Desmond (Des). RNZN 8385 On September 25th 2015 aged 90. Dearest Husband of Teresa for 60 years. Much loved father of Janne and Michelle; father- in-law to John and Pete. Treasured Grandad to Emma, Mark, Mathew and Riah. We will miss you always. Messages to the Plumley, Mildenhall and Cochrane families C/- Davis Funeral Services PO Box 56013, Dominion Road Auckland 1446.

BELL, Gordon Max (Dinga). Service No: NZ15289, Lieut., RNZN. On September 20th 2015 peacefully at Evelyn Page Hospital, Orewa. Dearly loved husband of Shirley. Loved father of Alastair and Scott, and father in law of Michelle. Loved Poppa of his six grand children whom he adored. A service for Gordon will be held at the Chapel of Faithfull Funeral Services, 35 Red Beach Road, Hibiscus Coast on Thursday 24th September at 2pm followed by private cremation. Our grateful thanks to the staff of Evelyn Page Hospital for their wonderful care. All communications to the Bell family PO Box 305, Whangaparaoa 0943

HOWARD, Neil Gerard. LT CDR VRD* RNZNVR (Rtd) On September 17, 2015 at Dunedin Hospital; in his 85th year.  Dearly beloved husband of Margaret Ann, cherished father and father-in-law of Kirstin and Alan, Stephanie and Evert, Jonathan and Sally, and dearest -Neil of Tristan, Arthur and Hector, and loved uncle of Julie, Gillian, and Christine.  Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Holy Name Catholic Church, 420 King Street, at 1pm on Tuesday September 22, followed by private cremation.  Neill was the CO of TOROA from 1964-1975 and was most recently the curator of the History room, he was associated with TOROA for over forty years.

HOWAT, Colin James Able Seaman No. 9240 HMNZS Gambia WW2. On September 10, 2015, at Granger House, Greymouth. Loved only son of May and Archie Howat. Dearly loved husband of Mary, cherished and adored father of Susan and Drew and father-in-law to Ian and Elizabeth. Much loved brother of Betty Hinchliff (Christchurch), Alison Flavel (Adelaide) and Jean Ewing (Wanganui) and a loyal brother-in-law. A special uncle of all his nieces and nephews. A very patient and caring man, now at rest in his 90th year, deep in our hearts and memories. “Home is the hunter, home from the hills, the sailor home from the sea.” Messages to 90A Tudor Street, Hokitika 7810. After a private cremation, Col will be laid to rest at the Hokitika Cemetery on Friday September 18, at 3pm.

HEFFER, Francis Bentinck (Ben) Lt (A) D.S.C. RNZNVR Service No NZD3996. On Monday 7th September 2015 at Mt Maunganui, in his 96th year. Dearly loved husband and soul mate of Val and the late Jean. Loved father of Sandra and Bruce Greenfield (Auckland), Judy and Alan Walker (Australia), Graeme (Tauranga), Debbie and Don Hoult (Tauranga), Tenby and Sharon Powell, (Auckland). Adored Pop of Stephen and Matthew; Suzanne; Michael and Sam; Victoria, Emma, Thomas, Olivia; George and Charlotte, and his seven great children. “The Luckiest Fella In The World” Val and family wish to thank all the staff at Malyon House for their devoted care of Ben. A service to celebrate Ben’s life will be held at Classic Flyers, 8 Jean Batten Drive Mt Maunganui, on Monday 14th September at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. Communication to the Heffer Family, c/o P.O. Box 3136 Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

PAWLEY, Victor Cyril (Vic). (RNZN 11781, Korea). Died peacefully on Saturday, 12th September 201 at Waikato Hospital after a short illness. Aged 83 years. Dearly loved husband and best mate of Nola. Loved father of Diane and Norman Peek, Joanne Johansen and Pete Masters, Steven Pawley and Karyn Taylor. Loved grandfather of seven and great grandie of 8. “Safe journey on calm sea”. A Celebration of Vic’s life will be held at Alexandra House Chapel, 570 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 at 11am followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Te Awamutu RSA Welfare Fund would be appreciated and may be left at the service. All communications please to the Pawley family c/- P O Box 137, Te Awamutu. Te Awamutu Funeral Services, FDANZ.

SWEARS, Reverend Canon Emeritus Peter Hamlin: (RNZN 10194). Peacefully at Nelson Hospital, on September 9, 2015, at Nelson Hospital. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy. Loved father and father-in-law of May (deceased) and Don Nicholas, Ann and Matt Beech. Loving Grandad of Peter and Tracey Nicholas, Jonathan and Dallas Nicholas, Esther and Adrian Fou, Sarita and Rob Ballantyne, Keren and Wayne Barcas and Chris Beech. A loving great-grandad of all his great-grandchildren. A beloved brother of Jocelyn (Deceased), Francis, David and Florence. Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to 429A High Street, Motueka. In lieu of flowers donations in Peter’s memory to the Bible Society Private Bag 27901 Marion Square, Wellington 6141 would be appreciated. The friends of Reverend Peter are respectfully informed that his funeral service will be held St Thomas’s Anglican Church, 101 High St Motueka, on Monday, September 14, 2015, commencing at 10.30am. A private interment will follow. Golden Bay/Motueka Funeral Services F.D.A.N.Z.  (Peter was a long time Member and Past President of the Ex Navalmans and Royal New Zealand Navalmans Association.  He joined the RNZN just before the end of World War Two and reached the rank of Chief Elect. Being the delivery Chief for HMNZS Taranaki.  Later in life he took a Doctor of Divinity Degree and was a Minister for many years around the Nelson and West Coast areas).

McKAY, Richard (Dick) RNZN 4977 – Leander and Achilles WWII. Born 26 October 1925. Passed away on 8 September 2015. Dick passed away peacefully at Sunset Rest Home and Hospital, Auckland. Beloved father/father in law of Rosemary and Alan Caddy (Auckland), Lynette and Gerard O’Born (Adelaide) and Noeleen and Des Postlewaight (Daintree, Far North Queensland). Grandfather of 12 and Great Grand Father of 17. Our deepest thanks to the marvelous staff at Sunset Rest Home and Hospital for their care of Dad. He was a true naval serviceman, railway enthusiast and a real gentleman. As per his wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Any communication to Rosemary Caddy c/o Tilton Opie & Pattinson, Kelston. Forever in our hearts.

HEFFER, Francis Bentinck (Ben) Lt (A) D.S.C. RNZNVR Service No NZD3996. On Monday 7th September 2015 at Mount Maunganui, in his 96th year. Dearly loved husband and soul mate of Val and the late Jean. Loved father of Sandra and Bruce Greenfield (Auckland), Judy and Alan Walker (Australia), Graeme (Tauranga), Debbie and Don Hoult (Tauranga), Tenby and Sharon Powell, (Auckland). Adored Pop of Stephen and Matthew; Suzanne; Michael and Sam; Victoria, Emma, Thomas, Olivia; George and Charlotte, and his seven great children. “The Luckiest Fella In The World” Val and family wish to thank all the staff at Malyon House for their devoted care of Ben. A service to celebrate Ben’s life will be held at Classic Flyers, 8 Jean Batten Drive Mount Maunganui, on Monday 14th September at 1.00pm, followed by private cremation. Communication to the Heffer Family, c/o P.O. Box 3136 Greerton, Tauranga 3142.

BECK, Peter William (Piwi). (Royal NZ Navy V100533). On September 7, 2015 at Bay Of Islands Hospital, Kawakawa. Dearly loved husband of Linda. Loved father of Michelle, Sharla and the late Kane. Loved stepfather of Claire and James. Will be sadly missed. A service for Peter will be held in the Kerikeri RSA, Cobham Road, Kerikeri on Friday at 1pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Order Of St John, PO Box 154, Kerikeri would be appreciated or may be left at the service.

CLARK, William Arnold (Nobby) In loving memory of William Arnold Clark RN RNZN (born 1930) who passed away in Perth on August 31st 2015. Beloved husband of Dorothy (deceased) and Betty and father of Larry and Daryl. The service will be held in Rockingham on Tuesday September 8th

KIDD, Robert Frederick (Bob). WW11 Lieutenant Royal NZ Navy Reserve. Passed away September 1, 2015 in peace after a long illness. Dearly loved husband of Dorien, much loved father of James, Robyn, Michelle and Christine. In accordance with Bob’s wishes a private ceremony has been held.

GRAINGER, Jack Murray Service No. 10163 RNZN. On September 2, 2015, peacefully; aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Ivy, much loved father and father-in-law of Dawn and Brian Stead, Roy and Shirley, Brian and Jill, Craig and Charmaine, Rex and Joanne, Ann and Owen Moore. Cherished Grandad and Great-Grandad. Special thanks to Darfield District Nursing Services. Messages to the Grainger family c/- PO Box 238 Kirwee 7543. The Funeral Service for Jack will be held in Harewood Crematorium Chapel, cnr Johns and Wilkinsons Roads, on Monday, September 7, at 1.30pm.

MACMILLAN, Charles Bruce (Bruce) (Service no. NZ 4417, Ldg Tel., RNZN, WWII). Passed away peacefully 2nd September 2015 in North Haven Hospice, Whangarei; after 92 good years. Dearly loved husband of Beryl. Cherished father and father-in-law of David and Jenny, Heather, Colin and Sue, husband of the late Beth, and step-father of Carol, Helen, and Richard. Much loved grandfather of Denise, Sally, Aimee, Julia, Christopher, Robert, Stacey, and Adam, and his 9 great-grandchildren. A service for Bruce will be held at Christ Church (Anglican Church), cnr Kamo and Mill Roads, Regent, Whangarei, at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, 8th September 2015, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations (in memory of Bruce) to North Haven Hospice, PO Box 7050, Tikipunga, Whangarei 0144, would be appreciated. Communications to Beryl MacMillan, c/- Shalom Aged Care, 62 Mill Road, Kensington, Whangarei 0112.

MAY, Richard McKenzie RNZN CPO 17371. On 2 September 2015 peacefully passed away aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband of Lynn. Loved father of Wayne and Warren and Father in Law of Mandi and Andrea. Loved granddad of Jeanie, Josh, James, Joel, and Troy. Always loved and always remembered. A service will be held at the North Harbour Chapel of Dil’s Funeral Services 185 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Wednesday 9 September at 12.30pm followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society Auckland Division PO Box 1724, Shortland Street 1140 would be appreciated.