SOMMERS, Karl Neville. On September 29 2016 Karl lost his battle with Cancer. Aged 64. Much loved by Heather Wallace, dearly loved son of Ron and Pearl Gardner (Blenheim), loved brother and brother in law of Mark and Debbie (Nelson) and Craig (Australia), father of Greg (Tauranga). Friend of Kirsty and Heath and story reading Pop of Lachlan. In lieu of flowers donations to the Papanui RSA Welfare Fund would be appreciated. A Memorial Service for Karl will be held in the Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Avenue Papanui Christchurch on Friday October 7 at 2:00pm. Christchurch Crematorium Funeral Services 341-6117 65 Vickerys Road, Wigram
ALLEN, Leonard, Charles John (Len). Service No C/JX 733871 RN WWII and 12333 RNZN. Suddenly, in the Bay of Islands Hospital, Kawakawa, at 6.00pm on Friday, 30 September 2016. Beloved husband of Sylvia and loved son-in-law of Florence. Much loved father and father-in-law of Gay and Frank, Lionel and Gayle (Australia) and Raymond. Proud granddad of Tui, James, Jason and Kayci (Australia), Savannah, Tipene, Zane and Grayson and great- grandad of Waimirangi, Max, Billie-Lee and Charlie (Australia). Until we meet again. A service for Len will be held at St James Anglican Church, 209 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri at 1.30pm tomorrow Tuesday 4 October 2016 to be followed by private cremation.
SMALLFIELD, Percy William. (RNZNVR 457947) On 29 September 2016 at Elizabeth Knox Hospital, Epsom, aged 93. Much loved husband of the late Kathleen, father of Julia and Richard, father-in-law of Stuart Hutchinson and grandfather of Nicholas, Louisa, Thomas and Amelia. Funeral details to be advised. Grateful thanks to the staff of Elizabeth Knox Hospital for their care and support.
BUTCHER, Joseph William (Joe) Of Hampden. NZ 8639 AB HMNZS Achilles. Passed away peacefully at Rendell on Reed, Oamaru, on September 29, 2016, aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband for 59 years of the late Shirley, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Ken and Denise (Tarras), Allan and Jane (Waimate), Les (Oamaru), Don and Marie (Oamaru), Maria and Chris (Christchurch), and proud and loving grandad and great-grandad of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe’s service will be held at the Whitestone Funeral Services Chapel, 54 Weston Road, Oamaru, on Monday, October 3, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. Messages to 38 Leith Street, Oamaru 9400.
CAWLEY, Allen Robertson (NZ Navy NZ 10541) Peacefully on the 27 September 2016 at Annie Brydon, Hawera. In his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Ione. Much loved and respected father and father-in-law of John and Carol, Janet and Steve Rossiter, Raelene and Ray Dawson, Pam and Allan Zohs, and Ross and Denise. Much loved Granddad of 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. All communications C/o 204a South Road, Hawera 4610. A farewell to celebrate Allen’s life will be held in the Seven Day Adventist Church, 216 South Road Street, Hawera. On Tuesday 4 October 2016, at 2pm. Followed by a private cremation.
NEIL, Gilbert David NZ 16230 LRO (S) RNZN Malaysia. Peacefully, at home. So loved husband of Mary, loved father of Melanie, and Phil (ppj)). Loved son of the late Jack and Betty, loved brother and brother-in-law of Jack Neil, Alan Neil, John and Jan Weston, Charles and Bernice Weston, loved uncle of Annie Weston, and Richard and Kerry Weston, and loved great-uncle of Jessica, Isi, and Sophie Weston. Following David’s wishes, a Private Requiem Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, followed by cremation. Grateful thanks to Southland Hospice for their support and advice. Messages to 330 Kelvin Street, Invercargill 9810. Avenal Park Funeral Home. F.D.A.N.Z
JOHNSON Derek Charles (Johno) ASG On September 27, 2016, peacefully at Rannerdale Veterans Village, aged 67 years. Dearly loved father of Ruihi, Riki, and Maraea, granddad of Zackery, Stephen, Lorun, and Zyra, brother of Paul, and Janet. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Derek Johnson, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral Service for Johno will be held in our AvonPark Chapel, corner Kerrs and Pages Road, Linwood, Tomorrow (Saturday), at 10.30am. Private cremation thereafter. A funeral service for Derek will be held at the Avon Park Chapel, cnr Kerrs and Pages Rd Linwood Saturday 10:30am All are welcome. Viewings are available at the Westpark Chapel 467 Wairakei Rd, Friday 9am-5pm by appointment.
WILSON, Oswald Darcy (Tug) RNZN 11162 Peacefully gone to join his beloved Anice on her birthday on 19 September 2016. Loved by all his family and extended family. As per Tug’s wishes a private cremation has been held. Special thanks to all the wonderful staff at Rhapsody Rest Home.
ADAMS, Graeme Ross. RNZN 10083. On 16th September 2016. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty. Much loved father of Angela and Catherine. Grandfather of Melissa and sister of Lois. A service has been held in Melbourne.
CARRICK, Monica Irene (nee Robinson). EX-WRNZNS Service No. 652 17 November 1924 – 20 September 2016. It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of Monica aged 91. Wife of the late Peter. Mother and Mother-in-law of Dimity, Mike and Tina. Dearly loved Grandma of Melanie and Dean, Jemma, Andrew, Claire and Zeke, Anthony, Nicola and Ryan and Great Grandma of Kartia. A private cremation has been held. She will be greatly missed by all.
STEVENS, Douglas. Serviceman No 9863 RNZN WW II. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday 16 September 2016, aged 93. Loved husband of the late June. Treasured father and father-in-law of Donna and Wayne, and Joanne. Loved Poppa of Michelle, Stephanie, Matthew and Anna. Poppa Stevens to nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Memories will be cherished in our hearts forever. Thank you to those who cared for Douglas in his final years at Arran Court. A private family service has been held.
FRIEL, Peter Charles. Ex RN and RNZN Service No. NZ14500. Passed away peacefully at North Shore Hospital on 18 September, 2016, in his 88th year. Loved husband of the late Joan. A service will be held at the Chapel of Mark Rowley Funeral Services, 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport, on Thursday 22 September, at 11:00 a.m.Mark Rowley Funeral Services
SMITH, Bryan Murray. Ex Royal New Zealand Navy N15514 WOREA. Served from 1956 – 1978. Died suddenly on the 15th September 2016. Loved husband of the late Freda, adored father and father in law of Audrey, Andrew and Claire. Cherished poppa of Flynn, Sofia and Billy. A funeral service will be held at the North Shore Memorial Park, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Albany on Friday 23rd September at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to The Blind Foundation, Private Bag 99941 Newmarket, Auckland 1149 The Natural Funeral Company 09 361 6080
STEEL, Nancy Sophie Marie. Service Number WRNS 548 RNZN. Passed away peacefully in Kaitaia on 14th September 2016, on her 92nd birthday surrounded by her family. Loved Wife of the Late Malcolm. Loved mother of Jean, Shirley, Raewyn, Robert, Alison, Barbara and their partners. Loved nana of all her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. A private family service has been held. A memorial service will be held in Te Puke at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Far North Hospice PO Box 690 Kaitaia. Messages to The Steel Family C/- Geards Funeral Home, 13 Pukepoto Road, Kaitaia.
STANLEY-BODEN Eric Leslie:(RNZNVR 104025) Peacefully on September 12, 2016, at Christchurch Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Aged 86 years. Dearly loved and loving husband of Jan for 63 years, loved father and father-in-law of Paul and Sally, Lesley and Tom, Nikki and Ron, loved granddad of David and Eszter, Mindy and James, Andrew and Anna, Kimberley and Landon and loved great-granddad of Jack. Messages to the Stanley-Boden family, c/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. Cut garden flowers would be appreciated. The service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, on Monday, September 19, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.
WAKEMAN, William Joseph. RNZN, WME, Service Number G16037 1957 – 1977 Born 14th June 1940 in Hunterville. Sadly passed away on the 21st August 2016 at North Shore Hospital. Dearly loved Dad of Lyndelle, Briar, Darrinee and Mark. Loving Grandad of Toni, Kaela, Heliena, Khan, Ryan, Halle, Liam and Lauren. Great Grandad to three week old Lyla. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services 39 Riverside Road Orewa, on Friday 26th August 2016 at 1pm. Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. –
WILLIAMS, Leslie Victor. NZ 13387, RNZN. 19th Seaman Boys 1950. 14/10/1933-08/09/2016 Loved husband of the late Patricia, loving father and father-in- law of Jan and Charlie, and Grant and Jay. Loved Pop of Rebecca and Marc, and Cassandra. Loved Grand pop of Kendra, Charlotte and Riley. A special thank you to Hospice Wanganui for their exceptional care of Les. In accordance with Les’ wishes a Private Family Service has been held.
ARLIDGE, Allan Stephen: (RNZN/RN 1943-45) Passed peacefully on Wednesday 7 September in his 95th year. Born Palmerston North 1921, resident of Papakowhai and recently Waikanae. The farmer, sportsman, naval officer, teacher, historian, reader, writer, philosopher, gardener, swimmer and All Black supporter, after 6 hip and 1 shoulder replacements could no longer keep on keeping on, and he has called it quits. Loved husband of Norma (66 years) and father of Steph, Richard, Viv and Tim. Father in law to Evelyn, Graeme and Rose. Proud grandfather to Matthew, Clem, Oscar, Naomi, Josh, Tina, Nathan, Kate, Ben and Samantha. Great grandpop to 8. The last uncle to Ellie, Sue and a generation. Thanks to the staff of and Parkwood Lodge and Winara Village in Waikanae for their commitment, care and support. A celebration of Allan’s life will be held at 2pm on Saturday 17 September at The Plateau Centre, Pukeko Street, Parkwood Village, Waikanae.
QUINN, Gerald Cornelious (Gerry). (British Navy and NZ Navy 12574 Korea). On 5th September 2016, peacefully at Waikato Hospital. Aged 88 years. Dearly loved husband of Rene for 67 years and much loved father of Jo and Terry (USA), Gerry and Don (Aust), Viv and Pete and Michelle and Colin. A very much loved granddad of his 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at Te Aroha RSA Clubrooms, Rewi Street, on Friday 9th September at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Special thanks to the staff at Waikato Hospital and Kingswood Rest Home Morrinsville, for all their care of Gerry. Communications c/- 7b Islington Street, Te Aroha, 3320. Broadway Funeral Home (Te Aroha) FDANZ.
BAKER, John Fitzelle Victor (Happy). Telegraphist RNZN 7133 Died 1 September 2016, aged 95 years. Husband of the late Joyce, Father of Lesley and Kristin (Sydney), Father-in-law of David and Grandpa of Chloe and Corey. True gentleman and long-time respected resident of Remuera Care Home, Meadow bank. He will be missed.
GLASSEY, Lindsay David. RNZ Navy. Warrant Officer. Service No. NZ 11089. B.E.M. Peacefully on September 4, 2016 at the Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Muriel, and the late Lorna. Loved father of Shelley. Loved step father and father in law of Rudy and Adele, Monique, and Michele. Cherished brother and brother in law of Adrienne and John (deceased), Lois and Peter (deceased), and Dianne and Arthur. Dearly loved by his nieces, nephews and step grandies. A service to celebrate Lindsay’s life will be held at the Sugar Loaf Chapel, cnr Lee Road and Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 2pm. Followed by a private cremation. Messages to the ‘Glassey Family’ C/o PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141. Howard and Gannon Funerals –
JACKSON, John Henry. RNZN. Service No: 14312 Peacefully on Sunday 4 September 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Doris. Father of Michael, Stephen, and Gary. Adored grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 11. A celebration of John’s life will be held in the Cedarhaven Chapel 36 Maich Road, Manurewa on Wednesday 7 September at 2.30 pm.
THOMPSON, Api. Stoker Sadly passed at home aged 48 years. Loving Father of Joshua, Kiara and Aroha. Dearly Loved Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. Api will be lying at Waiatuhi Marae, Mourea, Rotorua. Service will be held 11am, Saturday 3rd September 2016 at the marae. Ko koe he taonga, mō ake tonu atu. Moe mai rā i roto ngā ringa o Te Atua.
HORNBROOK, Girvan Ross (Buster), W11405 SIG, RNZN and Major (Rtd), RNZIR, OBE, MBE, BEM Passed away on Friday 19 August at Hutt Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Elsie May Hornbrook. Loved father of Vicky, Jacquie, Jan and Tony. Father-in-law of Ray, Ed and Ann. Will be dearly missed by his grandchildren. Messages to the family may be placed in Girvan’s tribute book on this page or posted to P O Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. Girvan’s funeral service will be held at Harbour City Funeral Home, 665 High St, Lower Hutt on Friday 2 September at 2.00pm followed by private cremation.