Jack Passings – September 2017

CHIRNSIDE, Stuart Michael: On September 30, 2017, at Christchurch Hospital aged 34 years. Dearly loved son of Kathy and Murray. Loved brother of Carol, and a loved nephew and cousin. Messages c/- the Chirnside Family to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640.  “Sail on and be Festive” A Private cremation has been held. A memorial service for Stuart will be held at a later date.

ELLIFF, Brian Frederick. RNZN 12429 Died 28 September 2017, age 94. Much-loved husband of the late Nancy; adored father of Kathryn; and tremendously proud Grandad of Amelia and Ryan. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Torbay Rest Home for their remarkable kindness and care of Brian. A service will be held at Romaleigh, 31 Ocean View Rd, Northcote on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 11am.

HOBBS Dale, C18770 LRD, Regret to advise that Dale passed away in the early hours of this morning, 27 September 2017 after a very short illness. Dale served in TAMAKI, PHILOMEL, BLACKPOOL, IRIRANGI, LACHLAN and CANTERBURY. He served in the RNZN 17 May 1966 until his discharge 4 March 1975.   Loved dad of Kelly and Mike .Friends and family are invited to farewell Dale at the Manurewa RSA on Tuesday 3 October at 1.30 pm.

McGILL, Neville Craig (Dr.) Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, RN and RNZNVR. On Monday, September 18, 2017, in Wellington, peacefully in his sleep, aged 87 years. Survived by 5 children (Anne-Thea, Jim, Nikki, Sarah, Sue) and 10 grandchildren. Messages to the McGill family, C/- PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. A celebration of Neville’s life will be held in HMNZS Pegasus, 419 Montreal Street, Christchurch, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter.

FLAVELL, Leon Douglas (Doug). Reg. No. 14073 RNZN. Passed away peace- fully at Dargaville Hospital on 23 September 2017. Dearly loved husband of Cecily. Loved father of Colin, Kim, Shayne, Bryce, and Denise. Treasured Koro of many. Brother of Brad. Doug will lay at Rahiri Marae, Station Rd, Dargaville until the service at 10am on Wednesday 27 September 2017, then following a short service at Dargaville RSA Doug will be laid to rest at Mt. Wesley Cemetery. For further details phone 027 206 3187.

HARRIS, Edward Victor Russell (Russ) NZ 5952, Petty Officer, R.N.Z.N. WWII. Passed away peacefully on September 20, 2017; aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Helen Suzanne (Sue). Treasured father and father-in-law of Lesley and Stephan, Jill and David, Steve (Harry) and Wendy. Much respected and loved grandfather of Mac and Heidi, Simon and Gerardene, Warner and Jane, Emily, George and Sarah, Henry and Liz, Corrin, Natalie, Melissa, Sean, and much loved by seventeen great-grandchildren. Messages to the Harris family, C/- PO Box 111-01, Christchurch 8443. A Funeral Service for Russ will be held in the Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, on Tuesday, September 26, at 11.00am.

DEBENHAM, Raymond John (Ray): (Reg. No. 14075, RNZN) On September 20, 2017, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, loved father and father-in-law of David and Sue, Raelene and Alan Bell, loved granddad of Ross and Aimie, Bonnie and Jordan Crawford; Andrew, Scott and Jennie, treasured great-granddad of Jackson, Leah, Hannah, Tyler, and Blake. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Ray Debenham, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In lieu of flowers, donations to St John Ambulance (Kaiapoi branch) would be appreciated and may be made at the service. The Funeral Service for Ray will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Monday, September 25, at 2.00pm, private cremation thereafter.

HARROD Noel Gerrard: Steward Crossed the bar 19 September 2017 at Leslie Groves Rest Home, Dunedin, aged 72 years.

NAIRN, Charles Arthur (Charlie). RNZN. Service No. 13556. Peacefully on September 14, 2017 at Atawhai. Much loved partner of Maxine Wilson. Dearly loved dad of Robyn (deceased) and Doug, Glen and Elise, and Sue. Special grandad Charlie of his six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Loved brother of Ross and Wendy (deceased). Friend of Glen and Mandy Wilson and family, and Cath and Mark Watters (UK). Good mate of Jono, Marie, and Aaron. Special thanks to the wonderful Staff of Chesterhope Wing at Atawhai. A service to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at the Sugar Loaf Chapel of Howard & Gannon Funerals, cnr Lee Road and Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2pm. Followed by a private cremation. Messages to the ‘Nairn Family’ C/o PO Box 7001, Taradale, Napier 4141

SMITH Barry.J. NZ18279, ex A/B Gunner, crossed the bar at 2200, 13 September 2017. Barry was a Dunedin man who joined in September 1964. Since the 1970s Barry had lived in Melbourne where he was a member the Waterfront Workers’ Federation and later the Maritime Union of Australia. He was known as “Kiwi” Smith around the Melbourne docks and was a well liked and highly regarded character. A memorial service for Barry will be held at the Caulfield RSL, 4 St.Georges Rd, Elsternwick, at 1300 on Friday 22 September 2017. Vale Barry.

STOTT, Laurie Bruce. NZ10517 Stoker WWII RNZN. After a long struggle on Monday, 11th September 2017. Much loved father and father- in-law of Sandra, Stephen, Vicky, Jan and Victor, Paul, Kathy and Mick, and all of the grand children and great grand children. Formerly husband of Mary. Sweet Is The Sleep That Ends All Pain A Service will be held in Bruce’s memory at The Chapel of Jason Morrison Funeral Services, 24 Whitaker Road, Warkworth on Tuesday 19th September at 11:00 am followed by private cremation.

HERBERT, Lesley Mary (Mary) (nee McKinstry). WRNZNS 615. Passed away on 7 September 2017. Loving wife of the late Bryan and loving mother of Bronwyn and Peter, Blake and Julie, Richard and Susan, Anna and Brian, Jane, and Andrew. Adored Nana and Grandma to 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Organising till the last; we’ve been given our instructions. A service will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 43 Wyndham Street, Auckland on Wednesday 13 September at 10.00am. In lieu of flowers donations to Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, PO Box 2252, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140 would be appreciated.

KIBBLEWHITE,George Alex Oswald: RNZN NZ7374 RP Passed away peacefully at Summerset on Summerhill, Palmerston North, on Thursday 31 August 2017. Loved husband of the late Dot. Loved father and father-in-law of Steve and Kathy; Sue and Selwyn; and Diane and Joe. A loved Brother, Grandad, Great-Grandad and Uncle. A service for George will be held at The Lychway Chapel, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 6 September 2017 at 2.00pm, followed by private cremation. Messages can be sent to the Kibblewhite family, c/- PO Box 1014, Palmerston North.

WAITE, Robert John (Bob). RNZN 13539 Bob passed away peacefully on 2nd September 2017, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Eileen of 65 years, and father of Judith & John, Heather & Peter, Carole and Geoff and loved Grandad and Poppa of all his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. A special thanks to all the staff of Bethlehem Views Memory Care Unit. A service for Bob will be held on Wednesday 6th September at Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel at 2pm.

HOPKINSON, Graham (Hoppy). RNZN 18016 Passed away at Taumarunui Hospital on Friday, 1 September 2017 after a short illness aged 70 years. Dearly loved husband of Sue. Loved father of Karen and Shiree. Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear. A private cremation has been held. A Service for Hoppy will be held in the Lower Lounge of the Taumarunui Cossie Club, Kararina Street, Saturday, 16 September at 1:00 PM. Communications to 63 Makere Street, Taumarunui. 3920. Taumarunui Funeral Services FDANZ

CHAMBERS, Paul Anthony Christopher.  Able Seaman, On Friday September 1, 2017, at Westport.  Loved husband of Kathleen, Loved father and father in law of Joey and Viri, Tristram and Luana, Trevor and Rosalie, Miranda and Jai, and the late Julie.  The funeral service for Paul will be celebrated Saint Canice’s catholic church, Brougham Street Westport on Monday 4 September at 1.00pm followed by internment at the Orowaiti Cemetery.