Jack Passings – September 2019

JENNINGS, John Wilfred (Jack). MBE RN (MX56108) RNZN (G18475) Lt Cdr (Retd). Passed away 28th September 2019, aged 97. Dearly loved husband to Joan for 69 years. Loved father and father-in-law to Brian and Rosemary, Jacqueline and Dave, John and Susan. Loved Grandad of Stephen and Mel, Nichola and Andrew, James and Kerensa. Loved Great-Grandad of Ebonie, Ethan, Jackson, Bella, Indi, Baxter and Abi. In accordance with Jack’s wishes, a private family service has been held. “Home is the sailor, home from the sea, to which he will be returned.”

NEPE, Brian Quentin William V1012134 02/02 LCO. Crossed the bar Sunday morning 22/09/2019 Aged 36. Passed away in his sleep with his whanau in Perth.   Tangi details have now changed: Friday 4th October 1100 Okarea Marae, 89 Jamieson Rd, Te Kauwhata.

TURNER Cliff Passed away peacefully on Monday 30 September 2019. Loved son of the late Cliff and Leonie. Much loved husband to Linda. Proud Dad to Stacey (LT, RNZN) and Alaryce. Beloved Grandfather to Mackenzie and Everleigh. Loved Brother, Uncle and mate. A service for Cliff will be held at the Chapel of St Christopher, Devonport Naval Base, Queens Parade, Devonport on Thursday 3 October at 1.00pm, followed by interment. Photo ID required to enter the Naval Base.

WAEREA Barry  Tangi was held at Bridge Pa 1 Oct 2019.

ROFF, Paul Philip. Ex RNZN 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

LOWNDES, Deirdre Lorraine (Dee). Ex RNZN WTR. Peacefully in Mt Maunganui on Sunday 22nd September 2019 aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Ivan Aitken, and the late Alby (RNZN) (Ex WOWTR/LT). Much loved mother and mother in law of Donna and Mel, Jan and Andy, and Mike and Tanya. Treasured nana of Sean, Erica, Abbey, Cole, Logan, and Keanu, and great nana of Indy and her expected sister. A service for Dee will be held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, 403 Pyes Pa Rd, Tauranga on Thursday 26th September at 11am. Messages to the Lowndes family C/- PO Box 650 Tauranga 3144.

BRAYSHAW, Kelvin Valentine: Ex RNZN Sparker. Irirangi in the ’40s and a civvy in 1954 Unexpectantly, but peacefully, passed away on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Levin. Aged 89 years. Finally reunited with his darling Mary. Beloved father of Lorraine (dec), Linda, Jane (dec), Cathy and Pete, and loved father-in-law of Julie. Adored Poppa of Chris, Charlotte, Deeana, and Bianca. A true gentleman who was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many. A Rosary for Kelvin will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Weraroa Road, Levin, on Sunday 29th September 2019 at 7.00pm, with Requiem Mass to be held on Monday 30th September 2019 at 11.00am, followed by interment at The Avenue Lawn Cemetery, Levin. Messages C/- 547 Queen St, Levin 5510.

WOOD Ian Stanley NZ12967 RNZN PO Passed away peacefully on Thursday 19 September 2019 supported by his daughters. Loved husband of Anne for 64 years. Much loved father of Jenni and Allan (deceased) and Jill and Don. Loving grandfather of Jason, Ian, Donald, and Sheri. Thanks to the teams at Crossley Court, Orewa and The Beachfront Home and Hospital, Stanmore Bay, Auckland for their loving care of Poppa. Ian has been farewelled privately by his loving family.

WADEY, Paul Spencer. R.N.Z.N. 5669 Petty Officer, Fairmile 408. On 20 September 2019 peacefully after a courageous battle. Loved husband of Elda for 73 years. Much loved father and father in law of Kelvin and Jenny (Geelong), Lynette and John Walker. Poppy of Kylie and Simon Coulam and Arlene Wilkinson; Kimberley, Paulette, Melanie and Jack (Aust). Great Grandfather of 17 including Olivia, Zavier, and Logan Coulam and Gabriella, Mia and Ashley Wilkinson. A private family funeral service will be held. “Rest in Peace”

COOPER, Ronald William. NZ15831 Radio Communication Operator 1st Class Royal New Zealand Navy In Rotorua on 11 September 2019.

HURDLE, Robert James (Jim). NZ Navy 1940-45, NZ2085 Peacefully at home in Wanganui surrounded by family on 14th September 2019 aged 98 years. Loving husband of Merle for 67 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Colleen and Terry Carmody, Carmel, Lorna Russell, Peter, and Tim and Bronwyn. Proud Grandpa of Andrew, Kiri, Lauren, Ryan, Joel and Jarrod. In lieu of flowers donations to the St Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated and can be posted to St Vincent de Paul Society, P.O.Box 10-815, The Terrace, Wellington 6134. All messages to Hurdle family, C/- P.O.Box 341, Wanganui. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Annes Catholic Church, Raine St, Wanganui, on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 1.00pm to be followed by interment at the Aramoho Lawn Cemetery.

HUGHES, Graham Leslie Reg. No. 14186 RNZN. 5.10.1935 – 11.9.2019 In his 84th year. Loving husband of Colleen for 65 years. Father and father-in-law of Dale and Lindsay, Sue and Brett, Greg and the late Raewyn, Kerry and Antoinette. Poppa to his eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. After a long battle with poor health, he passed quietly at home with Colleen, Dale and Sue. As per Graham’s wishes, a private cremation has been held in Nelson. Colleen and family would like to thank Dr Tom Currie and the wonderful Nelson Hospice nurses for their care of Graham over the years. Messages to the Hughes Family can be sent c/- PO Box 92013, Faringdon, Rolleston 7650.

PATERSON, Neil Montague Born December 3, 1929. Retired Chief Petty Officer Officers Cook, 12086, RNZN. With sadness passed away at Palmerston North Hospital on September 3, 2019, three months short of his 90th birthday. He will be missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Gladys. An amazing dad and father-in-law to Andrew and Cathy, Mark and Julie, and Joanne and Andy. The best Pops to Samantha, Nicola, Sareena, Danielle, Cameron, Kaitlin, Ryan, Sinead, Michael, Aidan and Holly, and Trevor and Lauren, and Raymond. Great-Popa to Aaliyah, Rylin, Archer, Boston, Ivy, and Dixie. All communications can be sent to:
ADJL.Briggs@xtra.co.nz He will be remembered at a Private Cremation with family at the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 2.00pm.

CHRISTIE, Robert Ropata (Bob): Reg. No. W39603, WO, RNZN, RNZA, Vietnam, Borneo, Malaya. On September 2, 2019. Dearly loved husband of Carol, and loved father of Ariana, and Juanita, and a dear friend of Cookie, and Koroua of Taine Ropata. A Service to Celebrate the life of a great soldier and a great Totara will be held in the Templeton RSA, 38 Kirk Road, cnr Kirk Road and Banks Street, Templeton, on Friday, September 6, at 1.00pm and afterwards private.