Jack Passings – September 2019

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.