Jack Passings – April 2012

ANSLEY, Noel Ross. Reg No. NZ16213 R.N.Z.N. On 26 April 2012. Aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband of Awhi. Dearly loved father of Bruce (Auckland), Jim and Tracey (Auckland), Melissa and Darrel Jobe (Whakatane). Loved Poppa of his 5 grandchildren. A Special Uncle Mole to the Reddy family. Loved brother and brother-in- law of Carol and Murray Hunter (Kihikihi), Lionel and Lisa (Matangi), Marilyn (Pomona, Australia), Roger and Trish (Beerwah, Australia), John and Myrtle Te Maru (Huntly). Loved Uncle of his many nieces and nephews. Noel will be at his residence 114 Matthews Ave, Kaitaia. A service will be held at the Kaitaia Combined Bowling Club, Matthews Ave, Kaitaia on Monday 30 April 2012 at 11am followed by private cremation. All Communications to 021-142-2564. In lieu of floral tributes, donations to the Far North Community Hospice would be appreciated and may be posted to PO Box 690, Kaitaia. Geards Funeral Home, 13 Pukepoto Road, phone 09-408-0970, Kaitaia

RENWICK, Graham. (Service No. 11230 RNZN) On 20 April 2012 (peacefully) at North Shore Hospital in the presence of his family. In his 82nd year. Loved husband of the late Jan, Pat and Noeline. Loved dad of Lyn and Mike, and Kay. Father of David; Kevin; and Chrissy. Respected step father of Ross and Angela, Brian and Sharon; and the late Colin. Respected Father-in law of Robbie. Loved grandad and great grandad. Graham will be resting at his home in Maygrove Village Orewa. A service for Graham will be held at The Chapel of Faithfull Funeral Services, 35 Red Beach Rd, Hibiscus Coast on Thursday 26 April at 2.00 pm followed by interment at Auckland Memorial Park Cemetery, Silverdale. All communications to ‘The Renwick Family’ c/- P O Box 305, Whangaparaoa, Auckland.

RUSSELL Arthur (Vern) KEV nz8674 STO1 WWII – On 16 April 2012 peacefully at Ohinemuri Resthome, Paeroa aged 87 years. Beloved husband of Doreen for 62 years. Dearly loved father of Lee (Tasmania) and Blair (Wollongong) loved Grandfather of Jordanna, Levi and Beau. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Clive and Joyce (Wairoa) Sadly missed by his friends and relations of Waihi and Southland. A service to celebrate Vern’s life will be held at Waihi memorial RSA, Seddon Street, Waihi on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 11am.

STRODE, Alan Julian. Ex CPO RNZN on April 12 2012. Brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and Ray Jamieson, Betty and the late Bryan, Lesley and the late Alex. A dear friend of Adrienne, Marty and family. No flowers but donations to the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, PO Box 110022 Auckland Hospital 1148 would be appreciated. A private cremation has been held. Marsden House Funeral Directors F.D.A.N.Z.

MURPHY, Stanley Thomas (Stan, Spud), Stoker, mechanic RNZN – On April 7, 2012 peacefully at Rannerdale Hospital.  Dearly loved Dad of Alan, Gaylene, Pete, Shawn, Erin, Kelly and Ian.  Grandad of Lloyd, Ben and Sarah. Nick; Jamie; and Emily; Cameron; Kain; Jared and Gemma; Great Grandad of five. Husband of Shirley.  Always loved, never forgotten.  At Stan’s request a private family service has been held.

YOUNG, John Murdie (Brigham). Royal Navy Service No. PSKX895179, NZ Navy Service No. 1574. Peacefully at home in Mangawhai after a long fought battle on Tuesday 10 April 2012. Loved husband of Marieanne. Loved father and father-in-law of Colin and Heather. Special Grandad to Lisa, Kayne, Ross, and Aaron. “He never failed to do his best.” Sadly missed. A Service to celebrate John’s life will be held at the Hakaru And Districts Memorial R.S.A Clubrooms, Settlement Road, Hakaru on Friday 13 April at 2pm followed by interment at Tara Cemetery. All communications to PO Box 18, Mangawhai. In lieu of flowers donations to Northaven Hospice, PO Box 7050, Tikipunga, Whangarei would be appreciated.

KAVANAGH, Lionel Keith (Keith). RNZN Service No: NZ15530. On 4 April 2012 at Middlemore Hospital after a short battle with cancer, aged 71 years. Dearly loved husband of Elaine, much loved father of Carmen and Raquel, and father-in-law of Terry and Aaron. Loved Grandpaw of Logan, Shalagh, Madison and Ethan. ‘Rest in Peace, we’ll miss you. Elvis has left the building.’ A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at the Chapel of Love and Remembrance, Mangere Crematorium, Gate 1, Kirkbride Road, Mangere, on Tuesday 10 April at 1 pm. Martin Williams Funeral Directors FDANZ

TAUWHARE Archdeacon Pita (Peter) Whatepuni. NZ10154 RNZN – On April 4 2012 at the Cashmere View Hospital in his 85th year surrounded by his loving whanau. “A man for every season”. Dearly loved husband, best friend and colleague of Nancy. Loved father of Rev. Te Hira Tauwhare (deceased) Pierre, Phillip (deceased) and Albany: Stepfather of Candace and Geordan. Loved Poua of Melody (deceased), Pita, Aaron, Tamia and Claudia (Minnie). Amal and Darshana. A service will be held at Wheke Marae tomorrow (Friday) at 11.00 am, interment thereafter in the Urupa.

SAWTELL, Clifton Edwin (Cliff). Service number 11117, L.E.M. RNZN, Korea. Peacefully with family by his side at Taranaki Base Hospital on Sunday 1 April 2012, aged 82 years. Loved son of the late Ted and Janet Sawtell. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean. Loved Dad and father-in-law of David (deceased), Peter and Jean, Lee and Blair Gardiner, and Grant and Margaret. Loved granddad to Davina and Shane, Richard; Matthew, Emma; Lisa and Greer. Great granddad to Mykiah, Elisha. Loved brother and brother-in- law of June and Noel Dabb. Donations to Ozanam House Palmerston North would be greatly appreciated and may be sent c/- W. Abraham Ltd, PO Box 4016, New Plymouth. In accordance with Cliff’s wishes a private family service has been held. “Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill”. W. Abraham Limited NZIFH

WRIGHT, Malcolm (Mick). Reg No NZ3897 RNZN Able Seaman Radar. Ex NZ Police. Late of Orua Bay. Passed away suddenly but peacefully at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Waiuku on 1 April 2012, in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of Estelle and the late Audrey. Beloved dad of Dennis, Paula, and Tracey, father-in-law of Robert and Christine and loved granddad of Danny, Ashleigh, and Mitchell; Scott, Bree, Mitchell, and great- grandchildren Blade and Lily. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Franklin Memorial for their kindness and loving care. At peace now Dad – We love you. “See you later Navigator!” His funeral service will be held in the Community Hall of the Civic Centre, King Street, Waiuku at 2.00pm on Thursday 5 April 2012 followed by private cremation. Garden flowers only please.

2 Responses to Jack Passings – April 2012

  1. helena Johnston says:

    I would like to thank all ex serving personnal that attended my Uncle keiths (kavanagh) funeral, and the sympthy wishes that where passed onto the family
    thank you
    Helena Johnston (johnno) ex RNZN (LRO) X29323

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