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Cdr Tony Chadwick, RNZN (rtd), ex RNO Christchurch, passed away peacefully yesterday with his family around him. Funeral details will be forwarded in due course.

LARKING, James (Jim). WWII, Regtl No. 445237, Trooper.

On Monday 13th May 2019, peacefully at Mary Shapley Rest Home and Hospital; aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Mavis. Loved father and father inlaw of John and Yvonne, Brian and Julia, Paul and Christine, Neil and Linda. Cherished grandpa of 12 and great grandpa of 13. A funeral service for Jim will be held in the Chapel of Willetts Funeral Services Ltd, 21 King Street, Whakatane, on Thursday 16th May at 2pm, followed by burial in the New Lawn Memorial Section of Hillcrest Cemetery. Communications please to the Larking Family, C/- PO Box 2070, Whakatane

WHITLA, John William (Jack): (Reg. No. 620033 Tpr 2NZEF)

On May 13, 2019, peacefully at home. Aged 95 years. Loved husband of the late Nancy, much loved father and father-in-law of Karen, John and Cheryl, Annie and Soren, and Julie. Loved Grandad of Nikki, Hayley, Raquel, Crystal, Justin, Scott, Andy, Aimee, Jacob, and Alexis. Great-Grandad of Joanne, Holly, Ava, Isobelle, Eden, Kaitlyn, Mason, Amelia, Zack, and Saylem. Great-Great-Grandad of Tyson, and Maddison. Loved brother-in-law of Gail and David of Nelson. In lieu of flowers donations to the R.S.A. would be appreciated and may be made at the service. Messages for the Whitla family may be sent C/- PO Box 39127, Christchurch 8545. The Funeral for Jack will be held in the Opawa Community Church, Cnr Opawa and Aynsley Terrace, Opawa, Christchurch, on Friday, May 17, at 11.00am.

KAHOTEA, Nicholas Ryan. Regt: 01019698, LCPL, 1NZSAS. Suddenly on Wednesday the 8th of May 2019; aged 35 years. A treasured son, brother, uncle, cousin; beloved partner of Sophie and father of Delilah. Friend to many throughout and dedicated professional. The SAS trooper who died during a training exercise has been farewelled in a moving private service. Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea is believed to have jumped from a helicopter onto a building last Wednesday night when he missed and fell several stories to the ground. The jump was part of a counter-terrorism exercise between New Zealand and the United States that was suspended for several days following his death before resuming on Monday. He was yesterday farewelled by family and friends during a “moving private service” at ...

Crossed the Bar – Tom Hinii

Tom is lying in state at his home on Waiheke Island, and will remain there until approx. 1000 on Wednesday. Everyone is most welcome to visit Tom at any time. Tom will be moved to the Waiheke Sports Club in Ostend at 1000 on Wed where the service will take place @1100, thence Tom will be interred in the RSA Section of the Waiheke Island Cemetery which is located at 205 Onetangi Road, Onetangi. After the burial, its back to the Waiheke Sports Club, for a cup of tea??? If you need to contact Tom’s partner Jayne – 0274 721 070

Crossed the Bar: Maurice David Mitchell

MITCHELL, Maurice David. RNZN 15038 Passed away Friday 4 May 2018 with his loving children by his side, now at peace. Much loved Dad to Maree, Andrea, Bryce, Charlie, Diana and Eddie. Sadly missed and much loved Dad, Poppa, family man and mate. A service for Maurice will be held at the Remuera Club 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera on Wednesday 9 May at 11am, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to Mercy Hospice Auckland, PO Box 47 693, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144 would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Maurice. All communication C/- P.O.Box 24664 Royal Oak, Auckland 1023.

Commander MN Waymouth RNZN(Retd)

“Michael crossed the Bar peacefully on Thursday, 30 November, aged 84 years. A funeral service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Hauraki Rd., LEIGH on Monday, 4Dec at 1330.” R.I.P.

BEARNES. James Thomas. (Jimmy)

Born 20 January 1928, Died 20 April 2018 at the Lady Alum Home, North Shore Auckland. James served in the RN for 6 years and joined the RNZN in 1952, serving for 16 years. At James’ family’s request there will be no funeral or service.

HILL, George Darvel: JP, RD, VRD Captain RNZNVR

It is with regret that I advise the passing of Capt Hill RNZNVR (Rtd) HILL, George Darvel: JP, RD, VRD Captain RNZNVR. Retired Associate Professor of Lincoln University. Life Member of the Association of University Staff. On July 17, 2017, passed away at Cashmere View Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Roberta for 53 years, loving father and father-in-law of Alexandra

MATTHEWSON, James Oliver

RNZVR Second World War 0/7412. “Gentleman Jim”. Passed on peacefully on 16 April 2017, aged 98. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, father of Peter, Sarah, and David, grandfather of Christy, Janina, Joyia, Eli and Tineke, and great- grandfather of Theo and Libby. An example of compassion and service

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