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CROSSED THE BAR – Richard Simpson, (POWEF D106309)

It is with sadness that I have to advise that Richard Simpson, (POWEF D106309) passed away last Friday evening at Middlemore Hospital after a brief tussle with bowel and kidney cancer. He was very comfortable when the passed, Wendy was with him virtually all the time. No funeral details yet, as his daughter is in isolation after returning from the UK.


WOOTTON, Sally Kay: Third Officer WRNZNS (in early 70’s), RNZN On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Sally Kay Wootton (nee Jardine), loving wife and mother of three sons, passed away surrounded by family. Sally was well known for giving back to the community that she loved, working for nearly 24 years on the Trust Board of St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamilton and more recently St John New Zealand. Her memory will be one that showed a compassionate spirit for helping the community, others less fortunate than herself. She is survived by her husband Bruce, (WNG CDR Ex CO of Base Te Rapa) and sons John, David and Stuart, her five grandchildren, and her brother Richard. A private funeral service will be held on a day to be confirmed at St Paul’s Collegiate Chapel of Christ the King. In m...

RNZN In Memoriam 29 JULY

COOPER William Henry OSEA HMNZS Tutira 1950AGER Leonard G. MECH HMNZS Royalist 1958WHITTLE Earle Claude 3626 92 2005LAMONT David Francis PO 17161 66 2010SAMISONI John OCTR 2013BROWN Gary ABSEA 18205 2015LEGGETT William Donald J.(Don) NZ13450 2015COOK Robert Pudsley (Bob ) CPOYEO NZ13737 2017

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EVES Alfred (Alf) CPORS 3786 1997MARTIN Graham William WOMF 2011GRANT Edward Milton (Ted) SIG 7955 92 2017PRITCHARD Marion Anne LT CDR NZW1319 2018

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FORSYTHE Eric W. ABSEA W/3354 1942THOMSON Walter Robin LME 1964RIDGWAY Brian George PO SN G18981 64 2014ANDERSON Douglas George (Doug) TEL 84 2017COLL Edward McLaughlin (Ted) ABSEA 6044 2017

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RNZN In Memoriam 22 JULY: FRANCE Hamish D. CPOMF 1996DODD Owen John MAA K17535 64 2010HUMPHREY Shawn PODEF P100822 54 2013MINTO Neville James WWII W3725 97 2014


STEWART, Robert Morbey (Bob): RNZN 9939 AB Esteemed Member of Lodge Te MaramaBob passed away peacefully on 20 July 2020, aged 96. He was a loving and dedicated husband to Sheila and the late Betty, and much loved father of Raewyn, Lesley, Gary, John and Sandra. Grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 12.A humble gentleman o the end.A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Saturday 25 July 2020 at 10.30am at the White Rose Chapel, 75 Cook Street, Hamilton East. All communications to Stewart family, c/- James R Hill Funeral Directors, 717 Grey St, Hamilton 3216. FDANZ


TYRRELL, Peter Stewart. NZD2942 RNZN Passed away peacefully in Rotorua on July 18, in his 99th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Isabel. Loved father and father-in- law of Doug and Diane, Jan and Dave, Robyn and Marcus, and Tracey and Neil. Cherished grandfather of Steven, Jeff and Rhonda, David and Kathryn, Mark and Heather, Kevin and Kim, Ken and Hannah, Helen and Rob, Victoria and Ryan, Jonathan, and Alistair. Adored great grandfather of Oscar, Riley, Emma, Aimee, Olivia and Ben, William, Bailey, Cooper, Violet, and Melody. A date and time for a memorial service to be advised.

RNZN In Memoriam 21 JULY

WRIGHT Richard Walter James OTEL NZ9347 2001BOND Keith Challis (Casey) CCY NZD1958 86 2010ROLTON George William POTEL NZ13505 2015CORRY Peter John (Kermit) H20477 60 2015


FLOWER, William Edward Charles (Bill). Proud Royal New Zealand Navy Veteran of WW11 (RNZN 5113).Born 04 June 1925 in Ha’apai, Tonga. Died 05 July 2020 in Hope Island, Queensland, Australia. Husband of Patricia Browne. Former husband of Helen Flower (deceased). Loved father of Mary (deceased), father and father-in- law of Alison and David, Jane and Michael, Catherine and Jim (Texas), Ann and the late Rick. Loved by his 10 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Gone to the Big Golf Course in the Sky. A celebration of Dad’s life will held at later date. Communication to: 39 Rothesay Bay Rd, Auckland 0630.


GRAHAM, John Henry: (RNZN No. 14587)On Tuesday 31 March 2020. Dearest soulmate of the late Maureen. Most beloved Dad of Val and Craig, Chris and Trudy, Arnna and Mike, Helena and Geoff. Loved Grandy of Mitchell (deceased), Jo-Amy and Matt, Bonnie, Jessie and Ashley, Keeley and Jayden, Mollie, Abbie, Elliott, Tosh, Cooper and Orton. Dearest Great-Grandy of Jazmin, Jaxon, Brodey, Billee, Ngaakau, Taane, Mei-Ani and Kairere. Memories of John will be shared at a Memorial Service on Saturday 18 July, 2.00pm, at the Ngaruawahia RSA.Ne . Oublie – Do Not Forget


NEWPORT, Raymond John (Ray): Regt No. NZ14039 L/TEL, 24th S/Boy (Grasshopper) RNZN of Levin. Peacefully on Saturday 27th June 2020, aged 83 years, at Star 4 Levin. Dearly loved partner of Joy. Much loved father of Raewyn, Sharon, Jennifer and their families. A service for Ray will be held at Harvey’s Chapel, 284 Oxford Street, Levin, on Saturday 18th July, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation.

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