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YORKE Roy Desmond
Service in WW2
652605 'J' Force, 1946-49
1105, Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand
Born 8 December 1925 Paihia, New Zealand
Died 21 October 2022 Paihia, New Zealand
Buried Paihia, New Zealand

YORKE Roy Desmond
Passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning on the 21st October 2022. At the age of 96.  His much loved wife Gloria precedes him in death, leaving his cherished family. Ian, Aileen, Shane Yorke, Maria Devore and grandchildren. Pam, Reg, Gary, Carl Laurie, grand and great grandchildren.  Audrey, late Les, Daniel,Tony Buckingham and grandchildren. The man many called Dad, Grandad, Poppa and friend, will be greatly missed but remembered forever. Rest in peace Funeral services are to be held at St. Paul's Anglican church of Paihia Wednesday October 26th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made on his behalf to the Blind Foundation, 4 Maunsell rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052.

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