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Vivian Richard McNabb

Wedding of Margaret Passey and Vivian McNabb with Guard of Honour of WRNZNS. Image kindly provided by the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, 2006.186.40.91.

Wedding of Margaret Passey and Vivian McNabb with Guard of Honour of WRNZNS. Image kindly provided b …

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    Vivian Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    McNabb AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1923 Births, Deaths and Marriages
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  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 care of Terrills, Lane St., Blenheim AWMM
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    20 May 1944 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    Margaret Ila Passey AWMM


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About death

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  • Death
    9 August 2019 Death Notice
    Age 96 AWMM
    TairuaCoromandel District Death Notice
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    Tairua Cemetery Main Road Tairua New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, published August 12, 2019 "McNABB, Vivian Richard. Passed away on Friday 9th August, 2019, at Tairua; aged 96 years. His humour was there to the end as he gently went, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved by his late wife Ila, loved father to Roy (deceased), Ian, Linda, Andrew and Anne. Father-in-law to Gillian, Lana, Bruce, Eileen, Mik (deceased) and Alex. Grandfather, Great and Great-Great Grandfather to many. Friend to so many during his long and happy life. Dad - you were so very loved, we cherished our lives with you. Your love and your humour will live on in all, forever. A celebration of Viv's life will be held in the Tairua Community Hall, 212 Main Road, Tairua, on Friday 16th August at 11.00am, followed by burial in the RSA Section, Tairua Cemetery. In true Viv style, the after match will take place at his fishing club. All Welcome." AWMM
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  • External links
    'Marriage' Manawatu Standard, 17 June 1944
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy Te Waka Huia o Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM

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