Obituaries for June 12

John Ernest Beere, 77, of Hilo died May 17 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Adelaide, Australia, he was a retired Australian Army major and worked for Destination Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday (June 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, The Reve. Billie Keawekane-Beere of Hilo; son, Eric (Sandra Reina) Beere of Adelaide; daughter, Josephine (Ryan Harbey) Beere of Adelaide; stepson, Ronney (Maileen) Keawekane of Hilo; brother, Robert (Maureen) Beere of Tasmania; sister, Beverley (John) Coggins of Adelaide; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.