Death & Funeral Notices

This page will display the latest Death and Funeral Notices of RFPA Members and others when the RFPA Secretary receives them.

If you would like to be notified by email of the death of former colleagues, send an email to the RFPA State Secretary who will add you to the Vale Distribution List….. secretary@retiredpolice.com.au

The latest to be notified are at the top.

Brian WHEADON, 77 old, former Regd. No. 13925, a Member of the Wide Bay Branch of the RFPA. Brian passed away on 07/06/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 10am on Wednesday 23rd Instant in the Heritage Chapel, Maryborough Crematorium, Cnr. Walker Street and Bruce Highway, MARYBOROUGH.

Terrence Timothy LUCAS, 62 old, former Regd. No. 19294, not an RFPA Member. Terrence passed away on 07/06/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 16th Instant at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John Catholic Church, William Street, BATHURST. There will be Police involvement in the funeral and I advise that unsworn members attending should wear suitable day dress with full size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service medals held. I am also advised that a streaming link is to be arranged.

Rex Arthur CASSILLES, 89 old, former Regd. No. 7576, not an RFPA Member. Rex passed away on 23/05/2021 and his funeral will be held at 11.15am on Friday 4th Instant in the North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

Alvan Arthur CLARKE, 90 old, former Regd. No. 9233, a Veteran Member of the Penrith Blue Mountains Branch of the RFPA. We have been advised that Alvan passed away on 14/02/2021 and his funeral has been held.

Ernest John ‘Ernie’ KELLY, 90 old, former Regd. No. 8227, a Veteran Member of the Hunter Region Branch of the RFPA. Ernie passed away on 28/05/2020 and his funeral has been held.

William “Bill” FLEMING, 93 old, former Reg’d No. 5551, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA.  Bill passed away on 25/05/2021 and his funeral will be held at 10am on Friday 4 June at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 193 Avoca Street, RANDWICK.

Kelvin Darcy Parsons, passed away on 13 May 2021, aged 63 years.

Michael Leonard McINERNEY, 72old, former Regd. No. 12951, passed away on 15/10/2020

Colin William ILES, 68 old, former Regd. No. 15334 an Unattached Member of the RFPA. Colin passed away on 13/05/2021 and his funeral will be held at 10.15am on Monday 24th Instant in the East Chapel, Rookwood Cemetery, LIDCOMBE.

Kelvin Darcy PARSONS, 63 old, former Regd. No. 18524, a former Member of the RFPA. Kelvin passed away on 18/05/2021 and his funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Friday 28th Instant in the park View Chapel, Allambie Memorial Park, 129 Nerang Road, BROADBEACH, QLD.

John Ramon DEAHM, 76 old, former Regd. No. 12768, a Member of the Northern Rivers Branch of the RFPA. John passed away on 13/05/2021 and his funeral will be held at pm on Friday 21st Instant at the Presbyterian Church, Keen Street, LISMORE.

Barry Clyde NELSON, 89 old, former Regd. No. 8911, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Barry passed away on 01/05/2021 and his funeral is to b4 held at 11.30am on Wednesday 12th Instant at the Kiama Pavilion, 2 Bong Bong Street, KIAMA. Police Protocol have arranged Police presence at the funeral and request that Unsworn Members attending should wear suitable day dress with full-size medals and lapel badge insignia of any long service awards held.

Gail Margaret THELEN (nee Petith), 65 old, the Sister of our Member, Paul Petith. Gail passed away on 27/04/2021 and her funeral will be held at 11am on Wednesday 5th Instant at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church at the corner of Wanganella & White Streets, BALGOWLAH, FOLLOWED THEREAFTER BY LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AT THE Balgowlah RSL Club, Ethel Street, BALGOWLAH.

John Robert ‘Jack’ BESWICK, 97 old, former Regd. No. 5972, an Unattached Veteran Member of the RFPA residing at Carramar. John passed away on 29/04/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 10am on Wednesday, 5th  May at St Barnabas Anglican Church, 10 Frederick Street, FAIRFIELD.

Kenneth Ronald ‘Ron’ WARK, 91 old, former Regd. No. 6226, a Veteran Member of the Wide Bay Branch of the RFPA. Ron passed away on 27/04/2021 and his funeral will be held at 9.30am on Tuesday 4 May at the J Kirk & Sons Crematorium Chapel, 224 Urraween Road, HERVEY BAY, QLD.

Frederick Keith WHITTON, 82 old, former Regd. No. 11266, not an RFPA Member. Frederick passed away on 08/04/2021. His funeral is to be held at 11am on Tuesday 20th Instant in The Garden Chapel, Castlebrook Memorial Park, 712 Windsor Road, ROUSE HILL.

George Bayfield STONE OAM, 90 old, former Regd. No. 6496, not an RFPA Member residing at Macquarie Park. George passed away on 27/03/2021 and his funeral will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday 1st April at the Camelia Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Plassey Road, NORTH RYDE.

Donna Louise CHARD, 60 old, a former Administrative Support Officer last attached to Lake Macquarie. Donna passed away on 22/03/2021 and her funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Thursday 1st April at Pettigrew Family Funerals Chapel, 444 Pacific Highway, BELMONT.

John Donelly SHIELS, 84 old, former Regd. NO. 10336m a Veteran Member of the Gold Coast Branch of the RFPA. John passed away on 27/03/2021 and his funeral will be held at 11am on Thursday 8th April at A Gentle Touch Funeral Chapel, 73 Railway Street, MUDGEERABA, QLD.

Bryson Ernest POTTER, 82 old, former Regd. No 10806, a Veteran Member of the Hunter Region Branch of the RFPA. Bryson passed away on 29/03/2021 and his funeral will be held at 12midday on Thursday 8th Instant at Pettigrew Family Funerals Chapel, 7 Murray Dwyer Circuit, MAYIELD WEST.

Anthony John LANNAN, 80 old, former Regd. No. 9896, a Veteran Member of the Northern Rivers Branch of the RFPA. Tony passed away on 29/03/2021 and his funeral will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday 7th Instant at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Cherry and Crane Street, BALLINA.

Thomas Charles BARTLETT, 91 old, former Regd. No. 6690, a Veteran Member of the Coffs Harbour Branch of the RFPA. Thomas passed away on 20/03/2021 and his funeral will be held at 2.30pm on Wednesday 31st Instant at Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, Hogbin Drive, COFFS HARBOUR.

Donna Michelle HARDY, 57 old, former Regd. No. 25055. Donna passed away on 06/03/2021 and her funeral is being held 17/03/21 at Evans Head.

Brian Cecil MELENE, 83 old, former Regd. No. 10438. Brian passed away on 13/03/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 1pm 18/03/21 at Hogbin Drive Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Stadium Drive, COFFS HARBOUR.

George Henry BLAKE, 92old, former Regd. No. 6567, a Veteran Member of the Gold Coast Branch of the RFPA. George passed away on 28/02/2021 and his funeral will be held at 11.30am on Tuesday 9th Instant at Tweed Heads Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 176 Kirkwood Road, TWEED HEADS SOUTH.

Raymond James SMITH, 101 old, former Regd. No. 5632, an Unattached Veteran Member of the RFPA residing at Camden South. Ray passed away on 08/02/2021 and a private family funeral is to be held.

Peter Rankin
RFPA State Secretary