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.

With regret I advise the death of Lawrence Geoffrey RHODES, 87 old, former Regd. No. 7942, a Veteran Member of the Mid North Coast Branch of the RFPA. Lawrence passed away on 13/01/2022 and his funeral is to be held 3pm on Friday 21st Instant at Lake Macquarie Funeral Park, Awaba Road, RYHOPE.

With regret I advise the death of Patrick Walter McDONAGH, 88 old, former Regd. No. 10624, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Patrick passed away on 09/01/2022 and his funeral is to be held at 10am on Wednesday 19th Instant at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 193 Avoca Street, RANDWICK.

We regretfully inform all members of the New South Wales RFPA that retired Senior Constable Jason William Bryant VA BM, passed away on Sunday 9 January 2022, aged 55 years.

Records indicate that Senior Constable Bryant was performing duties at Mid North Coast Target Action Group at the time of his retirement on 5 March 2009, completing 20 years of service with NSW Police Force. A memorial service is to be held at the Tacking Point Surf Lifesaving Club, 40 Matthew Flinders Drive, Lighthouse Beach Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 on Sunday 23 January 2022 at 1300 hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

All members of the NSW Police Force were previously advised that Inspector Peter John Childerhouse passed away on Thursday, 23 December 2021, aged 82 years. Records indicate that Inspector Childerhouse was performing duties at the State Intelligence Licensing at the time of his retirement on 6 June 1994, completing 33 years of service with NSW Police Force. A funeral service is to be held at St Jude’s Anglican Church, Avoca Street Randwick on Tuesday 11 January 2022, at 1030 hr. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

With regret I advise the death of Barry Thomas HAY, 82 old, former Regd. No. 10546, not a Member. Barry passed away on 23/12/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Friday 7th Instant at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 35 Barton Street, COBAR. The family have accepted an offer of Police involvement at the funeral.

With regret I advise the death of Percival John HAYNES, 85 old, former Regd. No. 8730, a Veteran Member of the Central Tablelands Branch of the RFPA. John passed away on 29/12/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Friday 7th Instant at the Holy Trinity Church, Gilmour Street, KELSO.

Joseph John HANSELL, 85 old, former Regd. No. 9830, not a Member. Joseph passed away on 22/12/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Wednesday 5th instant at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 55 Kiora Road, MIRANDA.

Trevor James Swift passed away on 13 December 2021 aged 83. He last worked at Internal Affairs completing 35 years of service.

Stan GOFFETT, 80 old, former Regd. No. 10315, not a Member. Stan passed away recently and his funeral is to be held at 1pm on Thursday 6th Instant at the Chapel, David Lloyd’s Funerals, 599 Pacific Highway, BELMONT.

Jerry O’CONNOR, 82 old, former Regd. No. 10449, not a Member. Jerry passed away on 25/12/2021 and I am advised there is to be a private cremation.

Michael Gregory KNOWLES,  63 old, former Regd. No. 17558, not a Member. Funeral arrangement unknown at this time.

Terence Kevin PAFF, 72 old, a former Federal Police officer and a former Associate Member of the RFPA. Terry passed away on 27/12/2021.

Peter Henry LANDER, 73 old, former Regd. No. 12881, not an RFPA Member. Peter passed away on 11/12/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 12midday on Tuesday 21st Instant in South Chapel, Woronora Memorial Park, Linden Street, SUTHERELAND

James Jeffrey ILLFIELD, 73 old, former Regd. No. 13643, not an RFPA Member. James passed away on 12/12/2021 and his funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday 23rd Instant in South Chapel, Woronora Memorial Park, SUTHERLAND. There will be Police involvement at the funeral service.

With regret I advise the death of Benjamin Emmett HOWARD,  44 old, former Regd. No. 31281, not an RFPA Member residing at Forster. Benjamin passed away on 09/12/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 2pm on Tuesday 21st Instant at St. Nicholas’ Anglican Church, Bent & Lake Streets, TUNCURRY. The family have requested no formal Police involvement and no uniformed Police to be in attendance.

Janice May BRENNAN, 84 old, the wife of Michael, a Veteran Social Member of the Wide Bay Branch of the RFPA. Jan passed away on 12/12/2021 and her funeral will be held at 1pm on Monday 20th Instant at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 14 Church Street, GYMPIE, QLD.

Mirril COWELL, 82 old, the Widow of Norman who was a Life Member of the Central Coast Branch of the RFPA. Mirril passed away on 14/12/2021 and her funeral will be held at 11.30am on Thursday 23rd Instant at MacKay Family Funerals, 249 Pacific Highway, OURIMBAH.

Warren Sidney Hughes. (Burma) aged 76 former Regd. No  11697. Not an RFPA member. Passed away on 18 Aug 2021. Private Funeral service was held in Grafton on 1 Sept 2021

Paul John DAVIES, 74 old, former Regd. No. 12486, a Member of the /Wide Bay, Queensland Branch of the RFPA. Paul passed away on 06/12/2021 and funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Robert Clarke ‘Bob’ FORD, 84 old, former Regd. No. 8779, a Veteran Member of the Gold Coast Branch of the RFPA. Bob passed away on 26/11/2021 and his private funeral has been held.

Leo Allen LOWE, 88 old, former Regd. No. 8855, a Veteran Member of the Central Coast Branch of the RFPA. Leo passed away on 30/11/2021 and his funeral is to be conducted by Mackay Family Funerals at 1.00pm on Tuesday 7th Instant at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 239 The Entrance Road, THE ENTRANCE.

The family have advised the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2x0ZdAf5m They have also advised that they are having refreshments after the funeral at Bateau Bowling Club but be aware that Covid19 restrictions will apply.

The funeral will be held at 1pm on Tuesday 7th Instant.

A Memorial Service for Jon Albert GARDINER, a Veteran Member of the Northern Beaches Branch of the RFPA, who passed away on 26/07/2021, will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 9th December at the Magnolia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, NORTH RYDE. All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend. Day Dress Full Medals.

James Edward LOOMES, 92 old, former Regd. No. 6126, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Jim passed away on 25/11/2021 and a private family only funeral is to be held at 1pm on Friday 3 December in the West Chapel, Rookwood Crematorium.

PAUL Arthur MOSELEY, 77 old, former Regd. No. 10514, a Member of the Central Coast Branch of the RFPA. Paul passed away on 13/11/2021.

Gerard Hillary Joseph WALL, 80 old, former Regd. No. 14489, a Veteran Member of the Central Coast Branch of the RFPA. Gerard passed away on 19/11/2021 and his funeral will be held at 1pm on Friday 26th Instant at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Kincumber Street, KINCUIMBER to be followed by burial at the Mary Mackillop Cemetery, Humphreys Road, SOUTH KINCUMBER.

Colin William GILL, 75old, former Regd. No 11595, a Member of the Coffs Harbour Branch of the RFPA. Colin passed away on 20/11/2021 and his funeral will be held at 2.30pm on Friday 26th Instant at Hogbin Drive Crematorium, Hogbin Drive, COFFS HARBOUR.

Phillip Thomas LOUGHLIN, 81 old, former Regd. No. 9656. Phillip passed away on 27/10/2021 and his funeral has been held.

Warwick Raymond WHITE, 83 old, former Regd. No. 9760. Warwick passed away on 17/11/2021 and a private family funeral is to be held.

Maurice John ‘Tim’ TYLER, 91 old, former Regd. No. 6721, a Veteran Member of the Mid North Coast Branch of the RFPA. Tim passed away on 02/11/2021 and his funeral would have been held.

Michel Timothy NEALON, 80 old, former Regd. No. 12764, not an RFPA Member. Michael passed away on 07/11/2021 and his funeral would have been held.

I am pleased to report that a Memorial Service, and Celebration of the Life of our Member, Brian John GARVEY, who passed away on 31/08/2021, will be held at 1pm on Saturday 4th December at The Westport Club, 25 Butler Street, PORT MACQUARIE. The family, assisted by Gary Raymond, have organised this event which will have Police representation. As a result neat dress and full medals are requested to be worn.

Edward John ‘Ted’ PERRY, 78 old, former Regd. No. 10932, an Unattached Member of the RFPA residing at Merrylands. Ted passed away on 06/11/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 17th Instant at Guardian Funeral Chapel, Pinegrove Memorial Park, Kington Road, MINCHINBURY. Guardian Funerals are arranging live steaming of the service.

Darryl Roger Blanch, passed away on Thursday, 28 October 2021, aged 77 years.

A funeral service is to be held at the North Chapel, Newcastle Memorial Park, 176 Anderson Drive, Beresfield NSW, on Friday, 5 November 2021 at 1100hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

Wayne Gibson Sinclair passed away on Tuesday, 03 November 2021, aged 69 years.

A funeral service is to be held at the South Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington on Friday, 12 November 2021 at 1430hr.  All friends and former colleagues are invited to attend.

Anthony Peter William McCANN, 45 old, Serving Regd. No. 30266. Anthony assed away on 27/10/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Friday 5th Instant at the Salvation Army Corps Hall, Luttrell Street, GLENMORE PARK.

Alan Leonard BECKE, 77 old, former Regd. No. 12001. Alan passed away on 29/10/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Friday 12th Instant at the RSL Memorial Hall, 58 Winton Street, TUMBARUMBA.

John HAKES, 83 old, former Regd. No. 8814. John passed away on 01/11/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 1pm on Tuesday 9th Instant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, cnr New England Hwy and King Street, EAST MAITLAND to be followed by burial in EAST MAITLAND CEMETERY.

Ian John DRANSFIELD, 62 old, former Regd. No. 17885, not an RFPA Member. Ian passed away on 08/10/2021 and a private family funeral is to be held.

John Paul VENDITTI, 50 old, former Regd. No.28057, not an RFPA Member. John passed away on 06/10/2021 and his funeral was held today at Rookwood Crematorium.

Kevin Thomas McAULIFFE, 70 old, former Regd. No. 14054, not an RFPA Member. Kevin passed away on 11/10/2021 and his funeral was held today at Hillvue.

Patrick Janes KEYS, 75 old, former Regd. No. 11974, a Member of the Central Coast Branch of the RFPA. Pat passed away on 13/10/2021 and funeral arrangement are not yet available.

Raymond Wallace McDERMOTT, 87 old, former Regd. No. 7808, a Veteran Member of the Northern Beaches Branch of the RFPA. Raymond passed away on 07/10/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Wednesday 20th Instant at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1 Keenan Street, MONA VALE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions those intending to attend should register at raymcdermottmemorial@gmail.com

A streaming link will be available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpLC9Gn8yp4gW-TU0GDzsw

Robert Charles MORAN, 69 old, former Regd. No. 17689, not an RFPA Member. Robert passed away on 06/10/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 10am tomorrow, Friday 15th Instant at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, LEPPINGTON.

Arthur Norman NEVILLE, 94 old, former Regd. No. 5823, a Veteran Member of the Northern Beaches Branch of the RFPA. Arthur passed away on 28/09/2021

Suzanne Joy DEARNLEY, 68 old, former Regd. No. 19945, not an RFPA Member. Suzanne passed away on 04/10/2021

Ronald Croy ROGERSON, 85 old, former Regd. No. 9868, a Veteran Member of the Riverina Branch of the RFPA. Ronald passed away on 05/10/2021

Barry James GROVE-JONES, 85 old, former Regd. No. 9713, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Barry passed away on 22/09/2021 and his funeral will be held at 3pm Today, 30th Instant at Rookwood Memorial Gardens & Crematorium. The funeral will be livestreamed www.oneroomstreaming.com/login and the Password is W4GLYA

Harold Edward ‘John’ SYMONS, 88 old, former Regd. No. 8331, a Veteran Member of the Gold Coast Branch of the RFPA. John passed away on 21/09/2021 and his funeral is to be held at 1.30pm on Monday 27th Instant at St. Peters Church, SOUTHPORT, QUEENSLAND.

Leo Francis GATELY, the brother of Brien, 84 old, former Regd. No. 10011, an Unattached Veteran Member of the RFPA residing in Wandal, Queensland. Leo passed away on 24/08/2021 and his funeral has been held in Rockhampton.

Kenneth George SCHUETRUMPF, 79 old, former Regd. No. 10349, an Unattached Member of the RFPA residing at Blackheath. Kenneth passed away on 12/03/2021 and his funeral has obviously been held.

John Richard Corkery passed away on Monday 30 August 2021, aged 85 years.

Brian John GARVEY, 78 old, former Regd. No. 11408, a member of the Wide Bay Branch of the RFPA, and who had moved to Lake Cathie, NSW, earlier this year. Brian passed away on 31st August 2021 and the family plan a private funeral service. They also plan to hold a celebration of his life sometime in the future.

Dennis James (Sam) BASS, 74 old, former Regd. No. 11765, a Member of the Hunter Region Branch of the RFPA. Sam passed away on 22/08/2021 and funeral details are unknown at this stage.

Peter Rankin
RFPA State Secretary