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 and 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.


Russell James COOK  APM, 85 old, former Regd. No. 7593, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Russell passed away on 16/05/2020 and in the present circumstances I assume a private family funeral will be held.

I need to add something further to this message. Russ rang me on Wednesday last week and told me of the bad news he had received in relation to his life expectancy. He thanked me for our friendship over many years from the time we were both Detectives at Orange, whilst we were both on the Executive of the Police Association, and since we both got older and  have been members of the RFPA. I am so pleased that I was able to say goodbye to a very great and honourable friend.

Peter Rankin
RFPA State Secretary


Gary Malcolm PAGE, 74 old, former Regd. No. 11075, an Unattached Member of the RFPA. Gary passed away 11/05/2020 and in the circumstances a family funeral will be held.

James CRAMPTON, 75 old, former Regd. No. 12841, not an RFPA Member. James passed away on 12/05/2020 and in the circumstances a family funeral will be held.

Beatrice Florence ‘Betty’ STUART, 96 old, a Veteran Widow Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Betty passed away on 09/05/2020 and in the circumstances a private family funeral will be held.

Lillian PATTERSON, the wife of Phillip who is a Social member of the Sydney Branch. Lillian passed away on 28/04/2020 and in the circumstances a private family funeral will be held.