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.


Peter Robin RICHARDSON, 79 old, former Regd. No. 12802, a Member of the Penrith-Blue Mountains Branch of the RFPA. I am advised that Peter passed away on 14/07/2020 and his funeral has been held.

Peter John WILLIAMS, 70 old, former Regd. No’s. 15996 and 34194., a Member of the Hunter Region Branch of the RFPA. Peter passed away recently and his live streamed funeral will be held at 10am on Friday 31st Instant at Murray’s Funeral Home, Blackall Street, BROADMEADOW.

Christopher Edwin CAVANAGH, 71old, former Regd. No. 16519, not an RFPA Member. Christopher passed away on 23/07/2020and his funeral is to be live streamed at 10am on Wednesday 29th Instant at the Magnolia Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium.

John Douglas WOOD, 70 old, former Regd. No. 13853, not an RFPA Member. John passed away on 11/07/2020 and his funeral has been held.

Robert William STONE, 87 old, former Regd. No. 9488, a Veteran Member of the Brisbane & Northern Suburbs Branch of the RFPA.  Bob passed away on 23/07/2020 and his funeral will be held at 10.30am on Friday 31st Instant in The Chapel, Gregson & Weight Funerals, 159 Wises Road, BUDERIM, QLD.

Brian Joseph HETHERINGTON, 85 old, former Regd. No. 7951, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Brian passed away on 09/07/2020 and his funeral is to be held at 11am on Friday 17th Instant at St Andrews Catholic Church, Prince Edward Street, MALABAR.

Ronald Phillip McJANNETT, 92 old, former Regd. No. 7489, a Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch of the RFPA. Ron passed away on 10/07/2020 and his funeral will be held at 1pm on Friday 17th Instant at Our Lady Star of the Seas Church, 341 Old South Head Road, ROSE BAY.

Errol George BADENOCH, 80 old, late of Richmond and formerly of Taree. Errol passed away on 06/ 07/2020 and his funeral is to be held  tomorrow, Friday 10th Instant at 11am  at St. Monica’s Catholic Church. 1A Bourke Street, RICHMOND.

Kevin Patrick RYAN, 83 old, not an RFPA  Member. Kevin passed away in Queensland on 28/06/2020. Kevin was performing duty at the Regional Crime Squad, South West, at the time of his retirement in July 1989. His funeral has been held in Queensland however a Graveside Service in Bathurst is planned by the family in coming weeks.

John William HAYES, 73 old, former Regd. No. 12845, a former Member of the RFPA. John passed away on 05/07/2020 and a private memorial service is to be held in Queensland on 09/07/2020.

John Clement ‘Clem’ DUNBAR, 85 old, former Regd. No. 9482, a Veteran Member of the Northern Beaches Branch of the RFPA. Clem passed away on 02/07/2020 and his funeral will be held at 11 am on Friday 10th Instant at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Keenan Street, MONA VALE.

Peter Rankin
RFPA State Secretary