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.


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