Death & Funeral Notices

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

Please be aware that we receive Vale information from many sources, including Police Protocol, family, RFPA colleagues and friends of the deceased. We DO NOT receive Vale notices about ALL Police deaths and not all notifications are about RFPA Members for whom we have membership details. But as a service to our RFPA Members, we also post Vale information about non-members if we receive it. In either case, we can only post when we receive and confirm the information. Therefore, in some instances, funerals and other events may have already been held.

I have become aware of the death of Former Police Officer Tony HOLDEN
Name: Anthony Francis ‘Tony’ HOLDEN [9138] 94 old Veteran Member of the Central Tablelands Branch RFPANSW
Born: 25/03/1930
Died: 23/05/2024
Funeral:  Wednesday 5th June at The Assumption church, Mitre Street, West Bathurst starting at 10.00am


I have become aware of the death of Former Police Officer Ross McDONALD
Name: Ross McDONALD [16883 and 28116] 75 old NOT an RFPA Member formerly resident of MARSDEN PARK
Born: 08/02/1949
Died: 21/05/2024
Funeral: 12-30pm Friday 31 May 2024 at South Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way LEPPINGTON


I have become aware of the death of Former Police Officer Jack HARVISON
Name: Jack HARVISON [7997] 92 old NOT an RFPA Member formerly residing at Grafton
Born: 10/06/1931
Died: 19/05/2024
Funeral: 11am Monday 27 May at Pullen Chapel, 3-7 Prince St GRAFTON


I have become aware of the death of Former Police Officer David HAMILTON
Name: David Scott HAMILTON [10800] 83 old NOT an RFPA Member, formerly residing at GOULBURN
Born: 22/12/1940
Died: 05/05/2024
Funeral: 11am Saturday 25 May 2024 at Craig’s Hill Chapel, 63 Middle Arm Rd GOLULBURN


I have become aware of the death of Margaret JONES
Name: Margaret Annie JONES [Police Widow] 86 old Veteran Associate of the Brisbane and Northen Suburbs RFPA.
Born: 18/08/1937
Died: 16/05/2024
Funeral: TBA


I have become aware of the death of Former Police Officer Scott MOLLOY
Name: Scott Andrew MOLLOY [23450] 56 old NOT an RFPA Member
Born: Not known
Died: 17/05/2024
Funeral: TBA


I have become aware of the death of serving Police Officer and member of the Murray River branch of the RFPA, Leslie Michael NUGENT.
Name: Leslie Michael NUGENT [14839] 71 old a Member of the Murray River branch of the RFPA.
Born: 23/08/1952
Died: 14/05/24
Funeral: 1-30pm Wednesday 29 May 2024 at St Matthews Anglican Church 520 Kiewa St ALBURY, followed by burial at Glenmorus Garden Lawn Cemetery 54 Glenmorus St GLENROY

LESLIE MICHAEL NUGENT

Leslie Michael Nugent 23rd August 1952 – 14th May 2024

TRIBUTE

Formerly of Albury passed away peacefully at home on 14th May 2024 aged 71years.
Husband of beloved wife Paula (dec)
Dearly loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather

A gentle nature
A heart of gold
These are the memories
We all will hold

Always in our hearts

FUNERAL DETAILS

The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Leslie Michael Nugent will be held on Wednesday,
29th May 2024 commencing at 1:30pm at St Matthews Anglican Church, 516 Kiewa Street, Albury.
The cortege will leave for burial at Glenmorus Gardens, Glenmorus Street (end of Union Rd) Glenroy.
Everyone is Welcome.

Members of the Police are respectfully invited to attend.
Police Honours.


I have become aware of the death of Former Police Officer Brian JOHNSON
Name: Brian Michael JOHNSON [9221] 86 old NOT a Member of the RFPA formerly residing at MAIN BEACH QLD
Born: Not known
Died: 30/04/2024
Funeral: Private cremation has taken place.


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Michael HOLT
Name:​ Michael Wellesley HOLT [21824] 67 old NOT and RFPA member
Born:               Not known
Died:               06/05/2024
Funeral:​ 10.30am Saturday 11 May 2024 at East Chapel, Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, 199 Delhi Rd NORTH RYDE


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Don WARD
Name: Donald Edwin WARD [10307] 90 old NOT an RFPA Member and formerly residing at Temora
Born: Not known
Died: 01/05/2024
Funeral: 10am Friday 10 May 2024 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Victori St TEMORA.


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Les BARNSLEY
Name: Leslie Collin Simoen BARNSLEY [9050] 92 OLD Veteran Member, Northern Rivers RFPA
Born: 10/10/1931
Died: 04/05/2024
Funeral: 11.30am Friday 10 May 2024 at the Presbyterian Church, Church St MACLEAN


I have become aware of the death of Bonnie HOCKING
Name: Eileen Clements ‘Bonnie’ HOCKING Veteran Associate Member of the Sydney Branch RFPA and wife of Life Member Barry HOCKING OAM
Born: 09/031935
Died: 28/04/2024
Funeral: Bonnie’s family warmly invite you to a celebration of her life to be held on Wednesday 8th May at 1.15pm in the East Chapel of Rookwood Crematorium. Following the service, please join us for light 
refreshments at Strathfield Golf Club, from 2pm.
Please confirm your attendance for catering purposes with Andrew, no later than Sunday 5th May on 0413020173


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Arthur GRAHAM.
Name:​​ Arthur John GRAHAM [12642] 76 old Member Northern Rivers RFPA
Born:               22/03/1948
Died:               22/04/2024
​Funeral : ​1-30pm Friday 26 April 2024 at the Pullen Chapel 3 -7 Prince St GRAFTON


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Col KELSON VA
Name: Colin Michael KELSON VA [17357] 75 old Member of the Penrith Blue Mountains Branch of the RFPA.
Born: 29/04/1948
Died: 18/04/2024
Funeral: TIME: 10.30am Tuesday 30 April 2024 Our Lady of the Rosary Church 26 Swanston St, St Marys NSW
DRESS: Full Size Medals
WAKE: 12.30pm St Marys RSL Club, Mamre Rd & Hall St, St Marys.


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer John NASH
Name: John Bernard NASH [15974] 71 old NOT an RFPA Member formerly residing at TAMWORTH
Born: unknown
Died: 17/04/2024
Funeral: 2pm Friday 26 April 2024 at St Patricks Catholic Church 59 Crown St WEST TAMWORTH


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer John NEIL
Name: John Phillip NEIL [13317] 74 old NOT an RFPA Member, resident of NEWCASTLE
Born: unknown
Died: 12/04/2024
Funeral: 2.30pm Wednesday 24 April 2024 10-30am at Pettigrews Funeral Chapel Murray Dwyer Circuit MAYFIELD WEST.


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Robert LENTON
Name: Robert John LENTON [7537] 90 old Veteran Member RFPA resident of Miranda.
Born: 09/04/1934
Died: 09/04/2024
Funeral: Has been held at SUTHERLAND


I have become aware of the death of Police Widow/Legatee Anne HAYDON.
Name: Cecelia Anne ‘Ann’ HAYDON, [79 old] NOT an RFPA Member. Anne was the widow of the late Sgt Keith HAYDON (murdered whilst on duty at Mount Sugarloaf in 1980).
Born: unknown
Died: 06/04/2024
Funeral: 10am Saturday 13 April 2024 at Pettigrew’s Funeral Chapel, 444 Pacific Highway BELMONT


I have become aware of the death of Serving Sergeant Penny ARMSTRONG
Name: Penny Ann ARMSTRONG [Reg’d No unknown] 56 old serving at State Intelligence
Born: unknown
Died: 10/04/2024
Funeral: 10-30am at the Founders’ Room, Wanda Beach Surf Club, Marine Esplanade CRONULLA


I have become aware of the death of former Police Officer Max FAIRHURST.
Name : Maxwell John FAIRHURST [8385] 89 old NOT an RFPA Member resident of Merewether.
Born: 03/06/1934
Died: 13/04/2024
Funeral: 12 midday Monday 22 April 2024 at Pettigrews’ Funeral Chapel, Murray Dwyer Circuit, MAYFIELD WEST


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer John George SCOTT
Name: John George SCOTT [14997] 73 old, not an RFPA Member
Born : 05/10/50
Died: 29/03/2024
Funeral: TBA


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer John Jackson Welfare HILLIER
Name: John Jackson Welfare HILLIER [10522] 80 old, Veteran RFPA Member of the Macarthur branch
Born : 15/02/44
Died: 28/03/2024
Funeral: 11am, Friday 19 April 2024, Narellan Anglican Church 172 Richardson Rd Spring Farm NSW


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Trevor WALTER
Name: Trevor Ernest WALTER [17459] 65 old, NOT an RFPA Member, formerly residing in Coffs Harbour.
Born: 26/03/1958
Died: 24/03/2024
Funeral: The funeral service will be held at 10.30am on Saturday 13 April at the Coffs Harbour Race Club, Howard Street Coffs Harbour. The wake will be held at the same venue.


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Ulrich BRAMANN
Name: Ulrich BRAMANN [14184] 83 old NOT an RFPA Member
Born: 21/08/1940
Died: 21/03/2024
Funeral: 10-30am Wednesday 3 April 2024 at Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery, Plassey Rd NORTH RYDE


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Ron BROWN
Name:​ Ronald Richmond BROWN [7310] 95 old Veteran Member Coffs Harbour RFPA
Born:               11/07/1928
Died:               25/03/2023
Funeral: ​Held


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Michael FLYNN
Name: Michael Patrick FLYNN [35613] 62 old NOT an RFPA Member, resident of Goulburn
Born: unknown
Died: 12/03/2024
Funeral: A private memorial service is being held by family.


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Geoff WIGGINS
Name: Geoffrey Herbert WIGGINS [15856] 81 old NOT an RFPA Member resident of Coffs Harbour
Born: 11/02/1943
Died: 16/03/2024
Funeral: 1pm Friday 22 March 2024 at the Keith LOGUE Crematorium Chapel, Hogbin Drive Memorial Gardens, Stadium Drive COFFS HARBOUR, and NOT as previously advised by Nemesis message on 18/3 [Coffs Harbour Crematorium, 956A Coramba Rd KARANGI]


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Garry JONES
Name: Garry John JONES [14660] 74 old, NOT an RFPA Member resident of South Grafton
Born: 14/03/1949
Died: 05/03/2024
Funeral: 10am Thursday 21 March 2024 at the Clarence Lawn Cemetery, Armidale Road SOUTH GRAFTON


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Bill EVANS
Name: William Arthur ‘Bill’ EVANS [11058] 80 Old Veteran Member Manning Great Lakes RFPA
Born: 04/07/1942
Died: 07/08/2022
Funeral: Held 2022


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Al GODFREY
Name: Allan Frank GODFREY [15284] 73 old Member of the Penrith Blue Mountains RFPA.
Born: 29/09/1950
Died: 07/03/2024
Funeral: 11am Friday 22nd March 2024, Forest Lawn Memorial Park (North Chapel), Camden Valley Way, Leppington.


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Bunter BYRNES
Name: William Donald ‘Bunter’ BYRNES [8265] 87 old Veteran Member Central Tablelands Branch RFPANSW
Born: 09/08/1936
Died: 04/03/2024
Funeral: 2pm Friday 8 March 2024 at Pioneer Oval, PARKES


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Gwen MARTIN
Name: Gwendoline Elizabeth MARTIN [PW41] 93 old Veteran Member Sydney Branch RFPANSW
Born: 06/07/1930
Died: 01/03/2024
Funeral: A funeral service is to be held at the South Chapel, Rookwood Crematorium on Monday, 11 March 2024 at 1430hr.


I have become aware of the death of NSW Police Widow Joyce WALKER
Name: Joyce Estelle WALKER 99 old, Widow of the late Norman Ross WALKER and Veteran Associate of the Hunter Region Branch RFPANSW
Born: 30/03/1924
Died: 13/05/2023
Funeral: Held at Belmont 20 May 2023


I have become aware of the death of Police Widow Patricia KLINE
Name: Particia Irene KLINE 82 old Legatee and Widow of Barry, Veteran Associate of the Sydney Branch of the RFPANSW
Born: 27/10/1941
Died: 01/02/2024 (approx)
Funeral: TBA


I have become aware of the death of Police Widow Elizabeth ‘Betty’ TAYLOR
Name: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ TAYLOR 98 old Legatee and Widow of Frank, Veteran Associate of the Hunter Region Branch of the RFPANSW.
Born: 09/12/1925
Died: 01/02/2024 (approximately)
Funeral: TBA


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Mal ROUGHLEY
Name: Malcolm Clifton Charles ROUGHLEY [11233] Veteran Member of the Penrith Blue Mountains Branch of the RFPA
Born: 01/07/1943
Died: 24/02/2024
Funeral: 11am Thursday 7 March 2024 at St Matthews Anglican Church, Moses St WINDSOR


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Alvin CHURCHILL
Name: Alvin CHURCHILL [4281] 92 old at the time of his passing, former Veteran Member of the Sydney Branch RFPANSW, formerly residing at Randwick
Born: 24/02/1916
Died: 05/02/2009
Funeral: Held


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Brian BRETT
Name: Brian Victor BRETT [14784] 78 old Member of the Central Coast Branch RFPANSW
Born: 08/04/1945
Died: 18/02/2024
Funeral: A funeral service is to be held at the Chapel, White Lady Funerals, 428-430 The Entrance Road, Bateau Bay on Tuesday, 27 February 2024 at 1015hr.


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Chaplain The Very Reverend Father Nicholas BOZIKIS
Name: Nicholas BOZIKIS, 79 old Unattached Member of the RFPANSW, and long term volunteer Chaplain of the Greek Orthodox Faith. He was Chaplain to the former Endeavour Police Region and had resided at
Hurlstone Park.
Born: c. 1945
Died: 13/02/2024
Funeral: 10am Wednesday 21 February 2024 at the Church of St Nicholas, 203-207 Livingstone Rd MARRICKVILLE


I have become aware of the death of former Police Widow and RFPA Associate, Laura SPENCER.
Name: Laura SPENCER [Widow of Jack and mother of RFPA Member Mark] 89 old Associate of the Coffs Harbour Branch RFPANSW
Born: 12/02/1935
Died: 15/02/2024
Funeral: 11am Friday 23 February 2024 at the Crematorium, Hogbin Drive COFFS HARBOUR


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Chris KENNEDY
Name: Christopher Graham KENNEDY [16748] 68 old, unattached Member of the RFPANSW formerly resident of BENOWA QLD.
Born: 31/12/1955
Died: 31/01/2024
Funeral: 10am Friday 22 February 2024 at the Life Development Centre 67 Warrener St NERANG QLD


Recently I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Keith MERCER
Name: Keith Allan MERCER [ TBA ] 85 old, NOT an RFPA Member formerly residing at JACKADGERY.
Born: 11/11/1937
Died: 13/01/2024
Funeral: Private event held


I have become aware of the death serving NSW Police Communications Officer Nicholas JONES
Name: Nicholas JONES [Admin 2003778] 44 old, NOT an RFPA Member, employed at Radio Operations Illawarra.
Born: Not known
Died: 27/01/2024
Funeral: 2pm Friday 9 February 2024 at Hansen & Cole funeral Home, 634 Northcliffe Drive KEMBLA GRANGE


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer James WARDELL
Name: James McBeath WARDELL [10482] 81 old NOT an RFPA Member.
Born: 13/07/1942
Died: 29/01/2024
Funeral: 11am Wednesday 7 February 2024 at the Coast Chapel, Prince Henry Hospital, 50 Pine Avenue LITTLE BAY


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Graham KEECH
Name: Grahan Lawrence KEECH [10703] 79 old Member Northern Beaches RFPA
Born: 25/05/1944
Died: 01/02/2024
Funeral: 9th February 2024 at 11:15am, North Chapel Northern Suburbs Crematorium, 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde


I have become aware of the death of former NSW Police Officer Ian WADE
Name: Ian Robert WADE [12976] 76 old unattached Member of the RFPA, formerly residing at GRIFFITH.
Born: 24/01/1947
Died: 23/01/2024
Funeral: 10am Thursday 1 February 2024 at St Albans Cathedral, Binya St GRIFFITH


I have become aware of the death of Police Widow Toni HOULAHAN-EARLE
Name: Toni Annette HOULAHAN-EARLE, 73 old Associate of the Northern Rivers RFPA, Legatee and Police Widow [of the late Greg EARLE]
Born: 22/05/1950
Died: 18/01/2024
Funeral: A private family funeral will be held.