Narpo Swansea Branch


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  wreathThe following deaths are sadly recorded:    
  I regret to inform of the death earlier today (Wednesday 27th September, 2014) of Ex Ch.Insp. Roger BRENT of 29 St Mary's View, Coychurch, Bridgend CF35 5HL, who passed away after a long illness. He leaves a widow Barbara.Roger was well known to many throughout his service, serving in the Traffic Department.Training and Driving School.

Following his retirement he became very much involved with NARPO and took a very active part on the Committee and was elected to the post of Treasurer, which he held between 2001 and 2012, when illness forced him reluctantly to relinquish the roll, although he remained very active on the Committee and was a source of knowledge many of us relied on.

No detail of funeral arrangements are known at this time, but will be circulated upon receipt.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
27th August
   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Friday, 22nd August, 2014 of Ex.Insp. Terry SQUIRES of Pontyclun. Terry worked in Cardiff for most of his service but on promotion to Inspector was posted to "B" Division and until his retirement in 1988 was the Inspector at Talbot Green.

His funeral will take place at 2.45pm on Thursday 4th September,2014 at Coychurch Crematorium.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
28th August

   
 
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  Updated 26th August
We regret to inform you of the death of retired sergeant 2245 Graham "GINGER" Davies. on Friday 22nd August. Graham was 81 years of age.He is survived by his wife Ellen. Graham served all his service in Swansea, as a detective constable in various CID departments and as a uniform sergeant at Cockett.

Funeral details - Swansea Crematorium, on Friday 5th September 2014 at 2.0pm.
23rd August
   
 
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Updated: We regret to have to inform you of the death today (13th August, 2014) of Ex. Chief Inspector William T. BROWN (known to all as "Bill") of 17, Chartist Road, Llantrisant. Pontyclun. CF7 8QL

Upon promotion, Bill served some time up the Rhondda before his retirement.

He leaves a wife Barbara, son Stephen and daughter Alison (who was the FCC at Talbot Green for many years).

Funeral will take place at 10.30am on Friday 22nd August at Glyntaff Crematorium.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
14th August

   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death yesterday (30th July) of Mrs Marlene Loader GRIFFITHS (the wife of Ex.Insp Alun Griffiths) aged 81 of 9, Sedd Goch, Brackla, Bridgend. CF31 2HN. She died peacefully after a short illness.

Marlene was very proud of the fact that she served a number of years as WPC 19 with the Glamorgan
Constabulary before her marriage to Alun.

Her funeral took place at Coychurch Crematorium at 2.15 pm. on Thursday 7th August, 2014.

Allan CrocombeBranch
Secretary
31st July 2014
   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of retired Police Inspector Brian Welch on 28th July. Our condolences are conveyed to his wife Rose and all of the family. Brian was 81 years old - He joined the Swansea Borough Force in 1953 after finishing his National Service. All of Brian's service was in the Swansea City area where he worked as Uniform Patrol - as Constable and Sergeant and also as Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant ; prior to that he worked on the Railways

He served as part of the Brtish Police Force Contingent in Cyprus during the troubles . He prematurely retired in 1977 as a Patrol Inspector due to severe ill health problems . (He leaves a wife Rose and 2 stepsons Bryan and Stephen Heard) Bryan is a serving Inspector in the South Wales Force. As Ray Norwood has emailed "Brian will be remembered as as a tough guy to be up against, always a good guy to have on on your side. "

The funeral was held at Swansea Crematorium on Friday 8th August 2014.

   
 
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It is with regret that we have to report the death of Margaret Jean John the wife of PC 2044 Ieuan John of
69 Swansea Road, Waunarlwydd, Swansea SA5 4TD. Jean passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 8th July 2014.

Funeral Details: Monday 21st July at 11am at Morriston Crematorium. Family flowers only but donations if desired to, Alzheimer's Society Cheques only to the funeral directors: Eddie Tucker, 10 Swans Court, The Precinct, Killay, Swansea. SA2
7BA

Updated 18th July

   
 
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It is with regret that we have inform you of the death of former Inspector Geoffrey Davies on 30th June. who last served in Western BCU – Port Talbot retiring on 10th January, 1999.

Funeral details are: Friday 11th July, 2014 at Margam Crematorium at 10:00 hours

Family flowers only but donations if desired to, -Ty Olwen Continuing Care Unit, Cheques only to the funeral directors: Condon Funeral Directors, 48-50 Margam Road, Port Talbot, SA13 2BN

Christine Smyth HR Shared Services Ext 27997

8th July 2014

   
 
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Sad to report that retired Sergeant Tim Davies died in hospital on 29th.June, 2014. He is survived by his wife Margaret who is living in residential care and a son Jonathan who lives in Carmarthenshire.

Funeral: Thursday, 11th.July, 2014 at 11.30am at St. Margarets Church, Penlline Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff followed by cremation at 12.30pm at Thornhill.

Alan Greaves
7th July 2014

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Edna Jenkins (Mother of Peter Jenkins) who passed away on Monday 23rd June. She was a member of NARPO and indeed Bryon Tucker and his wife gave her a NARPO presentation on her 100th Birthday last September.

Funeral details: Took place on Friday 4th July with a committal at 10.00am at Swansea Crematorium followed at 11.00am with a Thanksgiving Service for Mum's life at St Peters Church, Newton, Mumbles and later a reception at Norton House, Norton, Mumbles.
 
It goes without saying you will all be most welcome and indeed later at the reception at Norton House.
 
Regards  

Peter Jenkins
26th June

   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of John Powell, former Police Inspector with South Wales Police Suddenly on June 2nd 2014, John of South View, Kenfig Hill formerly of St James' House, Pyle Road, Pyle. Beloved husband of Dorothy, dearly loved father of Jonathan, Andrew and Sarah, father-in-law of Jo, a much loved grampa of Jack and Oliver and a dear brother of Gareth and Sue.

Funeral Service took place at Margam Crematorium on Tuesday June 17th at 12 noon. Flowers or donations in lieu to Wales Air Ambulance c/o Gareth and Rhodri Howell of Esaias & Son Funeral Directors, 39 Bridge Street, Kenfig Hill, Telephone 01656 740491.
   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death yesterday, Monday 9th June of Ex.PC. Trevor WILKINS of 5, Fford yr Ywen, The Coppice, Tonteg, Pontypridd. CF38 1PL, following a long illness. He leaves a wife Frances.

Trevor was a Traffic Cop through and through working out of Treforest for many years. He was an active member of the NARPO Glamorgan Committee, were his jokes and forthright contributions will be sorely missed.

No Funeral arrangements are as yet known, but will be circulated upon receipt.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
10th June

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Thursday, 22nd May of Ex.PS. Nigel Harry EVANS aged 59 years of Brackla, Bridgend.

Nigel worked for many years in Cardiff, applied for a transfer to Bridgend, which was granted, but was taken ill before he could take-up the post, as a result of that illness he retired on ill-health.

His funeral took place on Friday, 6th June, 2014 at Coychurch Crematorium

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
4th June

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 of Mrs Barbara Jean DOLE aged 84 years of Misty Hollow, Bryntywood, Llangyfelach, Swansea, widow of Ex.PC. Wyndham Dole.

Her funeral took place on Saturday, 7th June, 2014 at Morriston Crematorium followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 11.30 am at Llangyfelach Church, which will be followed by a stand-up buffet in the Church Hall.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
4th June

   
 
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  Hi all,
Very sad to report that Glyn Pockett passed away peacefully at home this morning (29th May) He was 96 years old. Glyn retired as a Superintendent and will also be remembered for his major contribution to police sport, as the force welfare officer and for teaching literally hundreds of police officers' children ( mine included ) to swim at Guildford Crescent baths. He organised the Police Ball at the City Hall for many years and was a life member and Vice-President of NARPO Cardiff Branch.

Our condolences go to his daughter Gill and her family.
Details of his funeral will be circulated when known.

Regards. Alan Greaves
30th May
   
 
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Gaynor Anthony, wife of Brian Anthony ex CID. Brian is not a Swansea Narpo Member but many Swansea officers will have worked with him - Gaynor was also a former Police Officer from the Merthyr area and was a Detective Constable in Neath for a number of years.

"ANTHONY Gaynor (nee Phillips) Peacefully on Monday May 5th, 2014 at Singleton Hospital, Gaynor of Tawe Park, Ystradgynlais. Beloved wife and best friend of Brian. Devoted daughter of Brenda and Dewi. Cherished sister of Malcolm. Dearest step mother to Rhian and Delyth and her nieces Sally and Lynne. Much loved by all the children.

Funeral took place on Wednesday May 14th, 2014. Service and Cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 3.00pm. Family flowers only. Donations if so desired to Cancer Research (cheques only please) c/o Wynford Thomas & Son Funeral Directors, 61 Commercial St, Ystalyfera, Swansea SA9 2HU. Tel: 01639 842422."

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of member Pamela Williams - widow of Ex Chief Insp Elwyn Williams (Swansea Borough) We have no further information at present - her niece Jan Richards (daughter of Idwal) can be contacted on Tel: Swansea 01792-207153

Pamela lived in Alderney (Channel Islands) and a few years ago she donated copies of "To Guard My People" and "Luftwaffe over Swansea" to our Branch.
1st May 2014

   
 
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To all concerned: I write to convey my sincere thanks for the messages of condolence received from your members following the passing of my wife Edna. It was wonderful to have such unreserved support from my ex-colleagues and their friendship is something I value most highly. I also was extremely grateful to those who attended Edna's funeral and I would be grateful if you would pass these sentiments to all concerned.

With my warmest regards
Graham Crockett.
May 2014


I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mrs. Edna CROCKETT (wife of Graham) of 21,Heol Uchaf Cimla, Neath. SA11 3SW

Her Funeral took place at Orchard Place Baptist Chapel, Neath, on Friday 9th May 2014, then at Margam Crematorium.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
27th April

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Saturday, 19th April, 2014 of Ex.DC. Patrick George ASTON of Llantwit Major. Patrick worked in Barry CID for many years until his retirement. He leaves a wife Sally

The funeral took place on Friday, 2nd May, 2014 at the Cardiff and Vale Crematorium, Port Road, Barry.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
24th April

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 of Ex.PC. David DAVIES aged 79years, of 21, Gelli Fron, Gelli, Rhondda CF41 7NS after a long illness.

David was a Royal Marine before joining the Police Service. He served in Maesteg,Tonyrefail, Gelli and Ton Pentre Police Stations during his service and retired in the early 1980's. It is understood that he was an active member of the Rhondda NARPO Group, regularly attending their meetings until his recent illness prevented his attendance.

His Funeral took place on Friday, 29th April, 2014 at Glyntaff Crematorium, Glyntaff, Pontypridd.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
April 2014

   
 
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Updated 10th April
I regret to inform you of the very sad death of Gerald (Gerry) Hamilton Davies, retired Chief Inspector Cardiff City, who passed away on 2nd April, 2014. He leaves a widow, Mair, two daughters and five grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements :-

Wednesday 23rd.April, 2014 - 3.15pm at St Isans Church, Llanishen.
4.15pm at Thornhill Crematorium, Wenallt Chapel and afterwards at Whitchurch Golf Club.

Regards. Alan Greaves
4th April

   
 
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With regard to the previously circulated notification of the death on Tuesday, 18th March of Ex.Insp Roy SHANKLAND, funeral arrangements have now been made and are as follows:

The Funeral took place on Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 at St. Patrick's Church, Treowen Road, Pannar, Pembroke Dock, followed by cremation at Narbeth Crematorium.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary

   
 
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Dear All,

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that our former National Presidents Wife, Audrey Jones, died on 9th March after a long illness. Audrey was 82 years of age and was the wife of Idwal Jones, former National President of Narpo. Audrey also leaves two daughters and grandchildren.

Her funeral took place on Friday 28th March at Carleton Crematorium, Stocks Lane, Blackpool, FY6 7QS.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the Autistic Society via the funeral director; Lengs Funeral Service, Bispham, Blackpool, Tel. 01253 471827.

Angela Calvert
Senior Administrator
National Association of Retired Police Officers
01924 331253


   
 
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We regret to inform you of ther death of Glenys Parry, (widow of Ralph Parry - Pc 145 Swansea Borough Police) who passed away at Morriston Hospital early hours of today, 7th Match.


Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Dick Grove. 7th March

   
 
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We regret to inform you that Trevor Davies (Ex. 2091) died last Tuesday, 25th February. He was a widower and we have no information as to other members of the family. Trevor joined the Swansea Borough Force in in about 1946/7 - he retired in 1977. He served in the city centre and the old Swansea West 'B' Division both as a constable and a Sergeant He was a firm but fair man, well respected and popular with his colleagues of all ranks. He will be well remembered for his perpetual greeting "Hello lovely boy"

Obituary Trevor Davies

 

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death of a retired colleague Mr. Ron STILLMAN of Bridgend. His Force Number was 688 and he served most if not all his service in and around the Bridgend area.

The Funeral was held on Friday, 28th February, 2014 at the Coychurch Crematorium.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary

   
 
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  Updated 28th Feb
Hi everyone,
Sad to report the death of former Cardiff City officer Bernard Goddard who died yesterday at his home in Somerset. Bernard was 68 years old but had suffered poor health for quite a few years.

Funeral: 11.30am. Thursday, 6th.March, 2014. Sedgemoor Cremarorium,
Red Lane, Stretchholt, Bridgewater, Somerset. TA6 4SR.

Regards. Alan Greaves
26th Feb
   
 
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Updated 23rd Feb
I would like to inform you that following a long illness, my wife Eirlys passed away in the early hours of this morning, 20th February.

Funeral: Cremation at Swansea Crematorium on Thursday 6th March at 11.30 am.

Please Note: Refreshments afterwards at Glais Rugby Club - please all call in so I can thank you for you kind thoughts at this time.

No Flowers but if so desired a donation to:
The Chemotherapy Day Unit Singleton Hospital.

Send to Mr Les Davies Funeral Director,
The Neath Funeral Home,
Main Road,
Cadoxton,
Neath.
SA10 8AP.

Once again thank you very much for all your messages.

Keith
Updated 23rd Feb

Keith, our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time - Please accept our condolences and those of the Narpo Committee and former colleagues.

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Wednesday, 19th February, 2014 of Ex.DC. Peter Benbow, of 18, Dennithorn Close, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3HE. Peter was aged 55 years and passed away after a long illness. He was an ex CID officer at Merthyr Tydfil and then Regional and National Crime Squads until his retirement. He leaves a wife, Leslie

Funeral Arrangements:- 12.15 pm on Thursday 27th February, 2014 at Merthyr Tydfil RFC ( It will be a Humanist Service ), Internment will then take place at 13.30 pm. at Pant Cemetery, Merthyr Tydfil.

Then back to Merthyr Tydfil RFC.

Allan Crocombe

Branch Secretary
22nd Feb

   
 
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  We regret to inform you that Pamela Reed, widow of Billy, passed away last weekend 15th/16th February.
No further information is known at this time.
21st Feb
   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of Mrs Lilian Morris, aged 92, whose late husband Inspector Gwyn Morris was an Inspector in South Wales Police.

The funeral was held on 26th February. Service at Murton Methodist Church at 9.30 a.m. followed by cremation at Morriston at 11.00 p.m.
   
 
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Hi all, Sad to report the following deaths -

Brian Genner, retired Chief Inspector, died on 17th January, 2014.
He is survived by his widow Brenda.
Funeral: Was held at Barry Crematorium on Thursday, 30th January, 2014.

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Mary Joanna 'Joan' MacCormack (82 years) - widow of Alexander 'Lexie'.
Joan
passed away on 16th.January,2014 (Lexie died on 25.09.2013).

Funeral: Was held at St. Marys Church, Kings Road, Canton, Cardiff on Monday, 3rd February, 2014.

Regards. Alan Greaves
24th January 2014

   
 
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Dear Bryon,

On Friday 17th January, I received a telephone call from Jan, daughter of Les Hall - Ex PC 58 Swansea Borough. Les had been a resident at a Port Talbot Residential home for some time but had recently suffered several strokes. He died in his sleep on Friday.

Les Hall Evening Post Obituary
Funeral - Was held at Swansea Crematorium on Tuesday 4th February 2014

Regards, Hubert. (EX90) SBP

   
 
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I regret to have to inform members of the death on Sunday, 5th January, 2014 of
Ex.Ch. Supt.Gwynfryn JONES of 'Tresaith', 18, Nant yr Adar, Llantwit Major CF61 1TW
He leaves a wife Betty, son Wayne and daughter Mrs. Lyn Barber.

The funeral services took place on Friday, 17th January, 2014 at St. Illtyd's Church, Llantwit Major, followed by Cremation at Coychurch Crematorium. (Afterwards at The West House Hotel, Llantwit Major.)

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
8th January

   
 
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It is with deep regret that we inform our members of the passing of the legend that was Doug Shilton, (aka The Screaming Skull) who passed away yesterday at the University Hospital of Wales.

Frances has indicated that the funeral will be a private service for close family. They have requested no phone calls, flowers of condolence cards. We would therefore ask that our members respect the family wishes in respect of the arrangements etc.


(Info via Sean Mulcahy)

Regards - Paul Bryant (Webmaster - Cardiff)

   
 
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Hi all, Very sad to report the death of Alex Finlay, former D.C. who joined Cardiff City. Alex was 83 years old but has been unwell for quite a long time,

Funeral - took place on Tuesday 24.12.2013 at the Wenallt Chapel,
Thornhill Crematorium.

Regards. Alan Greaves
17th Dec

 

   
 
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Hi Everyone

I have the sad news that Kath - wife of Brian Frame passed away peacefully at her home earlier today, 4th December.

Funeral - took place on Friday 20th December at Swansea Crematorium

Bryon Tucker

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Thursday, 21st November, 2013 of Mrs. Nancy SQUIRES of 1, Highfield Avenue, Bridgend CF31 1QR. Nancy was the widow of Ex.Ch Supt Philip Clive Squires who died in 2008. Her Next of kin is her daughter Caroline Bird.

The Funeral took place on Monday, 2nd December, 2013 at Coychurch Crematorium.

Following the service there were refreshments at the Six Bells Public House, Coity.
Donations en-lue of flowers should be made to The Princess of Wales Hospital - Ward 4.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
26th Nov

   
 
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  Ken Bishop Obituary    
 
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I regret to inform you that Peter J Codd - Ex - Pc 1232 Retired Officer Neath/Port Talbot area died earlier today. Peter played for the Force Rugby Team and will be known to many of our members. He leaves a wife, Ann - 146 Cimla Road, Neath. SA11 3UD.
Peter's son Matthew is a serving police officer (Sergeant ) in the South Wales Police.

The funeral took place on Friday, 29th November, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hillside, Neath at 11.00 a.m, followed by Cremation at Coychurch Crematorium at 1.00 pm.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
21st Nov

Bryon Tucker
19th Nov 2013

   
 
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We regret to inform you that Keith Roderick (Retired Chief Inspector) passed away at his home on Sunday 10th November. He leaves a daughter Amanda and son, Ian, who is a serving Police Sergeant in the Dog Section.

An Obituary from Keith's son, Ian.
Initially, Dad was Petty Officer in the Merchant Navy.
Pc 273 B div Swansea Borough, joined August 1964.
Served in car and metal squad, divisional CID, Serious Crime Squad and No. 8RCS as Det Sgt.
Uniform Inspector in Pontardawe and Morriston before going to ARG at HQ.
Prosecutions Inspector in OSU Swansea and promoted to Ch Insp 'G' before finally retiring in February 1996.
Later served for a time as launching officer at Horton/Port Eynon life boat.
Proud to have had the opportunity to serve alongside him for a short time in Swansea (apart from when he bounced my files)

Ian Roderick
14th November

Funeral details are: Cremation took place at Swansea Crematorium on Monday 25th November at 11.00am. Family flowers only, but if desired, donations to RNLI

Phil Taylor
Narpo Sec.
13th Nov

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 5th November of Ex.Ch.Supt. John OLIVER of 22, Heol yr Ysgol, St. Brides' Major CF32 0TB. John started his service with the Force as a PC in Mountain Ash, was one of the instigators in setting up the Force Fingerprint Dept. He was an Inspector and later Ch.Insp in the Central area Control Room. He was Ch.Supt Bridgend and retired in 1989 from the Complaints Department at HQ. He leaves two sons.

Funeral arrangements have now been finalised by the family and took place on Friday, 15th November, 2013 at Coychurch Crematorium.

Family Flowers only Please - any donations en-lue of flowers should be made to Y Bythyn Newedd, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

Following the Service Refreshments will be provided at Southerndown Golf Club.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
7th Nov

   
 
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I regret to inform you of the death on Sunday, 3rd November, 2013 of
Ex.PC.558 Albert Bernard MONKHOUSE of 4, Y Waun, Ynysybwl, Pontypridd. CF37 3HZ. Albert Joined the Glamorgan Constabulary on the16th October, 1950. He served all his time in Rhondda Fach mostly at Ferndale. He retired on the 15th October, 1975.

He leaves a widow, Mrs. Margaret Mary Monkhouse.

Funeral - Took place on Wed 13th November, 2013 at the Glyntaff Crematorium, Glyntaff, Pontypridd

Following the Service there will be refreshments at the Heritage Park Hotel, Porth.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
Updated - 6th Nov

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Saturday, 2nd November, 2013 of Mrs. Carrie LEE whose home address was in Barry but has been residing with her daughter for some time in Newtown Powys. Carrie was the widow of Ex.Deputy Chief Constable Kenneth G. Lee who died in 2006.

Funeral arrangements: A Requiem Mass was held at St Helens RC Church on Thursday 14th November followed by committal service at Cardiff & Glamorgan Crematorium Port Rd East, Barry.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary


Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
3rd Nov - Updated 13th Nov

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Friday, 1st November 2013 of Ex.Ch.Insp. Frederick H. LEWIS of 99, Larkin Drive, Barry. CF62 8AJ. Fred had been the Chief Inspector at Penarth for a number of years until his retirement. He leaves a wife, Evelyn and two daughters.

Funeral arrangements have now been made and are as follows:

The funeral took place at the chapel of A.G Adams Funeral Directors,Tynewydd Funeral Home, Gladstone Road, Barry, South Glamorgan CF62 8NA on Friday, 15th November, 2013, followed by a Commital Service at the Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium, Port Road East, Barry. CF62 9PX.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
9th Nov


Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
2nd Nov

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on the 25th October, 2013 of Mrs Glenys Bright, of 8 Kingsmead, Lower Common Road, West Wellow, Hants. SO61 6BT. She was the widow of the late Inspector Fred Bright.

No details of Funeral Arrangements have yet been received, although it is understood that it will take place near her home


Regards
Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
1st Nov

   
 
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  Sadly, Byron Mugford passed away yesterday (15th Oct) after a short illness. He was a PC for a number of years stationed mainly at Penlan, where he was an Area Car Driver until he moved onto pastures new as a civilian.. He was a life long stalwart of Swansea RFC as a player and administrator. Latterly he was the Hon. Sec. of the club which I know through speaking with him he loved dearly. Whilst a PC I had the pleasure to play with him for the Swansea Division Rugby Team on many occasions.

He was an absolutely lovely man who is well known throughout rugby circles and beyond. I am not aware of his funeral arrangements which will be published in due course.

Peter Allsopp.
16th Oct
   
 
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I regret to inform you that Mike Kruck passed away this morning (18th October)
Mike was ex- Royal Navy and a Cardiff City PC working in Cardiff
throughout his service.

Funeral: Took place on Friday 1st.November, 2013 at Thornhill Crematorium Cardiff. (Wenallt Chapel)
Alan Greaves
18th Oct

   
 
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We regret to inform you that Ex. Ps 1424 Will Thomas passed away last night, 13th October. Will retired in 2005 and had been ill for quite some time.

Funeral: Was held at Llanelli Crematorium on Wednesday 23rd October.
Then, at the King Arthur, Reynoldston, Gower.

 

   
 
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News just in - We regret to inform you of the death of Martin McCarthy on 9th September, a retired Chief Inspector, who was in 'W' Div towards the end of his service. It is believed that he actually finished his service in G Div, stationed at Port Talbot.

His known next of kin is his daughter Mrs J Trimble, 21 Kingfisher Road, North Cornelly, CF33 4NZ.

27th September

   
 
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  Dear Everyone,
We regret to inform you of extremely sad news about a retired colleague Eryl Jenkins Nee Skyrme. Eryl was taken ill suddenly on Saturday 21st September and died in Morriston Hospital that same night.

The funeral took place at Swansea Crematorium on Tuesday 8th October 2013. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu can be made to UK Sepsis Trust

The service was conducted by Bob Jones and the Force coffin drape was has been requested by the family

Bryon Tucker
26th Sept
   
 
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I wish to inform you of the death of Richard (Dick) Ward who was known by a lot of officers in the west of the force especially SB and the Ferry Port boys.

The following are the details of the funeral arrangements for the late D/C Richard 'Dick' Ward.

Funeral: 11.00am Wednesday 25th.September, 2013 at Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff and afterwards at The Pentre Gwilym House Resturant, Thornhill Road, Cardiff. CF14 9UA.

Dick will probably be remembered for his time in SB across the force as well as on MIT jobs

Regards Paul Bryant.
17th Sept

   
 
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Dear Colleague,

MRS PATRICIA IRENE EVANS

It is with a very real sense of both shock and sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Mrs Patricia Irene Evans the much respected and well-loved wife of our President Eric Evans. Pat passed away after a short stay at St David's Hospice, Llandudno, on Thursday, 5th September, 2013.

The Funeral Service was conducted at St John's Church, Old Colwyn, on Friday, 13th September, 2013, followed by a Private Family Committal at Colwyn Bay Crematorium.

The family have requested that there be no flowers, but donations would be gratefully accepted towards St David's Hospice, Llandudno via T. Conchar & Sons, Funeral Directors, 4 Woodland Road West, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7DH (Tel: 01492-532206).

 Regards,

Yours sincerely,

Clint Elliott QPM

Chief Executive
Narpo HQ
Wakefield
9th Sept
   
 
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  I regret to inform you of the death on 7th September, 2013 of Trevor Price 84 years,
a former traffic officer and d/c in the car and metal squad. Trevor was a widower.
He taught family members of many officers to drive. He has been in Velindre for several weeks.

Details of funeral to follow later.
Regards
Alan Greaves
10th Sept
   
 
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Subject: Death of NARPO Glamorgan Member

I regret to have to inform you of the death on Monday, 26th August, 2013 of Sheila
'Joan' ANTHONY
- beloved wife of 62 years of Ex.PS. Roy Anthony. Joan passes after a long illness. H/a 30, Mayfield Avenue, Laleston, Bridgend. CF32 0LH.

No funeral arrangements are yet available but will be updated upon receipt.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
27th August

   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of Sylvia Davies who was the first serving female officer in the Swansea Borough during World War II. She was known then as Sylvia Jenkins and her collar number was 4. Sylvia passed away on 10th August, 2013.

Funeral took place on Wed 21st August, 2013 at St. Pauls Church, Sketty, Swansea followed by internment at Oystermouth Cemetery . She was 93 years old and her date of birth was 14th June, 1920.

Her Son Paul Davies notified us of the death and advised that the family were business people and had an interesting history.

Corinne Coles
Administrative Assistant/Cynorthwydd gweinyddol
Human Resources/Adnoddau Dynol
Health Care and Safety Team/Tim Iechyd, Gofal a Diogelwch
South Wales Police/Heddlu De Cymru
19th August
   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of Billy Samuels (ex PC 1913) today, 9th August 2013. Billy was an ex fire cadet who joined Cardiff City working mainly at Canton/Ely. He is survived by his wife, Jan.

Funeral arrangements not yet known.
   
 
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We regret to inform you that Pam Bryant, nee Hoskins, died on 6th August. Pam was an ex-Swansea Policewoman in the 1960's.

No further details known at present.
8th August

   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death on 29th July of Ex.DS. Clive John LLEWELLYN of Sarn, Bridgend. Clive was a Detective Sergeant in the Central BCU (Bridgend/Barry areas) and retired on 31st December, 2011.

Funeral took place on Thursday, 8th August, 2013 at Coychurch Crematorium.
Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
8th August
   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of Billy Reed Ex. PC 66 Swansea Borough who died in hospital last week - he had been ill for some time. Many former Swansea Policemen will remember Billy.

Funeral was held on Wednesday 7th August at Swansea Crematorium.
There will be announcements in the Post later this week.
31st July
   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death of retired P.C. Alfred 'John' Hughes
who apparently spent his service in the Caerphilly/Machen area.He leaves a wife Sandra.  

Funeral:  took place on Wednesday, 31st.July, 2013 at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff  - Wenallt Chapel.
 
(via Alan GREAVES, Cardiff Secretary)

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary   
26th July
   
 
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  I regret to inform you of the death on Sunday, 21st July, 2013 of Ex.Supt Thomas William WHITEFOOT of Mound Road, Pontypridd aged 90 years. "Bill" was the Divisional Superintendent in Pontypridd for a number of years until his retirement in the late 70's.

His funeral took place on Thursday, 1st August, 2013 at St. David's Church, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd, followed by Cremation at Glyntaff Crematorium.


Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
26th July
   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of Les Hicks who
passed away today, 19th July.

Obituary Les Hicks

   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of June EVANS. Suddenly but peacefully on 8th July 2013 at Morriston Hospital, June, beloved wife of Roy (32), dearly loved mother of Sîan and son-in-law Adrian, loving Nannie to Louisa and Matthew.

Funeral was held on Thursday 18th July at Bethany Baptist Chapel, Waunarlwydd followed by interment at Oystermouth Cemetery (new section). No flowers by request. Donations in lieu, if so desired, (cheques only please) to Ty Hafan Children's Hospice c/o William Pressdee Funeral Directors 1-2 Stanley St. Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4NE. Telephone 01792 366513.
   
 
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I regret to inform you of the death of Ex.P.C Timothy Simon Patrick SMITH of Boverton, Llantwit Major. 'Simon' retired in August 1999 and had served in the Western area of the force, he leaves a wife Elaine.

The funeral took place on Tuesday, 16th July, 2013 at Coychurch Crematorium.

I have checked with Head Office and Simon was not a member of any of our Branches
Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
7th July

   
 
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  Dear all,

We have only just become aware (Evening Post) of the death of Marg ELLERY of Church Park, Mumbles, Swansea. Too late for the funeral but posted here for those of you who knew the family.

On June 25th peacefully at Singleton Hospital, Marg, the beloved wife of the late Jake, adored mother of David, Richard, Rebecca and the late Suzanne, a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother, dearly loved sister of Maureen and Barry, dearest friend to many.

Funeral was held Wednesday 3rd July. Service at Llanelli Crematorium, followed by a Memorial Service at Mumbles Methodist Church, No flowers please, donations in aid of Maggie's People with Cancer Sponsored Bike Ride, Paris to Barcelona c/o Malcolm J. Silcox & Son, Long Row, Llanelli, SA15 3AX.

Many of the old Swansea Borough officers will have known Marg, widow of former Swansea PC Jake Ellery who featured in many of the swimming photos we recently displayed.

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 of Ex.PC. 234 Evan Vivian TANNER of 'Glasfryn', 28 Turberville Street, Garth, Maesteg. CF34 0LP, he leaves a widow Pamela. Evan worked most of his service in and around Maesteg, from where he retired.

The funeral will take place at 10.00 am on Wednesday, 10th July at St. Cynfelyn Church, Caerau, Maesteg, followed by interment at Maesteg Cematery.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
2nd July

   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death on Monday, 17th June, 2013 of Ex.P.C. Frederick John CROSS of 55, Caer Fferm, Glenfields, Caerphilly CF83 2QB, who leaves a wife Barbara Mary CROSS and sons Steven and Neil. His list of stations worked during his carear are numerous and comprise: Pontypridd, Tonypandy, Pontypridd, Cwmgorse, Aberdare, Caerphilly, Abertridwr, Ystradmynach, Bedwas, Llanbradach before retiring in 1987 from Caerphilly Police Station.

His Funeral took place on Friday, 28th June, 2013 at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff, at the Wenallt Chapel. (Family Flowers only, but donations en lue of flowers will go to the Velindre Hospital (a box for donations will be at the Chapel)).

Following the Service family, friends and former colleagues are invited to The Station Inn Pub, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly for drinks.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
21st June
   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Ex. PC 2614 Dick Thomas, who served in Morriston in 70's and 80's, died last Tuesday 11th June. Dick served in Morriston Police Station for many years before becoming a dog handler. He had two other brothers in the Force, Gareth a PC in Pontardawe and Neath, and Keith who retired as a Chief Inspector at Port Talbot.

The funeral took place on Tuesday 25th June 2013. Service at Les Davies, Funeral Parlour, Cadoxton, Neath at 11.15am followed by cremation at Margam Crematorium at 12noon. Family flowers only and donations in lieu to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fund.

   
 
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Dear all,

We regret to inform you that Jeremy Weston, a serving police officer at Swansea, who is the son of retired Inspector Jeff Weston,(one of our members) died on (15th May) after a long illness.

The Funeral of serving officer Jeremy Weston ( son of member Jeff) took place on Friday 24th May at St Hilary's Church, Killay followed by internment at Oystermouth Cemetery.

Jeremy Weston Obituary

Updated - 22nd May

   
 
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Dear all,
We regret to inform you of the death of George Brinkworth, full member and former committee member of the Cardiff branch. George still has one son as a serving officer (Michael) His wife Mavis passed away in 2004.

Funeral: took place on Wednesday 29th May, 1.00pm at Bethany Baptist Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff and afterwards to Thornhill Crematorium.

Regards.
Alan Greaves
13th May 2013

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the tragic death on 3rd May, of Jordana Thomas,
daughter of Ex. Ps 17 Graham Thomas. She was just 26 years old.


Updated 11th May

   
 
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  Dear all,

Phyllis Phillips, wife of Grey, passed away today (14th April) at 4.0pm. I have spoken to Grey and expressed mine, and the committees condolences.

Obituary Phyllis Phillips

Philip TAYLOR,
Secretary,
Swansea NARPO(98)

Updated - 18th April
   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death of Ex.P.C. Brian W. CLEMETT (known as 'Clem' to all) of 5, Maindy Grove, Ton Pentre. CF41 7EY

Clem worked in the old Pontypridd Division for most of his service and for the last few years of that service was in the Prosecutions Department at Pontypridd Police Station.

The Funeral took place on Wednesday 17th April at the Coychurch Crematorium. The family request for No flowers; donations en lue to Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust which can be sent to his wife Mair @ 5, Maindy Grove, Ton Pentre, CF417ES.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
14th April
   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of pensioner Paul Raymond Edwards former Swansea Officer (CID - Mumbles) He was not a member of Swansea NARPO and consequently we presently have no details of next of kin etc.

Further details will be posted here upon receipt.

Bryon Tucker
12th April

   
 
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  Hi Everyone

I have been informed by Elwyn that Mair (widow of Les Williams and partner of Elwyn Davies) passed away yesterday afternoon (Thursday 11th April) - I have spoken to Elwyn and passed on our condolences.
Mair Williams

Sympathy Card sent on behalf of Branch.
Bryon
Updated 25th April
   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death on Sunday, 7th April, 2013 of Mrs. A. M. MATTHEWS of 3, Briarwood Close, Bryncoch, Neath. SA10 7UH. Marie was the widow of the late Ex.Ch.Insp. Harold MATTHEWS.

The funeral took place on Saturday, 13th April, 2013 at Margam Crematorium.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
   
 
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  I regret to have to inform you of the death on Saturday, 23rd March, 2013 of Ex. P.S.969 David William LEWIS, formerly of Coed Isaf, Maesycoed

Known by everybody as 'Bill Lewis', he served in and around Pontypridd for his 26 year service, being one of the shift Station Sergeants for a number of years. He retired from Pontypridd Police Station in 1985. He has been resident in Dan y Mynydd Home, Porth for the last couple of years prior to his recent illness. His next of kin is his son Christopher LEWIS of 43, New Road, Newtown, Powys. SY16 1AX.

The funeral took place on Tuesday, 9th April, 2013 at Glyntaff Crematorium, Glyntaff, Pontypridd. There will be a get together for family, former colleagues and friends at The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd following the Service.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
5th April
   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the passing today of Norman Hopkins, former Det.Inspector in 'G' and Inspector in Cockett. Norman had been in Morriston Hospital for a few weeks. He was also a past Captain at Pontardawe Golf Club.

Funeral took place on Monday 15th April 2013 at Swansea Crematorium.

Dick Grove - 1st April
   
 

In Memory of
In Memory of

Deceased...
Date died
Funeral details
Jordana Thomas - daughter of Graham and Sheran 3rd May 2013 16th May 2013
Phyllis Phillips (Wife of Grey Phillips) 14th April 2013 25th April 2013
Brian W. Clemett (Clem) Ex. Pc at Pontypridd 14th April? 2013 17th April
Paul Raymond Edwards - Ex. Swansea Officer    
Mair - Widow of Les Williams 11th April 2013 30th April 2013
Mrs A.M Mathews - Widow of the late Ch.Insp Harold Mathews 7th April 2013 13th April 2013
David William LEWIS - Ex. PS 969 23rd Mar 2013 9th April 2013
Norman Hopkins - Ex. Det.Insp 31st Mar 2013 15th April 2013
Gary WATKINS - P.S. 2300 18th Mar 2013 26th Mar 2013
Stuart SHARP - Ex. Pc 422 10th Mar 2013 27th Mar 2013
Hedley James Onions - Ex. Insp 7th Mar 2013 22nd Mar 2013
John THOMAS Ex.PS. 383 3rd Mar 2013 14th Mar 2013
Tom Edwards - former Gower Policeman 7th Mar 2013 14th Mar 2013
Wynne Emrys ROSSER - Ex.Ch.Insp. 28th Feb 2013 14th Mar 2013
John Emlyn GROVES - Ex.P.S 27th Feb 2013 11th Mar 2013
Jim Herbert - Retired Police Sergeant G Division 3rd Feb 2013 13th Feb 2013
Mrs Maureen Thomas - widow of Pc Ray Thomas    
Mrs Kathleen Banfield - widow of the late Alec has died. 18th Jan 2013 1st Feb 2013
Swansea Crem.
Mrs Pauline Thomas (nee Smale) widow of Ex. C/Insp Ieuan Thomas 10th Jan 2013 22nd Jan 2013
Coychurch
Evan Hugh Morgan Ex. Ps 325 9th Jan 2013 21st Jan 2013 Cardiff
Mrs Mary Joyce REES (the widow of Ex.Ch.Insp Llewellyn REES 24th Dec 2012 15th Jan 2013
Mrs Gill Williams (Wife of Ex. Ps 1047 Tony Williams) 16th Dec 2012 19th Dec 2012
Mrs. Miriam Evans (Widow of Ex.Ch.Insp. Tom Evans 13th Dec 2012 21st Dec 2012

 

   

 


Letters or cards of condolence have been forwarded to the family on behalf of all members, extending our sympathy at this very sad time.


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