Narpo Swansea Branch
wreath This website link may prove helpful in other aspects arising from a death. In memory of families and friends who passed away In Memoriam. Swansea Narpo committee would like to thank members of staff at Welfare Dept, Force Headquarters, Bridgend who work tirelessly in arranging Funeral Drapes and others matters in connection with Funerals. We could not do this without you!

  We regret to inform our members of the passing of of retired Inspector 1041 John Kevin Walsh ( Kevin ) Glamorgan Branch member on Thursday, 28th January, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Leslie.

Kevin joined the Glamorgan Constabulary on the 20th August 1967 and originally worked in the West of the force and was a PC in Neath. He was promoted to Sgt in 1974 - Sgt in Port Talbot. Moved to F Division - Sgt In Porthcawl and F Div prosecutions. Promoted Inspector in 1985 when he was posted to Caerphilly - Management Services HQ, then moved back to F Div as Inspector at Porthcawl and Retired as an Inspector at Bridgend on 7th March 1996.

Funeral arrangements; 11.30 am on Thursday 4th February 2016 at Margam Crematorium
Info Courtesy Glamorgan Branch
1st February
   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Jeffrey Williams son of the late John Gower Williams died this morning (26th January) at Morriston Hospital. He broke his hip in a fall in the house and other complications set in. Will be going to see Morwen tomorrow.

Funeral arrangements - Morriston Crematorium at 12.30pm Monday 15th February

Kindest regards

Viv Martin
Updated 30th January

Feedback 30th January -

Thank you Swansea Narpo for putting details of my brothers passing and funeral details on this page.
Also thank you for the card sent to my mum she really appreciates the kind gesture at this sad time,
thank you again.


Phillip Williams
   
 
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I regret to inform you of the death of Associate Member Clive Walton.
Clive passed away in hospital early hours Monday 11th January 2016 having had a fall in his home a few days ago.

Clive joined the Swansea Borough Force in 1956 as a Cadet Clerk and 1959 was appointed as a Constable .He worked as Uniform Patrol Constable and Sergeant in Swansea and Neath. He left the Force in about 1972 to become a College Lecturer.

Clive never forgot his Police background and joined us as an Associate Member - he often told me that he felt honoured and a privilege to be invited back into to the Police family

I have spoken to Eileen and passed personal and Branch condolences.

Funeral arrangements - Tuesday 26th January 2016 - 12.45pm Service at St Pauls Sketty followed by Cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 2pm.

Bryon Tucker
13th January

   
 
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Good evening,
Sue Samuel rang me today (11th January) to tell me that her partner Pat had passed away on 23rd December 2015 and was cremated on 31st December. Pat's full name was Pat Vivash-Burt, and she and Sue originally met at a S.B. course in London when Pat was working for military intelligence, and lectured the course. Sue and Pat went through a Civil Partnership ceremony in 2007 and also in March 2015 they became married.

It is possible that several local officers would remember Pat as she was a regular lecturer for courses for S.B. officers, in particular those employed at Port Offices.

Phil

Philip TAYLOR
Secretary
Swansea NARPO(98)
11th Jan

   
 
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It is with regret that I have to inform you of the death on Saturday 9th January 2016, of retired Police Sergeant 335 Gary Thurlow, after a long illness. Gary started his service in Barry, and moved to Pontardawe on promotion to Sergeant in about 1972, where he remained until he retired.

Funeral arrangments: Llanelli crematorium, at 3pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016.


Regards
Phil Taylor
Secretary
11th January

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Jill Lloyd (Jill from the hill). Previously a cleaner at Central and the old fire station, a real character. She is survived by her husband David.

Kind regards

Gwynfor Hughes
24th Dec

   
 
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We regret to inform you of death of our member, Barry Grice's (PC54/2074) youngest daughter, Kirsten Jodi Grice
Born 29/1/79 - 36years who passed away on Friday 18th December 2015. She was a nurse who had worked as A&E at Morriston before working in the Community.

The funeral is to take place at Margam Crematorium at 1500hrs on Wednesday 30th Dec 2015.
Family flowers only.

Phil Taylor
Secretary
21st Dec

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of member Peter White who passed away peacefully during the night (17th Dec)
I have spoken to Barbara and expressed our condolences - will update on funeral arrangements.

Funeral arrangements : Cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 12.30pm on Tuesday 5th January 2016.
Family flowers only - Donations may be made to Ty Olwen

The Force Coffin Drape has been requested
Brian Tucker
Updated 22nd Dec

   
 
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Audrey JONES - It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the sudden passing on Tuesday 8th December of Audrey Jones, ex Ds who worked in the Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea areas as well as the RCS. (And Dyfed Powys Police prior to this)

Audrey 'May' as many of you will fondly remember her, had been unwell for about 18months, Audrey was as sharp as ever. but passed away on Tues evening, 8th Dec, shortly after being taken into Glangwili hospital, Carmarthen.

The funeral will be a very small private one and as regards sending any messages of condolence, cards etc, Audrey's sister is older than her and not well herself so there isn't really anywhere for messages to go, sorry. Nice words have already been written on an earlier thread to Audrey's sister who is temporarily in respite care which she really appreciated.
11th December

   
 
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More Sad News

Inspector John Roberts Gorseinon

ROBERTS John Islwyn Retired Police Inspector of South Wales Constabulary Suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday 1st December at the Princess of Wales Hospital aged 93 years. Islwyn of Cae Canol, Nottage, Porthcawl. Beloved husband of the late Beryl, much loved dad to Olwen and Nesta, dear father-in-law to Roger, cherished Tadcu of Mark and Rebecca, Rhian and Iestyn, Karen and Charlie and the late Andrew, proud Great-Tadcu to Greta, Cadi, Loti, Genevieve and Freddie.

A service of celebration for Islwyn's life will be held at Margam Crematorium on Wednesday 16th December at 12.00 noon.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Ward 4 Cardiac Unit, Princess of Wales Hospital c/o Mr. Roger Davies, 42 Wern Road, Skewen, Neath SA10 6DL. At the families request, please wear something colourful. All enquiries to: Les Davies Independent Funeral Directors, Telephone 01639 642945

Terry Townend - Facebook - 11th Dec

   
 
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  CARTER Robert Geddes (Bob) Retired Police Constable 154 of Swansea Borough Police and Retired Police Constable 2174 South Wales Constabulary. Peacefully on Sunday 22nd November at the Old Vicarage Nursing home, Tonna aged 89 years. Loving father of Angela and Marc, father-in-law to Tony and Yvonne, cherished grandfather of Catrin, Ceri, David, Claire and Gareth and great-grandfather to Rhys and Sian.

He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Monday 14th December at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired for the Alzheimer's Society c/o Les Davies Independent Funeral Directors, Neath Funeral Home, Main Road, Cadoxton, Neath, SA10 8AP. Telephone 01639 642945
   
 
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Wally Gale.....Warrants Officer Morriston Police Station [retired]

Peacefully on 11th November 2015 at his home after a long illness. Wally of Belgrave Road, Loughor. Beloved husband of Valerie. A dear brother of Gaynor, Byron and the late Norman. Wally will be sadly missed by all his family.

Funeral was held on Friday 20th November.

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Wendy Murray who died on Saturday 14th November at her home surrounded by her family. She was Bill Gordge's daughter, and worked as a lost property clerk and telephonist at both Central and Cocket Police Stations around the 70's and 80's

Funeral arrangements not known at present.

Conrad Morris
15th November.

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Obituary Ritchie Lewis  

We regret to inform you of the death of RITCHIE LEWIS (1696) (aka Ritchie judo) who passed away during the early hours of today, 10th November at Prince Phillip Hospital Llanelli.

Ritchie served for about 4 years in the late 70's. Early 80's at Cockett Police Station and Fraud squad. He left the job to open a gym; however he later re-joined the Met and eventually retired as DS a few years ago.

Richie was a black belt and a reserve for the British judo team. He left the job for a while and then rejoined the Met.

Survived by his wife and daughter.

Funeral - Tuesday 17th November - 12 noon at Llanelli Crematorium.

 

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Our member David Gould died yesterday (22nd Oct). David was a policeman in the Swansea Borough many years ago but left to go into his wife's family business. He never forgot the Police and also refered to himself by his Force numer "115 Gould". He was delighted to be invited to become a member of Narpo, so much so that when I dropped off an application form to his house, he was at my house with it completed and the subscription two hours later. David was a widower and was 84 years of age.

Funeral details - Thursday November 5th 2015. A service will be held at St. David's church Morriston at 1pm and will be followed by cremation, at Swansea crematorium afterwards.

Phil

Philip TAYLOR
Secretary
Swansea NARPO(98)

   
 
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With regard to the previously circulated notice of the death on Sunday, 11th October of Mrs. Edna KENNARD of 20, Brooklyn Gardens, Baglan Moors, Port Talbot. SA12 7PJ, the Funeral arrangements are now known and are as follows:

Funeral - 11.00 am on Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 at Margam Crematorium.

Since the original circulation, members have reported that Edna had originally joined the Glamorgan Constabulary in 1966/7 and had served in the Barry area before her marriage and transfer to the Mets.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
19th Oct

   
 
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Les Taylor rang me to let me know that Dorothy Davies, widow of Jeff Davies died on Sunday 11th October. She was living in a care home in Guildford, which is near to her son. The son is Mr John Davies ( a consultant gynaecologist)

Funeral will take place at Oystermouth cemetery on Friday 23rd October at 11.15am. There will be a private family service at Presdees beforehand, but friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Phil

Philip TAYLOR
Secretary
Swansea NARPO(98)
Oct 14th 2015

   
 
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  We regret to inform you of the death of: Miss Ellalene Wilson-Parton
' Please would you circulate the following information for the attention of any of your members who served with the Welsh Special Branch Unit at Shrewsbury in the 1970s'.

I have to report the death on 05.10.15 in the Uplands Nursing Home, Bicton, Shrewsbury, of Miss Ellalene (Ellie) WILSON-PARTON, she was 92 and had been very frail and in poor health for some considerable time. She had no close relatives but ex-West Mercia Supt. Jim Ashley and his wife had visited her regularly. Ellie worked in Administration at Shrewsbury Police Station from 20.04.53 – 19.09.88 and was a dedicated and loyal friend to the officers in the Welsh SB Unit that she worked with there from its inception. She had also been a Special Constable in Shropshire Constabulary days.

Funeral service, which will include a requiem mass, will take place on Monday 19th. October at 11.00 am at St. Mary the Virgin Church, St. Mary’s Street, Shrewsbury,SY1 1DX followed by a reception at the Wroxeter Hotel, Shrewsbury, SY5 6PH, where Ellie had often attended the regular NARPO lunches in the past. Donations may be made to the Friends of St. Mary’s Church, Funeral Director is Aubrey Kirkham, Frankwell Island, Shrewsbury, SY3 8JN.

Thank you

Maggie Case, Branch Secretary, West Mercia.
14th October 2015
   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of: Norman BOWEN, Ex Swansea Borough Police Officer and County Safety Officer Peacefully passed away on 29th September 2015. Norman, beloved husband of Cynthia much loved father of Phillip and Michael, father-in-law of Joanne cherished grandfather of Abigail and Matthew.

Norman's son, Phillip Bowen is a serving Police Officer, currently attached to the dog section.

Funeral - Wednesday 7th October 2015.
Service and Committal at Ty-Hedd Funeral Home, Mynydd Garnllwyd Road, Morriston, SA6 7QG 12 noon.
Family flowers only.
Funeral Director Graham J. Sullivan. Tel: 01792 775262.

Thanks,

Gareth Heatley
Oct 2015

   
 
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  Hi all, It is with great sadness that I have to report that Louise Shepherd passed away peacefully late on Saturday, 26th.September, 2015. She was 90 years old and the widow of Laurie Shepherd, the former Commandant of the No.8 Police Training Centre at Cwmbran.

The funeral arangements are as follows:

2.15 pm Wednesday, 7th October, 2015. Requiem mass at the Holy Family Church, corner of Keystone Road and Carter Place, Fairwater, Cardiff and reception afterwards at Llandaff R.F.C. Western Avenue, Cardiff.

Regards. Alan Greaves
28th Sept
   
 
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More very sad news - our Former Secretary Charlie Paice passed away during the early hours this morning, 12th Sept.

Funeral arrangements: 10.0am Friday 25th September 2015 at Swansea Crematorium.

Obituary Charles Paice

Bryon Tucker
12th Sept.

   
 
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Death of Member - Gareth Jones (Ex PS 2051)

Good evening, I regret to inform you that retired PS 2051 Gareth Jones passed away this afternoon, 11th Sept.

Gareth joined the Swansea Borough Police and worked all his service in the Swansea area. Prior to his retirement
in 1981 he worked in the Prosecutions department at Swansea.

Gareths great love in life was rugby, and after retiring from playing he continued to support Swansea Police rugby sides and later South Wales Police as a trainer and first aid man. He was an avid supporter of The All Whites (Swansea) even after the setup of regional rugby. Gareth was a widower and is survived by his sister Averil.
 

 

Obituary Gareth Jones

Funeral arrangements:

Swansea Crematorium  at 2.0pm Friday 25th September 2015

Followed by a Wake/Buffet at the Welcome Inn, Mynyddbach Common, Treboeth.

Family flowers only - Donations can be made to Air Ambulance via Funeral Directors  St James Funeral Home  St James's Gardens , Uplands Swansea

 
Phil Taylor
Secretary
11th Sept.

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With regard to the previously circulated notification of the death of Ex.PC Mal THOMAS, funeral arrangements are now known and are as follows (as they appears in local Newspaper):

THOMAS David Maldwyn (Mal) Mal, a retired Police Officer in his 93rd year, peacefully passed away at home at Golf Road, Port Talbot on 30th August 2015, beloved husband of Doreen loving father of Lloyd, Julie, Heather and Paul and cherished grandfather of his 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral service on Monday 14th September at Margam Crematorium at 3:00pm.
Family flowers only please by request, but donations if so desired to be made payable by cheque to Motor Neurone Disease Association c/o Condon Funeral Service, 50 Margam Road, Port Talbot, SA13 2BN, tel 01639 883688.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
10th Sept

   
 
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LEAN: David (Dai) It is with regret that we advise the members of the passing of retired Detective Constable David (Dai) Lean (aged 69 years) David was a Police Cadet prior to joining the Constabulary. He spent most of his service in the West side of the force, primarily Port Talbot and Neath and was a Scenes of Crime Officer who undertook investigations into numerous scenes, including the Llandarcy murders. He was in HQ SOC at the conclusion of his service. He leaves a wife, Marlene.

Funeral details; Margam Abbey at 10am on Tuesday 8th Sept, followed by Margam Crematorium at 11a.m.
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It is with regret we have to inform you of the death of retired Detective Inspector Roger Jones, yesterday (26th August 2015). Roger started his career in the old G division at Pontardawe, before joining the Special Branch at Port Talbot. On promotion he worked in Swansea in uniform and then in the Drug Squad. He then worked in the Regional Crime Squad at Cockett, and on promotion to Inspector became D.I. at Swansea where he remained until his retirement.

He leaves a wife Audrey, and three children, one, Darren a serving police officer in the Mets.

Funeral arrangements - Morriston Crematorium at 2pm on Wednesday 9th September.

   
 
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  GUMMERY: Ken it is with deep regret that we advise the members of the passing of Ken Gummery. Ken was at one time an inspector at Llanishen, but will also be remembered across the force area as well as he also performed duties as the inspector in charge of the force dog section. He will be missed.

Funeral details 1.15 p.m. Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend.

Updated 26th August 2015
   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of John Gower Williams (Force Number 2136 ( Swansea no 216) who passed away peacefully at Morriston Hospital this morning, Sunday 2nd August. He leaves a wife, Morwen and family.

John was born in Burry Port on 26th May 1935 before joining force he worked at Lloyds Bank, Merthyr. His National Service was done in the Royal Air Force Regiment He served in the Suez Canal area of Egypt.

He joined the Swansea Borough Force in 1956 and was married to Morwen in 1957; they had two sons
Phillip (Ex DC 958) and Jeffrey. His 30 years service was in Uniform and on his retirement in 1985 he was the J.L.O Sergeant for 'H' Division working from Cockett Police Station

Funeral details: Swansea Crematorium at 12.30pm on Friday 14th August 2015. 
Family flowers only / donations to Parkinsons Society.
Wake arrangements: Tree Tops, Clase, Morriston.     

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of ex Police Constable Chris Evans nee Breach.

Chris worked in Cockett Police Station in uniform for several years in the 1970's.

She then went on to work on Traffic, before deciding to leave the force. She has a daughter Ria.


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Nicola (Mike Watts daughter) "We regret to inform you that it is with a very heavy heart that I pass on Val's and my horrendous news. Our beautiful 43 year old daughter Nicola, passed away very suddenly on Monday, 6th July. Our hearts are broken in pieces".

Mike Watts

The funeral of Nicola will take place on Friday 17th July with a service at 2.30pm at St Samlets church, Llansamlet, followed by internment in the church graveyard.

We are all deeply saddened by the news of Nicola passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Committee of Swansea Narpo.

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of John Hammond who died peacefully on 11th June 2015, aged 74 years, after a long illness

John started his Police service as cadet in the Swansea Borough Police in 1956. In 1960 he as appointed Constable and worked in the City Centre and in Swansea Traffic before transferring to Dyfed Powys in the Pembrokeshire area. He returned to the South Wales Force in 1971 and worked in Gorseinon where he was Sergeant for many tears before ending service as a Sergeant in the ASU at Central Police Station

I have spoken to Glenda and passed on our condolences and a Card will be sent on behalf of the Branch

The funeral took place at Swansea Crematorium at 11am on Friday 26th June 2015

Bryon Tucker
16th June

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Robert (Robbie) Burns who passed away on 13th June. He leaves a wife - Paula.

Funeral details: 2pm on Monday 29th June at Morriston Crematorium.
Family flowers only please.
Donations to Air Ambulance.

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of Ex. Inspector David Davies, who passed away on Sunday 7th June. aged 83. He was stationed at Gorseinon in 1968 and was later promoted Inspector to the Traffic Dept. He leaves a wife, Esme and daughter Sarah.

"Dad was stationed in Gowerton then he went to Aberdare on the mobile. He was then in Caerphilly and was a Sergeant in Gorseinon. As a family we lived in the upstairs of the police station in Gorseinon and were the last family to do so. He was an Inspector in Swansea main police station and finally for a little while in Port Talbot. We can't work out his date of retirement but he did 27 years service so it would have been approximately 1983."

The funeral will take place at 2pm on Monday 22nd June 2015 at Llanelli Crematorium.

12th June 2015

   
 
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  The following deaths are sadly recorded:    
 

We regret to inform you of the death of Gwyn Watkins - Gwyn sadly passed away on 15th May - funeral details below. Gwyn was an Associate Member for many years - many will recall him serving in the Swansea Borough Force as uniform patrol and Traffic Officer.

In later years he reconnected with the police family by joining Narpo and became an active member joining in on our social activities. For many years he was a regular at the Lunch meetings.
27th May

Gwyn Watkins

   
 
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GODRICH: Mike (PS2060) It is with regret that we inform our members of the death of retired Police Sergeant 2060 Mike Godrich M.B.E. yesterday (11/04/15) , in hospital after a short illness. He was 66 years of age and leaves a widow Jacqueline.



Mike joined the Swansea Borough Police Force and served for many years in the Community Dept in Swansea and specialised in dealing with youth affairs, setting up and running Blue Light discos, which culminated in him being awarded the MBE for his efforts. He retired as the last serving member of Swansea Borough Police and continued his community role as a civilian employee of South Wales Police.

Mike will be remembered for his many years of dedication he gave to the Police Federation and his posts there include Constables and Sergeants representative for 'J' Division, and also holding the post of Treasurer.

Funeral arrangements The funeral of retired Sergeant 2060 Mike Godrich MBE will take place on Friday April 24th, 2015. A service will be held at St David's church, Morriston at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 2.pm. Phil Crocker is going to do a reading.

A wake will be held at Treetops Club, Clase afterwards, to which everyone is invited to attend.

   
 
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It is with regret that we inform our members of the death of Retired Ch. Supt. Eirfryn DAVIES.
Funeral arrangements: 11.00 am on Tuesday 14th April, 2015 at the Cardiff and Vale Crematorium, Barry.
Family flowers only please, with a request for any donations in lieu of flowers to: Ambitious about Autism, The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, London. N10 3JA.

Circulated on behalf of:
Allan Crocombe
Glamorgan Branch Secretary
8th April

   
 
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Obituary-Ron DaviesWe regret to inform you of the death Ex. Det.Supt. Ron DAVIES who died on Thursday, 26th March, 2015. He leaves a widow Dorothy.

Ron was posted to Pontypridd as a PC and rose through the ranks within "B" Division in various rolls. Upon promotion to Det.Ch.Insp. he was posted to Bridgend and completed his service as Detective Supt. Serious Crime Squad in August, 1987.

Funeral Arrangements - Glyntaff Crematorium at 3.00 pm on Friday, 10th April, 2015.

This will be followed by the Llantwit Fardre Sports Club at 4.00 pm.

(The family have expressed a wish that former colleagues and friends do attend at the Sports Club as they are concerned that they will not have the opportunity to meet them all at the Crematorium service at Glyntaff).

Family Flowers only please,but should anyone want to make a donation in lieu, it is requested that this should be to the Alzheimers Support groups via this link

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
1st April

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death yesterday,of retired Superintendent Joe Trigg, after a short illness. Joe was a widower and his close family are spread all over England, with the exception of one grand-daughter who lives in Swansea.

Funeral arrangements - Wednesday 15th April 2015. A family service will be held at Norton Mission, Mumbles at 1pm, followed by cremation at Margam crematorium at 2.30pm.

Obituary Joe Trigg
Updated 9th April

   
 
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We regret to inform you that Brian Frame passed away suddenly earlier today, 25th March.
Brian was a widower and had recently celebrated his 83rd birthday.

Funeral details - Monday 20th April 2015. There will be a service held at All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Swansea at 11am, followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 12.30pm, Family flowers only, but if desired donations may be given to Diabetes UK, Research.

A reception will be held afterwards at Morriston Golf Club, where all are invited to attend.

Bryon Tucker
Updated 3rd April

   
 
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PULLMAN: Colin it is with regret that we inform you of the death after a long illness of Retired PS. Colin PULLMAN who leaves a wife Pamela.

Colin started his Police service in Pontypridd, but soon went onto the Traffic Department, where he spent most of the rest of his service. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Glamorgan Branch of NARPO in March, 2005 and was a regular contributor to our meetings from that time.

Funeral arrangements: 1:15 pm on Thursday 2nd April at Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research UK.

Following the funeral there will be drinks at The White Horse, Coychurch.
25th March

   
 
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  It is with deep regret that we inform the members of the passing of retired constable Alan Hatch, who passed away in hospital at Llanelli on 16th March. Most of Alan's Police service was undertaken in Cardiff 2and included C Div CID, as well as the No 8 RCS. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral arrangements - Wednesday 1st April - 1pm at Llanelli Crematorium. The address is Penprys Rd., Dafen, Llanelli and the tel no is 01554 824137 SAT NAV * SA14 8BX
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It is with very deep regret that I inform the members of this group of the passing of retired Constable Judith Parkhouse who passed away at Holmes Towers at 4.00 pm yesterday (16th March 2015) after a short illness. Judith served at various locations in the force including F Div, No8RCS, EACR, C Div, CDMU etc. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

JUDITH PARKHOUSE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

ADDENDUM TO JUDITH PARKHOUSE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS - 24th March

The following addendum to Judith's funeral arrangements have been received:

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For information of possible attendees at Judith's funeral on Thursday 2nd April

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME HAS CHANGED

The funeral will now be held at 10.15am NOT 10.30am as previously thought.
All other arrangements and requests remain the same.
The time change is due to the large volume of mourners that are expected and the larger chapel at Thornhill has been arranged. Please let people know the time change who you think will be attending and may not be on Facebook
Many thanks
Dean - Judith's Nephew
24th March

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The following information has been received from the Executor.

It is with great sadness that Jude's family and I announce that on Monday 16th March 2015 Jude passed away at the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth after a short illness.

The funeral will be held at Thornhill Crematorium on Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 10:15am Changed
At Jude's request, would any attendees please refrain from wearing black and if possible to instead wear something lime green. No flowers would be required, however should anyone wish to contribute in any way, Jude had requested that donations be made to the Sunnyvale Cat Rescue in Wenvoe. There will be a collection box at the funeral for anyone wishing to make such a donation.

As Jude was not religious, she requested a non-religious 'service' and therefore the funeral will be relatively short. Therefore, should anyone wish to say a few words, a small number of people would be welcome to do so and should contact me at the email address below so an order of service can be arranged. Additionally, should anyone wish to submit any written tributes or the like, these would also be welcomed and can be read out by the small number of people who will speak. Again, please use the email address below for this purpose.
Email: nash_321@msn.com
Posted by Karl Nash,
Executor. (Updated - 19th March 2015)

Paul Bryant
Cardiff Narpo
17th March

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 of Mrs. Ann Patricia JONES (nee Pattie MORGAN) of Porthcawl.

Pattie worked for many years in the Magistrates Courts Section and Statistics Sections in Headquarters and retired in 1976.

A Private Funeral Service is to be held.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
5th March 2015

   
 
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It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of retired Constable John Tuck. (PC29) John served mainly in the old 'C" sub-div based at Roath, Cathays and Rumney. He was truly one of the 'Old School' and will be greatly missed by famil and former colleagues alike.

Funeral arrangements: Wednesday March 11th at 12 noon in St Cadocs Church Burnham Avenue Llanrumney and 1.30 pm at Thornhill Crematorium.

   
 
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  THOMAS:Cenydd It is with regret we inform you of the death on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 of retired Ch. Supt. Cenydd J.P. THOMAS MBE., QPM after a long illness. He leaves a wife, Brenda.Following a successful Army career Cenydd joined the Police Service and rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander of the Pontypridd Division. In addition to this he furthered his love of Rugby, both as a player and eventually as a referee, taking charge of several international fixtures. Having retired from the Police he became a main-stay at Pontypridd RFC.

Funeral arrangements - 12.45 pm Friday, 6th March, 2015 at Glyntaff, Pontypridd. Following the Service at Glyntaff, refreshments at Pontypridd Rugby Club, Sardis Road, Pontypridd. Family flowers only please. Any donations in lieu of flowers to the Motonuron Society via Mrs. Thomas, 26, Briar Way, Ton Teg.
Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
1st March 2015
   
 
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  COTTELL: Brian it is with deep regret we inform you of the death of retired Det Sgt Brian Cottell. Brian worked in WCRO in Cardiff as well as the PNC Bureau in Bridgend It is believed Brian originally came from Rhodesia. He was a very keen cricketer and bowler and lived in the Llantrisant area. . He was a very keen cricketer and bowler and lived in the Llantrisant area.

Funeral arrangements: 1.15pm on Monday 2nd of March at Coychurch Crematorium.
   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mrs. Joyce LADD of 58, Lake Road, Aberavon, Port Talbot SA12 6AW. Joyce was the widow of Ex.PS. Stan Ladd who died in 2008.

Funeral arrangements: Margam crematorium at 1.00pm on Thursday 5th March 2015.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
26th Feb

   
 
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Hi all, It is with great sadness that I have to report that Cliff Simons has passed away.
He leaves his widow, Jean. Cliff was a Cardiff City P.C. who retired around 1991.

Funeral arrangements 12 noon on Thursday, 5th.March, 2015 at St.Margarets Church, Roath (opposite Summers Funeral Home) and at 1.15pm at Thornhill Crematorium.

Regards. Alan Greaves
26th Feb

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 of Ex. Ch. Supt. Cenydd J.P. THOMAS MBE., QPM of 26, Briar Way, Ton Teg, Pontypridd after a long illness. He leaves a wife, Brenda.

Following a successful Army career Cenydd joined the Police Service and rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander of the Pontypridd Division. In addition to this he furthered his love of Rugby, both as a player and eventually as a referee, taking charge of several international fixtures. Having retired from the Police he became a main-stay at Pontypridd RFC until ill-health in his later-life prevented his participation in the Club he loved.

Funeral arrangements: Friday, 6th March, 2015 at Glyntaff, Pontypridd. Following the Service at Glyntaff, there will be refreshments at The Pontypridd Rugby Club, Sardis Road, Pontypridd.

Family flowers only please, but any donations en-lue of flowers to the Motonuron Society via Mrs. Thomas, 26, Briar Way, Ton Teg.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
26th Feb

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of retired DC 2176 David REES, who passed away on Sunday 15th February 2015

Funeral arrangements - Thursday 12th March 2015.   There will be a service at 1.15pm at St Peters Church, Newton, Mumbles, followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 2.30pm. Arrangements for a buffet following the funeral have not yet been finalised.

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Saturday, 31st January, 2015 at Cwmgwili Hospital Carmarthen of Mrs. Edna Rose RICHARDS (wife of Ex.PC 756 Thomas Clive Richards) of 4, High Terrace, Newquay, Pembroke.

Funeral arrangements: Swansea Crematorium at 11.00am on Wednesday, 25th February, 2015.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
19th Feb

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Friday, 6th February, 2015 of Herbert Alcwyn TOMKINS (known to all as Bert) aged 91 years of 1, Hazeldene Close, Barry. South Glamorgan CF6 7AW. His next of kin is his daughter Glynis Paynes

Bert did all his Police Service in the Barry area, for quite some time in Cadoxton and to the end of his service was in Special Branch in Rhoose airport, from where he retired.

Funeral arrangements: 4.00 pm on Thursday, 19th February, 2015 at the Cardiff and Glamorgan Crematorium and Memorial Park, Port Road East, Barry. CF62 9PX.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
13th Feb

   
 
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Even more sad news!
We regret to inform you that Maggie Kite (Dorothy Margaret Kite) has died.
A very popular lovely lady, who used to be one of the Station enquiry clerks at Cockett Police Station. We are sure that lots of our members would remember her. Her father was Les Dimock, a PC in the Borough Force.

South Wales Evening Post -
KITE Dorothy Margaret (Maggie) Suddenly but peacefully at Singleton Hospital on 26th January 2015, Margaret, beloved wife of Robert, loving sister of Brian, Hugh, Robert, David and the late Alan, dear sister-in-law of Eva, Ray, Debbie and Debra and a much loved aunt of all her nieces and nephews. Formerly of South Wales Police at Cockett and later Landlady of the Salmon Inn in Hereford. "Margaret will be sadly missed by all her family and friends"

Funeral arrangements : Thursday 12th February at Llanelli Crematorium 2.00pm. Flowers to family home or donations in lieu if so desired (cheques only please) to Cancer Research, c/o R J Davies & Son, 5 Dillwyn Street, Swansea, SA1 4AE. Tel: 01792 654369.

8th Feb

   
 
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It is with great sadness that I have to report that Bob Evans, former Deputy Chief Constable and Acting Chief Constable passed away earlier today, Friday 6th February. He will be sadly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.

Funeral arrangements: Wednesday 18th of February 2015, 2.45pm at St Mary's Church, Penlline Road,Whitchurch(CF142AD) followed by the committal at Thornhill Crematorium Thornhill Road Cardiff (CF149UA) at 4.15pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING HAS BEEN ARRANGED AT WHITCHURCH HIGH SCHOOL USING THE CHURCH ROAD ACCESS JUST ALONG THE ROAD FROM THE CHURCH.

The celebration of his life will then take place at Whitchurch Golf Club, and his son Gareth has said "My dad was known for liking a little glass of whiskey or two so it would only be fit that you all joined the family in sending him off in style."

Regards.
Alan Greaves
Updated 11th Feb

   
 
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We regret to inform you of the death of retired Police Constable 2084 John Thomas who passed away at Morriston Hospital on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. John was an ex Swansea Borough Officer and served in the Swansea and Morriston areas, and also at Western Area Control Room. He leaves a wife Margaret, and a son Martin, who is a Detective Sergeant in the Crime Intelligence Dept. of South Wales Police.

obituary-john graham thomas

   
 
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We have the sad news that Peter Jones - Ex PC 2107 (Swansea) passed away on the night of 4/5th February. Peter was an ex Swansea Borough Officer and served in Mumbles, Swansea and in the Swansea Magistrates cells. Funeral details are not yet known, but will be circulated when known.

Funeral arrangements: Tuesday 17th February 2015, Service - 2pm at Pressdee's Chapel of Rest, Mumbles, to be followed by burial at Oystermouth Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Heddfan Ward, Cefn Coed Hospital (cheques only) c/o William Pressdee Funeral Directors 1-2 Stanley St. Mumbles SA34NE Telephone 01792 366513Tuesday 17h Feb .



'Should anybody want to contact Betty, please do so via my e.mail address and I will ensure that any messages are passed to Betty and her Sons'.

Mrs Sian Elizabeth Jones
Facilities Manager
Directorate of Estates and Facilities
SOAS, University of London
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4906
s.jones@soas.ac.uk
11th Feb

   
 
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I regret to have to inform you of the death on Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 of Mrs. Jacqueline FRANCIS (wife of Ex.PC 1928 Derek Frances (Dog Section)) of 6, Lark Rise, Brackla, Bridgend CF31 2NU.

Jackie was 59 years of age and had worked as a civilian in Police HQ for a number of years before retiring.

Funeral arrangements: 11.00 am on Thursday, 12th February, 2015 at the Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill, Cardiff.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
31st Jan

   
 
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I regret to inform you that retired Inspector, William Grey Collins (Bill) passed away peacefully during the night (29th January) at Morriston Hospital with his family at his bedside. I have spoken to Connie and passed condolences from former colleagues at the Branch. Bill had been seriously ill for some months with a variety of problems.

Funeral arrangements: Swansea Crematorium at 3pm Wednesday 18th February 2015 The Force Coffin Drape has been requested by the family. Family flowers only, but donations in lieu may be made to The Macmillan Nurses.

Bill would have been 85 in April. He joined Swansea Borough Police in 1951 having previously worked on the Railway. During his National Service he was involved in the Berlin Air Lift helping in the navigation of planes delivering food etc. In the Police he worked as Uniform Patrol and CID - including RCS as Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant. He was a uniform Inspector in Neath and Swansea, retiring in 1981. He was regarded as conscientious and a popular officer by those alongside, below and above him in rank.

His widow Connie and family thank the Branch for the support offered so far.

Obituary Bill Colins

Bryon Tucker (Welfare Officer)
Updated - 15th Feb

   
 
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It is with deep sadness we advise our members of the passing of Colin Evans (ACC Retired) who passed away on Saturday (24th Jan) after a short illness. Colin retired from the force in 1990.

Funeral arrangements: 2.30pm on Friday 6th.February, 2015 at the Salvation Army Canton Citadel, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff followed by cremation at Thornhill Crematorium.

   
 
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We regret to to inform you of the death of Pensioner Alan Lloyd (Lloydy) - aged 76 years. He was found dead at his home earlier today, 25th January.

Alan was divorced and lived on his own and will be remembered by many for his role with the Police Federation, South Wales Police Football Club, and a lot more besides especially within the Western side of the force. He will be missed by all that knew him, a gentle giant.

Funeral arrangements - South Wales Evening Post

Obituary Alan Lloyd

Bryon Tucker
Updated - 11th February

Tributes: have been paid to the founder of Langland Bay Lifeguard Club Alan Lloyd, who has died at the age of 76. He played football for Wales against Germany for the Boys' Club of Wales, and for Llanelli and Gloucester City.

Mr Lloyd's call-up for National Service in 1958 resulted in him seeing action in two war zones as part of 45 Commando Royal Marines, serving in Malta as part of the Amphibious Warfare Squadron, and he was also summoned by Crown Agents to work at the intelligence unit at Bletchley Park, undertaking classified work.

He formed and trained Swansea Police Lifeguard Squad that won the British Lifeguard Championships in 1985. He was also joint chairman of the Welsh Police Forces Federation.

Colleagues at Langland Bay Lifeguard Club praised his dedication to lifesaving and lifeguarding, describing his contribution as immense. Paul Carr, who supported him in the formation of the club, said: "He made a massive contribution to lifesaving and the Boys' Club of Wales. He is a great loss."

Club coach Paul Williams said: "He touched the lives of many people in different circles and entered everything with vigour. He put his heart and soul into everything."

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South Wales Evening Post
January 2015

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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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