Narpo Swansea Branch

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  The following deaths are sadly recorded:    

I regret to inform you that Bill Collins 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

A Card will be sent later today.

Bill had been seriously ill for some months with a variety of problems.

I will update on funeral arrangements

Bryon Tucker (Welfare Officer)
29th Jan


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.


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.

Full Funeral arrangements will be published when known

His sister Mrs Nona Evans Tel: 01792-369431 is our main contact at present. The family would like to have a Force Coffin Drape. The Funeral Directors will be William Pressdee, Mumbles Swansea Tel: 01792 366 513

Nona will update us with funeral arrangements.

Bryon Tucker
25th January


I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 of Ex.PC.341 Graham T. SMITH of 5, Cromwell Road, Penywern, Neath SA10 8DR

Graham worked most of his service on the Traffic Section - mainly the Western Sector

Funeral details - The funeral will take place at 10.30 am Wednesday 28th January at Margam Crematorium. An invitation is extended by the family to all attending, to take refreshment at the Glynclydach Hotel, Longford, Neath, following the service.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
21st January


I regret to have to inform you of the death earlier today of Ex. Ch. Supt Ivor H. HEATLEY of 133, Tan-y-Groes Street, Port Talbot SA13 1EG. He died at the Princess of Wales hospital after a long illness, aged 98 years. His next of kin is his son Jeffrey.

Ivor started his police service in 1937 and served for 40 years. The first station he served at was Whitchurch, Cardiff then St. Nicuolas then Barry Docks. He served as a PS in Statistics at HQ and Barry Docks as an Inspector. He was the Chief Inspector of Traffic in the Glamorgan Force, then following amalgamation was appointed as the Ystrad Mynach, later at Merthyr. He served as Ch.Supt. in Swansea and Port Talbot, retiring in 1977.

Funeral arrangements: 11.00 am on Thursday the 29th January, 2015 at Margam Crematorium. Family flowers only, Donations in lieu to Prostate Cancer UK.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
14th January


I regret to have to inform you of the death on Friday, 2nd January, 2015 of Mrs. Doreen WHITING (widow of Ex.Inspector John Whiting - HQ Training for some years) of 129, Yr Ysfa, Maesteg. CF34 9BE. Her next of kin is her daughter Mrs Jane Jones of that address.

Funeral arrangements: 11.30 am on Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 at Coychurch Crematorium. The family will be pleased to see any members who may be able to attend.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
14th January


It is with great sadness that I report the death of ex PC Andrew (Andy) McMillan (Traffic and Motorway) who died early on Tuesday 6th.January, 2015. He is survived by his wife Barbara and also has a son Christopher in the job.

Funeral details: 11.45am  Wednesday, 28th.January, 2015 at All Saints Church, Penarth followed by cremation at 1.30p.m. at Barry Crematorium. A reception will be held later at Penarth Conservative Club.

Alan Greaves
8th Jan 2015


We regret to inform of the death of Ex Detective Inspector Eric BIRD, who passed away suddenly on the 23rd December,2014. Eric worked most of his Police Service in Special Branch, working at the Port Unit at Cardiff Airport, Police Headquarter, Bridgend, and as a Detective Inspector in Swansea during the 1980's.

Funeral arrangements:- 2pm Tuesday, 13th January, 2015, at All Saints' Church, Park Road, Barry, followed by cremation at 3pm at Barry Crematorium.
2nd January


It is with great sadness that we report the sad news that Ken Lewis ex Detective Superintendent, Cardiff City and South Wales Constabulary passed away on Monday 22nd December.

Funeral arrangements are: 1.30pm. Friday 16th January, 2015. St.Margarets Church, Roath, Cardiff (opposite James Summers Funeral Home) followed by cremation at 2.45pm. at Thornhill Crematorium.

Alan Greaves
27th Dec


It is with great sadness that we report that Joan Abraham, the wife of ex-Chief Supt. Derek Abraham passed away on Thursday, 18th.December, 2014 at the University Hospital Of Wales.

Funeral Arrangements - 3.30 pm  on Friday, 9th January, 2015 at Thornhill Crematorium.  Wenallt Chapel.

30th December


Paul Bryant - 23rd Dec


I regret to have to inform you of the death on Tuesday, 16th December of Mrs. Barbara JONES of 4, Nant Fawr Close, Cyncoed, Cardiff CF23 6JP (aged 91 years), widow of Ex.PC Ian Jones who had worked most of his service in Aberdare.

Funeral arrangements: 11.15 am. on Monday, 29th December, 2014 at the Briwnant Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
20th Dec


I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mrs. Joan BLETHYN, wife of former Supt. Dai Blethyn.

Funeral arrangements: Margam Crematorium at 2 pm on Monday 22nd December, 2014.

Allan Crocombe
Branch Secretary
20th Dec


It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of Emma Williams ( formerly Pc 4242) wife of retired Pc 91 Ian Williams who passed away on Thursday evening. Emma is the daughter in law of the late John Williams the former head of South Wales CID.

Funeral arrangements: Margam Crematorium on Tue 30th Dec. at 2.30pm followed by refreshments at Towers Hotel.

Family flowers only but donations for Ty Olwen can be made via Baglan Funeral Directors

Philip TAYLOR,
Swansea NARPO(98).
19th December


Margaret Harrigan

Please view Feedback page - 22nd January 2015


I can also confirm the death of Margaret Hopkins widow of Dai Hopkins who died following a fall on steep steps outside her home. Dai and Margaret were not Narpo members but many of you will have known them both.

Bryon Tucker
Dec 2014

  It is with great sadness that I have to report that Alan Tooby passed away last Saturday. Alan was a Cardiff City officer and retired as a Superintendent. He was 88 years old and his wife died just a few weeks ago.

Funeral arrangements:- Monday, 22nd.December, 2014.
12.15pm at All Saints Church, Heol y Felin, Rhiwbina, Cardiff.
1.15pm at Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium.
Family flowers only. Donations to McMillan Cancer Support.

Regards. Alan Greaves
10th Dec

The funeral of Trevor Lempriere was held at Llanelli Crematorium (Penprys Rd, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 8BX) on Wednesday 10th December 2014.

With best regards
Jeff Carroll


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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