Sadly we lose a number of our members each year. Please contact your Branch Secretary if you wish to notify the membership of an obituary and funeral arrangements.


Carole Lillian Morris, 72 years, died on 23 December 2015.

Former PC 967 Gary Taylor, 57 years, died unexpectedly on 25 November 2015. His funeral took place at 12.30pm on Friday 4 December 2015 at Frickley All Saints Church, Frickley, Doncaster.

William Stevenson, 69 years, died on 19 November 2015. He was a Doncaster officer. His funeral took place at 2.40pm on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at Rosehill Crematorium, Doncaster.

Former PC Roy Kingswood, 86 years, passed away on 11 November 2015. Roy was a traffic officer. Roy's funeral tool place at 10.30am on Monday 30 November 2015 at Hutcliffe Wood crematorium.

Former Chief Inspector Peter Hitchborne died on 11 November 2015 in Rotherham Hospice after a long battle with cancer. Peter's funeral took place at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at Rotherham Crematorium.

Former PC 1910, Mick Hulley, 63 years, passed away on 6 November 2015. Mick served at Hammerton Road and until recently worked on the reception desk at Niagara. Mick's funeral took place at 10.00am on Tuesday 17 November 2016 at The Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield. 

Michael Edward O'Neill, 90 years, retired in 1977 died on 18 October. No funeral arrangements are known. Mr O'Neill lived in Penistone.

Former Inspector George Mooney, 81 years, has died at his home in Ireland. No funeral details are known.

Former Detective Superintendent George Hardwick, 84 years, has passed away at his home in Lincolnshire.

Thomas Astley Chalmers passed away peacefully on Friday 28 August, 2015 aged 90. Tom served in various parts of the former West Riding Constabulary and The West Yorkshire Police before retiring from Barnsley in 1977 in the rank of superintendent. His remains were cremated following a service of thanksgiving near his home in Grassington, North Yorkshire on Friday 11 September.

Bernard Pearson, 97 years died recently. His funeral took place at South Chapel, Grenoside Crematorium at 1.00pm on Friday 2 October 2015.

Leslie Kenneth Cooke died Wednesday 16th September 2015 following complications from chemotherapy treatment. Les served at Rotherham, Attercliffe, West Bar, Road Traffic Division and HQ's Training. His Funeral took place Monday 28th September 2015 at St Mathews Church Hutton Buscell YO13 9DL

Peter Ward McGrath, 94 years, died on 24 August 2015. He served at Heeley, West Bar and Woodseats. His funeral took place on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at 2.00pm at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium.

Stuart Granger, former detective chief inspector, died on 28 August 2015 after a fall at his son's house in Sweden. Funeral arrangements are unknown.

Former Sergeant Bob Wilkie, 69 years, lost his fight for life on 23 August 2015. Bob was a Doncaster officer for most of his service. His funeral will take place in Aldover, Spain on Friday 28 August.

Roy Shenton, 89 years, passed away on 10 August 2015 in the Northern General Hospital after a short illness. Roy's funeral took place at 2.00pm on Friday 28 August 2015 at Grenoside Crematorium.

Stanley Skermer, 98 years, former sergeant, has died. His funeral took place at 11.00am on Friday 24 July 2015 at Sherwood Forest Crematorium, Owlerton, Notts.

Pete Scattergood, 60 years, former PC at Barnsley and in Traffic has died. His funeral took place on Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 3.00pm at St. John's Church, Greenside, Mapplewell, Barnsley and afterwards at the Limes Golf Club, Wakefield Road, Barnsley.

Former PC 811, Frank Litherland has passed away. His funeral took place at Sutcliffe Wood Crematorium, Sheffield at 11.00 am on Thursday 25 June 2015.

Eric Wheatcroft, 81 years, formerly of C2 sub-division died on 4 June 2015. Eric's funeral took place on Friday 19 June 2016 at 1.00pm at Barnburgh Church, Doncaster and afterwards at Ardsley Crematorium, Barnsley at 2.00pm.

Stuart Grierson, 79 years formerly of Woodseats Police Station passed away on5 May 2015. No funeral arrangements are known at this time.

Don Ford, our oldest member, passed away in the Northern General Hospital this afternoon, 3 April 2015 Don retired as the Inspector in charge of the Force Driving school after serving a lot of his career in Traffic. He was 100. Don's funeral was held at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 12.15pm on Friday 24 April 2015.

Ronald Melvin Butterfield  87 Yrs  (he retired in 1977 from Doncaster working as security for Courts Judge having joined West Riding, working the Barnsley area). He lived at Denaby. His funeral took place on Wednesday 22 April 2015  at Rotherham Crematorium.

William Michael Hardy died on 5 March 2015. Mr Hardy retired from the South Yorkshire Police in May 1987. No details are known regarding his funeral.

Former Detective Sergeant Geoff Balfour died on 22 March 2015 in the Northern General Hospital, after a battle with cancer. His funeral took place at Spinkhill Church at 11.00am on Thursday 9 April 2015 and afterwards at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium at 12.30pm. All are then invited to Fagan's, Broad Lane, Sheffield.

Kenneth Beardwood aged 90 yrs of Bessacarr (former chief Inspector Thorne) died on Thursday 18th March after illness. His funeral took place Wednesday 8th April at 3pm at Rosehill Crematorium Doncaster.

William Michael Hardy died on 5 March 2015. Mr Hardy retired from the South Yorkshire Police in May 1987. No details are known regarding his funeral.

Michael Gilbert Gray and in accordance with his wishes, his body has been donated to Sheffield University to further medical science. On Friday the 13th of March 2015 at 2.00pm, there was a memorial service held at Saint Saviours Church, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield.

Keith Leversidge  It is with regret to have announce the death of Keith Leversidge 86 yrs. who sadly died on 15th February 2015. Keith retired on the 31st May 1978

Gordon Pulford Former Chief Superintendent GordonPulford 91 years sadly passed away at the Northern General Hospital Sheffield on the 9th February 2015 following a short illness

Cyril Cundey, 86 years died on 11 January 2015. At the time of his retirement he was serving as a sergeant at Hackenthorpe. Cyril's funeral service was held at St Paul's Church, Green Lane, Dronfield at 1.00pm on 27 January 2015. 

James William Disney, 94 years, of Victoria Ave, Barrowash, Derby died on 15 January 2015. His funeral will take place at 12.30pm on 11 February 2015 at Ockbrook All Saints Church.

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