Obituaries 2019

Former constable Norman Charters (aka Nobby), 66 years passed away on Monday 14 October 2019. He worked at A2 sub Division of Doncaster around Thorne, Stainforth and Armthorpe areas. There are no funeral details as yet they will be circulated when known.

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that former superintendent John Haycox, 69 years, passed away on Sunday 29 September 2019. John worked across the Force and retired as district commander at Thorne. After retirement John became a Methodist minister and a Force chaplain. John's funeral will take place on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 11.45 at Rotherham Crematorium, Ridgeway, East Herringthorpe, Rotherham, S65 3NN. Followed immediately at 12.30pm by a thanksgiving and celebration of life service, at Wickersley Methodist Church, Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S66 1ET. Anne and the family would like to invite you all to both services, which will be followed by refreshments at the Church Hall. John had asked that any donations to be kindly made to cancer research uk in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made on the day.

Former Superintendent Bob Lax, 76 years, passed away on 15 September 2019. Bob was a well known and well loved member of South Yorkshire Police and for many years was Chairman for the Federation Branch Board. He worked across the Force but was happiest when in Traffic from where he retired as Superintendent in 1993. Bob's funeral took place on Monday 30 September 2019.

Former constable Andrew Bagnall, 56 years died in Hospital having been taken there with a cardiac arrest on 16 September 2019. He worked in the Doncaster District of SYP retiring in 2015. 

Former constable Joan Williamson, 82 years, died on Tuesday 27 August 2019. Joan was a former Police Woman serving in Doncaster West Riding later being married to the late Jack Williamson along with being the store detective in Boots Doncaster in 1970's. Her funeral took place on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Former sergeant 1347 John Hunt, 72 years, passed away on 31 August. John worked at Ecclesfield. John's funeral took place on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

Former sergeant Ian Gamble, 75 years, died aon Sunday 18 August 2019 at home having been ill for sometime. Ian retired as Sergeant with SYP serving in the Doncaster area, he played cricket for many years which he loved. Ian's funeral took place on Monday 2 September 2019.

Former PC/DC 2161 Roy Shepherd died on 7 July 2019 at his home, after a long illness. Roy worked at Royston and Wombwell, before being posted to CID. He later joined No.3 RCS at the Sheffield Branch office, before subsequent moves to the National Crime Squad, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the National Crime Agency. Roy's funeral took place on 28 August, 2019.

Former DC Alec Brown, 81 years, has passed away. Alec served in the old B Division in South Yorkshire and before that in West Riding Constabulary. Alec's funeral took place on Tuesday 3 September 2019.

Former PC 740 Ken Hall, 75 years has passed away. Ken served at Hammerton Road Police Station before moving to Somerset in the 1960's where he served in CID and Regional Crime Squad and retired at the rank of detective sergeant. His funeral took place at on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Former PC Martin Boatman, aged 59 years, died suddenly on Thursday 25 July 2019 at home. He retired approximately 8 years having worked in Doncaster and Traffic Department. Martin's funeral will take place at 12 noon Thursday 22 August 2019 at Rosehill Crematorium Doncaster.all are welcome to join family and friends. Afterwards will be at Castle Park Rugby Ground Armthorpe Road Doncaster. It is to be family flowers only with donations to go in creating a garden in Martin's memory.

Former PC 1471 Andy Slack, 65 years, passed away on 11 July 2019. Andy worked at West Bar. His funeral took place at on Tuesday 30 July 2019.

Former Superintendent Winnie Bishop passed away in a Sheffield nursing home on the 2 July 2019, aged 99 years. She was  the oldest surviving former police officer member of Sheffield NARPO. Winnie's funeral took place on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

Former sergeant John Bidmead, 80 years, has passed away. He worked around the Doncaster District including town centre and Adwick, he retired as Sergeant. His funeral tool place on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Roy Gilberthorpe, 74 years, passed away on 12 June 2019. Roy served in Rotherham, Maltby, Dinnington and West Bar. Roy's funeral took place on Monday 24 June 2019.

Former Inspector Barry Skillington, 82 years, passed away on 7 June 2019. His funeral took place on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

Former sergeant David Edward Pagdin, 82 years, passed away on 6 May 2019. At the time of his retirement he was serving at West Bar. Funeral details are unknown but it may have taken place already.

Former sergeant Roger Wilfred Sykes, 83 years died suddenly on Thursday 30 May 2019 in Doncaster Hospital after a short illness. He retired as Sergeant at Doncaster having worked in various posts around the district. There are no funeral details at present and will be circulated when known.

Retired Sgt Norman Coxall, he was 96yrs of age and a member of Rotherham NARPO.  Norman served mainly at Rawmarsh sub division and retired whilst serving at Wath.  Prior to joining the Police Norman served in the Navy and was one of the few remaining servicemen involved in the Arctic convoys.  For those who knew and worked with Norman he will be remembered fondly.  His funeral took place on 14 may 2019. 

Former DC 1177 Robert (Bob) Davis, formerly of Woodseats, the Force Drug Squad who, latterly, worked as an interview trainer at the Force Training Department.  Bob has lived in Florida for some time and he passed away in the early hours of yesterday (5.5.19) after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease and, latterly, colon cancer.  

Former PC 3190 Sharon Chapman, 61 years, passed away yesterday (14 April 2019) in Rotherham Hospice after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family. Sharon was a police cadet joining the regular force in 1976. She began her service in uniform at Hammerton Road Police Station, followed by postings to HQ Criminal Records and Antecedents Departments, after which she served at West Bar. She instructed first aid on a part time and then full time basis at the Force training centre followed by a return to uniform duties at Sheffield South and finally she worked with the Youth Offending Team prior to retirement in 2007. She was a former national police first aid champion. Sharon's funeral was held at on 1 May 2019.

 
Former sergeant 784 Keith Glover, 74 years, passed away on 9 April 2019 in Chester-le-Street. Keith was a colourful character who served at West Bar and as a student instructor at Dishforth. Keith's funeral will tale place at 10.30am on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at St. Mary's & St. Cuthbert's Church, Chester-le-Street, County Durham. No flowers. Mourners are requested to wear something blue.
 
Former sergeant William Richard Peter Carrier (known as Peter), 89 years, passed away on 31 March 2019. Peter served in uniform and CID at Attercliffe. Funeral details are not known at this time.
 
Former colleague Paul Saunders, 53 years died on Friday 29 March 2019 in St John's Hospice Balby Doncaster. after a short illness of cancer. Paul was a New Zealander joining SYP working within the Doncaster District mainly A2 area both in uniform and CID. His funeral took place at on Monday 15 April 2019.
 
Former DC Robert (known as Bob or RQ) Kelly age 69 years died on Saturday 16 March 2019. He worked around the Doncaster District in various roles both in uniform and CID. Bob's funeral took place on 2 April 2019.
 
Former detective sergeant John Chettleburgh, 80 years, has passed away. He had been in poor health for some time. John served across Sheffield and was in Headquarters Criminal Records office for many years. John's funeral took place on Monday 1 April 2019.
 
Former Superintendent John Brougham, 82 years, passed away on 2 March 2019. John served at West Bar, Rotherham, Driving School and Traffic, retiring from there in 1989. John was one of the first motorcyclists in Sheffield City Police. His funeral took place on Thursday 14 March 2019.
 
Former PC George (Spud) Turner, 83 years has passed away. George worked at Hackenthorpe and at Force HQ as a custodian before his retirement in 1986.George was an active sportsman and represented the Force at football and cricket. Spud's funeral took place on Tuesday 26 March 2019.
 
Barrie Gover, 82 years died on Wednesday 27 February 2019. He served in Doncaster from 1965 having previously worked in Sheffield, retiring from Doncaster Road Traffic. Barrie's funeral took place on Wednesday 13 March 2019.
 
Former PC 627 Alan Charles Eyre, 70 years, died on 8 February 2019 at the Rotherham Hospice. Alan was a former Sheffield City cadet, who served the majority of his police service at Woodseats, before retiring on a medical pension after a bad back injury. Alan's funeral took place at 18 February, 2019.
 
Former Chief Inspector Tony Murray, 66 years, passed away on 8 February 2019, Tony worked in Sheffield, Barnsley and in Training. Tony's funeral took place at 1 March 2.019.
 
Former sergeant Roy Jewsbury, 84 years died suddenly on Thursday 31 January 2019. He joined the Doncaster Borough Police going on to serve West Riding and then South Yorkshire Police retiring as Sergeant. He was a member of the Police Choir along with representing the Police at Badmintion. Roy's funeral took place 20 February 2019.
  
Former PC Stan Richardson, 88 years, passed away on 13 January 2019. Stan worked in the Rotherham division. Details of his funeral will be circulated when known.
 
Former Sergeant Derek Wilfred Hyde, 87 years died on Monday 7 January 2019. He retired as Sergeant approximately 1992 working around the Doncaster area. Derek's funeral took place on 24 January 2019.
 
Former PC Bob Turton, 68 years passed away on 28 December 2018. He served in the Barnsley area. His funeral took place on 21 January 2019.

Former Sergeant Robert Mason, 75 years died on Sunday 6 January 2019 after a short illness of cancer. He retired in 1992 as Sergeant working in Community Relations Doncaster having also worked in Maltby area. His funeral took place on 23 January 2019.

page last updated on 15/10/2019

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