Gary Ian THATCHER

 Gary Ian THATCHER

AKA  GONAD
Late of Thirroul

Son of SenSgt ( Retired ) Laurie Ian THATCHER Regd # 8009 ( R.I.P. )

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  155

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  17604[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 27 June 1977

Constable – appointed 27 June 1978

Senior Constable – appointed 27 June 1986

Final Rank = Senior Constable

Stations?, Austinmere, Thirroul, Corrimal, Sutherland?, Wollongong

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre June 1977?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 28 April 1993

Born:   11 March 1958

Died on:   Wednesday  12 December 2018 about 6pm

Age:  60

Cause:   TBA

Event location:  Palm Court, Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal

Event date:  Wednesday 12 December 2018 about 6pm

Funeral date:   Friday  21 December 2018 @ 10am

Funeral location:   Hansen & Cole Funerals, Northcliff Dve, Kembla Grange

Wake location:  Ryans Hotel, Thirroul @ noon

Funeral Parlour:  Hansen & Cole, Kembla Grange – 42724900

Buried at:   ?TBA

 Memorial located at:   ?

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Gary THATCHER, son of Laurie, was with old work mates at the Palm Court Restaurant, Corrimal Hotel, Princes Hwy, Corrimal tonight ( Wednesday 12 December 2018 ).
This ‘get together’ was with old Policing Footy Team mates from the Illawarra – who regularly gathered to celebrate old war stories and great times together.
Tonight, about 6pm, Gary was ready to leave the restaurant with his mates and went to the bathroom.  At the time he was wearing a moon boot due to a recent operation.  Gary was in good spirits when he went into the toilet but a short time later he was found lying on the floor in the bathroom and it is unsure what has occurred and further enquiries by police are continuing.
His friends and colleges commenced CPR until the arrival of Paramedics who took over but unfortunately Gary passed away.
Gary was in good spirits and health and his passing comes as a total shock to all that knew him and were with with him.
Gonad will forever be resting with his father, Laurie.
Funeral details have yet to be arranged.
May the lads forever Rest In Peace.
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Keith Maree Caldwell  141218

Wednesday was supposed to be a great day for myself & a group of mates..Xmas Lunch with a bunch of good guys beers & punting, war stories, funny times……we do this 6 times during the year. 13 of us were there on Wednesday (few missing) but only 12 got to go home to their loved ones, family & friends!

But this day we will never forget because of the passing of one of us Gary ‘GONAD’ Thatcher 💔😭. I’m crying as I write this & all of us will deal with this in our own special way.

Some of us had left, but majority were still there, when Gary had a fall around 6pm. NSW Ambo’s / Paramedics attended & a few of the boys assisted them🙏💪 wow..heartbreaking boys but there was nothing else you could do. Maria & myself ended up getting back to the pub with others who arrived to console everyone, it was heart breaking & sad.

This is hard to say but you know what Gary went doing something he really enjoyed…together with old boys having a giggle, telling war stories, food & beer plus a few bets on the side. It is now a special but sad day in our lives.

Gary was loyal to his mates until his last day, loved his family & would do anything for both. A funny bugger who made us laugh. If you had the chance to work with him in the cops (which I did), he was a good old fashion cop.

Police Footy was special, he loved this from his early days as a Campsie ‘Camel’ to the world famous Wollongong ‘Falcons’….he had a ball, and come to think of it majority of us did, great days playing, enjoying life long friendships, away bus trips & end of season trips away. 😁 The Townsville trips to see my good mate Muzza ( RIP ) were up there too. This is hard for us but GONAD you wont be forgotten mate…we all loved you

Few mates caught up yesterday which was good.

Look over us as we continue in life….a few photos

Our thoughts,prayers & condolences to his family.

RIP GONAD😭💔xxoo

William Peter CROOKS

William Peter CROOKS 

AKA PETE, CROOKSY
Late of Umina

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  ???

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  32060

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Final Rank = Inspector

Stations?, Eastwood, Police Prosecutor, CMR Region Office, Office of General Counsel and Brisbane Water Police District – Death

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  29 November 2018 =  ? years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   3 February 1969

Died on:   Thursday  29 November 2018

Age:  49

Cause:   Brain tumour

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Monday  10 December 2018

Funeral location:   Green Point –  Central Coast, NSW

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?TBA

 Memorial located at:   ?

William Peter CROOKS

William Peter CROOKS

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Nothing further, at the time of publication, is known about this man, his career or cause of death.
Cal
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Geoffrey SINGLETON

 Geoffrey SINGLETON

AKA SINGO
Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ???

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  14739[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 28 June 1971

Constable 1st Class – appointed 24 August 1976

Senior Constable – appointed 24 August 1980

Final Rank = Senior Constable

Stations?, Singleton, Mounted Section with Police horse ‘Ras’, Pilliga, Coonamble – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre June 1971?  to  11 July 1997 =  28 years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 8 June 1988

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 August 1997

Born:   20 May 1942

Died on:   Sunday  2 December 2018 @ 4am with his wife, Dot, by his side

Age:  76

Cause:   Cancer

Event location:  Coonamble Hospital

Event date:  Sunday  2 December 2018 @ 4am

Funeral date:   Friday  7 December 2018 @ 10am

Funeral location:   Graveside, Coonamble Cemetery, Back Gular Rd, Coonamble

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour: Coonamble District Funeral Services – 6822 0000

Buried at:   Coonamble Cemetery

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

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Geoff Singleton

“Singo”

 Of Coonamble

Peacefully passed away at Coonamble Hospital

On 2.12.2018

Aged 76 Years

Family and friends of the Late Geoffrey “Singo” Singleton are warmly invited to attend his Graveside Funeral Service to be held at

Coonamble Cemetery

On Friday 7th December 2018 commencing at 10:00am

In Lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted to go towards Coonamble Cancer Survival Fund and also Daffodil House at Bathurst

Please bring a whip to crack!

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Geoff had been an inpatient at Coonamble Hospital, in the palliative care unit, after suffering a seizure during chemotherapy.
Singo was apparently a “tough old bastard” and it took “a lot to get the better of him” but he succumbed to his cancer – with his wife, Dot, by his side.
He was renowned amongst the policing troops as a “Champion bloke” and “bloody tough”
When he first turned up at Pilliga, one of the locals thought he was a drover and asked him where he had his herd.
Singo was a yarn teller and a bad singer.  He was a good poet and could roll a smoke one handed.
He was a good bushman.
Greg Martin A true blue country cop Rest In Peace Singo

 

Phillip Stephenson He was a legend in Coonamble.

 

Mal Unicomb RIP Singo. What a great character he was. A very dry wit and so many stories. Always amazed me how that tiny little bit of rolly cigarette stayed on his lip.
Michael McCulkin Thanks for the update John. RIP Singo, a legend in the true sense
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Annette Louise TOLHURST nee HINTON

 Annette Louise TOLHURST nee HINTON

Daughter-in-law to Charlie Tolhurst ( NSWPF # 5395 )
AKA  NETTY
Late of Lithgow

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class # ‘possibly 237’

New South Wales Police Force

Probationary Constable # 60505

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  25650[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – attested 9 September 1988

Final Rank = Sergeant

Stations?, The Rocks ( 1990 ), North Sydney ( 6 Division ), PoliceLink ( PAL ) – Lithgow

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre Sept. 1988?  to  29 November 2018 =  ? years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   26 December 1963

Died on:   Thursday  29 November 2018 at Lithgow District Hospital

Age:  54

Cause:  Cancer

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Friday 7 December 2018 @ 2pm

Funeral location:   Black Gold Cabins, 121 Main St, Wallerawang

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  Lithgow City Funerals – 6352 2111

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

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Tolhurst Annette Louise
26.12.1963 – 29.11.2018
Peacefully at Lithgow District Hospital.
Much loved and will be sadly missed by all
For Funeral Details please contact Lithgow City Funerals Lithgow (02) 6352 2111
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Published in Lithgow Mercury on Dec. 4, 2018

http://tributes.lithgowmercury.com.au/obituaries/lithgowmercury-au/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=190891746
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Graham Slingsby
December 2 at 11:24 PM

Vale: SGT. Annette Tolhurst (Née: Hinton)

It is with deep regret and incredible sadness, that I announce the passing of Annette Tolhurst (Née: Hinton) 😪

Annette passed away peacefully, last Thursday evening, after a battle with cancer.

I worked with Annette extensively at North Sydney Police Station, many years ago.
She was an incredibly proficient operator and a wonderful woman.
Annette was a no-nonsense type of person, who got the job done, with a minimum of fuss. She easily won the admiration and respect of all of her work colleagues and dearest friends.

I believe that Annette’s final posting was at the Police Assistance Line (Lithgow).

Rest In Peace, sweet lady.
You were an incredibly beautiful person.

If funeral details do become available, I will announce further updates.

Dellb Shay Rest easy Annie xx
Lenore Schiller RIP 💖
Ron Rodgers Graham, I worked with a Kate Hinton also at North Sydney. Any connection?
Graham Slingsby Ron, I don’t think so, mate?
Wayne Topham RIP
Val Ivlev RIP.
Brian Friend Was she related to Charlie
Karen Ure So sad to hear. Condolences.
Udo Starkis RIP 💙
Peter Gould May she RIP
Craig Andrews Sad
Graham Slingsby Craig: She was an amazing woman 😪
Don Hamilton May she Rest in Peace.
Scott Leadbeatter I attended a few forums with Netty. She was the life of the party for sure. Very sad.
Dellb Shay She certainly was Scott!!
Donna Sedgmen She introduced me to Mr Jim Beam.
Graham Slingsby Donna Sedgmen: Doesn’t surprise me in the slightest! Lol 😝
Netty didn’t mind a JB or two!
Scott Leadbeatter I was playing my guitar one night and she come up and said, “I can play the guitar.” Sceptical, I handed her the guitar and she played and sang Take Me Home Country Roads. It brought the house down.
Andrew McDonald RIP Netty. Met her a few times at Lithgow PAL.
Helen Ridge RIP Annie.
Donna Sedgmen I’m so very saddened to hear of Netty’s passing. She was a fabulous person. Rest in Peace my friend.
Lesley Schwetz RIP Annie, you’re a legend in Blue Mountains LAC.
Graham Slingsby Lesley Schwetz Netty was a legend, everywhere she went ❤️
She left behind, an impressive legacy.
Bill Eggins RIP. You have fought the good fight
Lawrence Bonello RIP
Kerrianne Markulin She was a wonderful training officer. I had her at The Rocks in 1990. RIP Nettie.
Sharleen Flanagan So sorry to hear. Condolences to her family.
Annie Pranckus Smart Obviously respected and liked greatly. She will rest in peace leaving behind such admiration.
William John Well respected and well liked.
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John Robert Thomas HAMER

John Robert Thomas HAMER 

AKA  ?
Late of Monterey, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  ??

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  11103[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 17 August 1964

Constable – appointed 17 August 1965

Senior Constable – appointed 17 August 1973

Senior Sergeant – appointed 31 December 1987

Final Rank = Senior Sergeant

Stations?, ‘D’ District, G.D’s all of his service in Metro & Country areas, Police Academy lecturer at the Secondary Training annexure, Elizabeth St, Redfern ( 1980’s ), Sutherland District Office, Kogarah – Retirement

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre August 1964?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 2 March 1981 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 October 1991

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 10 August 2000

Born:   19 February 1943

Died on:   Monday  3 December 2018

Age:  75

Cause:   Parkinson disease  ( sufferer for 10 years ) & recently suffered progressive dementia

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Monday  10 December 2018 @ noon

Funeral location:   South chapel, Woronora Cemetery, Linden St, Sutherland

Wake location:  Cafe’, Woronora Cemetery

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:  Woronora Cemetery, Linden St, Sutherland

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

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the Metropolitan South Associates Branch of the Police Association have advised of the death of retired Senior Sergeant John Hamer, last station Kogarah.

During his service John performed general duties at country and metropolitan stations, and for a time was a lecturer at the Police Academy. He was an absolute gentleman, a very humble and respected man. For the past ten years John battled Parkinson disease and more recently suffered progressive dementia. Rest in Peace friend.

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03/12/2018 – John Robert Thomas HAMER, 75 old, Reg. No. 11103. Ret. Sen. Sgt of Monterey, Sydney NSW.
John’s funeral will be held at 12.00pm on Monday the 10th Instant at the South Chapel, Woronora Cemetery, thence a burial will be conducted within the grounds.

The family are desirous that former colleagues attending John’s funeral may wear relevant medals. If so, appropriate dress clothes would be required. The family have indicated that they would also like a Police Honour Guard to be present. Later, a wake will be held within the grounds to celebrate John’s life.

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John Robert Thomas HAMER

Rachel Burgess Rest in Peace

Neil Purvis RIP brother in blue
Greg Wilson Rest in peace John…

Janne McMahon RIP John.

Tracey Kearns Rest In Peace my old friend

Pete Wilson RIP dear friend.

John Richardson RIP John. A thorough gentleman.
Les Dalrymple Sergeant Hamer was an instructor at the Academy when I did secondary training back in the very early 80s. A thorough gentleman — Vale John.

Richard Hurst RIP Senior Sergeant HAMER.

Ron Alexander I worked with John at the secondary training annexure Elizabeth Street Redfern during the late 80’s. John was admired by all and a true friend. RIP John.
Peter Poulton RIP brother

Carol Allman Very sad lovely man
RIP

Bill Connors R.I.P. Brother

Col Colman Thank you John Hamer for your fine and dedicated Service to our Community. We also thank you for you enthusiastic approach whilst performing instructional duties at the Police Academy, and on behalf of the many hundreds of Probationary Constables you instructed in class, and launching them into a wonderful career, we say thank you, you really did make a difference. As a new Instructor at the Academy, during John’s tour, I found him most helpful and informative, during those first few months. RIP………..
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John Pizanias R.I.P mate
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Phil Evans RIP John. Would anyone know if he lived at Gladesville prior to joining the NSW Police?
Barry Salter John was in my class of August 1964
NSW Fallen Police Do you have a Class number Barry? Also, do you recall the exact date you all walked into the Academy – I assume at Redfern? Cal
Warwick Saunders Rest in Peace, a class after me.
Phillip Martin Rest in peace John.
Darryl Smith Rest In Peace Sarge. 🚓

Belinda Dunn-Toemoe Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. 💙

Rob Allman A true Gentleman & a wonderful friend.Lovely memories
R.I.P. Dearest John.😂
Ian Bell Rest In Peace my friend
Ken Emms I was a student of John’s in the Methods of Instruction Course. A very competent teacher & all round good bloke. He will be sadly missed. Sincere sympathies to John’s family.
Glenn Stan Cam Stanley John was attached to Sutherland District Office when I was in SOGs and he was always a gentleman who also had a good sense of humour. Will be sadly missed RIP mate

Stewart McNeice Worked with John at Kogarah. A real gentleman. A dam shame.
Phillip Brand RIP fellow Sergeant
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