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Joanne Katherine TRAVERS

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Joanne Katherine TRAVERS

AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

* Nickname:  Jo Jo, Jelda, Jelbie

Late of Kurrajong, NSW

 

Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

 

NSW Goulburn Police Academy –  Class # DPP 17 ( Class 17 ) 290

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  40423

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Goulburn Police Academy on Monday 1 September 2003 ( aged 20 years, 5 months, 24 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Friday 19 December 2003 ( aged 20 years, 9 months, 11 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? 2008 ( YES ) ( Came 2nd in her Course )

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank: =  Detective Senior Constable

 

StationsCabramatta ( 34 Division )( GDs )( ProCst ), Campbelltown( 35 Division ) Commuter Crimes Unit, City Sydney Street Policing Unit, Strike Force Setter @ Riverwood, Penrith / Nepean PAC Detectives (17 April 2007 – ? ), Strike Force Nethina re murder of Mac Moon ( Sept 2020 – Aug 2021 )( with Homicide Squad ), Sex Crimes Squad – State Crime Command ( 15 August 2021 – 8 December 2023 ) –  Death

  

Time employed with NSW Police:  From: 19 December 2003   to    8 December 2023 = 19 years, 11 months, 19 days

Service: From  1 September 2003     to    8 December 2023  = 20 years, 9 months, 11 days Service

 

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = 40 years, 9 months, 0 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 0

 

Awards:  No Find on the Australian Honours system – however received:

Region Commanders Unit Citation – granted 2004 re Meritorious Action at the Redfern Riots of 15 / 16 February 2004

Police Officer of the Month – Cabramatta Commander – granted 2008

Region Commanders Citation – granted 1 September 2015 – work on Strike Force Orkin

Ethical and Meritorious Police Service medal – granted

NSW Police Service Medal – granted

1st Clasp to the NSW Police Service Medal – granted

National Medal – granted

National Police Service medal – granted

Commissioner of Police Emergency Commendation – granted

Premiers Bushfire Citation medal ( 2019 – 2020 Bushfires ) – granted

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

 

 Born:  Tuesday 8 March 1983 at Sutherland, NSW

Died on:  Friday 8 December 2023 during the morning, at home, with family by her side

Age:  40 years, 9 months, 0 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Cancer ( Type = ? )

Event location:  at home with family by her side 

Event / Diagnosis date:   December 2022 ?

 

Funeral date:  Tuesday 19 December 2023 @ 10am  ( 20 years, to the day, from her Attestation at the Goulburn Police Academy )

Funeral location:   The Under Cover Betting Arena of Hawkesbury Race Club, 1 Racecourse Road, Clarendon, NSW

 

 

 

Wake location: at the Funeral Service venue

Wake date:  Tuesday 19 December 2023

 

 

Funeral ParlourWindsor Funeral Home, 95A Macquarie St, Windsor, NSW

 

Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2023 )

 

JOANNE  IS Entitled to be mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall, Surry Hills


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

Joanne Katherine Travers
08/03/1983  –  08/12/2023
Aged 40
Late of Kurrajong
Loving wife of Andrew and proud Mum of Liam and Charlie.
Daughter of Ken and Jane,
granddaughter of Roni, sister of Kel and her husband Matt.
Daughter-in-law of Barry and Liz, sister-in-law of Wes, Mark and Alison.
Aunt of Hamish, Ayla and Patrick.
Sadly missed by her Shire and Hawkesbury family and friends, and by her Police colleagues.
So Dearly Loved, So Sadly Missed
A celebration of Jo’s life will be held in its entirety at 10:00am on Tuesday 19th December 2023 in The Under Cover Betting Arena of Hawkesbury Race Club, 1 Racecourse Road, Clarendon.

 

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Sandra Ramos
7 days ago
Sending my deepest sympathies to all of Jo’s family and friends.
RIP sweet girl.
Such a beautiful service.
Thinking of you all.
X
Amanda Saad Kharma
7 days ago
My dear Jo… thank God for memories because they will live on forever.
One of the sweetest and kindest people I have known… what a blessing to this Earth xx you will be forever missed.
Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends
xoxox
Lyndal and Chris Richardson
7 days ago
Rest in Peace Darling Girl.
Thanks for showing the world how to be kind. 💕
Paul Rouillon
7 days ago
What an absolute privilege to have known Jo, lovely to see her remembered in such a beautiful celebration of her life.
Condolences to her family and friends who like me, will miss her every time we see her in brightness and joy in the world like… Read more
Tony and Catriona Steinborn
14 days ago
Deepest sympathies to Andrew, Liam, Charlie, Jane, Ken, Kelly, Roni, Barry, Liz and extended families on the loss of your beautiful Jo. Sending strength for the difficult days ahead. We will never forget Jo and her bubbly vibrant personality. RIP… Read more
Delina Buttigieg
14 days ago
Absolute beautiful soul indeed Miss Jo, heartbreaking news, thoughts and prayers to all xx God bless 🩷🩷🩷
Scott Harris
It’s no surprise a common sentiment is how bright, happy, kind and energetic you were Jo. The way you carried yourself, even when you were sick is a testament to your enduring strength of character. I don’t think anyone who has met you will ever forget. My heart goes out to Andrew, the boys, and all Jo’s family. I sincerely hope you can eventually find peace and solace with Jo’s passing.
RIP Jo.   18 December 2023
Catriona & Tony Steinborn
Deepest sympathies to Andrew, Liam, Charlie, Jane, Ken, Kelly, Roni, Barry, Liz and families on the very sad passing of your beautiful Jo. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
RIP Jo, taken way too soon.
12 December 2023
Natalie Saad
Deepest condolences to the Travers family. You will be forever loved and missed xx
12 December 2023
John and Janelle Scott
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. A life cut too short.  In time Happy memories will overcome your grief.
John and Janelle
18 December 2023
Elizabeth Jackett
A beautiful soul who will be missed and loved by many.
Thank You for your 20 years of service.
You can rest easy now your duty is done.
19 December 2023
Matt Brophy
Dear Jelder,
Matt BROPHY & Joanne TRAVERS
Matt BROPHY & Joanne TRAVERS
I’ll always remember you as someone whose smile shone brightly. You were genuinely a beautiful soul. Those who were lucky enough to call you a friend were better people as a result. Thank you for making the footy club a better place with your vibrant presence. You’ll be sorely missed and never forgotten.
My heart goes out to Andrew, Liam and Charlie during this difficult time. Wrap yourselves around your loved ones and share stories of this wonderful human. Be there for each other and know that Jo will be with you every step of the way.
My thoughts and prayers to you all,
Oyster
Xoxox
14 December 2023
Billy
Your forever smile, your infectious laugh and your adoring voice of an angel will be sadly missed by so many. I don’t think any of us will truly understand why such a beautiful soul was taken way too soon. I pray for your family, your closest friends, your loving husband and your two handsome boys who you will forever embrace from the stars above and who will one day hold your hand again.
RIP little Joey xx
love Billy 
18 December 2023
Shaun Cain
RIP Jo – Rest easy.
19 December 2023
Claire Hogan and Barbara Wagstaff
We will never forget Jo with her beautiful smile, rest in peace, thoughts are with the  family at this time.
15 December 2023
John and Janelle Scott
Our deepest Sympathy to all the family..A life cut short..In time Happy memories will overcome your grief.
John and Janelle
18 December 2023
Rebecca Tutill and Malik Arici
Liam TRAVERS, ?, Charlie TRAVERS
Liam TRAVERS, ?, Charlie TRAVERS
It was such an honour to join your family, friends, fans and blue family today, to celebrate your life Jo.

Your three boys did you proud and held their heads high. You have given them the strength to live in your memory. Rest easy beautiful darling.

I will try to keep our boys together.
Thank you for being a part of my world, even just a little.
19 December 2023

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

Let me introduce you to our beautiful friend, Jo.
About 18 months ago, Jo started suffering from pains in her stomach that wouldn’t go away. Testing took place and it was discovered that Jo had bowel cancer that had already spread to her liver. Jo was found to have numerous lesions on her bowel and her liver was riddled with lesions.
Jo has been having extensive chemotherapy since this time and sadly, a recent scan has shown that her tumours have grown and the cancer has also spread to her lungs. Jo is not eligible for liver surgery, bowel surgery, or any type of transplant. It appears as though Jo’s body is no longer responding to chemotherapy. Jo has been informed that she is eligible to trial a brand new immunotherapy drug that has just been brought over from the USA. Unfortunately, this drug is not yet on our PBS and will cost $1900 per fortnight, capped at $27,000.
Regardless of this trial, Jo has been informed that her condition is completely incurable, and that the aim of any trial or medication from this point onwards is to solely prolong her life. About 18 months ago, Jo was given an estimated 3 years life expectancy. Jo has only just turned 40.
Jo is a mother of two beautiful beautiful boys ( aged 8 and 5 ), a wife to a supportive, loving husband and a friend to so many people. She has served the NSW state as a dedicated police officer and Detective over her 20-year policing career. Her shock diagnosis and cancer treatment has taken an enormous toll on her and her family. Despite all of this, Jo has remained so infectiously positive and upbeat which has been an inspiration to us all.
We recently held a fundraising event to raise money for Jo and her family to help make special memories for them. We are now trying to continue our fundraising efforts to raise enough money to cover her ongoing treatment and ease the financial pressure on Jo and her family. We would love Jo to spend as much precious, quality time with her boys as she can.
Thank you for your love and support. x

https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-travers-family?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


 

 

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

 

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

 

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

 

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER

Joanne Katherine TRAVERS AKA  Joanne Katherine ELDER. Police Chaplin - Reverend Susan AVERY leading Jo's coffin at the completion of Jo's Service.
Police Chaplin – Reverend Susan AVERY leading Jo’s coffin at the completion of Jo’s Service.

 

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Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

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Cal
 11 December 2023

Updated:  2 January 2024 with additional photos and Live Stream Service


 

 

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