This page lists obituaries for current and former officers and members of staff. Information is sourced from the force Welfare department who deal with the pension arrangements for these officers.  This means there can be delays between the death date, when Welfare is informed and when the obituary is published. We do our best to publish obituaries the same day as Welfare inform us and in time to make arrangements to attend the funerals.

We can no longer send out email notifications when we update our obituaries page. We are working on an alternative solution but in the meantime, obituaries will continue to be published on this web page.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Anthony Hall who retired as an Inspector in 1995 and served with the Southend Borough and Harlow. He passed away on the 24th March 2021 aged 76 years. He leaves a widow Maureen.

A private family funeral service will take place at Harlow Crematorium, on Friday 9th April 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to “St Clare’s Hospice” c/o Daniel Robinson Funeral Directors, Wych Elm, Harlow, Esex CM20 1QP.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Derek Hill who retired as a Constable in 2002 and served at Rayleigh, Chelmsford, Laindon Traffic & Corringham. He passed away on the 18th February 2021 aged 60 years. He leaves a widow Carole.

A private family funeral service will take place at Saint Faiths Crematorium on Saturday 13th March 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to NNUH Charitable Fund c/o Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Church Lane, Eaton, Norfolk, NR4 6NZ.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Donald Daldry who retired as a Sergeant in 1982 and served with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 3rd February 2021 aged 94 years. 

A private family funeral service will take place at Southend Crematorium, South Chapel on Tuesday the 23rd March 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to ’Macmillan Nurses’ c/o Tanners Funeral Directors, 26 East Street, Southend, Essex SS2 6LH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Page who retired as a Superintendent in 1985 and served at Chelmsford, HQ Training School, Witham, Braintree and Eynsham Hall. He passed away on the 30th January 2021 aged 87 years. 

A private family funeral service will take place at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 18th March 2021, followed by burial at Feld View Woodland Cemetery, West Mersea.

Family flowers only, donations to either RNLI or Essex and Herts Air Ambulance c/o J. K. May Funeral Directors, West Mersea, CO5 8JE.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Stephen Williams who retired as a Sergeant in 1984 and served at Colchester, Chelmsford and Witham. He passed away on the 25th January 2021 aged 92 years. He leaves a widow Cynthia.

A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 16th February 2021 at Colchester Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations to the ‘Essex Police Benevolent Fund’ c/o Richard Funeral Directors, 78 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 1AH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Michael Jones who retired as a Sergeant in 2005 and served at Canvey, Benfleet, Dunmow, Southend, Rochford and Rayleigh. He passed away on the 24th January 2021 aged 71 years. He leaves a widow Gretel.

A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at St Helens Church followed by Crematorium at Southend.

Floral contributions to Co-op Funeralcare, 15 Queensway, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6JJ.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Jack Faulkner who retired as a Sergeant in 1979 and served with the Southend Borough and then Rayleigh. He passed away on the 22nd January 2021 aged 96 years.

A private family funeral service will take place at Southend Crematorium on the 7th April 2021.

Family flowers only, donations to ‘Fair Haven’ c/o Tanners Funeral Directors, 26 East Street, Southend, Essex SS2 6LH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Robert Pilgrim who retired as a Constable in 1991 and served at Braintree and Chelmsford. He passed away on the 26th December 2020 aged 81 years.

A private family funeral will take place on 21st January 2021 at Colchester Crematorium.

Donations if desired to ‘NSPCC’ c/o G. Collins & Sons Funeral Directors,
4 The Street, White Notley, Witham, Essex CM8 1RH.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Royston Youngs who retired as a Sergeant in 1998 and served at Colchester, Copford, Stanway Traffic, Chelmsford Traffic and Braintree. He passed away on the 17th January 2021 aged 76 years. He leaves a widow Daphne.

A private family funeral will take place.

Donations if desired to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance c/o East of England Co-op Funeral Services, Stanway Retail Park, Peartree Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 0LX.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Brian Powell who retired as a Sergeant in 1987 and served at Colchester, Basildon, Chelmsford and Maldon. He passed away on the 7th January 2021 aged 83 years. He leaves a widow Betty.

A private family funeral service will take place on Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 12.30 p.m. at Chelmsford Crematorium.

Floral contributions to T. Pennack & Sons, 1-3 Maldon Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7DW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Paul Chesney who retired as a Constable in 2009 and served at Basildon, Chelmsford, Dog Section - Laindon, Orsett, Rochford and Southend. On retirement he re-joined as a support staff member in the Force Control Room. He passed away on the 3rd January 2021 aged 66 years.

A private family funeral will take place on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at Chelmsford Crematorium.

Floral contributions to East of England Co-Op Funeral Services, 31 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 5PL,or donations to https://gofund.me/ce4ee414

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague John Soanes who retired as a Ch.Insp in 1997 and served at Saffron Walden, Southend, Harlow and HQ’s Special Branch. He passed away on the 30th December 2020 aged 83 years. He leaves a widow Ann.

Funeral has already taken place.  Donations to R.N.L.I

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Maurice Gilmartin who retired as a Constable in 2006 and served at Grays & Loughton. He passed away on the 20th December 2020 aged 73 years.  He leaves a widow Hazel.

A private family funeral has already taken place.

Donations if desired to ‘North West Hospice’ c/o Patsy McGloin & Sons Funeral Directors, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, Ireland.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Basil Uren who retired as a Sergeant in 1978 and served with the Southend Borough. He passed away on the 27th November 2020 aged 90 years.

A private family funeral has already taken place.

Donations if desired to ‘Southend-on-Sea Bowls Club Ltd.’

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Andrew Down who retired as a Chief Inspector in 2000 and served with the Southend Borough, Westcliff, CID, Crime Squad and Colchester. He passed away on the 26th November 2020 aged 69 years.

A private family funeral will take place on the 30th December in Suffolk.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to ‘Volunteering Matters’, c/o Farthing Funeral Service, 126 High Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9AL.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Charles Ryan who retired as a Constable in 2003 and served at Grays, Force Support Unit, & Schools Liaison Officer at Brentwood.  He passed away on the 13th November 2020 aged 66 years.  He leaves a widow Fiona.

A private family funeral will take place on Thursday 3rd December at Woking Crematorium, Hermitage Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 8TJ.  Service will be filmed and streamed live and you will be able to view the service by copying and pasting the below web address into your browser.

https://boxcast.tv/view/charles-peter-ryan-n58zepojj8nsi8fryaes

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Terry Edwards who retired as a Constable in 2004 and served at Rayleigh, Chelmsford & Force Control Room. He passed away on the 4th November 2020 aged 71 years.  He leaves a widow Sue.

A private family funeral will take place on Monday 30th November at Pitsea Crematorium.

Family flowers only donations if desired to Cancer Research UK, c/o
S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd., 4 Commonhall Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2RW.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Geoffrey Bromley who retired as a Constable in 1983 and served at Southend and Rayleigh. He passed away on the 29th October 2020 aged 87 years. He leaves a widow Gwynneth.

A private family funeral has taken place.

Donations if desired to Essex & Hertfordshire Air Ambulance, c/o A & R Adams Funeral Directors Ltd, 141-143 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Southend, Essex SS1 3EX.

The Chief Constable regrets to inform you of the sad death of our former colleague Peter Bettis who retired as a Constable in 2001 and served at Silver End Witham and Chelmsford Scene of Crime. He passed away on the 29th October 2020 aged 72 years. He leaves a widow Jean.

A small private cremation will take place on Friday 6th November at Boston Crematorium, Lincolnshire.

Family flowers only donations if desired to ‘Marie Curie’.