Robin Dominic SCOTT
IPA Member 2310
Region 5 Christchurch 25/12/2016
It is with great regret to report the death of Robin Dominic Scott on Christmas Day and his funeral was held on the 30/12/16. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
Michael (Mike) NORLING
IPA Member 2974
Region 1 Auckland 23/11/2016.
It is with sadness to report the passing of Michael (Mike) Norling who died on the 23rd November 2016, at his home surrounded by family. Mike's funeral will be held at 1pm on Tuesday 29th November 2016 at All Saints Church, Howick. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time.
Ian Ashley FRANKLYN
IPA Member 2016
Region 2 Coromandel 18/11/2016.
Sadly reporting on the death of Ian Ashley Franklyn, who died peacefully at his home in the Coromandel on Friday 18th November 2016. Ian was in his 78th year. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time. A Memorial Service was held for Ian at the Coromandel Citizens Hall, Kapanga Road, Coromandel on Thursday 24th November 2016. Please send messages to 2238 Rings Road, Coromandel 3509.
Elaine Valerie O'HARA
Region 1 Auckland 05/11/2016
It is with sadness to report the passing of Elaine Valerie O'Hara, at the age of 86 years, on the 5th November 2016, in Auckland Hospital following a short illness (kidney infection). Elaine the wife of IPA Life Member (No. 618), Robert (Ace) O'Hara was an active member of the IPA. Elaine's funeral has been arranged for 2pm on Friday 11th November 2016 at Morrison's Funeral Home, 79 Line Road, Glenn Innes, Auckland. Our thoughts are with Ace and his family at this very sad time.
Peter John DAWE
IPA Member 1176
Region 3 Napier 30/10/2016
It is with sadness to report the death of Peter John Dawe on the 30th October 2016. Our sincere condolences go to his family at the very sad time.
Donald (Don) Owen BARRELL
IPA Member 2074
Region 4 Lower Hutt 23/10/2016
Don passed away peacefully on Sunday 23rd October 2016, at the Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt. Dearly loved husband of Sylvia. A service for Don was held at the Croft Centennial Chapel, Lower Hutt on Thursday 27th October 2016. Our thoughts are with Sylvia and family at this sad time. The family have requested that donations be sent to the Te Omanga Hospice, P. O. Box 30-814, Lower Hutt.
Kenneth (Ken) Lindsay RIGBY
IPA Member 2367
Region 5 Picton 17/08/2016
It is with sadness to report the death of Ken Rigby, aged 74 years, Ken died in hospital on the 17th August 2016, following a fall at his home in Picton. A service was held on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nelson Square, Picton. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
Jeffrey (Jeff) John GLOVER
IPA Member 1210
Region 1 Waitakere 30/07/2016
It's with sincere regret to report the passing of Jeffrey Glover during the weekend of 30/07/16 & 31/07/16 following a long illness. Jeffrey joined the IPA in 1980 and was a police sergeant at Henderson Police Station. Our sincere condolences go to his family at the very sad time.
William (Bill) Wakefield BISHOP
IPA Member 1508
Region 1 Auckland 17/05/2016
It is with sincere regret to report the death of William (Bill) Wakefield Bishop, on the 17th May 2016, dearly loved husband of Diane and father of Chris and Adrienne. Our sincere condolences go to Diane and and family at this very sad time.
Robert (Bob) VERNON
IPA Member 610
Region 3 Palmerston North 05/03/2016
It is with sadness to report the death of Robert (Bob) Vernon, a retired detective sergeant, on Saturday 5th March 2016, at the age of 73 years. Bob's death followed a mountain bike riding incident, when he came off his bike, sustained fractures and was admitted to hospital in Palmerston North, where he underwent an operation. He later died from a heart attack.
There will be a celebration of Bob's life at the Terracehaven Chapel, 697 Main Street, Palmerston North at 1.30pm on Wednesday 9th March. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
Laurie LEATHEM (LL)
IPA Member 2124
Region 5 Rolleston 08/01/2016
It is with sadness I advise that Laurie Leathem passed away on Friday 8th January 2016 after a battle with cancer.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday 12th January at Westpac Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Christchurch. Laurie has been an active member for Region 5 for a number of years.
Ronald (Ron) PILBROUGH
IPA Member 1565
Region 5 Christchurch 04/11/2015
It is with sadness to inform you that Life Member Ron Pilbrough passed away on Wednesday 4th November 2015. Ron had over 54 years IPA membership after joining the British Section on the 29th July 1961 and has held several offices over his life in IPA. Ron had been fading over the last couple of years but still managed to keep us on our toes and will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Carol and family at this very sad time.
Region 1 Auckland 19/10/2015
It's with sincere regret to report the passing of Judy Pegler, the wife of IPA No. 1693 John Pegler both avid IPA members for many years and Associate Travel Secretaries for Scandinavia. John & Judy were overseas recently and due to health complications suffered by Judy they had to cancel their holiday and rush home but despite a brief hospitalization and care she died at 10pm on Monday 19th October 2015 at her home where she was receiving nursing care. Judy's funeral was held at Faithfull's Funeral Home, Red Beach, Whangaparaoa / Orewa at 2pm Saturday 24th October 2015. Our sincere condolences go to John and his family at the very sad time.
Arthur (Archie) Ambrose MOULDS
IPA Member 2217
Region 2 Katikati 00/08/2015
Sadly Archie Moulls passed away in August 2015. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
James Alfred WEBBER
IPA Member 2883
Region 4 Wellington 18/07/2015
Sadly James passed away last weekend 18th / 20th July 2015. His funeral was held on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at Khandallah, Wellington. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Graeme John WILKES
IPA Member 156
Region 5 Nelson 00/04/2015
Sadly Graeme passed away early April 2015 and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Bruce William TRICKLEBANK
IPA Member 2497
Region 2 Raglan 25/03/2015
Sadly Bruce passed away on the 25th March 2015 and our thoughts are with his widow, Sharon and family at this sad time.
Eric James WATSON
IPA Member 575
Region 5 Christchurch 22/03/2015
Sadly Eric passed away on Sunday 22nd March 2015. It's believed that his funeral will be held on Wednesday 25th March 2015. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Allan John McLACHLAN
IPA Member 638
Region 3 New Plymouth 12/01/2015
Sadly Allan passed away on Monday 12th January 2015, aged 83 years. His funeral will be held on Sunday 18th January 2015 in New Plymouth. Our thoughts are with his widow, Joy and family at this sad time.
Colin Thomas DALZELL
IPA Member 131
Region 5 Christchurch 30/12/2014
Sadly Colin passed away on the 30th December 2014 and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
James (Jim) Wilfred McGUIRE QPM
IPA Member No. 477
Region 1 Auckland 27/12/2014
On the 27th December 2014, Jim died suddenly at North Shore Hospital at the age of 86 years. Sadly his wife, Nola had died a few days before. Our thought are with his family at this sad time.
IPA Member 2267
Region 1 Auckland 28/11/2014
Sadly Keith passed away on the 28th November 2014 and his funeral was held on Monday 1st December 2014. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Keith Francis DIGNAN
IPA Member 706
Region 1 Auckland 03/10/2014
DIGNAN Keith Francis passed away on 3rd October, 2014. Dearly loved father of Jay, Barbie, New Zealand Herald Notice and Hana; father-in-law of Marilu', Larry and Will; and grandfather of Charles, Milla, Alia, Edward, James and Max. Loved husband of Jane. You will be forever in our hearts. A funeral service will be held in the Somvervell Presbyterian Church, 497 Remuera Road, Remuera on Friday, 10th October, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. followed by burial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Special thank you to all the staff at Totara Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations to Canteen NZ Inc, would be appreciated and may be left at the church. All communications to the Dignan family C/- PO Box 25-731, St. Heliers, Auckland, 1740 (Published in The New Zealand Herald from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2014)
The condolences and thoughts of the International Police Association - New Zealand Section are with his family at this very sad time.
William Patrick (Pat) CREASEY
IPA Member 535
Region 5 Christchurch 25/09/2014
Sadly Pat passed away on the 25th September 2014 and his funeral mass was held on Monday 29th September 2014 at St. Peter & Paul Church, 56 Nicholls Road, Halswell, Christchuch. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Geoffrey (Geoff) Clements Arthur CATTON
IPA Member 94
Region 2 Tauranga 17/06/2014
Geoff sadly passed away in Waikato Hospital, Hamilton on Tuesday 17th June, after being admitted there the previous Sunday after feeling unwell.
Our thoughts are with his widow, Dawn and his family at this very sad time. Geoffrey was a Senior Sergeant at Ponsonby.
Ronald (Ron) Lindsay BONNINGTON
IPA Member 1690
Region 5 Nelson 01/12/2013
Sadly Ron passed away on the 1st December 2013, at the age of 86. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
IPA Member 2047
Region 3 New Plymouth 22/11/2013
Janet, the widow of Keith PAYNE who died in 1997, sadly passed away peacefully at her home in New Plymouth. Our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time.
Elizabeth (Betty) Florence PARKER
IPA Member 58
Region 3 Fielding 20/06/2013
Betty sadly passed away in North Palmerston Hospital on the 20th June 2013. Betty had been a long standing member of the IPA since the 31st May 1965. Our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time.
Lighting the way for Kiwi policewomen
ELIZABETH FLORENCE PARKER (nee BENNETT) JULY 28, 1929 JUNE 20, 2013
In September 1956, Betty Bennett was one of the first 10 policewomen in New Zealand to be trained alongside male colleagues. She was also one of the first three Maori policewomen to appear in uniform.
She didnt know it then, but she was destined to achieve other important firsts during her career with Police. She is considered a pioneering figure of New Zealand Police, but one of her significant achievements came about almost by accident. By 1959, Betty, who had been working as a detective, had passed the exam to qualify for promotion to sergeant, but at that time there was no pay scale for women above the rank of constable.
As it turned out, her impending promotion became a catalyst for an urgent review of the pay of policewomen.
Born in the Thames area, Betty was one of seven siblings. She was always a practical, no-nonsense sort of person who just got on and did her job. When she was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1962 it was not just for becoming the first woman to reach the rank of sergeant, but also for her outstanding leadership skills.
In 1966, she added another first to the list when, with her appointment to inspector, she became New Zealands first commissioned woman officer. At that time, she transferred to Police National Headquarters in Wellington. She told Valerie Redshaw, author of the book Tact and Tenacity, New Zealand Women in Policing, that one of the first issues to come up was how people would address her. It was such a novelty having a woman inspector, that people didnt know the proper form.
It was decided among colleagues that to my face you can call me what you like, but when the hierarchy are around you had better call me Maam. Redshaw also recorded that Betty became a much-admired boss. She had excellent communication skills, a practical and pragmatic approach to police tasks, whether routine or exceptional, and above all a wonderful sense of humour.
A sense of humour was probably vital for policewomen in an earlier era. Redshaw also records the day Betty began her training. Betty was introduced to Sergeant Richardson and another man who took her for a short ride in a Ford Consul car to a warehouse. She had no explanation as to what was going on. At the warehouse an elderly gentleman handed her a Bible and asked her read what she was later to discover was the police oath. From there the group went back to the police station, Sergeant Richardson went into his office and she was told to wait outside. Worried as time went on that she would miss another appointment, she knocked on the sergeants door and told him that she would have to go.
While she cannot recall his exact words, it was something like, Madam, if you want to leave the police, you have to give three months notice.
When she had risen to the rank of inspector, Betty toured all stations where policewomen were employed, checking on their welfare and taking note of their concerns. She told the Otago Daily Times that women had proved their worth as members of New Zealand Police and provided ample evidence that they are more than equal to any situation that might arise.
In 1969, Commissioner George Urquhart announced the establishment of a new national womens division, with Betty as its head. However, the project did not proceed and Betty retired from Police in 1970.
In 1973 she married another former police officer, Frank Parker, whom she had originally met during training at Trentham in the 1950s. Frank was the publican at the Railway Tavern in Wellington and the couple went on to run a pub in Dannevirke, a motel in Palmerston North and, eventually, the Rangitikei Club in Feilding, where Betty was also a fixture on the golf scene.
She was playing golf until a few weeks before her death at the age of 83.
Adrian (Jock) Stanley HODGSON QSM
IPA Member 306
Region 1 Kerikeri 24/01/2013
Adrian, known as 'Jock' sadly passed away, at the age of 69 years, at his home on 24th January 2013 following a battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with his widow, Tricia and family at this very sad time.
Jock was Kerikeri's police officer in the late 1980's and contributed to make an outstanding contribution to the community as an active Kerikeri Rotary Club member. His involvement stemmed from his police days when Rotarians helped him with Blue Light Discos at the High School.
Jock & Tricia celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary on the 1st January 2013. In those early years they were keen runners. Jock was instrumental in setting up and running the Kerikeri Half Marathon and was the Preseident of the Kerikeri Striders for many years.
IPA Member 571
Region 4 Paraparaumu 08/04/2013
Sadly James passed away on the 08/04/2013. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
IPA Member 570
Region 4 Porirua 18/02/2013
Sadly Desmond passed away on the 18/02/2013 at the age of 83 years. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Kevin (Spud) Joseph MURPHY
IPA Member 2715
Region 2 Katikati 06/01/2013
Kevin sadly passed away at his home in Katikati on Sunday 6th January 2013. Kevin was a retired Senior Constable at Taumarunui. A celebration of Kevin's life was held at the Pyes Pa Memorial Park Chapel, Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga on Thursday 10th January 2013. Our thoughts go to his family at this very sad time.
Jean Aleen May DOUGALL MBE - Feb 27th 1933 - Nov 14th 2012
IPA Member 1454
Region 4 Wellington 14/11/2012
New Zealand Police Chief Inspector Retired.
Messages and tributes may be placed in Jeans tribute book below or sent C/o PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241.
Jeans Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St Anne, Emmett Street, Newtown on Tuesday 20 November at 10am, thereafter burial at sea.
Jean Dougall was a trailblazer for women in police, but you wouldnt hear her say that. It wasnt her style to make grandiose statements, especially about herself. She was famously reticent, self effacing and private.
Those personality traits were made plain at her funeral in November last year, held at her church, St Annes in Newtown, Wellington. At her request there were no eulogies and no funeral programme. A letter was read out in which she barely touched on her achievements, but instead thanked people who had made a contribution to her life.
However, despite her best efforts, there is no hiding the significance of Jean Dougalls place in the history of the New Zealand Police. Her sheer competence in the workplace at a time when women were not considered really important to the service ensured she will not soon be forgotten.
After a decade of nursing, Jean, born and educated in Wellington, joined Police in 1961. She spent a year in uniform before transferring to CIB, where she worked for the next 20 years, actively involved in most of the homicide inquiries in and around Wellington.
Jean was devoted to CIB and the sentiment seemed to be mutual. Quoted in Valerie P Redshaws book Tact and Tenacity:New Zealand Women in Policing, Jean said she was indebted to fellow detectives who supported, encouraged and pushed her. Although factions in the police culture were anti-women, individuals who fitted in could be accepted, Jean wrote.
That acceptance extended to her rising to the rank of detective sergeant in 1967 and, in 1977, a historic promotion to detective inspector she was the second woman to reach commissioned rank (the first was Betty Bennett, who had left Police in 1970). Jean was, at one time or another, in charge of all the Wellington CIB squads, including drug, vice, in-service training and crime prevention.
In 1985 she was promoted to chief inspector, the highest rank a woman had attained in Police at that time.
Earlier, in 1972, Jean had achieved another milestone she became the first policewoman in Australasia to be appointed to fulltime prosecution duties. Redshaw notes that such was the novelty at the time, the senior sergeant had to get permission from the magistrate for a woman to appear in court. The magistrate was reported as saying: Why not, anythings good for a laugh.
Jean made good on that flippant observation when she was hastily called down to the No 1 Courtroom where the daily guilty plea cases were heard. She recalled: In the No 1 Courtroom I had to prosecute a case I had not even had time to read through. The witness was duly called and I asked a couple of questions, which did not seem to relate to the case. I was frantically going through the file, trying to find a brief of evidence when the magistrate looked at me and said, Detective Sergeant, are you intending to take part in this? I got flustered and replied, I dont seem to have any briefs on I mean on the file. I am sure that I won the case because the magistrate was still laughing.
She was also the first woman trainer for CIB. She is remembered by one former colleague as a top-class trainer who set the bar high and challenged others to raise the standard even further. She was known to be fearlessly loyal and protective of her work teams.
The ever-modest Jean said in Tact and Tenacity that much of her career was happenstance, but she did allow herself some satisfactions. She was proud of the way CIB always worked together to resolve problems and she was pleased that her study for a BA in education had given her an abiding interest in training. She prepared lesson notes on how to treat rape complaints and devised a personalised system of learning that could be applied in Police training.
Despite all her firsts, Jean never saw herself as a torchbearer for women in police, Redshaw says. Doing a good job was what mattered most to her. She didnt have a lot of female colleagues in police. Men held her in high regard. She was always trying to do her best, Redshaw says.
During the 1981 anti-Springbok Tour demonstrations in Wellington, a group of protesters were headed towards the Central Police Station in Waring Taylor St. Redshaw writes that Jean, who was about to go off duty, immediately got into uniform and organised the defence of the station.
Jean was awarded an MBE for services to Police in 1986 and retired, aged 55, in 1987. As Redshaw notes, it was then that a softer side of the highly capable police officer emerged. She devoted her time to the church, to volunteer work and to handicrafts, including becoming skilled at machine knitting.
She remained a very private person. Having outlived her only sibling, Jean had no extended family, so it was fitting that Police provided pallbearers six senior women police officers and granted her request to be draped in a Police flag and buried at sea. Police Commissioner Peter Marshall said he was pleased that Jeans police family could pay that final tribute to such a stellar career. Sources: Valerie P Redshaw; Dominion Post Jean Dougall outside the old Wellington Central Police Station in Waring Taylor St.
Story courtesy of the New Zealand Police Association
New Zealand Police Association Website
IPA Member 1801
Region 6 Dunedin 10/12/2012
Ian (Jock) MUNRO
IPA Member 870
Region 2 Taupo 21/09/2012
IPA Member 2458
Region 4 Wellington 23/08/2012
IPA Member 1396
Region 3 Wanganui 12/12/2012
Our sincere condolences are extended to their families, friends and colleagues.
Senior Sergeant Steven William BREACH
IPA Member 2228.
Region 1 Auckland 31/12/2011
Suddenly at Auckland on 31 December, 2011; aged 51. Most precious son of Lancia and James Carey Breach. Adored brother of Jim, Carey-Anne, Tania and Melissa, and treasured uncle of 10 nephews and nieces (all of Perth, West Australia). We were so privileged and lucky that you were ours and the hole you have left in our hearts will be eternal. A service will be held at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, on Monday, 9 January at 1pm.
Published in The New Zealand Herald on January4,2012
International Police Association NZ member since 1994 (Region 1)
IPA Member 2114
Region 4 Wellington 19/08/2011
One of New Zealand's earliest uniformed policewomen.
Lower Hutt's first uniformed woman police constable was appointed to the police 60 years ago on January 26, 1953, and was assigned to her role at Lower Hutt on January 17, 1956.
She was Constable Lois Ivy Collins. Like the current 43 women stationed at Lower Hutt today, she took her oath to serve our present Queen. Unlike her 43 successors her role focused on women and children only.
Her appointment, her restricted role and the innovation of her uniform as the visible presence of the police came when the Hutt Valley was experiencing the nationally significant post-war juvenile crime and population boom.
Her appointment gave her a vitally important role in the social history of the Hutt Valley.
War babies who had grown up with fathers absent fighting overseas and who had possibly also been the victims of their father's post traumatic war stress, reached puberty.
In Constable Collins' role, the minors and women who were victims of sexual predators and other crime had a visible representative of the long arm of the law dedicated to their protection on their turf.
Her appointment was part of a police strategy to address the doubling of sexual delinquency charges in the two years to 1954, a problem which was still being reported on by Senior Sergeant Quartley of Lower Hutt as being significant in 1957.
An example of a man luring a 15-year-old away from her schooling into a life of sex, make-up and booze is given in an Evening Post article in August 1954 which reports on a man charged with carnal knowledge of a minor.
A national report by the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents was tabled in Parliament as the Mazengarb Report.
Sherwood Young, editor of With Confidence and Pride: policing the Wellington Region 1840-1992, wrote: "There was little the police could do directly to solve the problem aside from putting more officers into the areas of greatest need."
Constable Collins in navy blue serge uniform went into local schools as part of a positive police response to these issues.
By the time she took up her work in the Hutt Valley she was in the top third of New Zealand's most experienced policewomen, according to a 1956 police survey of Age, Service, Marital Status and Distribution of Policewomen, published in Valerie Redshaw's book, Tact and Tenacity.
IPA Member 2246
Region 6 Dunedin 12/09/2011
A retired police photographer.
John Anthony McKEE
IPA Member 1355
Region 1 Auckland 20/08/2011
Alexander Gregory (Greg) McMANUS
IPA Member 551
Region 1 Hisbiscus Coast 25/08/2011
On 25 August 2011 unexpectedly at North Shore Hospital. Aged 75 years. Dearly loved husband of Mona. Loved father and father-in-law of Jim and Christine, Sean and Caren, Susan and Doug. A loved grandpa and grandpops of Briana, Danielle and Stephanie; Christopher and Camryn; Michael and Joshua. RIP. Funeral Prayers will be held at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 180 Centreway Road, Orewa on Wednesday 31 August at 1.00 pm followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at ICU, North Shore Hospital for their wonderful care. All communications to 160/441 Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa.
Published in The New Zealand Herald on August27,2011
IPA Member 330
Region 4 Wellington 28/07/2011
IPA Member 573
Region 2 Tauranga July 2011
Stanley (Stan) Raymond Henry KEITH
IPA Member 1222
Region 1 Helensville 13/06/2011
Having joined the IPA on 22nd December 1980 Stan was the International Police Association New Zealand Section's Immediate Past President having been President from 2008 until early 2011.
Stan was a great contributor to the New Zealand IPA having achieved respect from his counterparts in the rest of the world IPA sections, he will be missed.
Obituary Notice New Zealand Herald June 15th 2011
KEITH, Stanley Raymond Henry. Q.S.M (Stan) Passed away on Monday 13 June 2011 at North Shore Hospital with family present; aged 71 years. Loving husband of Merle and father and father-in-law of Elspeth and Reg, Julie, Wendy and Allen. Grandfather of Antoinette, Keegan and Layke, Chelsey and Great Grand Poppa Farm to Romani and Maecyn. Special thanks to the nursing staff at North Shore Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations to N.Z. Riding for the Disable PO Box 58-110, Whitby, Porirua, Wellington would be appreciated. A celebration of Stan's life will be held in the Main Chapel of the Morrison Funeral Home, 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Auckland on Monday 20 June 2011 at 12.30pm. Followed by a private cremation. All communications to the Keith family c/- the above Funeral Home.