We have had to change the way that some of our service operates to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Where no suitable funeral arrangements have been made or are being made for a deceased person who has died in the Torbay area, we may have a duty to help out. Where possible expenses will be recovered from the estate of the deceased.

If the death occurred in hospital

The Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Opens in a new window will arrange for the funeral of any person who died in or whilst travelling to hospital

Who Pays for the Funeral?

If possible the cost of the funeral is met out of the estate of the deceased, or from a spouse or a parent. If details of family and friends are found they will be informed of the death and invited to make the funeral arrangements. If it is not possible to contact a spouse or a parent the cost will be met by us.

Property and Personal Effects

If the deceased left furniture or other personal effects arrangements will be made for the disposal of these items and any money recovered offset against the cost of the funeral.

When all costs are known and the value of the estate exceeds this, the Treasury Solicitor is informed.

Public funerals held between January 2009 and December 2019
Deceased Name Date of Death Place of Death Next of Kin Located Passed to Treasury Solicitor
Ms Diane Bennet 06/01/2009 TQ1 No No
Mr David Arthur Giles 25/01/2009 TQ2 No No
Mr Keith Anthony Barlow 26/01/2009 TQ4 No No
Mr Frederick Thorpe 09/02/2009 TQ1 No No
Mr Reginald Arthur Bennett 16/02/2009 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Raymond Edward Richardson 03/03/2009 TQ1 No No
Mr Roy Bernard Wadlan 04/03/2009 TQ5 No Yes - 06/07/2009
Mrs Christine Mary Wotton 18/05/2009 TQ2 No No
Mr David John Graham Weeks 20/05/2009 TQ2 No No
Mr David Leonard West 27/05/2009 TQ3 No No
Mr Thomas Connelly 04/06/2009 TQ2 No No
Mr Anthony Sydney Bunker 17/06/2009 TQ2 No No
Mrs Jane De Vogelar 28/06/2009 TQ1 No No
Mrs Dylys Lucey 27/06/2009 TQ1 No No
Mr James Burgess 03/08/2009 TQ3 No No
Mr Steven Clarke 09/08/2009 TQ1 No No
Mr David White 02/09/2009 TQ1 No No
Mr Jeffrey White 26/10/2009 TQ1 No No
Mrs Dorothy Maude Carter 27/10/2009 TQ1 No No
Ms Kathleen McLoughlin 08/11/2009 TQ2 No No
Mr Walter John Biddle 12/11/2009 TQ4 No No
Mrs Margaret Rose Joyce Alcindor 26/11/2009 TQ3 No No
Mr Samuel Alan Wimbs 25/12/2009 TQ2 No No
Mrs Mary Jean Witchell 17/01/2010 TQ1 Yes No
Mrs Enid Ann Wagstaff 29/01/2010 TQ2 No No
Mrs Lilian J Trethewey 15/02/2010 TQ1 No No
Mrs Norah Josephine Mary Jackman 20/03/2010 TQ3 No No
Mr Adrian Mooney 24/03/2010 TQ1 No No
Mr Peter Joseph Craven 12/04/2010 TQ5 Yes No
Ms Julia Moran 06/05/2010 TQ2 No No
Mr Kirk Airey 21/05/2010 TQ2 No No
Ms Joyce Alexander 02/07/2010 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Danny Mario Rogers 06/08/2010 TQ3 No No
Mrs Anna Woitzik 26/08/2010 TQ1 No No
Ms M Waters 10/09/2010 TQ1 No No
Mrs Stella Williams 16/09/2010 TQ2 No No
Mr Robert Nash 24/10/2010 TQ1 No No
Mr Jonathan Gerald Johnson 04/10/2010 TQ3 No Yes -13/12/2010
Mr Harold E Singleton 12/10/2010 TQ2 No No
Mr Peter Joseph Hammond 22/10/2010 TQ5 No No
Mr Edward Allen 06/11/2010 TQ3 No No
Mrs Maureen Cunningham 10/11/2010 TQ3 No No
Mrs Ann Saberton 16/11/2010 TQ1 No No
Mr Thomas Wilkes 16/12/2010 TQ2 No Yes - 07/01/2011
Mr Thomas Hammond 13/02/2011 TQ3 No No
Mr Derek John Pitt 15/03/2011 TQ2 No No
Mr Derek Thomas Grainge 08/04/2011 TQ2 No No
Mr Robert McColl 24/07/2010 TQ2 Yes No
Mr David Rickhard 06/07/2011 TQ2 No Yes - 02/08/2011
Mr Owen Kelly 01/07/2011 TQ3 Yes No
Mrs Annie Almond 07/07/2011 TQ2 Yes No
Mrs Bacon 12/07/2011 TQ3 Yes No
Mrs Muriel Lillian Beels 21/07/2011 TQ1 Yes No
Ms Pamela Kemp 21/07/2011 TQ1 No No
Mrs Joy O'Connell 10/07/2011 TQ4 No Yes - 31/08/2011
Mr Mark Anthony Ford 30/09/2011 TQ2 No No
Mr Brian Foster 04/10/2011 TQ5 No No
Mr Robert Nicolas 29/11/2011 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Bertie Pagnum 14/12/2011 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Garry James Williams 27/12/2011 TQ3 No No
Mr Neal Bradley Dennis 29/03/2012 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Bernard Ruff 25/04/2012 TQ3 No No
Mr Paul Crawley 15/06/2012 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Douglas Cooper 03/07/2012 TQ3 No No
Mr Michael Lloyd 05/08/2012 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Colin John Cook 23/10/2012 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Peregrine Winfield 10/12/2012 TQ1 No No
Mr Kenneth Edward Evans 18/12/2012 TQ3 Yes No
Mrs Kathleen Bagshaw 11/01/2013 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Shaun Patrick Ibbett 06/02/2013 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Adam Rourke 05/02/2013 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Anthony John Evans 16/02/2013 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Julian Outfin Williams 22/02/2013 TQ4 No No
Mr Adrian Sherman 13/03/2013 TQ1 No No
Mr Neil Bowers 14/03/2013 TQ1 Yes No
Mrs Sandra Hannaford 18/03/2013 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Michael R Yates 21/03/2013 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Ian Sedgeman 09/04/2013 TQ1 No No
Ms Sheila Johnson 13/04/2013 TQ1 No No
Mrs Susan Jacqueline Cole 07/03/2013 TQ1 Yes No
Miss Heather Gordon 23/04/2013 TQ5 No No
Kathleen Gorman 28/04/2013 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Reginald Harold Patten 13/06/2013 TQ1 No No
Anthony Keith Smith 28/07/2013 TQ2 No No
Ms Patricia Mardell 23/08/2013 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Aubrey William Roberts 22/10/2013 TQ1 No No
Mr Frederick Gordon 12/11/2013 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Paul Powell 17/11/2013 TQ1 Yes No
Mr David Anthony Stumbles 22/11/2013 Yes No
Mr Daniel Craig Osbourne 06/12/2013 TQ5 No No
Mrs Thelma Iris Humphries 12/12/2013 TQ1 No No
Ms Karina Booth 18/12/2013 TQ2 Yes No
Ms Dorothy Jones 02/04/2014 None No
Mr Edward Goble 09/04/2014 None No
Ms Sheila McGuinness 16/05/2014 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Andrew C Harrad 09/05/2014 TQ3 None No
Mrs Margaret Elizabeth West 03/06/2014 None No
Beryl Knight 04/06/2014 None No
Thomas Edward Jordan 04/06/2014 TQ4 None No
Mr Martin Andrew Taylor 09/06/2014 None No
Mr Andrew John Jones 16/07/2014 None No
Mr Stanley Lewis 16/07/2014 TQ5 Yes No
Mr John Laurence Gabriel 26/07/2014 TQ1 None No
Ms Nicola Jane Davies 02/08/2014 TQ1 None No
Mr Trevor Townsend 23/08/2014 None No
Mr Geoffrey William Bowman 20/08/2014 None No
Mr William Chatterton 29/08/2014 None No
Mr Jim McKillop 20/10/2014 None No
Mr Ronald Telfer 20/11/2014 No No
Mr Richard Potts 31/12/2014 No No
Mr William Laverty 05/01/2015 Yes No
Mr Robert Minskip 08/01/2015 None No
Mr Robert Wyse 29/12/2014 Yes No
Mr Mark Thomas Pillar 26/01/2015 Yes No
Mair Fletcher 01/02/2015 None No
Mr John Dougal McConnell 26/02/2015 TQ1 None No
Mr Robert Miller 25/03/2015 Yes No
Mr Bruce Cottrill 09/04/2015 Yes No
Mr Christopher Charles Musgrave 05/04/2015 None No
Jane Smith 24/04/2015 None Yes - 07/07/2015
Leslie Jeffs 21/04/2015 No No
Mr Brian Maker 10/05/2015 Yes No
Mr George William Busby 29/04/2015 None No
Carole Richards 12/06/2015 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Adam Bushell 24/06/2015 Yes No
Mr Garfield Kent 15/07/2015 Yes No
Mr Russell Isaac 14/07/2015 Yes No
Ms Sylvia Keen 22/07/2015 Yes No
Mr Glen Stacey 23/08/2015 Yes No
Mr Daran Goff 08/10/2015 Yes No
Mr Michael Joseph Kenny 11/10/2015 Yes No
Mr Colin Rees 25/09/2015 No No
Ms Paula McAllister 04/11/2015 Yes No
Brian Hudson 25/11/2015 TQ12 None No
Ms Barbara Murphy 11/12/2015 TQ4 None No
Margaret Devonshire 11/12/2015 Yes No
Paul Prescott 12/12/2015 TQ2 Yes No
Ms Christina Hill 20/12/2015 TQ2 None No
Mr Clifford Bragg 25/01/2016 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Joseph Kearns 31/01/2016 TQ3 No No
Ms Maureen Hare 12/02/2016 TQ1 None No
Mr Kenneth Hedley 15/02/2016 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Joseph Scott 12/02/2016 TQ5 None No
Ina Winifred Adams 03/03/2016 TQ3 None No
Pamela Jane Stockwell 26/03/2016 None No
Sven Bade 15/05/2016 Yes No
Terence Stanley McCann 18/05/2016 Yes No
Diane Williams 23/05/2016 Yes No
Mr Graham Bird 25/05/2016 No No
Vica Capraroiu 31/05/2016 Yes No
Keith Davies 06/06/2016 TQ2 Yes No
Mr David Simmons 08/07/2016 No No
Mr Michael Thomas Huckle 30/07/2016 Yes No
Mr Philip Deakin 02/09/2016 TQ2 Yes No
Mr James Francis O'Hare 09/09/2016 Yes No
Clive Allwood 04/10/2016 TQ2 No No
Mr Lawrence Brittain 13/09/2016 Yes No
Stuart Mark Forrest 10/01/2017 TQ2 Yes No
Angus Frew 19/01/2017 TQ1 Yes No
Mary Lewis 21/01/2017 Yes No
Simon D Brown 17/03/2017 TQ3 No No
Mr Michael Hodge 15/05/2017 TQ4 Yes No
Ian Richardson 01/07/2017 TQ4 Yes No
William Harris 30/07/2017 TQ1 No No
Kevin Dodgson 01/09/2017 TQ2 Yes No
Patrick Richard McCarthy 26/10/2017 TQ2 None No
Mr George Smith 24/11/2017 TQ2 No No
David Michael Hill 29/11/2017 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Stephen Pitt 02/12/2017 TQ1 None No
Mr Paul Yull 08/01/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Teresa McBride 20/01/2018 TQ3 Yes No
Yvonne Devey 10/02/2018 TQ3 Yes No
John Clarke 01/03/2018 TQ5 Yes No
Jean Montieth 01/03/2018 TQ3 Yes No
Mr David Samuel Westwood 02/03/2018 TQ4 Yes No
Patricia Rowsell 05/04/2018 TQ4 None No
Frank Bentham 11/04/2018 TQ2 None No
Thomas Mortimore 29/04/2018 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Peter John Dumbreck 10/05/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Philip Glover 08/05/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Jeffery Laking 21/06/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Anthony Charles Franklin 31/07/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Raymond Davies 13/08/2018 TQ3 Yes No
Caroline Marchant 05/08/2018 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Robert Burgess 25/08/2018 TQ1 No No
Mr Brian Thomson 06/09/2018 TQ4 Yes No
Bernard (Ben) Casey 14/09/2018 TQ2 Yes No
David Bartlett 22/09/2018 TQ2 No No
David Cole 05/10/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Robert Boshier 27/11/2018 TQ1 No No
Mr Graham Dempsey 06/01/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Ian Muir 26/01/2019 TQ1 Yes No
Raymond Boucher 09/02/2019 TQ3 Yes No
Dennis Martin 10/02/2019 TQ3 No No
Mr Roger Bushell 13/01/2019 TQ2 No No
Keith Hunnisett 22/02/2019 TQ1 Yes No
Kevin Michael Smith 06/03/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Michael Robinson 03/03/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Michael Rowe 18/03/2019 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Andrew Bruce Surgenor 18/03/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Vincent Bring 29/03/2019 TQ2 No No
Frances Mary Skyrme 09/05/2019 TQ4 Yes No
Richard Malcolm Paul Gould 03/05/1956 TQ2 Yes No
Kevin Stevens 09/06/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Jememiah McCarthy 27/06/2019 TQ5 None No
Mr Lee Hannon 03/07/2019 TQ3 Yes No
Mr A Villiers 24/08/2019 TQ1 No No
Lee Courtenay 27/10/2019 TQ4 Yes No
Ms Jean Patricia Frazer 19/10/2019 TQ5 Yes No
Kenneth Tucker 22/11/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Roderick Torrance 30/11/2019 TQ5 Yes No

How can I obtain the date and place of birth of the deceased?

This information can be found on the death certificate of the deceased. Certificates can be obtained from Paignton Library.

Why have you not disclosed the value of the deceased's estate?

This information will not be published by us, nor is it published by the Treasury Solicitor. This is to reduce the risk of fraudulent claims being made against the estate.

Those individuals who believe they are an entitled relative can make a claim on the estate or find out more information from the Bona Vacantia Opens in a new window website.

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