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 2023
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 Dylys Lucey 27/06/2009 TQ1 No No
Mrs Jane De Vogelar 28/06/2009 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 Robert McColl 24/07/2010 TQ2 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 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 Robert Nash 24/10/2010 TQ1 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 Owen Kelly 01/07/2011 TQ3 Yes No
Mr David Rickhard 06/07/2011 TQ2 No Yes - 02/08/2011
Mrs Annie Almond 07/07/2011 TQ2 Yes No
Mrs Joy O'Connell 10/07/2011 TQ4 No Yes - 31/08/2011
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
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 Adam Rourke 05/02/2013 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Shaun Patrick Ibbett 06/02/2013 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Anthony John Evans 16/02/2013 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Julian Outfin Williams 22/02/2013 TQ4 No No
Mrs Susan Jacqueline Cole 07/03/2013 TQ1 Yes 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
Miss Heather Gordon 23/04/2013 TQ5 No No
Ms Kathleen Gorman 28/04/2013 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Reginald Harold Patten 13/06/2013 TQ1 No No
Mr 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 No No
Mr Edward Goble 09/04/2014 No No
Mr Andrew C Harrad 09/05/2014 TQ3 No No
Ms Sheila McGuinness 16/05/2014 TQ3 Yes No
Mrs Margaret Elizabeth West 03/06/2014 No No
Ms Beryl Knight 04/06/2014 No No
Mr Thomas Edward Jordan 04/06/2014 TQ4 No No
Mr Martin Andrew Taylor 09/06/2014 No No
Mr Andrew John Jones 16/07/2014 No No
Mr Stanley Lewis 16/07/2014 TQ5 Yes No
Mr John Laurence Gabriel 26/07/2014 TQ1 No No
Ms Nicola Jane Davies 02/08/2014 TQ1 No No
Mr Geoffrey William Bowman 20/08/2014 No No
Mr Trevor Townsend 23/08/2014 No No
Mr William Chatterton 29/08/2014 No No
Mr Jim McKillop 20/10/2014 No No
Mr Ronald Telfer 20/11/2014 No No
Mr Robert Wyse 29/12/2014 Yes No
Mr Richard Potts 31/12/2014 No No
Mr William Laverty 05/01/2015 Yes No
Mr Robert Minskip 08/01/2015 No No
Mr Mark Thomas Pillar 26/01/2015 Yes No
Mair Fletcher 01/02/2015 No No
Mr John Dougal McConnell 26/02/2015 TQ1 No No
Mr Robert Miller 25/03/2015 Yes No
Mr Christopher Charles Musgrave 05/04/2015 No No
Mr Bruce Cottrill 09/04/2015 Yes No
Leslie Jeffs 21/04/2015 No No
Ms Jane Smith 24/04/2015 No Yes - 07/07/2015
Mr George William Busby 29/04/2015 No No
Mr Brian Maker 10/05/2015 Yes No
Ms Carole Richards 12/06/2015 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Adam Bushell 24/06/2015 Yes No
Mr Russell Isaac 14/07/2015 Yes No
Mr Garfield Kent 15/07/2015 Yes No
Ms Sylvia Keen 22/07/2015 Yes No
Mr Glen Stacey 23/08/2015 Yes No
Mr Colin Rees 25/09/2015 No No
Mr Daran Goff 08/10/2015 Yes No
Mr Michael Joseph Kenny 11/10/2015 Yes No
Ms Paula McAllister 04/11/2015 Yes No
Mr Brian Hudson 25/11/2015 TQ12 No No
Ms Barbara Murphy 11/12/2015 TQ4 No No
Ms Margaret Devonshire 11/12/2015 Yes No
Mr Paul Prescott 12/12/2015 TQ2 Yes No
Ms Christina Hill 20/12/2015 TQ2 No 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 No No
Mr Joseph Scott 12/02/2016 TQ5 No No
Mr Kenneth Hedley 15/02/2016 TQ1 Yes No
Ina Winifred Adams 03/03/2016 TQ3 No No
Ms Pamela Jane Stockwell 26/03/2016 No No
Sven Bade 15/05/2016 Yes No
Mr Terence Stanley McCann 18/05/2016 Yes No
Ms Diane Williams 23/05/2016 Yes No
Mr Graham Bird 25/05/2016 No No
Vica Capraroiu 31/05/2016 Yes No
Mr 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
Mr Lawrence Brittain 13/09/2016 Yes No
Mr Clive Allwood 04/10/2016 TQ2 No No
Mr Stuart Mark Forrest 10/01/2017 TQ2 Yes No
Angus Frew 19/01/2017 TQ1 Yes No
Ms Mary Lewis 21/01/2017 Yes No
Mr Simon Bown 17/03/2017 TQ3 No No
Mr Michael Hodge 15/05/2017 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Ian Richardson 01/07/2017 TQ4 Yes No
Mr William Harris 30/07/2017 TQ1 No No
Mr Kevin Dodgson 01/09/2017 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Patrick Richard McCarthy 26/10/2017 TQ2 No No
Mr George Smith 24/11/2017 TQ2 No No
Mr David Michael Hill 29/11/2017 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Stephen Pitt 02/12/2017 TQ1 No 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
Mr 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 No No
Mr Frank Bentham 11/04/2018 TQ2 No No
Mr Thomas Mortimore 29/04/2018 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Philip Glover 08/05/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Peter John Dumbreck 10/05/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Jeffery Laking 21/06/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Anthony Charles Franklin 31/07/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Caroline Marchant 05/08/2018 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Raymond Davies 13/08/2018 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Robert Burgess 25/08/2018 TQ1 No No
Mr Brian Thomson 06/09/2018 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Bernard (Ben) Casey 14/09/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr David Bartlett 22/09/2018 TQ2 No No
Mr David Cole 05/10/2018 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Robert Boshier 27/11/2018 TQ1 No No
Mr Graham Dempsey 06/01/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Roger Bushell 13/01/2019 TQ2 No No
Mr Ian Muir 26/01/2019 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Raymond Boucher 09/02/2019 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Dennis Martin 10/02/2019 TQ3 No No
Mr Keith Hunnisett 22/02/2019 TQ1 Yes No
Mr John Michael Robinson 03/03/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Kevin Michael Smith 06/03/2019 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
Mr Kevin Stevens 09/06/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Richard Malcolm Paul Gould 17/06/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Jememiah McCarthy 27/06/2019 TQ5 No No
Mr Lee Hannon 03/07/2019 TQ3 Yes No
Mr A Villiers 24/08/2019 TQ1 No No
Ms Jean Patricia Frazer 19/10/2019 TQ5 Yes No
Lee Courtenay 27/10/2019 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Kenneth Tucker 22/11/2019 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Roderick Torrance 30/11/2019 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Fergus James Daly 15/01/2020 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Nigel John Davies 02/02/2020 TQ3 No No
Ms Pauline Shepherd 11/03/2020 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Hubert Ferguson 12/03/2020 TQ3 No No
Nigel Walters 14/03/2020 TQ3 No No
Mr John Clements 23/03/2020 TQ2 Yes No
Nicholas Stiles 30/03/2020 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Alberto Cotas 22/04/2020 TQ3 Yes No
Mary Dicken 22/04/2020 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Charles Clark 22/05/2020 TQ1 Yes No
Iwona Skorzewska 08/06/2020 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Brian Haslam 07/07/2020 TQ2 Yes No
Rumi Hiriomatsu-Crane 13/07/2020 TQ5 No No
Mr Paul Nathan Andrew Webb 13/08/2020 Yes No
Mr George Hay 13/08/2020 TQ5 Yes No
Anna Short 25/08/2020 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Neil Edward Morgan 15/09/2020 TQ2 Yes No
Ms Samantha Jane Hole 27/09/2020 TQ5 Yes No
Ms Christine McPhoy 03/10/2020 TQ2 No
Ms Janet Cuttell 12/10/2020 TQ2 Yes No
Mitchell Singleton 16/10/2020 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Peter Norman Grant 23/10/2020 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Richard Praill 19/11/2020 TQ1 Yes No
Ms Sylvia Pavey 26/11/2020 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Jonathan James Charnock 29/12/2020 TQ2 No No
Ms Jane Robinson 09/01/2021 TQ14 No No
Mr Bryan Aaron Barnes 19/01/2021 TQ1 No No
Linda Gwendoline White 07/02/2021 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Thomas Parrott 04/03/2021 TQ4 Yes No
Mr John Streeter 06/03/2021 TQ1 No No
Mr Mark Richard Beddows 14/03/2021 TQ2 No No
Mr Raymond Shuttleworth 14/03/2021 TQ3 No No
Mr David Dempsey 22/03/2021 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Keith Poole 26/03/2021 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Thomas Geekie 14/04/2021 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Paul Cave 14/04/2021 TQ3 Yes No
Ms Autumn Dakin 18/05/2021 TQ3 Yes No
Ms Sally Ann Cairns 23/05/2021 TQ1 No No
Mr Adrian Knibbs 09/06/2021 TQ2 Yes No
Mr David Patefield 12/06/2021 TQ3 No No
Mr Dennis Leslie Martin 26/07/2021 No No
Mr Kenneth Stevenson 29/07/2021 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Barry Landers 11/08/2021 TQ1 Yes No
Mr David Furneaux 17/09/2021 TQ1 No No
Mr David Sarjeant 18/09/2021 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Lee Martin 08/10/2021 TQ1 No No
Mr James Sweeney 10/10/2021 TQ2 No No
Ms Shelagh Amos 15/10/2021 TQ2 No No
Mr Jeffrey Moore 19/10/2021 TQ2 No No
Mr Martin Langley 30/10/2021 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Donald Carter 09/11/2021 TQ1 No No
Mr David Hanson 01/12/2021 No No
Ms Pamela Gehling 03/12/2021 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Paul Maybury 10/12/2021 TQ2 No No
Mr Malcolm Briand 16/12/2021 No No
Mr Nigel May 22/12/2021 TQ2 No No
Ms Susan Moignard 13/01/2022 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Anthony Caunt 25/02/2022 TQ2 No No
Mr Robert Owen 08/03/2022 TQ4 No No
Mr James Mahoney 28/03/2022 TQ3 Yes No
Ms June-Coral Gallier 13/05/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Andrew Burns 23/05/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Collier 30/05/2022 TQ1 No No
Ms Sharon Jane Horner 01/06/2022 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Michael Hughes 13/06/2022 TQ1 No No
Mr Tom Golding-Lamble 20/07/2022 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Philip John King 24/07/2022 TQ3 Yes No
Mr Frederick Roy Smith 19/08/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Butterworth 24/10/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Christopher Robin Stevens 07/12/2022 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Philip Putt 25/12/2022 TQ3 Yes No
Naomi Walton 26/12/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Ms Glennis Evans 26/12/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Alexander Downie 12/01/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Peter Hale 23/01/2023 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Anthony Stone 02/02/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Patrick Walshe 08/02/2023 TQ3 No No
Mr Ian Medway 13/02/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr James Doyle 19/02/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Barry Goldsmith 06/03/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Paul Hensley Brooks 17/03/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Philip Bailey 28/03/2023 TQ2 No No
Mr George Arthur Smith 09/04/2023 TQ4 Yes No
Mr Anthony Buchanan 25/12/2022 TQ2 Yes No
Mr John Speller 26/05/2023 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Ian Thomson 30/04/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr Henry King 14/06/2023 TQ1 No No
Sally Ann Cross 29/06/2023 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Malcom Noye 17/07/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr David Hughes 26/07/2023 TQ4 No No
Ms Jane Bolter 14/08/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr John Barton 23/09/2023 TQ5 Yes No
Mr Anthony Davies 26/09/2023 TQ2 Yes No
Mr Brian Topping 01/11/2023 TQ2 Yes No
Mr George Philip Siddall 19/10/2023 TQ3 Yes No
Ms Jane Teague 21/09/2023 TQ4 No No
Mr Stephen Spiller 21/09/2023 TQ1 Yes No
Mr David Brownlie 18/10/2023 TQ1 No
Mr Peter Whittle 06/11/2023 Yes
Miss Kim Walsh 09/11/2023
Nina Stone 04/12/2023

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 is not published by the Treasury Solicitor.

Under Section 31(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this information will also not be published by us.

Section 31(1)(a) provides that information is exempt from disclosure if that disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or detection of crime. We believe that disclosure of the requested information to any member of the public would, or would be likely to, help enable the commission of fraud or other criminal activity.

In applying the exemption, we have had to balance the public interest in withholding the information against the public interest in disclosing the information.

We consider that disclosure of the exempt information could result in fraudulent activity which would be likely to result in a loss to the public purse and a burden on law enforcement.

There is a strong public interest in protecting the public purse by reducing the risk of fraudulent claims and the estate and ensuring law enforcement and government bodies are not placed under unnecessary burden in the pursuit of any such activity.

It is considered that the greater public interest, therefore, lies in not providing the information and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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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