Retired Chief Inspector Peter Stubbs


We deeply regret to report that retired Chief Inspector Peter Stubbs passed away peacefully during the early hours of this morning, Thursday 31st January 2019.

Peter was born in Manchester, England, and joined the Bermuda Police in 1957 after serving for two years in the Royal Military Police.  Peter started his service in Central Division, Hamilton, and then in Operations (Traffic) where he was an excellent motorcyclist and was an active member of the Police Motor Cycle Display Team.  Peter served as a Sergeant in Uniform in Hamilton, and also worked for a while as the Press Liaison Officer, but spent most of his time in Special Branch apart from several years as OIC Eastern Division.  He retired in 1981.

A keen sportsman, Peter played cricket, rugby, tennis, and snooker for Police Teams. For many years he was Presodent of the Police Rugby Football Club, and after retirement was a very keen golfer who became President of the Bermuda Senior Golfers Society and an active member of Riddell's Bay Golf Club.

We offer sincere condolences to his wife Kate, his children Jacqueline and Robert,  and to all his family.  

We will  post details of funeral arrangements as soon as they are finalized.

11th February 2019

The funeral service for Peter Stubbs will be held at 4pm on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at Christ Church, Warwick, and we understand that the Police will be providing a motor cycle escort and other special tributes.

You can read more about funeral details in the obituary column of the Royal Gazette at where you can also write in the Guest Book.

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#14 Helen gallagher 2019-02-03 16:02
Sincere condolences to all the family. So sorry to hear this sad news. Peter was such a great supporter of the Police Rugby Team and I especially remember the times when my husband Tom played. He will be sadly missed. Helen gallagher
#13 Mike Jent 2019-02-03 10:46
I worked under Peter on the beat in Hamilton 1965/6.Played squash a few times but always got
whooped, but if you started to get ahead you found the ball in a back side. A privilege to have known him and worked with him. My condolences to his family.
Rest in peace Peter.
#12 mike cherry 2019-02-03 08:42
When Peter played Rugby for Police in early 1960s he always wore black shorts even though team uniform was white. When questioned about this he always said that he did not have any white ones and this went on for a couple of seasons. He also was part owner of an MGB sports car with George Goddard. Great guy!
#11 Tony Laughton 2019-02-03 07:41
So very sorry to hear of Peter's passing. On most of my duty days, played dominoes in my lunch break with him and Arthur Wallington (It was Arthur who taught me all the tricks - the hidden double blank up the sleve!) and Peter, the gentleman that he was, put up with it all. I felt Peter was a friend, even a fatherly figure, in spite of his high rank and I'm sure it was because of my respect for him that I wanted to get into Special Branch after my years in Boxhead's M.C.P.S. My condolences to Peter's family and friends. Tony Laughton.
#10 Davie Kerr 2019-02-02 15:34
Roger, my Mum was Helen Coats at the time, and she and her pal Margaret Pollock both played for the school's lacrosse team, but this was just before WW2 broke out so I suspect may pre-date Kate by a couple of decades!

Editors note - Will let you know what Kate says.
#9 John Price 2019-02-02 12:33
Peter had the respect of us civvies in the PRC rugby section when he was our "boss", through his calm but authorative manner. Proper old school, thankfully for us, as I recall.
RIP Peter and many condolences to his family.
The Faded Blues will remember you.
#8 Doug Proctor 2019-02-02 11:56
Peter Stubbs was my Inspectoir in Charge when I went to St Georges in 1972. I echo John Headeys sentiments - an absolute gentleman, and one of the 'old school coppers' who commanded everyones respect. I also briefly served under his auspices on a short secondment to the C.A.T, working with Special Branch after the assassination of the Govenor. Again a pleasure to work with. My condolences go out to his family. R.I.P
#7 Davie Kerr 2019-02-01 18:33
Sorry to hear this, and condolences to family and friends. I'm not too sure whether this is correct, but I believe Mrs Stubbs went to the same school (St Columba's in Kilmacolm) as my mum, although probably not at the same time!
Peter and I used to have great battles on the snooker table at Prospect when I was Summons Server in the mid-'70s, and we also played a bit of cricket together.

Editors note - Thanks for your comments Davie. I'm due to meet Kate early next week and will point out your possible connection.
#6 Dave Long 2019-02-01 16:53
Pete was one of the nicest people I ever knew. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
#5 Terry 2019-02-01 15:22
Sad to hear about Peters passing.
I remember him from when I joined in 1967 as a Sergeant.

We played tennis a few times and squash and I moved to St. George and was in CID in the early 70's. We both spent time at the PRC when he was Inspector down there. Whooped him in snooker and he did same to me. Played some eucre and whooped him there.
His game was Domino's and between him and Orson Daisley and Vendal and a few others they did damage many of those old cheap tables.

Then he followed me back to HQ and he went into Special Branch and I in Admin.
Always wore those dark bug glasses.

More later.

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