Young P.C. Steve Foster

 22nd January 2019

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of former P.C. Stephen Foster who passed away a few days ago at the age of 60 at his home in Garswood near Wigan.  We have been advised that a funeral for Steve will be held at 1.15pm on Thursday 31st January 2019 at St Mary's Church, Billinge near Wigan WNS 7QJ.  Steve joined the Bermuda Police in October 1980 and served for about 12 months before being transferred to Eastern Division. He resigned and returned to England in January 1982 and joined the Mewrseyside Police in uniform and later in CID

We received the sad news from former P.C. Steve Owen who  joined the Bermuda Police in 1981, as an experienced officer who had served in the Lancashire Police from 1972-1974, and then in the Merseyside Police for 7 years.  While here in Bermuda he served mainly in Western (Uniform) until he returned to the U.K. in 1983.  We greatly appreciate Steve Owen taking the time to write and let us know the sad news about his old friend.

23rd January 2019

Following a comment from Mark Bothello (see below) we have posted this photograph of Basic Training Course #28 which Steve Foster attended back in October 1980.  Steve is furthest right on the middle row.  Mark also noted that, sadly, three other recruits who attended this course have since passed away -  Gary "Guppy" Young, Andrea Durrant, and Greg Grimes.




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#5 Tom Foster 2019-04-30 17:51
Thank you for the article about my father, Steve.

He used to tell us many tales about his happy times in Bermuda and how much he loved the people and the country.

Editors note - Many thanks for taking the trouble to write to us Tom. Steve was a valued member of the Bermuda Police
#4 Dave Neilson 2019-03-04 15:51
Just picked up on this sad news - my auld pal and colleague. As Mark B says Steve and I arrived in Oct 1980 to commence training in what was the first intake of untrained personnel from UK.
Thoughts are with Larraine and the boys, RIP Steve.

Dave Neilson (463)
I’ll compile an update for expo soon. Regards to all.

Editors note - Look forward to receiving your update Dave.
#3 Mark Bothello 2019-01-23 14:59
PC 462 Steve Foster was a member of Basic Course 28. OIC Training was Inspector Meade with the instructional staff Sgt A J Smith, Sgt A Barker and A/Sgt Norman Ingemann. There were 18 persons on the course with 5 coming from the UK. It should be noted we have lost three others from this Course. 486 Gary (Guppy) Young, 473 Andrea Durrant and 475 Greg Grimes.
Rest in Peace Steve.
467 Mark Bothello

Editors note - Many thanks for this information Mark. Rather depressing to hear that 4 of the 18 recruits on that course are no longer with us. Will hunt out the course photo and attach it to this article.
#2 Mike Jent 2019-01-23 07:07
I was not acquainted with PC.Foster, but my condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace Steve.
#1 Don Urquhart 2019-01-23 01:54
Sad news, I remember Steve, a great guy, he house sat for me at Spanish Grange on Knapton Hill, while I took a six week overseas trip in 1981, I recall him joining with Dave Neilson, sad news about Steve's passing.

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