Police officers and SA community bid public farewell to Joanne Shanahan


Hundreds of people gathered in Adelaide on Friday morning to pay their last respects to Greek-Australian Police Officer Joanne Sanahan, who died in a car accident on April 25 in the suburb of Urrbrae.

SA Police Chief Commissioner Grant Stevens announced last Sunday that the public will have the opportunity to commemorate Shanahan as the hearse travelled from Joanne’s home address along a specified route.

Police flanked the streets of Adelaide’s inner south to say their last goodbyes to their own Joanne.

“As with every other family who has lost a loved one during this COVID-19 response, the ability to celebrate Joanne’s life is severely restricted,” Commissioner Stevens said.

“The funeral service will be held in a way that enables as many people as possible who knew or cared about Joanne or her family to be involved, and the South Australia Police will be playing its part as well.”

Due to social distancing rules, the funeral service was streamed online. Footage was shown of a traditional Greek blessing that was conducted on Thursday.

Photo: Argyro Vourdoumpa

The cortege travelled up Greenhill Road from Unley Road, and along Fullarton Road, Kensington Road, Osmond Terrace and Magill Road to the Chapel of Berry’s Funeral Home.

Commissioner Stevens was in attendance at the funeral, accompanied by members of the SA Police Force and close friends and family of Ms Shanahan.

Angelo Tsarouchas Skits and Wits tour




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Angelo Tsarouchas Skits and Wits tour


Latest News

Greek and Turkish delegations meet in Athens to ease longstanding tensions 

Greece and Turkey met in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two countries.

Olympiacos youth become first Greek team to win UEFA trophy

Olympiacos became the first club from Greece to win a UEFA trophy as they defeated AC Milan in the UEFA Youth League final in Nyon.

Honour your Greek mum this Mother’s Day on the National Monument to Migration

Honour your Greek mum this Mother’s Day on the National Monument to Migration. Find out how to register their name here.

Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW hold moving ceremony to honour Battle of Vevi fighters

The Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW held a moving ceremony at Hyde Park in Sydney to honour the Battle of Vevi fighters.

Professors Vrasidas Karalis and Mark Byron give talk in Sydney on Lord Byron and Greece

Talk was held on April 18 as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney honouring the contributions of Lord Byron to poetry and philanthropy.

You May Also Like

Traditional Greek Recipes: Okra with tomato sauce & chicken drumsticks

Looking to make a tasty, warm winter meal? Look no further than a nice okra dish with tomato sauce & chicken drumsticks.

Catastrophe on Zakynthos: British tourists diagnosed with coronavirus after blow-out boat party

"I feel so stupid" were some of the only words to come out of a British tourists mouth after he and seven others were diagnosed with coronavirus.

Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos calls to ditch shark nets from NSW beaches

Waverly Council Mayor, Paula Masselos, is calling for the removal of sharks nets on Bronte and Bondi beaches as they "aren't very effective."