Wed, 21 April, 2021


Farewell – Obituaries

  • Jeff Ballard

    Posted: March 5th, 2021


    JEFFREY BALLARD, who worked as an editorial clerk on The Sporting Life for more than 20 years, died on August 29 [2020]. …

  • Mel Morgan

    Posted: March 1st, 2021

    WITH apologies for the lateness of this post, we regret to record the death, on October 17 [2020], of MEL …

  • Walter Stanley

    Posted: January 19th, 2021

    WALTER STANLEY, former Mirror Group chief electrical engineer, died on January 16 [2021], aged 90. This tribute is from his family.

    Walter joined …

  • Charles Duncan

    Posted: January 16th, 2021

    CHARLES DUNCAN, a remarkably popular senior editorial executive on the Daily Record and Sunday Mail for more than 30 years, has died, …

  • Bridget Rowe

    Posted: January 13th, 2021

    BRIDGET ROWE, former editor of the TV Times, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, and later editor-in-chief of the Sunday People and Sunday …

  • Brian Crowther

    Posted: January 11th, 2021

    BRlAN CROWTHER, former Daily Mirror crime reporter, died on January 9 [2021], aged 87. He is pictured, far right, with his brother …

  • Adrian Brown

    Posted: January 7th, 2021

    ADRIAN BROWN, who ran the night sports desk on the Daily Mirror in the 1970s, died on Boxing Day [2020] at the …

  • Mike Rose

    Posted: December 11th, 2020

    Former Mirror Group promotions and publicity man MIKE ROSE died on November 18 [2020]. He was 84 and had been suffering from …

  • James McInally

    Posted: December 9th, 2020

    JAMES McINALLY, formerly of the Daily Record process department, died on November 17, [2020] aged 88. The reference to the Daily Record …

  • Malcolm Hanover

    Posted: December 3rd, 2020

    MALCOLM HANOVER, former boxing correspondent and sub-editor on The Sporting Life, died today [Dec 3, 2020], following complications after a fall at …

  • Tom Banham

    Posted: December 2nd, 2020

    TOM BANHAM, who died on November 2 [2020], aged 86, was manager of the Mirror’s Holborn Post Room. Prior to that, he …

  • Bob Ireland

    Posted: December 1st, 2020

    BOB IRELAND, giant character, legendary Mirror sub and king of the one-par headlines, died today (Dec 1, 2020), aged 82. Bob also …

  • John Capel

    Posted: November 26th, 2020

    JOHN CAPEL, long-serving Daily Mirror compositor, and later FOC of the Daily Mirror Composing Room Chapel, died on February 13 [2020], aged …

  • Paul Callan

    Posted: November 22nd, 2020

    FORMER Daily Mirror Diarist and feature writer PAUL CALLAN has died. (Image: Mirrorpix)

    By ANDY LINES, Daily Mirror: PAUL CALLAN had an extraordinary …

  • Derek Masterton

    Posted: November 15th, 2020

    DEREK MASTERTON, one of the best-liked of Scottish journalists, died on November 14 [2020], aged 66.

    Derek spent 30 years on the Daily …

  • David Kelso

    Posted: November 8th, 2020

    FORMER Daily Record production journalist and sub-editor DAVID KELSO died in Ayr Hospital on November 3 [2020], from cancer. He was 63.

    Educated …

  • Charles ‘Charlie’ Smith

    Posted: October 17th, 2020

    Charles ‘Charlie’ Smith, a former sports editor of the Daily Record, died in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow in September …

  • Lesley Hardie

    Posted: October 17th, 2020

    LESLEY HARDIE, a feature writer on the Daily Record, died in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on July 20 [2020]. …

  • William ‘Bill’ Payne

    Posted: September 29th, 2020

    WE have recently heard of the death on August 28 [2020] of William “Bill” Payne, former Daily Record wire room manager. He …

  • Richard Polyblank

    Posted: September 18th, 2020

    WE ARE very sad to have to announce the death, on September 12 [2020] of AMP committee member and former MGN finance …

  • Michael ‘Mick’ Murray

    Posted: August 26th, 2020

    WE ARE sorry to learn of the death on June 26 [2020] of AMP member MICHAEL MURRAY. He was 79. Universally known …

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