Mon, 30 March, 2020


Farewell – Obituaries

  • Fred Lofthouse

    Posted: March 26th, 2020


    FRED LOFTHOUSE, who worked at MGN in the cashiers, and later in the Holborn library, died yesterday (Mar 25, 2020). He was …

  • Syd Young

    Posted: March 7th, 2020

    Former Daily Mirror reporter SYDNEY YOUNG died on March 6 [2020]. Syd had been in hospital for a few days with pneumonia …

  • David Robertson

    Posted: March 7th, 2020

    DAVID ROBERTSON, former Sunday Mail picture editor, and “our stalwart FoC at the worst of times during the Maxwell years”, died on …

  • Ian Metcalfe

    Posted: February 24th, 2020

    IAN METCALFE,  former Daily Record reporter, died on February 10 [2020] in Haddington Care Home, East Lothian. He was 76. …

  • Alice Avery

    Posted: February 20th, 2020

    Remembering Alice Avery

    We are sad to report that Alice Avery died on January 21 [2020]. She would have been 96 …

  • Mike Bowen

    Posted: January 27th, 2020

    MIKE BOWEN, former deputy sports editor of the Daily Mirror, died on New Year’s Day, aged 76, after a long battle with …

  • Cyril Maitland

    Posted: November 24th, 2019

    Former Daily Mirror photographer CYRIL MAITLAND has died in Ashland, South Oregon. He had lived in the States for many years. He …

  • John Watson

    Posted: November 17th, 2019

    Former Sporting Life stalwart and later Daily Mirror production man JOHN WATSON died on November 13 (2019). He had been suffering from …

  • Roy Mobbs

    Posted: October 28th, 2019

    WE are sad to record the death of ROY MOBBS, who died on 11 June, 2019, writes CARO CLUSKEY. Roy was a …

  • Norman Cox

    Posted: October 20th, 2019

    NORMAN COX, Sunday Mirror stalwart sub and former Daily Express features executive, has died at the age of 84. Norman, who was …

  • Colin Wills

    Posted: October 7th, 2019

    With thanks to ANDREW GOLDEN:

    COLIN WILLS, the Sunday Mirror’s enormously respected writer, bon viveur, raconteur, and all round good fellow, has departed …

  • Peter Bishop

    Posted: September 24th, 2019

    Sunday People reporter PETER BISHOP died on August 13, (2019). He was 89.

    Following National Service in the RAF, he joined Brennard’s News …

  • Brian Bass

    Posted: August 14th, 2019

    “One of the great Mirrormen”

    BRIAN BASS, former sub-editor, associate night editor, production editor and features editor on the Daily Mirror, …

  • Terry Houston

    Posted: July 19th, 2019

    TERRY HOUSTON, a former Daily Record reporter and then feature writer, died on July 15 [2019]. After the Record he was news …

  • Alan Hunter

    Posted: July 19th, 2019

    ALAN HUNTER, a former Daily Record district man in Fife, died on May 15 [2019], aged 75. His son Graeme, a freelance …

  • John McCririck

    Posted: July 16th, 2019

    JOHN McCRIRICK: 17 April 1940 – 5 July 2019

    “LARGER than life” is a description that fitted JOHN McCRIRICK perfectly, writes Caro Cluskey.

    Many …

  • Brian Cullinan

    Posted: April 22nd, 2019

    Our old friend and brave colleague BRIAN CULLINAN died in Kingston upon Thames Hospital  on April 21 [2019].

    His funeral is …

  • Doreen Spooner

    Posted: April 21st, 2019

    DOREEN SPOONER, the first female staff photographer on Fleet Street, died on April 21 [2019] aged 91. Her remarkable career spanned five …

  • Richard Fry

    Posted: April 17th, 2019

    RICHARD FRY – deputy circulation manager in the heyday of the Sunday Mirror for much of the 1970s – died on April …

  • Jim Morrison

    Posted: April 1st, 2019

    From Malcom Speed: JIM MORRISON, former deputy news editor and later features editor of the Daily Record, was found dead in his …

  • Jim Barclay

    Posted: March 28th, 2019

    JAMES ‘Jim’ BARCLAY, a former night picture editor on the Daily Record, died on March 24, (2019) aged 86.

    Jim was a successful …

  • John Chaplin

    Posted: March 25th, 2019

    JOHN CHAPLIN, a features sub on the Daily Mirror for many years, and a Saturday casual on the Sunday Mirror, died on …

  • Robert Wilson

    Posted: March 22nd, 2019

    ROBERT WILSON, former Sunday Mirror assistant editor, features, died on March 20 (2019). He is survived by his wife Pam, children Calum, …

  • John Knight

    Posted: March 22nd, 2019

    JOHN KNIGHT, former Sunday Mirror assistant editor, died on March 20 (2019), aged 89.

    From The Times, 06/05/2019: John Knight – a Fleet …

  • Len Tapper

    Posted: March 22nd, 2019

    Former Daily Mirror news sub-editor LEN TAPPER died on March 20 (2019) aged 88.  [His funeral is on Wednesday April 3 at …

  • Mike ‘Reggie’ Ramsbottom

    Posted: March 19th, 2019

    MIRROR Sport lost one of its best-loved journalists when MIKE RAMSBOTTOM died on January 10, (2019), aged 73. He was dubbed “Reggie” …

  • Terry Merriman

    Posted: March 14th, 2019

    TERRY MERRIMAN, circulation rep for The Sporting Life, died on March 11 (2019) at the age of 80. His funeral is at …

  • Herbert Pearson

    Posted: February 12th, 2019

    HERBERT PEARSON, former Daily Mirror features executive and past editor of The European, died on February 12 (2019). He was 82.  Pic: …

  • Ronnie Anderson

    Posted: January 13th, 2019

    Former Sunday Mail picture editor RONNIE ANDERSON, who died last week aged 70 (w/b Jan 7 2018), was a talented and prolific photographer who thrived in …

  • David Sharp

    Posted: December 30th, 2018

    DAVID SHARP, former assistant news editor on the Daily Record, has died, aged 85. He was a newspaper man almost born and …

  • John Allard

    Posted: November 28th, 2018

    By Luke Cornelius: British illustrator John Allard, an artist on the classic comic strip “Garth” and former Cartoon Strips Editor at the …

  • George Phillips

    Posted: November 20th, 2018

    News of the death of former Daily Mirror photogapher GEORGE PHILLIPS, from his son, ex-Daily Mirror reporter Martin Phillips.

    “My father passed away …

  • Colin Simpson

    Posted: November 20th, 2018

    News has reached us that COLIN SIMPSON, former assistant editor on The Sporting Life, died on November 11 (2018) aged 87. He …

  • Derek Prigent

    Posted: October 22nd, 2018

    DEREK PRIGENT, a stalwart of the Daily Mirror news subbing team in the Sixties, died in Sussex on September 26 [2018] aged …

  • Ron Bocock

    Posted: October 8th, 2018

    News has reached us of the death on August 26 (2018) of former Mirror Group telecommunications technician RON BOCOCK, at the age …

  • Alan Law

    Posted: October 2nd, 2018

    ALAN LAW, former Daily Mirror and Daily Mail industrial reporter, has died, aged 85.

    Alan, born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, was a …

  • Iain Mayhew

    Posted: August 19th, 2018

    IAIN MAYHEW, former Daily Mirror news sub and later its travel editor, died on August 17, aged 70. Universally and affectionately known …

  • Ian Dow

    Posted: July 17th, 2018

    Tributes have been paid to Ian Dow, left, who spent more than a quarter of a century as a reporter at the Daily …

  • Mike Gagie

    Posted: May 21st, 2018

    MIKE GAGIE, former Daily Mirror reporter, feature writer and for decades deputy Northern news editor and finally Northern news editor, died in …

  • Arthur Saxby

    Posted: May 12th, 2018

    AMP committee member and long-term friend and colleague of many of us ARTHUR SAXBY died on Friday, May 11 [2018]. He was …

  • Ellis Plaice

    Posted: May 8th, 2018

    Former defence correspondent of the Daily Mirror ELLIS PLAICE died on May 3, aged 84. More details when we have them.

    (Photo: Mirrorpix)

  • Hugh Currie

    Posted: May 2nd, 2018

    HUGH CURRIE, with a reputation as “a legend at the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail and a giant in Scottish newspapers” …

  • Audrey Marlow

    Posted: April 27th, 2018

    AUDREY MARLOW, Daily Mirror newsdesk secretary for a quarter of a century, died on Friday, April 20 (2018), aged 88.

    She joined the …

  • Bill Kennedy

    Posted: April 18th, 2018

    BILL KENNEDY – Cremation and wake. The funeral service and wake to celebrate the life of our friend and colleague …

  • Tony Miles

    Posted: April 18th, 2018

    Former Daily Mirror editor and chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers TONY MILES died in Highgate Nursing Home this morning (April 14, 2018). …

  • Ernie Burrington

    Posted: March 29th, 2018

    Mirrorman Ernie Burrington died on Friday, March 23, aged 91. He is pictured here with his wife Nancy

    By ROY GREENSLADE, The Guardian

    My …

  • Norman Willis

    Posted: February 28th, 2018

    NORMAN WILLIS, who retired in 1998 after a long career in the group’s advertisement sector, principally on The Sporting Life, died on …

  • Patsy Justice

    Posted: February 22nd, 2018

    PATSY JUSTICE, who will be remembered by many from her time as secretary to showbiz writer Don Short, died on February 7 …

  • Arthur Davidson

    Posted: February 22nd, 2018

    ARTHUR DAVIDSON, QC, who was legal director at Mirror Group in the 1990s, died on January 16 (2018), aged 91. You can …

  • Stuart Griffiths

    Posted: February 7th, 2018

    The funeral of former Daily Record crime reporter STUART “The Griff” GRIFFITHS takes place at Daldowie Crematorium, Glasgow on …

  • Bill Robson

    Posted: February 6th, 2018

    June Robson, widow of Daily Mirror wireroom man BILL “ROBBIE” ROBSON, has been in touch to tell us: “I sadly report the …

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