Sat, 16 February, 2019


Farewell – Obituaries

  • 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. More …

  • 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 …

  • Joan Smith

    Posted: January 30th, 2018

    Former Daily Mirror reporter JOAN SMITH died in hospital in Birmingham just before Christmas. The funeral – just a short …

  • Allan Davies

    Posted: December 23rd, 2017

    Funeral details: Allan Davies’s funeral will take place at 1.15pm on Wednesday, January 17 (2018) at Randalls Park Crematorium (Randalls Rd, Leatherhead …

  • Alan Hobday

    Posted: November 27th, 2017

    ALAN HOBDAY, former associate editor of The People, died on November 26 (2017.) He had been northern editor, based in Manchester, then …

  • Don Mackay

    Posted: November 19th, 2017

    Our old friend and colleague DON MACKAY died in hospital on Friday night (November 17, 2017.)

    From Nichola Mackay: Don’s friends were his …

  • Len Greener

    Posted: November 10th, 2017

    Len’s funeral in Canterbury on November 28 will be private, family only. On the same day, though, all are welcome at a …

  • Paula James

    Posted: October 23rd, 2017

    Recollections from Plain John Smith, John Edwards and Brian Bass follow this obituary by Freddy Mayhew (Press Gazette)

    Former Daily Mirror journalist Paula …

  • Phil Mellor

    Posted: October 21st, 2017

    Former Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror legend PHIL MELLOR died on October 21, (2017.)

    His funeral is at 1pm on Friday, November 17 …

  • Arthur Sidey

    Posted: September 7th, 2017

    Daily Mirror photographer ARTHUR SIDEY died on August 23 (2017). His funeral is at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, South Road, Bracknell, …

  • Peter Atkinson

    Posted: August 24th, 2017

    PETER ATKINSON – former Mirror journalist, Mirror-Badgers cricket star, keen sailor, great character and much more – died on August 19 (2017), …

  • Lady Jodi Cudlipp

    Posted: August 23rd, 2017

    LADY JODI CUDLIPP, widow of the late Lord Hugh Cudlipp, former Mirror Group editor, editorial director and chairman, died on August 9 …

  • Barry Warwick

    Posted: August 4th, 2017

    We belatedly learned of the death in May of former Mirror Group production manager BARRY WARWICK. Thanks go to his friend and …

  • Lachie Kennedy

    Posted: August 4th, 2017

    LACHIE KENNEDY, popular, long-serving reporter and news desk executive on the Daily Record, died on July 23 (2017).

    Lachie began his career at the …

  • Graham Noble

    Posted: August 4th, 2017

    Former news sub GRAHAM NOBLE, who worked on a number of national newspapers including the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and The Daily …

  • Stuart Barr

    Posted: June 25th, 2017

    FORMER Daily Record assistant editor STUART BARR died on April 23 (2017), aged 89. He began his distinguished newspaper career as a …

  • Denis Cassidy

    Posted: April 11th, 2017

    Former Sunday People journalist DENIS CASSIDY (also of the Cassidy and Leigh news agency) died on April 9 (2017) after a long …

  • Frank Jeffery

    Posted: March 13th, 2017

    Former Sunday People diarist FRANK JEFFERY died last November. This obituary includes words of tribute from his son Mick.

    Frank Jeffery began his …

  • Chris Buckland

    Posted: March 3rd, 2017

    A memorial sevice for CHRIS BUCKLAND will be held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8AU at 11.30am …

  • Albert Foster

    Posted: February 12th, 2017

    Former Daily Mirror photographer ALBERT FOSTER died on February 12 [2017], aged 83. His funeral is at 11am on Friday, February 24 …

  • Ron Pell

    Posted: January 2nd, 2017

    FORMER Daily Mirror sub-editor RON PELL died on December 29 (2016), aged 79.  Ron worked as a reader and reporter for the …

  • Linda McKay

    Posted: December 10th, 2016

    LINDA MCKAY died of pneumonia last December. Her funeral will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday, February 7 at Vale …

  • Peggy Hayward

    Posted: August 20th, 2016

    PEGGY HAYWARD, AMP member and widow of former Sporting Life executive editor the late Alec Hayward, died aged 100, on 14 August …

  • Rod Shelley

    Posted: July 26th, 2016

    ROD SHELLEY: born November 24, 1945 – died July 24, 2016

    We hear from his friend and colleague Alex Henderson that ROD SHELLEY, …

  • Bernard Shrimsley

    Posted: June 13th, 2016

    With thanks to ROY GREENSLADE and The Times
    Photo: courtesy Press Gazette

    Bernard Shrimsley, who edited The Sun, News of the World and Mail …

  • Charles Lyte

    Posted: May 18th, 2016

    Former Daily Mirror gardening correspondent CHARLES LYTE died, aged 80, on May 17 (2016.) His funeral will be on May 31 at …

  • Steve Turner

    Posted: May 13th, 2016

    Colleagues can read many tributes to Steve Turner, and leave their own, on the website of the British Association of Journalists at:

    http://bajunion.org.uk/index.php/2016/05/18/steve-turner-rip/

    Our …

  • Patricia Mobbs

    Posted: April 25th, 2016

    Former Mirror cashier PATRICIA MOBBS died last February (2016), and her husband ROY, who was also a Mirror cashier, sent these words …

  • John Santer

    Posted: March 22nd, 2016

    With thanks to the Racing Post/Graham Dench, and to GEOFF LESTER

    JOHN SANTER’S funeral will be on Thursday April 7, 2.15 at Church …

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