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 …

  • Jimmy Baynes

    Posted: August 2nd, 2020

    We are very sad to report the death on July 30 of JIMMY BAYNES, six weeks short of his 97th birthday. This …

  • Willy Wolff

    Posted: July 15th, 2020

    Thanks to ROBIN PARKIN who phoned from France to let us know about the death, on July 8 [2020], of WILLY WOLFF. …

  • Stephen Carpenter

    Posted: July 9th, 2020

    STEPHEN CARPENTER, a former deputy circulation manager at MGN, died on June 11 [2020]. He was 94.

    After leaving the Navy, Stephen worked …

  • Craig Halkett

    Posted: July 2nd, 2020

    Former award-winning Daily Record photographer CRAIG HALKETT has died, aged 64. A grandfather of six and great-grandfather of one, Craig died suddenly …

  • Tony Hoskins

    Posted: June 28th, 2020

    TONY HOSKINS, who spent most of his professional life working on the Daily Mirror’s Live Letters column, died on June 10 [2020] …

  • Bob Betts

    Posted: June 19th, 2020

    Former greyhound editor of The Sporting Life BOB BETTS has died, aged 75, in Addenbrooke’s Hospital [June 19, 2020] following treatment after …

  • Brian Sutherland

    Posted: June 3rd, 2020

    PAT WELLAND has been in touch to let us know that former Daily Mirror man BRIAN SUTHERLAND, “master journalist and master raconteur”, …

  • Peter Taylor

    Posted: May 30th, 2020

    Veteran Daily Mirror newsdesk secretary LOUISE FLOOD – she has worked at the Mirror for approaching 40 years – wanted to share …

  • Steve Bailey

    Posted: May 18th, 2020

    From Andy Golden:

    Former Sunday Mirror journalist STEVE BAILEY died on May 14 [2020] after a long illness.

    Steve, 65, was a highly respected …

  • Frank Corless

    Posted: May 15th, 2020

    With thanks to Chris Johnson, Liverpool Daily Echo

    FRANK CORLESS, who was the Daily Mirror’s Merseyside and North Wales district reporter for more …

  • Bill Mealey

    Posted: May 15th, 2020

    Main report and picture: Chris Johnson/Luke Traynor – Liverpool Echo

    Tributes have been paid to BILL MEALEY,  legendary Liverpool photographer and former northern …

  • Graham Ball

    Posted: May 5th, 2020

    We’ve just heard the sad news that the Sunday People’s GRAHAM BALL died yesterday [May 4, 2020]. Pictured here in 1984, Graham …

  • 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 …

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