Fri, 28 January, 2022


Farewell – Obituaries

  • Russell ‘Rusty’ Steele

    Posted: October 31st, 2021


    RUSSELL Steele (‘Rusty’ to one and all), former features editor of the Daily Record and sports editor of the Sunday Mail, died …

  • Ian Sharp

    Posted: October 26th, 2021

    IAN SHARP, a former Sunday Mail investigative reporter, lost a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on September 26 [2021] when he died …

  • Danny Garrett

    Posted: October 2nd, 2021

    DANNY GARRETT, who was The Sporting Life’s boxing correspondent (with Malcolm Hanover), died on September 29 [2021] aged 87. Danny had been …

  • Greg Miskiw

    Posted: October 2nd, 2021

    GREG MISKIW, former Sunday Mirror journalist, has died, aged 71.

    His daughter has given a full tribute to him in the Press Gazette.

  • John Sheard

    Posted: October 2nd, 2021

    JOHN SHEARD, a former Sunday Mirror journalist, and long-running columnist on the Craven Herald, died on September 5 [2021], aged 82.

    John spent …

  • Len Gould

    Posted: September 13th, 2021

    LEN GOULD, former editor of The People, died on September 12 [2021] at his home in Spain, following a lengthy cancer battle. …

  • Frank Thorne

    Posted: September 9th, 2021

    We are indebted to Sandra White for sharing her eulogy, which has been added to tributes at the foot of this post.

    Our …

  • Donald Zec

    Posted: September 7th, 2021

    DONALD ZEC, one of the greatest Daily Mirror journalists – and a long-time member of the AMP –  has died aged 102 …

  • Alan Freeman

    Posted: August 25th, 2021

    ALAN FREEMAN’S funeral is on Monday, September 20 at 10.15am at Beckenham Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham BR3 4TD. The …

  • Derek Bland

    Posted: August 10th, 2021

    Mirror Library stalwart DEREK BLAND died on August 4 [2021], aged 89. He is remembered with great affection and a smile by …

  • David Wright

    Posted: July 31st, 2021

    FORMER Mirror man DAVID WRIGHT died from cancer on July 31 [2021] in Florida. He was 82.

    David joined the Daily Mirror from …

  • Fidelma Cook

    Posted: July 9th, 2021

    FIDELMA COOK, a former deputy news editor at the Daily Record, died on June 26 [2021], aged 71, in hospital at Mossaic, …

  • Allan White

    Posted: June 14th, 2021

    ALLAN WHITE spent his entire career on The Sporting Life, principally in the paper’s engine room, the Form Room. The Form Room …

  • Ron Carpenter

    Posted: June 3rd, 2021

    MGN media expert RON CARPENTER died on April 19 [2021]. Ron was a long-term Mirror Group man, with a short break of …

  • Dan Wooding

    Posted: May 6th, 2021

    Former Sunday People journalist and, later, evangelical broadcaster DAN WOODING died on March 18, 2020, aged 81, from cancer. Dan worked on …

  • Peter Cook

    Posted: April 22nd, 2021

    PETER COOK, intrepid Sunday Mirror photographer and the NUJ FoC for many years, died yesterday, April 21 [2021]. He had been suffering …

  • 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 …

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