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, Claie and Robin, and grandchildren, Lily-Maie, Sam and Jake.
From Robert’s daughter Claie: My dad’s funeral is on Tuesday, April 9 at 11am at All Saints Church, The Grove, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3JU. (Further enquiries to Neville Funeral Service, Ampthill. Tel: 01525 406132.) The church service will be followed by the interment and then a wake at the nearby Knife & Cleaver pub. It would be helpful if people who are able to attend could advise via the Contact Us page above or the email address previously circulated, so the family have a rough idea of numbers for the wake. We’re asking for family flowers only, but donations if desired can be made to MacMillan Cancer Support at: www.memorygiving.com/roberthendriewilson
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EVE POLLARD: Robert was talented and fun. A good man to work with. Always had a joke and cared about people. Please pass on my respect and love to his family.
FRANK THORNE: Robert was a lovely, gentle man and a thoroughly good professional. He subbed some of my big stories when I freelanced for the Sunday Mirror under Bob Edwards and, despite the myth of reporters hating sub-editors, I always found his immense talent improved my words.
We became firm friends, which continued when I moved on to the rival Sunday People, and we enjoyed some warm and wonderful conversations in the Stab over the years.
What a lovely man. I know his family will be devastated and he will be sorely missed. One of the best. Please give my heartfelt condolences to Robert’s family.
ALASDAIR BUCHAN: Robert was a lovely warm man. When his first novel came out I used to tease him about the opening line: “The dyad cogitated:” He took it all in good part and we shared many a happy time. Condolences to his family.
By BILL ROWNTREE, former Mirror Group photographer
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