Oxford MailUp to date Obituaries covering Oxfordshire people from the Oxford Mail.

Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us

The ‘Poly midwife’ who left a lasting legacy in the city

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER city education official of more than 30 years who helped set up some of Oxford’s most recognised institutions has died aged 89.

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68.

White, starched lab coat marked out ‘Sir’ at Oxford school

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER deputy headteacher whose career lasted 31 years has died aged 98.

Campaigning mother and magistrate who led medical revolution in a fight against rare condition

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MOTHER-of-three who strenuously campaigned for awareness of a rare condition after her son’s death has died aged 75.

From junior to MD of shop that was a city institution

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE FORMER owner of an Oxford shop that claimed to be England’s oldest ironmongers has died aged 84.

Former Dragon School sports teacher dies

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A CRICKETER and longtime sports teacher at an Oxfordshire school has died aged 80.

Eminent academic devoted years to Somerville College

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A SOMERVILLE College academic and linguist who held a long association with the establishment, has died aged 96.

Actress who married New Theatre boss

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Accomplished actress, singer and dancer, Erica Yorke, who appeared many times in shows at the New Theatre, Oxford, has died aged 83.

Teacher who ’never gave up on a pupil’

Oxford Mail: Robert Marchbank

4:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A TEACHER and charity champion from Witney has died aged 59.

Oxford Utd director studied behaviour of football fans

Oxford Mail: Dr Peter Marsh

4:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A PSYCHOLOGIST who studied Oxford United football fans to develop his theories on crowd behaviour has died aged 67.

Ex-Bishop was outspoken on nuclear issues

Oxford Mail: Rt Rev John Baker

2:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A FORMER Bishop of Salisbury who was chaplain at Corpus Christi College in Oxford has died aged 86.

John Makin: A lifetime of commitment to teaching

Oxford Mail: John Makin

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

JOHN Makin, a well-known Oxford schoolteacher and athletics official, has died aged 89.

Mike Hudson: Village volunteer who served community

Oxford Mail: Mike Hudson, right, at the opening of Marcham Village Shop with Natasha Kingsbury and Chris Ricketts in June 2012

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A PROMINENT community volunteer who served his village for years has died aged 54.

Alfred Blake: From office boy to manager and a life enjoying singing

Oxford Mail: Alfred Blake spent his working life at Nuffield Press

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A MAN who rose from an office boy to director in Oxford’s printing industry across 50 years has died aged 86.

Managing City through tumultuous times

Oxford Mail: Les Goodchild

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

AN OXFORD City Football Club managing director who worked with Harry Redknapp and Bobby Moore during their time at the club has died aged 76.

U’s first professional player was club’s top talent spotter

Oxford Mail: Jack Casley

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THE first man to play football as a full-time professional for an Oxford club has died aged 88.

Councillor made community his priority

4:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A FORMER Wantage councillor and restaurant owner who served his community for half a century has died aged 86.

Respected stud farmer bred several race-winning horses

Oxford Mail: David Muir

4:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A HORSEMAN famous in racing circles for the stallions he bred and trained has died aged 87.

Eminent dean and scholar whose historical work is published soon

Oxford Mail: Michael Brock

4:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

AN HISTORIAN and prominent figure amongst Oxford’s colleges has died, aged 94.

A dedicated councillor and church bellringer

Oxford Mail: Roy Jones

4:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A BELLRINGER of more than seven decades and prominent Marston parish councillor has died, aged 78.

Community stalwart led £750,000 campaign for a medical scanner

Oxford Mail: Dr Fred Wright

6:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

A CHAMPION of community fundraising and activist, doctor and lecturer has died, aged 87.

Priest inadvertently caught in religious boycott

Oxford Mail: Rev Adrian Fisher

6:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

A CLERGYMAN and Irish Guards serviceman who found himself at the centre of an infamous religious boycott has died aged 90.

U’s fan took part in D-Day beach landings

Oxford Mail: George Bateman

4:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A STALWART Oxford United supporter of more than six decades and D-Day veteran has died, aged 96.

Schools stalwart was admired by his pupils

Oxford Mail: Herman David Munday

4:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A TEACHER who worked at schools across Oxford for more than 30 years has died, aged 84.

‘Secret Army’ recruit was code sender then university lecturer

Oxford Mail: Ann Bonsor worked for MI5 at Blenheim Palace

4:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A SECOND World War secret service recruit and Oxford University lecturer has died, aged 90.

A dedicated headmaster and choral singer

Oxford Mail: Martin Peters was a commited choral tenor as well as being headmaster of Benson Primary School from 1985 to 2004

4:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A TEACHER of more than 30 years, who was also a passionate choral singer, has died aged 64.

Humanitarian worker improved lives of thousands in the world

Oxford Mail: Josie Buxton with her daughter Megan, 17

4:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A WOMAN who devoted her career to working on humanitarian projects around the world has died aged 52.

Work of master bookbinder was revered around world

Oxford Mail: Ivor Robinson MBE

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A MASTER bookbinder whose distinctive designs are sought across the world has died, aged 89.

Heroic D-Day landings pilot was to later be immortalised in a painting

Oxford Mail: The painting Friendly Smoke depicting Mr Valentine’s D-Day heroics and, inset, Mr Valentine in RAF uniform

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BOMBER pilot who carried out a critical mission during the D-Day landings has died, aged 95.

Patrick McHugh: a former councillor who fostered an early interest in the priesthood

Oxford Mail: Patrick McHugh

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FORMER district councillor for Chipping Norton has died aged 72.

Artist Michelle Field was inspired by Oxford's natural beauty

Oxford Mail: Michele Field

4:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ARTIST from Kidlington who specialised in paintings of Oxford’s waterways and plant life has died aged 60.

Professor conducted studies into sexual behaviour of mushrooms

Oxford Mail: Prof Lorna Casselton

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A GLOBETROTTING scientist who conducted pioneering research into how mushrooms reproduce, has died aged 75.

Retired teacher found true calling as sculptor

Oxford Mail: Anne Backhouse with one of her sculptures, ‘Wowl’

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE family of sculptor and former teacher Anne Backhouse say she positively touched the lives of many who knew her during her 82 years.

Obituary: RAF hero Brian Jopling saved lives after attack on ship

Oxford Mail: Brian Jopling looks out of a Puma helicopter over Rhodesia during the transition to black majority rule in 1980

11:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A ROYAL Air Force veteran honoured for his bravery in helping to save people from a stricken ship during the Falklands War has died aged 62.

Great grandmother was prolific letter writer

Oxford Mail: Gladys Sadler

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A PROLIFIC newspaper letter writer has died aged 88.

Welsh exile who never forgot her roots

Oxford Mail: Vera Hughes

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ONE of the founding members of the Oxford Welsh Exiles has died aged 89.

Farewell to ‘a true public servant and a gentleman’

Oxford Mail: Charles Shouler

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

VETERAN councillor, financial mastermind and “gentleman” Charles Shouler has died, aged 79.

Prof Iain Campbell: A pioneer of essential scientific techniques

Oxford Mail: Professor Iain Campbell

4:20pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A FELLOW of Oxford University’s St John’s College who pioneered essential scientific techniques of biology has died aged 72.

Nick Bevan: A renowned rowing coach who always sent crews out with clean teeth

Oxford Mail: Nick Bevan

4:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A RENOWNED rowing coach and University Boat Race winner from North Oxfordshire has died aged 71.

Alison Layng: Magistrate with time to help young charities

Oxford Mail: Alison Layng

4:20pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A FORMER magistrate and organiser for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Oxfordshire has died aged 85.

Patrick Grant: Dad who enjoyed life on the ocean wave

Oxford Mail: Patrick Grant

4:10pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A FATHER-of two who embarked on sailing voyages across the world has died aged 81.

Iris Russell: A movie, TV and theatre actress who married an Oxford academic

Oxford Mail: Iris Russell in 2005

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A West End actress who married an Oxford don has died aged 91.

Keen fisherman helped found angling club

Oxford Mail: Derek State

4:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A BUSINESSMAN and well-known angler has died aged 81.

Old soldier, 95, was a veteran of Dunkirk and the D-Day landings

Oxford Mail: Bernard Powell

4:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A DUNKIRK and D-Day veteran has died, aged 95.

Scientist developed way of dating metal

Oxford Mail: Prof Noel Gale

4:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A FELLOW of Oxford University’s Nuffield College who carried out pioneering work in archaeological age analysis has died aged 82.

Dedicated local politician who left a lasting legacy to children

Oxford Mail: Pam Johnston

4:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A FORMER local politician who gave years of her life to public service has died aged 65.

Varied career with councils and the NHS

Oxford Mail: Douglas Warner

4:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A FORMER council worker from Witney has died aged 82.

First team player a sub for Sir Stanley

Oxford Mail: Rex Adams

4:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A FORMER Oxford City FC footballer who grew up in the city and went on to become Sir Stanley Matthews’ understudy has died aged 85.

Calling to become nurse inspired by hospital visit to grandmother

Oxford Mail: Vera Setford

4:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

THE funeral of a midwife who helped deliver hundreds of babies in their own homes across Cumnor and Botley has taken place.

Teacher shared joy of the great outdoors

Oxford Mail: Richard Brown

4:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

ARMY major and primary school teacher Richard “Dick” Brown will be remembered as a “larger-than-life figure”, whose enthusiasm for life was infectious.






Essential Links



click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree