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.

Journalist loved sport at work and on the field

Oxford Mail: Steve Thomson

4:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A FORMER Oxford Mail and The Oxford Times sports reporter has died aged 61.

Adviser to the government on nanotechnology

Oxford Mail: Ron Lawes

4:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

PROFESSOR Ron Lawes, founder of one of Oxford’s most successful research centres and leader of British nanotechnology, has died aged 75.

Familiar figure on local bowls scene

Oxford Mail: Frances Baker

4:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A FIXTURE of Oxford’s bowls scene has died aged 79.

Union leader who fought cuts to fire brigade

Oxford Mail: Tony Stockford

4:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A FORMER councillor and union leader has died aged 81.

Ex-leader of city council ‘made a huge contribution to Oxford’

Oxford Mail: Bill Baker was also a lifelong supporter of Oxford United

4:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

BORN and bred in Oxford, Labour Party loyalist Bill Baker died on January 20 following a long illness. He was 78.

Clergyman and professor was Oriel College’s 50th provost

Oxford Mail: Rev Prof Ernest Nicholson

4:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A FORMER provost at an Oxford college has died aged 75.

Mail stalwart was a champ in boxing circles

Oxford Mail: Roy Walton, left, with head coach Mel Corrigan at the opening of a new extension at Berinsfield Boxing Club in 2011

4:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

ROY Walton, who has died aged 77, was well known in boxing, darts and Aunt Sally circles in Oxfordshire.

Hairdresser ran his firm with family

Oxford Mail: Standing outside the shop after it was refurbished in 1990 with daughter Sarah Crisp and wife Christine

4:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A HAIRDRESSER in a family business for many years has died at the age of 80 after a long illness.

Vice-president bowler hurt back in fall

Oxford Mail: Fred Honey, an honorary life vice president of the Oxfordshire Bowling Association, has died aged 91

4:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

AN HONORARY life vice-president of the Oxfordshire Bowling Association has died aged 91.

Morris dance expert was street ‘Mayor’ and Santa

Oxford Mail: Les Argyle being inaugurated as Mayor of Ock Street in Abingdon

4:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Abingdon “mayor”, Morris dancer, and even Father Christmas.

With the reflex of a scalded cat, this Cowley worker was a top goalkeeper

Oxford Mail: Keith Baker making a timley interception in 1972.

4:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

KEITH Baker, who has died aged 57, was a talented footballer, prize-winning golfer and, above all, a devoted family man.

Mr Table Tennis, a great ambassador of the sport

Oxford Mail: Aubrey Hughes, who won two major awards for his lifetime of service to table tennis.

4:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

AUBREY Hughes, the man dubbed Oxfordshire’s ‘Mr Table Tennis’ for his contribution to the sport in the county, has died aged 79.

Greyhound trainer had many a winner

Oxford Mail: The late John Davies

9:00pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A GREYHOUND trainer based at Wheatley has died aged 77.

Thalidomide failed to hold him back as a talented pilot

Oxford Mail: Stephen Townsend.

4:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A THALIDOMIDE victim believed to be the first such person to fly a plane solo has died of a chest infection, aged 54.

Leading light in theatre takes her final bow

Oxford Mail: Eileen Bagshaw.

4:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

TRIBUTES have been paid to a key player of the Abingdon drama scene and an inspirational teacher.

Unlikely peer who became a fierce campaigner on farming

Oxford Mail: Lord Thomas Stanley.

4:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A PEER who set up a pick-your-own farm near Barton has died aged 86.

The flying Baron who once guarded Nazi’s naval chief

Oxford Mail: Lord Waterpark

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

A PEER who helped develop a small former RAF airfield near Kidlington in Oxford Airport has died aged 87.

‘Retsof’, dance teacher to university, dies aged 104

Oxford Mail: ‘Retsof’, dance teacher to university, dies aged 104

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

A DANCER who taught Oxford University students in the 1920s has died aged 104.

GP of 40 years helped at 2,000 births

Oxford Mail: Mike Bull

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

A FORMER GP who worked in East Oxford for nearly 40 years has died aged 86.

Carpenter made boxes for museum butterflies

Oxford Mail: Brian Edmondson

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

A POPULAR carpenter whose work was featured at Oxford’s Natural History Museum, the MI5 headquarters and at Twickenham Stadium has died aged 73.

Scouts’ farewell to leader Baggy

Oxford Mail: Frank Shipman

4:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

HE has been described as the scout leader with the booming voice.

Academic who was the first female fellow

4:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

AN AMERICAN academic, who became the first female fellow of one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, has died aged 80.

Didcot loses a stalwart who worked and fought for town

Oxford Mail: Terry Joslin

4:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

FORMER firefighter, ambulanceman, teacher, businessman, and former Mayor of Didcot Terry Joslin has died aged 76.

Ex-councillor’s heart was in the community

Oxford Mail: Ann Cooper holding a copy of The Times from 1797, found during repair work at a council-owned office in Woodstock in 1986

4:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A FORMER councillor and Woodstock town clerk has died aged 78.

Pub landlord and Aunt Sally player ‘a wonderful man’

Oxford Mail: Tony Lane.

4:00pm Thursday 21st November 2013

A POPULAR former pub landlord and car factory worker has died aged 76.

Rugby club champion a ‘massive influence’

Oxford Mail: Tom Wood.

4:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

CHINNOR Rugby Club stalwart and family man Tom Wood has died aged 37.

Former Ruskin College principal and trade unionist was appalled by war

Oxford Mail: John Hughes.

4:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

A FORMER principal of Oxford’s Ruskin College and trade unionist has died aged 86.

Bestselling author started out as a cub reporter

Oxford Mail: Tim Griggs.

4:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

EAST Oxford author Tim Griggs has died aged 65.

Mayor who brightened up her town as stalwart of Woodstock in Bloom

Oxford Mail: Pauline Richardson.

4:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

The former Mayor of Woodstock and long-serving town councillor Pauline Richardson, 75, has died.






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