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Obituaries

Award-winning children’s novelist Gillian Avery

Obituary: Award-winning author Gillian Avery loved gardening on her allotments

Randal Bates

Obituary: Coach Randal Bates was an ‘exceptional’ member of team

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Dr Joan Hawton

Obituary: Beloved clinical psychologist Dr Joan Hawton was a "simply remarkable" woman

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Elizabeth Aldworth, former head of Sixth Form at John Mason School

Obituary: Tributes paid to teacher Elizabeth Aldworth who lived ‘a life devoted to education’

Prof Glyn Humphreys was head of experimental psychology at Oxford University

Obituary: Colleagues mourn wonderful friend and brilliant scientist Glyn Humphreys

Obituary: D-Day veteran Robert Elmore worked to serve society

Obituary: D-Day veteran Robert Elmore worked to serve society

Formidable campaigner Barbara Gatehouse was a ‘living legend’ in city politics

Obituary: Formidable campaigner Barbara Gatehouse was a ‘living legend’ in city politics

Ernie Clack

Obituary: Furniture made by carpenter Ernie Clack is still in use today

Always busy: Noelle Brown

Obituary: Oxford Mail film critic Noelle Brown also loved her work at Ashmolean

Former director of GCHQ Sir Brian Tovey

Obituary: Former head of GCHQ Sir Brian Tovey became art history lecturer and author

Obituary: District mourns ex-councillor and community champion Paul O’Sullivan

Obituary: District mourns ex-councillor and community champion Paul O’Sullivan

A painting of Dick by David Langford of him on the 1,000cc Vincent V twin, riding out of the dip at Governors’ Bridge during the 1953 Clubman’s TT

Obituary: TT racer Richard Madsen-Mygdal had passion for racing and created a biking dynasty

Driving force: Paddy O’Hanlon, of Abingdon, who has died at the age of 78

Obituary: Paddy O’Hanlon was the force behind Night Shelter and champion of homeless

Colonel Tim May

Obituary: ‘Outstanding’ Colonel Tim May led the Hussars at Churchill’s funeral

Well-known: Barbara Williamson

Obituary: Barbara Williamson was a former magistrate, a church stalwart and lifelong socialist

Pioneering: Physicist John Coupland

Obituary: Pioneering physicist John Coupland designed machines at the cutting edge

Dedicated: William “Bill” McCreadie on his last day on duty at Eynsham Lock in 2004

Obituary: Lock keeper Bill McCreadie was given an MBE for his services

Mesmerising: Joan Kent performs Pas de Quatre in this image captured by professional dance photographer Angus McBean. She married in 1942 and became Joan Ravenscroft

Obituary: Ballet star Joan Ravenscroft dazzled audiences with performances in 1930s

Well known: John Thompson, the ‘tree man’ of Oxford

Obituary: Architect John Thompson planted more than 10,000 trees around the city

Learned: Prof Peter Bayley

Obituary: Prof Peter Bayley was a dynamic don with a passion for theatre

Stalwart: Theresa Prickett at the Old Ferry Landing on the River Cherwell at the Victoria Arms in 2012

Obituary: Theresa Prickett - ‘She absolutely loved Marston ...it was where her roots were’

Sport: Philip Porter

Obituary: Runner Philip Porter helped found city athletics club

Landmark: Les Pointer celebrating his 100th birthday earlier this year

Obituary: Gasman Leslie Pointer was talented cornet player and vegetable grower

Obituary: Bodleian library devotee Kathleen Duparc was avid human rights champion

Obituary: Bodleian library devotee Kathleen Duparc was avid human rights champion

Obituary: Former city Lord Mayor Elizabeth Standingford was a ‘stalwart’ of the Labour Party

Obituary: Former city Lord Mayor Elizabeth Standingford was a ‘stalwart’ of the Labour Party

Ronald Long with his wife Margaret

Obituary: Popular publican Ronald Long founded the famed Abingdon Pool League

Courageous: Pyschology lecturer Dr Antonia Whitehead, who also enjoyed bird-watching and worked to chart the bird population in Shotover Woods

Obituary: Dr Antonia Whitehead ‘A woman of high intelligence and a great sense of humour’

Stalwart: Harold Williams leafs through the scrapbooks in the mayor’s parlour in 1983

Obituary: Lord Mayor’s secretary Harold Williams had a real passion for making music

Arthur Hedges

Obituary: Football ‘legend’ Arthur Hedges founded his local club

Alec Russell hard at work being filmed in the Oxford Mail library in 1987

Obituary: Ex-custodian of Mail archives Alec Russell was a dedicated perfectionist

Academic: Rosalind Brain

Obituary: High flyer Rosalind Brain achieved a first for university

Passionate: Mary Dutton was a teacher at Drayton Community Primary School

Obituary: Artist and teacher Mary Dutton worked to pass on enthusiasm to classes

From miner's son to engineer: Philip Evans was known for saving The Pound pub and inventing its signature dish the ‘Deathburger’

Obituary: Philip Evans was a lecturer, publican, inventor and snail farmer who loved to joke

Loving: The Rev Edward Coombs

Obituary: The Rev Edward Coombs was a gentle vicar committed to his faith

Last orders: Edna Pettifer, landlady of the White Hart Pub in Wolvercote, pictured when she retired in 1988

Obituary: Long-serving landlady Edna Pettifer took to pub life ‘like a duck to water’

Distinguished: Lord Moser

Obituary: Lord Moser was a refugee who became pillar of establishment

Mourned: Witney Lions Club stalwart Rod Attewell

Obituary: Tributes to top Lion Rod Attewell who gave all to benefit the community

Obituary: Jonathan Kingerlee was a yachtsman and head of construction dynasty

Obituary: Jonathan Kingerlee was a yachtsman and head of construction dynasty

Enthusiast: Allan Copelin, left, pictured with Keith Maskens and Jason Buck with The Dick Hashman Shield in 2002

Obituary: Former top salesman Allan Copelin with a love for billiards and cricket

‘Profound’: Herminio Martins

Obituary: Herminio Martins was an emeritus fellow authority on sociology

Successful: Sheila Smith had a passion for gardening and with her husband Errol won many Oxford In Bloom competitions

Obituary: Parish councillor Sheila Smith’s tribute will reflect her love of gardening

David Leaver: Former surveyor, prison visitor and church minister

David Leaver: Former surveyor, prison visitor and church minister

Bazel John Harris

Bazel John Harris: King of the mobile disco for 35 years

Toby English ran a bookshop in Wallingford with his wife Chris

Toby English: 'A funny dad, a tad of an old hippy and a little bit eccentric'

Obituary: Esteemed history professor Paul Langford wrote academic classic

Obituary: Esteemed history professor Paul Langford wrote academic classic

Obituary: Ann Bonner was a tireless and passionate champion of Banbury

Obituary: Ann Bonner was a tireless and passionate champion of Banbury

Obituary: Carole Roberts was an outspoken ‘people’s mayor’ and a social rights campaigner justice

Obituary: Carole Roberts was an outspoken ‘people’s mayor’ and a social rights campaigner justice

Partnership: Carol and Eric Wright on their wedding day in 1982

Obituary: Carol Wright - Secretary became popular pub landlady

Many interests: Margaret Bettesworth has died aged 82

Obituary: Margaret Bettesworth - Natural teacher with a love of travel, gardening and opera

Devotion: Pamela Schiele

Obituary: Pamela Schiele - Activist helped others all across the world

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