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Camden New Journal - OBITUARY
Published: 26 November 2009
Scout Tony made organisation inclusive for all

TONY Frais, who died on October 17 aged 85, will be remembered for his outstanding service to the local community.
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Camden New Journal - OBITUARIES A - Z

Powerful voice for conservation - SUE Estermann, who has died aged 65, was well known in South Hampstead as chairwoman of an influential conservation group. > more

An educator and a mentor to darts-players and footballers - PAINTER and decorator Tom Greeves, who has died aged 68, was one of Camden’s best darts... > more

Pioneer of dance who taught stars - NICKY Bentley, a dance teacher and choreographer to the stars who worked from a Covent Garden studio for more than... > more

School governor with love of jazz - MARY Wallis-Jones spent a combined total of 63 years sitting on school governing bodies in Camden, inspired by a burning... > more

Lifelong learner who helped others - JOHN Shaw left school when he was 15 to work for the Royal Mail. But he returned to education aged 30, gaining a law degree... > more

Advocate of real journalism who helped launch CNJ - VETERAN journalist and early supporter of the New Journal Irving Oldfield has died, aged 85... > more

A bookseller’s fitting tribute, warts and all - IAN Norrie, Hampstead’s legendary bookseller at the High Hill Bookshop for more than 30 years, who has died... > more

Computer whizz – who didn’t own one - PETER Landin’s kaleidoscopic life can be defined as a constant thirst for new experiences and a quest to continually... > more

Man of fierce logic and inventive puzzle making - ALBIE Fiore – Rubik’s Cube developer, cryptic crossword compiler and editor of the magazine Games and Puzzles... > more

‘Perfectionist’ David was a friend of the stars - DAVID Fairbairn, who has died aged 57 in a car accident, was a chauffeur for numerous well known actors and... > more

Friends’ tributes to Joe Daly, big hearted ‘Clown Number One’ - OFFICIALLY, he was Humphrey J Daly. > more

Frank, great business brain behind launch of the New Journal - FRANK Branston, who helped to found this newspaper in 1982, has died at the age of 70. > more

David, among first to fight for gay rights - HE had fiery red hair, a temper to match and protected Finsbury library’s vinyls with his life. > more

Hidden legacy of a life devoted to helping others - THE former Conservative councillor Huntly Spence, who died last week aged 84, leaves a hidden... > more

Community centre memorial to vision of tenants’ leader - WHEN I learned of the death of Chris Harbon, I realised how privileged I was to have known him. ... > more

Frank played down his wartime horrors - A VILLAGER sneaked past the guards and looked into the pit. Below sat Frank Hallett, an RAF officer who... > more

Green Jacket George, a ‘modern’ man devoted to his wife - GEORGE Ritchie, who has died aged 91, was a quiet, “modern” man from Somers Town who devoted... > more

Sir Henry used legal expertise to fight for needy - CAMPAIGNING lawyer, judge and civil rights activist Sir Henry Hodge, who died last week aged 65... > more

‘Give me a room full of strangers and a G&T’ - DUFFY Marie Aliturki, a popular face in Primrose Hill and Chalk Farm who has died aged 65, was known... > more

Historian, socialist, poet... the many lives of a man from the Bronx - HISTORIAN, economist and poet – Bernie Moss was all three in his lifetime. > more

Jo’s half century serving eels, pie and mash - HER shift started on January 20, 1940, and finished 54 years later. Jo Hanrahan, the cornerstone of ...>more

‘Diana’s stature grew as she began to write her poetry’
- FRIENDS and family of the novelist Diana Raymond gathered last Thursday to celebrate her life. > more

‘Working as an observer in Angola, Tracy became accustomed to sound of gunfire’ - WHEN Tracy Warnes, who died this week aged 64, took a job as a teenager... > more

Unsung legend of the post-war jazz scene - CLAUS Baess, an unsung legend of London’s post-war trad jazz pub scene, has died at the age of 87.>more

Those of us fighting for a just world have lost a valuable ally
- MANY people will know Phil Jeffries as a committed campaigner for the King’s Cross community. > more

The strings fall silent as a guitar legend passes on - WHEN a great man dies, the whole world suffers. But when that man is a personal friend, personal sorrow is... > more

Self-made man with a rich community spirit - WHEN Giannagos “George” Georgiou first arrived in ration-hit London in 1947, it was a different world from the small... > more

Parents remembered carer Lida’s patience and kindness - LIDA Horton, who dedicated her life to the care of children and whose decades of service to Camden babies... > more

Goodnight Irene, friends’ farewell to a ‘great campaigner’ - WHEN she was not fighting for women’s rights or against the treatment of Palestinians... > more

Tories’ youngest-ever face at Town Hall
- WHEN London Transport Museum in Covent Garden was undergoing a facelift, designers modeled the... > more

Author of 50 books who combined aristocratic charm and erudition - HE had the face and stature of a Greek god, the quiet charm and manners of an aristocrat... > more

Activist with key role in rent strike movement - TERRY Heath, who has died aged 74, played a pivotal role as an organiser in the St Pancras rent strikes of the... > more

A child of the revolution who lived by her principles - TAMARA Philipps, later Lady Milford, led an extraordinary life that began in revolutionary Russia and... > more

Charles saved thousands of lives with low-cost medicine - CHARLES Lefton, who has died aged 94, was indirectly responsible improving... > more

Musical biker with a passion for tennis
ANTHONY Rooney was a popular tennis coach in Parliament Hill fields who shared a twin love for music... > more

Communist campaigner who never lost touch
- CAMPAIGNER Hilda Forman, 88, who died on August 12 will be remembered for her... > more

Doctor fought Parkinson’s and apartheid - CECIL Todes, who has died aged 77, was a successful child psychiatrist who fought a long... > more

Head who broke down walls that cut off schools - MICHAEL Marland, who died in Islington last week from cancer, aged 73, was a dangerous... > more

Peace campaigner ‘the sort of person CND was built on’ - FRANCES Brown, who has died aged 97, will be remembered as a founding member of South End...>more

A stalwart of socialism and a man of unshakable principle
- LORD Jock Stallard, one of the great socialist stalwarts of the St Pancras rent strike battles, who went on to... > more

The literary lioness with a penchant for French culture - JOANNA Richardson, one of Hampstead’s literary lionesses, died in the early hours of Friday morning... > more

Doctor healed soldiers’ mental scars - PATRICK De Mare, who has died aged 92, was a psychotherapist whose work helped promote the use of group analysis. > more

A ground-breaking academic - THE life of renowned counsellor and psychologist Ellen Noonan was celebrated at a memorial service in Hampstead on Thursday. > more

A generous, loyal and lovably stubborn press man of principle - PATRICK Breen, journalist and tenants’ leader, has died suddenly at his home in Pancras Road, aged 50. > more

A great and inspirational director of the National Youth Theatre - EDWARD Wilson, the former artistic director of the National Youth Theatre (NYT), has died aged 60. > more

‘One of the old school... and always a gentleman’ - PATRICK Howard, one of 10 sons from a fishing family in County Clare, Ireland, died on New Year’s Eve, aged 75. > more

Pub singer, Britt Ekland’s ‘mystery man’ and a caring friend - FRIENDS and family of a singer and celebrity confidant gathered last Friday to say their final goodbyes. > more

Circus worker, artist and activist - JAMES Shallcross, who has died aged 90, was a tenant activist on the Maiden Lane estate in Camden Town, a lifelong member of the “Old”... > more

Retired publican was ‘a true gent and a one-off character’ - POPULAR pensioner Bertie Clark, who was known to thousands across Camden, has died suddenly. > more

Home front heroine with a passion for singing and travelling - MAUD Hillman, who has died aged 94, will be fondly remembered by the hundreds of friends she made in a... > more

An eclectic talent with unshakeable political beliefs - HELEN Lighthill, who has died aged 70, will be remembered for being an eclectic talent: her interests ranged from... > more

A determined worker with designs on better schools - ARCHITECT Brenda Degerdon will be remembered for her tireless work for schools: she was a governor at Rhyl... > more

Anti-war stalwart searched for peace - VETERAN anti-war campaigner Peggie Pres ton, who has died aged 84, travelled the world on the trail of peace and justice. > more

Lifelong campaigner whose last words were: ‘Live differently’ - PETER Cadogan, who died this week aged 86, will be remembered as a champion of local dem ocracy... > more

Moving farewell for actress who shared stage with stars - SCORES of wellwishers filled Golders Green crematorium last Tuesday to pay tribute to one of the early... > more

Communist Party stalwart who stood up to the far right at polls - JOCK Nicolson, who has died aged 87, will be remembered for his dedication to helping others and... > more

How paving fight turned Olga into real campaigner - OLGA Calnan, who has died aged 76, will be best remembered by people in Camden Town for her tireless work in... > more

Property developer who left his mark on landscape - HAROLD Deco, the property developer who played a key role in changing the living landscape on... > more

Upholder of ideals of liberty and inclusion - MARGARET Little, who has died aged 78, will be remembered for her dedicated service to the people of Hampstead ward... > more
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