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Mother’s Day, with Gram

Jack Banister writes poignantly of his Grandma, going to the footy and visiting her in Middle Park.

Remembering J. Neville Turner

John Harms went to J Neville Turner’s funeral on Thursday, prompting a few memories and this tribute (which includes a description of Neville’s tennis serve).

Vale J. Neville Turner, one of life’s great characters

J. Neville Turner was a great character who had many passions: cricket, tennis, soccer, music and the law. Sadly he died last Thursday. He was a dear friend of many, including those in the Almanac community associated with the Australian Cricket Society and the Australian Society of Sports Historians. Ian Hammet (Almanac member, and ACS stalwart) penned this tribute. No doubt we will hear more in the coming days. Vale Neville Turner.

Everyday Obituaries: Patricia (Pat) Collins

Anthony ‘Gulbo’ Collins, known in these parts by his nom de plume ‘Mulcaster’, delivered these fine words at the funeral of his mother Pat. She was the personification of love.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Mumma Mac and her Hawks

Peter Sweeney remembers a wonderful character, Mumma Mac, who barracked for Hawthorn long before they were any good.

Vale Harry Beitzel

We have lost another footy broadcasting great in Harry Beitzel. Share your memories of Harry from his umpiring and broadcasting days.

Almanac Obituary: Farewell to Mr Footscray

Katie Hall remembers Ron Palmer – Mr Footscray.

Take me out to the ball game

A touching tribute by Chris Daley to his mate’s dad, Peter Wood, a genuine legend of sport in the south-west of Victoria. A timely reminder of the simplicity and importance of enjoying time with friends and family at a game of sport.

Everyday Obituaries: A tribute to a great Braybrook Doggie

George Cranwell, one of Braybrook’s finest, has passed away at the age of 93. His grandson Matt Curwood spoke at his funeral. [This is a wonderful tribute – JTH]

Almanac Obituary: Tommy Gemmell

Tommy Gemmell, one of the characters of Scottish soccer has died at the age of 73. Neil Drysdale remembers his colourful life.