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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.

Almanac Obituary: A Salute to Valerie Mildred Bracher

A touching tribute to Valerie Mildred Bracher, an Australian Defence Force Corporal, loving daughter, sister and aunty who lived a full life.

Almanac Obituary: Vale Twinkle Toes

Rob Heath notes the passing of a great footballer, club man and quite the dancer in Laurie Dwyer

Almanac Obituary: Vale Dick Custerson

Steve Earl pays tribute to his mate Dick “Dicky” Custerson, the most generous and positive of blokes who ‘walked sunshine into every room he entered’. Vale Dicky.

Everyday Obituary: An ode to my old man, the Olympics and Usain Bolt.

Matt O’Hanlon’s father was a wonderful Queenslander (as is Matt). In this magnificent tribute to his Dad, Matt can’t help but demonstrate those elements of a sporting life which once drove the sporting culture and broader Australian culture. Those in powerful positions – in government, in sports administration, in media, and even in educational bureaucracy (not at the coal-face so much) – should read this piece. They will see what sport means to people, the level of their interest and engagement, and the sheer wisdom in Michael Joseph O’Hanlon’s approach. Vale Pop O’Hallaron. [An all-time classic – JTH]

An Open Letter to the Almanac Community

A note of thanks from Dips O’Donnell to the Almanac community. [You might like to also read Dips’ eulogy of his father John O’Donnell – JTH]