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Obituaries

Obituary: Peter Thomson, Australian golfer who won British Open five times

Peter Thomson, golfer. Born: 23 August 1929 in Brunswick, Australia. Died: 20 June 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, aged 88.

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Janet Fraser, resplendent in her beloved bonnet

Obituary: Janet Fraser, Scottish Salvation Army brigadier

Janet Fraser, Salvation Army brigadier. Born 17 May, 1915 in Aberdeen. Died 21 May, 2018 in Arbroath, aged 103

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Air Commodore Alastair Mackie

Obituary: Wing Commander Alastair Mackie DFC, bomber pilot turned CND campaigner

Air Commodore Alastair Mackie, DFC, aviator and CND campaigner. Born: 3 August 1922 in Worcestershire. Died: 19 May 2018, aged 95.

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Entertainer Ron Dale has died at the age of 84

Obituary: Ron Dale, versatile entertainer who moved from theatres to clubs and cruise ships

Ron Dale, comedian, musician and compere. Born: 8 February, 1934 in Glasgow. Died: 6 June 2018, in Ayrshire aged 84

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Rev Dr George Grubb, as Lord Provost, joins the Queen for the Ceremony of the Keys at Holyrood Palace in 2008. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Obituary: Rev Dr George Grubb, Church of Scotland minister who became Lord Provost of Edinburgh

Rev Dr George Grubb, former parish minister and Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Died: 10 June, 2018, aged 83

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Gordon Irving with his wife Betty and legendary entertainer Norman Wisdom.

Obituary: Gordon Irving, journalist and theatre critic who rubbed shoulders with the stars

Gordon Irving, journalist and theatre critic. Born: 4 December, 1918 in Annan. Died: 31 May,2018, in Glasgow, aged 99

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Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday has died at the age of 94. Picture: navajopeople.org

Obituary: Samuel Tom Holiday, Navajo Code Talker during Second World War

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died in southern Utah on June 11 surrounded by family members who raised money through a crowdfunding campaign to be by his side. He was 94.

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Davie Thomson has died at the age of 89

Obituary: Davie Thomson, farmer with passion for racing horses

Davie Thomson, known to so many, died peacefully on the 10 May 2018 at the age of 89, at the end of a hugely active life in the community. He touched the lives of countless people all of whom will miss him enormously for his warm, engaging personality and his great commitment to whatever he was doing.

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Ronald Cramond CBE has died at the age of 91

Obituary: Ronnie Cramond, civil servant champion of agriculture– ‘a man no one could accuse of not caring’

Ronald Duncan Cramond CBE, civil servant. Born 22 March, 1927 in Leith. Died 22 May, 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 91.

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David Nisbet OBE

Obituary: David Nisbet OBE, Electrical engineer, director of Ferranti, honoured for work on Ariane satellite system

David Nisbet OBE, Electrical Engineer and Depute MD of Ferranti Scotland. Born: 20 March 1934 in Edinburgh. Died 6 June, 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 84

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Glynn Edwards, right, was a worthy foil for Dennis Waterman and George Cole in hit series Minder

Obituary: Glynn Edwards, popular actor who rose to fame as Dave the barman in Minder

Glynn Edwards, actor. Born 2 February 1931, in Penang, Malaysia. Died 23 May, 2018, in Edinburgh, aged 87.

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John Douglas Bottomley has died at the age of 83

Obituary: John Bottomley, company chairman who made Edinburgh his home

John Douglas Bottomley, company director, Swedish Consul & High Constable of Leith. Born: 21 February, 1934 in Leeds. Died: 6 February, 2018 in Edinburgh, aged 83.

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Holocaust survior Gena Turgel has died at the age of 95. Picture: PA

Obituary: Gena Turgel, Holocaust survivor who cared for Anne Frank

Gena Turgel, Holocaust survivor. Born: 1 February 1923, Kraków, Poland. Died: 7 June 2018, aged 95.

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FILE In this  July 4, 1959 file photo, Maria Bueno of Brazil holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final in the All-England Lawn Tennis championships at Wimbledon. The Brazilian "queen" of tennis, who won three Wimbledon and four US championship singles titles, died Friday,June 8, 2018, in Sao Paulo. She had been suffering from mouth cancer since last year and was hospitalized in May. (AP Photo,File)

Obituary: Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis star

Maria Bueno, tennis champion. Born: 11 October, 1939 in São Paulo, Brazil. Died 8 June, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil, aged 78.

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61. Picture: PA

Obituary: Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and food writer

Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it.

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Fashion designer Kate Spade, famous for making 'It' bags affordable, has died at the age of 55. Picture: AP

Obituary: Kate Spade, visionary designer of fun, colourful bags and accessories

Kate Spade, fashion designer. Born: 24 December 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri. Died: 5 June 2018, New York City, New York, aged 55

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Jerry Maren, the last surviving Wizard of Oz Munchkin, has died at the age of 99. Picture: AP

Obituary: Jerry Maren, the last surviving Munchkin from The Wizard of Oz

Jerry Maren, performer. Born: 24 January 1920, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: May 2018, San Diego, California, age 99

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Ray Wilson, right, and Geoff Hurst carry England captain Bobby Moore in triumph after winning the World Cup at Wembley. Picture: AFP

Obituary: Ray Wilson, oldest member of England’s World Cup winning side and a hero at Huddersfield Town and Everton

Ramon “Ray” Wilson MBE – England World Cup-winning footballer. Born: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, 17 December, 1934. Died: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 15 May, 2018, aged 83

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Rugby player and coach Nairn MacEwan has died at the age of 76

Obituary: Nairn MacEwan, Scotland rugby international who went on to coach national side

Nairn Alexander MacEwan, Scotland rugby international player and coach. Born: 12 Decmber, 1941 in Dar-Es-Salaam. Died: 31 May, 2018 in Inverness, aged 76

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Peter Stringfellow at the Bacardi London Club and Bar Awards in 2001. Picture: PA

Obituary: Peter Stringfellow, flamboyant owner of eponymous nightclubs

Peter Stringfellow, nightclub impresario. Born: 17 October, 1940 in Sheffield. Died: 7 June 2018, aged 77.

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