Obituaries

It is with great sadness that we report the death of John Peberdy. John passed away peacefully at home on 14th May 2020 with his wife Jennie beside him; he had been battling cancer for some time.
It is with a great deal of sadness that we wish to inform the BMS membership of the passing of Prof Nick Read of Manchester University. Prof Read was a long-time member of the BMS, a former BMS President and a major driving force behind many of the initiatives and collaborations of the BMS.
Richard Shotbolt (1958 – 2020) With great sadness we must inform the BMS membership of the death, on 25th March, of Richard Shotbolt.
An obituary originally published in the Ottawa Citizen to commemorate the passing of Dr Stan Hughes
Dave was an exceptional field mycologist, a great foray leader and so enthusiastic in passing on his knowledge.
It is with extreme sadness that we report the sudden and untimely death of Geoff Robson on 15 May 2018.
In recent years Nick was a regular visitor to Kew from Somerset, each time bringing collections of unusual and meticulously presented fungi. These he would enter into the Kew Herbtrack system to add to his already huge contribution to the British fungi held at Kew, probably the largest by any recent collector...
Mrs Eileen Chattaway died peacefully after a short illness on 9 February 2017.
Professor C.V. Subramanian, former Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India, Founder of Mycological Society of India and Former President of International Mycological Association passed away in Bangkok, Thailand at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife and 2 sons
The fungal geneticist Professor Lorna Casselton CBE FRS died on the 14th February 2014. Professor Casselton was best known for her pioneering research in understanding the genetics of mating in basidiomycete fungi.
Justin Smith died suddenly, from Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, on the 3rd of March 2014, aged just 46, shocking news for all who that knew this larger than life character. He was one of our most colourful and stimulating colleagues and inspired thousands of people through guided walks, talks and training courses.
It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of Prof John William Gibson Cairney.
My (Clare Robinson) first memory of Juliet is from 1986. She was crossing the Merlewood lawn deep in conversation with Dr Bob Bunce about the identity and Latin binomial of a cherry tree situated between the lawn and the car park.
Dr Geoff Hadley – a Staffordshire born former member of the Botany Department of the University of Aberdeen has died aged 82. Geoff was an expert on root infecting fungi, mycorrhiza and in particular members of the genus Rhizoctonia.
The distinguished internationally renowned mycologist and former Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Exeter University, UK and twice President of the British Mycological Society.
Dr Royall T. Moore, formerly of the School of Applied Biological and Chemical Sciences University of Ulster , passed away on August 17th at the Antrim Hospital near Coleraine, Northern Ireland.