Death Announcements


This page contains notices announcing the recent deaths of Club members, often with details of their involvement with the Alpine Club and, occasionally, with information about their funeral/memorial arrangements.


Members can log into the website to leave their comments and tributes.


More complete obituaries for members are compiled in the Alpine Journal. Suzanne Strawther (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is the current Alpine Journal Obituaries Editor.  If you would like to contribute to an obituary, please contact her directly.



Tom Hornbein

We are saddened to learn of the death of Honorary member Tom Hornbein on 6 May 2023 at the age of 92.

Graeme Nicol

We have learned of the death on 30 April of Graeme Nicol.  He became a member of the ACG in 1959, and on retirement from the ACG. an AC member from 1978.  The funeral will take place on Friday 12th May at 13:15 at the Crematorium at Hazlehead in Aberdeen.

Mark Bicknell

We have only recently learned that Mark Bicknell died last December.  He was a longstanding member who was admitted  in 1957.

Bill Norton

We are saddened to learn of the death on 3 April of Bill Norton, a member since 1992. The Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Monday 3rd  July in the hall of Winchester College.  The Funeral is for family and invited friends only.


Ron James MBE

We are saddened to learn of the death of Ron James MBE, a member of the Alpine Club since 1974, author of ‘Dolomites West and East’ and founder of Ogwen Cottage.

Webcast details for the service for Ronald James MBE at 10:15 on Wednesday 15th March, at Colwyn Bay Chapel, Colwyn Bay Crematorium run by Tom Owen & Son are as below:

Watching webcast live and watch-again: User name fosi8600 Password 114143