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IN MEMORIAM: Remembering our loved ones

Our roll of remembrance

6 August 2023


IN MEMORIAM: Remembering our loved ones

Our roll of remembrance

6 August 2023

Remembering those loved ones who are no longer with us.

A huge thank you goes to Michael Walsh Funeral Directors, based in Caldewgate here in Carlisle, for their support of our In Memoriam service.

In Memoriam gives everyone connected to the club the chance to remember loved ones we have sadly lost, with memorials placed on the big screen and on the official website.

“The In Memoriam feature and match day activity that goes hand-in-hand with remembering our loved ones is something that is extremely important to the club,” media officer Andy Hall said.

“The staff at Michael Walsh have recognised that and I can’t thank them enough for the support they are now showing.

“Twice a season we take a moment out of our match days to think about those who are no longer with us, and I know that a lot of fans and members of staff have been extremely grateful to have the opportunity to say another kind of goodbye in this way.

“This season our In Memoriam fixtures are in August (Fleetwood Town) and in January (game to be confirmed pending cup involvement).

“There’ll be a minute of applause ahead of kick off as names and pictures are shown on the big screen, with the information and additional messages also appearing on our website.”

Click HERE for more information on Michael Walsh Funeral Directors.


Remembering those we have lost:

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John McKenna was a huge Carlisle United supporter who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Stuart, Sandra and Kevin would like to thank everybody for their support and kindness during this difficult time.

RIP John


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Joseph Derrane is another big fan of Carlisle who is missed by all.

Loved by Mary, Nic, Sienna, Jackson & Arya.


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Gwen Brown, 1933 – 2023, missed by all of her loved ones.

Mike Brown


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Robert Forster sadly passed, away aged 50.

Remembered by his family and loved ones.

John Cowen


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John Bell, a true Blue. Always remembered and never forgotten.  



John Green passed away in March this year and he has been a lifelong Carlisle United fan and true Blues supporter for over 60 years.

Missed by all.

Rebecca Tyson


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Jack Little worked first in stewarding then turnstiles with the club. He died earlier this year, having carried out his match day duties for close to 34 seasons.

He is missed by everyone.

Julie Pearson


John Nixon died aged 58 and was a big Blues fan who attended Brunton Park for many years.

He supported the team through good times and bad, although in recent years his deteriorating health meant he was unable to attend.

Loved by his family and friends.

Judith Nixon


Alan Blinco – an amazing Brother and a TRUE BLUE. 


Joe Blinco


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Gary Patterson passed away on 6 June 2023.

He was a big United fan who followed the Blues home and away.

Missed by his loved ones.


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Jaden Doyle was 14 when he died after getting into difficulty in the River Eden.

He went to every home game in the Wawrick Road End, and some away games.

Missed by so many.

Nathan Doyle


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Robert Nolan died in February following a battle with cancer.

He started supporting Carlisle when I [Derrick Mackenzie] married his daughter. He loved coming to Brunton Park as it reminded him of the grounds he used to go to when he was younger.

Even when he couldn't come to matches, he used to sit at home with his Carlisle scarf on and a Bovril in his hand checking the scores. He would have loved to have seen the promotion.  

Derrick Mackenzie and Erica Mackenzie 


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David Palmer Aitken was a Carlisle fan living close to Brunton Park.

He followed them for most of his life, even working as a car park security, and he had a season ticket for many years.

Missed by all his family and friends xxxx


Margaret Oakley - 90 years old - Dec 7th 1932 - 9th July 2023.

Missed by all.


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Bryan Scott was a loyal supporter for over 70 years and had a season ticket in B Stand.

He passed away on 17 July 2023 aged 91.

RIP Dad.

Martin Scott (Son)


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Brian Clarke died 4 June 2023, age 79 years.

He always enjoyed watching the Blues play at Brunton Park.

Missed by everyone.

David Morgan, Kendal


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David Wilkes

Everybody at Carlisle United Football Club was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Dave Wilkes last month - a close and dear friend to all who worked with him at the club.

Dave, 59, started out on his football journey as a player with Barnsley. He joined Carlisle in the early 90s where, after retiring from the playing side, he took on the role of the club’s Youth Development Officer.

He stepped up to a senior coaching role under Mick Wadsworth in 1995, and had a spell as caretaker manager when Mervyn Day left the club in 1997.

He also enjoyed a stint as joint manager with John Halpin, and was at the heart of the work done to keep the Blues in the Football League with that dramatic ending to the season in May 1999.

Spells with Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town followed before he returned to CUFC to lead the Centre of Excellence at Brunton Park in 2005. He then served the club for a further 17 years, most recently as head of coaching within the academy.

Click HERE to read club tributes about Dave. 


Audrey Dent was at her husband David’s side for some 63 years.

David, our club president, often spoke fondly of her and of their time together.

She is greatly missed.


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Frank Davidson died suddenly but peacefully at home on Saturday 22 July.

Frank, 76, played for many years in United’s reserve team, often at the drop of a hat and whenever called upon, particularly by Bob Stokoe.

He was more likely to be found helping out behind the scenes, particularly when it came to training sessions and match days in the medical department.

Click HERE for club tributes to Frank. 


Robert Watson, died 6 February 2023, aged 65.

He was a long-time Carlisle supporter and a member of the Carlisle Supporters' Branch, from when he was in the Navy and we lived in Portsmouth.

He and daughter Ellen won a Honda Jazz in one the club draws a few years ago, and we kept the car for thirteen years.

He followed the team around when he could, had most of the shirts, which we now have, and was a good advocate for Carlisle United.

Elizabeth Watson


You can see how In Memoriam looked on our Big Screen here:

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