Ed Londy, Mick Miles and Graham Moore - obituaries

Published 06/03/2024 at 00:15:31 by Michael Howard.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the recent deaths of Ed Londy, Mick Miles and Graham Moore.

Ed Londy passed away a few weeks ago, aged 96. He had played in the league for many years, his final match being in 2017 aged 90, which is a huge achievement. Always a kind and patient personality and a gentleman of the sport, Ed took his table tennis seriously and was always willing to support the league and its tournaments, albeit without great personal success, For many years, Ed played for Newport Pagnell, then moved to play out of the Kingston Centre after it opened. For all his efforts, Ed was awarded Life membership of the league. He will be fondly remembered by long-standing league players.

Ed's funeral will take place at Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, on Saturday 9th March at 11.00 am.

Mick Miles passed away on Friday 23rd February, following a short but devastating illness which required hospitalisation for his final few weeks. Mick had continued to play league matches up to Christmas and his illness and untimely death will have come as a great surprise to many who knew him. Mick started playing in the league some 20 years ago, having previously played in Luton, always for the MK Club. He initially played alongside his daughter Julie in Division 2 and subsequently played in lower divisions, helping to support youngsters as they learned the match skills needed to succeed. These included former league player Ryan Murphy and Julie’s son Adam, who now plays alongside her in Division 1. Mick was a key-holder at the Kingston TTC and regularly assisted in coaching and training sessions there. Mick was always willing to help anyone keen to progress within the sport and did so in a kind, patient and generous manner, and without ever showing signs of anger or frustration, whether during a match or at other times. Mick was one of our local unsung heroes, who was always happy to contribute without making a fuss about doing so.

Mick’s funeral will take place at Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, on Tuesday 26th March at 11.30 am.

Graham Moore, captain of Mursley Mallards in Division 7, passed away suddenly on Friday 1st March. This was Graham’s second season in the league, having had a successful first season when he was part of the Mursley Merlins team who won division 7 in 2022/223. Graham was an enthusiastic well-liked player who was looking forward to his impending retirement and to being able to play table tennis more regularly.