Michael Deeley

1952 - 2014 | Sheffield

I'm setting up this tribute page in the memory of my dad, Michael Deeley, who passed away on the 5th of February 2014. A pretty unique man, a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend, he will be missed every day. This tribute is a way of tryin…

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I'm setting up this tribute page in the memory of my dad, Michael Deeley, who passed away on the 5th of February 2014. A pretty unique man, a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend, he will be missed every day. This tribute is a way of trying to not let memories fade away, so please feel free to leave any stories, photos, or messages here for us all to look back on and share. Nothing good comes from someone passing away, but any donations that you would give here will help St Luke's give the same kind of care, respect and treatment to others when they need it most. Thank you for visiting and reading.

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Donation in memory of

Michael Deeley



Donations

Current total raised

£2891.12

GiftAid £431.25

£876.12

Offline Donations

04/12/2015

Nick Gabites

05/08/2014

Happy birthday from Nick and Ros

£230.00

Washington Sheffield

29/05/2014

Broken down -, £190 - Auction prizes, £40 - Dave Kurley DJ Fee

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

Hugh Paton

14/05/2014

One of the best. I remember Mick every time I hear Mountain's 'One last cold kiss' - he saw him and Laura like the 2 swans.

£350.00

+ £87.50 GiftAid

Jo Waller

22/04/2014

Here is my bid for the Pulp tickets from the Washington auction on Saturday 19th April for such a great cause that does amazing work

£10.00

Anne Green

20/04/2014

Lovely man, Mick is sadly missed by many x

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Jonathan Strutt

03/03/2014

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Tayler Cresswell

28/02/2014

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Sean Gibson

26/02/2014

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Paul Bestall

20/02/2014

Goodbye old friend, thank you for all the laughter.

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Vernice Thompson

19/02/2014

Such sad news. My thoughts are with Mick's family and friends.

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Richard Weeden

19/02/2014

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Simon P-A

19/02/2014

a genuine, warm and kind man - it was a privilege to have known him

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Smith Family

18/02/2014

Coolest uncle and a great bloke!

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Dominic Cartwright

17/02/2014

Marion Reader

17/02/2014

I sat and drank with Mick and Jil many a night in the Cremorne, until work got in the way, sadly...a lovely couple, and a lovely, lovely man. RIP Michael xx

£100.00

+ £25.00 GiftAid

Richard Poole

17/02/2014

Mick was a real friend - warm, funny and great company. I will miss him.

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Banks Family Banks Family

16/02/2014

So very sorry for your loss, Jim. When they made Mick, they broke the mould. XX

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Maureen Deeley

16/02/2014

St Luke's gave the very best care to my remarkable son. I love and miss you always xxxx

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Denise Deeley

16/02/2014

My brother loved life, an inspiration to us all xx

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Steven Kenny

14/02/2014

Mick was my friend. I will miss him and never forget him.

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Philip Wiles

14/02/2014

I only met Mick a few times but within 10 minutes of meeting him you felt like you'd known him for years; he was that friendly. A real loss to his family, friends and anyone who ever made his acquaintance.

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Susie Coyde

13/02/2014

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Jane Jacks

13/02/2014

Mizpah xxx

Dave Kurley

13/02/2014

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Allison Hatchell

13/02/2014

You were and always will be a Sheffield legend, a gentleman and will be missed dearly., , All our love Allison and Chris, , xx

Liz Andrews

12/02/2014

Who needs words x

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Christopher Clements

12/02/2014

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Sarah Shaw

12/02/2014

Mine and Dion's thoughts are with you always.

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Carol Burke

12/02/2014

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Sarah Wallace

12/02/2014

£50.00

William Davidson

12/02/2014

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Jill Platts-Watson

12/02/2014

Thinking of Jil and all the family at this very sad time.

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Ian Cracknell

12/02/2014

Anonymous

12/02/2014

One of a kind, decent through and through. Big character in Sheffield, gone but never forgotten.

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Jennifer Thomas

12/02/2014

Rock it up in Heaven Mick!

£20.00

+ £5.00 GiftAid

Dee Smith

11/02/2014

Even though I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Michael I was thinking of him and his family a lot in the days leading up to his death and about the incredible work that is done by hospices all over the country. This is a a little token of appreciation

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Sam Lydiat

11/02/2014

That laugh!

Anonymous

11/02/2014

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Helen Clarke

11/02/2014

Easily the best boss I've had.

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Nick Gabites

11/02/2014

Good humour, great wit, right to the very end., Remarkable., We will miss you., Nick and Ros

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Paul Bower

11/02/2014

Deeley - we are gonna miss you. The heart and soul of the Sheffield Music Scene for 30 years.

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Klive Humberstone

11/02/2014

Will always remember Mick as "The Oldest Rocker in Town" - St Luke's does a fantastic job.

£50.00

+ £12.50 GiftAid

Michael Dougal

11/02/2014

St Luke's looked after my mate so maybe my small donation will go some to look after St Luke's. Seems fair to me.

£200.00

+ £50.00 GiftAid

James Deeley

11/02/2014

I will miss you everyday.

    Thoughts

    Happy birthday Mick!What I wouldnt give to be sat with Ros,Laura, and you in the Washie,with the ladies discussing world peace{?}, while we try to out do each other talking in "belter speak" from The Expanse. Love ya "beratna".

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2018


    Happy birthday Mick!What I wouldnt give to be sat with Ros,Laura, and you in the Washie,with the ladies discussing world peace{?}, while we try to out do each other talking in "belter speak" from The Expanse. Love ya "beratna".

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2018


    Happy birthday dad.

    Added by James Deeley - 05/08/2017


    Happy Birthday Mick,usual playlist-now with new Deaf School album.Played Mr Ferry last night,first time in months, Ros reminded me about today,obviously,you are in my mind "bruv", always. Love ya-kiss Laura for me.

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2017


    Happy Birthday Mick,usual playlist-now with new Deaf School album.Played Mr Ferry last night,first time in months, Ros reminded me about today,obviously,you are in my mind "bruv", always. Love ya-kiss Laura for me.

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2017


    Happy Birthday Mick.Today-Roxy,Mr Bowie,Deaf School,[thanks Jim],Clash,Equilibrium,Ash Vs the Evil Dead-happy memories of you,and Laura-think of you each day Bruv. x

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2016


    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2016


    Happy birthday dad. Jx

    Added by James Deeley - 05/08/2015


    Added by James Deeley - 05/08/2015


    A year ago today.You are alive in our thoughts,Mick-wont post again on this day,[you know my thoughts on this]-will save it for your birthday.Rest easy "bruv", we love ya! Nick and Rosslassigh

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/02/2015


    Happy birthday dad, we had many good days over the years. The one in camping in Skegness where you have a novelty seaside rock breakfast might not have been your favourite though! I'll raise a glass.

    Added by James Deeley - 05/08/2014


    Happy birthday Mick!"Is it sorted bruv?""yeah, its sorted!" Going to have a drink, and listen to The Clash, Roxy, and Mr Ferry [of course], and later will watch the "G vs E" Disco ball episode!You are missed, and thought of everyday "bruv". Love from Nick and Ros.

    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2014


    Added by Nick Gabites - 05/08/2014


    Tonight for those near Sheffield, there is a night of bands and DJs playing dad's old pub, The Washington, to raise funds for St Luke's. I don't know any details really but have a read here: http://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/news/news_Washington

    Added by James Deeley - 19/04/2014


    I just found this page via The Washington; so, so sad to hear about Mick's passing. I met Mick when I worked close by the Washington and the place soon became a regular haunt. I was eighteen and wet behind the ears and he took me under his wing, I guess sensing a lost soul, unsure of where he was going and what he was doing. We spoke often, many times he let me stay for "just one more" after work drink and the conversations would range from music and art to deep emotion; he was a man of many levels and I never felt I got to know him well enough. Time moved on, he left the Washington and we lost touch, but every time I bumped into him around town I'd be greeted in the same fashion; big grin and a huge embrace. My thoughts are with James and Jill, I know the hole that Mick's passing will leave is a huge one. RIP Mr.Deeley; I wouldnt be the person I am without your wisdoms...thank you.

    Added by Paul Flewitt - 11/03/2014


    I would like to thank everyone that was able to make my dad's funeral on Thursday 20th of February. To see so many friends from all his life there was special to all of us and we could not thank you all enough.

    Added by James Deeley - 25/02/2014


    good times, bad times,sad times,great times,as friends we shared 'em all.never to be forgotten.Mick P.

    Added by Michael Peace - 24/02/2014


    Well I thought I'd share a few thoughts about Michael. I am glad that we continued to keep in touch and every time we caught up, it was like we'd never been apart. He was a special man who meant a great deal to me and I am honoured to have known him and his wonderful family. I will never, ever forget what you did for me and I will always continue to try and make you proud. Take care old friend, I miss you terribly. xx

    Added by Paul Bestall - 22/02/2014


    What a lovely guy,avnt seen him for a while,whenever i ventured into town,west street,Division Street,we always bumped into oneanother and yacked for ages at the bars,i can remember the lady with the long black hair too that he lost too,shame..oneday we shall all meet again at the bar iin the sky..bless hiim and his family..x

    Added by Ash Hewitt - 20/02/2014


    Dear James I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I have only just found out today. I have known your Dad and Mum since I was a child. Then as an adult I have very special memories of the times I spent socialising with them, in the Limit, the Hallamshire and the Washington. Great times with great people! Sadly missed! Both my Mum and I send our condolences to you and Jill. love from Adele and Enid xx

    Added by Adele Jones - 18/02/2014


    Hi Jim, I first met your Dad and Mum in the crazy Daizy in the late 70s, we were great Roxy and Bowie fans and dressed accordingly. Over the years Mick and Laura were avid supporters of all our club ventures and I never heard a bad word said about anyone. Will be sadly missed by all who had the priviledge to know him.

    Added by Marilyn Penney - 18/02/2014


    Added by Marilyn Penney - 18/02/2014


    The previous thought from Paul was on behalf of Jean Parker (nee Kenny)

    Added by Paul Palmer - 18/02/2014


    My brother Steve and I grew up with Mick so I have known him since he was a little boy and I spent a lot of time with him. He always took care of me and I have always looked on him as my other brother and this, Mick, is the way I will always think of you. God bless you.

    Added by Paul Palmer - 18/02/2014


    Mick. Always smiling. So many happy memories. You will be dearly missed.

    Added by Dom & Rach Cartwright - 17/02/2014


    I don't remember Mick as a style icon or legend. He was my friend, my very good friend, my very dear friend. I miss him.

    Added by Paul Palmer - 15/02/2014


    We are putting together a final edition of Gunrubber fanzine which Mick wrote reviews for to mark his passing. Last issue was December 1977. Sorry for the delay Mick. It will be available on-line for all Deeley-istas

    Added by Ronny Clocks - 14/02/2014


    Discovered the news today about Mick's passing. First met Mick & Laura at The Hallamshire, then became a regular at The Washington. Been a while since I last chatted with Mick, so today's news has been a big shock. One of a select few people in my life that I can say that had my love, respect, admiration. A gentleman, a style icon and a lover of some of the finest music ever made. God Bless Ya Buddy ... X

    Added by Mark Taylor - 13/02/2014


    Hi james, so sorry to hear about your dad :'( Its been a long long time since I saw your dad back in the washingtons halcyon days. Mick was so warm friendly and always such hood fun. He will be missed by so many people he was a legend. seems silly to say hope you are ok, but I hope that things are not too bad . Love from Linda x

    Added by Linda Wright - 13/02/2014


    James, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I was only thinking of him earlier today, and wondering what he was up to. I first met Michael when he and Laura ran the Hallamshire pub on West Street, probably in the early nineties. He had unforgettable style, which not many men can carry off! I got to know Michael better when he ran the Washington, where I was a diehard regular. We chatted a lot over the years and both he and Laura became like surrogate family to me during my many trials! Sheffield had lost one of its legendary figures, RIP Michael. James, best love to you, you're very young to have lost both parents.

    Added by Janey Jacks - 13/02/2014


    Thank you to everyone who has donated and left memories and messages. We are all very grateful and touched by you taking the time. For those that are able to make it the funeral service is being held at City Road Cemetery on Thursday 20th of February, at 1.45pm. All friends of my dad are welcome.

    Added by James Deeley - 13/02/2014


    There was nobody quite like Mick Deeley. We could never make our minds up when we first met, but it was probably in the Limit! Shared some great and exciting times and some sad times, too. The world is a poorer place without him. Remember the Saturday night bagel runs at the Ship and Blue Ball...

    Added by Dave - 13/02/2014


    Enjoyed meeting Mike at Lynne & Jamie's wedding. So sorry we will not be able to get to know him better. Bill & Marion

    Added by Bill & Marion Davidson - 12/02/2014


    Saw Jill and Mick at Delaney's last July and had a few hours with them. I always loved their company and putting the world to rights....he was a great mind and a beautiful and sincere gentleman.....I will always think fondly of him! Many apologies Jill I'm still living in Peru and wont be back till later this year but i will be thinking of you both at this time and particularly on the 20th.

    Added by James Marshall - 12/02/2014


    Mick, a Sheffield legend, always time for everyone, will be missed by many. Rest in peace x

    Added by Jen Thomas - 12/02/2014


    RIP Mick you are a real legend

    Added by Shayne Brodie - 11/02/2014


    He made the world a happier place. A man with real style and a lust for life.

    Added by Ronny Clocks - 11/02/2014