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David CULBERT

David CULBERT

Male 1954 - 2016  (62 years)

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  • Name David CULBERT  [1
    Born 1953-1954  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bef. 2016  [3
    Journalist 
    Died Jan 2016  Prob. Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He was the former deputy editor of the Belfast Telegraph's sister paper Sunday Life, and also worked for the Irish News and the now-defunct Sunday News.  Mr. Culbert was particularly skilled as a sub-editor and was known for his coolness under pressure, general knowledge and sound editorial judgment when working to tight deadlines.  His skills and dedication were praised by Martin Lindsay, former editor of the Belfast Telegraph, who worked with Mr. Culbert on Sunday Life, and also by Irish News deputy editor Stephen O'Reilly, who worked with him during his days on the daily.  Former colleague Joe Mitchell said: "He was always 'Big Dave' to me - big in every sense of the word.  He was big-hearted in his dealings with his many friends and colleagues, big-brained in having a vigorous, expansive understanding of what it took to do the job right, and he was also big of stature, at six feet plus.  "As a sub-editor, he instilled confidence and trust in those lucky enough to work with him.  He had a granite quality; solid, but not sharp or flinty, with an open and generous nature and a wonderful sense of humour."  On Sunday Life, Saturdays were the big news days, including the infamous terrorist atrocities at Greysteel, the Shankill and Omagh.  "We knew that the paper would be torn up and that we would have to begin again from scratch," added Mr Mitchell.  "At such times Dave's depth of experience and sense of calm would make all the difference.  "For the sub-editors, knowing that he was at the helm meant that we could focus on getting the pages away and meeting the deadlines.  However, it was not always hard graft, and Dave knew that there was fun to be had, too.  "He would always find ways of making the stark necessity of earning a living more comfortable for his working colleagues."  Mr. Culbert is survived by his wife Nuala, daughter Julia, sons John and Luke and by the wider family.  His funeral will take place at 2pm tomorrow at Brown's funeral parlour on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, followed by cremation at Roselawn. [3]
    • David Culbert, a Belfast journalist for more than four decades, has died after a long illness.  He was 62. 
      Mr. Culbert, an east Belfast man, was a sub-editor and feature writer with the Irish News in the 1970s-early 1980s before moving to Sunday Life, first as deputy chief sub-editor before becoming deputy editor of the paper in the 1990s.  He started his journalistic career as a reporter with the Portadown Times/News before moving to Belfast.  He is survived by his wife Nuala, daughter Julie and sons John and Luke.  He will be buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Belfast on Thursday. [4]
    Cremated 21 Jan 2016  Roselawn Cemetery, 127 Ballygowan Road, Crossnacreevy, Belfast, Castlereagh, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K. BT5 7TZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I15062  Culbert
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 

    Father David CULBERT,   b. Bef. 1960, Prob. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 2015, Prob. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ann WARDEN,   b. Bef. 1960, Prob. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 2015, Prob. Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F9819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family N. ? 
    Children 
     1. J. CULBERT
     2. J. CULBERT
     3. Luke CULBERT,   b. Abt. 1980, Prob. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1953-1954 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 2016 - Prob. Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 21 Jan 2016 - Roselawn Cemetery, 127 Ballygowan Road, Crossnacreevy, Belfast, Castlereagh, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K. BT5 7TZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    David Culbert, c1953-2016
    David Culbert, c1953-2016
    Caption: Dave Culbert, who has died aged 63 after a long illness, was a senior and well-respected journalist who worked for a number of Belfast-based newspapers as well as the BBC's digital news service.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2845] Funeral Times, Obituary for Annie Culbert; http://www.funeraltimes.com/annieculbert330352302, viewed 11 Aug 2015, Jun 2015.
      See death notes for mother

    2. [S346] Belfast Telegraph, http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tributes-to-big-dave-culbert-giant-of-journalism-who-has-died-aged-63-34380170.html, viewed 21 Jan 2016, 20 Jan 2016.
      See death record for obituary. Age 63 at death [b.c. 1953]

    3. [S346] Belfast Telegraph, http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tributes-to-big-dave-culbert-giant-of-journalism-who-has-died-aged-63-34380170.html, viewed 21 Jan 2016, 20 Jan 2016.
      See death record for obituary.

    4. [S345] Belfast News-Letter (The), http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/veteran-belfast-journalist-dies-at-62-1-7170390, viewed 21 Jan 2016, 21 Jan 2016.
      See death record for obituary.

    5. [S346] Belfast Telegraph, http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tributes-to-big-dave-culbert-giant-of-journalism-who-has-died-aged-63-34380170.html, viewed 21 Jan 2016, 20 Jan 2016.
      See death record for obituary