Glenavon is saddened to learn of the passing of Mo Maxwell, one of its oldest and most dedicated supporters.

Mo, who lived to his 93rd year, was born in Lurgan’s Lough Road area.

A founder member of the Woodville Supporters’ Club (which later became the Victoria Supporters’ Club), he attended his first game at Mourrneview Park before the Second World War.

He witnessed all the club’s triumphs of the 1950s and 1960s and remained committed through the lean decades of the 1970s and 1980s. 

When Mo moved to Sloan Street in the 1990s, he became a member of the William Walker Supporters’ Club. After retirement from many years of faithful service as a manager with the U.K. Optical Factory, he helped with the upkeep of the William Walker’s clubroom.

A quiet, unassuming man, he was loved and respected by all.

Glenavon’s memorable victories against Ballymena United and Linfield in the 2014 and 2016 Irish Cup Finals gave Mo two of the happiest experiences of his final years. He is survived by wife Ann and sons Ian and James.

Mo Maxwell, in 2016, with the Irish Cup.