Wednesday 21 August 2019
Sylvia Macdowall, known to generations of Reuters journalists, died at home in London on Tuesday.
She was 87 and until very recently was extremely active and sociable with a keen interest in culture.
Sylvia, a former art and history teacher, was the widow of former chief news editor Ian Macdowall.
She was a legendary hostess to journalists and their families arriving on foreign postings, notably in Hong Kong when Ian was Asian editor.
She is survived by a daughter and a son.
Funeral details are not yet confirmed. ■