Deaths

 

2020

John L Ashford (Cairnies 1964 - 1969)  died 15th February.

Ronald H Guild (Matheson's 1939 - 1940) died 20th January 2020 at home.  Ronald, beloved husband of the late Julie, much loved father of Marion, Alastair and Shena.  Service at Whitekirk Parish Church, Whitekirk, on Friday, February 7, at 2.30 pm, to which all are invited.  A tribute to Ronnie Guild is available to HERE in the Edinburgh News.

Dr Bruce E Thomson (Goodacre's 1944 - 1948) died 13th January 2020.  Service of thanksgiving to be held on 8th February at Fowlis Wester Kirk at 11.00am, all are welcome.  Service to be taken by Rev'd Charles Sherlock,, Chaplain at Glenalmond College.  Donations to be made to the Parkinsons Disease Society of the UK.  A tribute to Bruce Thomson can be read HERE

2019

J Peter Kirk (Former Staff 1989 - 1996 and Hon OG) died on 24 December 2019.  Peter had been unwell for some time following the diagnosis of a brain tumour in 2018; The funeral is on Thursday 9th January in Gillamoor, North Yorkshire.  Formal announcement in The Times HERE

Keith Grant Peterkin (Patchell's 1955 - 1960) died 18 December, 2019. He leaves a widow, Theresa, and two sons, Hugh and Ian Cosmo.   Formal announcement in The Times HERE

Robin L Wilson, CBE (Skrine's 1947 - 1951) died 11th November 2019.  Read the formal notice in The Telegraph HERE.  Formal memorial service to take place in St Margaret's Church in Westminster Abbey on 30th March, more details to follow.

Robert Cormack CMG (Goodacres 1949-1953) died October 26th, 2019.  Full obituary by OG Alasdair Steven (Skrine's 1956 - 1961) available to read in The Herald HERE.  

Andrew D Kennard (Cairnies 1969 - 1974) Balnapolaig, Dornoch died on August 16, 2019. Husband of Sheila, father of Bertie, Arabella and Alexander, younger son of Major D. A. Kennard M. C. and Mrs. Prue Kennard (Kirkcaldy). A service of thanksgiving was held at Dornoch Cathedral on Thursday, August 29, following private burial at Creich.

Francis John Patrick Broun (Goodacres 1956-1961) died on 11 August 2019.  Francis was a former Art History Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD University).  Tribute available to read on the OCAD University is HERE

David G Scott (Skrine's 1948 - 1952) died peacefully, at home, on 29th July, 2019, after bearing his illness bravely but never losing his sense of humour. A dad, a grandad and friend to many and beloved husband of Shirley. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at Ayr St Columba Church on 16th August

Peter D. Thomson (Reid's 1963 - 67) died after a long illness in New York City on April 30, 2019. After his time at Glenalmond, Peter read History at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He boxed for the university and was the captain of the boxing team in 1971. He joined Mobil Oil UK after university, and from there moved to various positions in Mobil Corp. in the United States. He was also the Country Director of Mobil in Turkey for two years. In 1997 he joined the World Bank for International Reconstruction and Development in Washington DC where he served until he retired in 2012. During that time he was responsible for leadership on multiple energy and environmental projects in Central Asia. 

Peter is survived by his wife Jessica and his children Neil, Alec, and Nicola, and also by his sisters Jan Perry, Deborah Richardson and Fiona Morris. 

Robert L Burgess OBE DL (Matheson's 1964 - 68) died 22nd February 2019.  He died at home, surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife Alex, to whom he was married for 32 years, and their children, Rose, Kate, Rachel and James.  Read his obituary online HERE 

Alan I Easton MCIM (Skrine's 1946 - 1950) After a long illness Alan passed away peacefully in February 2019.   The Funeral Service will be held at Cartmel Priory,  Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6PU on Thursday 28th February at 13.30, friends and family are all invited and welcome to attend.  

Kenneth Tullis (Matheson's 1958 - 1963) died 1st January 2019 after a long illness bravely borne, beloved son of Daphne and the late Ramsey and much loved brother and uncle. Funeral service will take place at Perth Crematorium, at 2 pm, on Monday, January 21.

2018

Ian Wilson (Cairnies 1959 - 1964). Ian passed away on 4th October 2018.
There will be a private cremation, which will be followed by a memorial service at Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries at 1pm on 23rd October 2018 for his friends and family. 

Walter O.McMickan BVMS,MRCVS. (Patchell's 1950-54). Walter died peacefully at his home in Ireland, surrounded by his five devoted children on 25th July 2018.

Harley Maxwell Patrick MA (Cantab). (Patchell’s 42-46) b. 20 January 1929 and died on the 4 February 2018, aged 89. He is survived by his first wife Caroline and their three daughters, Sophie, Elisa and Millie. Memorial Service : at 11.30am on Friday 18th May 2018, St Peter’s Church, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5LQ

Mr William (Willie) Erskine McKie (Matheson's 1946 - '50) Passed away suddenly at home on 20 April 2018, aged 85. Beloved husband of the late Daldie, devoted father to Ian and Kate, brother of Alison and loving grandfather of James, Georgie, Emma and Euan. Funeral service at Gatehouse of Fleet Parish Church, DG7 2LF on 30 April 2018 at 11.00am. Family flowers only. Donations for Gatehouse of Fleet Surgery and/or Gatehouse of Fleet Drop In Centre will be accepted at service or c/o Stanley Grieve, Funeral Director, Carneys, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2JE. Obituary to follow.

Sir William Gladstone  Bt K G, (Glenalmond Fellowship, Former Chair of Council 1982-1985 & Honorary OG) passed away on March 29 2018, aged 92. Died peacefully surrounded by family. Beloved husband to Rosamund, father to Charlie, Vicky and Rob and grandfather to fifteen adoring grandchildren. 

J A S Burn (Skrines 1935-39). Died at home on the 10 February 2018. Mr Burn was aged 95.  He was one of a long line of the Burn family as OGs: his father HS (1897-02), uncle RER, brother RJS, cousin AR, sons SDS and DAS.  He left with a scholarship to Trinity College Oxford to read Classics but the war intervened and he joined 5th RHA and fought at El Alamein, across the desert to Tunis, north through Italy, Normandy on D Day and was one of the first British soldiers to enter Berlin.  He then went to Pembroke College Cambridge to study Engineering.  Interestingly in the desert in 1942 he thought the war would end in 1945 and he could go to university in 1946.  He wrote immediately to Pembroke and applied to enter in 1946, which is what he then did.   Much later he wrote a book about his war years ‘May the Fathers tell the Children.’   His business career led to him being Chief Engineer of Imperial Tobacco and a whole host of voluntary positions in and around Bristol.
Harley Maxwell Patrick (Patchell's 1942 - '46) Sadly passed away on 4 February 2018. Obituary to follow. 

Paul R. Thomson (Matheson's 88 - '93) Died suddenly on New Year's Day 2018 after a quad bike accident in Lerags Glen, near Oban in Scotland. Mr Thomson (41) and his wife, Lauren, had a young son and daughter. The family moved from the London area after buying Lagnakeil Lodges in 2015.

Sir Angus Farquharson (Patchell's 1948 - '53) Died peacefully on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 aged 82 years. Funeral service to be held at Birse and Feughside Parish Church, Finzean on Tuesday 23 January at 11.00am to which all friends are warmly invited. Family flowers only please. To read The Times notice, please click here