Deaths

2019

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.  

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