June Menzies, who spent many years in the licensed trade in Angus and Aberdeenshire, has died aged 64.
She was publican of the Deil’s Heid in High Street, Arbroath, before joining the team running the pub in Kirk Square in the town.
June and her daughter Jillian later renamed it Bernard de Linton’s.
Her efforts to develop the premises led to June winning a trade award in the mid 1990s.
She later went on to run the Laird’s Throat in Kemnay and the Chance Inn at Inverkeilor.
June was born at the then Maryfield Hospital in Dundee in 1957.
She was the youngest of six children of electrical welder Samuel and his wife Marie.
June began her education at Fintry Primary School in Dundee before moving up to Linlathen High School.
Her first job after leaving school was at the VG store in Fintry.
She then went on to work in sales at Marks and Spencer in Dundee but took a break when daughter Jillian was born in 1976.
Children David, Paula, Steven and Rhianwen followed in later years.
June became a Royal Marine wife when she married Paul Morris and had spells living in Exeter, Plymouth and Taunton.
In 1992, they moved to Arbroath where, together with June’s brother Sam, the couple bought the Deil’s Heid, which occupied upper-floor premises between Connelly and Yeoman estate agents and the newsagent.
The bar gained a reputation for live blues and rock bands and it was an early adopter of karaoke.
Bernard de Linton’s
After four years, June assisted Vince Risi in the business in Kirk Square before becoming licensee of the renamed Bernard de Linton’s.
In the early 20o0s, June ran the Laird’s Throat in Kemnay, a pub and restaurant.
Her next venture was the Chance Inn at Inverkeilor before retiring from the licensed trade.
In retirement June enjoyed many family holidays in Spain and Tenerife and also travelled to New York, Las Vegas and Florida.