Lily Hogg, one of Tayside’s original traffic wardens has died, aged 93 after a brief illness.
Born in Dundee on July 9 1926, Lily enjoyed a colourful life in the city in a number of careers, starting with a milk route in her late teens.
This required her to wake at 3am to travel to Fitchet’s Milk Delivery, near Blackshade, where she would meet her close friend Audrey Fitchet.
The pair would hang on to the back of the truck before jumping off at each home to deliver pints of milk.
Lily, a proficient ice skater, spent most of her free time at the Dundee Ice Rink.
She travelled to America to visit her brother Bert and his family and took up the role as a nanny.
On returning to Dundee, she had a spell of employment at the Timex Factory.
However, she was perhaps best known across the city as one of Dundee’s first “meter maids”.
In 1968, she enrolled on a Dundee City Council programme, run through the police department to become a traffic warden.
As one of the first in the Tayside area, she wore warden badge number four and was immensely proud of her role.
With 23 years of service under her belt, Lily’s strictness and adherence to policy gained her the nickname of The White Tornado across the city – it was said even the Lord Provost could not escape her citations.
In her later years, Lily moved into Lochleven Care Home in Broughty Ferry, where she died peacefully after a short illness on April 20.
She is survived by her brother Bert and his wife Judy, who live in Port St Lucie, Florida. She was a proud aunt to four children, a great aunt to ten grandchildren, and a great, great aunt to three.
She is also survived by a dear family friend, Douglas Neill, who worked with Lily at the police department.
The family have thanked staff at Lochleven Care Home for their dedicated care.