Former DC Thomson head of circulation and past deacon of Dundee Rotary Club Ian McGregor has died aged 77.
Mr McGregor was a stalwart in a number of city organisations, including the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee and the Guildry Incorporation of Dundee.
He was also a member of Broughty Golf Club and Barnhill Bowling Club and heavily involved with the Bonnetmaker Craft of Dundee.
Born in the city’s Clement Park Nursing Home on October 7 1941 to parents Alexander and Mary, he spent much of his early life in Fife.
His father’s home town was Newburgh and the family moved there when he returned from service in the Second World War.
Mr McGregor recalled the town as “a great place to grow up” and said he had a “very happy childhood” there.
After attending primary school in Newburgh he was educated at Bell Baxter in Cupar.
Despite gaining good grades, his parents could not afford to send him to university and so he started a job with the Clydesdale Bank in Perth.
He receiving very little formal training but eventually became an associate member of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland.
After deciding banking wasn’t for him he moved to DC Thomson as a trainee circulation representative in 1963.
He married Nancy Thomson a year later and the couple went on to have two children, Carolyn and David.
Both were born in Leeds while Mr McGregor was a circulation representative in Yorkshire.
Over 43 years, he worked across Leeds, Glasgow and Dundee before retiring in 2006.
In 2014, he and Nancy celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary and in retirement, he was able to pursue his passion for golf and bowls.
Mr McGregor died at his home in Barnhill, Dundee, on January 30, 2019.
He was a much loved husband of the late Nancy, loving dad to Carolyn and David and grandfather to Ryan, Ian and Ross.
The funeral service will take place at Parkgrove Crematorium on Monday February 25 at 2.30pm.