Rev Canon Lisa Eunson

Obituary: Rev Canon Lisa Eunson, American rector who made Scotland her home

Rev Canon Lisa Eunson, Episcopal rector. Born: 18 May 1954, in Tokyo, Japan. Died: 17 June 2017, in Banchory, Kincardineshire, aged 63. Rev Lisa Eunson was the Shetland-descended American who made Deeside her home, and became the first woman to sit on the Chapter of St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Aberdeen. A natural leader and […]

Gordon Wilson

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies aged 79

Gordon Wilson, a member of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, died on Sunday morning, he was 79. Mr Wilson is survived by his wife Edith, whom he married in 1965, and their two daughters, Katie and Margaret. A former MP for Dundee East, Mr Wilson was also SNP leader from 1979 to 1990. As […]

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Jamie Stuart, who has died aged 95 after a series of strokes, was an actor, writer, athlete, vacuum cleaner salesman, social worker, tour guide and Herald and Evening Times paperboy in his late Sixties. Anyone who ever met the man will be stunned that he did not reach 100 because the man defined the word […]

Rev Louise Duncan

Popular Kirk minister Rev Louise Duncan dies of cancer two days after last service

A much-loved minister lost her fight against cancer just two days after attending her final church service. Hundreds of people are expected to pack out Balerno Parish Church today to pay their respects to Rev Louise Duncan, who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer known as Chondrosarcoma in August. Despite the disease […]

Revd Murdoch MacKenzie

Obituary: Revd Murdoch MacKenzie

Minister and missionary. Born: February 23, 1938; Died: February 3, 2015. Murdoch MacKenzie, who has died in Edinburgh from leukaemia aged 76, was a minister who was at home in many different cultures, writes Rev Dr Peter Millar. An ordained minister in the United Reformed Church, his was a prophetic and wise voice within the […]

Obituary: Rev Dr Alexander Lawson

Obituary: Rev Dr Alexander Lawson

Rev Dr Alexander Lawson, who has died at the age of 92, was a minister in Clydebank for 33 years. Alexander Lawson was born in Toronto but returned with his parents to Scotland where he was educated in a primary school in Stepps and then at Coatbridge Senior Secondary. He undertook training as an accountant […]

Professor Stewart Hillis

Obituary: Professor William Stewart Hillis OBE

Doctor to the Scottish football team. Born: September 28, 1943. Died: July 21, 2014. Professor William Stewart Hillis OBE, who has died aged 70, had been looking forward to the Commonwealth Games more than most. He was one of the first doctors in the world to focus on sports science, the treatment and prevention of […]

Andrea Gail McCail

Obituary: Andrea Gail McCail, early years education champion

Born: 5 July, 1933 in Leeds. Died: 25 June, 2014, in Edinburgh, aged 80. When Gail McCail’s young daughter found settling at nursery a challenge, it was the catalyst that sparked a lifetime’s interest in early years education and fuelled a passion for the field that ultimately improved the experiences of countless children and their […]

Rev M Macaulay MacLeod

Death of Rev M Macaulay MacLeod

Rev M Macaulay MacLeod, formerly Minister at Lairg (1967-1974), Portree (1974-1980) and finally Barvas (1980-1994), passed away on 27th June. He had been unwell for some time. The funeral took place in Stornoway Free Church (Continuing) on Monday 30th July with the interment at Ardroil Cemetery, Uig. • Full story at the Free Church (Continuing).  

Very Revd Alexander Wedderspoon

Former Winchester Cathedral Canon Residentiary Alexander Wedderspoon dies

Former Winchester Canon Residentiary The Very Revd Alexander Wedderspoon has died aged 83. He served at the cathedral for 17 years before becoming Dean of Guildford in 1987. During his time at Winchester, Wedderspoon – the son of a Church of Scotland minister – proved himself an adept and foresighted Treasurer. He was the driving […]

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