Alan Ross, a retired minister of the Church of Scotland died suddenly on 3 December while on holiday with his wife Kay in Cyprus.
Born in Renfrew to Hubert and Isa Ross, he was the younger brother of Millie. On leaving school, he took up an apprenticeship with Wilson Sterling, Chartered Accountants, in Glasgow, qualifying in 1969 and moving to Australia to work with Arthur Young, Chartered Accountants, as a manager, and subsequently as a partner, in the auditing department. A wise man, with an innate sense of decency, Alan quickly established a reputation for integrity with a keen eye for detail.
As a teenager in Renfrew Old Parish Church, Alan was active with a number of contemporaries in leading the youth work. From his youth, Alan maintained an ecumenical interest in Church work. It was during a World Council of Churches work camp in the Netherlands in 1964 that he met Kay Sarll, an Australian, whom he went on to marry in Australia in 1970.
• Full obituary at The Scotsman.