Several Former Pupils and Staff Have Recently Passed Away

STAFF

Evelyn Allan former Physical Education and Guidance teacher passed away suddenly on 23 December 2017

Isabella Darroch former music teacher in her 100th year passed away peacefully at home on 24 January 2018

Robert ‘Bob’ Blyth former Technical teacher aged 91 passed suddenly but peacefully on 14 March 2018. He was a talented goalkeeper, playing for a number of Junior clubs and had trials for Dundee United and Hearts. He was involved in the Dundee Schools football.

PUPILS

Kenneth Gilroy aged 90 former Royal Marine Commando and architect with Hugh Martin & Partners of Dundee & Edinburgh

Jimmy Toner aged 68 former Principal Teacher of Music at Whitfield H.S. (now Braeview Academy) passed away in February 2018. He was heavily involved in all aspects of music in Dundee, in addition to organising school concerts he had a principal part in Tayside Opera’s Cavalleria Rusticana and was musical director of Gilbert & Sullivan productions in aid of Unicorn Preservation Society. He conducted the Dundee Instrumental Band, was founder member of Sweeny Toddlers barbershop group and was involved in Sounds Spectacular in the Whitehall Theatre.

Robert “Bob” Barnett aged 82 former owner of Barnetts Motor Group with 11 dealerships in Dundee passed away in February 2018.

Dr Douglas Landsman aged 88 passed away peacefully at home in Connecticut USA on 10 January 2018. He studied chemistry at St. Andrews and worked at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston before moving to Canada then USA where he worked in the development of fuel cells for the Space Program.