Lindsay Sim & Stan McQuire – 2003

Lindsay Sim & Stan McQuire – 2003
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In the last two months the Former Pupils have lost two former sporting stalwarts of the 1940’s and 50’s in the deaths of Lindsay Sim and Stan McQuire after lengthy illnesses. Both were at Morgan at the same time, with Lindsay leaving in 1946 and Stan in 1950. Both pursued their careers in Dundee, Lindsay as an accountant with Johnstone, Logie & Millar and Stan as a gym teacher in several educational establishments including Morgan, Kingsway Tech. and Kirkton High where he was the principal P.E. teacher.

Although not regarded as one of the fleetest of centres, many rugby opponents will recall with admiration Lindsay’s ability to weave his way past them. He played in two outstanding school sides in the mid 1940’s and, subsequently, in the very strong F.P. sides of that era. He appeared at District level for the North/Midlands; and he was also one of the very few Morgan F.P’s who have had a trial for the Scottish Fifteen. He always enjoyed his golf and, in his few years of genuine retirement until his illness, he was playing regularly at Barry and as well as ever.

Stan had a versatile sporting career. At school he played rugby at centre for the First Fifteen. In summer he turned to athletics and twice lowered the school record for the Mile. He continued to play rugby with the F.P.’s until an exceptionally violent match with Perthshire convinced him that he might enjoy a longer sporting life playing hockey. Again his natural skills came to the fore and he played in the all-conquering Morgan F.P. team which won the Scottish Cup in 1963. He also played for the Midlands. Finally he turned to the bowling green and was a keen member of the Maryfield Rink.

It was a privilege to have shared in their lives and those of their families over many years – professionally, socially and in sport. They are fondly remembered and will be sadly missed.