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Former Pupil Obituaries

In this particular section of our website, we pay tribute to Alumni of the High School of Dundee.

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The Very Reverend James Weatherhead 1931 - 2017

Class of 1949

James Weatherhead, born in 1931, attended the High School of Dundee from 1936 to 1949, with the exception of one year when he was evacuated to Alyth during the war. He very much enjoyed being a member of the Rifle Club, as well as captaining the Hockey Team 2nd XI. A part of Wallace House, he was also an avid reader. Prior to National Service in the Navy, and training for the Ministry at New College, James studied law at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1954. (see more...)

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Mr. Dennis F. Collins 1930 - 2017

Class of 1948

Dennis began his education at the High School of Dundee in September 1935, following in the footsteps of both his mother, Mabel Constance Crichton, and his grandfather, Alexander Black Crichton. There was never a year at the School when Dennis was not one of the prize-winners, and he was often a 'dux' in later years, up until the age of sixteen when he was struck down with tuberculosis. (see more...)

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Mrs. Dorothy Moore (neé Ison) 1924 - 2017

Class Of 1943

Dorothy Moore, or Dot as she was affectionately known to relatives and close friends, passed away peacefully in January 2017, aged 92. Entering the school in 1932, and leaving in 1941, it is safe to say that Dorothy was very well equipped for her further studies at Edinburgh College of Domestic Science. (see more...)

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Mrs. Alison Casey (neé Sutherland) 1949 - 2017

Class Of 1967

Upon leaving school, Alison, affectionately known as Ali to those close to her, trained as a nurse at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, achieving the 'Nurse of the Year' Award in 1968, which was presented to her by the Duke of Edinburgh. In 1970, with adventure calling (as was often the case!), Ali embarked on her travels, which included working as a nanny in Italy. (see more...)

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Mrs. Jacqueline Millar 1943 - 2017

Class Of 1962

Jacqueline Frances Millar, also known as Jackie to her friends and family, passed away in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada on August 29 2017 at the age of 74. Attending the High School of Dundee from 1948 until 1962, Jackie devoted her time to participating in numerous theatre productions, as well as being a part of the school's choir. (see more...)

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Mr. Richard (Dick) Sloan 1952 - 2016

Class Of 1969

On 8 October 2016, my longest-standing and dearest friend, Dick Sloan died suddenly after an illness that lasted only five hours. I was introduced to Dick on my first day at DHS in 1959. We remained firm friends for fifty-seven years, despite agreeing about very little in terms of world affairs. However, there was always great respect, and affection. (see more...)

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Mrs. Nora Booth (neé Cumming) 1935 - 2016

Class Of 1953

Upon passing her entrance exam with flying colours, along with her good friend Evelyn Stormont, Nora began her education at The High School of Dundee in 1948. Having a particular passion for learning a wide variety of languages, as well as being a member of the Literary Society, Nora truly loved being a part of the School, and always spoke very fondly of her time there. (see more...)

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Mrs. Anne N. Thomas (née Bowman) 1937 - 2016

Class Of 1953

Anne, also known as Annie to close friends and family, attended the High School of Dundee at the same time as her many siblings, including James, Mary, Alex, Estelle, Marjorie, and Nigel. They were following in the footsteps of a family tradition as their father Alex had also attended the school. (see more...)

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Mr. George (Graham) Robertson 1947 - 2016

Class Of 1965

Upon arriving at the school, both George, known to his close friends and family as Graham, and sister Moira were following in the footsteps of their mother Jenny, a former pupil from Class Year 1928. Whilst at the school, Graham excelled at sports and in particular athletics, in which he competed at national level. (see more...)

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Mr. William (Gray) Grant 1926 - 2016

Class Of 1944

Whilst at the High School of Dundee, William, affectionately known as Gray to all of those who knew him, excelled in sport. His proudest achievement was captaining the 1st XV Rugby Team. (see more...)

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Mrs. Winifred (Margaret) Anton (née Tait) 1927 - 2016

Class Of 1946

Winifred, who preferred to be known as Margaret, and her time at the school were interrupted as a result of the war.  Her education began in the Junior school however, after being evacuated, she attended school at Kirriemuir for a few years before returning to finish her education at the High School of Dundee. (see more...)

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Dr. Grace W. Suckling (née Brown) 1922 - 2015

Class Of 1939

Having left the High School of Dundee in 1939, Grace went on to study dentistry at the University of St. Andrews, graduating in 1943. She began to practice dentistry, and then emigrated to New Zealand in 1956, after marrying a New Zealander. (see more...)

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Mrs. Kathleen M. Reid (née Currie) 1935 - 2015

Class Of 1953

Kathleen, also affectionately known as Kay, attended the High School of Dundee from 1947 until 1953.  In her final year she was awarded the Dott Memorial Medal for excellence in needlework, textiles and design; a subject she went on to study at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen. (see more...)

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Mr. Neil J. Menzies 1930 - 2015

Class Of 1949

Upon leaving the High School of Dundee, Neil went on to study law at the University of St. Andrews and obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s College Dundee, which at that time formed part of the University of St. Andrews and went on to become the University of Dundee. (see more...)

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Dr. Jean G. Bryson (née Gordon) 1922 - 2015

Class Of 1939

In 1940, Jean left the High School of Dundee to study medicine at the University of St. Andrews. It was there that she met her future husband, Bill Bryson. Bill was a New Zealander and when he returned home to become at GP, Jean followed as soon as she could. (see more...)

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Mrs. Muriel M. Tait (née Low) 1929 – 2015

Class Of 1948

Upon leaving the High School of Dundee, Muriel went on to study at the Edinburgh College of Domestic Science, on Atholl Crescent.  This institution evolved to became Queen Margaret University. (see more...)

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Mr. Neil J. H. Ballantine 1942 - 2014

Class Of 1960

When Neil came to the High School of Dundee, he was following in the footsteps of his parents, Eric and Miriam (née Swire) who both came to the school and were from the Class of 1929. (see more...)

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Mrs. Sandra M. Montani (née Spence) 1947 – 2012

Class Of 1965

When Sandra joined the High School of Dundee at the age of 5, she was following in a family tradition as her father George Spence had also attended the school.  Likewise, her sister Moira, Class of 1968 and brother George, Class of 1971. (see more...)