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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.

Class of 1953

Adventure novelist and former HSD pupil Brian Callison has died at the age of 89....

Class of 1953

Former pupil and Dux of the High School Mona Clark has died at the age of 89....

Class of 1967

Gerald Tosh, known to most as Gerry, has passed away at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer....

Class Of 1994

Iain Ferguson Bain (47) passed away peacefully on 3 August 2023 following a long illness. He attended Dundee High School between 1981-1994 before studying at Strathclyde university and joined Police Scotland in...

Class Of 1972

Fondly remembered as an active member of our school community, Stewart continued his love for rugby playing for the school's FPs and the Edinburgh Wanderers. Stewart married his classmate Fiona Williamson and...

Class Of 1946

Dr Blair was Dux of the School in 1946 but due to a shortage of gold post war he had to wait 60 years to receive his Harris Gold Medal at our...

Class of 1948

Born in Edinburgh on the 12th March 1931 George was a pupil at The High School of Dundee for 10 years, leaving shortly before his 16th birthday when his family moved to...

Class Of 1948

Cherished memories of the Reverend Ian Taylor (former pupil and teacher at Dundee High School; senior lecturer at the College of Ripon and York St John and summer schools in St Andrews;...

Class of 1966

Born in Dundee in 1948 David was educated at Dundee High School before studying politics and economics at Dundee University. In 1971 he undertook a graduate trainee position with Legal & General...

Class of 1975

Alison was born on 30th November 1957 and brought up in Invergowrie. She was the elder daughter of Enid and the late Sinclair Gauldie (Class of 1936) and sister of Robin (class...

Class of 1944

Alexander Ritchie Murray, known as Sandy, died at the age of 95 on 29 June 2021 after a long, happy and fulfilling life. He will be remembered as a most amazing, inspirational,...

Class of 1971

Born in May 1953, Aileen attended Ancrum Road Primary School before enrolling at the High School of Dundee. She went on to study her LLB law degree at the University of Edinburgh...

Class of 1940

Born in Dundee in 1921, Lockhart went on to secure a scholarship in 1938 from the High School of Dundee to study medicine at the University of St Andrews. Graduating with his...

Class of 1946

Born and brought up in Dundee’s Nelson Terrace, Bill was the youngest of three brothers, who were all involved in the family firm, Dryden’s, started by their grandfather. The locally run business...

Class of 1967

Neil was born in Edinburgh, the second of four children. His father, Professor Sir Donald Douglas, became President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and his mother Di was a...

Class of 1956

Kenneth joined F1 from Ardrossan Academy when his family moved to Wormit. Academically able and a keen sportsman, he was a member of the rugby and tennis teams, also enjoying golf and...

Class of 1967

Dundee Solicitor Ross Paton, described as the life and soul of any party, has died aged 71. Born James Kinross Paton, but known as Ross, he died suddenly on October 13th at...

Class of 1972

Mark Kerr was born on 27 June 1954 in Lochee. He was the eldest son of Grant Kerr DFC FRCS and Agnes ‘Nan’ Kerr and was the first of their four children...

Class of 1951

Ian was born in Dundee on 13th June 1933 to Marion and Thomas Lawrenson. Thomas was an artist with DC Thomson for his whole working career and also a keen amateur cine-photographer,...

Class of 1968

Douglas Robbie, an HSD Former Pupil from the Class of 1968, passed away peacefully on 27th January 2020 after being diagnosed with lung and liver cancer in November. Growing up in Dundee,...

Class of 1986

Deborah, always Debbie or Debs to her schoolfriends, was born on 19th April 1969 in Edinburgh and brought up in Dundee and Kirkton of Balmerino, by Bill and Ina. She started DHS...

Class of 1947

David Shepherd was born in Dundee on 28th February 1930, the youngest of Andrew Inglis and Marjorie Shepherd’s four children. Educated at Dundee High School, Mill Hill in London and St Bees...

Class of 1959

Peter was born in June 1941 in North Wales during the second world war. His parents had moved from Liverpool to avoid the Blitz but returned once the war was over. Peter...

Class of 1949

My brother, Roger, came to HSD in 1939. Our mother had brought my sister, Anne, Roger and me back to her home town whilst our father had returned to the army, and...

Class of 1953

Margaret was born in Dundee in 1935, the younger sister of Kathleen and Graeme. Following in her sister’s footsteps, she attended the High School from 1940 until 1953. She always remembered her...

Class of 1953

Born in Newport-on-Tay, Harold’s father was the formidable Dr. Alexander Inglis, Principal Teacher of Maths at Bell Baxter High School, a Liverpool University contemporary of Mr 'Wally' Marshall 'Second Master' i.e. the...

Class of 1952

Born in June 1934, David attended the High School of Dundee from 1940 until 1952. Throughout his time at the school, he took part in many activities including the CCF, Rifle Club,...

Class of 1965

Following on from his education at the High School of Dundee, Brian went onto study Medicine at the University of St Andrews, gaining his MBChB in 1970. A little while later, Brian...

Class of 1961

Andrew Bain, a well-known farmer in the Carse of Gowrie, passed away on 30th August 2019 following a short fight with cancer. He was 77 years old. He took over the running...

Class of 1945

Born in October 1927 in Dundee, Michael attended the High School of Dundee until 1944 when he commenced his medical studies in St Andrews, the first in his family to attend university....

Class of 1951

Joyce Ward attended the High School of Dundee from 1945 until 1951, along with her sister Muriel. Throughout her time at the School, Joyce immersed herself in many activities including tennis and...

Class of 1947

Mr Douglas Davidson or Doug as he was affectionately knownto relatives and close friends, passed away peacefully in Blairgowrie on 1 February 2018, aged 89. Born in August 1928, Douglas attended the...

Class of 1983

Philippa Gray (née Cherry) was born on 30 March 1965 in Dundee. She was the youngest daughter of Muir and Elizabeth Cherry and a younger sister to Gavin and Nick Cherry. Of...

Class of 1952

Attending the High School of Dundee in the 1940s, Ann formed many great friendships with her classmates, particularly with close friend I. Jean Miller (née Ogilvie). Upon leaving the School in 1952,...

Class of 1978

Leaving the High School of Dundee in the 1970s, Nicholas went on to study Law at University before paving a very successful career path. He qualified with Dundas & Lawson before joining...

Class of 1954

Upon leaving the School, Gillon went on to study medicine at the University of St Andrews where he qualified with his MBChB in 1960. After taking up various training positions across Scotland,...

Class of 1956

Following in the footsteps of her old sister, Marion joined the High School of Dundee in 1944 where she made many lifelong friends. Whilst at the School, she actively participated in a...

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...

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...

Class of 1943

Dorothy Moore, or Dot as she was affectionately known as to relatives, and close friends, passed away peacefully in January 2017, aged 92. Entering the School in 1932, and leaving in 1941,...

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...

Class of 1962

Jacqueline Frances Millar, affectionately 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...

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...

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...

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....

Class of 1967

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 of 1944

Whilst at the school William (known as Gray) excelled at sport and the achievement of which he was proudest was captaining the 1st XV Rugby Team. Upon leaving the school, he qualified...

Class of 1946

Mrs. Winifred Margaret Anton
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...

Class of 1939

Dr. Grace Webster Suckling
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...

Class of 1953

Mrs. Kathleen Mary Reid
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...

Class Of 1949

Mr. Neil James Menzies
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...

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