In memoriam: April 2017

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Tributes are paid to the CAs who have recently passed away.

Graham Alexander Mckinlay Armstrong CA

Graham Alexander Mckinlay Armstrong CA, who lived in Edinburgh, died in July 2016 aged 67. He was born on 17 December 1948 and admitted to membership on 27 November 1973. 

After qualifying, Mr Armstrong took a position with Arthur Young McClelland Moores & Co, was later a management accountant at BP Chemicals Ltd, and prior to retirement was a controller at BP Solvay Polyethylene (UK).

Walter Pressler Crowe MA CA

Walter Pressler Crowe MA CA, who lived in Alloa, died on 31 December 2016 aged 68. He was born on 27 May 1948 and admitted to membership on 23 October 1973. 

After qualifying, Mr Crowe took a position with Price Waterhouse & Co, was later an international auditor with Dunfermline Building Society and prior to retirement was a systems finance manager at Abbey National Financial Investment Services plc.

Maurice James Ferguson CA

Maurice James Ferguson Ca, who lived in Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, died on 26 November 2016 aged 81. He was born on 29 May 1935 and admitted to membership on 25 March 1959. 

After qualifying, Mr Ferguson took a position with Petfood Ltd, was later with Book Distributors Ltd and prior to retirement worked with Grandreams Ltd.

Ian William Guthrie Ma CA

Ian William Guthrie Ma CA, who lived in Glasgow, died on 26 December 2016 aged  81. He was born on 12 October 1935 and admitted to membership on 1 April 1966. 

After completing his apprenticeship with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co, Mr Guthrie took a position with Touche Ross & Co, was later group financial controller at Hutchison & Craft Ltd, and prior to retirement was group financial controller at Gellatly Hankey et Cie (Djibouti) SA.

Martin Anderson Hodge CA

Martin Anderson Hodge CA, who lived in Orpington, died on 22 November 2016 aged 86. He was born on 13 November 1930 and attended The High School of Glasgow before being admitted to membership on 31 March 1954. 

After completing his apprenticeship with JJ Gillies, Mr Hodge took a position with Transport Development Group Ltd and remained with the company until his retirement as group accountant. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and three children, Amanda, Katrione and Duncan.

Peter Johnston McLean BSc CA

Peter Johnston McLean BSc CA, who lived in West Kilbride, died on 18 March 2016 aged 67. He was born on 26 June 1948 and admitted to membership on 19 December 1975. 

After qualifying, Mr McLean took a position with Robert J Hart & Co, was later a partner with McCallum Hart & Co, and prior to retirement was a partner with McLay, McAlister & McGibbon Ltd.

Mary Ferguson McQueen CA

Mary Ferguson McQueen CA, who lived in Motherwell, died on 2 March 2017 aged 91. She was born on 31 October 1925 and admitted to membership of the Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow on 28 September 1950. 

After completing her apprenticeship with Moores Carson & Watson, Miss McQueen remained with the firm following its merger to become McClelland Moores & Co and subsequently Arthur Young until her retirement.

Christine Murphy BSc CA

Christine Murphy BSc CA, who lived in Hamilton, died on  16 July 2016 aged 63. She was born on 29 January 1953 and admitted to membership on 28 November 1980. 

After completing her apprenticeship with Martin Aitken & Anderson, Ms Murphy took a position with Chalmers, Impey & Co, was later with Strathclyde Regional Council, and prior to her death was a director at Elderpark Housing Association Ltd.

Charles Patrick O’Neill CA

Charles Patrick O’Neill CA, who lived in Surrey, died on 19 January 2017 aged 82. He was born on 20 September 1934 and admitted to membership on 28 March 1962. 

After qualifying. Mr O’Neill took a position at Govancroft Potteries Ltd, was later a financial accountant at Smiths Industries Aerospace & Defence Systems Ltd, and prior to retirement was a financial accountant at Thorn EMI Electronics Ltd.

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