In Memoriam: May 2015

By The CA Magazine

6 May 2015

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

GEORGE ANDERSON ACMA LRPS CA, who lived in Eastbourne, died on 16 March 2015 aged 80. He was born on 29 April 1934. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1959 and admitted to membership in September 1959. Prior to retirement, Mr Anderson was head of the department of business accounting at Reid Kerr College.

LESLIE HARRY CUMMING CA, who lived in Edinburgh, died on 12 February 2015 aged 71. He was born on 14 July 1943. He was exam qualified in Dunfermline in 1967 and admitted to membership in November 1967. Prior to retirement, Mr Cumming was chief accountant at The Law Society of Scotland.

MARGARET DUNCAN CUNNINGHAM CA, who lived in Crieff, died on 20 February 2015 aged 88. She was born on 10 March 1926. Mrs Cunningham was exam qualified in Kilmarnock in 1950 and admitted to membership in March 1950.

ARCHIBALD DAVIDSON CA, who lived in Paisley, died on 8 March 2015 aged 86. He was born on 17 May 1928. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1955 and admitted to membership in September 1955. Prior to retirement, Mr Davidson was assistant group accountant at Allied Bakeries Ltd.

RALPH PETER DEAN CA, who lived in Nottingham, died on 24 March 2015 aged 83. He was born on 11 August 1931. He was exam qualified in London in 1960 and admitted to membership in September 1960. Prior to retirement, Mr Dean was manager of audit services at the Army, Navy & Air Force Institutes.

IAIN ALASTAIR DICK CA, who lived in Brentwood, died on 6 February 2015 aged 83. He was born on 6 November 1931. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1955 and admitted to membership in September 1955. Prior to retirement, Mr Dick was management consultant at Iain A Dick & Co.

ANDREW WALLACE DONALDSON CA, who lived in West Kilbride, died on 17 March 2015 aged 89. He was born on 11 July 1925. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1954 and admitted to membership in March 1954. Prior to retirement, Mr Donaldson was partner at Coopers & Lybrand.

JOHN McARTHUR GORDON CA, who lived in Newton Mearns, died on 28 February 2015 aged 69. He was born on 23 January 1946. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1968 and admitted to membership in December 1968. Prior to retirement, Mr Gordon was partner at Scott Moncrieff.

MICHAEL ALASTAIR GRANT CA, who lived in Aberdeen, died on 8 March 2015 aged 79. He was born on 14 July 1935. He was exam qualified in June 1959 and admitted to membership in September 1959. Prior to retirement, Mr Grant was financial director at John Fyfe Ltd.

JOHN ROBERT GUNN BSc CA, who lived in Wick, died on 16 February 2015 aged 68. He was born on 21 November 1946. He was exam qualified in Edinburgh in 1976 and admitted to membership in September 1976. Prior to retirement, Mr Gunn was partner at Victor T Fraser & Co.

STEPHEN BRYDEN KERR BA MBIM CA, who lived in Hong Kong, died in January 2015 aged 62. He was born on 23 November 1952. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1976 and admitted to membership in November 1977. Prior to retirement, Mr Kerr was director of finance at Astra Freight Lines Ltd.

ALEXANDER ROSS LAW CA, who lived in Cupar, died on 2 March 2015 aged 89. He was born on 5 August 1925. Mr Law was admitted to membership in March 1952.

ROBERT FINLAY LOCHHEAD CA, who lived in Glasgow, died on 27 November 2014 aged 97. He was born on 10 June 1917. He was exam qualified in June 1939 and admitted to membership in September 1947. Prior to retirement, Mr Lochhead was director at James Scott Engineering Group Ltd.

RAYMOND ARTHUR McCABE CBE MA CA, who lived in Glasgow, died on 24 October 2014 aged 75. He was born on 26 April 1939. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1964 and admitted to membership in November 1964. Prior to retirement, Mr McCabe was chairman at Babcock Africa Pty Ltd.

The death has been announced of WILLIAM RAMSAY McCORMICK CA, who lived in Bridge of Earn and was born on 3 October 1929. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1955 and admitted to membership in September 1955. Prior to retirement, Mr McCormick was chief accountant at Gray Dunn & Co.

The death has been announced of HELEN SHEENA NEWMAN CA, who lived in Cape Town and was born on 18 April 1946. She was exam qualified in Edinburgh in 1968 and admitted to membership in December 1968. Prior to retirement, Mrs Newman was an accountant at Brian Newman Jewellers CC.

JOHN RORRISON CA, who lived in Arbroath, died on 18 March 2015 aged 87. He was born on 21 February 1928. He was admitted to membership in March 1951. Prior to retirement, Mr Rorrison was an accountant at Sievwright Dickson & Co.

ALEXANDER CURRIE SHAW CA, who lived in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, died on 28 January 2015 aged 88. He was born on 14 May 1926. He was exam qualified in Glasgow in 1951 and admitted to membership in September 1951. Prior to retirement, Mr Shaw was assistant manager (accounting) at The Scottish Mutual Assurance Society.

DAVID SLOAN CA, who lived in Kelso, died on 1 March 2015 aged 83. He was born on 17 January 1932. He was exam qualified in Falkirk in 1955 and admitted to membership in September 1955. Prior to retirement, Mr Sloan was professional assistant at Ernst & Young, Cape Town.

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