Warm tributes paid to businessman Norman Millar, 79
Warm tributes have been paid to an Angus businessman who has died suddenly.
Norman Millar, 79, played a prominent role in the family-run North Street Dairy in Forfar which he ran with his wife Aileen, their daughter Alison and son Hamish.
Brought up at the family home at Oathlaw, he was educated at Oathlaw Primary School and then at the secondary school at Tannadice, before taking up employment as a stonemason and bricklayer with C & D Laird.
He was one of the last to carry out national service after he was conscripted to serve with the Army in Germany.
In 1964, he married Aileen McLeod whose parents, Allan and Frances, ran the dairy on North Street.
Norman was to become a well-known and popular member of the family business, with many former milk boys and customers paying tribute to “one of life’s characters”, “a brilliant, funny, lovely man” and “a real gentleman who will be missed by many”.
Paying tribute to his brother-in-law, Heb McLeod said: “He couldn’t let go of the business. For years he got up at the crack of dawn to deliver milk in the Forfar, Letham and Kirrie areas before coming back to work on production.”
A keen bowler, Norman was an honorary member of Forfar Bowling Club and he and Aileen enjoyed weekends at their caravan at Bridge of Cally and, latterly, week-long trips in Europe.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and son, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
His funeral will take place at the East and Old Parish Church in Forfar tomorrow at 1pm.
Norman Millar has died aged 79.