Warm trib­utes paid to busi­ness­man Norman Mil­lar, 79

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

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.

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