John G.C. Brown (1930-1942), perhaps better known as Ian Brown, died peacefully at his home in Haslemere, Surrey, on 10th March 2021. He was 95 years old.
After a false start in medical studies at Aberdeen University (1942-47 - though never regretting the time spent there), Ian embarked on business career initially in the Paper and board industry, which brought him to London and the south east, where he spent most of his life. After a few years in the City of London he moved to Weybridge and then to Guildford, Surrey, finally operating his own business in Kingston- upon- Thames. This enabled him to continue working until he was seventy.
He was an enthusiastic member of the F.P. Club and attended the Caledonian Club dinners regularly for many years, serving on the committee on several occasions. He was saddened by the demise of the Donside Paper Company, Aberdeen, several years ago, because of the family links with the company.
His interests included drawing and painting, reading, travel and visiting old friends connected with the School and University. Ian always averred that his education at both the Grammar School and University was of inestimable value to him throughout his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife Miriam, two sons and four grandsons.