David Hamill was born in 1921. He Lived at Berkely Drive and indeed in Blantyre for all his life.
Incredibly, at the age of 70, he took up hillwalking and by his 76th year had completed all 284 Munroes (mountains over 3,000 feet) Then afterwards he completed all 219 Corbetts, which are mountains 2,500 feet and over. He had a wife Margaret and a son Rab.
David celebrated his 90th birthday in 2011. He was a member of the Blantyre Hill Walking club, Blantyre Bowling Club and LBK 557 Masonic Lodge.
He certainly had the key to long life and keeping fit. Davie was often seen out walking everyday with his dog, Jet.
Sadly, Davie passed away on Sunday 5th February 2017 and his funeral service took place at 1pm on Monday 13th February 2017 at David Livingstone Memorial Church. He will be fondly missed by many people.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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