Mr David Hamill, 1921 – 2017

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

On social media:

Meg Hamill Aw thanks Rabb x
Fiona McGunnigal Catherine Davidson is this a relation of yours x
Catherine Davidson Probably a nephew of uncle Sanny.
Meg Hamill My Pappy was some man 💜
Nicola Crowe Stephen Crowe
Raymond Henderson great guy…one of the Timbertoon legends…✌🏻
Wilma Hayburn McNulty He had more than one son
Marianne Stark Aitken He also had a son Davy 💜
Claire Clinton & Richard?
Marianne Stark Aitken Hey Claire 😘
Didn’t know Richard but is there not a daughter/sister also?
Gordon Mather A Gentleman indeed, gave me ( well cost me £60) my first golf clubs back early 80’s, very fond of this man and great memories, a real gem. Thanks very much Jimmy for Sharing these photos.
Gary Morrison A fine man
Blyth Read Blyth Legend 💟
John Paul Mclachlan He was a lovely guy. Many years ago I used to play golf, at the crack of dawn, with Davey and James Japp at Langlands and Torrance House. Had many enjoyable rounds of golf in his company.

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