A veteran member of All Saints’ congregation, Alan Deed, has died at the age of 92.
Rev Sydney Maitland said: “Alan was a long standing member of All Saints and brought a special love of the scriptures to his reading of them in church.
“He had a strong sense of humour and a rich fund of anecdotes. He was also engaging in his conversation and acute in his observations on life. Although unmarried and childless, he will be deeply missed by many.”
Alan James Deed was born on 25 November 1927 at Skaterigg Cottage off Crow Road, near All Saints, the son of Percy Thomas Deed, electrician, and his wife Jean Smith McCrorie, who had married in Glasgow in 1924. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and worked as an architect before retiring.
He lived latterly at David Cargill House, where in 2011 he told The Times newspaper in a story about care home standards: “They have a very caring and patient staff. I think Nicola Sturgeon should take a look at the good homes and how they work and promulgate that, and get rid of the dumb ones who only care for the bottom line.”
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Alan’s funeral will take place at 10.30 am on Thursday 1 October at Clydebank Crematorium. If you would like to attend, please contact Rev Sydney Maitland.