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Supporters

In Memory of

Brian McGlashan, Brian Kilminster, William "Bill" Diack, Hazel Duffus, Mark Allan Walker, William James Will, Sheena May Bruce, Ronald Gordon Taylor 'Ron' Reid, Norma Violet Strachan, Helen Peterkin Duncan, Alexander Ross Murray, James George Smith, Gerald Hampton Sandison Abel, George Fraser Crystal, William John Fraser, Daniel Rose Yule, David Kennedy Gray, James Ewen Castell, John 'Jock' Jackson Jr, George Johnston Morrison, Robert Morrice Duncan Duffus, Alexander Robertson, James Thomas McKay, Thomas Young Rennie, James Mackie, Charles Stephen Palmer, George Walker.

Brian McGlashan

  • Birth: 1954 • Aberdeen Southern District, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 07 Jul 2022 • Jesmond Care Home, Aberdeen, Scotland

A massive Dons fan and was a season ticket holder.


Brian Kilminster

  • Birth: Abt. 1946 • Aberdeen Eastern District, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 17 Mar 2022 • Aberdeen, Scotland

Life Long Fan and 70th year as season ticket member.


William "Bill" Diack

  • Birth: Abt. 1924 • Newhills, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 26 Jan 2022 • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Lifelong supporter,
Received Frances Highest Honour - Légion d'Honneur for bravery WW II is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil.


Hazel Duffus

  • Birth: c.1938 • Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 20 Jan 2022 • Roxburgh House, Aberdeen, Scotland

Flew on the team aircraft to the European Cup Winners' Cup Final, Gothenburg,
12 May 1983


David George Menzies Simpson

  • Birth: Abt. 1944 • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 28 Mar 2020 • 2 Derbeth Manor, Kingswells, Aberdeen, Scotland

Life Long Fan.


Alexander David "Sandy" Reid

  • Birth: Abt. 1929 • Rubislaw District, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 11 Sep 2018 • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Lifelong Aberdeen Football Club fan.


Mark Allan Walker

  • Birth: 05 Dec 1968 • Inverness Burgh, Inverness-shire, Scotland
  • Death: 27 Jan 2018 • Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland

"The Dons were, quite simply, Mark’s life and, through thick and thin, often thin and thinner, Mark was an absolute stalwart. "
Inverness Reds


William James Will

  • Birth: 18 Jun 1931 • Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 26 Mar 2016 • Aberdeen, Scotland

Lifelong supporter, season ticket holder and former Cove Rangers footballer.


Sheena May Bruce

  • Birth: 06 May 1956 • Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 15 Oct 2013 • Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Lifelong dons fan and season ticket holder of the Merkland Stand.


Ronald Gordon Taylor "Ron" Reid

  • Birth: 24 Nov 1931 • 17 Gladstone Place, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland
  • Death: 01 Oct 2012 • Royal Infirmary, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

"Ron the Don" attended Gothenburg on the St Clair and first attended a match in 1937 on the invite of former AFC Director John D.Robbie.


George Douglas Wallace

  • Birth: 10 Sep 1946 • Yokieshill, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 26 Sep 2012 • Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Lifelong Aberdeen Football Club fan.


Norma Violet Strachan

  • Birth: 1937 • Kinellar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 01 Apr 2012 • Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

One of the founding members of Aberdeen Football Club, Fraserburgh Branch Supporters Club and life long fan.


Helen Peterkin Duncan

  • Birth: Sep 1894 • Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland
  • Death: 27 Aug 1998 • Balmedie House Residential Home, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen Evening Express, Mon 28 Aug 1998,
Lifelong dons supporter dies at age of 103, On her 100th birthday, she was visited by Eoin Jess and at 102 she went to Pittodrie for the first time.


Alexander Ross Murray

  • Birth: 27 Sep 1913 • 26 Merkland Road, St Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 27 Aug 1995 • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland


James George Smith

  • Birth: 12 Jun 1915 • 3 Seafield Street, Lanstown, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland
  • Death: 21 Mar 1984 • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland

European Cup Winners' Cup, Qtr Final 2nd Leg 1983-84, Aberdeen 3 v 0 Ujpest Dozsa
Aberdeen Evening Express, Thu 22 Mar 1984, A Retired Buckie fisherman collapsed during the Dons game at Pittodrie and died later in hospital.


Gerald Hampton Sandison Abel

  • Birth: 1920 • Foveran, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 12 Oct 1977 • 7 Primrosehill Place, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen F.C. Season Ticket Holder,
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Sat 15 Oct 1977, Died at home, after watching Wales 0 v 2 Scotland (World Cup Qualifier) on television.


George Fraser Crystal

  • Birth: 16 Nov 1921 • Rubislaw, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 01 Dec 1972 • Guildford, Surrey, England

Aberdeen F.C. Life Long Fan,
Cartoonist creator of "Wee Alickie".


William John Fraser

  • Birth: 28 Jul 1899 • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 27 Oct 1962 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1962-63, Aberdeen 2 v 3 Rangers
Aberdeen Evening Express, Mon 29 Oct 1962, Railway Man Dies at Match.


Daniel Rose Yule

  • Birth: 22 Jun 1873 • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 20 Nov 1954 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1954-55, Aberdeen 1 v 0 Hearts
Aberdeen Evening Express, Mon 22 Nov 1954, Died at Pittodrie.


David Kennedy Gray

  • Birth: 02 Jul 1883 • Gardenstown, Bannffshire, Scotland
  • Death: 17 Dec 1949 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1949-50, Aberdeen 5 v 0 Motherwell
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 19 Dec 1949, Two spectators collapsed and died during the football match at Pittodrie on Saturday.

(There's no mention of any incident, so assume they both died of natural causes.)


James Ewen Castell

  • Birth: 26 Oct 1877 • St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 17 Dec 1949 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1949-50, Aberdeen 5 v 0 Motherwell
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 19 Dec 1949, Two spectators collapsed and died during the football match at Pittodrie on Saturday.

(There's no mention of any incident, so assume they both died of natural causes.)


John "Jock" Jackson Jr

  • Birth: 10 Nov 1886 • Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Death: 29 Oct 1949 • Aberdeen, Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1949-50, Aberdeen 1 v 3 Rangers
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 31 Oct 1949, Rangers Supporter Collapses and Dies, Travelled to watch Aberdeen v Rangers at Pittodrie died in a local cafe at mid-day on Saturday.

(He's mentioned here, because he's the brother of Aberdeen FC Players Alec Jackson and Walter Jackson.)


George Johnston Morrison

  • Birth: 24 Aug 1882 • Wester Corskie, Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland
  • Death: 21 Oct 1949 • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

1948-49,
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Sat 22 Oct 1949, Died on way to Pittodrie to get tickets for 29 Oct 1949 Aberdeen v Rangers game.


  • Birth: 28 Feb 1891 • Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 19 Mar 1949 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Scottish 2nd XI Cup 3rd Rd Replay 1948-49, Aberdeen "A" 4 v 3 Partick Thistle "A"
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 21 Mar 1949, Collapsed and Died on a Bus on his way home after the football match at Pittodrie on Saturday.


Alexander Robertson

  • Birth: 1876 • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 18 Nov 1939 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Regional League East 1939-40, Aberdeen 3 v 3 St Bernards
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 18 Nov 1939, Two Sudden Deaths In Aberdeen.
(Collapsed at ground, died in Police Ambulance on way to Hospital.)


James Thomas McKay

  • Birth: 14 Jul 1868 • Aghada, Cork, Ireland
  • Death: 07 Mar 1936 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Scottish Cup Quarter Final 1935-36, Aberdeen 0 v 1 Rangers
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 09 Mar 1936, Died, when a crush barrier collapsed through the pressure of the crowd on the terracing of the Pittodrie enclosure during the match.


Thomas Young Rennie

  • Birth: 1888 • Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Death: 07 Mar 1936 • Aberdeen, Scotland

Scottish Cup Quarter Final 1935-36, Aberdeen 0 v 1 Rangers
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 09 Mar 1936, Died on the way to the game at Pittodrie.


James Mackie

  • Birth: 06 Jul 1855 • St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 24 Dec 1932 • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1932-33, Aberdeen 1 v 0 Celtic
Dundee Courier, Tue 27 Dec 1932, During the course of the game he had a seizure, and was later conveyed in an un-conscious condition to the Royal Infirmary, where he died about eleven o'clock the same night.


Charles Stephen Palmer

  • Birth: 09 Aug 1872 • St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Death: 26 Sep 1932 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Scottish League 1932-33, Aberdeen 3 v 0 Hearts
Aberdeen Press and Journal, Mon 30 Sep 1932, Pittodrie Seizure Ends Fatally.


George Walker

  • Birth: 17 Oct 1866 • Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland
  • Death: 03 Dec 1927 • Pittodrie Park, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Div 1 (Old) 1927-28, Aberdeen 0 v 0 Airdrie
Sunday Post, Sun 04 Dec 1927, Aberdeen Man Dies at Football Match, Collapsed in the stand, and died from heart failure after a doctor had been called from another part of the stand.


External Link

  • Family Tree Official's, Player's, Staff and supporter's details: Ancestry.com
    A.F.C Match details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
    Header Background: Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2015 - Copyright © 2015 Graeme Watson.

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