Posted: March 22nd, 2016
DOUGLAS GRAHAM, former deputy features editor of the Daily Record, died on February 21 (2016), aged 80.
A popular and reliable colleague and skilled sub-editor during the Record’s heyday, “Dougie”, as he was known, joined the Glasgow Evening Citizen from school, then worked on the Bulletin (now defunct) before moving on to the Record.
He started as a copyboy and later worked on sport, news and feature desks. He later took responsibility for producing the home features pages, as well as placing the main Mirror and foreign features which came to the Record. He took early retirement at 55.
One colleague said: “Dougie led the production team with humour and ability and was well regarded by his co-workers.”
A memorial service was held at Dunlop Parish Church in Ayrshire, where he was a church elder. The congregation was told there was no funeral because Dougie had donated his body to medical science: “An act of great generosity”, said the minister. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.
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