The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Remembering Past President Philip Dawson

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:27pm

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club is saddened to hear of the passing of Past President Philip Dawson.

Philip died peacefully at home in Milltimber, Aberdeen on Saturday, December 1st 2012, aged 92 years. Beloved husband of Marlene, formerly husband of the late Iola, father of Tony and Philip and proud grandfather of Fraser and Fiona.

Philip was a highly regarded practising solicitor in Aberdeen and held the position of President of the Society of Advocates. He was a keen curler and his enthusiasm for the game saw him elected to the position of President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club during 1980/81 and President of the International Curling Federation from 1985 to 1988.

His influence and experience contributed significantly locally in his role as Director at Aberdeen Curling Club and also his work with a number of charities.

“The curling world has lost an inspirational and dedicated supporter of our sport and he will be remembered for his contribution to its continuing development.” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness. She added: “Philip’s devotion to curling throughout his life, as a player and as an administrator left its mark on many and the Curling World will naturally be saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”