Alasdair Murdo MacLean (1941 - 1996)

Born: Alasdair Murdo MacLean
B: 24 January 1941 at Tighnabruaich, Strath, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
D: 27 August 1996 at Roxburghe House, Milltimber, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Biography

Alasdair Murdo MacLean was born on 24 January 1941 at 'Tighnabruaich' in the village of Strath in the parish of Gairloch in Ross-shire, the son of Donald MacLean and Mary McCombie Moggach. He moved with his parents and sister to Aberdeen and was married once, but had no children. Alasdair worked as an engineer in the merchant navy and was away from home for extended periods of time. He died on 27 August 1996 at Roxburghe House, in Milltimber. His ashes were interred with those of his parents and sister in Gairloch's New Cemetery, in Ross-shire. Alasdair was the author's maternal uncle.

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Life events

Date Age Event and location Note
24 Jan 1941 - Birth
Tighnabruaich, Strath, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
1
31 Mar 1965 24 Death of father, Donald (Donnie) MacLean
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Northern District, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
2
before 1996 55 Occupation: Electrical engineer
Woodend, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
3
27 Aug 1996 55 Death
Roxburghe House, Milltimber, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
4
abt. Sep 1996   Funeral: Cremation
Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
5
abt. Sep 1996   Burial: Interment of ashes
Gairloch New Cemetery, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
6

Footnotes

  1. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, ALASDAIR M; sex: M; born: 1941; ref: 066/2 2 Gairloch Southern.
  2. ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, DONALD; age: 61; died: 1965; ref: 168/1 335 Aberdeen Northern District.
  3. Alasdair's death registration describes him as an "electrical engineer". According to family members, he was a senior marine engineer in the merchant navy. | Source: ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, ALASDAIR MURDO; age: 55; mother's maiden name: MOGGACH; died; 1996; ref: 324/ 100 Peterculter.
  4. Death record on ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, ALASDAIR MURDO; age: 55; mother's maiden name: MOGGACH; died; 1996; ref: 324/ 100 Peterculter.
  5. According to a family member, Alasdair's remains were cremated.
  6. Gravestone inscription: "MACLEAN / In loving memory of / DONNIE / who died 31st March 1965 / Also his wife / MARY MOGGACH / who died 22nd January 1998 / aged 95 years / and their son / ALASDAIR MURDO / who died 28th August 1996 / aged 55 years". | Source: Gravestone photographs on the Findagrave.com website at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197039214.