PORTESSIE - DEATH OF MR. W.R. MCINTOSH
The death occurred on Saturday evening of Mr. William R. McIntosh, retired shipbuilder, at his residence 2 Great Eastern Rd. Portessie, Buckie. Mr. McIntosh was a native of Portessie, in which he spent the 72 years of his life. He served his apprenticeship as a boat-builder with his father at the time when Scaff boats were in use. Subsequently he started business on his own account at Ianstown, Buckie, where he built Zulus & latterly wooden Steam Drifters. The boats built by the McIntosh family were famous for their stability and sea-going qualities. Owing to the war conditions, Mr. McIntosh merged his business with that of Jones Slip & Shipyard Co. Buckie.
Like his father who was one of the founders of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Portessie, Mr. McIntosh was a leader among the Methodists in the Portessie district where he was well known. He was Society Steward for 33 yrs, which position he held at the time of his death. Mr. McIntosh was predeceased by his wife about 5 yrs ago and is survived by a family of 2 sons and 3 daughters. One son is in Natal. The funeral took place to Rathven Churchyard yesterday and was widely attended.