The Probus Club of St Annes-on-the-Sea

George Law
1920 - 7 January 2010

George Law died on Thursday 7th January 2010 after being ill with cancer for some time.  He joined St. Annes Probus in 2000 and rarely if ever missed a meeting, usually arriving fairly early and sitting quietly waiting for the start.  He was a Scotsman with a noticeable Scots accent.  He was also a regular at Lytham Forum.

He was born on a farm at Kippen near Stirling in 1920, part of a big family, but they moved to Falkirk while he was still young.

He supported Falkirk football club and a supporters' scarf was on his coffin at the funeral service on the 14th.  He suffered rheumatic fever when young but on leaving school he became a porter on the local railway.  At the age of 20 in 1940 he was called up and served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (his army cap with its red and white chequered band was also on his coffin).  He was at Arromanches on D-Day but would never speak of his experiences either to his family or to any of our members.

After war service he spent 30 years with ICI as a medical orderly.

He is survived by his wife - they lived on Broadwood Way, near the Hole-In-One between Lytham and Ansdell.