Thoughts About Dave McGruer
- Written by Allen Brown Allen Brown
- Published: 04 October 2017 04 October 2017
DAVISON (DAVE) Mc GRUER
April 3, 1931- September 30, 2017 (aged 86)
It is with great regret that we mourn the passing, after a short illness, of one of the most colourful characters to have been associated with VYSA and its affiliated clubs.
Dave was born in Glasgow, Scotland and was the youngest of 8 children. His father passed away when he was 2. His mother was a very enterprising woman and ran a coal business while raising her family. He grew up during World War 2 in an area of Glasgow called Gamgad. Like so many others of that generation, his family experienced extreme hardship during 6 years of war. Glasgow was bombed several times with the target being primarily the John Brown shipyards close to where Dave lived.