Obituary: Dr Simon Clifford Macquire

Dr Simon Clifford Macquire
OC 1949 to 1958

Born 24 November 1938, died 20 November 2020, aged 81

Simon was a year or two ahead of me for much of our school careers and I only developed a friendship with him when he was “3rd Year 6th” and I was Upper 6th. We both joined LADS, (Literary and Dramatic Society) and were keen on drama.

In the spring term, 1958, he and I were joined by several others: Geoff Coppock comes to mind: in a Sean O’Casey one act play taking place in a Doctor’s Surgery in 1920s Dublin. The play was presented a couple of times in The Memorial Hall and once in a Community Hall in Caterham on the Hill.

We both also took part in the Speech Day comedy, The Rape of the Locks, where our characters fed off each other when I did the accents and Simon, the facial gymnastics. The production went well, which was something of a surprise to me as one of a small group of leavers had left for Brighton in an old banger shortly after midnight, returning around four am!

We met again about fifteen months later, when I started at Glasgow University and Simon was just into his second year. After a couple of years, Simon and I joined two other students and shared a succession of apartments. Simon and his then girlfriend, Lily, met often socially with Pat, who I married in 1964, and myself. We left Glasgow in late 1964 and lost touch.

Simon, it seemed, made a name for himself in General Practice in East Kilbride and the Daily Record reported his passing warmly and in great detail.

Click here to read Daily Record obituary by his family

Written by friend, OC Peter Ward