Businessman remembered

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A POPULAR Carnoustie man who was killed in a road accident will be remembered for his community spirit and his willingness to help.

Mr David Murray (66), owner of David Murray Transport Ltd, was named as the victim of a tragic road accident on Friday.

Mr Murray died when his red and silver MV Agusta motor cycle collided with a blue Vauxhall Vectra at the Kirkinch junction east of Meigle.

Wendy Devlin (42) described her father as: “One in a million. If there was anything he could do to help, he would do it.”

Mr Murray supplied the Carnoustie Gala Day parade with his vehicles for floats and gave a hand setting up the fayre.

Wendy said: “At Gala Day he would be up and down the road in a forklift with pallets and portaloos, it was a lot of hard work, but he enjoyed it, it was his high point of the year.”

Chairperson of the Carnoustie Gala Committee Mary Bushnell said: “We are all devastated. He was a brilliant person.

“He did a lot for Carnoustie and he never looked for any recognition whatsoever. Every Gala Day he would take his lorries off the road and let us use his yard so that we could decorate them for the parade. He was a ‘one of a kind’ person.”

Mr Murray also helped other groups as Wendy explained: “When he heard the army cadets were needing new t-shirts he bought them all t-shirts, and he helped out at their presentations. He was so proud of them.

“And then there was his beloved pipe band. He would sit in the hall and listen to the pipes. My own two children are involved in the band, and he was a very proud grandfather.

“We’re absolutely shell-shocked, I don’t think we ever realised how much he used to do until now.

“He will be sorely missed.”