Monifieth man dies in Goa

WALLY (Walter) Shuff, who was born in Monifieth, has died aged 64 in the Indian tourist area, Goa.

Mr Shuff was killed after being knocked off his bike by a speeding car. A local man has been charged in connection with the incident.

Mr Shuff had previously worked for Giddings & Lewis-Fraser in Arbroath before joining BP’s fleet of ships. He travelled throughout the world and earned his First Officer’s ticket.

He later worked in the North Sea and became offshore installation manager on a drilling rig, taking early retirement aged 47 in 1992, when he bought a Forfar pub, Raffters. He ran that for several years.

After that he was able to spend more time enjoying his membership of both Forfar Golf Club and Bowling Club.

He had been in Goa with his long-time partner, Janis Ramage, who had returned to their recently-acquired Letham home before Mr Shuff who was due to come back on Thursday. They had spent many enjoyable holidays in Goa, and had become well-known in the village of Colva.

Mr Shuff is survived by Janis and her daughter Elaine and son Craig; as well as his own son Alastair and grandchildren.