A CELEBRATION of the life of prominent local businessman Mr Inglis Goodfellow was held at Colliston Church on Tuesday.
He died suddenly at his home last Monday aged 73.
Born and brought up in Broughty Ferry and educated at Dundee High School, Mr Goodfellow trained at the School of Bakery in Glasgow, the renowned Richmont Professional Bakery School in Lucerne and at several quality bakers across Britain before joining his father, uncle and cousin in the family bakery business of Goodfellow and Steven in Broughty Ferry.
In 1954, the company acquired the bakery shops and restaurant business of Carnegie Soutar in Arbroath and Mr Goodfellow moved his workplace there, continuing to manage that end of the business until 1975 when a restructuring centralised the management in Broughty Ferry, at which point he took on the role of marketing director.
He married Rhona McLeod in 1965 and they set up home in Arbroath, where Mr Goodfellow quickly began to play a part in the local community.
He joined the local Royal Artillery unit of the Territorial Army, 212 Battery of 102 (Air Defence) Regiment and rose to the rank of Major in command of the battery in the 1970s.
During his time in command, the battery received the honour of being granted the freedom of the town.
He was for many years a member, and foreman, of the British Confectioners’ Association, a prestigious body devoted to the preservation of craftmanship within the bakery industry.
He also served on the executive committee of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers.
Alongside his TA commitments, Mr Goodfellow had many interests and hobbies which included the RNLI. He chaired the local committee for a number of years.
He enjoyed sailing on the west coast of Scotland and also achieved a private pilot’s licence. He was also a member of Arbroath Guildry and Arbroath Probus Club.
Mr Goodfellow will be remembered as a friendly, popular and sociable character, important in the life of his community and liked by all who met him.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Rhona, daughter, Louise, son, Andrew, daughter-in-law, Judy, and grandchildren, Heather and Alister.
An appreciation by Colonel J. George Mathieson
BY THE recent sudden death of Inglis Goodfellow, the local community has lost a valued member.
For many years Inglis was in the Territorial Army and Arbroath Battery which he commanded in the 1970s when it received the unique distinction for a TA unit to receive the Freedom of Arbroath
He had many outside interests in Arbroath where he lived; in the Rotary Club of which he became president; chairing the RNLI for some years; a member of Arbroath Guildry, Friockheim Probus and the Gardening Club in the village.
He took much care in furthering their interests and was a much respected and well liked by fellow members. Sailing and flying were also among his pastimes
Inglis had very many friends who can all testify as to his being the generous and hospitable host he was.He will not be forgotten easily.