David Blanche 1933-2018 (Powell 47-51)
David was an all-rounder, musically a wonderful pianist and he loved all sports, especially cricket which he continued playing after leaving Sedbergh. He excelled at cross country running and in his early teens his parents received a telegram from Mrs Cooper notifying them that David had won the three mile cross country race in an incredible eighteen and a half minutes!
After leaving Sedbergh, David enlisted for national service and was sent to Egypt for 14 months, on returning home he joined the family business “MacLachlans Ltd” a brewers, distillers, wine and spirit merchants in Glasgow, before moving on to manage “ Greenock Apothecaries and Lawsons Ltd” a soft drinks company, for over twenty five years.
After a busy and hugely successful business life David’s retirement gave him the time to enjoy his two favourite pastimes- golfing and fishing. He liked nothing better than driving his Alvis down to Prestwick on a sunny day for a round of golf or heading north to fish on any of the great salmon rivers in Scotland.
David’s wife of 58 years Mag, their daughter Judy and two granddaughters Heather and Lorna will remember David as a true gentleman, who was loving, caring, extremely generous, with a mischievous sense of humour.