Celebrating the life of
Jim was born on Mary Street in Stonehaven in 1943. Shortly after he moved to Arduthie Road with his parents James and Livinia, where he lived until he was 22.
Jim then went to Aberdeen University to study engineering. During this time, he passed his driving test and bought his first car – the start of a lifelong passion. Jim joined the Stonehaven Motor Club and along with his dear lifelong friend Derek McRobert they competed in rallies, often ending up in a ditch or field!
Jim had a varied career, starting in the car industry managing Mitchells Self Drive. He loved this work but eventually he moved onto a career with better prospects. He began self employed life in the financial services industry, working for Allied Dunbar. It was here that Jim became close to Chris, and they went on to marry in Stonehaven in 1991. Jim retired from financial services in 2009 at the age of 66.
Jim and Chris loved to travel and spent lots of time in the USA, as well as Europe and Jim’s personal favourite holiday destination of Mauritius.
Jim and Chris owned and ran The Barclay Clinic in Stonehaven, a successful business that catered to hundreds in the local community.
Jim adored his family, and would visit his eldest daughter Louise and her husband Shane in Texas USA whenever he could. He was loved dearly by all his children and grandchildren. He leaves us all with the happiest memories, and will be forever in our hearts.
Always a smile, a story and an off the cuff remark to make us smile. I will miss your Facebook comments and your posts with your beautiful photographs.
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If you wish to make a donation in memory of James, please be assured that every penny will go directly to the cause, as the charity's operating costs are fully covered.