Mary Urquhart


Mary ‘May’ Hannah Urquhart (1931 - 2018) was born in Lockerbie but spent her childhood and early adulthood in Dundee. She was the youngest of nine children. She left school at 14 to work as a window dresser at a department store in Dundee. She met her future husband David Urquhart at evening classes. They had three children, Ann, Alison and Douglas. May was open minded and liberal for her generation. After separating from David, May went back into the retail world, with Dickens & Jones and John Lewis, among others. May retired aged 65. She had four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Celebrant and tribute contributor: Rosemary Taylorson
Tribute to Mary 'May' Urquhart delivered at a Humanist funeral organised by their family. Includes a digital copy of the funeral's Order of Service (2018).