Curling world loses great friend: Philip Dawson

The World Curling Federation expresses its sympathy following the death of former International Curling Federation President, Philip Dawson.

Philip died peacefully at home in Milltimber, Aberdeen on Saturday, December 1st 2012, aged 92 years.

Philip was a highly regarded practising solicitor in Aberdeen and held the position of President of the Society of Advocates.

He was a keen curler and his enthusiasm for the game saw him elected to the position of President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club during 1980/81 and President of the International Curling Federation from 1985 to 1988.

His influence and experience contributed significantly locally in his role as Director at Aberdeen Curling Club and also his work with a number of charities.

“The curling world has lost an inspirational and dedicated supporter of our sport and he will be remembered for his contribution to its continuing development.” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness. She added: “Philip’s devotion to curling throughout his life, as a player and as an administrator left its mark on many and the Curling World will naturally be saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

A celebration of Philip’s life will be held at Peterculter Parish Church, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, December 11, at 1.45 pm to which all friends are respectfully invited. They have requested family flowers only please.

Perth, Scotland

10 December 2012