The funeral of well-known Largs man Douglas Tennent, 3 Seabank Avenue, Largs was held at St. John's Church of Scotland and, thereafter, at Greenock Crematorium on Monday 2nd April 2007.
   The Rev. Andrew McGurk said that Douglas Tennent was both an officer and a gentleman.  Come the 1st of June he would have been 87 years of age.
   Born in Paisley, on leaving Glasgow Academy he joined the Paisley Savings Bank but served in the army during the war - as a Training Officer, becoming Captain Tennent.  He moved into the tobacco trade in which he was involved for the whole of his working life.
   He had met a certain Wren - in Muriel - and on 2nd August 1947 married in St. John's Church, Largs, by Rev. John L. Riach.   They set up home in Largs and sons Derek and Brian subsequently came along.
   Douglas could have gone further in his work but that would have interfered with other pursuits - e.g. his golf, badminton, music and holidays.   In 1983 he took on work at Nisbet's tobacconist shop in Largs Main Street and when he gave up the business in 1998 he never smoked again.
   Douglas sang in the Philharmonic Choir in Greenock and Variations choral group of Largs, and was a long- time member and supporter of Largs Players and Largs Amateur Operatic Society.   He also sang bass parts in the Church Choir, having been a member of St. John's since 1937, and an Elder since 1950.
   Donations were made to Cancer Research.

 

TRIBUTE TO DOUGLAS TENNENT

Largs & Millport Weekly News
Largs man of many parts