Dedicated teacher at Wellbrae

A service of thanksgiving was held in the East and Old Parish Church on Monday to celebrate the life of Milda Richardson, a highly-respected former teacher at Wellbrae Primary School and a member of many organisations in the town.

Milda (77) died peacefully at the Strathmore Hospice last Wednesday after a short illness.

Born in Edinburgh she attended Boroughmuir School.

She met her husband George when they were both working in an office in the city and the couple married in 1956.

The couple had three children – Callum, Nicola and Catriona and moved to Forfar when Mr Richardson took up a job with the then Angus County Council in 1970.

Milda was to nurture her love of English and history to study at college before qualifying as a teacher.

She began her career at Glamis Primary School, moving to Wellbrae one year later in 1975.

She was a dedicated teacher of primary seven pupils during her career which lasted 19 years.

Milda played an active role in the local community.

She was chairman of the Ladies Circle and Tangent, was a member of the Forfar committee of the National Trust for Scotland and chairman of the Forfar Literary Institute.

She also served on the committee of the local RNLI branch and until recently volunteered with Lippen Care at the Strathmore Hospice.

A dedicated elder of the East and Old Parish Church, serving on its numerous committees, she also enjoyed hill-walking and had started a computer course at Angus College.

Milda is survived by her husband George, their three children and eight granchildren.