Edith Stewart 1926 - 2020

Edith Stewart, a well-known member of University staff for many years until her retirement in the 1980s, has died peacefully at the age of 94 after a long period of illness.

Edith began her career as a legal secretary in several Aberdeen firms, before her language skills took her to the UN/International Labour Organisation in Geneva, The British Overseas Service in North Borneo and Pergamon Press in London.

She joined the University Secretariat in the late 1960s where she held several roles, mainly based at Marischal College then Regent Walk where she became secretary, then PA, to University Secretary Tom Skinner.  She retired in the mid-1980s, ending her career as the University’s first full-time Public Relations Officer.

Edith had a lifelong love of the mountains, and in her youth she climbed with some of the best of her generation including fellow University graduate Tom Patey and the renowned Tom Weir, famous for the long-running television show Weir’s Way.

Edith’s funeral was held on August 6th, at Baldarroch Crematorium.

She is survived by her son, Brian, who is a member of the University’s Media Services team.