A very well-known shop keeper in the town has passed away at the age of 81 after battling a liver infection in hospital.
Mr Harash Jain died at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee on Tuesday, February 11, after his condition got progressively worse.
Mr Jain was a happy, hard working man, who built up the well-established General Supply Store business in Montrose.
Having been born in India on September 21, 1932, where he lived for the first 21 years of his life, Mr Jain had been in the town for 60 years, moving to Montrose with his wife Narinder, better known by locals as Nirmal, Jain.
Mr and Mrs Jain had two children, Pamela and the late Angus Jain who died 18 years ago, and two grandchildren to Pamela and son-in-law Sanjiv, Rohan (24) and Karan (17).
People from all over the country would travel to the store on Bridge Street as Mr Jain was able to supply particularly large sizes of boiler suits, work boots and various other items!
Mr Jain’s daughter Pamela said: “If you couldn’t find it on the internet you would always get it in dad’s shop!”
The General Supply Store has also supplied many of the local firms in the town with items over the years such as to Glaxo and the workmen at the harbour.
The original store was opened by Mr Jain in the early sixties with the Bridge Street establishment being opened later on in 1965.
Mr Jain’s life could not have been fulfilled without all the great and generous people around him.
He was a “ray of sunshine” and was always smiling and he thoroughly enjoyed his work in the store.
Mr Jain’s funeral will take place this Friday (February 21) at 3.30 p.m. at the Park Grove in Friockheim and all who wish to attend are most welcome.
The family wish to thank friends and family members for their support.