Montrose man’s tragic death in Thailand

David Wyllie
David Wyllie

Tributes have been paid to the son of a former Review editor who was killed in Thailand.

Montrose man David Wyllie (36) was killed in a road accident on February 3 in Thailand where he had been living for the past few years.

His father, former Montrose Review editor Fergus Wyllie who worked for the paper in the 1980s, lost his battle with cancer last year.

Mr Wyllie was a former Montrose Academy pupil, who began his career in the oil industry 16 years ago and lived in Thailand for more than five years with his partner and son.

His mother Trish Winton said: “He was popular, loved and lived life to the full.

“His passion was motorbikes, fast cars and football and he was a loving family man.

“We are all devastated at his untimely death.”

Mr Wyllie lived in Ban Chang, a small town two hours from Bangkok. His mother said he chose to live there because it is by the sea and reminded him of Montrose.

There was a traditional Thai ceremony and cremation held for Mr Wyllie last Tuesday.

A memorial service will be held in St Margaret’s RC Church, Market Street, Montrose, at 2 p.m. on Friday (February 20).

The family say friends and loved ones are welcome to attend the service and to wear something colourful as they want it to be a celebration of Mr Wyllie’s life.

He is survived by his mother Trish Winton, sister Gemma and step-dad Andy, partner Kai and son William, as well as daughter Catalina and son Lennon from a previous marriage.