2002 Reunion

The previous Aberdeen Reunion 
was in 2002

Gordon and Yfke Simpson who have worked hard over the last 18 years to make sure that the reunions went with a swing and the participants enjoyed themselves have hung up their boots,  regretfully due to ill health.

The Editor thanks Gordon and Yfke for all the help they have willingly given so that you could see it all on the KOI-HAI website 


Below is Gordon's report of the final gathering:


Held in the Aberdeen Jarvis Hotel (previously named the Amatola) on 6t" September 2002  

Of the 92 people attending 75 had connections with "tea" and there were 17 guests It was 

a very enjoyable evening but unfortunately it will be the last to be held in Aberdeen.

Committee member and main organiser, Gordon Simpson, said it was very pleasing 

to see such a good turn out for the farewell evening. He thanked everyone for the support 

that he and his wife Yfke had received over the 18 years

 they had been involved in organising the event. However due to Yfke's serious illness last year

 they had no choice but to call it a day. It is regrettable that no one from the Aberdeen area 

has volunteered in order to ensure continuation of the event

After the dinner Colette Isaac, on behalf of all present, thanked Gordon and Yfke for the work 

they had done over the years and presented them with a bouquet of flowers and a lovely 

painting of scene very near to their new home.

List of Attendees 2002

Ailsa Anderson                                    Aberdeen

Duncvan & Alison Allan                    Dornoch

Alastair Bruce & daughter Alison     Aberdeen

Cathie Campbell & son Bruce            Hawick

Moreland & Jean Campbell               Aberdeen  

Alfred & Clair Cheetham                   Bieldside

Colin & Betty Coutts                          Aberdeen          

Margaret Donald                                 Cults

Ian & Lilian Davidson                        Mintlaw

Jennifer Dunn                                      Milltimber

Helen Ferries                                        Aberdeen                     

Tulu Findlay                                       Aberdeen

Jean Gilchrist                                      Black Isle

Norman & Ann Gerrish                      Port William

Neil & Ann Gollan                              Elgin

John & Sheila Grimmer                     Aberdeen

Hazel Henderson                                Portlethen

Gordon (George) & Colette Isaac      Aberdeen

Walter Johnstone                                Methven

Josie Kilgour                                      Edinburgh

David Kennedy                                    Somerset

David & Vicky Lees                            St Andrews

David & Flora Mitchell                     Peterculter

Jimmy & Margaret Mortimer             Aberdeen

Bill & Pearl Murdoch                        Comrie

Morag Murdoch                                  Aberdeen

Hector & Jean Mackenzie                  Kemney

John & Monica Mackenzie                Menstrie

Mike & Marcia Ross                           Brentwood

Clive & Caroline Roberson               Southsea

Joan Scott (Sutherland)                    Aberdeen

Duncan  & Margaret Scott               Aberdeen

Dennis & Fairly Sharp                      Braemar

Gordon & Yfke Simpson &                     

daughter  Cathy                                 Aberdeen

Bob & Jessie Simpson                        Glasgow

Dick & Dolly Simpson                       Aberdeen

Donald & Monica Stevens                 Edinburgh

Jan Tracy                                            Aberdeen

Dick Tully & daughter Elizabeth      Aberdeen

Jimmy Wright                                     Insch

Charles & Margaret Will                     Ashford

Michael & Ray Whear                        Cambridge

Aberdeen Reunion 2002 Pictures

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Gordon Simpson with Mike Ross in the foreground

Walter Johnson ex Assam, Moreland Campbell, John Mackenzie, both ex Dooars & Assam and Jean Campbell

Jennifer Dunn ex Assam greeting Clive Roberson ex Assam & Dooars with Helen Ferries ex Assam & Malawi looking on

Jennifer Dunn, Helen Ferries, Clive & Caroline Roberson

Michael Whear, Margaret & Charles Will, & Ray Whear all ex Calcuttaand Monica Stevens ex Bangladesh & Assam

Ailsa Anderson, Flora Mitchell, and Jean Mackenzie all ex Assam

Walter Johnson, Fairlie Sharp & Monica Stevens

Lorna Ross, Duncan Allan, ex Assam & Calcutta, and Bill Murdoch

Claire Cheetham, David Kennedy, David Mitchell, Colin Coutts all ex Assam and John Grimmer ex Dooars

Marcia Ross, Hector Mackenzie, and Mike Ross all ex Assam

Dick Simpson, Monica Mackenzie, both ex Dooars & Assam, Sheila Grimmer ex Dooars,& Dolly Simpson ex Dooars & Assam

Alison Bruce & Elizabeth Tully

Duncan & Margaret Scott ex Assam

Monica Stevens & Charles Will

Duncan Allan& Ray Whear with Sushil Kuara, Jean Campbell, Dennis & Fairlie Sharp, Moreland Campbell, Helen Ferries,Walter Johnson,& Margaret Donald, in the background

Margaret Will & Donald Stevens

Alison Allan & Michael Whear

Jean Gilchrist ex Assam & Cathy Simpson

Jean & Hector Mackenzie

Norman Gerrish & Dolly Simpson ex Dooars

Alistair Bruce & Gordon (George) Isaac

Clive Roberson, and Jean Gilchrist

Gordon and Yfke Simpson

Lorna Ross & Josie Kilgour ex Assam

Jimmy and Lorna Ross ex Assam

John & Sheila Grimmer

Bruce Campbell, Cathy Campbell,ex Dooars Alf & Claire Cheetham ex Dooars with Sushil Kuara looking on

Ailsa Anderson, Ian Davidson & Flora Mitchell

Dick Tully ex Dooars

Cathy Campbell

Colin & Betty Coutts ex Assam

David Kennedy, Betty Coutts, & Josie Kilgour

Dick Simpson & Ann Gerresh

Peter Hill, Lawrie Plantations & Pearl Murdoch ex Bangladesh

Jessie Simpson & Lilian Davidson ex Assam

John Mackenzie, Dolly Simpson,Jean Gilchrist,Dick Simpson, Monica & Donald Stevens

Claire and Alf Cheetham studying the book of the Koi Hai website available to those who are not on the internet

Yfke Simpson & David Kilgour ex Assam

Margaret Donald

Jimmy Ross, Colette Isaac, and Lorna Ross

David Mitchell & Mike Ross

Cathy Simpson, Margaret Donald, & Yfke Simpson

Helen Ferries, Walter Johnson, & Margaret Donald

Jimmy & Margaret Mortimer, ex Cachar & Assam with Hilda Mackenzie a guest

Jean Campbell, Dennis & Fairlie Sharp & Moreland Campbell

Margaret Mortimer with Jimmy Mortimer behind, Jessie Simpson,Hector Mackenzie, & Charles Will

Colette Isaac, Gordon Simpson, Margaret Donald

Walter Johnson, Jean Gilchrist, with Alison Allan behind

Jimmy Mortimer, Monica & Donald Stevens, & Margaret Mortimer

Yfke Simpson showing Donald Stevens & Jean Gilchrist the painting presented to her on behalf of all those present