Obituary - Bill Keillor
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Bill Keillor, a founding partner of the KLM Partnership.
Bill started his long career as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor as an apprentice quantity surveyor with W J R Christie and Partners, qualifying in 1964. During that time he met his future business partner, George Martin.
In 1969 he and George formed the Practice of Martin + Keillor and the business grew during the 1970s and 80s with offices in Broughty Ferry, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. In the 1990s, the Practice merged with a Glasgow practice and became known as the Keillor Laurie Martin Partnership (KLM).
He was one of life’s gentlemen. Bill was a great team player. Leadership came naturally to Bill. He encouraged everyone in the Practice to be team players, and to think out of the box. He had a keen interest in staff development and was a great encourager to staff to become lifelong learners.
Bill was a president of Dundee and Tayside Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1998/99 and in his retirement was an active board member of Dovetail Enterprises, the Fleming Trust and the Agnes Smith Trust.
He played hockey for Morgan Academy FP Club and was proud to be part of the team which won the inaugural Scottish Cup in 1963. Bill’s association with Morgan FP lasted throughout his life and his hockey friends meant a great deal to him. He also enjoyed skiing, sailing, curling, golfing and cycling.
Bill was actively involved in many aspects of community life in Kirriemuir and served on the committees for the Scout Group, Westmuir Hall and Thrums Walkers.
Latterly he was a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Kirriemuir.
Even though Bill has been retired from the Practice for a number of years, he always maintained a keen interest in the Practice and was always looking out for new opportunities for us.
He will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife, Isobel, three sons and nine grandchildren.
This picture was taken at Bill’s retirement evening.