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Former Grampian-Houston Association Chairman Bob Davidson, of Banchory,  died on 9 June, 2018, at the age of 89.

He was responsible, along with Mary Metz, of the Houston/Grampian Association, for establishing the annual student nursing exchange between Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and Houston Baptist University in 1995.

Bob and his wife Margaret, who died in December, 2017, joined the Grampian-Houston Association after their elder son Bruce gained a golfing scholarship at St Thomas’s University, Houston in the 1980s.

Bruce, a former Director of Golf at the River Oaks Country Club, Houston, paid tribute to his father as “a perfect gentleman” at his funeral service.

Bob served twice as Chairman of the Grampian-Houston Association – a total of four years – and he and his wife took part in several exchange visits to Houston.  He was a member of the GHA Board for many years and made an Honorary Member of the Association in recognition of his contribution to the Sister City relationship.

A master painter and decorator, who held a Royal Warrant in respect of Balmoral Castle, and a Past President of the Scottish  Decorators’ Federation, Bob is survived by two sons – Bruce, who is now co-director of golf at the new Congaree golf course developed  in South Carolina by two Texan billionaires,   and Cameron, who lives in Australia.

June, 2018