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Councillor was Grampian-
He had been a strong supporter of the Association since its inception in 1979 and attended his last GHA Board meeting a week before suffering a fatal heart attack.
Councillor Porter, a corporate finance consultant, and his wife Evelyn paid their last exchange visit to the City of Houston in 1997 and he donated the John Porter Trophy which is awarded to the winning lady golfer in the annual GHA golf tournament.
Since 1978 John had given unbroken service as an elected member of the former Grampian Regional Council and then Aberdeen City Council. On 3 May 2007 he was re-
The many tributes paid to the man and his public service demonstrated the warmth and affection in which he was held in the community even by those who did not share his political convictions. Examples included:
“John was a gentleman with a sense of drive, humility and humour. There are few like him in politics and he will be sorely missed” – Aberdeen Evening Express
“He was one of that rare breed able to draw a clear line between the cut and thrust of party political debate and personal friendships. One of his great friends was the former Labour leader of Grampian Regional Council, Bob Middleton, who also died prematurely five years ago. The good-
“John Porter formed part of the very fabric of Aberdeen. He personified old-
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