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Samuel McQuiston – 26.06.1929 – 16.01.2016

January 2016

It was with deep regret that the directors and staff of William Coates Ltd. (formerly Weir & McQuiston Ltd.) learned of the death of Sammy McQuiston the company’s former joint managing director and joint owner.

Shortly after the foundation of the company by the late Billy Weir Sammy joined and thus created the formidable partnership of Weir & McQuiston in 1961.

From those early days until his retirement in 1990 Sammy played a huge part in building the foundation for today’s extensive organisation and brought great energy and expertise to the development of the company, something which still benefits those who work with us now because without Sammy’s input William Coates would not be the success story that it is.

For those of us who had the privilege to work with the man we will be forever grateful for the knowledge he shared and his wise counsel which still stands us in good stead.

To his family and friends we tender our deepest sympathy and whilst their loss is the greatest be assured we share that loss too. With the passing of Billy Weir some years ago the passing now of Sammy McQuiston brings to an end the last ties to our foundation and our founding fathers.

Paul Weir

Company Chairman

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