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Sub-editor who spent 46 years with publisher dies aged 86

Ron WoodA sub-editor who served a regional publisher for four decades has died aged 86.

Ron Wood worked for both magazines and newspapers at DC Thomson between 1962 and 2008.

In addition, he was also known for his weekly Angling Diary in the Dundee Evening Telegraph.

The column ran from 1982 to 2008.

Dundee-born Ron, pictured, began his career at DC Thomson in the fiction department before working on several women’s magazines including Secrets, My Weekly and Family Star.

He moved to national general-interest newspaper the Weekly News in 1969, progressing through the ranks to become one of the sub-editors.

Ron also held titles including cartoon editor, record reviewer and the man in charge of Ask Sue and Top Tips.

Away from jornalism, he was also a keen golfer and a member of the Press Golf Club.

Ron, who died on 13 January, was married to Dorothy from 1959 until her death last year.

He is survived by his daughters Rosslynne Forbes and Lesley McKendrick, grandsons Jordan and Adam, and great-granddaughters Amber and Hazel.