According to a Motherwell news page, it’s been announced that Jon Doc of the “Jon Doc Trio” has passed away. Blantyre folk may remember the popular band that played often in Hastie’s Farm at Victoria Street in Blantyre during the 1960’s and early 70s. Jon Doc played at Hastie’s from Wednesday to Sundays, and on some of these evenings there was dancing. The trio were Jon Doc, Bryce Sloan and John Healy.
Jon Doc was an accomplished entertainer throughout his life and will be deeply missed. He was talked about often on Blantyre Project, fondly remembered as a kind, popular and talented individual.
His daughter Claire mentioned on another page, “Thank you everyone for your kind words and prayers. We are all devastated our dad has passed but we have so many wonderful memories. My dad was a very humble man and had many opportunities to make it to the big time but his family meant more. As true legend and true gentleman. No funeral arrangements will be announced as dad wanted a private funeral.”
Our sympathies go out to all his family at this sad time.