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Former Player & Lifelong Fan Jack Nimmo Ashes Scattered at NDP

David John Nimmo (Known as Jack) was a former player, a World War II Veteran & life-long supporter of Accies is finally laid to rest today as his family scattered his ashes at New Douglas Park.

The Nimmo family alongside Brian Rice & chief executive Colin McGowan got to say their final goodbye to 97-year-old Jack who loved the club dearly. Mr Nimmo was an avid season ticket holder and attended Accies matches until he was 90 were unfortunately due to ill-health he had to give up his beloved seat.

Speaking to the clubs website his granddaughter Fiona said: “He was a very enthusiastic Accies supporter, he absolutely loved this football club. The social aspect of going to the pub before the match then making his way down to Douglas Park was the highlight of his week.”

“He got a signed top on his 90th birthday by the squad which turned into his prize possession. He was heartbroken when he could no longer attend the matches, Accies meant everything to my Papa.”

His daughter June added: “He will absolutely love the fact his ashes are now between Douglas Park & New Douglas Park. We were delighted the club allowed us permission to do this and I’m sure he will now be watching the Accies like the good old times.”

Mr Nimmo was awarded the Burma Star for his services during the Burma Campaign between 1941 – 1945.

Club historian Scott Struthers also paid tribute: “I can recall having many chats with Jack over the years, I sold him his season tickets almost every year. He would attend first-team & reserve games and i’m quite sure he is the last of our fans to attend our  1935 Scottish Cup Final.”

Jack Nimmo forever an Accie.


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