Everyone at Oban Celtic was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of the club’s most avid supporters and volunteers, June Pearson.

June and her late husband Jim, a former Oban Celtic player, always followed the club’s fortunes, travelling the length and breadth of the country either in the team bus or with other supporters to cheer the side on. They were well-known at away grounds, especially at Tighnabruaich and Newtonmore.

Originally from Dunoon, June came to Oban in the 1960s when her father was posted there with the police.

June volunteered for Oban Celtic for over 60 years and her contribution was recognised by the club in 2021 on International Women’s Day. Oban Celtic said at the time: “There are few who are so dedicated to one club, giving their time so generously and seeking no reward. Our sport needs more people like June.”

June helped run the Oban Celtic Supporters Club which ran the Oban Celtic player of the year awards and fund-raising events such as whist drives and sales of work.

Her contribution was vast as June had a spell washing the Oban Celtic strips after every game, taking the gate money at home games and, with her sister Ann, she helped with the teas at half-time.

June was also a member of the Macaulay Association for many, many years, and she would join her friend Mary MacInnes as a volunteer on the Mossfield Gate at Macaulay Cup finals.