February 9, 1945
Mr. R. R. Turnbull, Hovedene, Dowhills-road, Blundellsands, former managing-director of Grayson, Rollo and Clover Docks Ltd, and Everton F.C, director died at a function at the Masonic Hall, Hope-Street, Liverpool last night. Mr. Turnbull had been installed in the chair at the consecration of the Perseverance Chapter. he was about to replay to a toast when he said, “Excuse me,” sat down, collapsed, and died.
The function was terminated immediately (Pilot). Mr. Turnbull joined the J.D. Installation Co. after leaving Graysons. He was co-opted to the Everton directorate in 1936, but retired on the formation of the Shareholders’ Association. He was elected to the board again in 1942 and attended the matches up to last Saturday. Mr. Turnbull leaves a widow and two sons, both in the Services.
(Evening Express: February 9, 1945)