Pilmar Smith, former Hearts vice chairman, dies at East Lothian home

Pilmar Smith, the former Hearts director and vice chairman, has sadly passed away at his East Lothian home. He was 87.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 2:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 8:54 pm
12.01.10 Pilmar Smith at Gordon's Trattoria, Royal Mile. Pic: Neil Hanna
12.01.10 Pilmar Smith at Gordon's Trattoria, Royal Mile. Pic: Neil Hanna

Smith, who also served as chairman of Lothian Buses, was a Labour stalwart and chairman of the party’s East Lothian constituency.

Former Hearts chairman George Foulkes, a close friend of Mr Smith, revealed the sad news on social media this afternoon.

In a Facebook post he wrote: “Really devastated to hear from his loving niece, Lesley Croan, that my good friend, Hearts legend and Labour stalwart, Pilmar Smith, passed away at his home in North Berwick earlier today. 
“His contribution to Heart of Midlothian was massive and he was a friend to so many of the Hearts players right up to the present day. 
“He was Chair of East Lothian constiuency Labour party and known to so many of the leaderhip of the party over the years. He will be really greatly missed by so many people whose lives he touched.”

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HEARTS DIRECTORS L TO R DOUGLAS PARK, WALLACE MERCER AND PILMAR SMITH

Several of Mr Foulkes’ Twitter followers have also responded with messages of sympathy following the news.

Many described Mr Smith as a “great guy” and a “proper gentleman.”

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