A popular Aberdeen referee has been remembered as a “true community stalwart”.
Joseph Treasurer, who lived in the city centre, passed away aged 79 this month.
He was a well-known figure in football circles in the north-east for his work as a referee.
His granddaughter Rachel Malcolm, 29, paid tribute to him.
She said: “My grandad gave so much service to the refereeing community. He was amazing.
“He had refereed different clubs in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire from April 1954 until 2015 when he was 77.
“He was also part of the Aberdeenshire and District Football Association and at one point he refereed Aberdeen under-21s.”
In 2014, when he was 76 years old, Joseph, known as Joe in football circles, was selected to run with the Queen’s baton for the Commonwealth Games.
Rachel said: “He won the bid to carry the baton because of his contribution to football in the north-east.
“It really was his life – my poor grandma had to put up with it.
“Twenty one years ago, he had a stroke and even after that when he got better he went back to his football.”
In 1960 Joseph married Catherine Treasurer, who is 76, after they met each other at a dance at the St Katherine’s Club.
At the age of 57, Joseph, who lived in Seamount Court and worked as a postman, gained a degree in history and social sciences from Aberdeen University.
On top of his referee work, Joseph was also an active member of the Aberdeen Diocesan Choir at St Mary’s Cathedral and helped out with the Territorial Army Cadets in Bucksburn.
Rachel said: “He was a true community stalwart and always wanted to help people. We were so proud of him and he meant a lot to so many people.”
Joseph’s funeral will take place tomorrow at 1pm at Our Lady of Aberdeen RC Church in Kincorth.
The family request no flowers, but any donations made will go towards the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research.