Wed, Jul

The Passing of a Pal - Jimmy Miller RIP

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A couple of weeks past saw the passing of a true Hilton Glasgow legend and a good pal to a few of us on this site.

The diminutive Jimmy Miller was in all honesty a giant of a man. None who knew him ever saw him without a smile. The warmth of his genuine hospitality radiated from thousands of breakfast services over many, many years at one of Glasgow's biggest hotels.

For myself, @ian1964, @johnnyk, @Pete1984 and a few more of our Tranent pals, we met Jimmy ten years or so ago through pre-match drinks at the Neptune and quickly became good friends with him and his auld chum Ian. Right through dreadful times for our club, Jimmy kept all our spirits up with tales of his work at the hotel and which celebrity he'd 'looked after' that week. Rarely did you leave for Ibrox every other Saturday without sore ribs from laughing at the wee fella's tall tales!

Many other Rangers fans will also know Jimmy from the Neptune and his friendships with famous players past and present, including Sir Alex Ferguson who, in recent years, often invited Jimmy down to Old Trafford to reciprocate his hospitality.

Jimmy will be laid to rest at 12noon on Saturday 20th November at Daldowie Crematorium followed by a a meet up of friends and family at the Hilton Glasgow. All welcome!

We will miss him but hold only fond memories. Smile when you think of him.

All our thoughts at Gersnet are with his wife and family.