A sad day for sure - not only for the Rae family but for Morton. And a day to focus purely on the positive and leave all sorts of other postulations for another time.
What is undeniable is that this man had a huge passion for our club, invested heavily in it, and was core to its survival when we needed him most. He was, above all, a Morton supporter.
He has a family that has continued that passion so far, and he should be rightly remembered fondly today by all Morton supporters.
My over riding enjoyable Dougie moment was when he was being launched up in the air by the players at Starks Park when we had secured promotion out of the second division.
There was a super half hour of togetherness with the players, management, board and supporters that lives long in my memory. A spontaneous, "you had to be there" kind of moment.
My deep sympathies go to Crawford and the extended family - with deep thanks for everything your father did for my club over many many years.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam agus codlamh samh Dougie.