The club are deeply saddened to learn the news that Rovers Vice-President, Dr Milton Jeffries, passed away this week, aged 89.
The Doc, as he was fondly known around Ewood Park, was introduced to the club in the early 1970s and joined the Board in 1975.
He served under esteemed Chairmen Bill Bancroft, Derek Keighley, David Brown and Bill Fox, and fulfilled a variety of roles including attending supporters meetings, offering advice on managerial appointments, driving the Reserve team bus and even painting the old Riverside Stand!
A popular and welcoming figure in the Boardroom, Dr Jeffries served on the Board until 1986, but remained close to the club, often watching the Reserve and youth teams coming through the ranks in the early 1990s.
A personal friend of Jack Walker, Dr Jeffries was made a Vice-President to mark his services to the club and regularly attended games at Ewood Park with his wife Margaret up until a couple of years ago.
The Rovers tradition within the family remains strong, with Dr Jeffries’ children and grandchildren remaining avid fans today.
The thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family and friends at this sad time.