Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser 14 May 1859
In our obituary today many will regret to observe the name of Mr Gunn of Shandon Bank, for a considerable period extensively engaged in business in this city, and who for a number of years has lived in retirement on his property at Shandon Bank, on the Gareloch, near Helensburgh, on the results of his successful industry.
For several years he has been afflicted with an internal complaint, and some three or four weeks ago came to Glasgow to try what the best medical skill could do for him, as his country residence is at considerable distance from that of any practitioner. His disease, however, baffled th best skill and most unwearied care, and on Sabbath last he sunk under the disease.
For many years we have had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and have always found him faithful, warm-hearted, and considerate friend. During his long life he was remarkable for his strict attention to religious duties, and though unable during his last hours to articulate, he was able to give evidence that his end was peace.
Greenock Advertiser 10 May 1859
At Buccleuch Street, Glasgow, on the 8th instant, Mr William Gunn, of Shandon Bank, aged 76.