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In Memorium - Ian Greig

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: In Memorium - Ian Greig Reply with quote

It is with profound sadness that we must record the passing of Ian Greig peacefully, at home, on the 25th October after a long and hard fought battle with cancer.
We wish to express our sincere condolences to Anne, his wife, to Neil and Sue (brother and sister) and to Craig and Bruce (stepsons) on their sad loss.

Ian was a well known and respected member of the modelling fraternity in Scotland and was one of two founders of the Scottish Federation of Model Boat Clubs and served as its Secretary (1983), Chairman and latterly as its President from the mid 1990's until he retired from that post in 2005.
He was a leading member of the Edinburgh Model Boat Club (Secretary and latterly President) until he and his wife moved to St. Boswell's upon his retirement, whereupon he also joined the Borders Model Boat Club.
He continued his active involvement in the Scottish Federation and was a prime mover in the review and update of the Federation Constitution between 2009 and 2011 (No better person could be found since he compiled the original in 1982!).

His modelling skills were not confined to model boats ........ he frequently enlivened Club displays with his beautiful exact scale electric tram models - and real show stealers they were too.
In the boating world he was perhaps best known for his beautiful models of fishing boats and on many occasions he won prizes with them throughout Scotland, not only for their build quality but also for his sailing abilities.

He will be remembered by countless modellers for his calm and reasoned approach to problem solving and for the quality and simplicity of his advice. He was always prepared to help and advise and had the philosophy that knowledge was for sharing not hoarding and his advice was valued greatly by all. He was, without doubt, a first class mentor.

Ian will be most sadly missed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last time I met Ian, was at last years Fed AGM.

There was difficulty finding volunteers for Fed officials.
Some numpty said, "perhaps someone who is not here will volunteer", Ian replied, with his usual dry humour, "why do you think they are not here"!!

Eddie
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