Death of Gavin Reekie

Gavin Reekie
Gavin Reekie

GAVIN J. REEKIE

Mr Reekie had worked with the Reekie Group since 1972, taking over as chairman from his father Gavin snr., who also passed away this year.

Born in Three Bridges, West Sussex, he was educated at Bell Baxter High School before studying at Dundee College of Technology where he gained a BSc in mechanical engineering.

As a speedy rugby winger he was part of a successful school side and as a member of the Howe of Fife 1st XV.

In later years he participated in a number of full and half marathons.

He was a very active member of the Rotary Club of Cupar, as a past president and extension officer, he established the new Rotary Club of Howe of Fife 25 years ago.

Three years ago he was awarded the Paul Harris Award for services to Rotary.

Mr Reekie was also very active in the local Chamber of Commerce, taking on the role of chairman and working to further the opportunities for the local business community.

He was a very fit and active person never without a hobby or pastime he enjoyed sailing, firstly around the Tay and east coast before moving to the west coast, and always delighted in bringing someone on board for their first time.

Two years after his retirement from the family business in 2003 he moved down to Woodbridge, Suffolk.

There he once again became immersed in Rotary, joined the RSPB and continued cycling having taken this up in Fife.

It was on a Sunday morning cycling run four years ago he was involved in a road traffic accident.

While never fully recovering, it is a mark of his fitness and inner resolve together with the care and support of his wife Susan that he fought bravely to overcome his considerable injuries from which his untimely death occurred on September 26.

Mr Reekie is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Elizabeth and Grandson Finlay.

A ‘Gathering of Remembrance’ will be held in The Lounge, Cupar Old Parish Centre, on Friday, October 28, at 12.30pm to which all friends and family are invited.