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With great sadness in my heart I post this notice for all members of our Society.
I have to bring you the sad news that our Society President, John MacRae-Hall, has passed away. He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, along with several orthopedic problems, and had been in declining health for more than a year. He was always cheerful and optimistic, but in the end it all overcame him.
As of now, the family plan a private cremation with a memorial service to be held in March and a second memorial service sometime after that in Wales, in the chapel where he and Babs were married 57 years ago
John was a unique individual. He led a very active life, full of adventure. Early on, he was an apprentice race car driver; he was a career officer in the Royal Air Force, retiring as a Group Captain (the equivalent of the American rank of Colonel), after being seconded to the U.S. Air Force, where he consulted in the development of the C-5A cargo aircraft. Subsequently he flew for Eastern Air Lines and was, in semi-retirement, as he described it, “sexton of a green cemetery,” namely the Ramsey Creek Preserve in South Carolina. Even within the last year he was driving a shuttle bus over bad, semi-mountainous roads, for a whitewater rafting company.
All those who knew him will miss him and his active spirit.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at
PO Box 404
Westminster, SC 29693
Editor, Sgurr Uaran
SEASON'S GREETINGS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
TO ALL THE MACRAE'S AND THEIR FAMILIES!
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