Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ category


May 6th, 2017

Mrs Betty Lowe BEM

Betty Lowe was involved in many of the social aspects of the life of Carnoustie Panbride. She was Flower Convener and enthusiastically embraced the Harvest themes which started in 1990. She was also the Convener of the Social Committee and it was Betty who arranged the first Ceilidhs held in the new Panbride Hall, bringing people together for entertaining evenings with Dance Bands, Ron Gonella and many more. When she was no longer able to attend Sunday services she came along to the monthly services in Condor Court and latterly to the afternoon Communion services in the Panbride Hall, where she enjoyed chatting to others over a cup of tea. Her death at the age of 98 is a sore loss to her family, but also to her wider family in Carnoustie and the Church.

Mr Syd Robb

The death of Syd Robb came less than 10 months after the death of his wife Ena. Syd had been ordained an Elder in Carnoustie Panbride on 13th January 1980 and was presented with a Long Service Certificate signed by the Moderator of the General Assembly in 2014. During these years he served as a District Elder and also as Session Clerk for 6 years. He rang the Church bell on a Sunday morning until relatively recently and for the last 15 or so years, made sure the Communion Silver was collected from the bank and ready for Communion Services. He was also involved in the local community through the Gala Committee. We extend our sympathy to Olive, Kevin and Karen and other family members at this time, remembering all that he did for his family, his church family and in the wider community.

Mr Lindsay Martin

The sudden death of Lindsay Martin came as a great shock to his family and his many friends. There can be very few families in Carnoustie who have not experienced the kindness and professionalism Lindsay displayed at times of bereavement. It was testimony to this that Carnoustie Church was full to overflowing with more than 650 people for his funeral service in January. Dougal Edwards, Kevin Golden and I were privileged to be invited by Lindsay’s family to lead his funeral service. The service to the community which Lindsay established will continue through his family and other members of the firm and the same high standards which Lindsay held, will also continue. We have all lost a valued and loyal friend, and we extend our sympathy to his wife Norma, Nikki and Duncan and their families.