George Mackie Obituary

George Mackie

George Mackie


George Mackie was brought up in a house that always had Canaries of some type He started to show Borders with his father and they showed as P & G Mackie of Shotts although his father had a soft spot for the Fife however George was 100% Border man he was a very outgoing person with options that did not please everyone he thrived on that.

Through the years George always attended the Shows and Club meetings these meetings could draw up to 75 members and when the position of Secretary/Treasurer became vacant George was elected and served the position for several years.

George worked hard for the fancy and saw the membership of the BFCC reach 1200 His greatest achievement was the organising and the running of the BFCC 100th anniversary show and Gala Dinner which was held in 1990 with over 250 members from all part of the UK attending in Bathgate a decision was made that this would not be an annual thing due to the success of the night I am sure that those reading this that were there will agree it was a fantastic Show and Dinner

Outside the canary world George was a Painter & Decorator to trade working with Crudens Homes where he was in charge of the Painting & Decorators in various site in Scotland. Away from work he become interested in the Masonic Movement and became WM of the Fauldhouse Lodge.

George was married to Alice and they had 2 children Peter and Lesley our thoughts are with his children at this sad time.

Ian Anderson
Border Fancy Canary Club