Heart­break for fam­ily of crash vic­tim Camp­bell

Lov­ing trib­utes to grandad, 82

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

The fam­ily of an 82-yearold pen­sioner who died af­ter be­ing struck by a mo­tor­bike say he will be for­ever in their hearts.

Pop­u­lar Camp­bell McLuckie was hit by the mo­tor­bike, driven by a 25-year-old man, while on his mo­bil­ity scooter in Main Street, Cam­bus­lang, near the junc­tion with Green­lees Road.

He was taken by am­bu­lance to Hairmyres Hospi­tal in East Kil­bride but died 11 days later from his in­juries.

His daugh­ter Linda McLuckie told the Re­former he would be for­ever in their hearts.

She said: “He was 82 but very much had the mind of a 25-yearold. He was very sprightly.

“He had a good sense of hu­mour and lived life to the full. He was a much loved hus­band, fa­ther and papa to the grand­chil­dren.

“He was a very lov­ing grand­fa­ther. Even at his age he would get down and play with the kids. He was very mis­chievous. He would give them choco­late when we had them all nice and clean.

“He was al­ways will­ing to help and he al­ways made time for peo­ple.”

A fa­ther of seven, Camp­bell lived with his wife Re­becca, 73, in Sherry Heights and was a well known fig­ure on Cam­bus­lang Main Street.

He ac­quired a scooter eight years ago and could be seen on it around Cam­bus­lang ev­ery day.

His PAPA regis­tra­tion on the scooter also meant he was recog­nised wher­ever he went.

“He was very in­de­pen­dent so the scooter gave him a life­line,” Linda said. “He was out in it ev­ery day.

“He was a driver be­fore so it was a great way for him to get out in the fresh air.”

Born in New­ton, Camp­bell at­tended New­ton Pri­mary School

be­fore at­tend­ing Gate­side High School and went on to work as a crane op­er­a­tor for Red­path En­gi­neer­ing Ltd.

He was a tal­ented pool player as well as play­ing in lo­cal darts and domi­noes teams, pick­ing up a num­ber of tro­phies along the way.

His fu­neral takes place to­day (Wed­nes­day) at South La­nark­shire Cre­ma­to­rium.

Camp­bell was struck on July 9 and died on Wed­nes­day, July 20.

A re­port has been sent to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal.

Linda added: “Our dad was one of the best men in Cam­bus­lang. He was a lov­ing fam­ily man who was taken too soon. He will al­ways be in our hearts.”

Pop­u­lar Camp­bell McLuckie

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