Heartbreak for family of crash victim Campbell
Loving tributes to grandad, 82
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