John MacEachan, Oban

The Oban Times - - Sport -

John MacEachan, one of the best-known fig­ures in the Oban com­mu­nity and shinty cir­cles in Ar­gyll, died on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 12.

John, who was in his late 60s, re­tired around three years ago af­ter a dis­tin­guished ca­reer in the build­ing in­dus­try as sales di­rec­tor with Key­line and then Bur­dens.

He was a man with a keen in­ter­est in a va­ri­ety of sports. Foot­ball, rugby, shinty and golf were the ones which took up most of his time and his com­mit­ment to all four knew no bounds, both as a par­tic­i­pant and a sup­porter through his many fund-rais­ing and other ef­forts.

The lo­cal rugby club, the Macau­lay As­so­ci­a­tion, Oban Celtic Shinty Club and Glen­cruit­ten Golf Club will feel his pass­ing im­mensely.

Sadly, he fi­nally suc­cumbed to the ill­ness which had slowed him down for the last nine months and he will be sorely missed by many peo­ple, com­mu­ni­ties and in­ter­ests.

For all his bat­tle with ill­ness, he still man­aged to at­tend events of in­ter­est in­clud­ing the 2016 Ca­manachd Cup Fi­nal be­tween Oban Ca­manachd and New­ton­more.

The sym­pa­thy of the whole shinty com­mu­nity is ex­tended to Mar­i­anne, their fam­ily of four sons and a daugh­ter, and John’s fam­ily.

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