John MacEachan, Oban
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.