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Girvan McKay RIP - Midlands Astronomy Club

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5 months 5 days ago #112222 by Seanie_Morris
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RIP Girvan McKay: It is with deep sadness and regret that Midlands Astronomy Club wishes to advise of the passing of Girvan McKay, former Chairperson and long-standing member of our club.
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There are many friends here that will remember meeting Girvan at a club meeting, or at the Irish Astrofest and Cosmos Star Parties over the years. He was a retired Presbyterian minister, a fond lover of languages including Esperanto, Gaelic, Portuguese, Irish and Latin, and was an accomplished author. His club lectures on our yearly calendar were never normal! Indeed, when his name popped up on the roster you could almost be sure it was something to do with communication, alien languages, and even the potential diversity of life away from Earth.
He is survived by his wife Maire (also a former Chairperson and long-standing member of our club), and their children. Funeral details to follow.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.
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5 months 5 days ago #112224 by Seanie_Morris
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Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #112236 by michaeloconnell
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Sorry to read this news.
Girvan was certainly a character with a wide range of knowledge.
May he rest in peace.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #112254 by JohnONeill
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Girvan also had a wide range of local history knowledge. A real gentleman.

Condolences to Maire.

John & Sara

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