Obituary - Alexander Frew

Members of the PROBUS Club of Allander are mourning the sad loss of their secretary, Alexander Frew, who died in August this year.

Born on November 30 in 1932, Alex’s first job, at the age of 15, was as an apprentice motor mechanic in his home town of Stirling.

He then joined the Coal Board as an electrical technician in the coal mines and worked there until he joined the SSEB in 1963.

He studied with the Electricity Board and gained qualifications that enabled him ultimately to be promoted to Principal Engineer with the Transmission Group. He retired in 1993.

Alex gave a great deal to the community, being: Master of Works for Abbeyfield Care Home, on the superannuation and social/recreation committees for Scottish Power, a church elder at New Kilpatrick and a member of Bearsden Bowling Club.

Alex was President of the PROBUS Club of Allander from 1999 until 2000.

He was Honorary Secretary from 2002 until his death on August 7.

The club was founded in 1982 as a place where retired professionals and businessmen from Milngavie and Bearsden can meet in Milngavie Lesser Town Hall, for talks every fortnight, alternating with coffee mornings.

Alex was a staunch enthusiast for the club and devoted a great deal of energy to its well-being. Members have many fond memories of his good humour and outstanding organisational abilities that kept the membership in a very healthy state.

Alex will be remembered for his enthusiasm for life and his many interests including classical music and jazz.

He was a great family man and is survived by his wife, Norma, two sons David and Graham, six grand-children and two great grand-children.