LUCS team mourn death of stalwart

Colin galloway of lucs at canal bridge, linlithgow.
Colin galloway of lucs at canal bridge, linlithgow.

One of Linlithgow’s best known faces sadly passed away last Sunday.

Colin Galloway (71) was known for his enthusiasm in the town and in recent years for his exemplary work volunteering as part of the Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS).

300413 Colin galloway of lucs at canal bridge, linlithgow.

300413 Colin galloway of lucs at canal bridge, linlithgow.

LUCS chairman Mike Smith said: “Colin was involved with the society since the 1970s, and he was always one of our prime movers. He always provided enthusiasm and was full of ideas.

‘‘Never a boat went past that he didn’t greet and he will be hugely missed. I cannot imagine how we will fill the gap. He carried the energy of three men and put us all to shame.”

Linithgow councillor Tom Kerr also has fond memories of working with Colin, adding: “He will be very sadly missed. The amount of work that he put in as a volunteer was incredible.

‘‘A happy memory of Colin was how he always used to accumulate things for the Canal Centre - it became a standing joke, that if you were throwing anything out, he would take it.”

Colin was also an active member of Linlithgow’s town management group (TMG). TMG chairman Tom Conn said: “This will be a sad loss to the TMG. When Colin picked up an issue he didn’t let it go, and we will miss his sense of humour which often brought meetings to a halt.”

Colin is survived by wife, Joy, sons Martin and Douglas, and their families.

The funeral will be held at Falkirk crematorium (today (Friday) at 11am.