Monday, January 21, 2013

Death of our Chairman, David Rudram

I regret to report that our Chairman, David Rudram, died on 9th January after a short illness. 

We will all feel his loss, both personally as a friend but also as a leader who did a lot for the Society. 
He joined the Society in 2005, joined our managing Council in 2007 and became Chairman in 2009. 

He was involved in almost all aspects of the Society's work, in fundraising, organising events, looking at premises, recording gravestone inscriptions (especially most of the work on West Linton churchyard), drawing maps, creating pages for the website, writing articles for our website blog and Kith and Kin, transcribing poor law records, as well as chairing the Society. 

He spent a lot of time recently on creating a new constitution for the Society to allow us to take on new commitments. 
Somehow, he also found time to help Robert Smail's Printing Works, Melrose Rugby Club, Tweeddale Community Transport, as well as researching his own and other people's family history. 
We will miss him.

There's a Service of Thanksgiving today at 2.30pm at Innerleithen Parish Church but due to the very snowy weather, I suspect there will be people unlikely to make it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just heard the sad news, such a shock. You will indeed miss him as we will at the SAFHS Meetings. Deepest Condolences from Guild of One Name Studies - Scotland-South Regional Representative Lorna Kinnaird

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