21.07.1946 – 21.10.2007
May I, through the paper he read avidly until last week, announce the death of my dear husband Colin C McKay.
Colin worked in construction for nearly 40 years mostly in the Middle East and Far East until ill health forced his early retirement in 1999.
He approached his illness in the way he tackled the most difficult problems at work, with quiet determination and great good humour.
After a long spell in hospital, where everything was attempted to relieve his suffering, he died peacefully at home in Edinburgh on the 21st of October aged 61.
Owing to the length and severity of his illness, Colin was housebound for the last few years. He had lost touch with most colleagues and workmates, who are scattered over the globe.
But if any of them read this, I would like them to know he remembered them all with affection, and the memories he had were treasured. Memories of comradeship and laughter, sometimes in very difficult conditions, and always recalled with a wry smile and a chuckle.
He spent his working life doing a job he loved with people from all round the world, and it was something he felt hugely privileged to have been able to do.